Legacy Classic Trucks takes old machines and makes them new again. We’re not talking about a simple coat of paint and a tune-up though, as the process of restoring a decades old ride to former glory takes thousands of hours. And Legacy isn’t dealing with little machines. Instead, the company led by Winslow Bent things big. Really big. Like, 1949 Dodge Power wagon big.
The truck you see here has been crafted into one big, bold, bad-ass rig. It’s no longer a single cab as there are now more seats and two extra doors. The engine is a Cummins 5.9-liter inline turbodiesel cranking out 350 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, and that’s while the boost is turned down a bit.
At each corner sits a 17-inch beadlock wheel that wears a 40-inch Toyo Open Country mud terrain tire. Keeping the nose balanced and the ride comfortable are remote reservoir King front shocks. This rig is a workhorse and it’s put to actual use by its owner. When put to work in its Colorado home, the Power Wagon is used for hauling snowmobiles and Legacy even offers plow attachments for its customers.
As you probably expect, such a truck doesn’t come cheap. This one here costs about $318,000. A fresh build starts at $200,000 and Legacy currently has a two-year wait from the time you order to delivering finished product (6 month wait list plus build time).
Is the price a bit crazy? Sure. But is the Legacy Classic trucks 1949 Dodge Power Wagon two to three times more fascinating than the average $100k daily driver people are rolling around in? No question.