Pickup Throwback: NY Daily News Features 1978 Dodge Warlock

As part of its Bizarre Car of the Week segment, the New York Daily News recently did a piece on the Dodge Warlock. This Ram-based custom truck was a classic pickup to many, offering rugged durability and great styling. The throwback to the 1978 Dodge Warlock featured in the Manhattan-based national newspaper reminded people just how great Dodge really is.

According to the Daily News, the Warlock is one of the first factory performance pickups in the US, designed to be easily customizable. Under the hood, the truck came with a monstrous 7.2-liter V8 capable of producing 220 hp. Unfortunately, this iconic pickup is not very fuel-efficient, at least in today’s standards.

“Whether you’re a truck person or not, it’s hard to argue with a beautiful classic pickup, especially with a massive American V8 under the hood,” said Daily News automotive editor Brian Leon.

The Warlock was perhaps best known for its cool colors, as well as its oak-lined bed and side rails. Customers could choose from black, green, red, or orange, as well as gold pin striping and chrome trim. The classic 1978 Dodge Warlock is definitely a perfect example of Dodge quality, built for performance and durability.

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