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1953 M-170 Yoncalla, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1300.

Project or parts.

“A M170 Jeep motor and trans are there dose run but not ready for the road great restoring project”

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M-170 Body and Parts Killeen, TX $4000

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UPDATE: Still Available. more pics added.

(01/22/2021) That’s some tight storage!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/324574798941819

“M170 with non OEM hood, fenders, tailgate. Windshield, Good tub, frame, etc”

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1954 M-170 Greeley, CO $3000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000. Was listed in Rawlins, but now appears in Greeley, CO.

(10/29/2020) Seller included a video.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/359627625088728/

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“1954 Willy’s Medical Jeep for sale from Saratoga WY, No Title”

 
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1957 M-170 Moreno Valley, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-170

This runs and drives.

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“We have for auction today our 1957 Jeep Willys M-170 Frontline Ambulance. This Jeep runs and drives but needs the water pump replaced to be truly “road ready”. I have the clean California title in hand. I do not have anything else for this Jeep but what is pictured. I do however have several more Willys models I will be listing in the future.

The engine starts and sounds good but the water pump does need replaced. Transmission shifts fine and all gears work correct. I have video of the Jeep running if anybody would like me to send it, just ask with an email to send to.

Cosmetically, this Jeep is a very worthwhile project as not many are still around. It appears to have the original paint but it is faded and not perfect, the only rust is on the bottom of the spare tire well (see close up pic). No previous body repairs or major damage noted. Windshield, tail lights and front lower marker lights need replaced. The previous owner had this Jeep stored indoors and since we have owned it we have done the same- stored indoors in the desert climate, it is very well preserved.

Interior is pretty much like you see it, bare except for the dash components. This Jeep is stored in Moreno Valley California, 92551 near March Air Base.”

 
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1962 M-170 Shipshewana, IN $3500

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Nick’s got this M-170 for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/232671921678485

“Clear title. Willys M170 frontline ambulance, essentially a stretched M38A1 or military CJ6. Only 4,155 were produced. Lots of new parts. I purchased this Jeep mostly disassembled. It has a correct F134 4 cyl but CJ engine. With a test ignition setup from my other Jeep, I was able to test fire this engine. Installed a new clutch, throwout bearing, pilot bushing, and return spring. Mated the engine to a shifting transmission/tcase.

The previous owner purchased all new brake parts including master cylinder, shoes, wheel cylinders, rubber and hard lines (hanging brake setup in the engine bay isn’t part of this). I took apart the front hubs to ensure parts were installed correctly. Ended up replacing wheel bearings, races, and repacked bearing grease. Once I reassembled and attempted to adjust the brakes, I found the hubs were warped and lost all interest. Major parts such as body are lightly assembled.

Was going to do a patina build. I pressure washed the tub to get down to original paint on the driver side. Started using aircraft stripper on the rest. Rest of body and seats are untouched from an M38A1. Tires are weather checked but good enough for cruising around. Misc parts such as driveshafts, correct tail lights, etc are on a skid.”

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1954 M-170 Jupiter, FL $20,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/30/2019) Seller notes there are a few minor items that need repairs.

https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/cto/d/jupiter-willys-jeep-m170-the-original/7259818352.html

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“I have decided to let go of my rare M170 Willys Front Line Ambulance. This vehicle is in very good condition and has undergone a comprehensive refreshment with new wiring, a rebuilt engine, new hoses, clamps and fluids, a new top and canvas cushions and it comes with an in-and-out military snorkel kit and a folding stretcher.

The vehicle operates on a 24 volt system with new, twin in-line batteries as well as high and low positons for four wheel drive when taken out of two wheel drive for the pavement. Starts, runs, shifts and stops, just like it should. Note that this vehicle will top out at 50 mph, so it is not meant for the highway.

There are a few minor items that need attention such as fixing the gas gauge and oil temp gauge and possibly replacing the steering wheel (have the correct new one) if desired. Most anything is available through online suppliers. Also, the full enclosure and doors are available as well ($4,500).
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1954 M-170 Poultney, VT $16,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/20/2020) Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/672159363658102/

“1954 Willys/ Jeep USMC M170 Frontline Ambulance Street Legal. Solid body (no filler) Restoration includes- refurbished gas tank, new fuel lines, electric fuel pump, new carburetor,new exhaust system very good condition,a real eye catcher. Electrical system has been converted from 24 volt to 12 volt.”

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1962 M-170 Nashua, NH $15,000

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UPDATE: Still Available. 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/327618225344640

(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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1953 M-170 Louisburg, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

No motor or trans. Not sure how much value is here.

