5k: Mean Green Fighting Machine: 1968 Kaiser Jeep M-715

In case the Jeep Gladiator (pickup version of the Wagoneer) isn’t manly enough for you, there is always the M-715 military version.  The M-175 is going to suck down fuel like a SoCal wildfire, but it should make for an interesting off-roader when it runs.  Find this 1968 Kaiser Jeep M-715 for sale in Houston, AK for $4,000 via craigslist. Tip from ANCMatt.

ANCMatt writes of this green beast:  I can’t think of anything more appropriate than this for when you send
your Alaskan valentine off into the bush on a solo hunting trip. 
What a guy.  Hope his valentine brought back a few deer/moose/polar bears.

The M715 needs some work, and the seller says about the Toronado inline-6 in his own words: Ran when parked last fall, wont start now, probably points and plugs
need to be changed. The engine needs to be rebuilt, as it is low on
power, smokes and spits. 
Just a guess, but the low on power (smoking and spitting) could be related to the non-start, and internet chatter says the big 3.8 liter overhead-cam was unreliable due to lack of understanding of maintenance on the over-head valve setup back in the day.  Who knows, you could get lucky and it just needs a rebuilt carb, or it could need a totally new engine.

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