After concluding his service in the Army, John Ferrie made a hobby that he loved into a business in 1982, specializing as a vintage military vehicle locator and restoration business located in Fort Collins, Colorado. He specializes in locating viable restoration projects. He also completes many restorations on the vehicles he sells each year. Many of John’s projects have been featured in movies and can be found in museums.
Due to the local climate, John finds vehicles that are some of the most rust-free in North America. He often finds them in almost complete, original condition. John has found everything from a 1941 Indian to a M47 tank. Mostly, though, he find Jeeps and Dodges. Over the last 35 years, he estimates he has found good homes for more than 600 vehicles, including Brazil, Japan, Europe, Canada, and other locations. John’s personal collection includes an 1942 MB Jeep, 1962 M-151 MUTT, 1952 M37, 1942 WC52 Weapons Carrier, and a 1942 WC-56 Command Car.
Vintage Military Vehicles does sell restored vehicle, as well. For John and his team, a typical restoration involves bringing a vehicle back to good cosmetic and running condition. He removes any non-original modifications and replaces missing drawing on Vintage Military Vehicle’s extensive parts collection.
John admits, “Frame-off restorations are not our specialty. However, we will create a vehicle for you that is economical, looks good, and that you won’t feel guilty about driving. We specialize in creating a vehicle that you can be proud of and that fits your budget.”
John wants MVM readers to know, “We offer mostly United States WWII, Korean War era, and Vietnam War era light vehicles. However, we do sometimes come across some pretty rare and interesting stuff!”