“Not running…motor and trans there…drove around dirt road and parked 4 yrs ago…all gears and 4wd works hi and low…no brakes. Military surpluses have no title…bill of sale..”

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1954 M-170 Middletown, CT $22,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $22,000.

(07/24/2020) Gary’s selling his beautiful M-170. It’s been on the cover of Military Vehicles Magazine and featured in Antique Truck magazine.

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale20/adm127/adm127.html

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“Totally restored from frame up in 1997-98. All original drivetrain and body. Has all ambulance accessories such as both original stretcher racks, reel light, seats, complete NOS top with original doors, wheel well pads, etc. One of the few complete ambulance version M170’s around.

Drives and stops as it should. 24 volt system. All lights work. The only things wrong are the non-working temp gauge, tranny sometimes jumps out of second gear (a common issue with older Jeeps), and there is a “tick” in the clutch area that has no effect on the clutch or tranny shifting correctly. Just showed up several years ago and hasn’t had any effect on performance. Steering stabilizer added in 1998 to stop shimmy that occurred over hard bumps. No problem since.

Award winner and has been on cover of Military Vehicles Magazine and featured in Antique Truck magazine.

Registered in CT. bill of sale only.

This is a rare jeep model with only approx. 5000 made. This one has all the hard to find M170 parts and accessories. Very hard to find complete.”

 
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1952 M-170 Zimmerman, MN $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/03/2020) This seems a good entry M-170 option.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/662541654352834/

“M170 Jeep, runs and drives great, 4wd works and High and Low gear works as well 3 speed manual. Great cruiser vehicle for the summer, the m170 model is slightly longer than the regular jeeps of this time and makes it more rare, gives you perfect space to throw a cooler in the back behind the seat that the other models wouldn’t let you do”

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1955 M-170 New London, WI $20,000

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Looks parade ready.

https://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/d/new-london-1955-willys-m170-ambulance/7156260056.html

“M170 Ambulance in great shape. Runs good. I bought it just the way you see it. Let me know if you have any questions.

$20,000.00 or reasonable offer.
Works great for parades or just to drive around some of America’s history.”

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1965 M-170 Sparks, NV **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $5000.

Used at a “Nevada Test Site”? Bring your Geiger counter.

“Body is good ,motor needs rebuilt it is parts now,was used at the nevada test site for many yeary.”

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1955 M-170 Vincennes, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Could make a good project.

“Have for sale a 1955 M170 frontline ambulance. Date of delivery 3/55. Has its data plates on the dash that matches the serial number on the passenger wheel well. Still wears its hood numbers. Overall it is in solid shape. Pretty rust free. Floors, toolboxes and the spare wheel well are solid. Even the hat channels are solid which is hard to find. Overall in pretty great shape for its age. Back cross member needs fixed, frame is fine. Included is a section to fix it. Has correct M170 windshield, 4 correct wheels, front and rear sway bars, correct m170 drivers seat and mostly complete top bows. Extra correct tire and wheel is included. Engine is missing distributer and generator — unsure of its condition. Not interested in trades at the moment.”

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1954 M-170 Belton, MO $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/28/2016) Hasn’t run in a while.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/891540197965193/

“1954 M170, had been converted to 12v and civilian seats. Also passenger side has been modified to fit regular-sized doors. Was running several years ago when parked. Would be a good candidate for restoring to front-line ambulance, or as a radio jeep, your choice. Was from Arizona, flat-towed up to Missouri. Rust-free, engine not stuck. Have SOME original parts to go with it, CORRECT ambulance top, some passenger seat and original bows. NEW tires (not pictured) all the way around. True mileage unknown. Open title from Arizona.”

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1954 M-170 Mississippi $12,000

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Bill shared this one.

https://gunspot.com/listings/detail/1745/1954-willys-m170/

“The Willys model M170 is the ambulance version of Willy M38A1. The Willy M170 was used during Korean War. I have owed this vehicle for about 6 years. It was a frame off restoration completely rebuilt including body and engine. Has very few miles since restoration. Runs strong 4wd works good. It is not titled for street use however can be by following Motor Vehicle registration in your state. It was not titled when I brought it as it was complete rebuild of military registered vehicle and previous owner never licensed for road use. I have driven in several military parades and used on my ranch. I will provide Bill of Sale.Buyer is responsible for shipping.”

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1959 M-170 Pine, AZ $2500

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Could be worth a look. Has some Husky/Allstate hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2638097956436111/

“1959 M-170 Willys Jeep, Ambulance model. Manual transmission. Rare, only about 500 made. Needs seats, some wiring and a starter. Mileage is approximate.”

