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1942 Dodge "Job Rated" 1/2 Ton Pickup

1942 Dodge Other Pickups

Condition: Used
Make: Dodge
Model: Other Pickups
SubModel: WC
Year: 1942
Mileage: 150,000
VIN: 411273222
Color: Black
Engine: 218 Straight 6 Flathead
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Manual 2WD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Salem, Oregon, United States

Description for Dodge Other Pickups 1942

A very rare offering in excellent condition! An older frame-off full numbers matching restoration.Why rare? Because the United State's entry into World War 2 happened December 7th 1941 and the civilian automotive manufacturers were given until February 1942 to to dump their civilian stock of civilian vehicles and retool for the "War Machine"
In the 1942 model year, automobile production was capped at barely one million units when civilian manufacturing was suspended early in February. Volume had topped 3.6 million vehicles in 1941, a figure the car biz would not match again until 1949. Following Pearl Harbor, the industry's entire output was focused on military production, creating what President Franklin Roosevelt called the "arsenal of democracy." It was the most awesome industrial war machine the world had ever seen.
Of the handful of passenger cars manufactured in January '42, many used painted rather than plated exterior trim, as chromium was declared a strategic material. Extremely rare today, these vehicles are known as blackout or victory models. Starting on January 1, sales of all new vehicles were strictly rationed, with the remaining inventories stockpiled and slowly meted out over the balance of the war for military and strategic civilian use.
So this vehicle was one of the very last pre-war civilian Dodge pickups! Have a look at the build record - it cites this truck's delivery date was January 20th 1942.
As mentioned above, the is a NUMBERS MATCHING vehicle and to even go further in that direction, I replaced the distributor, carburetor, starer and fuel pump so that all of these sub-assemblies model numbers would be 100% matching
It has an entirely new brake system
And that bed in the pickup - what kind of wood is it? CURLY CALIFORNIA BLACK OAK!!
Here is a deal hard to beat, the Hula Lady comes with the truck!
I won 4 trophies at the first 4 shows i attended with this truck