Dakota convertible production was 2,842 in 1989; then 909 in 1990;
and another 8 in 1991. Here are the two remaining factory 1991's in 2015.
The black one is the 1 and ONLY Dakota convertible ever made with an 8 foot bed.
Notice the big difference in bed length in front of the gas cap door.
Here are the only 1991's that remain, the long bed is FOR SALE, 1 hour from Peoria, IL
The 1989-1990-1991 Dodge Dakota Convertible. This model Dakota is all factory. In 1988, Dodge made a contract with ASC (then American Sunroof Company, now American Specialty Cars) to manufacture the roadster pickups based on the new Dakota line. They came in two or four-wheel drive. The "Dakota roadster pickup" makes a great summer cruiser.
Dakota convertible! The first American convertible pickup since the Ford Model T, it featured a fixed roll bar and an uncomplicated manual top. There were 2,842 built that first year, another 909 in 1990 and only 8 in 1991. Total manufactured = 2,842 + 909 + 8 = 3759, then subtract 59 destroyed during testing.
In order to fulfill the Dodge Division's commitment to the American Sunroof Company, production of the "drop top" Dakota was extended into the 1991 model year. These models were equipped with the updated front fascia that all 1991's received. Production was extremely limited, with just 8 produced in total, making them the most rare Dodge made. No advertising was given to these 8 trucks, and they do not appear in sales literature. read more here 1 read more here 2 read more here 3