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1962 M-170 Hildebran, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

This might be restorable.  I don’t see any obvious rust.

“1962 M-170 Frontline Ambulance Willys Jeep for Sale. F-Head engine put in about 20 years ago. Needs lots of restoring and a good home. All extra parts go with it – not sure if all are useful. Pictures are attached. Pictures of extra parts can be sent. Will entertain a fair price with someone who is really interested in this as a project. Purchased in July 1979 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Have had ever since.”

 
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1955 M-170 Los Angeles, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

(06/14/2010) This doesn’t look too bad.

“1955 M170 Jeep, All Original, Professionally Rebuilt Original Motor, 24V System, Runs Good, Minor Oil Leaks. Note: emails will not be answered as I’m selling for a friend.  Please call the seller (818) 535-0090.”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1955 M-170 Fresno, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6200

The pics aren’t too good, but it looks pretty good.

“This is a 1955 jeep willys. It has only 27.000 milage and is in a great running condition. This jeep is all original and a very nice collector ‘s item”

 
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1954 M-170 Atlanta, Ga **SCAM**

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Jim noted this might be a scam.  So, I went to double check the link this morning and discovered the content had completely changed, except for the email address.  This one has me a little perplexed. The add originally listed the below jeep at $2900. See comments for Jim’ comment.

“I have owned this jeep for about 6 years. It is a virtual frame up restoration of a 1954 Military M170 Frontline Ambulance to great running condition. Every part examined, restored or replaced on this jeep. Engine rebuilt with less than 20 hours running time on it. Rebuilt radiator, NOS carburetor, NOS fuel pump, complete new Vintage wiring harness, NOS lights, power switch, steering linkage, new brake shoes, emergency break system, rebuilt transmission and transfer case, hubs repacked/rebuilt, New military tires, new exhaust, exhaust manifold, NOS cross over tube, water proof plug wires, accelerator peddle and linkages, cables, speedometer cable, NOS fuel tank, NOS passenger seat, etc., etc., etc.

This vehicle can be a daily driver. It tops out at about 55 mph, loves 35 mph. I rebuilt this jeep for our kids on the ranch and it had to be absolutely reliable to start and run because we left it unstarted for weeks at a time and everyone wanted to drive it when we go out there. I promise you this vehicle is in excellent running condition.”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/for/2245921317.html

 
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1964 M-170 Salt Lake City, Ut $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500

(03/06/2010) Brent spotted this rare M-170 …. even rarer that it’s been slightly modded.

“1964 M170 Ambulance. This is the military version of a CJ-6. It came out of Nevada and is RUST FREE. It has a Chevy Small Block 350 engine, chrome headers, M/T valve covers, dual exhaust, Warn Overdrive Unit, after market bucket seats, new VDO gauges, new battery, chrome rims, and bigger tires. This is a very rare Jeep with only 4000 to 5000 ever made. $4,500.00

Description
The M170 (MDA) is basically a stretched M38A1. Only 4155 were produced between the mid-1950s and the early 1960s. They were used as ambulances. The production information available for these vehicles suggests a much more limited production run.

Drive Train
The M170 was available with the “Hurricane” F-Head 134 I4 engine, T-90 3 speed transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, Dana 25 front axle, and Dana 44 rear axle.”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=0&nid=443&tab=list/view&ad=3894221

 
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1954 M-170 Western Massachusetts **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

This looks pretty good.

“I am selling my 1954 Willy’s M170 USMC medic jeep. There were less than 4000 of the Jeeps ever made and less than a couple hundred thought to still be in existence. This Jeep is partially restored and needs to be finished. Email me with any questions and I will answer right away.”

