1945 DUKW for Sale, Original, World War 2, Amphibious 6×6, GMC, running
This is a very nice running DUKW, it always starts right up without hesitation. The original 270 engine was rebuilt in 2018 and converted to a 12 volt system with alternator. Originally from Michigan and never having left the US. This engine runs quiet and strong, no lifter noise or smoke on startup. The DUKW drives down the road very nice. It is street legal to go from road to water and has a clear Indiana title. It is a real pleasure to drive and swim. Very original WWII DUKW that has never been converted for tour use. It mainly saw use for dock placement and has led a very easy life. Never butchered for tour company use, an original DUKW. It’s driven and was swimming summer of 2020
Just a few of the expenses and labor completed on this DUKW; all new rebuilt engine with about 50 miles on it. Resoldered radiator and includes a spare. All lights work and all gages are included. Speedometer is not currently attached.
Brake components are completely rebuilt or new and ready to go. This includes all new braking system from master cylinder, Hyrdovack rebuilt, brake hardware all the way to the pads. The list of new parts keeps going on this rebuild. During this time the axle seals were also replaced. New front 18 ply tires and the rears, new tubes and flaps installed all around. Rims were sandblasted, cleaned and painted in primer.
Dash is in good condition and operates as it should. The tire inflation gauges are included but not installed. Also included in the sale are air hubs, air compressor, bilge pump, radiator, plus more parts than can be listed in this ad. All are not fully restored.
A little history of the DUKW:
Manufacturer: Yellow Truck and Coach Company
Production Years: 1942 -1945
Engine: GMC over-head-valve,270-cid, 94-hp, liquid-cooled, in-line six-cylinder, gasoline
Length: 31 feet
Width: 8 feet, 2-7/8 inches
Height: 8 feet, 9-1/2 inches (with top up)
Weight: 14,880 pounds
Armament: NONE on this example – Could be fitted with a Browning M2 .50 cal. machine-gun on an M36 truck mount
Maximum Speed, Road: 45 mph
Maximum Speed, Water: 6.3 mph
The GMC DUKW – 353 was developed in 1942 in accordance with a directive by the Commanding General, Services of Supply. The directive called for a vehicle that could transport personnel and supplies from ships to beaches without the benefit of prepared harbors and docks. The designation DUKW came from the builder’s code:
K=All wheel drive;
W=Twin rear wheel axles.
Location: Chesterton, Indiana, United States
See listing: 1945 DUKW GMC (from January 2, 2021)