The Legendary 1949 Dodge Power Wagon like the original Jeep was originally built as a military vehicle and then converted to a civilian workhorse. This B-1-PW model is an early edition of what would become an impressive line of trucks to take the power wagon name.
The Dodge up for grabs here is a frame off restoration of a General contractor truck. This was used in Montana to build projects like the Hungry Horse Dam in 1950. The Restoration has left no stone unturned as every nut and bolt have been cleaned, refurbished, or replaced. As for the body work it is almost all original with only refurbishing needed. Between that, and a satin clearcoat over the original green paint it truly shows how nice this Power Wagon is. The amount of time and effort spent into its resurrection is off the charts.
It isn’t stated whether the 230ci engine is original. However the straight 6 looks correct and very clean sitting under the hood. The transmission is a unit taken from a later Power Wagon. Although It is a major improvement over the original equipment.
All the boxes are checked off on this vintage Dodge, down to a period correct and fully functioning 2 speed Mopar cab heater. I would challenge anyone to find me a cleaner early series Power Wagon with such perfect Patina to boot!
If this 1949 Dodge Power Wagon gets you half as excited as me, go check it out on Ebay where the current bid is 21,700.