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M170 Willys Ambulance Jeep Registry
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Date of Delivery Unknown
Sandorfalva - HUNGARY
I've always been a big fan of your website and
of course Willys jeeps. Me and my brother are restoring and dealing Willys
jeeps here in Hungary.
I see that you're trying to locate the M170
jeeps still existing.
Here is the short story of mine:
I spotted my M170 jeep on
ebay (Germany) a few weeks
ago. I always wanted to have one of these, I like the special
So I was bidding on this M170 Ambu jeep and at
the I was the lucky winner with 1021 Euros.
I picked up the jeep last weekend and now I
have it here at my home.
As I was talking to the old fella in Germany he
told me that he bought this vehicle around 2001 from a company importing jeeps
from Greece. Many U.S. made jeeps MBs, M38s, M38A1s, M170s, MUTTs etc served
in the Hellenic Army, so did my M170.
I already took the engine out, it turns over
freely I think it is going to be an easy restoration. The bodywork
unfortunately is in bad condition with many repairs, patches, bondo and rotten
I want to make a professional restoration on
this jeep but some hard to find parts are missing: front seats, top bow
assembly, no data plates at all.
Engine number: RMD 137841
As I mentioned we're restoring jeeps and went
to Greece to buy a few M38s two years ago. When we were loading the jeeps we
bought I spotted another M170 at the sellers yard. By than I had no money to
buy that jeep but I made some photos of it. I dont know any serial numbers for
Somebody might be out there who bought that
I hope you like my pictures.
Check out my restorations at:
I would like to compile a M170
Jeep Registry and see how many of these Jeeps are still around. The government
contract called for 6,000 M170's to be made between 1953 to 1963 but production
stopped at 4,155 Jeeps or so I've been told. If you would like to help me get
this information gathered up I would greatly appreciate it. I need the following
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