Restoration & History
All of the vehicles in the collection are in operating condition. All have been restored as needed. Most of the trucks came from Europe where they had been preserved by the Austrian, Norwegian, French and Italian armies who had received these vehicles after World War II from the US Government under the lend/lease act. Most of them had spent quiet years in the various armies of Western Europe, maybe hauled out once or twice a year for some maneuvers but at the same time maintained very well.
Some of the previously French-owned vehicles undoubtedly saw some combat in Vietnam, Algeria or elsewhere in Africa and other corners of the globe. But they were not butchered, chopped up or otherwise mutilated as so many stateside surplus military vehicles which did hard labor in quarries, fields, mines and other environments. The only vehicles needed a complet frame-up restoration were the ones acquired in the US, such as the 1942 Ford GPW and the 1942 Chevrolet G7117 which was resurrected from several "basket cases" by its prefious owner.
All specifications noted on the info pages for each vehicle are show "as known." If you have corrections or input concerning any of the vehicles we would love to hear from you. Please contact us via the "Contact" menu at the top right of each page.