M201 - mysterious chassis / châssis mystérieux
This M201 has a very strange chassis number.
Does anyone have any ideas that would explain this?
The chassis number is G1221
There is no MV frame number
There is no Hotchkiss serial number
There is an army registration on the rear chassis leg
'211-3417' indicating that it is a 1961 jeep.
It has a 1962 body tub H 21989 indicating it has more than likely been rebuilt.
The front and rear axle data plates indicate that the rebuild was probably carried out in 1989/1990
It would appear then that a new chassis was used which like the body tub mystery was of later non-Hotchkiss origin. One must assume that the jeep still had the registration 211 3147 otherwise it would not have been stamped on the new chassis but the chassis / serial number G1121 is at present a complete mystery. Does anyone else have a chassis number like this?
photos: Alexander de Vries