1975 AM General M35A2 Bobbed Deuce & M105A2 Trailer – SOLD!
Update – we just noticed the listing “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
Very few vehicles parked in your driveway send a clear message better than a turret-topped, faux 50 caliber machine gun and M16 equipped, demilitarized, and bobbed AM General M35A2 such as this example originally featured in November 2020 on Craigslist in Connelsville, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) complete with a companion M105A2 support trailer and an asking price of $14,500.
The M35 2 1/2 Ton 6×6 truck has been a military staple dating back to 1949 when truck builder REO became the original U.S. Army supplier. The M35 not only went on to be produced in a variety of configurations through 1988, but it also saw a number of manufacturers produce them including Kaiser and AM General. The basic M35 cargo trucks, nicknamed “Deuce and a Half”, are capable of carrying 5,000 pounds of cargo off-road or 10,000 pounds on pavement. In addition to having a capable all-wheel-drive system and a power-take-off to run accessories, the most notable feature is the M35’s multi-fuel engine, which is designed to operate reliably on a wide variety of sources, including diesel fuel, jet fuel, kerosene, heating oil, or even gasoline in an emergency.
What makes this example a “Bobbed Deuce” is the removal of the second rear axle combined with a shortened frame and bed. This is where you will need to spend time inspecting the quality of the conversion work to ensure this M35 is safe and will track true when going in a straight line.
While perhaps not as capable off-road as a modern portal-axle equipped 4×4, we’re willing to venture there isn’t much that will stop this beast. The ability to run any kind of fuel you can find is perfect for traveling post-apocalypse but for now, it will make a great conversation piece at your nearest off-road gathering. Good luck with the purchase!
We came across this video explaining the top reasons why you need to own an M35A2:
This M35A appears to be complete and a nicely maintained example capable of going just about anywhere while running on just about anything flammable. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1975 AM General Military Truck, Deuce, Bobbed, 42,200 miles, Cummins engine with D Turbo.5 speed transmission, 2 speed transfer case. 4×4. 10,000 Lb. Winch, Air assist power steering. Heater and defrosters, Electric wipers (2 speed) windshield washers, seat belts, sliding rear window, 12 volt cigarette lighter, convoy light, antenna, keyed door handles. Cab Fans (2) Interior light from an APC
M66 Gun Ring with cover and gunners backrest (A complete gun rings sells for $3800)
50 Cal Machine Gun (Replica) with cover
Cab reinforcement system. Needed due to force from a 50 Cal Machine Gun
2 M16’s (Replicas) M16 cab mounted rack
Tow Bar. Can be mounted in 3 different locations
Heavy Duty Boarding Ladder
Bumper mounted flag pole with USA flag
New Passenger Seat
Extreme Cold Weather Radiator Cover
New Tool Rack
M800 Transmission Lift (Used once) $900
New ARB Lockers with Control Panel $2200
3 1/2 Gallons of 383 paint (Paint has some cracking and shows some areas of military spot painting, was going to paint it in the spring but looks fine as is)
The truck runs and handles great
Includes an M105A2 Trailer. Tires have weather cracks but hold air
Cash Only No Checks of any type
Only serious interest only please. Sorry, but I will not respond to “low ball” offers or requests of “what’s your lowest price”.“
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