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Old November 25th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Extremely Rare Ensign 100 Mine vehicle AKA the Diesel Jeep

This is my employers vehicle and I am their marketing guy so I am listing this for them.

You are looking at a very rare Ensign 100 which was made to look like a Jeep but it's not. These were made locally (Houghton, MI) for exclusive use in the mining industry. There were several hundred made but this is the last known working one in existance.

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Engine, Deutz 4 cylinder air cooled diesel
Trans, 4 speed manual spec'd from a GM truck possibly a SM465?
Axles, GM 10 bolt front and 14 bolt rear with GM truck springs
Body, custom built of 3/16" and 1/4" plate steel
Accessories, comes with a hydraulic manlift and spots for workers to stand anywhere on the vehicle.


This vehicle was from the White Pine Mine in White Pine, MI which closed around 1996. It still runs and operates fine. The known problems are a leak in the hoses to the man lift, broken rear axle, broken leaf spring in front, bound up brakes, and it's definitely in need of some body work. If you had a GM 3/4 ton truck chassis laying around you could drive this around in no time by swapping springs and axles.


The asking price is $4000 OBO
If you are interested in talking to someone about it please call Matt at 906-883-3371








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its "Butchy Boy" can't you read????
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lose the man lift, stuff some Dana 44's, 35" tires, wheel it...
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Always wondered what this was!! I took a pic of this one last June while visiting the UP

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Always wondered what this was!! I took a pic of this one last June while visiting the UP



lol - I always wondered that too, in fact took a pic when we did the mine tour. By chance does this have a title or anything to go with it?
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lol - I always wondered that too, in fact took a pic when we did the mine tour. By chance does this have a title or anything to go with it?
No title that I know of, they were never street legal. It is definitely one of a kind and we hope someone will give it a good home and make it usable again.
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