Serious Equipment: 1941 Dodge WC 12

'41 Dodge WC 12

When it comes to heavy duty rigs, military grade trucks are just about guaranteed to be the toughest things around. Listed here on eBay is this 1941 Dodge WC 12 4×4 manufactured for the US Military, parked in Fenton, California with a current bid of $6,300 at the time of writing. This Dodge looks ready for action and should be able to handle anything you throw at!

'41 Dodge WC 12 engine

Recent maintenance includes: fuel tank cleaned, brakes are new, new wiring harness installed and a head gasket kit.  Other new parts that are not installed as of yet include a speedometer and wiper motors. The fluids have been changed and the truck has been driven around the owner’s shop.

'41 Dodge WC 12 bed

New boards have been installed in the bed.  It appears the boards are being protected by painters tape, so we assume they still need stain applied.

'41 Dodge WC 12 right rear

There are also new running boards installed on the truck.

'41 Dodge WC 12 door

If there was any rust it appears to be repaired and/or painted over. There is no mention of the history of ownership or the presence of any rust. This truck is titled and you can inspect and drive it. This really is one serious pickup. So do you need an ex-military 4×4?

Motor-on,
Robert

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Comments

  1. Howard A Member

    While certainly not rare, they made like a 1/4 million of these. And while many were blown to smithereens, I’m sure many survived or were never shipped at all, and it’s not surprising to see one turn up. Couldn’t ask for a tougher truck, however, in it’s present form, it would only be a hobby truck, as I believe, 45-50 is top speed, and probably rides like, well, an Army truck. Great find. Here’s just a few made for the war.
    http://www.tripodgirl.com/memories/uploaded_images/army_trucks-731693.jpg

  2. JW

    DROOL, I love it !!!

  3. 1969Deuce

    Out of pocket, the gas tank and wiring harness are about $1200. There’s significant labor in this. I’d hope the interior is as nice as the exterior.

    Depending on the factory or motor pool, I think the bed would have been finished with shellac or paint. This looks like a very fair deal in nice shape.

    I’d personally drop that to 35 – 40 for realistic cruising. Low gearing and old parts deserve a conservative right foot. Dinging it up as a work truck would be a shame.

    I like it a lot. For as many as were made, this series doesn’t show up very often at the shows. I suspect many were surplused and then run in to the ground in civilian or state/municipal duty.

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  4. Mike

    I would say the blue is what is call Marine wood, it is coated in a blue resin to protect it from the water it was used for years around boat slips and such to help to prevent it from rotting so fast but it was also used for many years in bathroom floors because of the water issue you would have. It is also a pain to cut!
    Looks nice I wish sometimes I was into collection old Military rigs, this would be nice to add to a collection.

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