Semper Fi, Bunky! The Mighty Mite!

Latest on the list of oddball vehicles Los Jalops must hold in our tender, loving arms is the M-422 Mighty Mite. Developed as a helicopter-transportable general-purpose vehicle for the fighting men of the USMC in a time when choppers weren't exactly muscle-bound studs, the small 4x4 nevertheless featured some cool, innovative and obscure tech. The diminutive Jeeplet was designed by a group that included some ex-Bantam types who fathered the OG GP made famous in WWII and sported an aluminum body, independent front-and-rear suspension, and a 55-horse 108-inch AMC air-cooled V4. We totally want one for French Riviera sand drags against Fiat Jollys.

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