Exploring the Timeless Classic: 1956 Dodge Power Wagon

This 1956 Dodge Power Wagon is a one-ton 4×4 pickup that was reportedly refurbished under prior ownership in Canada. It was imported to the US in 2018, and further work completed under current ownership included rebuilding the engine, transmission, rear differential, power take-off assembly, and dual-range transfer case. The truck is finished in dark green with black fenders over light gray cloth upholstery and is powered by a replacement 230ci L-head inline-six paired with an NP420 four-speed manual transmission and dual-range transfer case. Equipment includes a wood-lined bed, a front winch, a rear pintle hitch and receiver hitch, custom 16″ steel wheels, and AVM locking front hubs. This Power Wagon is now offered by the seller on behalf of the owner with partial service records and a clean New Jersey title in the owner’s name.

The truck was refinished in dark green under prior ownership and features black fenders and headlight buckets along with door graphics and Truck-Lite LED headlights, signal indicators, and military composite “blackout” taillights. Additional exterior details include a PTO-driven Braden MU2 winch, a wood-lined bed, a spray-in bedliner, a rear pintle hitch and receiver hitch, extended front and rear bumpers, dual side mirrors, running boards, and twin cab-mounted auxiliary lights. The seller states the interior of the bed was refurbished and coated with bedliner in 2021, at which time the wood bed floor was refreshed. The winch can be controlled from outside or inside the truck, and the winch cable and hook were replaced under current ownership. Scratches and chips are noted at the hood-to-cowl seam.

Custom-fabricated 16″ wheels are wrapped in Yokohama Geolander M/T tires, and the front axle features AVM locking hubs. A full-size spare wearing an older tire is mounted on the passenger-side of the bed, and stopping power is provided by drums at all four corners. The brake master cylinder and brake lines were replaced in January 2019, and axle leaks were addressed in July 2020.

The cabin features replacement high-back bucket seats with folding armrests trimmed in light gray cloth with a body-color dashboard and door panels. Equipment includes a locking glovebox, a fire extinguisher, vent windows, and black diamond-plate floor panels. The cabin lights are operated with hand and door switches, and the interior controls for the transmission, transfer case, power take-off, and winch were refreshed under current ownership according to the seller.

The three-spoke steering wheel fronts an 80-mph speedometer, a Stewart-Warner 6k-rpm tachometer, and Equus gauges for oil pressure, coolant temperature, voltage, and fuel level.