1965 Dodge Power Wagon
1965 Dodge W200 Power Wagon
- Purchased New at Beckett Dodge in Rockford, MI
- All Original, minus the installed wheels/tires
- 318ci/200hp V8
- 3 Speed Manual
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“Dodge Builds Tough Trucks” – 1965 Dodge Truck magazine advertisement
The advertising copy continued: “Tough pickups are hard to find. Look out for them where the roads aren't. Dodge builds 'em tough. The drivers treat 'em rough. And we stand behind that engine and drivetrain for 5 years or 50,000 miles. It's something like guaranteeing a fighter will go 25 rounds. Dodge toughness doesn't cost any more. Why settle for less?”
The "1961-71 Dodge Truck Website" detailed some of the changes for 1965: “In spring 1965, Dodge Power Wagon Pickups received the same appearance changes that were made to the standard-duty trucks. A new, single headlight grille covered the front end while a longer wheelbase and more versatile box revamped the rear end of the trucks.”
Offered here is a 1965 Dodge Power Wagon 4-door crew-cab 4WD pickup in refreshed orange over black-and-white. As part of its refresh, the truck has been lifted. Purchased new at Beckett Dodge in Rockford, Michigan (and still wearing that dealer's sticker), the truck's current mileage shown is 13,968. With the exception of the installed aftermarket wheels (un-mounted original steel wheels are included in the sale), the Power Wagon is all original.
The exterior orange body paint has been professionally applied and retains excellent gloss and consistent finish across all body panels, including the cargo box and tailgate. The truck's body panels, notably including the extended roof over the second row of seats, and the handsomely sculpted cab and cargo-box side panels, are free of dents or other damage. Cream-colored front grille and white bumpers fore and aft are in perfect condition. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Cabin glass and all lighting lenses are original, clear, and undamaged. Factory badging—including D-o-d-g-e hood lettering, “Power Wagon” lettering on the sides of the hood, “Dodge 200” front-fender badges (with small Chrysler “Penta-star” insignia below), and white-painted “Dodge” embossed tailgate lettering—is all properly in place. Limited body chrome—on door handles, side mirrors, headlight trim, and fuel cap—has all been well-maintained with excellent shine and no dings or dents. Aftermarket XTrema®, 17-inch chrome wheels are mounted with Xtrema all-terrain LT305/65/R17 tires. Front-locking hubs are standard. (Four additional 18-inch, white-painted steel wheels and tires are included with the sale.)
The orange body paint continues inside on the dashboard and door panels (with white-painted inserts). Cabin floors are covered with black rubber matting and seats are upholstered in black patterned vinyl with white side trim. The stock, black 3-spoke steering wheel with Dodge-logo center frames a utilitarian instrument cluster set in turned-metal trim on the orange dash. An aftermarket air conditioning unit is mounted below the dash. A dash-mounted plate shows the floor-mounted transfer-case operation. The shift lever for the 3-speed manual transmission is mounted on the steering column. A fire extinguisher is mounted on the passenger-side of the compartment.
Under the hood, the 318-cubic-inch, 200-horsepower V8 wears its original paint and markings and a chrome, open-sided air cleaner. The engine bay is clean and properly organized. Viewed from below, the chassis is straight, complete, and clean. Rust-inhibiting coating covers most metal and surface rust is minimal. The Skytracker® lift-kit components, stock 4-wheel-drive system, and performance muffler are focal points.
The truck's metal data and identification tags remain riveted in place.
While the more than 145 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '65 Power Wagon in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
It's no news that the classic pickup truck market is hot. But amid a sea of GM and Ford trucks, this classic Power Wagon stands out for its crew cab, lifted suspension, 4-wheel-drive, beautifully maintained condition, and bright-orange paint. MOPAR history in this striking package makes a strong impression in any setting.