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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Phillips 'Li'l Red Express' Featured in Vintage Truck Magazine


September 11, 2019

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The late 1970s was a time of 8-track radios, CB radios, 55 mph interstate speed limits and the Dodge Li'l Red Express.

Owning one has been a passion of John Phillips since then.

He first got a close-up look at one when he and a friend stopped at a Dodge dealer in Grand Junction, Colo., in the summer of 1979. They didn't have the fee to test drive it, much less the purchase price, but convinced the salesman to let them test drive it.

That was then. Life moved on. He got married and became the owner/operator of the movie theater. But the young man's dream of owning a pickup with a blend of th...

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