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1955 M-170 Ramona, CA $5500

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/08/2017) Needs some work.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/d/55-willys-m170-cj6-military/6580087377.html

“Good runner lots new. Painted by pervious owner . Currently set up as 2 wheel drive have needed parts to make 4×4. Needs a little finishing. Cruise nights are starting! Cruise in style while you tinker. Hate to sell but just have too many jeeps so selling all my 50s models.
Test drive only with cash on hand!”

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1954 M-170 Vermont **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.

(03/02/2018) Seller provides a number of photos that show some issues with the body (and discloses that info).

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“M 170, build date 3/54, serial # 10023.
I purchased this vehicle a few years ago purely to save it from the Vermont elements. When I bought it the engine was lightly stuck, needed brake work and the fuel system was contaminated. This was my first Willys project but I didn’t have a place to get after it, I parked in my shed for a year while a shop was built, I sprayed the underbody with Fluid Film to stop any corrosion until I could get to it. It has lived in a heated shop since the shop was completed. I will describe everything to the best of my abilities, there are many pictures, if I don’t cover something please reach out and I will tell you what I know. Keep in mind I am not an accomplished mechanic nor am I a body man, the good news is that I am fully aware of this fact. I didn’t rip into anything I had no business touching, I had professional help with the carburetor and engine. The best news of all is that I don’t own a welder. Continue reading

 
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1954 M-170 Columbia, OH Auction

• CATEGORIES: M-170

This online auction ends May 15.

https://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/3081511.html?kwd=willys&zip=&category=0

“1954 Willys M170 Jeep This was originally a M170 ambulance jeep that had been converted into a brush truck for the Lisbon VFD. It has a brush guard on the front with a 10,000 lb Warn winch. It is a 24 volt system with new 12 volt lights and ignition switch. It has 31772 miles which are believed to be original but can not be verified as such. The jeep runs and works and comes with the original lights and new carburetor. This unit is located at the Center Township Garage.”

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1955 M-170 Berks, PA $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: .

Craig shared this one. It looks like a good price.

https://reading.craigslist.org/cto/d/1955-willys-170-ambulance/6568814766.html

“1955 Willys M-170 Military Frontline Ambulance. Very good condition, runs and operates fine. Similar to an M-38A1 or CJ5, but it has a 20″ longer wheelbase. CJ6 later used the same wheelbase. 4 cylinder F Head motor, 24 volt, 3 speed. They made around 4000 between 1953 and 1955. The price $6500 firm. If interested respond with name and number.”

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1954 M-170 Eugene, OR $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Still Available

(03/02/2015) It doesn’t run.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/m170-jeep-make-offer/6551784322.html

“1954 front line combat ambulance, have original top, correct tail gate, 2 replacement front fenders, mostly complete, no litters, not running, has been converted to 12 volt.”

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1954 M-170 Gluckstadt, MS $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Still Avaialble

https://northmiss.craigslist.org/cto/d/1954-jeep-willys-170/6521864180.html

(02/02/2018) Jeep isn’t running a the moment. Seller says he is not sure why.

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“For sale, Is an amazing 1954 Jeep Willy M170 Frontline Ambulance army jeep, these were also used for radio communication as well. This model is basically a stretched and beefed up version of the more common M38A1 model. Many of the parts are the same and can still be found. Around 4500 of these models were made. Many of them did not return from the Korean Theater. The ambulance version can be seen on the hit series M.A.S.H. This particular unit was stationed in Albany, GA. I’ve had the vehicle since 2006.
-This Jeep has clean title and registration.
-Vehicle did run and drive. I put an electronic ignition. Still have the original Distributer (as well as several NOS parts). Aside from electronic ign electrical system still 24vdc.
– This Jeep has around 18000 miles. Some body damage.
– Tires are 31″ Goodyear MTR. They still hold air.
Has original F-head hurricane motor. Aprox. whopping 75hp. Motor was designed to run underwater. (I wouldn’t recommend) Original fuel tank is missing.
Motor is coupled to the venerable borg warner T90 three speed synchro transmission.
Power is split via a Dana 18 twin stick transfer case. (No PTO). To the dana 25/27 front axle. To the Dana 44 rear axle.
Axles are held in place by reverse shackle multi leaf springs.
Unfortunately, I don’t have time to fool with it. So, now your chance to own a hard to find Army Jeep, and a piece of American history , Thanks for looking.
Asking $5000.”

