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1952 M-38 Champaign, IL $4500


It need some work and has an f-head.


“I have an awesome 1952 military issued M38 Jeep. It has a ton of character and charm for any jeep lover or antique car lover. This Jeep runs too!

Details: this jeep is a mostly original M38 (Korean era) military vehicle. There are some aftermarket type of parts on it, but the majority is stock 1952. It’s a 3-speed manual with 4-wheel drive and a PTO. Also, it has the “Arctic” upgrade (the original arctic hardtop and hard doors). It has the original placards on the dash that match title too (which is pretty uncommon from my understanding). It has been updated to a 12-volt system too. I’ve got a copy of the original military issued Technical Order (manual) that goes with it.

Although this jeep runs, my original goal was to do a 75% restore, but life happens and I know longer have the time or desire to complete the job. I have removed the seats, the gas tank, the arctic top and the majority of bolts holding the front-floor pan to the frame (my plan was to only replace the front portion of the floor pan). All the bolts/etc. can go with (I kept to match sizes at a later date). Therefore, my inability to complete it can be your opportunity to see it through! This is a very unique and uncommon jeep.

Motor: the motor is believed to be a F-134 Hurricane (which replaced the “Go Devil”). Although I have confirmed some of the identifying numbers on the block, I am unable to confirm other identification numbers on the engine (due to age), but it is no doubt of the right era. I have no idea if the odometer is accurate regarding mileage.

I have clean title in hand. It was a barn find in Northern Minnesota (from what I was told) and it came from Minot AFB in North Dakota in the late 50’s or early 60’s. I was informed that I am the third titled owner subsequent to the US Military. Parts of the jeep are still the original olive green drab, but it has been repainted 3 times since (blue, then orange then back to the olive green drab).

I was asking $5,000.00 for this jeep, but will accept $4,500. I’m willing to entertain any reasonable offer, but no low balls at all. Only serious inquires please. No trades, and I do NOT need help selling this vehicle.”


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