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1952 M-38A1 Air Force Jeep Austin, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

(12/01/2017) “This is an original Air Force Jeep used to shuttle crew to and from flight lines. Also used for taxi-ing incoming and outgoing planes.
This vehicle still has the original 24 volt system, black out lights all work, Original canvas seats. Original engine, transmission and transfer case work just fine. New brakes all around, new tires, rebuilt carburetor. This is not a restored vehicle, this is “as found”. The side windows are roll up crank and work fine. The numbers painted on the door match the numbers on the dash data plate which also match the number on the chassis data plate. Only issue still remaining is it needs a good alignment. Have clean title but is not yet licensed.”

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10 Comments on “1952 M-38A1 Air Force Jeep Austin, TX **SOLD**

  1. Ian Harding

    That’s awesome. They didn’t get a clear pic of the giant sign on the back that says “FOLLOW ME” which is the coolest part. These are called follow me trucks for obvious reasons. Pilots like things simple and obvious.

  2. Ian Harding

    “Transient Alert” was the phrase I was looking for. Airplanes that land at your airport but arent stationed there are transients and they get a follow me truck to find their way to parking.

  3. Marty Tilford

    This one looks a lot like the one that was at Don Prines shop when we took Christian Hazel to meet him and do the article. I think there are some pics of the one that was there if you go to Jp’s website and look at all the pictures.

  4. Lew

    Nice original jeep. I assume that came from Bergstrom AFB before it closed. I wonder if I ever “followed” that one when landing there.

  5. David Eilers Post author

    Vernon. I have seen a few jeeps fly over jumps on a race course. My father flew a jeep into the air, but he was jeeping … well, actually rolling his jeep down a hill, but he did catch air (survived with just a scratch).

    But, just to keep readers from getting confused, the Air Force had jeeps. There is even an Air Force military bulletin (T.O.36-1-3) from 1958 showing how to properly label an Air Force M-38A1.

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