- Is Price Negotiable?: Yes
- Street: 15630 IIIth Terrace North
- City: Jupiter
- State: Florida
- Country: United States
- Zip/Postal Code: 33478
- Contact Phone: 5612544390
- Willing to Deliver (Y/N): n
- Listed: July 5, 2019 7:15 am
- Expires: 79 days, 10 hours
I have decided to let go of my rare M170 Willys Front Line Ambulance. This vehicle is in very good condition and has undergone comprehensive reconditioning with new wiring, a rebuilt engine, new water-proof distributor, plugs and ignition wires, 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 M170 Ambulances were manufactured by Kaiser Jeep of Toledo, Ohio, in the ’50s and ’60s. Compared to a standard Jeep, they had 20 inches added to the wheelbase for transporting injured soldiers on stretchers. A larger fuel tank increased range to 300 miles, which allowed it to cover greater distances between the front line and medical facilities. Just over 4,000 were produced.
This rare and useful piece of equipment is the origin of the civilian Scrambler (CJ6) being larger than the standard M38A1 (CJ5) with its longer wheel base and higher headroom.
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 50-55 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. The F Head Hurricane engine runs like a top, shifts perfectly and she sports new data plates, unblemished seat covers and a new top.
Thanks for checking it out.