This survivor 1 1/2 ton 4-Wheel drive truck is ready to roll! Everything works; rebuilt 1960 235 Chev. engine, new seals, redone brakes w/silicon fluid, lots of NOS parts, including speedometer, new canvas, new radial directional tires, two like-new spare Mitas tires, new U-joint, NOS Canadian padlocks, new battery & much more! This Commonwealth 4X4 Lorry is fully loaded! This British lorry that survived World War Two and went to Norway. Following the 1945 German surrender, the Brits went to Norway to disarm and send the Hun packing. Rather than shipping it back to the UK, the Crown gave it to Norway. Later the Norwegians de-mobbed it. I imported it 15 years ago. Years of work, on and off, followed. After being made road worthy, it was displayed at the Air & Military Museum of the Ozarks. I then drove it home and spent the next two years doing everything I had not yet done to it. There are two YouTube videos that show it at a Missouri reenactment; 1941 Canadian Chevrolet Goes to War! (Weldonkrieg) & 1941 Chevrolet Goes to War! – Part II. These show the canvas tarpaulin in a lower position. The back bows are adjustable. It can be lowered to fit an 8-foot door. Fully raised with larger tarp it is just under 10′ feet in height. Bows can be removed. Cab height sans bows is, 7’3″. Empty the truck weighs 7,000 lbs. Today it weights 9,000 lbs. It has a ton of spares, tools, chains, buckets (canvas & metal), battery charger, rifle holders (3), supplies, jerricans (5), original WD ammo cans, aux. generator, lighting, space heater, hot plate, 2 sets of side curtains (NOS & Norwegian army), stool, folding table, folding chair, lanterns, web gear, and even comes with black RCOC beret, helmet, and BD jacket. Vehicle is marked at Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (ammo depot), 5th Canadian Armored Division that served in Italy (Cassino) and NW Europe in 45. It even comes with heater, turn signals, extra US WWII tail lights and mirrors for safety. It was set up as a rolling WWII re-enactment camper and work shop. Rack in back holds 12 WWII 303 ammo cases, serves as work table w/vise. There is even a CD player inside the cab! Manuals and parts books included. It isn’t perfect nor a total rehab, but it is fully roadworthy, will scream down the highway at 58MPH with the wind up its back, but it is a dependable machine. The six-cylinder Chev. engine is a 1960 235 that was rebuilt after it came in from Norway. The original 216 was rusted out from the inside. The 235 is a far better engine. It easily will cruise at 40-45 mph. Speedometer and much of the instruments and lighting were replaced. It has a clear Missouri title. Located in the St. Louis area. If it is such a hoot (I do enjoy driving it), why do I want to sell it? I am the founder of the WWIIHRS, now retired and getting older. The lorry, while not as big as the 4 tonner 6X6 Diamond T once owned, it may soon be too big for me. I worry the day may come when I have to change a tire while alone. Getting the spare down is easy. Putting the flat back up in the bad, another matter. I have hundreds of photos taken of it during its rejuvenation. Ask and you may receive them. Additional: I took one of those modern GI truck aluminum step ladders and fitted to the back of the lorry so you do not have to climb in back there. I would consider something WWII and smaller in part trade.
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Location: Florissant, Missouri, United States