The vehicle undergoing restoration belongs to the large group of the Canadian trucks which were designed in Canada During World War II. Only 12,000 units were built. This truck exhibits a number of specificities as compared to other similar vehicles : shorter gear ratio in the final drive, specific braking system, no spare wheel but hardened tires (greater thickness of the rubber). Another thing contributes to making this vehicle specific : it belongs to the last group of Canadian vehicles scraped by the French army at Dieppe in the early 1970s.
Bought by a museum in Dieppe, it was spared from the destructive marine environment thanks to its small size : it could be sheltered during winter time. UNIVEM purchased it in the late 1980s. It is now being restored, with difficulty because many parts can only hardly be found nowadays.