There may be value here.
“I have 2 M38A1 jeeps that have spent the last 20 years in a barn… These are being sold for parts as there isn’t any current paperwork available on them …Between the two of them there are enough good original parts to complete one jeep …The engines were good when put away, but appear to be stuck now…Both engine compartments are complete with the proper military carburetors, fuel pumps, air cleaners, fording valves / vent lines, and 24 volt waterproof electrical / ignition systems …The green jeep’s body is shot, but it has nice original military accesories… windshield, gas tank, spare tire carrier, front seat frames, etc… The yellow jeeps body is fair and will need a new front floor and other minor repairs. .I’m asking $3000 for the pair or may consider a really good offer… I also have other used M38A1 parts available, and may consider swapping for other military jeep parts MB GPW , M38, M38A1, MBT ,M100, M416, M151 .. The tires are old so the jeeps will need to be trailered to their new home … I can deliver locally ( 30 miles ) at no charge, and will consider delivering regionally for a reasonable cost…. Please contact me through Craigslist email first …”
Could make a good resto project.
“1955 m38a1 Willis Jeep. Complete origional and correct. Not running, needs engine rebuilt.. selling as project, or parts.. no rust.. is plates and numbers match.. bill of sale. Serious knowledgeable buyers call contact ”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(03/20/2017) This could be a good price.
“Runs and drives. Clean colorado title. Excellent tires. Comes with extra hood.”
Blaine spotted this ex-fire jeep. Engine is stuck at this time.
“Clear SD title. Tires are 90% and jeep is pretty complete. Front bumper and some other odds and ends missing. The engine was stuck when I bought it so I pulled the spark plugs and put some PB blaster in the cylinders to work on freeing them up. Jeep has matching body number to vehicle data plate. Has correct military motor. Some rust in the usual places and a few small spots were cut out in the bed where a fire dept had a water tank mounted. Also have roll cage included, but not pictured. I was going to restore this back to military appearance, but honestly have too many projects so I’m selling it for what I have into it. Here is your chance to own a genuine military army jeep!”
Modified front bumper. Looks good otherwise.
“Buick 225 V-6
canvas top and sides, military trailer, extra tires and rims all included.
garaged for years, needs carb rebuilt.”
Seller listed it as a 1953 CJ-3A.
No engine or transmission
Will sell with engine and trans for more money
Engine and trans are out of newer cj5”
And I thought WWII ended in 1945!
“1953 World War II jeep, runs great 4 cylinder,dual 24 volt new batteries,new gauges,new tires, comes with tow bar and 4 spare tires,”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.
(08/25/2016) Has lots of updates.
“52 m38 good body and floor pans
302 ford motor, mallory ignation, remote oil filter with cooler
dana 44 front disc brakes, locker, 5.38 gears
p/s with cooler
t 18 granny low
dana 20 case with dana 18 gears, twin sticks with 2 low option
ford 9 inch rear, drum brakes, locker, 5.38 gears
winch and hi lift jack on front bumper
full soft top with doors, bikini top
2 gas tanks, 1 under seat, 1 under rear of jeep
gm tilt column
nice wheels and tires 33 12.5 33”
UPDATE: Relisted. Last listed in 2014. There’s another example of the extended rear. See this post from 2014.
(04/06/2012) “1953 extended bed Willys. 4×4, original engine, new tires, added: removable rear seat, roll bar, attached front tow-bar. Asking price: $5,500.00”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4600.
(04/17/2017) Looks like a Sears hardtop rather than an arctic top.
“This 1951 M-38 Willys Jeep and hard top is for sale at $4600.00 cash obo; buyer responsible for transportation.
Excellent body, original 4 cylinder flat head, aluminum artic top and frame for soft side.
Title History: US Government then two private owners. The title is in storage to avoid past license fees.
Maybe some value here? Has original stenciling under the hood.
“1953 Army Jeep Willy
Have original most everything
Need to come by to appreciate this.
I bought it to restore it but just do not have the time.
4 cylinder engine
Original army stencil on inside of hood”
Could be a good price.
“I have a 1955 jeep willys it’s a m38a1 and it runs great I just put a new carb kit in it and a set of plugs”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(03/18/2017) Looks solid.
“Very clean rig looks to be a 70’s-80’s resto
Odd fire 231 V6
Other than the motor its the stock running gear.
It could definitely use the steering upgrade.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(04/08/2017) The M-38 didn’t have full floaters in the rear (see last sentence in description). Jeep looks solid.
“In 1950, Willys introduced the M-38 (identified as an “MC” by Willys), a post-WWII Jeep based on the CJ-3A and fitted will military-specific features, including a one-piece foldable windshield, bottom-mounted wipers, a pintle hook for towing, lifting shackles, and a fuel filler on the drivers side. Pioneer tools (axe and shovel) were mounted on the passenger side, and larger tires were used (7:00×16) along with a waterproof electrical system, requiring a second battery. The M38 suspension and frame were stronger than that of its civilian sibling (the CJ-3A) and had a full-floating rear axle.”
