Before there was the Dodge Ram, there was the Dodge Power Wagon. The versatile light truck was built in various forms from the mid-1940s right up until 1981 when the first Ram was introduced, and today the vehicle has a little bit of a cult following, especially among collectors and history buffs.
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This awesome machine is one of the earlier examples and actually started out life as a troop transporter for the military. It’s been heavily modified by the people at Legacy Classic Trucks in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and company founder Winslow Bent recently visited Jay Leno's Garage with it and took the comedian through all the details, from its Cummins turbocharged diesel engine to its 6x6 layout to its WWII history.
Bent reveals that his company maintains many of the original parts, such as the chassis, differentials and suspension, though sources what it needs from other Power Wagons. The company has now built around 60 of the trucks and is fully booked out for 2016. In case you’re interested, the pricing ranges from about $150,000 all the way up to $250,000.
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