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1952 M-38 Botetourt County, VA $7500

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Has some rust. Looks like the passenger side tool indents have been filled/patched.

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“I have owned this jeep for 24 years, restored it and drove it in parades and entered a couple car shows as well. Health problems have kept me from maintaining it the way it should be and I no longer have a garage to store it in or work on it. It has some rust on driver side front fender, passenger side under door, and floor pans. The frame is solid, motor was rebuilt in 2001 and has low miles on it. Jeep has not been started in several years so the gas tank will need to be cleaned out thoroughly. Many extras like mud/snow tires and wheels, military manual, old parts, and contacts for every nut bolt and screw. This would make a great restoration project since M38s
are rare and this one has only 42,456 original miles.”


2 Comments on “1952 M-38 Botetourt County, VA $7500

  1. Tim

    Hello anyone a lot better at judging jeeps authenticity and condition than me please comment back i may b able to look at this m-38 later this week would just like to know if worth my time and could it b fixed … nothing else looks much better than these if fixed correctly


  2. David Eilers Post author


    It looks pretty complete, though missing some minor items based on the pics. The big question is how bad is the rust? And, that can only be determined with an in-person look. Sure, the rust can be repaired, but is it something you’d had experience doing?

    At $7500, I would expect it to start, run, and drive. But, given the old gas, testing those items while looking the jeep over might not be practical.

    You could ask him if he has a spare container of gas that could be rigged up to see if the jeep starts and runs fine. If that’s not possible, then that puts a buyer in a bit of a quandary (no fault of the seller; he may believe that it works as good as when he parked it, but does it?).

    Those are my thoughts.

    – Dave

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