Luis Mariano Paz of Buenos Aires, Argentina owns one of the M606 military CJ-3B's built by Kaiser in the mid-1960's, when military exports to friendly nations apparently accounted for most of the remaining production of 3B's in the U.S.
The speedometer calibrated in kilometers rather than miles was common on these export models. See also a wider view of the dash (70K JPEG), including the late-style parking brake and dual vacuum windshield wipers.
Click on any photo here to see a larger copy (80K JPEG).
Luis writes in Spanish, "Here are photos of my 1966 Jeep M606. In Argentina there are many M606 Jeeps that were used by the Ejercito Argentino, and now they belong to "personas fanaticas de los vehiculos militares". These fans formed the Asociacion Argentina de Coleccionistas de Vehiculos Militares. Members' vehicles include the MB, GPW, M151, M38, M38A1, M170, M606, Kubelwagen, M37, and other vehicles used by the Armed Forces of Argentina."
"My intention was to buy a Jeep IKA (see Jeeps in Argentina) but those that I found were very deteriorated. In August of 1999 I found an M606 for sale and I liked the state that it was in. Thanks to The CJ3B Page I decided to buy the Jeep, and I use it Sabados and Sundays. "
"The unico parts that it does not have original are the hood -- that is from an MB/GPW to which two lateral pieces have been added to be able to cover all the motor -- and the antenna. Neumaticos (tires) Mansfield are original, marked year 1964."
Luis also points out that although his left and rear taillights are identical (see a closer rear view, 80K JPEG), two different blackout types for left and right are more correct (see closeup photos from another Jeep, 50K JPEG.)
"The only thing that I did is add the capota (top), and I put the P.C.V. valve on the motor, and the corresponding pipes according to what I saw in The CJ3B Page. My next project is to buy a Bantam M100 trailer like the one in the photo with my Jeep at the gathering of some members of the Asociacion."
"This is a photo of my new trailer. This one has the same characteristics and dimensions of the M100, but I believe that it was made in Argentina by order of the Navy. The trailer is indispensable when 4 people go in the Jeep."
See also a right side view of the trailer (90K JPEG), and a 2002 photo of Luis with his Jeep and trailer (70K JPEG.)
In 2011, Luis removed the dark green replacement upholstery on the seats, revealing the original light green vinyl (100K JPEG).
Thanks to Luis for sending the photos. -- Derek Redmond
See more M606 Military Jeeps on The CJ3B Page, including more photos from Argentina.
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