 
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1954 M-170 Plympton, MA $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

Tim shared this one. Looks like a good price.

https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/cto/d/1954-willys/6523645944.html

“M170 Military Jeep Ambulance.
Parade ready, has been restored.
Runs good, new brakes, wiring harness, hoses, lights, seats. Motor has been rebuilt.
Re-painted, off body. Military stencils.”

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1953 M-170 Sacramento, CA $3000

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Has a Meyer half top, along with some modifications.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/1953-m170-willeys-jeep/6514984114.html

“Reg to April. Has a 225 out of a70,s cj5. Runs good ,smokes a little after last oil change. Been a every day driver for last two years. Sound daily driver, taken it to Marysville twice. Is about due for tires. It running 15×10 rims with 12.5 tires. Clear title.”

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1962 M-170 Hanover, MA $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

Has some updates, including the Jeepster front end. Seller would like it to go to someone who “gets it”.

https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/cto/d/willys-jeep-m170-cj6/6505894795.html

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“Selling my m170/CJ6 $4000 Hanover, MA
One of the most unique jeeps I’ve ever seen. It was built in the 80s by a local father and son as a show car and later used around their property as a plow truck.

Dauntless V6 t14 3 speed transmission Dana 18 transfer case offset dana 44 rear and a 27 front both with 11” drums from late 60s or 70 CJ5. Frame is in excellent shape body is good but has some dents and small about of rot on the front floors. M170 door opening converted to cj6 and obviously the commando grill.

It was running on Jerry can and drove onto my trailer at my buddies shop but didn’t start today when I went to unload it. Haven’t had time to mess with it. My plan was to go back to military m170 and I have sourced a front and rear end, engine, transmission, transfer case, set of 5 correct wheels and a short nose cj5 front clip. That can be negotiated for. I’d like to see it passed on to someone who “gets” it.”

 

 
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1962 M-170 Bourbon County, KY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

This might be a good price.

“1962 military jeep cj6 4×4 barn find many new parts, great running F Head four cylinder engine clear ky title, low original miles,”

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1962 M-170 Nashua, NH $14,500

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/16/2016) “99% original, never restored. New roof canvas with doors, motor was rebuilt about 5000k miles ago. Runs well. Have spare hood in good shape, 2 good used front fenders ready for paint, spare radiator, spare steering box, assorted miscellaneous other parts, and stretchers.
Been in storage for 5 years, gas tank drained, has silicone brake fluid.”

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1955 M-170 New Ipswich, NH $17,000

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/28/2014) Looks good.

“1955 Willys M-170 Frontline Ambulance, 24 volt system, needs some TLC, haven’t done anything to it in the past 6 years but it is still in great condition, runs great, some extra parts”

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/1955-willys-170/6348230538.html

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1952 M-170 Fontana, CA $2200

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/20/2017) It’s got an incorrect engine.

“Hello I’m selling a 1952 Willys Jeep m170 ambulance all original. It’s 4X4 has the original m38 flathead motor (running). This a great project if you looking for a jeep. I have some extra parts for it I I can star it up. DOSE NOT DRIVE ON THE ROAD YET! Needs break work done on it. Got all the Dmv paper work ready for the road and new ownership.”

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willys-jeep/6324153364.html

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1955 M-170 Lakeland, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800.

(10/05/2016) This might be a good price.

“’55 Willys Jeep M170
Similar to the M-38A1, but has 20″ longer wheel base, stronger suspension
A fraction of them were produced and only a few hundred still exist, making it rare
Used as Front-line ambulances for the military to carry people on stretchers
Runs and Drives good, motor runs excellent, in good condition for its age, windshield folds down,
4×4, 4 cyl., 3 speed manual transmission, 24 volt batteries, has a title”

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1961 M-170 Spokane Valley, WA $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/30/2017) It’s a project. No description provided.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/1962-jeep-willy/6284224363.html

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6-Jeep Collection Ocean County, NJ $42,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B, M-170, M-38A1, MB

This might be a pretty good price. Note that the last one is an M-170 that’s been modified a bit.

