#FBF: Original Ram Trucks and Ram Trucks Today

June 20th, 2017 by

It’s #FBF  (Flash Back Friday) and we’re taking a look at the first Ram trucks and what Ram trucks are today. It is really cool to see how these pickups have grown.

First Ram Truck

Ram trucks have been built by Dodge since 1927. From 1927-1928 Dodge trucks were actually sold under the Graham name, but in 1929 the trucks started selling under the Dodge name and the first truck was a half-ton pickup available with three engine options. The engines included a Dodge six-cylinder engine that produced 63 horsepower, a more powerful six-cylinder Dodge engine that produced 78 horsepower and a Maxwell four-cylinder engine that produced only 45 horsepower. Can you imagine? The biggest and newest technology feature in 1929 was four wheel hydraulic brakes for safety.

Ram Truck Today

It wasn’t until 1981 when the name Ram came into the picture and the name was actually Dodge Ram and it wasn’t until 2010 when the Ram Truck brand became its own brand. Over the course of 70+ years of producing trucks the engines have significantly improved. The light duty Ram 1500 truck still has three engine options but they are much larger and more powerful than the original three.

The three engines available include the 3.6-liter V6, upgraded 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and the  3.0-liter V6 ecodiesel engine (late availability). Depending on the engine, a new Ram can produce between 240 and 395 horsepower. The technology for safety has way improved over the years and now includes electronic stability control, traction control, and option features like a backup camera and parking sensors. Oh, how Ram has grown!

Interested in a new Ram truck? Check out our inventory at University Dodge Ram here.

Photo source: Allpar

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