Retro styling is nothing new, but right here’s an extended look again that ought to flip heads in wonderment, and it’s one thing that we’ve by no means seen accomplished earlier than: a contemporary Dodge Durango reworked right into a placing facsimile of a WWII navy truck.
“This aggressive-looking 4-wheel drive is ‘Our model of a (Dodge) WC53 Carryall based mostly on a late-model Dodge Durango’,” the advert says, quoting the builder of the distinctive customized truck, Superior Automotive Applied sciences.
“They began with a Hemi SLT model of the Durango Adventurer with very low mileage (the present mileage is just 54,600),” the vendor provides.
Other than its expressive bodywork, the Durango just about stayed the best way it left the manufacturing facility, with its up-to-date inside and powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 rated at 335 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque, making the SUV able to towing almost 9,000 kilos.
The Durango’s resemblance to the legendary Dodge WC53 is unmistakable, the entrance finish shaped into the flat-fendered, separate-headlight model of the utilitarian unique. Holding with the theme, the Durango is painted in U.S. Navy Olive Drab.
“Some of the-iconic US navy automobiles apart from the Jeep was Dodge ¾-ton WC sequence vans designated ‘Weapons Service.’ They have been inbuilt a number of sequence as a truck, command automotive, ambulance and personnel carryall,” the vendor says within the advert. “These automobiles are standard with collectors, however for every day use they don’t seem to be sensible with outmoded suspension and powertrain.
“This car affords the upgraded look of the unique however having fashionable suspension, Hemi energy and all of the facilities of a contemporary car. Successfully, the most effective of each worlds!”
Among the many Durango journey truck’s options are Falken WildPeak M/T tires (LT285/70R17) on Gasoline “Beast” Alloy Wheels; a BadLand ZXR 12,000-pound winch mounted on the entrance and a 3,500-pound BadLand ATV utility winch on the rear; and a roof-rack provider basket with auxiliary off-road lighting.
The customized SUV took about 1,400 hours to construct, the vendor says, so the asking value of $39,999 appears completely cheap for a daily-drivable, off-road-capable Durango that can have all people who sees it doing double takes.
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