Unusually Nice Restoration: 1941 Dodge WC-12

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This 1941 Dodge WC-12 is described as a recently finished restoration project. Claimed to have no rust, no body filler and new paint, this early WC looks unusually good inside and out. Further described as a “street legal daily runner” with the ability to cruise at a respectable if not-quite-freeway-ready 50 MPH, the truck takes power from a rebuilt 230ci L-head straight-six, put down through a non-synchronized 4-speed transmission and “fully functional” four-wheel drive. Sale includes a good collection of spare parts, and with ~5,000 miles added since the completion of major mechanical work, the truck should have most bugs worked out. Find it here on eBay in Waynesboro, Virginia with an $18k BIN.

Dodge’s WC-series (W: 1941, C: 1/2 ton) trucks are among the most recognizable ever produced, and were offered in a laundry list of styles. These closed-cab pick-up style trucks are among the rarer, and this one looks ready for further service as soon as it’s black-out lights are restored.

Unusually Nice Restoration: 1941 Dodge WC-12

Dodge initially wanted to use production fenders on their WC line, but off-road testing indicated that mud would quickly clog them, and so these unique WC-spec units were developed.

Unusually Nice Restoration: 1941 Dodge WC-12

The restored bed looks very good, and comes with full canvas for covering your friends or anything else you can think of. Wooden bench seats should be fun for giving rides, and the ammo boxes underneath are a neat touch. A full pioneer kit is mounted to the outside of the tailgate.

Unusually Nice Restoration: 1941 Dodge WC-12

It’s unfortunate that the pictures of the interior are blurry, because it appears to have been restored as nicely as the rest of the truck. New windshield gaskets, door welting and a replaced heater are noted in the ad. Notably, these particular WC’s used production Dodge cabs whose design dates to 1939, rather than the mil-spec ones seen on dedicated weapons carriers. Note the M1 helmet riding shotgun.

Unusually Nice Restoration: 1941 Dodge WC-12

This is one of the cleanest WC/Power Wagon engine bays we’ve seen, housing a “factory rebuilt” 230ci L-head straight-six said to have just ~5,000 miles on it. Oil pressure is reported to be excellent, and while these engines were only rated at 76 HP, they’re real workhorses. Brakes should work as well as they ever did with a new master cylinder and wheel cylinders, the re-cored and sealed radiator should keep everything cool, and the new muffler will keep the neighbors relatively happy.

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