Say what you will: at least it's original.
Is your standard, run-of-the-mill 2006 Dodge Durango just not unique enough for you? Do you have money to burn, and an interest in weird, not-quite-professional-looking one-off custom builds? We've got the vehicle for you.
This 2006 Dodge Durango, currently listed for auction on eBay, has been made over in the image of the original Dodge Power Wagon - sort of. Certain touches, such as the simple vertical-slat grille, separately-housed circular headlamps, side vents, and flat, hook-shaped front fenders are all in place. But on this vehicle, those features are incorporated into an otherwise standard-looking Durango, and there's some question as to whether it all really "gels."
For what it's worth, certain parts of the crossover actually look quite good - things like the rear hatch, with its raised "POWER WAGON" lettering and mounted jerry can. The builder also managed to fit a 3,500-pound ATV winch smack dab in the middle of the rear bumper (a proper 12,000-pound winch lives up front), which is a nice touch, and the whole thing is shod in matte olive drab green.
But does the whole thing work together as an attractive, cohesive design concept? That's a matter up to your own individual design sensibilities.
Mechanically, nothing has been touched on this one-of-a-kind "military" Durango build, which keeps the same 335-horsepower 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and four-wheel drive with two-speed transfer case that it left the factory with.
What's more, you wouldn't necessarily guess this Durango's age just by looking at it; it has just 54,600 miles on the odometer, as of this writing, which is rare for an everyday vehicle this old.
Then again, maybe "everyday" is the wrong word to use on a vehicle like this - a vehicle that, it turns out, was professionally built by Advanced Automotive Technologies, which is a Michigan-based design and prototyping company that does a lot of work with automotive OEMs and their suppliers. That speaks to the build quality and the vehicle's ability to last, but as for the looks, well, we'll let you be the judge. With six days left of the auction, the current bid at the time of writing stands at $6,655.