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Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: Dallas

Trucks rule Texas. ALL of Texas. And D-Town is big on diesels.

Oct 14, 2020
The "Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist" series began in March 2020 with a story about a 1994 Ford E-350 that served in former President Bill Clinton's motor pool. With this rundown on Dallas, Texas, we now have 13 stories covering our search for diesels being privately sold via Craigslist from coast to coast.
It's important to note that diesel-powered pickup trucks, while plentiful almost everywhere, are not the primary target of our searches. In an effort to have some fun with this project, we're looking for uncommon, unique, or even quirky diesel vehicles, equipment, parts, etc. However, there certainly are instances where the late-model pickups we're all familiar with receive their just desserts.
The diesel search for the Dallas area—which includes Fort Worth, Denton, etc.—was just as hearty as we anticipated it would be, with 450 listings running the gamut from big-rigs, pickups (sporting ginormous rancher-style bumpers), a lot of TDI Volkswagens, and old-school Mercedes-Benz sedans, and even diesel-powered machines.
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Work trucks definitely are in abundance, and we found a good selection of Texas rigs to show you. Report back to us and share details if you follow up on one of these examples. Be sure to let us know about cool diesel deals that you come across on Craigslist, too. Send info and a link to: dieselpower@motortrend.com.
 

1999 Peterbilt 362

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You don't see this type of setup anymore, like, ever. Its uniqueness (cabover, no sleeper, long wheelbase) and $8,500 price earned this Pete a spot in our collection. The information provided is minimal, and the photos aren't great, but the listing notes the truck is equipped with a 10-cylinder diesel engine and 10-speed manual gearbox, and a glorious 24-foot double frame that just isn't seen in today's big-rigs.

2004 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak

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Now, here's a dually to die for! Everything's big in Texas, and we think this bad boy gives proof to that ideal. It has a 6.6L Duramax and six-speed Allison powertrain (102,000 miles), but the seller says it is serviced regularly and always passes inspection. And the truck is also loaded with a custom leather/suede interior, booming stereo, train horn, and ice-cold air conditioning. $35,000 cash is expected if you want to make it yours.
 

2010 Ram 2500

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Here is a truck with a great example of one of the cattle-wrangler big front bumpers mentioned earlier. Although it's a really clean rig, the 6.7L Cummins and automatic transmission have 250,000 miles that we hope is "cared for" time. Hopefully, the $22,995 price—which also makes us think this is a dealership listing in the private seller category—can be negotiated to something significantly lower.
 

2015 Ford F-250

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So, you say you've always wanted to build a SEMA truck? Well, for $65,000, this loaded rig (which was featured in Truckin magazine back in 2017) can be yours. Naturally, there is a long, long list of bolt-on upgrades, fabricated parts, and custom touches (inside and outside) that comprise this bad boy. Check out the listing for details. A SEMA truck on Craigslist. That's cool.
 

1990 Harlo

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From the "different" department, how about a diesel-powered forklift for $9,900! It's advertised as a "rough-terrain" unit that's powered by a Cummins oil burner of unspecified displacement (probably 2 4BT). There also isn't much detail about the transmission (other than it being automatic), but that's OK. The forks have a lift height of 20 feet, making it perfect for raising pallets up high.

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