Rat Rod Candidate: 1959 Dodge WM300 Power Wagon – SOLD!
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January 7th Update: We came across an updated post for this 1959 WM300 Dodge Power Wagon we first featured on September 27th when the private seller was asking $8,000. He’s since lowered his price in his latest post. Good luck with the purchase!
Originally listed in September 2019 on Craigslist in Glen Gardner, New Jersey by the private seller is this 1959 WM300 One Ton Dodge Power Wagon the current caretaker currently has priced at $8,000. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide, the private seller has his Power Wagon realistically priced $1,100 less than the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $9,100.
Dodge leveraged the World War Two success of its four-wheel-drive WC-series 3/4 ton trucks to market a civilian version known as the Power Wagon in several series from 1946 through 1968. The example featured here is a Third Series W300M. In addition to the robust 230 cubic inch flathead inline six-cylinder power plant, the cab design traces its roots back to the 1930s while the pickup bed featured three square stake pockets on each as well as four gauges centered in the dash. An interesting option this example features is a front-mounted Brandon winch.
While the seller reports his Power Wagon “starts and runs and is driveable”, given the condition you should plan on hiring a flatbed to get this truck back to your garage. The original 230 flathead remains and is connected to a four-speed synchronized manual transmission sending power to the replaced front and rear differentials. With the floor and fenders rusted out, the interior removed, and all of the glass needing replacement, this Power Wagon makes a compelling foundation for a Rat Rod rather than a full out restoration. Whatever you decide to do with this Power Wagon, please keep us posted, and good luck with the purchase!
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