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1954 Dodge M37 Military Power Wagon Serial #80260911 on 2040-cars

Year:1954 Mileage:28644
Location:

Northbrook, Illinois, United States

Northbrook, Illinois, United States

1954 DODGE M37 MILITARY POWER WAGON SERIAL #80260911.

"The Dodge M37 (G-741) was a three-quarter ton four wheel-drive truck. It superseded the Dodge WC-51, WC-52 and WC-54 trucks in US service and was used extensively by the United States armed forces during the Korean War. A number of variants were produced with slightly different configurations: the M42 command truck, V41 telephone maintenance vehicle, M43 ambulance, M152 enclosed utility truck, and R2 air field fire engine."

  • Model: T245 Dodge
  • Type: "L" Head, 6 cylinder
  • Power: 78 bhp (58.2 kW) at 3200 rpm
  • Displacement: 230 cubic inches (3.8 L)
  • Bore: 31/4 in (82.6 mm), Stroke: 45/8 in (117 mm)
  • Oil capacity: 6 U.S. quarts (5.7 L; 5.0 imp qt)
  • Radiator capacity: 25 U.S. quarts (24 L; 21 imp qt)
This historic piece was purchased by myself 10 years ago. It was used as a museum piece in my collection of Motorcycles, Antique Cars and Trucks. It was displayed in a climate controlled environment for all to see and has been kept in a climate controlled environment since.

The Truck is in GREAT condition! This classic is a running, driving unit, complete with a wooden bench that folds, and locks in an up right position. It also features, three removable support bars for its canvas top and of course a bed mounted machine gun.

This Collectable Dodge M37 (G-741) is for sale Locally, Nationally, and we also welcome International buyers to bid as well. Inspections are available and welcomed before bidding.

A $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of auction close. Full payment is due within 7 days. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. I am however willing to work with you to help make this transaction as easy as possible and I am willing to discuss other shipping options.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding this Vehicle.

Terms of Sale: Please be advised that by placing a bid you are entering into a legally binding contract and are committed to purchasing the vehicle described above. The details of this commitment are further outlined in the eBay User Agreement. Buyer is also responsible for sales tax.

Please see all pictures included.

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Other than the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota isn't generally a hot topic, but that just means that cool stuff can hide in the open waiting to be discovered. Case in point: the classic car dealer Frankman Motor Company that operates three locations in Sioux Falls, SD.
Unearthed by the folks at Bring a Trailer, Frankman is a treasure trove of vintage, American iron. Their collection is full of the type of vehicles your irresponsible but cool uncle would show up with when you were a kid. Even better, these cars are priced at a level a working man can afford.
If you are lusting about a cruiser then Frankman has a 1956 Cadillac Deville Hard Top Sedan (pictured right) with 82,896 miles for $12,975. It's painted a color called Cascade Grey, but looks more like a pastel purple in pictures. While it needs some repairs to the accessories, the Caddy runs and drives, which is all you really need.

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The shootout comes courtesy of the internet series Generation Gap, and its concept is super-simple. One guy prefers classics, and the other likes newer rides. They choose a category, pick two vehicles and put them head to head. In this case, neither is exactly modern, though. The Ford is more than old enough to receive Social Security checks, and the Dodge is hardly a young whippersnapper.
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