MV Spotlight: M151A2 1/4-ton Truck

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The final generation of 1/4-ton vehicles fielded by the U.S. military had its own name, the MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck). The independent “A” frame used on M151s and M151A1s was replaced with a sem-trailing arm suspension. The redesigned vehicle was designated the “M151A2” and sported improvements over the earlier versions, including a deep-dish steering wheel, larger composite marker and tail lights, electric windshield wipers, and a more reliable mechanical fuel pump.

Ford began producing the M151A2 in 1969. AM General won the next contract and produced the trucks from 1972 until the end of production in 1982.

Weight: 2,320 pounds

Size (LxWxH): 133” x 64” x 71”

Max Speed: 66 mph

Range: 288 miles

M151A2

WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN?

Buy the best you can afford. Restoring a vehicle will always be more expensive than buying a finished project.

The vehicles in this guide are given a value  based on a 1-to-6 condition grading scale:

1=Excellent: Restored to maximum professional standards, or a near-perfect original.

2=Fine: Well-restored, or a combination of superior restoration and excellent original parts.

3=Very Good: Complete and operable original or older restoration, or a very good amateur restoration with all presentable and serviceable parts inside and out.

4=Good: Functional or needing only minor work to be functional. Also, a deteriorated restoration or poor amateur restoration.

5=Restorable: Needs complete restoration of body, chassis, and interior. May or may not be running, but is not wrecked, weathered or stripped to the point of being useful only for parts.

6=Parts Vehicle: Deteriorated beyond the point of restoration.

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