Vintage Dodge Power Wagon Restomod Costs $350,000
14 May 2020 - Carbuzz
Wait until you find out how long it takes to build.
With a towing capacity of 10,290 pounds, the Ram 2500 Power Wagon is an extremely capable heavy-duty pickup truck. But the Power Wagon name has a long-established history dating back to the 1940s. If you want to combine the vintage styling of the original 1940s Dodge Power Wagon with modern technologies and upgrades, Legacy Classic Trucks has the ultimate restomod for you.
This four-door 1949 Dodge Power Wagon is one of many vintage trucks that Legacy Classic has upgraded to modern standards. "The classic Power Wagons are just amazing trucks, and they are absolute smile magnets when other drivers seem them out on the open road. This is the truck that helped build all the bridges, dams, and roads out West that everyone road trips across during the summertime season," said Legacy Classic Trucks Founder Winslow Bent.
"We've had Power Wagons that we've restored that have served in World War II. The best part about a Legacy Power Wagon build is that drivers get all the good looks of a classic restoration without any of the hassles. Drivers won't have any trouble driving this truck out on the street, highway, or off-road. It can do anything."
Legacy Classic Trucks has fitted Dana 60 and axles, ARB locking differentials and Warn locking hubs, improving the truck's ground clearance and ensuring it can perform on-road and off in any terrain.
A Warn winch is also fitted to the front, allowing drivers to clear out trails or help tow other vehicles. Further improving the truck's off-road capability are huge 40-inch Toyo tires, while a 144-inch wheelbase gives the truck an imposing appearance.
Inside, the interior is upgraded with bespoke leather seats and grey German square weave carpeted floor mats, a wood steering wheel and retro-inspired-style gauges. Elsewhere, the interior has been extensively modernized with upgrades including a Bluetooth stereo, brand-new HVAC system, and USB charging ports.
Under the hood is a 3.9-liter twin-turbo Cummins diesel engine producing 350 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque, paired with a five-speed manual transmission. If you want more power, Legacy Classic Trucks also offers a 6.2-liter LS3 engine from a Chevrolet Corvette with 430 hp for its Dodge Power Wagon conversions. According to Legacy Classic Trucks, each Dodge Power Wagon restomod takes over 2,000 hours to build. Unsurprisingly, such time-consuming conversion doesn't come cheap.
While Legacy Trucks' Dodge Power Wagon conversions start at $185,000, this particular example costs a whopping $350,000. Available upgrades are also available that will further increase the price. This Dodge Power Wagon restomod is the 108th example the company has built.