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1952 M-38A1 North Stonington, CT Auction

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UPDATE: David spotted some 2A tags on this rig, suggesting the title may be problematic.

Bill shared this Hemmings auction. It will be interesting to see what this fetches on Hemmings.

“This 1952 Willys Jeep M38A1 represents a military-spec example in highly presentable condition, with what the seller describes as a new canvas top and the Jeep’s original engine, which was reportedly built 275 miles ago. The Jeep is said to retain its correct 24-volt electrical system, with auxiliary batteries. Described as having been under current ownership for 15 years, the Jeep is reported to be “free of rust.””



6 Comments on “1952 M-38A1 North Stonington, CT Auction

  1. muley

    yep the 2A tag is a big red flag. the add states it’s not titled. i suppose the “docs” are from a (questionable) 2A? good eye David in SE Mass.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    Wow, didn’t expect to see that on what looks to be a pretty good looking rig. I’ve added a note to the top of the post. Thanks guys!

  3. JohnB

    Why would someone put not just one, but TWO, CJ-2 tags on a clearly tagged M38A1?
    Can’t read the Army data plates which do say what it is?

    Maybe, and this does make a bit of sense, they belonged to a (beloved?) Jeep that was previously owned which was wrecked or unrestorable.
    If so, the seller should explain it or address it in some way…or better yet, remove them.

    PS..Hemmings listings are very annoying, I laugh when I see all the “quotation” marks around anything that describes a condition. They must have overly active lawyers.

    While I’m ranting…
    I used to get their daily news stories, but reader comments were extremely moderated to make them fit the corporate “party line”.
    in comparison, Hagerty’s daily internet stories are more fun, better written and less moderated so you can actually state an opinion.

  4. David Eilers Post author

    JohnB: Either they didn’t know what they were doing or they knew exactly what they were doing (Meaning, they were trying to get a title issue “straightened out” by using 2A tags???).

  5. JohnB

    Apparently, a career in the military, where someone’s word means something, has made me pretty naive.

    I wouldn’t have thought that.
    But it is remarkable that anyone would fall for it since the factory ID plates with the model and build date clearly stamped are only a couple of inches away. And a Willys body tag is just behind the passenger seat.

    I have been in states where a State Trooper had to look at the serials or a car being registered, and I can’t believe any would be fooled by that.

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