1977 Dodge W200 Pickup
The United States military instituted the Commercial Utility Cargo
Vehicle or "CUCV" Program to provide a cheaper, light utility
vehicle to augment the purpose-built-but expensive-Gama Goats and
M151 series 1/4-ton trucks that were approaching the end of their
service life. The military intended to replace the M715 5/4-ton
trucks and any M37 3/4-ton trucks still in service with the new
For consignment a former W200 Pickup with its M884 add ons
including a 250 shelter (standard bed with seating) 24-volt, 100
AMP electrical system and communications kit. Now wrapped in
silver, (original army green underneath) it retains its 250 shelter
configuration, and 4-wheel drive. A recently (less than 500 miles)
engine and transmission rebuild and was used as a work truck for a
With the original army green underneath, areas of silver wrap are
now on, and remaining exterior surfaces are bathed in primer gray.
The bed is still the original army green, and has the seating
installed. Panels are straight and rust free, and overall the truck
has an interesting patina. Noted on back is the civilian step up
package to aid in entering the back bed seating. Black bumpers are
on either end, and black wall tires sans any wheel covers add to
the utilitarian look.
Olive Drab metal covered with some black vinyl trimmings on the
doors, along with a nice black vinyl smooth bench stretching from
both of those doors is seen. The original dash, very clean is
upfront, and rubber flooring protects the metal floors below. A
radio delete truck covers all the basics.
A 318 ci V8 fully rebuilt less than 500 miles ago is within a clean
engine bay. Some new wiring and blue block and valve covers also
are noted. This mill is topped with a 4-barrel carburetor and has a
rebuilt transmission on back which is an automatic. An additional
small shifter is located in the hump and actuates the 4WD
Underneath shows no rust, and a few minor areas of undercoating
peeling, but very structurally strong, and oil drip free transfer
cases and rear axle. Disc brakes for the front, and drums for the
rear provide plenty of stopping power when fully loaded.
I gathered up the Classic Auto Mall "troops" and they piled into
the back for the test drive. This truck started right up, idled
smoothly, and we were off to the test track. Here with my crew in
tow I had a nice ride with good acceleration, and handling, the
troops stated otherwise, but hey to get them out of the office so
what did they care! A nice drive and some fun to boot.
Instead of that "toaster" for your suburbia shuttling of the soccer
team, you may want to consider this. Imagine showing up to the
match and your team piling out of this truck! Intimidation at its
best, and for the off season, some 4WD capabilities. Interesting
utilitarian color combo, all working and running smooth. "You're in
the Army now...you're not behind a plow, you're diggin' a ditch you
S.O.B you're in the Army now!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.