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Bryan
Hagerty Employee

Gen. Patton’s U.S. Army Dodge could command big bucks—especially if it’s the real deal

If the U.S. Army vehicle at Worldwide’s upcoming Auburn sale in June is indeed General George S. Patton’s Dodge WC57 Command Car, it could command big bucks. But without detailed documentation, will bidding suffer? We actually know the answer to that question already, since the same vehicle failed to reach its $60K minimum at RM Sotheby’s Auburn auction three years ago, likely because of the same lingering questions. Read the full article on Hagerty.com:

 

https://www.hagerty.com/media/auctions/gen-pattons-u-s-army-dodge-could-command-big-bucks-especially...

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Clintie56
Passenger

Thought Patton' s jeep was blown up during the war

sonofthor
Passenger

The filmmaker of “On Any Sunday” is Bruce Brown, not Bill. Prior to that , he made the quintessential surf film, “The Endless Summer.”

drlsursen
New Driver

tools aren't same as original picture with Patton.  No rear emblems......get it right if you expect to capitalize on Gen Patton !

sammyboy989
New Driver

Agreed. Plus the hand rail behind the front seats, looks more robust in the historical photos, than on the re-creation.

drlsursen
New Driver

you keep saying in video it IS Pattons, but you actually disclaimer you don't know.  A lot of hype and false statements in video.  What you DON'T know, is what you don't know !

drlsursen
New Driver

ID Numbers on HOOD are not even correct placement in this REPRODUCTION !

wv-avas
Passenger

The machine gun is a .30 caliber M1919, not an M-Duce.

jcav48
Pit Crew

It's so difficult to verify, Patton used a number of vehicles during the war, jeeps to halftracks and even light tanks. Good luck trying to pin this down. As an aside, the machine gun mounted on this vehicle is not an M2 .50 cal, it's an M1919 .30 cal. And a question on the markings, in my (long past) Army days, the CO's vehicle was always HQ-6, not HQ-1...maybe they did it differently in WWll. 

ganjoka
Passenger

I think it would depend on whether the sloop was anchored or under sail.