Vintage Pickup Features Mopar® 345 Crate HEMI® Engine Kit
At this year’s 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada, this 1937 pickup truck powered by the Mopar® 345 Crate HEMI® Engine Kit debuted. It was brought to life as part of the Mopar brand’s partnership with Pennzoil Shell.
Built by Tommy Pike Customs, the vehicle features a distinctive Mopar Blue exterior, black running boards and a vintage Mopar logo on both doors. The custom chassis mounts to the modified truck body, with the door handles shaved off, a deleted bumper and tubed fenders to add clearance for the custom wheels, which are adorned with large Dodge center caps. The custom truck bed bottom features wood slats and is painted with the Pennzoil logo.
Inside, you’ll find modifications that include custom seats and a Mopar 80th anniversary logo dome light on the headliner.
Then there’s the powerplant. This ‘37 Dodge pickup sports the impressive 5.7-liter HEMI engine packed with 383 horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. of torque, thanks to assistance from the turnkey Mopar 345 Crate HEMI Engine Kit.
The Mopar Blue truck is a throwback to the brand’s 1937 birth year and 80th anniversary. From its humble origins as a producer of a single product, antifreeze, to the huge, global supplier it is today, times certainly have changed for the Mopar brand.
And it all came together perfectly to create a distinctive machine that turns heads and elicits much-deserved compliments wherever it goes and wherever it shows.