A Dodge WC51 that has had a complete restoration, mechanical and bodywork, carried out in 2017 in our workshops, in compliance with Chrysler production details and standards. Chassis #8175597.
Ready to be used and collected. Transport & shipping on request.
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A brief history of the Dodge WC51
The Dodge WC51 was a 3/4 ton 4×4 light truck produced by the Dodge division of Chrysler Corporation during World War II. It was part of a range of military vehicles produced by Dodge under the War Department’s “Truck, 1⁄2-ton, 4×4” program, which aimed to provide a standardized line of tactical trucks for the US military.
The WC51 was introduced in 1942 as a replacement for the earlier Dodge VC series of trucks. It was powered by a 3.7-liter six-cylinder engine that produced 92 horsepower, and was paired with a four-speed manual transmission. The vehicle had a top speed of approximately 55 miles per hour and a range of around 300 miles.
The WC51 was used for a variety of purposes during the war, including troop transport, cargo hauling, and as a platform for machine guns and other weapons. It was known for its durability, off-road capabilities, and ease of maintenance, and was a popular vehicle among American soldiers.
After the war, many surplus WC51 trucks were sold off to civilians, and were used for a variety of purposes, including farming, construction, and logging. Today, the Dodge WC51 is a popular collector’s item among military vehicle enthusiasts, and is highly valued for its historical significance and rugged design.
Here are some of the technical specifications of the Dodge WC51 during World War II:
- Weight: 5,750 pounds
- Length: 187.5 inches
- Width: 80 inches
- Height: 80 inches
- Engine: 3.7-liter inline six-cylinder engine
- Horsepower: 92 hp
- Transmission: 4-speed manual
- Maximum speed: 55 mph
- Range: 300 miles
- Fuel capacity: 30 gallons
- Crew: 1 driver + up to 9 passengers or cargo
- Cargo capacity: 1.5 tons
The WC51 was also equipped with a winch and a towing pintle, which allowed it to tow heavy trailers or other vehicles. Its four-wheel drive system and low-range transfer case gave it excellent off-road capabilities, which made it well-suited for military use in a variety of environments.