1947 M16 Studebaker Truck Dump Stake Bed parts or Yard Art or Advertise $$$

Price: - Item location: Arroyo Grande, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Studebaker
  • Model: M16
  • Type: truck
  • Year: 1947
  • Mileage: 55250
  • VIN: m16c244688
  • Color: Orange
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1947 Studebaker M16

WOW a 1947 M16 Studebaker Dump Truck
Note the M16 is a RARE one indeed with a bigger motor too! Wow what a find!

has dump bed slash stake bed some of the wood stakes are not in truck but easy to get a 2x6

ready for restoration
use as yard art for your winery or wedding venue Only 20k of these made during war times own a piece of history
Found on Central Coast and looks to have been sitting for quite some time
yes it has some rust mainly surface rust main issue seems to be behind driver seat
Info from web searches

The M-series Studebaker trucks came in several versions both pre and post WW II. TheM-5was a 1/2 ton PU. TheM15was the 3/4 ton version. TheM15Awas the one & 1-1/2 ton version. TheM5,M15, andM15Aall came with theChampion169 ci. engine, only. TheM161-1/2 & 2 ton versions came with the more powerfulCommander226 ci. engine. TheStudebaker US6version was produced during the war to government specifications; using a different nose and engine configuration, in both a 4x6 & 6x6 versions of a 2-1/2 ton truck. In early 1945, Studebaker was given permission to produce some M Series trucks for civilian use. These early post war civilian trucks used theStudebaker US6cab with the government style swing out windshield.

Like most truck lines, the Studebaker M Series trucks could be had in any number of body styles. Only pickup beds were offered on theM5,M15, &M15Aversions from the factory; however, through several custom body manufacturers, any number of configurations could be had on all versions.

While theM16version used the largerCommander226 ci. engine, through the use of a different fire wall on these cabs, all the other front sheet metal stayed the same. However, a spacer was used in the front fenders to accommodate the larger front wheel track of theM16.

First put into production in November 1940, it saw extensive action during the Second World War, specifically in theSouth East Asiantheatre againstJapan. In particular, theseStudebaker US6version of the M-series Studebaker trucks were used in the construction of the Burma road. A large number of these trucks also served in theRussianforces as part of aid given to the country by the U.S.

Shows the vin number was used in 1947