Plow-Packing 1978 Dodge Power Wagon Is How Pickups Should Look in the Winter

To be clear, we all love pickup trucks, in all shapes and sizes. But aren’t you tired of seeing them in a mall’s parking lot, or on the floor of some auto show, instead of a field or farm somewhere, doing what they were originally meant to do? I mean, here is how good a pickup truck looks when packing the proper equipment, in our case a snowplow.
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We’ve had quite a number of pickup trucks featured here on autoevolution this December as part of our Celebration Month coverage, but very few of them came equipped with the tools of whatever trade. Most were here just for show, displaying great looks for all those in the market for such machines to see.

The Power Wagon we have here is different. It’s definitely a working man’s truck, and it makes no secret of that. The 1978 machine seems to like to play in the snow, and it has one big toy to help it along with that: a quick-detach Meyer snowplow, complete with additional lighting.

The plow seems to be the only addition made to the truck, as the rest of it appears to be in original condition. The almost entirely red truck (the color is abundantly used inside and out, making this thing impossible to miss on the white of the snow) rides on 15-inch wheels, comes with a roll cage in the bed, and the stock gauges and controls placed inside the original dashboard.

Under the hood sits an unrestored 318-ci (5.2-liter) V8 engine with a 2-barrel carburetor, linked to a 4-speed manual transmission. All-wheel road prowess is ensured by a Dana 44 front axle and a 9-3/4 rear axle.

The Power Wagon, complete with the attached snowplow and showing just over 100,000 miles (161,000 km) on the clock, is now for sale, going for $15,900 at the time of writing.
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