What's going on with this wild one-off Dodge Durango?
Brilliant or blasphemy?
This Durango 'Power Wagon', based on a 2006 Dodge Durango, was recently sold on eBay with 54,600 miles on the clock and I still can't figure out whether I like it or not. The seller relisted the car three times. The first auction ended with a high bid of $8,100, he then relisted the item for $17,100 and then, third time's the charm as the say, he eventually sold it for $23,600.
It's a lot of money but then again the (former) owner did spend quite some time working on the vehicle. It was equipped with new headlamps, new side vents, a flat and hook-shaped front fenders and a vertical-slat grille.
The builder also applied 'POWER WAGON' lettering on the body work, and then he fitted a jerry can and a 3,500-pound ATV winch at the rear. Underneath the striking olive drab paintwork, the Durango is powered by a factory-tuned 335-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8, untouched, and the same thing can be said about the cabin, which is in good condition and equally unmodified.
I can certainly see this becoming a part of the scenario for somebody who likes unusual cars, and of course the fact that we're swimming in an ocean of bland and nearly identical SUVs helps cars like this stand out. All in all, I think I quite like it. I've made up my mind.