What’s the coolest ex-Military Truck to Own?

By · Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
WWII military truck
oysterStar asked:

There are so many to choose from, from all those WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and even some modern ones that are retiring now. If you were going to get one of these trucks, jeeps or hummers, what would it be? Tanks are not released anymore.
MP US Army, The DUKW is definitely one of the standouts. I am looking for one. Fixer-upers start around $3k, but a working on will start around $50. A USCG version you see for the Duck Tours average about $150k.

The Deuce and a half is a great contender because they are the cheapest to get into right now. Most can be picked up at Government Auction between $500 and $1k. Ebay start around $1.5k, and top off at $7k.

The old stand by Jeeps are really cool, but all the military ones, restored pick up around $15k. The old civi done versions, or even the CJ-2's'3' and 5' are either really junky finds, or nice for around $4k.

The original H1 Military version, they start around $25k, and often need new motors and trannys. Expensive...

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Comments

By Orlando57 on March 3rd, 2009 at 10:22 am

original willy’s jeep not the copy the first edition

By ahsoasho2u2 on March 4th, 2009 at 9:29 am

GAMMA GOAT – COULD GO ANYWHERE

original hummers all the way

give ww2 era jeep

old school m-1 jeep.

Deuce and a half

Vet-USAF

By Lantern Bearer on March 17th, 2009 at 2:58 am

Deuce and a half. It is big, ugly, tough, easy to maintain, available and cheap.

By gr8alarmguy on March 18th, 2009 at 11:28 am

M35A2 Deuce and a half cargo truck. I own one and love it! Hummers are junk, get a real man’s truck!

1943 Scout for sure.

By m1a1mikegolf on March 22nd, 2009 at 4:08 am

An M151A2. (The updated version of the jeep that the Humvee replaced).

By curmudgeon1955 on March 25th, 2009 at 1:54 am

Coolest? – or maybe most practical? M151 A3 with ROPS. X- Canadian models coming in as street legal in some states. St. Louis(?) re-builder getting some street legal from US Army surplus, has to add ROPS, street bumpers, catalytic converter.

By MP US Army on March 27th, 2009 at 6:57 am

A World War Two DUKW (Duck)

the boat / truck that they use for tours all over now.

No bridge, who needs a stinking bridge.

Time to come in off the lake because the party’s over, just drive on home.

Man that would be cool

By Gunner Rossco on March 30th, 2009 at 4:18 am

An ex-military Land Rover would be nice, maybe even the long range patrol variety without any form of roofing or canopy. It’d be awesome to take it on a road trip. I’d have to get goggles or something for the wind, but I’d kill my own grandmother to take one on a spin.

As cool as trucks are, I don’t think one would fit in my car bay, not to mention I don’t need the carrying space.

My 1952 M170 Ambulance jeep. It is the coolest!Everyone with a military vehicle is trying to trade me.