Up for sale is my 1942 M3A1 White Scout Car which I finished restoring in 2009. The restoration was a complete frame off restoration using NOS parts and parts from several suppliers. The engine was complete rebuilt by an automotive machine shop here in Tyler and it runs like a top.
Items rebuilt: brakes, steering box, brake booster, transmission, transfer case, drive shafts, all bearings including wheel and transfer assemblies, radiator cored, and gauges rebuilt; if you name it, it was worked on.
With the Scout Car is a full set of canvas including top bows, extensions, carry bag for extensions, door posts door canvas, top canvas with straps and carry bag for the canvas. The large bag on the rear of the vehicle has all of the door and top canvas. The SCR 508 radio also works from the back of the vehicle or at the commander’s station.
Since the restoration, the Scout Car has been in several shows and convoys and featured in the MVPA Supply Line in 2010. It has participated in several ARMVPA Red Ball convoys and the 2015 Bankhead Convoy. This vehicle certainly draws a lot of attention and is fun to drive. And, for the people up North, it has the very rare heater that works.
Some History: During the restoration, markings on the front bumpers indicated the vehicle was assigned to the 2nd Armored Division, 82 Recon. Battalion, truck A-2. The hood numbers were also the original as found during the restoration. The Data Plate is the original and this was a Greek Return in the mid 80’s. I purchased it from a collector here in Texas and transported it, 4 truckloads of parts, to my farm in East Texas.
The vehicle is complete from the bulkhead forward or has NOS parts installed. The storage boxes are reproduction as is the tread plate in the back. I am not sure about the rear bumper and brackets. The side armor is original and was cut or demilled. I welded all pieces with nickel and dressed them down.
Location: East Texas
Contact: Mike Gamble 903-479-3289, firstname.lastname@example.org