I have a Chevrolet 3 Ton Truck that was assembled by Holden in 1940. It must have been made directly for the Australian Army because its colour plate reads "Khaki". It also has the black and white "Holden" badge on the firewall.
Here is a link to a photograph held by the Australia War Memorial of what my truck would have looked like in 1940 - accessed April 4th 2016 from https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/127795
ID number 127795 - Collection type Photograph - Object type Black & white - Physical description Black & white
Description AUSTRALIA. LORRIES, 3-TON G.S. (AUSTRALIAN). CHEVROLET. QUARTER FRONT VIEW, RIGHT SIDE.
Can anyone let me know how I could find out more about Holden's assembly of these Chevrolet and Maple Leaf plus GMC trucks during the early stages of World War Two?
Were these trucks imported from the USA or Canada with a pre-assembled chassis, with wheels and all the running gear - including the firewall? Did Holden then construct the cabin and tray? Or did the trucks just come as a lot of parts packed in crates that were assembled here in Australia?
Lionel Evans -Bundaberg, Queensland