It’s a project.
“Buick V6 engine. Auto trans. Jeep running gear. Complete new brakes
All paperwork. On non op”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,000.
(02/03/2017) A couple barn jeeps. It doesn’t say when they were parked in the barn.
2 Willys jeeps both are 1955
No rust Easy restore on either jeep all parts including doors & back window included with hardware as well as 1extra motor Both jeeps were driven into barn & parked
One has damaged left front fender’
Cant’ see much in the one pic.
“FOR SALE: 1952 M38 Willys Jeep with cargo trailer. (engine runs but need some TLC). Great for a project or hobby piece. Could easily be Parade ready. Comes with a ton of accessories( listed below). Prices to sell at $15,000.00. Can be seen in Attalla, Alabama.
Bag with Antenna spare parts with tubes, Backpack board, transmitter, Extra gauges & light covers, Remote control Box RM39, Spool telephone cable, Lamp assembly with colored filters, Box extra tow hooks, Frequency Box, Movie Prop Gun (50 caliber), Box Blank Ammo(50 caliber), Box extra pedals, Canvas bag with field telephone, New seat covers, Box with new hubs, handles and brackets, Receiver and transmitter box, 1 box connector cables and extra jeep lights, 1 box wiring harnesses, Old Army helmet and goggles, Extra back window canvas, Army diaphragm gas mask bag, Army duffle bag, Canvas repair kit with tools and patches, and Old Army stretcher
It also has a M2 gun with it.”
Could be a good price. Nice winch on the front. Looks like it has the same fiberglass seats I have. I like them, but they are narrow.
“1954 Jeep Willys very cool collectors Jeep. Was running when we inherited it but has been sitting since. Needs TLC. Would like gone asap. $4k OBO”
Doesn’t run and the key is lost, but could still be worth a look. Might have been ex fire jeep given all the red paint.
“I have a 1953 willy’s m38. It has 40,000 original miles. I’ve owned it for about 6 month. Absolutely no rust. The gentleman I bought it from had it since 1963. It does run but I lost the key and battery is dead. It has a brand new warn m8000 winch on the front. Seats are in great shape and tires hold air. Bill of sale only as the man I bought it from lost the title.”
UPDATE: Photos added. It has an M-38 body/front clip.
“52 Willys J3 Must see to appreciate In very good condition. Prices discussed in Person. Please no trades Olds V-6, W/headers.,4-stick manual tran. Unmolested. No Top. Unweathered TUBED rubber (vintage) Comes with 2 steel Gerry cans, 2 spouts & 4 grenades (shift knobs)”
It’s rough, but does have the data plate to prove it was a “D” model. This may have some Allstate hubs.
“I have a 1955 military Jeep missing engine. It has minimal rust , mainly in the lip of tool box under passenger seat, solid floors and frame, only 50 of this model was produced. It’s rare and in surprisingly good condition, make me a good offer. Bill of Sale”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(04/10/2017) Pretty original M-38.
For Sale: NICE ’52 Willys M-38. Not restored. This is an Authentic, numbers matching, unmolested all original flat fender low hood Willys M-38 Military Jeep.
Clear Blue Texas Title.
All the manuals and original owners handbook will go with the Jeep. This jeep was owned by a retired USAF officer who recently passed. It has been under cover and in storage for a significant amount of time. This Jeep is not perfect, but this is the best M-38 solid restoration candidate I’ve seen in YEARS. Floor boards are BEAUTIFUL and SOLID. Tool Kit floor is PERFECT. The only rust-through on the entire Jeep is in the RR quarter panel at the fender support, and it’s minor, as shown in the pictures. Authentic U.S. Army markings still intact and legible. The windshield frame is flawless, the glass is excellent. This Jeep even has the winter top bows installed for the winterization kit and the tracks on the windshield frame and the bottom door tracks.
Craig shared this one.
“1952 Willys m38-a1. This is the military version of the cj5. It runs well, drives, steers and stops as it should. I was planning on driving it this summer, but I’m a bigger guy, and it is pretty tight fit for me.
This is an older restoration that is showing its age. The paint is starting to chip away, there are oil leaks, some of the patches are starting to show, but overall it appears mechanically sound and driveable.
The parking brake works, as do the vacuum operated wipers. It has been converted to 12 volt and the second battery compartment was removed to fit in a heater. The top is in good shape. 4wd works great. It has a rear seat. Asking $3950.00. I would consider trading for another antique vehicle.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $4100.
(08/15/2016) Has some kind of updated engine.
“1952Customized “Willys Army Jeep” $5500/OBO
Many New Parts….See List in Pictures…..
NO TEXT PHONE CALLS ONLY!!!!!!”
Could be a good price.
“I’m selling my 1952 Willys Jeep M38
Asking: $3,000 or best offer
What it is:
four cylinder (Hurricane)
three-speed manual transmission
24-volt electrical system”