The military SUV Dodge WC-57 will be sold at WorldWide Auctioneers, which will be held from June 11 to 14 in the United States.
The WC-57 SUV for sale was built on the basis of the Dodge model, which the company produced from 1942 to 1945. It was modernized specifically for General George Smith Patton, who commanded the tank corps that fought in France during World War II. Also, the general took part in hostilities in North Africa, in Sicily and Germany. Patton died in a car accident on December 21, 1945, in Germany.
In 1944, the Dodge WC-57 SUV was modernized at the request of the general. The car acquired front and rear armor, a siren, as well as metal flags and red plates with white stars. Also, to the right of the windshield, a 50-caliber Browning machine gun was installed.
Under the hood of the Dodge WC-57 is a 3.8–liter 6-cylinder engine that produces 94 hp. and 250 Nm of torque. Paired with the power unit is a 4-speed manual transmission, transfer case and four-wheel drive. The car has been restored and will be put up for auction at WorldWide Auctioneers, which will be held from June 11 to 14 in the US state of Indiana.