Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1390: World War II U.S. Dodge WC-51 Weapons Carrier

Auction Date: September 8, 2018

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Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000

World War II U.S. Dodge WC-51 Weapons Carrier

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Manufactured by Dodge from 1942 to 1945, the WC-51 was extensively used by U.S. forces in WWII and Korea to move supplies and men. Dodge’s WC series of light 4WD and medium 6WD military utility trucks were highly revered by troops just as much as the iconic Jeep. The WC-51 was part of a family of vehicles found to be very capable in harsh environments. The ¾ ton WCs started with the WC-51 and ended with the WC-64. Dodge’s WCs accounted for the bulk of light 4x4 trucks supplied to the U.S. Army during WWII, the platform inspired the next generation of military trucks up to the 1960s, and used heavily after WWII, most recently by Netherlands and Norway. This example was manufactured in 1944 and has a U.S. Army paint scheme, Dodge T-214 6 cylinder gas engine, full top canvas and bows, pioneer tools, and jerry cans. Consignor research, restoration letter and images by Matt Mortenson, and vehicle title are included.

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Nicely restored with good paint inside and out. It runs well. Drivability upgrades such as lockout hubs, changed to disk brakes, and 4:89 gearing to improve speed. An attractive example of an iconic WWII Dodge WC that will be a welcomed addition to a military vehicle collection.



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