Richard P 1968 M715 Kaiser Jeep

My Vietnam Era piece of history

This is my 1968 Kaiser Jeep M715. I remember this truck well, as I drove one like it in 1969 when I served in the U.S. Army. This truck is one of those proverbial barn finds. I actually found it parked in a barn in Whitewater, Wisconsin. I've owned it for 7 years now, and it's been a labor of love.

With the exception of new tires, windshield, and part of the exhaust system, it is totally original. It has 14,000 original miles on it. This truck came home from Vietnam in 1973 and ended up at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

It still retains the original 230ci Kaiser Jeep Tornado motor. About 185 horsepower, but a lot of low end torque.

It has a Dana 60 front axle and a Dana 70 rear axle, both of which run 587 gears. Coupled with a Hi/Lo transfer case, this beast will go through almost anything.

It's a 24volt electrical system that runs on two Interstate 12volts connected in series. The interior is all original, right down to the M16 mounted on the dashboard.

I've owned muscle cars since I was 15 years old, (I'm now 63) but to be honest this truck gets as much or more attention at local cruise nights. As a military collector, this truck seems to suit me better in my later years, although muscle cars will always be in my blood.

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