1952 Dodge Power Wagon Is Ready for Hardcore Off-Roading

Nowadays, all you see on off-road courses are Jeeps. Soon, they will be joined by armies of Broncos. But we wouldn’t mind seeing something like this 1952 Dodge Power Wagon going down the unbeaten path.
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Dodge introduced the Power Wagon back in 1945 not as an off-roader, but as an all-rounder medium-duty truck. Its arrival onto the American car scene came as a result of the successful deployment of the ¾-ton WC series on the world’s battlefields during the war years, and it was, of course, based on that.

Officially, production of the Power Wagon as a standalone model ended in 1980, but the moniker was revived back in 2005, and is now part of the Ram portfolio. However, this doesn’t make the original Wagons less appealing for the custom industry, which constantly keeps releasing new interpretations on the truck.

As part of our Chevrolet Month coverage in November, we’ve seen a couple of exciting Power Wagons that are now available for purchase. The one we have here, though, might just become the first truck of its kind to be sold in 2021 – that’s because it is part of the army of vehicles that will go under the hammer in January in Scottsdale, Arizona, in the hands of Barrett-Jackson.

This Power Wagon is an off-road-oriented conversion, animated by a drivetrain comprising a turbocharged 5.9-liter Cummings engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Coming to the world in Crew Cab guise, the truck is packed with the massive wheels uneven terrain usually requires, a winch up front that can be controlled from the comfort of the brown seats inside, and even an automated front windshield. The latter can be taken out of the way for a more natural experience when tackling whatever course.

The truck is selling with no reserve during the above-mentioned event, and Barrett-Jackson does not provide an estimate on how much it is expected to fetch.
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