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Lot 122

1941 Chevrolet C15 CMP Personnel Carrier

Sold for $25,000


Manufacturer: General Motors of Canada Ltd., Oshawa, Ontario

Production Year: 1941

Engine: Chevrolet 216-cid ohv, in-line, liquid-cooled, 85-hp, six-cylinder, gasoline

Transmission: Four-speed: four forward, one reverse

Length: 14-feet, 2-inches

Width: 7-feet, 2-inches

Height: 8-feet (to top of cargo area bonnet)

Weight: Approximately 3-tons (loaded)

Armor: None

Armament: None

Maximum Road Speed: 47-mph

Maximum Load Capacity: 1500-pounds (3/4-ton)

Wheelbase: 101-inches

Markings: German (captured), 21st Panzer Division, Afrika Korps



The Chevrolet C15 was one of the first CMP (Canadian Mili-Pattern) model trucks built in World War II. No specific military designs were available when war broke out in September, 1939. Up to 1939, the Canadian Army relied largely on commercial trucks of American design built by subsidiaries of Chrysler, Ford and General Motors. To meet British needs, the Canadian Department of National Defense immediately stepped up production of civilian models. These trucks, classified as Modified Civilian Vehicles, served as a stop-gap until the CMPs entered production in 1940. The CMPs featured standardized military-style cabs with semi-forward-control driving positions. They used American designed engines and running gear, but were built to fit in with the standard British categories of 8-cwt, 15-cwt, 1-ton, 30-cwt and 3-ton capacities. Chevrolet, along with Ford, combined efforts to produce vehicles with an exceptionally high degree of interchangeability. The Chevrolet C15 displayed features the first pattern (1940) cab. The headlight arrangement on the C15 displayed is not typical (they were usually mounted on the fenders). Approximately 11,000 Chevrolet C15s were built. They were replaced in production by improved C15As in 1942.

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