White 666 Prime Mover

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Buyer’s premium 16.5 % of the hammer price and VAT according General Conditions
Location: Little Tey, Colchester, United Kingdom
Year of production: 11-1943
Country of origin: United States of America
Manufacturer: White Motor Company
Type: G514 6x6
General condition: Very good condition/runner.
Estimated Price: Between € 40.000 and € 50.000

Movie: White 666 Prime Mover

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Auction starting April 19, 2024 12:00 am

Condition

This truck has been Class A restored (completed 12-2023). Restoration was carried out by a highly regarded UK restoration company. Ready for all commemorations in 2024 / 2025.

History

In 1939–1941 the Army Ordnance Corps was developing a complete line of tactical trucks that could operate over all roads and cross-country terrain in all weather. A 6-ton (5,400 kg) payload rated 6×6 truck to tow anti-aircraft artillery was needed. The Corbitt Company, a small company who had sold the US Army trucks since 1917, began delivering 200 prototypes in 1940. In 1941 their improved Model 50SD6, with a larger engine and different hood and fenders, was standardized and went into production, but White Motor Company soon became their largest producer. Brockway Motor Company began in 1942, and The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company (FWD) in 1945. Ward LaFrance also built the chassis. Seven body types were built, some by more than one manufacturer. All manufacturer’s models were virtually identical, with very minor variations. Early models had closed cabs with full doors; in 1942 open cabs with half doors were introduced.

Prime mover cargo truck
Prime movers were used to tow field artillery pieces, they also transported gun crews, equipment, and ammunition. They had a pintle hitch at the rear for towing up to 40,000 lb (18,000 kg). Another pintle at the front could be used to emplace the piece. A mid-mounted 25,000 lb (11,000 kg) winch had a centered cable drum and a capstan on the right side. Pulleys and rollers routed the cable under the body and out the rear frame cross-member.
With a short wheelbase, mid-mounted winch, and short overhang, the body could only be 9 ft (2.74 m) feet long. Both sides had sideboards with fold down troop seats and bows for a tarpaulin. Two spare tires were mounted inside the body, one along each side. Early models had all steel bodies, in 1942 they were replaced by largely wood types to conserve steel. All Corbitts (3,077) were prime movers, White also built 3,547.

Technical

Manufacturer: White Motor Company
Model: G514, 6×6, prime mover w/winch
Manufacturing date: nov-43
Serial number: 284486
Length: 24 ft 1 in (7,34 m)
Width: 8 ft (2,44 m)
Height (top up): 9 ft 6 in (2,90 m)
Height (top down): n/a
Weight: 22.900 lb (10.400 kg)
Max. speed (land): 37 mph (60 km/h)
Max. speed (water): n/a
Operational range: 200 mi (320 km)
Main armament: n/a
Secondary armamant: n/a
Engine: Hercules HXD, 855 cu in (14.0 L) L-head inline 6 cylinder gasoline, 202 hp
Crew: 1 driver , 10 artillery men
Armor: n/a
Production numbers: 3.547 Prime Movers were built by White

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