Lot 0356: 1940 Chevrolet F.A.T. (Canada)
The Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) is a four-wheel-drive towing vehicle used with the 25 Pounder Field Gun and the 17 Pounder Anti-Tank Gun during the Second World War. Under the vehicle is a very heavy winch for moving the gun or to winch the vehicle in bad terrain.
Ford and General Motors in Canada produced over 22,000 FATS during the war.
This FAT is a very rare survivor of the Chevrolet 8440/CGT series. To be exact, an early 1940 example Model 84-40 of the variant known as a FAT-1 with a 7A2 body and No.11 cab produced by The General Motors of Canada Limited, Oshawa Walkerville Regina Works Vehicle was delivered in TBRA Trim and paint F.C. 98. It was fully restored in a 4-year restoration period by a team of professionals.
Description CMP FAT (Field Artillery Tractor) Quad
Model Chevrolet 8440/CGT Tractor, 4x4, Field Artillery (FAT-1) with a 7A2 body and No.11 in TBRA Trim
Color F.C. 98
Manufacturer General Motors of Canada Limited
Production figures Ford and General Motors in Canada produced over 22,000 FATS during WW-II
Net Weight 10,880 lbs. (4.935 kg.)
Gross weight 13,200 lbs. (5.987 kg.)
Crew 1 (one) driver and 5 (five) passengers
Engine Chevrolet, straight 6-cyl 216 cubic inch (3,54 lt.) petrol engine
85 bhp (63 kW) @ 3,400 rpm
Transmission Manual operated gearbox 4 forward, 1 reverse, front wheel drive & high / low gear
Suspension Beam axles on leaf springs
Max. speed 45 miles/hour (74 kilometers/hour)
Dimensions Length: 169 in (4,29 m)
Width: 90 in (2,28 m)
Height: 96 in (2,44 m)
Wheelbase 101 in (2,56 m)
Electrical installation 6 Volt
Date of production September 15 1940 (09-15-1940)
VIN Nr. 0844002482
Canadian registration CH421755
Road registration Belgium road registration (OBP 771)
Location: Turnhout Belgium
Condition: Class A Restored
Permits: Not applicable
Detailed brochure available on request.
Between € 30.000 and € 35.000