Wow, first time I was called honorable. Thanks! But does that mean I can't buy an item at Camp Plymouth for $10 and put it on my table for $20?Lostforwords, you just never know. Last April was our 1st gathering at Camp Plymouth and it broke all previous records for attendance, and I'm sure this years will be larger still. Last year I saw several M1008 & M1009 vehicles at the event but I didn't pay attention to see if they were for sale. But even if they don't have a for sale sign, it sure can't hurt to talk to the owner so see if he would part with his vehicle, or if he knows someone who has one for sale. Maybe our Honorable Major Asstyrd has something he would like to add to this?
Lostforwords, if you don't mind letting people know you are looking for one, put "wanted" posts in the appropriate SS forum and on G503.com. Say you will be at CP. You might get a lead on something far away but it could be close. Maybe the owner is planning to bring the thing to CP to putt around with a for sale sign on it. What a thing - the guy brings it for one last hurrah, putts around, drives it in the Poker Rally, delivers it to a new caretaker, and has an empty trailer for the MD Juan jeep kit he wins at the raffle!
Another way to reach MV owners is run a Wanted ad in the Military Vehicle Collectors of California monthly newsletter. It reaches over 400 people. Ads are free for members. There are other member benefits, including first chance at reserving available CP campsites and cabins, the special jeep Maxi-Kit raffle is for members only, and the nice 20+ page newsletter with among other things info about the Spring and Fall meets. The e-membership is $30 per year or $40 for getting the printed newsletter by snail mail. I have a 2016 member database and counted ten M1009/CUCV owners in the club at that time.