SUPER RARE XM705 MILITARY VEHICLE 1 of 30 MADE!!!
Price: US $10,000.00 Item location: Dundee, Oregon, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Other Pickups
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Trim: Military
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 9,500
- VIN: B100027
- Color: olive drab
- Engine size: 307
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: gas
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: olive drab
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1971 Chevrolet Other PickupsUp for sale is my EXTREMELY RARE 1971 XM705. This is number 27 of 30? ever made. This is one of only 5? known to still exist (information from Steel Soldiers). These are so rare, hat even WIKIpedia does not have any information on them. This museum piece runs and drives. I put 300+ dollars into the fuel tank, etting it boiled out and lined. It has a new electric fuel pump as well as two new batteries and master cylinder. The truck does have rust issues in the cab hard top and some holes in the bed. It will need a speedy sleeve on the front output of the transfer case also (leaks). The brakes work, ut it pulls to the left a little, o it may need wheel cylinders. The tire size is 9.00 X 20, ith a M35 bolt pattern. No spare, o tail gate. The good thing about this truck is it is all GM running gear. Has Spicer axles and NP205 transfer case and GM 4 speed tranny with granny low. Small block Chev 307 for a power plant. This truck is all stock. The last photo in the line up is a photo from a magazine I found on the internet....it is of THIS TRUCK!! Has all of its original Army test markings on it and paint. Winning bidder to deposit $500.00 within 24 hours of sale to my paypal and the remaining balance wired to my checking account or cash on pick up. Truck is sold as-is, here is with no warranty expressed or implied.
Here is a little blurb on it:
When the Army decided to replace the aging 3/4-ton Dodge trucks which had been in the Fleet since around 1950, t elected to go to a 1-1/4-ton range for the replacement, nd Chevrolet was the only manufacturer to come forth with a completely new and satisfactory entry. Known as the XM705, t weighed a hefty 6,929 pounds with winch (about 1,000 pounds more than the Dodge), nd was 204 inches long, 4 inches wide, nd 104 inches high, educible to 73 inches with all canvas removed. The XM705 sat on a 135-inch wheelbase, nd used 9.00x20 tires. Chevrolet's 307 cubic inch V8 provided 144 horsepower at 4,000 rpm, nd was teamed up with a four-speed manual transmission and two-speed transfer. Semi-elliptic leaf springs were used all around, s were single reduction solid axles. Unfortunately no contract was ever signed for the XM705, lthough the vehicle performed exceptionally well in exhaustive tests. The Army instead opted for Kaiser-Jeep's modified Gladiator which was known as the XM715, ecause it was much cheaper: five of the XM715's could be purchased for the price of four of the XM705's, nd quantity won out over quality.
Check out vintage military trucks dot com for more info on this cool vehicle!
On Dec-29-15 at 12:04:24 PST, eller added the following information:
I added some more photos at the request of an Ebayer. The photo from the magazine is now the 6th photo from the end. Contact me at steve dot schoening at yahoo dot com for more photos. GO TO YOUTUBE and type xm705 in the search bar for videos.