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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #1
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I was reading an article on immigrants stealing wildlife in florida and they mentioned this:

"And then there's the Encore — a jeep, normally built for the military, that can drive for miles through swamps, submerged."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060408/...n_berry_picker

i found one for sale on ebay .... has anyone ever driven one they look pretty cool i have never seen one, and wonder how they perform ?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jeep-...ayphotohosting



added bonus is the ebay add says this bone headed comment:
"This jeep is a one-of-a-kind, with less than 500 manufactured! "

--huh? one of a kind? First they made 500, and the police have them also, so how is it one of a kind! lol

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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:34 PM   #2
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Looks like a ford to me :p
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Looks like a ford to me :p

read the auction :miff: I have bolded and colored the part you need to read

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1998 Encore Jeep - Manufactured by Encore Vehicles, Inc. in Clearwater, FL.



Replica of U.S. Military Series Jeep, designed by Ford Motor Company in 1951.

This jeep is 4-wheel drive, with 4-wheel independent suspension, and a 4 cylinder engine with a 4-speed manual transmission. This is an exact replica of the original M-151 jeep.

Previous owner had jeep parked in garage with cover and doors boxed in storage. Minimal damage has occured to cover and doors.

I purchased this jeep in Oct. 2005 with approximately 540 miles on it. It has been kept in good condition in my garage since October.

This jeep is a one-of-a-kind, with less than 500 manufactured!

Perfect beach jeep or for any other recreational use!! Great for enjoying our beautiful Florida weather!!!

Buyer responsible for pick-up. Arrangements for pick-up will be made at auction end.

Email with any questions. Serious bidders only, please.

Thank you for bidding, and good luck!
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Or maybe closer to an AM General
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Well, the original version, known as the MUTT, was the M151A1.

They had 4 wheel independant suspension. Also built as noted by AM general.

Later, there were A2 and A3 versions, with different front fenders that were angled, not flat. They looked like this:



See how the front fender dips in the front? Thats a good way to identify them. They changed the front suspensio on them to be less susceptable to rollovers, as the A1s were not all that safe.

The rub? M151A1s are not street legal. If you buy one at a military auction, its like buying a HMMWV...i.e, they will render it undriveable for you. Usually mens they get out a torch and cut it in half.

I knew someone at my last job, who had one, fully restored with a dummy gun on it. Used to drive it to work occasionally, so it can be registered, somehow. But that is why they are rare. Were used a lot in Vietnam, at least that is my understanding.. I wasn't there...
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