Buy This Cummins-Powered Power Wagon Restomod For $400,000

Trucks / 5 Comments

It comes with sound dampening.

Legacy Classic Trucks has been building restomodded Dodge Power Wagons for several years now. We first reported on a Corvette-powered model in 2015. It was a stunning piece of metal, but it cost $80,000. It followed that model up with a 6x6 model and gave it to Jay Leno to drive.

Now, six years later, Legacy's latest model costs $400,000. Last year, it charged $350,000 for one. What do you get in return? For that massive amount of cash, you can also buy a Lamborghini Urus and an Aston Martin DBX. Or four Ram 1500 TRX pickups.

This particular example is some of their finest work to date, and the price is justified by the amount of time Legacy spends on each one. On its website, Legacy states that these Power Wagons are aimed at serious collectors that want to "recreate the ruggedness and integrity of the American West."

Legacy Classic Trucks
Legacy Classic Trucks

Legacy spends well over 1,000 hours on each restomod. In addition to that, these trucks have become highly sought-after commodities. The fundamental law of supply and demand also explains why you have to fork over $400,000.

It's powered by a 4BT Cummins diesel engine with oversized injectors and two compound turbochargers. The result is 250 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque, sent to a 4WD system via a five-speed manual transmission. You can also opt for an LS3, LSA, or a 6.7-liter Chrysler 408 motor. The diesel is likely the best if you intend to use everything Legacy includes underneath the body. It can easily cruise at 80 mph, but Legacy claims the top speed is over 100 mph. Thanks to the low-down torque, the diesel model has a towing capacity of 12,000 lbs.

Legacy Classic Trucks
Legacy Classic Trucks
9 Fastest SUVs On The Planet
9 Fastest SUVs On The Planet
8 Bargain SUVs For Sale In 2022
8 Bargain SUVs For Sale In 2022

Even though it's a $400,000 showpiece, owners will likely want to use it off-road. The truck is well-prepared for that, with an approach angle of 60 degrees and a departure angle of 45 degrees. It also has a 44-inch wading depth. Underneath, it has a Dana 60 axle at the front and a Dynatrac Pro 80 axle at the rear. Legacy also included ARB air-locking differentials front and rear and Warn locking hubs. Naturally, the brakes are also replaced with 13.25-inch vented rotors and dual-piston calipers. So it looks old but is loaded with the latest and greatest off-road gear.

Legacy Classic Trucks
Legacy Classic Trucks

The interior is still reasonably agricultural, but the attention to detail is stunning. Legacy also adds several features that weren't available in the 1940s when the Power Wagon was built. These include sound insulation, modern door locks, three-point seatbelts, self-canceling turn signals, modern windscreen wipers, and overhead lighting.

If the Legacy Power Wagon isn't your thing, you might also be interested in F-250 and Bronco mashup powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8. Or you can try and get hold of a restomod equipped with Ford's Eluminator electric crate motor. It sold out within days, but the first creations using this electric powertrain are starting to emerge. Either way, an old piece of Americana with a modern powertrain is wicked cool, if you can afford it.

Legacy Classic Trucks
Legacy Classic Trucks
Things that just make sense on a 2021 RAM TRX

Join The Discussion

Gallery

8
Photos

Related Cars

Back
To Top