In case you didn’t know, vintage military trucks are a hot thing now. Last week we’ve written about a rare Dodge WC-58 Radio Car and now, we’ve spotted another WWII icon, a 1942 Dodge Command Vehicle— the transport of choice for General Patton himself.
Arriving at the Auburn Spring Auction on May 12, this (still) highly-capable off-roader is an older frame-off rebuild. At its heart, is a six-cylinder Chrysler flathead petrol engine coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission, producing around 100 bhp & 180 ft-lb of torque.
Solid axles on leaf springs front and back ensure the ol’ 4WD Dodge can tackle bumpy terrain, while a folding canvas soft top provides versatility in different weather conditions.
Expected to fetch north of $60K, the truck comes with all the appropriate accessories including an entrenchment tool and axe mounted at the rear, jerry can, spare tire, and even a brass fire extinguisher, presenting itself as it would have in its glorious days.
Photos Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s