 
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1954 M-170 Austin, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“Virtual frame up restoration of a 1954 Military M170 Frontline Ambulance to great running condition.  I wished I had unbolted the body from the frame and replaced the little body pads because that is about the only thing not restored or replaced on this jeep.  Engine rebuilt with less than 20 hours running time on it.  Rebuilt radiator, NOS carburetor, NOS fuel pump, complete new Vintage wiring harness, NOS lights, power switch, steering linkage, new brake shoes, emergency break system, rebuilt transmission and transfer case, hubs repacked/rebuilt, New military tires, new exhaust, exhaust manifold, NOS cross over tube, water proof plug wires, accelerator peddle and linkages, cables, speedometer cable, NOS fuel tank, NOS passenger seat, etc., etc., etc.  I have over $12,000 of parts and shop labor invested in this restoration!

24 Volt power system with 12-volt starter.  This makes it crank fast and is therefore easy to start.  Very little rust.  Pictures show the major places on the body where there is any pitted rust other than the bed.  Bed had some pitted rust.  I scraped, primed and painted that area, covering it with plywood for protection when hauling rocks, etc., (it is a working jeep).

Note the importance of this rare jeep model.  The M170 Frontline Ambulance with the twenty inch stretched body length is a very rare Willys model.  Some reports show less than 2500 ever made, (and possibly only 300 running today), as compared to the much more common M38A1.  It was the precursor to the Civilian CJ6 which Ronald Reagan drove on his ranch.  While most parts are interchangeable with the M38A1, several are unique to the ambulance.

I restored this Jeep with the help of the local Lonestar Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA).  Hopefully there is a chapter in your area.  We used ours as a fun hobby and kid’s car at the ranch.  For parade restoration, I would recommend configuring it into the 7 man troop carrier version (which was not an uncommon configuration while they were in service) rather than buy the required ambulance canvas top, stretchers and rails for it to be set up as an ambulance.”

 
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Jeeps in Central Mississippi

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B, M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD**

A reader named Bryan has several jeeps and many jeep parts for sale in Mississippi.  If you are looking for parts and are in the area, give him a call.

Here’s some pics of the jeeps he’s had.

 
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1954 M-170 Albion, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600.

I might have this listed elsewhere. I know I’ve seen this for sale previously.

“THIS AD IS FOR THIS 1954 WILLYS. THIS IS A MILITARY AMBULANCE TRUCK FRONT LINE 1/4 TON 4X4 M-170. THIS VEHICLE DOES NOT HAVE AN ENGINE OR TRANS OR TRANSFER CASE. IT IS VERY SOLID IF THERE IS RUST I DON’T SEE ANY. THIS WAS A MARINE CORPS AMBULANCE. YOU WOULD SEARCH A LONG TIME TO FIND ONE THIS NICE AT THIS PRICE. THE BODY HAS BEEN STRETCHED 6 INCHES BY A PROFESSIONAL BODY MAN. THE WILLYS HAS THE ORIGINAL FRONT AND REAR AXLES. ALL OF THE BODY IS IN GOOD OR EXELLENT SHAPE FOR ITS AGE. WE HAVE ALL OF THE ORIGINAL BODY TAGS AND THE PLAQUE THEY CAME ON. THIS VEHICLE COMES WITH A BILL OF SALE.”

 
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1956 M-170 Fire Engine Vega, Tx eBay

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-170, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  This is back on ebay.

(11/19/2009) This is unusual.

“THIS M170 WILLIS ARMY 4X4 JEEP IS IN EXTREMELY NICE CONDITION IN AND OUT, SHEET METAL IS PERFECT. THIS JEEP WAS RESTORED BY A FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THERE USE. THE CHASSIS HAS ROUGHLY 25,000 TOTAL MILES AND UNDER 3,000 TOTAL MILES ON NEW REBUILT ENGINE. IT IS STILL 24 VOLT WATERPROOF WIRING AND ALL RUNNING GEAR IS REBUILT AND ORIGINAL. THE ONLY MODIFICATION WERE THE NEW PAINT AND ALL NEW FIRE EQUIPMENT. IT HAS A NEW 100 GALLON TANK, NEW HIGH PRESSURE PUMP, PLUS NEW HOSE, A ELECTRIC HOSE REEL. IT STARTS, RUNS AND DRIVES LITERALLY AS NEW AND EVERYTHING WORKS EXCEPT THE FULE GAGE(NEEDS NEW SENDING UNIT) ALWAYS KEPT INSIDE AND IS CURRENTLY TITLED AND LICENSED. EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS.”

