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Rare Running WW1 US Army Original Historical American

Sale price: $2,550.00 make an offer

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Other Makes
Year: 1917
Mileage: 9,999
Engine: 4 cylinder
Trim: USA Liberty Truck
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Rare Running WW1 US Army Original Historical American for sale

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  • Rare Running WW1 US Army Original Historical American

OVERVIEW:

The Liberty truck was born of the US Army requirement for a rugged. reliable. and easily maintained truck fleet to support its entry into WWI. It was a standardized US Army specification and design for a large cargo hauler. It was often referred to as a USA from the lettering on the radiator tank.

It brought together the best designs and reliability of components from within the American truck building industry. The truck was built by fifteen different truck makers. including Selden. Gramm-Bernstein. Garford. Pierce-Arrow. Republic. Bethlehem. Diamond T. Brockway. and Sterling.

The engine was a massive 424 ci. 4-cylinder with a Continental built block. Waukesha heads and crankcase. and Hercules pistons. It is rated at 52 hp. The 4-speed transmission and full floating worm drive rear axle were also joint efforts by the leading firms in their fields. A total of 9452 Liberty trucks were built with production ceasing with the end of the war.

This is a very rare and unrestored original 4x2 Class B 3-tonner in running condition. It carries serial number tag on the engine which identifies it as number B-1575.
Specifications are a wheelbase 160. 5”. total length 261”. width 84”. and height 75”.

DRIVETRAIN:

This Liberty truck retains its original Continental 4 cylinder engine along with all other related components.

The 4-speed standard transmission and the differential are also the original units. It featured low gear reduction. a very low first gear. and locking differential.

CHASSIS:

The frame is solid and straight. with original green paint still evident in many areas. It and all chassis components are solid and original. There is a weld repair mid-way down the left frame rail.
A spare rear tire on rim in included. shown in pic in photo album. The pallet on the chassis with 2 large drill bits is not included as it is not part of the truck.

BODY:

Period photos show that these trucks were very often equipped with a soft top over the cab area. and a stake sided bed with a canvas canopy.
The cowl and hood are in fairly solid and straight condition. The fenders are less so showing some tears in the metal and some dent damage. more so on the left fender.
One hood latch is missing.
A correct original grille rad guard is included. it just hasn't been put back on. Same as shown in historical photo.

SUMMARY:

If you are a historical WWI enthusiast. or a fan of early transportation and hauling. then this is your opportunity to acquire a rare original example.

The few surviving examples are in museums in the USA and UK. or in private collections. as this one is. Rarely do they surface or come available. especially in original unrestored. and fairly complete condition.

Now that he is winding down his restoration activities and has no further plans for this USA. the owner has decided to make this historical war workhorse available.

PAYMENT TERMS:

This historical vehicle is being listed on behalf of the owner. Please email ‘carsgoneby@telus. net' or phone Rick at (403)534-2222 for additional honest and accurate information from a professional auto restorer. All information listed has been gathered from discussions with the owner. and visual inspection by myself. Additional pics are available for viewing at www. carsgoneby. com/PhotoAlbums/1917USA . Additional specific pictures are available upon request. No warranties expressed or implied. Successful bidder to make a minimum payment of 50% of closing bid amount (US funds) within 5 days of auction closing. with the balance payable upon vehicle pick up within 21 days (international) or 14 days (US/Canada).
Payment must be in certifiable form such as cash or wire transfer. Other forms of payment only acceptable with time allowance for instrument to clear bank prior to vehicle being released. Any deviation from. or changes to the preceding terms must be reasonable. and should be requested. discussed. and agreed to prior to bidding and auction closing.

IMPORTANT OTHER:

Please submit all inquiries prior to bidding. and please only bid if you are able and willing to conclude the transaction should you be the winning bidder.
This vehicle is being sold with a Bill of Sale only.
The truck is located in Irricana. Alberta. Canada. about 3 hours north of the Montana border. Please be aware of your shipping costs before bidding. quotes can be provided upon request if necessary. We can help make this a smooth. hassle free experience by arranging all inclusive international transportation and brokerage for you. References relating to similar transactions are available. Cars Gone By has sold and shipped numerous collector vehicles to the USA and worldwide. the majority through Ebay transactions.
Please do not ask us to disclose the reserve price. In fairness to all bidders we will not do so and request that you simply place a bid that is comfortable for you.
Thanks for looking!

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from jason , dated 14 january 2021
Do you have additional pictures of the engine and transmission?
This does run?


from Marty, dated 28 september 2020
I am interested in your Liberty truck

from Mike Gamble, dated 25 may 2019
Available? Additional pictures? Thanks, Mike Gamble

from Kristof, dated 20 july 2018
How much are the shipping costs to Belgium?

from Bill Neidlinger, dated 08 july 2017
Is this truck still available?

from Bill Neidlinger, dated 01 july 2017
Is this car still available?
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