Custom 1953 Dodge Power Wagon Crew Cab Heads To Mecum

Awesome Diesel-Powered Crew Cab Custom Is The Ultimate Utility Family Pickup...

A unique and awe-inspiring beast is set to command attention at the Mecum Indy auction on Friday, May 17th: a fully restored 1953 Dodge Power Wagon Crew Cab Pickup. This vintage powerhouse, originally built for rugged utility, has undergone a meticulous transformation, emerging as a formidable blend of classic style and modern engineering.

This rugged beauty, originally born from the urgent utility demands of World War II, has been meticulously reconditioned and customized, ready to command respect both on and off the road. While its vintage roots evoke nostalgia, its modern upgrades promise a thrilling driving experience like no other.

1953 Dodge Power Wagon Custom Crew Cab. (Mecum).

Underneath the hood lies a powerhouse: a Cummins 2.8-liter (171 cubic-inch) inline four-cylinder diesel engine, custom-fitted with turbocharging for an extra punch. This formidable engine, detailed with chrome intake tubes and a K&N Filtercharger, is paired with a Tremec TR-4050 5-speed manual transmission, ensuring optimal power delivery to its four-wheel-drive (4×4) layout via a 241D transfer case.

But it’s not just about raw power; this Power Wagon has been equipped with modern amenities and enhancements for both comfort and performance. Vintage Air keeps the cabin cool on hot summer days, while Wilwood disc brakes provide confidence-inspiring stopping power. The addition of Bilstein shocks ensures a smooth ride, even over rough terrain, while a Warn 16,500 lb. winch stands ready for any off-road adventures.

1953 Dodge Power Wagon Custom Crew Cab. (Mecum).

Visually, this Power Wagon is a head-turner. Its striking red exterior is complemented by a fabric slider top and a custom wood deck bed, adding a touch of timeless elegance. The interior is equally impressive, featuring custom black leather seating, Wilwood pedals, and a Pioneer touchscreen entertainment system for modern convenience. Classic Instruments Moal Bomber-style gauge cluster adds a nostalgic touch, while tinted side glass adds a hint of mystery.

One cannot overlook the sheer presence of this machine. The words “POWER WAGON” boldly emblazoned on the hood sides command attention, while custom G/T wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich KM3 39-inch tires give it an imposing stance.

1953 Dodge Power Wagon Custom Crew Cab. (Mecum).

For enthusiasts seeking a piece of automotive history with a modern twist, this custom 1953 Dodge Power Wagon Crew Cab pickup represents the perfect blend of nostalgia and innovation. As it rolls onto the auction block at Mecum Indy on Friday, May 17th, one thing is certain: this mechanical masterpiece is destined to leave its mark on whoever is lucky enough to call it theirs.

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