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Year? M-170 Forestville, Wi $4500

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

This appears in pretty good shape.

“I have to many jeeps and need to make room, this is a very good looking M-170 Ambulance Jeep, recently painted and many new parts.. neuby47@hotmail.com”

http://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/1818617565.html

 
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1953 M-170 Lakeview, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

(05/01/2010) I like this one.  However, the engine hasn’t been run in a while.  Also, rear drivelines generally don’t just bend, so i suspect the rear end might need a rebuilt.

“1954 Willys M170 Front Line Ambulance. Serial #10538. This was running when it was parked. I don’t know much about the Jeep other than what I was told by the Rancher I got it from. NO TITLE ranch jeep sence late 70s was parked in a barn after rearend went out. I towed it home with no problems. Rear driveline is bent, I do not hear any noise in rearend when it is puled with towbar. This jeep was at an airport when the rancher aquired it. Has the military radio, mike, and loud speker in the dash. see pictures. I have not done anything with it SOLD AS-IS NO WARRANTY. I can store for awhile but will be outside. CASH or BANK DRAFT ONLY!! ”

 
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1954 M-170 Redwood Valley, Ca $18,000

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: , .

I think this is the nicest M-170 I can remember seeing.

“Beautifull rare 1954 M170 ambulance Jeep in great condition!”

View all the pics on eBay

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Year M-170 Southern Indiana $275

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE:  Still Available.  A new pic added.

(03/27/2010) It’s hard to tell much from this image.  The price is right.

“Please call 502-807-9947 for questions. I will email pictures if interested. I am parting this out. Please call or email for prices and parts. Good gas tank $275.00 Thanks for looking!

http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/1713095172.html

 
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Year? M-170 Southern Indiana $1400

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: .

Here’s a rare M-170 that needs some restoration.

“Please call 502-807-9947 for questions. I will email pictures if interested. Thanks for looking!”

http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/1614559772.html

 
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Year? M-170 Southern Indiana $1400

• CATEGORIES: M-170

No pics and no specs.

“Please call 502-807-9947 for questions. I will email pictures if interested. Thanks for looking!”

http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/1560374776.html

 
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1955 M-170 Omaha, Ga $3000

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  The seller has dropped the price to $2000 and is throwing in a beat up 1952 M-38.  I’d say this is a good price.

(12/27/09) The seller notes that this would not make a good original restoration projection.

“I have a 1952 M38 for sale along with a 1955 M170. The M38 is still 24 volt and would make a great restoration project, it does not run. The M170 has been converted to 12 volt and has aftermarket seat frames, it would also make a great project. The M170 was a military ambulance when it was in service. Both are classic vehicles and would be great for trail jeeps or collectibles. I priced them together and cheap because i need to get rid of both of them. All i am asking is to get my money back out of them. Please call or text 334-750-1062 and ask for Mac. I am 25-30 miles outside of columbus. Please no emails. Thanks for looking!

http://columbusga.craigslist.org/cto/1539394775.html

 
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Year? M-170 Griffin, Ga $1000

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UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1000.  It runs.  Looks like a great price to me.

(07/13/09) I wonder how bad the inside rust really is.

“Up for sale is one of the rarest jeeps ever produced. It is a millitary M170 field ambulance. It has been converted to 12 volts. It does have rust in the bed and passenger floor. It would make a great restoration project or hunting vehicle. It runs and drives. The 4wd also works. The frame and drive train are in good condition. The driverside windsheild also has a crack in it. I do not have a title will be sold with a bill of sale.”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/1475924496.html

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1962 M-170 Project Tumwater, Wa $750

• CATEGORIES: M-170

1962_m171_tumwaterIt is definitely a project.

