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1954 M-170 Vermont **SOLD**


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


This online auction ends May 15.


“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


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


“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 Plympton, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

Tim shared this one. Looks like a good price.

“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 **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $3000.

Has a Meyer half top, along with some modifications.

“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


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



“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**


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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1955 M-170 Vincennes, IN $2550


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/29/2018) A project.


“3 willys jeeps
1955 M170 body
1962 USMC M170 (rolling chassis and body)
1961 USMC M38A1 (has partial engine, trans and t-case)
I do have numbers matching title to the 1962 M170. Package deal. All three for $2550. What you see is what you get. Will delete when sold. 812-890-82-six-six. Text is best, if you call, please leave a voicemail. Thanks Jeremy”

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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”


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1952 M-170 Fontana, CA $2200


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.”


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


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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

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

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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.”


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1955 M-170 NH $17,000


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.”


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


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


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


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1954 M-170 Boston, MA $8500


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.


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


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
Auto Finance Experts
(760) 961-4400”







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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


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.”



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


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. ”




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1954 M-170 Hibbing, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

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

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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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1954 M-170 Danvers, MA $8600


Runs and drives.

“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.”


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1953 M-170 Raleigh, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

(12/14/2015) Looks in good shape.

“This is a 1953 Willys M170 in great running condition
If interested please call”

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1952 M-170 San Diego, CA $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/12/2017) Seller indicates this is was a Navy jeep.

“Original US Navy markings can be seen. Used in the Korean War and Vietnam conflict. Engine runs but not ready for the road.”