Thursday, December 29, 2005

Corps pays $100K for retooled jeep

The Marines are shelling out $100,000 for a $33,000 Jeep (left).

The Corps wants a recycled version of the M151 Jeep -- the Vietnam era Jeep -- because the bigger Humvees won't fit inside the new V-22 Osprey (below).

The Jeeps are called Growlers.

They've been rebuilt and modified with new automotive parts. The Dominican Republic bought some of them just four years ago for around $33,000 each.

That was for the military version.

The civilian versions run about $14,000 each. (USAToday)

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