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