1952 Dodge B-3-PW

1 Ton Power Wagon Pickup
Scottsdale in March - Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2021
Saturday, 20 March - Saturday, 27 March
$121,000
Sale Price
No
Reserve
27 March 2021
Sold Date
1022.1
Lot Number
#2+
Recent restoration
Barrett-Jackson
Auction House
Chassis #83930194, Dark green with black fenders over black, 230/102hp six, 4-speed, winch, spotlight, dual mirrors, wood bed.

Evaluation: Body-off restoration represented with its original engine. Looks fresh top to bottom and probably better even than when it was new.

Bottom Line: There were more trucks than just Broncos bringing big money in Scottsdale this year. Early Power Wagons are famously rugged but have started selling for prices that are so high you’d never want to put them through a hard day’s work again. Even so, this result is a standout as only a handful of Power Wagons have broken six figures. It was reported sold at Mecum’s Harrisburg auction in 2015 for $77,000 and also reported sold for $101,200 at Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale sale three years ago, so truck fans clearly have a continuing high opinion of it.

by Andrew Newton
2 April 2021

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Condition #1: Concours
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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