Warlock Wannabee: 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon – Sold?
December 6, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
In the late 1970s two special edition Dodge trucks became famous enough that they remain coveted by collectors to this day. The first one that likely easily comes to mind is the two-wheel-drive, Lil’ Red Express muscle truck that turned out to be the fastest vehicle you could buy in the U.S. in 1978 due to a federal emissions loophole Dodge took advantage of. The second and less well-known are the 4×4 based Warlock D150 step sides built from 1977 through 1979. The seller of this restored Dodge W150 4×4 Power Wagon originally listed on Craigslist in nearby Asbury, New Jersey makes no claims about their truck being a real-deal Warlock, so we’re going with the assumption this is a nicely restored tribute.
The private seller has their Dodge D150 firmly priced at $22,900. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their W150 priced between this guide’s #2 “Excellent” estimate of $21,700 and its #1 “Concours” appraisal of $36,700.
The Warlock, as part of Dodge’s late 1970s “adult toys” line, is a short wheelbase truck produced in limited production in 1976 and regular production from 1977 to 1979. Warlocks came in black, red, green, and blue, however other colors could be special ordered. Its main draw was being a factory customized truck, also known as a “trick truck”, and was designed to appeal to young 4×4 buyers. The Warlock featured custom gold wheels, wide tires, bucket seats, and a Utiline bed with oak racks. Optional equipment included five-spoke wheels, bucket seats, tinted glass, chrome rear bumper, and power steering. All had black interiors, with gold accents on the dash and the doors, and a “tuff” steering wheel. The exterior was accented by gold pinstriping around the wheel wells and the body lines. The pinstriping continued inside onto the doors, dashboard, and instrument panel. Warlock was printed in gold on the tailgate through 1978; the 1979 model instead had “Warlock II” printed.
The MyMopar YouTube Channel features this Dodge truck commercial from 1979:
Based upon the pictures provided this appears to be a very nicely restored W150 4×4 that will not disappoint.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1979 Beautifully restored rare Dodge 150 4WD Power Wagon Step-Side, 318 V-8 Truck. New Paint show worthy correct color to the original build sheet included in Canyon Red Sunfire Metallic Clearcoat paint must be seen to be appreciated, gorgeous restored wood bed, all new Black Bench interior, factory Stereo, CB Radio under dash, PS, PDB, does not have AC, lots new parts including radial tires, new SS exhaust, shocks, real 4WD, runs and drives nice. No tire kickers last chance fall priced to sell-buy it much lower price now before I take her off-market goes into winter hibernation mode until spring. Price just reduced $22,900.00 firm non-neg.“
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