1966 Jeep M151A1 RARE USMC Mutt Model w/ accessories USA Vietnam War Era America

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Mount Morris, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • SubModel: USMC
  • Trim: USMC
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 1,966
  • Color: Olive Drab Green
  • Interior color: Olive Drab Green
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1966 Jeep CJ USMC

Up for auction today is a vintage 1966 Jeep M151 from the Vietnam War. This Jeep was a USMC Jeep and is original and completely unrestored. USMC Jeeps are much less common than their Army counterparts, especially in good condition. This M151A1 Jeep features a snorkel set up and comes with tons of extras including the vinyl top, spare seat cover, second motor, second transmission (this transmission has a tab broken off of it but could be repaired), maintenance manual, and more.

This Mutt has never been restored, and is in good condition, but is in need of a basic restoration. This would make a great restoration project, or a great period piece if you’re into reenactment, or just like Vietnam era items. This is a mobile piece of history. The Jeep runs and drives great.

To see this Mutt in action, check out the video here:


This model features independent suspension and coil springs instead of the rigid live axles in the front and rear that are found on all previous military jeeps and on some modern day models as well. This makes it better suited for high-speed, cross-country travel, while maintaining high maneuverability and agility. It also provides a more comfortable ride than previous iterations that use the live axle design. After their service in the wars, a lot of M151’s were ‘quartered’ or ‘halved’ and were cut into either 4 or 2 pieces. This Jeep was purchased from the man who originally worked in the motor pool and was the first private owner. He says it was ‘halved’, but looking at the welds, it looks like it was only partially cut in a few places and then patched; never fully cut in half.

This M151A1 is a USMC model (commonly called a ‘Mutt’)which makes it extremely rare. Almost all the Vietnam Era Jeeps you see today are Army model Jeeps. The biggest difference between these two models is that the Marine Corps model featured a wider front bumper with cable hook ups on each end as well as on the corners of the Jeep so they could be easily air-lifted into and out of operations. Again, this Jeep was never restored and is how the original owner got it from the motor pool. The lettering on the hood has been replaced but is an exact match to the original letters. Only the Speedometer works, all other gauges used to work, but have now quit. Actual mileage is unknown, Ebay requires us to enter a numerical value, so we entered the year of the vehicle.

Being unrestored, this M151A1 does have light-medium rust and dents (it’s a USMC vehicle people) but it is in overall good condition. This would make a great basic restoration, or father/son project; teach your child about America’s proud history and tradition while teaching them how to work on cars! Replacement panels for these vehicles are found relatively easily so the sourcing of parts would not be difficult. The rear end has been repaired at one point which I tried to show in the pictures. I also tried to show the weld marks from the bottom of the vehicle where it was halved. These marks cannot be seen on top or on the exterior of the vehicle. We believe this to be a Ford manufactured Jeep, but we are not sure.

Not only does this auction include the Jeep, but it also comes with tons of extras!

  • Radio & Extra Long Antennae
  • Extra Engine & Fan Shroud (runs well & was always kept indoors)
  • Extra Transmission (this transmission has a mounting tab broken off of it which could be repaired: shown in pictures)
  • Fording Kit (This kit includes metal snorkel, exhaust and shroud, as well as rear corner bracket-see pictures)
  • Wire Cutter (This was mounted on the vehicle and was used to cut any wires going across the road-it was a common enemy practice to run piano wire across the road in an attempt to behead Jeep drivers who had their windshield down while driving)
  • Extra Radiator (This radiator has been rebuilt and should work properly)
  • Side Doors
  • Vinyl Soft Top, Door, window covers (These are not an original matching set, but all fit properly, see pictures)
  • Spare Front Seat Pad
  • Miscellaneous parts: we also have a bucket full of spare miscellaneous parts that we will include with this auction (pictured)

The Jeep has a clean Illinois Title in hand and the Jeep, as well as its accessories, will ship YRC Freight; buyer will pay actual freight cost. For more information or if you have any questions call 815-734-7346.