Offered from the Jack Sears Collection,1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck  Chassis no. MD-10329

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Lot 214
Offered from the Jack Sears collection
1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck

Sold for £ 8,625 (US$ 10,792) inc. premium
Offered from the Jack Sears Collection
1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck
Registration no. not registered
Chassis no. MD-10329
*Unusual Jeep variant
*Current ownership since 1993
*Combined Dutch/US manufacture

Footnotes

  • The NEKAF Jeep resulted from the Dutch Royal Army's need for a new lightweight all-terrain utility vehicle to replace its ex-WW2 Jeeps. Rejecting a DAF alternative, the Dutch military opted for the American M38A1. The latter was to be assembled in Holland at the Nederlanse Kaiser-Frazer (NEKAF) factory in Rotterdam using parts shipped from the USA, though eventually some 24% would be sourced locally. The initial order was for 4,000 vehicles, which were essentially the same as the American version apart from modifications to comply with Dutch traffic regulations. Having failed to keep up with the agreed rate of supply, the Rotterdam factory lost the contract after almost 5,700 M38A1s had been delivered, with production passing in 1958 to Kemper & Van Twist Diesel. A further 2,000-or-so were made. In the event, the Dutch M38A1s would remain in service much longer than anticipated, only being phased out in the 1990s in favour of the Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The last were sold off in 2000.

    This NEKAF Jeep was bought by Jack Sears in December 1993 for use exclusively on the farm, hence the fact that it has never been registered in the UK. It was acquired from L Jackson & Co, suppliers of ex-MoD equipment. The purchase invoice is on file, and the vehicle also comes with correspondence, an operation and maintenance manual, and an invoice for four replacement wheel cylinders.
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Offered from the Jack Sears Collection,1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck  Chassis no. MD-10329
Offered from the Jack Sears Collection,1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck  Chassis no. MD-10329
Offered from the Jack Sears Collection,1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck  Chassis no. MD-10329
Offered from the Jack Sears Collection,1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck  Chassis no. MD-10329
Offered from the Jack Sears Collection,1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck  Chassis no. MD-10329
Offered from the Jack Sears Collection,1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck  Chassis no. MD-10329
Offered from the Jack Sears Collection,1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck  Chassis no. MD-10329
Offered from the Jack Sears Collection,1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck  Chassis no. MD-10329
Offered from the Jack Sears Collection,1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck  Chassis no. MD-10329
Offered from the Jack Sears Collection,1955 Nekaf M38A1 Jeep 4x4 Utility Truck  Chassis no. MD-10329
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