Saturday, December 8, 2007

Self Serving and Vain

Yes, this is a completely self-serving and vain post. But a few people have asked where the latest set of wheels came from, so here's the story.

1951 Willys M38

I recently brought this back from my father's house in Maine. My father has always had a fascination with Jeeps, and apparently it's a hereditary condition. He drove this until about 1987. Since then it has been garaged - not running, but in fantastic shape.
After 20 years, it's running again, and waiting for warmer weather to get out and "stretch its legs" once again. (Thanks to John Greene and the rest of the great mechanics at Greene's Servicenter.)

It's in original, unrestored and unmodified condition - still has the 24-volt military electrical system, blackout lights, and a maximum road speed of 60 mph!

-M

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Super sweet wheels you got there Mike. Now I'll be able to spot you when I'm in the area.

Also, thanks for the snow pix. Wish I were there.

Greetings from Philly.

Anonymous said...

Very intriguing!

Always great to see your blog posts. Keep 'em coming!