1962 Hotchkiss M201

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Mileage 
    2 074 mi / 3 338 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    13491
  • Engine number 
    16482
  • Lot number 
    55293
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Built in France under licence in 1962

- Believed low mileage example in "good condition"

- 24 volt, new carburettor, original shovel, axe and hood

Known in France as 'La Jeep', the Hotchkiss M201 was the standard light transport used by the French army from the end of WW2 up until the 1980s. Initially built under licence as MBs, they were known as M201s from 1956 and remained virtually unchanged throughout production - a fitting testament to the efficiency of the original design.
This LHD example was a licence built jeep produced in 1962 which was UK registered in 1998. Said to be in good running order, the vendor surmises from the condition of the chassis and transmission that it has covered relatively few miles in its lifetime. Fitted with 24 volt electrics, a new carburettor has been fitted although the original unit is included. Powered by a 2.2-litre petrol engine, it is accompanied by an original shovel, axe and hood. Said to have "excellent" bodywork, engine and electrics with "very good" paintwork, gearbox and interior, several old MoT certificates are included in the history file and the owner informs us it will have a new MoT in time for the sale.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)