Joined: Nov 13, 2007 Posts: 294 Location: Fort Smith Arkansas
Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:41 pm Post subject: M170
Ok so I'm not feeling any interest.
What is wrong with my post? I think the M170 is perfect and it runs strong on fully rebuilt drivetrain and chassis; everything replaced with NOS or new parts with extreme tlc. I only ever drove it in parades with my father and that is not happening anymore sadly. Conditioned storage inside and I cant think of anything it needs to be nut and bolt perfect with full ambulance gear. I dropped the price to parts/machining/sandblasting cost. Labor (mine) is free. Best offers considered.
What is your first thought when you read this? Too much money? Doesn't look right?
Am I posting incorrectly? Everywhere i post I get nothing like I am asking way too much. If that's true whats a good price? _________________ 1955 M170
1980 JD 450C
1948 Ford 8N
2008 Rubicon Unlimited MyGig
Joined: Mar 21, 2017 Posts: 70 Location: Peoria, AZ
Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:44 pm Post subject:
The Web has a number for sale ranging from $8000-$17,000 though yours is better restored than any I have seen online. I think the primary issue is the size of market for Ambulance Jeeps - when I was looking I specifically did not want an ambulance version. Reasons were that I wanted a more traditional Jeep to tool around in. The ambulance version does make a great parade vehicle due to its room out back but not what I wanted. _________________ Lee Long
1953 M38A1 USMC
You have what looks to be a very nice Jeep there. I agree with the previous post, the ambulance probably has a very small audience, BUT it only takes one person to sell it to. Be patient and list it everywhere you can think of.
My opinion only but the order of desirability of the Willys Military Jeeps would be:
MB (GPWs go here too)
MD Variants (long wheelbase)
Again just an opinion. _________________ 1952 Dodge M37, 1942 GPW, 1948 FrankenJeep CJ2A/M38, 1951 M38, !942 WC-57 Command Car Undergoing factory original restoration, 1944 WC-51 Weapons , (2) M1941 Sperry 60" Anti-Aircraft Searchlight, John Deere M-gators
Joined: Oct 02, 2014 Posts: 561 Location: South Carolina, Dorchester County
Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:32 pm Post subject:
I know I struggle with the value question, or my heirs will after I depart the planet. You have a very nice jeep. How many MD-A's were made in the first place? How many survived to today? How many of those are well cared for like yours? Not many I think. I'm sure you've already decided a figure in your head that you'll take for it? Is $18K the bottom line? As said above, I think the key might be plenty of patience and broad advertising? Any classic car forum, not just military vehicle roads.
I realized when I decided on my M38 instead of a 60's muscle car that I'd be upside down on it quick and would likely never get out from under that. But that's not why I do it.
Just a rookie's opinion.
By the way, here's a post for a MD-A for sale in this forum for $7.5K where a member asks the poster if it's still for sale sometime later...and gets no answer. Not much help.
I'm advertising what I think is a very nice 1954 M100 trailer for sale only in this forum. I'm doing that because I'd rather see it be "appreciated" for what it is and kept that way rather than made into a rolling BBQ or have a tailgate cut in it to haul manure. I don't need to sell it so I have patience. But this is America after all, and the new owner can do whatever they want with it....... _________________ Ron D.
1951 M38 Unknown Serial Number
1951 M100 Dunbar Kapple 01169903 dod 5-51
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