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Serial #1 1957 Dodge W200 Power Wagon Power Giant Prototype

1957 Dodge Power Wagon W200 Prototype Serial #1

Make: Dodge
Model: Power Wagon
SubModel: W200 Prototype Serial #1
Type: Pickup
Trim: W200 Prototype Serial #1
Year: 1957
Mileage: 16,042
VIN: 82701001
Color: Desert Turquoise
Engine: 315 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Turquoise, White & Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Fairfield, Iowa, United States
Wrap-around Rear Window, 4-Wheel Drive

Description for Dodge Power Wagon 1957

This truck is the 1957 Dodge W200 Power Giant Serial #1. It was purchased from a family in Colorado who told us that it was the very first 1957 W200 Power Wagon ever built. We thought they meant that 1957 was the first year for W200 and didn't realize until later checking the serial number information in the 1957 K Series Shop Manual, that this vehicle was in fact the very first ever Dodge W200.

The truck is 12 Volt with a 315 V8, 4:09 gear ratio on the front and 4:10 in the rear. It starts, runs, drives and has working brakes.The vehicle underwent a frame on preservation that started about 7 years ago which took about 2 years to complete (no major work was done to the undercarriage). It is the very first of only (105) 1957 W200's produced that originally had 230 engines (according to the build info we have found). Though the build info for this truck says it should be equipped with a 230 engine, it's possible that because it was the very first, it may have also been the factory test vehicle for the 315 engines that were to go in the (202) 1957 W200 V8 Power Giant that were later produced. This would explain why we see a 315 instead of a 230 engine under the hood. We have no way of knowing for sure the exact story of the engine but we do know the truck was in fact a prototype as there were never any holes drilled for emblems.

Beyond the fact that this is Serial #1, the wraparound rear window is another rare aspect of this truck as this style of window was an uncommon option only available from 1956-1960.

Condition info: Measuring from the ground, there is about a 1/2 inch difference between the right and left side of the rear portion of the frame (left side being lower). There is no visibledamage to the frame as far it being tweaked or bent but we removed some large spacer blocks that may account for some of this lean. We are uncertain if the issue is with the frame, suspension or both. Either way, it should be a relatively easy issue to correct.The rear crossmember has some slight welding on 2 of the rivets on the underside. The rear window gasket is receding from the cab on the top, drivers side and needs to be replaced. There are multiple small sections where the paint has chipped away or cracked. The body still has some small dents, and needs a new paint job. This truck came from western Colorado and had minimal rust so very little body filler was used to fill in dents. No major body patches were done with body filler. The rear main seal is leaking and will need to be replaced (we have included a new seal for the buyer to install). The passenger side, top, rear corner of the cab had a 8" x 8" x 8" section replaced from another '57 cab.It has a reproduction tailgate and original front fenders.It has different bed sides and rear fenders but all are from a '57 as well. We do still have the original rear fenders and bedsides and will include them with the vehicle if requested.

We are sad to see this truck leave but we just simply do not have time to give this truck the restoration it deserves. We are hoping this truck can go to a new home where it can be fully restored and brought to its pinnacle so it may spend the rest of its days in the spotlight of the classic truck world.

Title is clean.

Buyer will make and pay for freighting arrangements.

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