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Rare collection of WWII, HMVs up for public auction

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Military vehicle enthusiasts, listen up! Government Liquidation, the exclusive sales channel for Defense Department surplus, will be auctioning a collection of antique vehicles on behalf of the Jack Braton Tomlin Trust.

A total of 24 vehicles, built from the 1940s through the 1960s and all ranging in make, model, build and condition, will be available to the public starting Tuesday, May 21, via online auction site

The vehicles, used exclusively by the U.S. Military both domestically and internationally, range from cargo trucks, utility trucks, fire trucks, tractor trucks and dump trucks. All of them start and run.

All were procured over the years by Jack Tomlin, a U.S. Marine, who upon his retirement, began collecting WWII military paraphernalia and military vehicles and transporting them to his hometown of Tooele, Utah, until he passed away in 2010.

Some of these vehicles up for auction include:


1944 GMC CCKW 2.5 ton cargo truck brought back from Europe. It was used in WWII and has a serial number of 89 out of more than half a million made. The vehicle was reconditioned in ’52.


1954 Dodge M37 4x4 (which is rare) with rails and troop bench seating.


1966 Ford Motor 1/4 ton utility truck M151A1; comes with a 1966 1/4 ton cargo trailer.


1953 Studebaker Corp 2.5 ton 6x6 M275 tractor truck.


1955 Dodge 1.5 ton 6x6 personal cargo truck with plow attachment. Model WC-62.

Bidding for the 24 vehicles begins Tuesday, May 21 at 12am ET and closes Thursday, May 23 at 5pm ET. Bidding for each vehicle starts at $25. Interested buyers can preview the vehicles ahead of time at the Tooele, UT, location upon request.

For more information on the entire catalog of vehicles including photos, videos and bidding information, visit:

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