Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1424: Vietnam War Era U.S. Ford M151A1 Minesweeper Jeep with Rare P170

Auction Date: September 8, 2018

Vietnam War Era U.S. Ford M151A1 Minesweeper Jeep with Rare P170 Mine Detector

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $18,000 - $27,500

Vietnam War Era U.S. Ford M151A1 Minesweeper Jeep with Rare P170 Mine Detector

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Description:

Manufactured by Ford, Kaiser and AM General Corp. in the 1960s, the M151A1 Jeep was used extensively during the Vietnam War for multiple purposes and was well liked by the troops. This example has a rare P170 mine detector. Landmines and booby traps were a leading cause of American casualties during the Vietnam War, and the minesweeper Jeep was intended to detect IEDs and landmines buried in front of the vehicle to help clear roads. Purportedly, this is one of two Jeeps in this configuration known to exist. The Jeep has an August 1968 delivery date, straight 4 cylinder gas engine, and U.S. Army paint scheme. Consignor research is included.

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Well restored with very good body and paint. The Jeep runs well but needs some carburetor work. The P170 detector energizes when switched on but has not been field tested.



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