“Selling for a friend – all appts will be made through me for serious buyers only. Will not answer any texts or emails. Selling 6 Army Jeeps & 2 Army Trailers. All run & drive & are used in parades twice a year. Some Jeeps alone sell for over $15,000 for one…please do your homework before calling. Selling as a package deal for $42,500. You get 6 Jeeps & 2 Trailers & all accessories. Can send more pics to serious buyers. Same owner for over 20 years.”

https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/cto/d/willys-jeeps/6240244630.html

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1955 M-170 NH $17,000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/23/2017) Craig shared this one. it still needs some work to be completely restored.

“1955 Jeep Ambulance. About 80-85% done. Just needs some TLC. Fun to just take a quick trip to town.”

https://vermont.craigslist.org/atq/6185930504.html

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1962 M-170 Oceanside, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was on eBay.

No sign of data plates on the dash. No description provided.

View all the information on eBay

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1954 M-170 Tacoma, WA $4295

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4295.

(07/14/2014) “1954 M170 Army Ambulance Jeep
-Strong Original 4 Cylinder
-Very little rust
-Starts, runs and shifts
-Fun project with little effort

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/6161165835.html

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1954 M-170 Boston, MA $8500

• CATEGORIES: M-170

Craig spotted this one.

“1954 Willys Jeep M170
Ambulance body
Was in Korean War, came from Arizona, no rust, solid frame, mostly original paint running great, no leaks, four-wheel-drive works, needs some basic attention steering links loose some brake work. Hard to find body style.
Great find for someone to finish off right.
$8,500.00
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER- MAKE AN OFFER!!”

https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/6146651902.html

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1962 M-170 San Diego, CA $24,995

• CATEGORIES: M-170

There are some “pristine” elements to this, but it lacks some original parts.

“VIN: 62093123105
Mileage: 13,870
Exterior Color: Green
Title: Clear
Fuel: Gasoline
Stock Number: 13223
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Drivetrain: 4 Wheel Drive
Interior Color: Black
CONTACT INFO
Auto Finance Experts
(760) 961-4400”

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/ctd/6129246166.html

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Modified Hardtop on Tim’s M-170

• CATEGORIES: Builds, M-170

Tim’s been working on this M-170, bringing it back to stock. One feature he really likes is the Metro Engineering and Manufacturing Top, which was extended to fit his M-170. Tim’s searching for some M-170 seats (probably the same as M-38A1 seats?? Can someone clarify this??).

“I’ve converted the engine back to 24 volts. The unique thing with this M170 is the top. It’s an M38a1 (I think) top that was cut and stretched 20 inches next to the door. Who ever did this did a great job. I like this better than canvas tops. If some one needs measurements contact me. One photo has the tag info on the top.”

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1954 M-170 Chicago, IL $250

• CATEGORIES: M-170

There must be $250 worth of value?

“1954 Willys M170 Army Ambulance Jeep. Selling what’s left over after being a restoration parts donor. Drivetrain is all there less engine. Two original wheels on rear. Rusty Blah.”

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/6077026995.html

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1955 M-170 & 1956 CJ-5 Hillsboro, NH

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-170

The M-170 is $13,900 and the CJ-5 $2000.

“Located at Hillsboro Chrysler, we have a running and driving M170 ambulance and a CJ5 that needs some work. Starting at $2000 for the CJ5 and $13900 for the M170. ”

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/6105076469.html

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1954 M-170 Hibbing, MN $5500

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/12/2016) Could be a drive-now and restore as desired type of jeep.

https://duluth.craigslist.org/cto/6096971336.html

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“1954 USMC M170 Willys ..runs, drives, stops. You may have seen it running around Hibbing or Side Lake in the last few yrs.

Please do some research online …USMC M170 1954. About 3300 built from 54 to 64, few for the Marine Corps. Find specs like 55mph and 15mpg, unlike it’s predecessors.
It is mechanically a M38A1; for the most part, so parts are inexpensive and easily found online or even out of the TwinCities supply co.

I sanded areas looking for “ambulance” markings and found none. I media-blasted it so as to see real condition …unbelievable that something this old can be this rust-free/straight. One of the reasons I attribute to the “undercoating” the Marine Corps used, that makes current high-dollar bed-liners look weak. I sprayed a couple coats of “green” to keep the condition. It is not “restored”, it’s in honest condition w/nothing hiding.
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