This Jeep was used by the US Army at their base at Burtonwood in Lancashire until 1996 and was first reg in Uk in that year. It is a 1959 issue, made in the USA and assembled in Holland under license, then shipped over to the US Forces in UK. It was destined to go to Vietnam, but never went as it was commandeered by the Base Commander for his personal use. Note the “HQ” decals. All of the marking are genuine, including the US vehicle identification number. Please note the historic number plate, USV 689, all totally road legal.
I bought it off Pete Feneley (Jeep and Military vehicle Restorers) of Doncaster, and was sold as “fully restored. When I went and looked at it, I realised that it was a sound vehicle, but still needed some work done on it.
Since owning it I have done considerable work on it, including spare parts, my work has cost me about £3000. I have recently insured it again for road and show use, including continental comprehensive insurance for £95 per annum. I will be taking it to Normandy for the Normady Landings celebrations and next year for the 100 th Celebration of the start of the First World War. The agreed replacement value is £12,000.
Since the cruising speed is only 55 mph, (Max speed 60 mp) I will probably take it to France on my car transporter trailer, as driving on A trunk roads and motorways at that speed gets a bit hairy.