Specific: The Chevrolet C8A was
delivered from Canada shortly after WW II. Used as
command cars. Used as late as the early
Historical: Production of the C8A took place in
General Motors of Canada Oshawa factory from 1942.
The C8A, being the smallest type in the Canadian Military
Pattern (CMP) range, was available as personnel carrier
(Heavy Utility Personnel (HUP)), Wireless (HUW) and
ambulance (HUA). All version used the No. 13 cab. Early models had run flat tyres and an extra side door instead of a spare tyre.
The C8A had been introduced as a standardised, purpose-designed,
four-wheel drive replacement for the range of modified two-wheel drive
When production ceased in 1945 nearly 13.000 had been
Length: 4.14 m (163 inches).
Width: 2.00 m (79 inches).
Height: 2.28 m (90 inches).
Weight: 3.339 kg (7.420 lb.).
Engine: GMC 6-cylinder, 3.548 cm3 (216.5 cubic
inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 85 at 3.400 rpm.
Transfer case: Single speed with front axle
Electrical system: 6 volt, negative ground.
Tyres: 9.25 - 16.
without preparation: 61 cm (24 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 113 liter (25 gallons).
Range: 440 km (275 miles).
Crew: 1 + 5.