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1962 Dodge W-300 1-ton 4WD Power Wagon W-200 California Barn Find No Reserve

  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Power Wagon
  • SubModel: W-300
  • Type: Reg Cab Flat bed
  • Trim: Power Wagon
  • Year: 1962
  • Mileage: 6,866
  • VIN: 9252863605
  • Color: Caltrans Orange
  • Engine size: 318 4V V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black/Orange
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Moraga, California, United States





1 OF ONLY 280 BUILT IN 1962

~Very rare Type H W-300 manufactured in limited quantities

~56 year old VERY HEAVY DUTY Time-Capsule

~Dana 70 Closed knuckle front axle assembly

~Dana 70 Rear Axle with 4.88 gears

~New Process Transfer case NP201

~Most Powerful V8 option

~ Special factory ordered by Caltrans

~One of a kind California Survivor



1 of only 280 V8 powered W-300 Series 4x4 built in 1962

Up for bid is a unique opportunity to buy an original 1962 Dodge W-300

1 ton 4 wheel drive Utiline 133" wheel base flat bed truck. This particular truck is 1 of only 280 V8 powered W-300 Series 1 ton 4WD trucks built in 1962.

This truck was a special factory order from the State of California roadways department better known as CAL-TRANS this truck still sports the special ordered color which is known as Cal-Trans Orange.

These very rare 1962 W300 Power Wagons were all special ordered and came from the factory in Warren Michigan painted in this case as ordered, everything from the body to the frame to the drive shafts to the transfercase to the tranmission was(Cal-Trans Orange)

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This super rare vintage 4x4 is a time capsule in amazing original condition. This Powerwagon is an original California survivor that was special ordered 56 years ago by Cal-trans from Dodge Motor Company as a factory snow plow for the Sierra Nevada mountains near Yosemite National Park

It was retired to a large ranch in the San Joaquin Valley near Fresno 50 plus years ago. It has been continuously registured in the State of California and is currently registured with the classic 1969 era Blue California plate that was issued to this truck when it entered civilian life from it's ownership by the State of California

This is a very rare truck and is as Heavy Duty as you could get in 1962. This truck runs and drives very well. The original optional "Poly Head" 318 V8 was the most powerful engine option in 1962 known for its polyspherical combustion chambers and solid lifters. This was the engine you wanted for low end torque and grunt when you need it. They valve covers are wide and have a serrated looking edge along the bottom.

This engine was rebuilt the original 2 barrel carb and manifold were replaced with a new Weiand aluminim 4 barrel manifold with Holley carband has hardly any miles. The engine fires right up and runs great with know issues, no visable leaks, runs smooth and cool, the exhaust has been replaced and sounds great.

The original heavy duty New Process NP4204-speed Synchrotransmission is famous for smooth meshing of gears and easy shiftingwith wide-faced helical gears which was marketed as the smooth "Job Rated" tranmission designed to handle heavy loads behind how powered engines... matching every hauling requirment with precison.

A true "High Boy" 4x4 with Divorced Transfer case

The original New Process NP201 Twin Stick Transfer case gears shifts as it should and are still painted as is everything CAL-TRANS ORANGE This era of Power Wagon has a divorced or independant transfer case which is completely separate from the transmission: It is located further down the driveline than a married transfer case and connected to the tranmission out putshaft by a short driveshaft

The W-300 came standard with the DANA 70 rear axle with a 4.88 gear ratio The front is the DANA 70 closed knuckle axle assembly with and a 4.88 gear ratio with Warn locking hubs

The front fenders on the 1961-1971 W300 models have a wider flare on the wheel well opening The truck sits on 9.00 X16 (35") tires on the original heavy duty 6 lug 1 ton truck wheels. The tires are in great condition

This truck will do 65 to 70 miles per hour and will drive anywhere you want to take it however this truck was designed for a purpose to be an extra heavy duty work horse that had no equals. With that being said this is not the type of vehicle you drive as your every day transportaion car as it is what it is

"Extra heavy duty"

You most likely will never get another opportunity of such a rare special ordered snow plow especially one from California not a state known for a lot of snow.

A very heavy duty truck that is one of 280 built I gotta think very few of those survived and are currently registured in the state of California

You most likely will never see another one like it

This California Classic would be nearly impossible to duplicate.

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The term California car is used a lot but what is an actual California car?View Raw Image">This is a true California survivor having been originally built in the State of California, having been first sold in the State of California having been titled in the State of California . I see collector cars advertised all the time in many different states that claim they are original California cars but this one of a kind actually is
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This is a blue chip investment that will do nothing but go up in value
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If you are looking for the real deal this is it if you have any questions or concerns regarding this vehicle please ask any questions before you place a bid. This vehicle is being sold with NO RESERVE and will sell to the last bidder. If you are interested in making an offer Please don't email and ask what I will sell it for it is being sold to the high bidder but reserve the right to sell it if the price is right. I am really not sure what the value is but I am sure it's a one of a kind that can't be duplicated

Thank you and good luck


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