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Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today's Truck Monday with a 1978 Dodge Power Wagon pickup.

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It's Truck Monday again, and today that means we'll be checking out a fine stack-equipped example of the Keep On Truckin' Era (aka Malaise Era): a 1978 Dodge Power Wagon pickup.

Illustration for article titled 1978 Dodge D150 Power Wagon


In 1978, you could boogie down to your friendly Dodge dealer and roar off the lot in a tape-stripe-a-ganza of a special-edition D series pickup. Everyone knows about the Lil' Red Express, which boasted the highest top speed of any Big Three-built vehicle- including the Corvette- during the darkest days of Malaise, but don't forget the Midnite Express, the Warlock, or the Macho Power Wagon! This truck appears to be a sort of junkyard mashup of a regular D series with the Lil' Red Express and the Macho Power Wagon (though it's not quite as macho as this '70). Or were the exhaust stacks a factory option available on any D series truck? Dodge truck experts, any insights?

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Illustration for article titled 1978 Dodge D150 Power Wagon


I found this truck parked just around the corner from the '88 Porsche 924S and a mean-looking Buick Electra we haven't seen yet. Good DOTS neighborhood!

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Illustration for article titled 1978 Dodge D150 Power Wagon
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Illustration for article titled 1978 Dodge D150 Power Wagon
Illustration for article titled 1978 Dodge D150 Power Wagon
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Illustration for article titled 1978 Dodge D150 Power Wagon
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Illustration for article titled 1978 Dodge D150 Power Wagon
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Illustration for article titled 1978 Dodge D150 Power Wagon
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Illustration for article titled 1978 Dodge D150 Power Wagon
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