This M1028A1 is in Excellent condition, owner by a collector, this truck and shelter came from New Mexico and is in indoor storage. This vehicle has less than 19K mile on it. Production and deliveries of the General Motors commercial utility cargo vehicles (CUCVs) began in February of 1984. The new 1 1/4-ton vehicle had a 6.2 liter diesel engine that was derived from the four-wheel drive Chevrolet and GMC pickups and utility vehicles sold commercially as Blazers and Jimmys. CUCVs came in several configurations: cargo, shelter carrier, utility, and ambulance models. The CUCV replaced the M880s and represented the first major military vehicle production undertaken by General Motors since World War II.
Initially, the diesel-powered Chevy CUCV was seen as far superior to the replaced vehicles. The CUCV has better traction. Its storage capacity is twice that of a jeep. The CUCV is equipped with improved air and gas filtration systems and its gas mileage is much better. Initial hopes for the CUCV were that it would be able to fully substitute for custom built military tactical trucks in many roles. However, in actual field use, the CUCV did not live up to its promise. Particularly in the Gulf War, where harsh desert conditions and primitive infrastructure put all military equipment to a severe test, the CUCV was highly disappointing. As a result, the CUCV trucks were phased out sooner than expected, unable to survive the hardships that the purpose-built military vehicles could endure. The Chevrolet CUCV lingered into the late 2000s but was eventually replaced by variants of the HMMWV in most military units.
|General Motors Defense|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door SUV
|Engine||6.2 L Detroit Diesel V8|
|Transmission||3-speed TH-400 automatic|
|Wheelbase||131.5 in (3.34 m)|
|Length||varies by model|
|Width||81.2 in (2.06 m)
wider for dual rear wheel models
|Height||75.4 in (1.92 m)|
|Curb weight||varies by model|
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