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1952 M-38 Grove, OK $7000


Appears solid.

“This is a frame off restoration, frame is an original from a 52 everything above that is new!
• tub,fenders,windshield w/safety glass and hood
• Overhauled engine,transmission,transfer case and steering gear box
• Vacuum wipers and motors
• New shocks and tires on wagon wheels
• Brand new wiring harness 12v for 1952, lights
• All canvas and seat frames are new as well as big mouth gas can
• M38 marine forest green spec paint
This was a six year long project and I tried to restore original as I could except for 24v system, water fording and nd tires and wheels. Also this jeep is titled out Oklahoma.”

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1952 M-38 Murfreesboro, TN $3200


Wendell’s got his jeep for sale. It’s a project.

“S/N 62215. 36,412 miles. Owned since 2005. Windshield is the split type common to the CJ2A. I relocated the spare tire mount to the side, also common to the CJ2A so the tailgate would be more functional. Started the restoration 3 years ago. Stripped it down to the frame, sandblasted, primed and painted it the original olive drab. Everything relative to the brake system is new. Everything relative to both axles was removed, restored or replaced with new parts. New shocks. When I took it off, if it needed replaced I ordered it then, so I have most everything already bought. This is not a rust bucket like most you see! A little rust in the bed and the drivers floorboard is all there is and the metal is solid underneath. Upholstery is in very good shape. I have a summer top not shown. The paint is actually very good. You can see in the pictures that I polished the hood and the color came out. Further painting would be optional. The engine has been disassembled and the head and block tested. Found 4 broke rings. Everything relative to the engine is perfect, even the bearings. Standard rings will go back. Tranny/transfer case have no issues either. I have taken it as far as I can. I need the space in my garage so it has to go. This is a solid Willys and will make someone a fine jeep.”

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1952 M-38 Moreno Valley, CA $15,000


Mark just listed this over at

“1952 Korean War Willys Jeep
Great for off roading
Great condition!!!
Brand new rear seat belt.
Brand new brake lines
Just gave it an oil change
Light bulbs
Tires are in great shape. Spare tire is new.
New wiring.
Yes it is street legal and CA registered with clean title. Pink slip in hand.
Awesome canvas top (which of course is removable)”

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1950 M-38 Prunedale, CA $5999


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/15/2015) That rear bumper is awfully low.

“Up for grabs is this cool army jeep. actually military jeep, I guess it could have been in a different branch….. it has been converted to a ford V6 motor and a C4 automatic trans. starts and runs great, brakes are new, this is ready for camping or ???? asking $5999. all offers and trades considered. si se hablo espanol.”





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1952 M-38A1 $18,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

No city/state listed. Includes trailer.

“Restored Jeep and trailer too many extras to list. Original engine and runs very little miles can go underwater. Original tires excellent condition, trailer goes with it (trailer & Jeep go together). Paint job brand new has canvas over it now, road worthy can drive it on the road. My Dad bought it and repainted it, put a top on it and it looks awesome. Original tires on the trailer everything with brand new paint. Serious inquiries only. Has been kept in out of the weather Call, text or email for entire list.”


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Year? M-38 Salado, TX $2250


Doesn’t run. No title. Might make a good restoration.

“For Sale: 1950-1952 Willys M38. This is an authentic M38 military jeep. It has an MC, “Marine Corps” data plate with legible serial number mounted directly to the front of the right rear wheel housing, inside the tub, exactly where it should be.
This was a “radio jeep,” that is to say it was a “commo” vehicle, adapted for use with a mobile radio and transmitter. The only thing left of the radio equipment is the original antenna mount bracket above the spare tire mount and the rear box mounts in the body.
The jeep is complete, original and is a rolling chassis. 4×4, hubs, linkage and shifters actuate as they should. Driveline itself is complete. The drivetrain is original to the frame, as is the body tub, folding Front windshield frame, front fenders and grill. It has had a 12V conversion, and the wiring has been redone to the front headllights. It does have the “blackout” drive light on the left front fender, glove box, dash panel, glove box and body tub hand-holds. It does have the sealed ports on the differentials, blackout lights, MIL Spec light switch and the water-proof ignition. It also has the cut-outs in the hood for the snorkel kit and skid plates are installed.
Frame is in excellent condition, front to back, and HAS NOT been modified. Motor is free spinning with no knocks, and the jeep has been in covered storage for 25+ years.
No title, being sold on Bill Of Sale only.
Condition: Total Restoration Required. Needs everything and will need considerable investment to make roadworthy. There is rust, where they typically rust, but nothing that is not restorable. What you are getting is a complete, original Willys M38 + many spare parts.”

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1952 M-38 Tuscola, IL No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

This might be a great find for someone.

“1952 M-38Jeep Willys for sale. Part of estate sale. Stored in heated basement garage since the 1950s. Excellent, complete ORIGINAL condition. 33962 miles. Original data plates, paint, everything except the drivers seat bottom cover is original. Will run with very little work. Owned by a WW-II veteran who was an engineer. All fuel lines, etc. were blown out and cylinders fogged for storage. Includes, two military generators, spare tires and wheels, ammo/tool/parts boxes, fuel cans, rebuild parts/gaskets etc for the engine and a NOS battery that is still in it’s original box. Lots of patina Original Handbook for Owners. CALL only! Do NOT text, or email.
Serial # 52870. Model M38. Manufacture date 2/1952.”

