Lot 267 - 1968 AMC Mutt Jeep M 151 A2
|Odometer reading||8,600 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,872|
It was 1951 when the US Army awarded Ford Motor Company the contract to design and produce a 1/4 ton Multi-Utility Tactical Truck (quickly known as the MUTT) to replace the M38 and M38 A1 Light Utility Trucks used in the Korean War. The design of the M151 took place over most of the 1950's, with the jeep first seeing service in Vietnam. Although the M151 was developed and initially produced by Ford, production contracts for the M151A2 were later also awarded to Kaiser and AM General Corp, a subsidiary of AMC. The A2 fielded a significantly revised rear suspension that greatly improved safety in fast cornering. The M151 now had semi-trailing arm suspension and many smaller upgrades including improved turn signals. The A2 can be identified by the large combination turn signal/blackout lights on the front bumpers, which also had been modified to mount larger lights.
This 1968 Jeep was imported into the UK from the US and is registered with the DVLA in Swansea. The paintwork and livery are exactly as they were when it left the US army; it is also fitted with gun and radio mounts. The Jeep is in original condition and we are advised she drives with no known faults. The popularity of such vehicles is strong; they are reliable but easy to work on with parts in plentiful supply. This example is supplied with a V5C registration document together with some invoices and offers the ultimate wind in the hair driving experience!