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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.”



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M-170 Body Chaparral, NM **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-170, M-38A1

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

Seller says this is “1 or 3” but I only see one pictured? So I’m not sure what all is for sale in this ad.

“{ 1 or 3} M170/M38A-1 military willys korean vietnam army medical service mash ambulance approx. years 1958, I do not any titles for these vehicles, Bodies and frames and whatever parts are attached. The bodies have dings and dents, however pretty rust free. I have 2x windshield frames only. They have been in the El Paso, Texas area for some time. Perfect for restore or rat rod or replacement parts. If you need more pictures or other information.”


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1955 M-170 Costa Mesa, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900.

(12/13/2016) Seller believes this is a CJ-6 rather than an M-170.

“1955 Willys Jeep powered by the Buick Dauntless V6 runs great four-wheel-drive comes with its own built in beer cooler. All the brakes are brand-new, new battery, large factory gas tank, 20 inch longer wheelbase then CJ5 rare body with soft top in good condition. Brand-new tires all the way around including the spare, four large storage compartments, everything works new wiring freight train horn updated with power fan for radiator cooling, 12 V system, comes with a mini-me hood ornament compliments of Tonka toys, No rust always stored covered, much cheaper than an early bronco with almost the same look and dependability and cheaper more abundant parts, rare body very collectible cheap to ensure, never have to smog, never need to worry about speeding tickets, geared low, might consider interesting trades, but prefer cash thanks”





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1953 M-170 Fountain City, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, M-170 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5700

(10/16/2016) This M170 has had the large opening partially filled. It also has a Meyer half top. I’m not sure why the seller has included a photo of an FC, but maybe it is for sale?

“M170 Military Jeep in good overall shape for the year! These are getting harder to find and it runs drives and stops. Plow is working”

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1954 M-170 Tacoma, WA $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/14/2014) Doesn’t run, but appears to have potential.

“1954 M170 Jeep Ambulance for sale. Not running but just needs service, ran last year. Body and frame in good condition, good candidate for restoration. Comes with new carburetor and custom hard top.


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1954 M-170 La Jolla, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Doesn’t start at the moment.

“‘m selling my 1954 Willys M170 (Long-wheelbase M38A1). Rebuilt original 4 cylinder F-head engine. Runs and idles very smooth. T90 3 speed, T18 2 speed transfer case, and 5.38 gears. Locking Hubs. 12 volt electrical system. 32 inch off-road tires. Clean California title, smog exempt. Very rare, only 4500 made and this is the first production year of them.

She is not currently starting because of a battery drain. I bought the car a few weeks ago and drove her home an hour from Fallbrook to La Jolla (hour on the coastal highway) and drove her for the next few weeks fine until I tried to start her one day, and nothing but the click of the solenoid. I bought a new Optima red top battery after learning the one she had was dead and she started right up, but now comes a few days later and the battery is dead again. So something is draining the battery, I think it could be the aftermarket amp installed so I disconnected it but I don’t have time to learn to try and fix this car. I am young, and don’t have enough money, time, or knowledge to solve this electrical issue, I wish I could because it’s a sweet ride and would love to drive her. If you want her you will have to tow her from my house. ”

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1955 M-170 Warrior Run, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

Might have some parts value.

“Picked this up from a buddy who got it on a trade. Kind of rare 1955 willys M170 ambulance jeep used for the military. Very similar to a cj6 but the passenger side door area is wider than the driver side.Some were for stretchers, a spare tire and even a mounted gun… has a small block Chevy motor, not sure what trans or tcase, they’re just sitting in place, not sure if it runs or not, has a bunch of misc sbc parts, starter, extra intake, carb etc…had a cj6 best top soft top, frame is solid, body is pretty solid for the year. Has some rot in sections but all very repairable…there is a company that makes replacement pass side panels to make it to be like the cj6 so driver and pass sides match…front clip is just set in place, no windshield, 4″ springs on it, tires are shot, just rollers….would make for a cool off road rig or a great candidate for a full restoration which would bring in some big bucks. I have no time or motivation to work on it…I’d be interested in trades, off-road related stuff, 4wd utility quad, ford model a type sedan or coupe body………not sure a cash price, throw me some offers”

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Year? M-170 Daytona Beach, FL $1400


Maybe has some parts value.

“1950’s m170 willys jeep. needs some work but runs and drives. has some rust but it’s un restored and it’s 66 years old. definitely worth fixing up. the m170 is a rare medic jeep it is 20 inches longer then your normal jeep and the passenger side door opening is larger to accommodate the spare tire so a stretcher could be put in the back. it is all original except engine. it has an all original 1966 mustang 289 v8 that runs great. there is no title but if you know old jeeps you know you can get one for cheap with Vin plates. asking $1,400 or trade… ‘



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1954 M-170 Fallbrook, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Missing a few items, but looks like a good price.

“I’m selling my 1954 Willys M170 (Long-wheelbase M38A1). Rebuilt original 4 cylinder F-head engine. Runs and idles very smooth. T90 3 speed, T18 2 speed transfer case, and 5.38 gears. Locking Hubs. 12 volt electrical system. 32 inch offroad tires. Clean California title, smog exempt. $3500 OBO”

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1961 M-170 Macon, GA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $2500.

Runs and drives. Appears worth a look.

“1961 M170 Willys Jeep. 134 Hurricane Engine Recently rebuilt. Mechanically sound, 4-WD, 3 speed with High and Low Range with reverse.”

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