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1945 Studebaker US6 Military 6x6 - $7,500 (Walla Walla)

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condition: fair
cylinders: 6 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 68778
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: truck
1945 Studebaker US6 6x6 2.5 ton built in late 1945. Titled as 1946. Department of the Interior signage shows through on doors along with original olive drab paint from government duty prior to being sold into private ownership and painted red.

I purchased it in 2017 from a farm estate sale (wheat farm in the foothills of the Blue Mountains above Waitsburg, Washington) and it came with a title dating back to 1958. They'd painted it red and added an extended flatbed with hoist and convertible racks for hauling wheat (racks not included) (hydraulic ram for hoist inoperative as after-market pump drive chain disconnected). They also added a front boom to work with the factory installed Tulsa winch mounted on the front frame ahead of the radiator (boom not included, factory Tulsa pto winch is intact). 5-speed with 2 wheel-drive or 6 wheel-drive. I had the carb rebuilt and the fuel filter changed in 2017 and the Hercules JXD 6 purrs like a kitty with a farm field exhaust equipped with a rain-cap.

In February 2024 I had the oil changed, the carb adjusted, the front driveshaft reinstalled with a new u-joint and a new Napa 8-volt battery installed.

Runs, shifts, and stops however the tires are very old and the well-worn front tires are out-of-round due to being parked for years (from the tread design the fronts might??? be original). Speedometer and Odometer work and the mileage may be original but after so many years I cannot guarantee it. Very small amount of rust in the lower left rear cab corner. Window glass shows cracking and the driver's vent glass is missing as is the rear glass.

The Studebaker cab design was unique from other similar looking WWII era military trucks in that the two-piece windshields open forward and out for ventilation and the vent glass design in the doors is pillarless so when the side glass is cranked down there is no channel-pillar between that opening and the vent opening which again adds to better ventilation for the occupants when the vent glass is opened to 90 degrees.

Seat upholstery is good.

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