This is your next daily driver! It’s a 1968 American Coleman Aircraft Tug and it can be found on Craigslist in Aurora, Minnesota. The seller is asking $4,100 for this big lug. The seller doesn’t list the exact model, but I’m hoping that one of you (Howard, Geo, Dave, etc?) may know? I’m assuming it was an air force vehicle at some point, being white? And, that it’s an MB-4?
Coleman made some amazing towing rigs, or, lug vehicles. This one looks like it could fairly easily be restored back to like new if a person were interested in having a mint-condition lug vehicle for shows or.. for lugging something. The seller is throwing in some 54″ military tires, a heck of a deal.
I seem to be finding a lot of I-have-no-use-for-it-but-would-love-to-have-it vehicles lately, hopefully you don’t mind. I can’t imagine how fun it would be to have this vehicle if a person owned a few acres. Some of these had four-wheel steering, but I don’t know if this is one of those models or not. I do know that it’s four-wheel drive.
The seller says that there’s a slow brake fluid leak that’ll have to be fixed, and I’m guessing that the next owner would want to just replace all of the brake and fuel lines to make sure that it’s safe. It should be fairly easy to work on with most things being out in the open. I don’t know if this one would have had a cab on it or not? I do know that those fabric seats wouldn’t be original and the next owner will want to change those soggy things out. But, I could be wrong, maybe the Air Force wanted plush, fabric seats for their team of aircraft luggers.
This is a Continental six-cylinder but I don’t know what size or what the horsepower would be. This listing is almost a blank slate as far as specific information goes. The alternator sure looks new’ish as do a few other parts. They also say that it has an automatic transmission. Geo, Howard, Dave, anyone? Any ideas on what the specs on this combo might be? An even better question: would any of you have a use for a unique 4×4 like this one?