NEW! Award 97: 1979 Dodge W150 4×4 – Sold?

by | Mar 2022 | Classifinds, NEW Award, Truckin Tuesday

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April 12, 2022, 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.

There’s an old saying, “Pigs Ger Fat. Hogs Get Slaughtered.” There is no denying this 1979 Dodge W150 Sweptline 4×4 currently originally listed in February 2022 on Craigslist in Coggan, Iowa (Cedar Rapids) is a very clean, nicely restored, and highly detailed truck. Benefitting from what appears to be a fresh frame-off restoration, this W150 is ready to win shows. While we’re the first to admit the classic truck market is hot right now, the seller is clearly attempting to recoup their investment and their time in this truck.

Currently asking $70,000, comparing that very optimistic asking price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their W150 priced nearly $30,000 over this guide’s #1 “Concours” estimate of $40,400.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask is nearly $50,000 higher than this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of only $25,200. A check of Bring A Trailer found the highest result for one of these trucks was well under $30,000.  Finally, confirms the average value for these trucks stands at $22,412. On that website, we noticed this 1979 Dodge Power Wagon Restomod hammered for $81,400. That outlier is likely what the seller is trying to rationalize the asking price for his truck as deducting eight percent (the fee Barrett-Jackson typically charges a seller) plus the cost to ship this vehicle to an event likely gets the seller to rationalize the $70,000. As nice as this W150 is, it doesn’t compare to the custom work done on the Barrett-Jackson example.  At $70,000 most buyers expect a working air conditioning system. Unfortunately, the seller’s overly optimistic asking price earns him our latest “NEW!” (short for “No Effin Way!) Award for a price that is completely out of line with current market conditions.

The YouTube Channel features this 1979 Dodge trucks commercial:


Here’s the seller’s description:

“79 Dodge Power Wagon W150, full time 4×4, Frame-off restoration, Factory re-chromed wheels, 360, 4 barrel, bored 40 over, Rebuilt 727 Transmission, Rebuilt NP203 Transfer case, Factory interior, All gauges work, Factory Tachometer, Super nice truck.”

Yay or Nay: Do you agree with our pricing assessment of this 1979 Dodge W150 Sweptline?  Comment below and let us know!

  1. Anonymous

    Didn’t a 1970s rock band have a song called, “Dream On”? Not the Doors or Bad Company , yes Aerosmith.

  2. Robert

    I’ve looked at over a thousand trucks on the web thing over the last six months. and this one indeed takes the cake for outrageous price yikes


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