Lifted 1950 Dodge Power Wagon Pricier Than Brand-New Porsche, Worth Every Cent

When it introduced the Power Wagon line shortly after the end of the World War, Dodge had no idea its military-truck-derived workhorse would become an appreciated item on the custom market 75 years later.
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The Power Wagon is not like any of the other pickup toys. As opposed to the Army's 3⁄4-ton on which is based - and unlike the industry favorite half-ton pickups - this one plays in the 1-ton segment, and that means special skill is required to both customize and operate it.

There are plenty of impressive Power Wagons out there, and we’ve uncovered quite a few of them this December as part of our Celebration Month coverage. The one we have here, a truck from 1950, is more than worthy of joining our wish list for the New Year.

What you’re looking at is, as per the description of the sales ad, a “re-imagined, refreshed, refurbished, and re-engineered” Power Wagon. A sleeper, if you like, retaining the original looks of decades ago wrapped around a powerful engine while providing all the creature comforts one would expect from a modern-day car.

The Metallic Blue over Saddle Tan build relies on a Cummins turbo diesel engine to spin the massive, 20-inch chrome wheels wrapped in 37.5-inch Toyo Open Country tires. The might developed by the engine (we are not being told any numbers) is sent to the wheels through an automatic transmission and the truck’s original transfer case.

When the blue doors open, the two-passenger cabin reveals itself as a very carefully crafted habitat, with leather bucket seats flanking a custom center console. The dashboard holds Auto Meter white face gauges, as well as a touchscreen system with Kenwood audio. This hardware makes itself heard through four speakers and a subwoofer.

As said, this truck is for sale. Whoever wants to push the truck's start button (it comes with such a thing) has to pay $199,500 for it. For reference, that is more than what Porsche is asking for the Taycan 4S.
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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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