Jay Leno Drives Almost Invincible 1942 Dodge Power Wagon
When you think of a heavy-duty pickup truck, it’s likely you don’t think about Dodge—but this wasn’t always the case. During World War II, the military used the Dodge Power Wagon to help out in combat, but the powerful vehicle’s legendary hard work didn’t stop there. It was even used for big jobs like mining and moving lumber.
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Nowadays, though, the Dodge Power Wagon mostly makes a name for itself by appearing on Jay Leno’s Garage. In the most recent episode of the retired late-night talk show host’s car show, a restomodded 6×6—‘cause who needs 4×4?—1942 Dodge Power Wagon showed off its prowess.
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Winslow Bent, the genius behind Legacy Classic Trucks, which is a Wyoming-based restoration company that likes to restore classic vehicles with a twist, created the 1942 Power Wagon. Bent likes to tinker with Power Wagons the most, since these vehicles are capable of doing any job that a customer might need.
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The Power Wagon is pretty much invincible compared to modern day trucks. As Leno points out, the truck can’t really rust out, because the metal’s too thick. Leno’s demonstration Power Wagon is tricked out with a Cummins turbodiesel engine, weighs about 8,000 lbs, and could potentially survive the end of the world. If there was ever a cockroach of the automotive world, it just might be the Dodge Power Wagon, though this classic truck is significantly more attractive. And for a price tag of about $200,000, we would hope so.
News Source: Road & Track