M422 Mighty Mites Here on eBay
From Wikipedia: The M422 ‘Mighty Mite was a light weight ¼-ton 4×4 tactical truck, suitable for airlifting and manhandling. From 1959-1962, the Mighty Mite was built by American Motors for the United States Marine Corps.
The vehicle was originally prototyped starting in 1946, making it the first all-new Jeep to be designed for the U.S. military after World War II, and further developed during the 1950s by a team including four of the original Bantam engineers. A design called MARCO MM-100 by the Mid-American Research Corporation used a Porsche air-cooled engine and independent suspension. A competing prototype by Willys, the 1953 Bobcat or “Aero Jeep”, which would share as many parts as possible with the M38 and M38A1 to save costs, was rejected in favor of the more advanced M422.
Although the vehicle was only to be used by the U.S. Marine Corps, and it was therefore clear from the beginning that production numbers would remain limited, the vehicle was extensively engineered and incorporated many innovations.
Engine 108 cu in (1.8 L) Air-Cooled V4
Transmission 4-speed manual
Transfer case to engage / disengage four-wheel-drive
Located in Stuart, Florida, United States
Auction ends May 28, 2012 14:15:41 PDT Here on eBay