AUCTION: Cummins 4BT–Powered 1954 Dodge M37 5-Speed

Classic Military Dodge Truck With Cummins-Power...

A vintage 1954 Dodge M37, originally a military workhorse, is now turning heads on BringATrailer.com with its impressive blend of classic ruggedness and modern enhancements. This iconic truck has undergone significant modifications, making it a unique find for enthusiasts seeking both nostalgia and functionality.
1954 Dodge M37 Military Truck. (BringATrailer).

Under the hood, you won’t find the original powertrain. Instead, the M37 boasts a potent 3.9-liter Cummins turbodiesel inline-four engine, a significant upgrade from its factory configuration. Paired with a ZF 5-speed manual transmission, this setup delivers robust performance both on and off the road.

But it’s not just about power; this M37 has received thoughtful upgrades aimed at improving its usability and comfort. Power-assisted front disc brakes and power steering ensure better handling and control, while power-deployable running boards add convenience to getting in and out of the cabin.

1954 Dodge M37 Military Truck. (BringATrailer).

Step inside, and you’ll find a cabin that balances vintage charm with modern amenities. The green canvas soft top and cloth upholstery evoke the truck’s military roots, while added features like seatbelts and sound-deadening insulation enhance safety and comfort for occupants.

Externally, the truck sports a striking olive drab finish with U.S. Army-inspired graphics, giving it an authentic military look. Custom 17-inch wheels wrapped in beefy Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 40-inch tires not only enhance its appearance but also improve its off-road capability.

1954 Dodge M37 Military Truck. (BringATrailer).

Practical enhancements abound, including a bed-mounted roll bar, a 24-gallon stainless-steel fuel tank for extended range, and a spray-on bedliner for durability. The bed features troop-style wood-slat benches and collapsible scissor stairs, adding to its utility and versatility.

Despite its age, this M37 has been well-maintained, with service records available for inspection. While it may show some signs of wear, such as minor rust patches and blemishes, its overall condition speaks to its enduring appeal and robust construction.

1954 Dodge M37 Military Truck. (BringATrailer).

This unique M37 is currently available for bidding on BringATrailer.com, with the auction ending on Thursday, April 18 at 2:34 p.m. EDT. Whether you’re a military history buff, an off-road enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates vintage vehicles with a modern twist, this customized Dodge M37 offers a compelling blend of nostalgia and performance. 

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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