The Power Wagon has been around in various forms going back 60 years, but never has Dodge made one quite like this 1949 Power Wagon.
The original Dodge Power Wagon was introduced in 1945 as a civilian version of Dodge’s military WC series of trucks. Designed as a utility truck, it came standard with four-wheel drive and was powered by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine.
This truck, however, was handed over to Legacy Classic Trucks in 2012 and turned into the ultimate rock-crawler. As such, it received a dizzying array of suspension modifications, which are all tied into the truck’s bed and roll cage. The original inline-six has been replaced with a modified Chevy LS3 V-8 that’s bolted to heavy-duty running gear. The cab has been chopped two inches, and the truck’s bed is a custom unit.
The truck’s eye-watering $80K asking price is matched only by its awesomeness. Although it was built for hard-core off-roading, we have to assume that the majority of its life will be spent pounding pavement—unless its next owner is as crazy as the wizards who built it.
Original article: Car Driver | July 13, 2015 at 5:20 pm by Nicholas Wallace | Photography by eBay/sobr21 | http://blog.caranddriver.com/this-corvette-powered-dodge-is-the-real-power-wagon