In 1951 Ford Motor Company was awarded the contract to design a 1/4 ton 4×4 truck to replace the M38 and M38A1 model jeeps. The M151 was developed to specifications and guidance of the U.S. Army’s Ordnance Tank Automotive Command. Design started in 1951 and testing and prototyping lasted through most of the fifties. 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 Example Offered
Vietnam era Ford Military Radio Utility Truck. This is an extremely rare “uncut” example that is equipped with full radio gear, shovel, axe, fire extinguisher, soft top, side curtains, insulated waterproof ignition, deep water snorkel and exhaust. Very nicely restored and presented in its military livery. Rebuilt engine Runs and drives great.