GMC model CCKW 353 currently on sale from Military Classic Vehicles in Normandy, France.
Produced in 1944 this good condition vehicle is in working order but does need some restoration. It has it’s original engine and US military tyres fitted.
Price : 9 500€.
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Some further history on the GMC Model CCKW 353
The GMC Model CCKW 353 was a 2.5-ton 6×6 cargo truck used by the United States military during World War II. It was built by General Motors Corporation, and over 500,000 of these trucks were produced during the war.
The CCKW 353 was powered by a 270 cubic inch (4.4-liter) inline six-cylinder engine that produced around 100 horsepower. It had a top speed of around 45 miles per hour (72 kilometers per hour) and a range of approximately 300 miles (480 kilometers). The CCKW 353 was equipped with a five-speed transmission and a two-speed transfer case, which allowed it to switch between two-wheel and six-wheel drive.
The CCKW 353 was designed to transport cargo and personnel in a variety of terrain and weather conditions. It had a large, open cargo bed that could carry up to 5,000 pounds (2,270 kilograms) of cargo. The CCKW 353 was also used to tow artillery and other heavy equipment.
During World War II, the CCKW 353 was used in many theaters of war, including Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific. It was used to transport supplies, ammunition, and troops, and it played a critical role in the Allied war effort. The CCKW 353 was also used by other Allied forces, including the British and Canadian armies.
After World War II, many CCKW 353 trucks were sold as surplus and were used for civilian purposes, including farming, logging, and construction. The CCKW 353 became popular with military vehicle enthusiasts and is now considered a classic military vehicle. It is also remembered as an important piece of equipment that helped to support the Allied war effort during World War II.
Factory technical specification (some variations do differ)
- Engine: 4.4-liter inline 6-cylinder gasoline engine
- Horsepower: 91 hp at 3,400 rpm
- Torque: 193 lb-ft at 1,200 rpm
- Transmission: 5-speed manual
- Drive configuration: 6-wheel drive (6×6)
- Top speed: 45 mph (72 km/h)
- Range: 200-300 miles (320-480 km) depending on conditions
- Fuel capacity: 40-50 gallons (150-190 liters)
- Length: 24 feet (7.3 meters)
- Width: 8 feet (2.4 meters)
- Height: 8 feet (2.4 meters)
- Weight: 10,400 lbs (4,700 kg) empty, 16,800 lbs (7,600 kg) loaded
- Cargo capacity: 5,000 lbs (2,300 kg)
- Brakes: Hydraulic, 4-wheel drum
- Suspension: Live beam axles with leaf springs