Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1393: Excellent Korean War Era U.S. Dodge M-43 Ambulance

Auction Date: September 8, 2018

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $18,000 - $27,500

Excellent Korean War Era U.S. Dodge M-43 Ambulance

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Manufactured by Dodge from 1950 to 1954, the M-43 was built on the highly successful M-37 cargo truck with a panel type body enclosure featuring a driver's compartment and patient's compartment connected by a partition door. The ambulance was used extensively during the Korean War and Vietnam War, had good cross country performance, and could carry four stretchers in the rear. Dodge has a long and proud history providing the U.S. military with highly reliable vehicles, beginning with General Pershing's Mexico expedition to capture revolutionary Pancho Villa in 1916. This example was manufactured in 1951 and features a U.S. Army paint scheme. Comes with stretchers, spare tire, jerry cans, front winch, and consignor research.

Rating Definition:

This vehicle is well restored with well-done body and paint. There is a crack in the co-driver's windshield. It runs very well. The Doge T245 engine is in original condition and well maintained. Overall, a great showpiece that honors the U.S. Medical Corps.

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