Legacy - The significance of the 6x6 GMC to NZ

New Zealand was in a dire position after WW2.

Most of our trucks where still overseas, having been succonded to the military in those dark days.

The war in the Pacific was immense, brutal and the conditions that island warfare imposed on the equipment degraded them quicker than any other theatre of war.

All the vehicles were subject to salt-water, many had collision, shell fire and small-arms damage.

Rather than dump them, and put further strain on the United States already immense production capability, a deal was signed with three large car manufacturing companies in Seaview near Wellington to refurbish these vehicles.

It was a very successful enterprise that had massive benefits for New Zealand following the war….