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1955 M-38A1Tub and Chassis Winona, MN

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Parts

Mitch has the following items for sale. No pics of the chassis just yet. $500 for the tub, $500 for the frame and axels,  and $500 for the rest. Call him at 9546617279 or email

“I have for sale a nice, solid, straight and rust free rolling chassis from a 1955 Jeep M38A-1. Included as part of the chassis are original Dana 44 & 25 axle assemblies with 5.38 gear ratios and open differentials, suspension, some steering linkage and good steel brake lines. The OEM wheels/tires are NOT INCLUDED so arrangements would need to be made. Also included is an original M38A-1 tub which has been media blasted and bare metal, (it is useable but requires repair primarily in the floor area),  original T90/Spicer 18 transmission/transfer case assembly,  T90/Spicer 20 transmission/transfer case assembly with SB Chevy transmission adapter, OEM M38A-1 driveshafts, nice early CJ-5 hood and grill.”

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1954 M-38A Fire Jeep Mooreland, IN $3500

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/17/2015) This appears to be the same jeep that was sold a few years ago, but it’s condition appears to be worsened. If it has the “314” on the fenders, then it is the same one.

“1954 Willys Jeep it is actually a Mp38a it has a Buick 231 odd fire V6 with power steering also has headers. It is 3 speed manual with twin stick transfer case At one point it was the brookville Fire dept. grass unit. It is great running and driving jeep it has a lot of new front end parts on it. I took the gas tank out that sets under the drivers seat and put one underneath the back put its not hooked up yet I put a boat tank in the back just to be able to move it around you can drive it it could also use floor pans it has had all new rear tub section replaced with little work this could be a very nice jeep. ”


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1951 M-38 Auburn, CA Gov Liquidation

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Oscar spotted this one.

“1951 Navy M38 Jeep. Serial # 36689. Mileage reads 35,201. Powered by the original 4 cylinder gas engine, original 24 volt electrical system. 3 speed manual transmission, 2 speed transfer case with over drive. Comes with radio and all items in photos. The Jeep starts easily, runs and drives good. Tires are dated 1967. Some surface rust but appears to be a very solid body. We have not powered up the radio but were told it works. All around nice driving Jeep. To watch the video, click on the Video tab next to the Photo Tab above.”


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1952 M-38A1 Knoxville, TN $12,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks nice.

“1952 Willys M38a1 ‘Army Jeep’
Full frame off restoration. Everything was rebuilt or replaced with NOS or new parts. Too much to list.
Jeep is fully functioning 24 volt waterproof electrical, great running 134 Hurricane engine, excellent driving and show quality paint.

I never thought I would sell. The only item that is unfinished is the vacuum system for the wipers. Only needs a hose. I was never going to drive in the rain.

Price is starting at $12,500 which is less than I have in it or the parts would be worth separate. Text or call for a viewing.

Little list of work done:
The body was removed and any rust was cutout and welded in new metal or replaced whole pieces, such as both fount fenders and the gas tank sump. Frame was striped bare and coated with POR-15 rust inhibitor. Engine was also painted with POR engine enamel.

All wiring is new, bought from Vintage wiring of ME. It’s all waterproof with mil-style connectors. The generator and distributor are NOS 24 volt, with new coil and points. Brand new fuel tank and fuel and vacuum lines. New water pump, fuel pump, oil pump, clutch, radiator, hoses, belts and ect. All new brake components: master, caliper, shoes, drums, and lines. New or NOS lights, all functioning. All new bearings/seals in burfield hubs and Warn lock out hubs. New axle on right front. NOS vacuum wiper motors. Brand new top and seat covers. Brand new tires. Gauges are new or NOS. New windshield and gasket. I believe the decals correlate to my fathers unit in Vietnam, although he was in a helicopter and not a M38a1.”

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1951 M-38 San Antonio, TX $6500


Needs work.

“1951 Willyz M38 Military Jeep…Needs restoration, but is in good shape. Body complete, motor runs & but needs work, brakes need work (new brake shoes), transmission works fine, and so does the 4×4. The jeep has the original brass placard with the original military specs on dashboard. It does have a little rust on the passenger side floorboard, has a new radiator, and rebuilt carb, new fuel pump, after market wheels and tires (i do have the OEM wheels too), rollbar is not attached to jeep. Asking $6500.00 o.b.o. serious inquires only. Thanks”


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1956? M-38A1 NEKAF Gilbert, AZ $6900


This was sold back in 2014. Now for sale again.

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“Rare original NEKAF M381A Willy’s military jeep assembled in Netherlands for the Dutch army. Runs and drives perfect. This is an all original jeep. You will not find another in such good shape.
Best reasonable offer buys.

The vehicle with the longest service record in the Dutch military, serving in the Royal Army for more than 40 years from 1952 until 1996, is the M38A1 Jeep. During and shortly after World War II, the Dutch army used jeeps left behind by American forces. By the early 1950’s however, the army was looking for a replacement, and in 1952 received a number of U.S.-built M38A1’s under the Mutual Defence Assistance Program. Continue reading

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Year? M-38 Howell, NJ $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/08/2015) Has updated engine.

“What I have here is an old antique Army Jeep. It is a Willys M 38. It has all the military data plates on the dash. It has an unusual Military hard top with the data plate on it. It is called the Artic top. Somebody converted it to a 6 cyl Chevy engine. It it runs good. 4 Wheel drive works as it should. It has no breaks. Left rear brake line is leaking. I bought this with the intensions of restoring it. But I have to many projects and not enough time. If you are reading this then it’s still for sale. Please include a phone # and the subject matter to weed out the spam.”