Check out the rear end of one of the last CJ-3Bs built in Toledo. Bumperettes to protect the pintle hook, stiff 10-leaf springs, and blackout-style taillights are distinctive M606 details visible here. (Note that owner Carlos Amaduzzi prefers the tabs on the bumperettes pointing upward, but the original orientation was downward.)
This Jeep rolled off the assembly line in February 1967, and factory records show that the final 36 CJ-3Bs were built the following month. It has serial number 8105 139521 (20K JPEG) and engine number 4J455306. See also numbers stamped on the differential (50K JPEG).
Carlos lives in Lobos, Argentina, 100 kilometers southeast of Buenos Aires. He bought the Jeep 11 years ago and has restored it to close to its original Argentinian miltary configuration. And he should know -- Carlos was an army mechanic during his Servicio Militar Obligatorio. He saw the arrival of M606 Jeeps in Argentina with his own eyes, and helped to put them in operation and deliver them to their Army units.
These photos were taken by Marcelo Belfiore, official photographer of the Asociacion Argentina de Coleccionistas de Vehiculos Militares (AACVM).
Tires are 6.00 x 16.
Carlos is a member of the Asociacion Argentina de Coleccionistas de Vehiculos Militares (AACVM).
Jerry can and spare were originally on the tailgate.
Blackout parking lamps are inspired by the Mitsubishi CJ3B-J4.
Carburetor is from an M38A1.
Oil filter cannister.
Rear seat leg snaps into spring clip.
Thanks to Luis Mariano Paz for sending the photos. -- Derek Redmond
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