Lot 0308: 1943 Dodge WC 54 Ambulance (USA)
The Dodge WC-54, Ambulance, 3⁄4-ton, 4 x 4 (SNL, Standard Nomenclature List, supply catalog designation G-502) was the main military ambulance variant of the prolific Dodge WC series of light 4 x 4 trucks, developed during World War II.
Built from 1942 until 1945, they served as the U.S. Army's main dedicated ambulance (besides the many multi-purpose jeeps serving as such), with many also serving in the Korean War, in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, some used as late as 1953; and others serving as late as the 1960s in the armies of some European countries.
The WC-54 Ambulance saved tens of thousands of lives. They were so reliable that most remained active under various operators well into the 1960s. A crucial aspect was their excellent off-road characteristics, which allowed them to approach front lines in the most remote terrain and adverse conditions.
The US Army’s main dedicated ambulance during WW2.
This particular Dodge WC-54 Ambulance is nicely restored and in good running condition.
Date of Delivery 1943
Chassis / VIN Nr. 81636505
Engine number T2I4- 97479
Registration USA 731820
Location: Etten-Leur, the Netherlands
Condition: Nicely restored condition
Permits: No specific permits required
Between € 18.000 and € 25.000