1943 Chevrolet CMP (Heavy Utility) & Trailer Rare For Sale
For Sale, the opportunity to buy a very rare 1943 Chevrolet CMP C8A Heavy Utility 4x4 Truck.
This iconic British military vehicle was built in 1943 in Oshawa, Canada, and was part of the Canadian Military Patterns (CMP) that were produced for Britain as part of the war effort after their losses at Dunkirk. This is the Chevrolet version fitted with an original 3.5L “216ci Stovebolt” straight-6 engine which has recently had re-seated valves, a new head, waterpump, chest, exhaust, intake and rocker cover gaskets fitted as well as a switchable electronic ignition, new plugs, leads, coil, alternator, exhaust, hand-brake cable and distributor amongst other items. All 5 wheels are in good condition with plenty of tread and it also includes the 2 rare front cab side windows.
This variant of the Chevrolet is the smaller C8A (101inch wheel base) which has the rare 4 wheel drive transfer box, which has proved very handy during our adventures. Originally we believe it would have been a Heavy Utility Personnel (HUP), but possible a (HUA) or (HUW) but during its life after the war, the rear has been removed and at some point the pick-up & canvas added, which makes it more user friendly for camping/touring. The rear bench-seats convert to two single beds.
Not included in the sale are the ammo boxes, the tiny-tim generator, petrol cans or camo net, but the net is available and can be purchased separately.
Included in the sale is the Ben Hur Trailer clone, but this is being advertised separately & is available on it's own for £800.00. This 1 tonne 2-wheeled, iconic American WW2 Ben-Hur Trailer clone built by Polynorm in 1950s. It’s been repainted in British Olive Drab to match the truck and has been fitted with a newer Nato PVC water-proof trailer cover. Inside, it still sports the wooden slatted upper sides and a newly fitted 18mm plywood-base.
The trailer does not come with the trailer weight and “T” plates or additional pull-out canvas’. These will be removed before sale
This is perfect opportunity to own an iconic WW2 vehicle to use as is and enjoy the shows & events of the 75 years since the end of the war or for a restorer to turn it back into a rarely available, scarce and very pricey HUP (£40-45k). It has served us well during our adventures and most recently the XXX Corps run from Lommel (Belgium) to Arnhem for the 75 year Operation Market Garden memorials. Out of 300 iconic British World War 2 vehicle on tour, this was the only C8A featured. Unfortunately other commitments now force sale, but would consider PX for a Tilly or Jeep.