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This humble ’41 Chevy is a WWII workhorse from Canada’s MCP output

Overshadowed by the $150,000 sale of General Patton’s Dodge command car, this 1941 Chevrolet 1543 GS pickup sold at a properly modest $6250 at Worldwide’s Auburn auction last weekend. Clad in a panoply of flat-olive steel, it’s the unassuming type.


Nonetheless, the truck has a fascinating history. One of Canada’s many so-called Modified Conventional Pattern (MCP) vehicles produced for World War II, its footprint traveled far beyond the boundaries of its birthplace in Oshawa, Ontario.


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