“Roller, 538 gears, tub , doors ,window frame , hard top with glass , fenders , steering collum , heater boxes , dash, Will not part, Have WA title. any question please call # 360-754-1233”

http://seattle.en.craigslist.org/oly/cto/1345308202.html

 
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Various Early Jeeps Arvada, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB), M-170, M-38, MB • TAGS: .

1945_mb_arvadaUPDATE: **SOLD**All the stuff must go (probably in violation of a county ordinance or something)

  1. 1945 Willys MB jeep (NAVY?) – Flat head four 134 cid. engine, T-90 tranny, it has a tailgate cut in but the panel is still there.
  2. 42 Ford GTB
  3. 42 Willys MB
  4. 42 Willys script body tub
  5. 42 Ford script GPW
  6. 47 CJ2A
  7. 2) 48 Willys jeep pickups
  8. 52 Willys M-38
  9. 54 Willys M-170
  10. 60 Willys utility wagon
  11. 3.5) 61AMC mighty mites
  12. 62 Willys FC-150
  13. 2) 71 jeepsters
  14. trailers and miscellanous jeep parts.”

 

 
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1953 M-170 Highpoint, NC eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-170

1953_m170_highpointThis is one of the nicest M-170s I’ve seen.  It’s not museum perfect, but that adds some nice character.

“This Jeep is in great condition, it will still start right up every time and runs excellently. This has been very well taken care of and is quite rare.  My grandfather served as a Lt. Colonel in WWII and beyond. He purchsed this Jeep from the Army after his retirement and restored it for me. It is a mechanical masterpiece, they don’t make them like this anymore. Nothing gives me more pleasure than cranking up this piece of authentic United States military history and driving back in time. This vehicle is really great and I hate to part with it. I am willing to let it go for less than it is valued because of financial circumstances….”

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1954 M-170 Tuscon, Az **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3800

“Highly collectible willys jeep. Production started in 1954 :500 units of this particular jeep were made that year. During the life span of 1954 – 1964 only 6,500 units were produced. This could be the top 50 left for that year in such good condition body wise. Has original parts, even the tires!!! Items needing to be fixed:
Engine is Honeyed and will need a clean-out. Brakes will also need to be placed on the jeep. Will need seats.
We haven’t had time to restore the Jeep and would like for someone else to take over the project. “

 
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1954 M170 San Bruno, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

“m 170 (m-170) ran two years ago sitting for the past two years, 90% complete with military I.D plate. put into service 4/1954 for marine use as a light troop 6 man infantry vehicle. there was only 6500 of these made.”

 
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1962 M-170 Lake of the Ozarks, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200

These are rare enough that this is a fantastic price even if the brakes need a little work.

“This is an original 1962 Military Jeep. It runs good. Needs some brake work and other tinkering. Not a rust bucket. Would make a great hunting vehicle or just around the farm. I took these pictures yesterday”

 
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1964 M170 Salt Lake City eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-170

This M170 ambulance looks in great condition for restoration with only 16,000+ miles.  Plenty of good pictures of it on eBay

"HERE'S ANOTHER GREAT BARN FIND….THIS HARD TO FIND 1964 WILLYS M-170 AMBULANCE JEEP HAS SPENT THE LAST 30 YEARS IN A STORAGE UNIT WAITING FOR RESTORATION….THIS JEEP DID A SHORT STINT WITH THE CIVIL AIR PATROL BEFORE WE PURCHASED IT. WE HAVE HAD FULL INTENTIONS OF RESTORING IT AND ADDING IT TO OUR COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL JEEPS, HOWEVER WE CAN'T SEEM TO GET TO IT, SO WE ARE PUTTING IT UP FOR SALE…."

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