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Year? M-170 & 2 Trailers Maiden, NC $3000

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Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3017255591645028/

“It is a willys ambulance the owner said he parked it where it is setting 5years ago.and it’s not stuck. If I go through the trouble to get it running I’m gonna want more for it the two trailers are in good shape so I want haggle”

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Year? M-170 Vincennes, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3750.

(12/16/2019) Doesn’t run at the moment.

“Willys M170 frontline ambulance. Not sure on year, no data plates or serial tag, the way I got it. I do have another body with tag for sale (do a combo deal)? Overall in pretty decent shape for its age. Has M38A1 windshield, 4 correct nice wheels, front and rear sway bars, correct tailgate, and rough top bows for pattern. Gas tank needs a spot fixed. Tool boxes and spare tire well is solid. Engine is complete, unsure of condition. Not interested in trades at the moment.”

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1955 M-170 Body Vincennes, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600.

Not easy to find these bodies.

“For sale. Date of delivery 3/1955 Willys M170 body. Does have serial plate on passenger fenderwell. Has rust. NO PAPERWORK. Asking $600. Price is negotiable or will trade for two nice front fenders. BRING HELP TO LOAD.”

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1955 M-170 Gainesville, FL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $5500.

(08/24/2019) Scott’s got this M-170 for sale.

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“1955 JEEP M170 This is a rare bird – rebuilt and in solid shape. As I understand this is a long body M38A1 army jeep and was originally outfitted as troop hauler, radio jeep, or ambulance/medical. May be the early inspiration for the CJ8 Scrambler. Engine rebuilt in 2012. I converted from 24 volt to 12 volt with new starter, alternater, wiring harness, fuse box, head and tail lights, etc. Also has rebuilt carburetor, new fuel pump, lines, fuel filter, steering wheel, horn, new set of tires, rebuilt emergency brake.

Comes with a big winch with remote, tow arms, and a box of random parts (can probably sell on eBay). Seats are new and all have lap belts. Runs, steers, brakes good. Ready for neighborhood drive with kids, grandkids. It does have cracked windshield, but easy to buy kit/replace. Its a rare one and priced to go – so no low ballers please. Clean title.”

 
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1963 M-170 Bay Park, CA $16,000

• CATEGORIES: M-170

Has a variety of mods.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/d/san-diego-military-jeep/7023338530.html

“1963 M170 A1 Marine Corps Jeep with matching trailer. Stock looking yet many mods. Feel free to inquire.”

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1954 M-170 Durango, CO $2500

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It’s been roughed up a bit, but runs.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/durango-1954-willys-jeep-m170-m38a1-cj-6/7019136135.html

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“1954 Willys Jeep M170 which is the military vehicle that inspired the CJ-6/Scrambler/Unlimited. It is an M38A1 stretched at the factory 20″ with about a 101″ wheelbase. This particular one appears to be USMC used for mobile radio rather than ambulance, but it has some of the ambulance features like holes in the tailgate and flip passenger seat. The M170 is a pretty rare Jeep as they only made a little over 6000 of them.

It has a good running F-Head 134 Huricane, T-90 3 speed manual, Dana 18 transfer case, original driveshafts and stock axles front and rear with 5.38s. I need to look again, but I think the front is a Dana 25 and rear Dana 44. Transmission is currently not installed and the engine is not currently wired/plumbed, just bolted in place, but I have driven them and they worked fine for me.

Some signs of body work/dents around the drivers door, hood and cowl. The fenders are rough, but they would work if you cut them for tire clearance. Other than that, amazingly rust free for the age including all the various storage boxes this model has.

Comes with a tow bar.”

 
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1953 M-170 Medford, NY No Price

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Might be some value here.

https://longisland.craigslist.org/pts/d/medford-1953-willys-m170-jeep-military/7012481462.html

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“Believed to be a Willys M170 Jeep Military Ambulance.
F-head 4 cylinder, manual transmission.
Good for donor 4×4 drive train or what ever you want.
Currently no paperwork.
Located in Medford LI.
Can be transported by poster for reasonable fees.
In reply include first name and Phone number.”

 
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1963 M-170 Phoenicia, NY eBay

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This is the radio version of the M-170. The high bid is $1500 as of Thursday morning.

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“For your consideration a nice condition and very rare Willys m170 USMC radio truck.
This is very similar to the more common M170 ambulance but instead of outfitted with stretchers, Was used to carry radio gear. This is a particularly rare bird because it is a later production model from 1963 ….basically almost 6 years later than standard production of the m170 was stopped

I don’t know much about the history of this vehicle in the service but there are a few sources online where one could study about them and the rarity of it.

This particular unit is in nice shape and has been mildly restored from an original unrusted example.
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