CC Outtake: Plymouth Arrow Pickup – Plymouth Tries Something Out Of Character

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Chrysler eagerly got into the captive-import pickup game, via their Mitsubishi connection. And just as Dodge had to share the Colt line with Plymouth, to varying degrees, so did they also share Mitsubishi’s new compact truck. The result was the only post-war RWD Plymouth pickup, the Arrow. It was sold from 1979 through 1982, after which time only Dodge had it, as either a D50 or Ram 50. And after 1982, Mitsubishi sold it too here, as the Mighty Max. Not surprisingly, the Plymouth versions have become rather uncommon.

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Power came from Mitsubishi’s SOHC 2.0 and 2.6 fours, a family of engines that is generally considered quite rugged, although the 2.6 had some issues with its timing chain tensioner, if I remember right.

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I rather like all the varying shades this Arrow’s fading paint has turned. I also liked the styling of these, as if anyone really ever cared much for how these boxy trucks looked. But this was as nice as any of them. And wouldn’t it be fun to have a Plymouth pickup?