General Patton's Command Car on offer at USAmericana Festival Auction

General Patton's Command Car on offer at USAmericana Festival Auction

The inaugural Americana Festival will showcase military, aviation, vehicle, and memorabilia auctions. Among the many significant military offerings slated to go under the hammer is a Dodge WC-57 Command Car, assigned to the 3rd army motor pool during WWII and purpose-built for General Patton and his command.

Purpose-built military vehicle produced from 1942 to 1945
Command Car with off-road capability with 4×4 drivetrain
Armed with Browning .30 caliber machine gun
Could be equipped with a radio set
Forerunner of the famed post-war Dodge Power Wagon

Powered by Dodge’s durable 230 cid, inline six-cylinder engine
This particular command car was a part of the 3rd Army headquarters' motor pool
Specially modified for General George Patton with armor plating and high-volume horns and siren
Includes 'three-star general’ and ‘3rd Army HQ’ pennants

 

All auction proceeds will benefit the J. Kruse Education Center, a dedicated 501(c)(3) organization providing career pathway development to both veterans and students.


About the Patton Command Car
Forerunner of the famed post-war Dodge Power Wagon, the celebrated Dodge WC-57 command car was a purpose-built military vehicle, produced from 1942 to 1945, with off-road capability and 4x4 drivetrain. This particular command car was a part of the 3rd Army headquarters' motor pool, specially modified for General George Patton with armor plating and high-volume horns and siren.


This vehicle is powered by Dodge's durable 230 cid, inline six-cylinder engine and is armed with a Browning .30 caliber machine gun and includes ‘three-star general’ and ‘3rd Army HQ’ pennants.


"This extraordinary vehicle is obviously not only very historically significant, but it’s also eminently usable, even today, and would be a wonderful asset for parades, reenactments, and period display," said John Kruse, Principal of Worldwide Auctioneers.

Worldwide Auctioneers  Four-Day Festival • Two Auctions • One Great Purpose
June 11-14 • Auburn, Indiana


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