1942 Dodge WC-54 Ambulance

1942 Dodge WC-54 Ambulance

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:  WC-54 Truck, 3/4 ton, 4×4 Ambulance Dodge (G502)

 

The WC-54 Truck, 3/4 ton, 4×4 Ambulance Dodge (G502) had a crew of 2 and a capacity of 4 casualties on litters or 6 casualties seated. Its payload was 1,800 pounds. The 4×4 vehicle rode on 8-ply tires on 16 inch wheels. With a net weight of 5,920 pounds and a gross weight of 7,720 pounds, the truck’s maximum speed was 54 miles per hour.

This vehicle was completely restored in 2014 and retains the original 6 volt system with over $68,000.00 invested.  The Dodge flat head six has less than 500 miles on the restoration.  Everything was replaced to include the wiring harness and all engine components.  Complete drive train restoration, Transmission and power transfer case, u-joints, bearings seals, brakes, gauges (which all work). New tires, tubes, wiper motors, cab heater, weather stripping, pertronix ignition system, on board battery Tender charging system.  Seats have been restored with original type leather covers over springs, the interior rear floor cover was replaced with original type Masonite sheeting, all straps and litters are complete, dome light as well as the military dressed manikin in uniform with medical bags and kits.  Additional pictures upon request.

The vehicle is museum grade and ready for display or show.  Upgrades to the fuel system include a new exact reproduction stainless steel fuel tank was installed on the vehicle in 2017.  DCM Classics in Michigan built the reproduction tank utilizing the original specs to insure proper fit and long lasting service.  These vehicles did not come with turn signals, but due to usage on current highways in the US, a new 6 volt turn signal system was installed with separate light buckets both on the front and rear of the vehicle.  If a new owner did not want the turn signal upgrade, it can be easily removed without damaging the current wiring harness or front fenders.

The vehicle has been featured in the Television Series Military Collectors and would make a great addition to any collection.  There are not many of these restored vehicles on the market and this is an extremely nice one.  Asking price is $62,000.00 US, and will not disappoint.  Restoring one of these vehicles continues to rise in costs, so jump on this one as the price for vehicles of this type are only going up.  If buyer needs shipping assistance within the US, contact information can be provided. Buyer will receive a BOS and clear title at the close of purchase.

For more information or to schedule a visit to see the vehicle:  Email Bob@BobRedfern.com or text/call 803-600-3122. 

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