UPDATE: Still Available.
(07/08/2014) Looks good.
“Turn heads in your neighborhood and make a statement without saying a word An Original 1953 Military issue Jeep .37392 Low miles and CALIFORNIA vehicle ,clear title. 134 cu in 2.2 L Go Devil I4 cylinder Hi gears and low gears in a Dana transfer case so you can driver on urban or country roads. Leaf springs shock absorbers on all 4 corners with full hydraulic brakes .24 volt system. New tires, top canvas ;, seat cushions and covers,batteries, gauges, brakes,carburator,spark plugs and more…. Green Heavy Duty Military grade paint in and out Road ready and street legal Always maintained. MAKE: Jeep MODEL: Willys M38A1.YEAR: 1953 INTERIOR COLOR: Green”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(07/28/2015) Looks parade ready.
“1955 Korean War M38A1 Willy’s Jeep that is in excellent condition. I have receipts, work order, maintenance logs going back nearly 20 years. This jeep has had a lot of time, effort and money invested into it over the years including a full engine overhaul (at a cost of nearly 3.5K– nothing was skimped. Vehicle has approx 2700 miles since engine overhaul. I currently drive the jeep when weather permits in parades and military funerals. The paint is from Quantico U.S. Marine Base and is Marine Chemical Resistant paint approximately 8 years old. Every thing works on the jeep. Gages, horn, lights and has new spark plugs, wires, new radiator and has a very hard to find military antenna. This is a 24 volt system that has 2 new military batteries. This is not a frame off restoration but everything else is 100 percent. All new canvas on seats and top. There is an AM/FM/CD radio
with 9″ speakers mounted in two ammo cans in the rear of the jeep. Five new military tires and tubes”
Might be worth a look.
“Selling a pair of vintage Willis Jeeps. I am unsure of the exact model years, however I am under the impression that they are a 1951 and 1953 M38. Selling them as a pair. A great project jeep or jeeps. Asking $2,800 OBO. Serious inquiries only. Will not part or separate.”
Appears to be a project.
“1952 Jeep Willies 289 V8 motor was In Korea. come take it for a test drive”
Greg’s got this rolling chassis w/drive train for sale.
“38A1 Military Jeep
Rolling Chassis – Complete Drive Train – Tub
Engine-Turns, Stamped RMD28953, Casting # 646228, Complete Except All Electrical Components Will Be Removed And Are Not Included.
Transmission & Transfer Case – Complete with E-Brake System, Nice Original OD Paint, T90A-1.
Running Gear – Complete, F&R Axles, F&R Drive Shafts, Springs, All Stearing Components.
Frame – Complete, Streight, Solid.
Tub – Rough, Has Some Good Solid Areas.
This Jeep has 4 wheels, rolls freely and is easy to access with a truck or trailer.
Located in Concord, MA
Please leave your name and phone number when responding and I will call you back.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500
(03/23/2015) Seller lists this as a M-38, but it appears to have a MB/GPW body and fenders.
“THIS IS A TOP DOWN CUSTOM RESTORATION —
The engine has been completely rebuilt, balanced rotating assembly with new balancer and flex plate. Piston are 9.3:1 .030 over SpeedPro with Teflon coated skirts, Aluminum Heads have 200cc intake runner and 60cc chambers, (valve are one piece forged PBM Erson EV8 staineless steel 2,02 / 1.600, Bronze valve guides, Chrome Moly PBM Retainers and Keepers, Erson Springs good for .550-Lift, 7/16 ARP screw in studs ans Guide plates, ans ARP Head Bolds), Double Roller Timing Chain, 5/16 Hardened Push Rods, SpeedPro Camshaft 214/224 with .472/.496 lift, Erson Forged 1.6 Aluminum Roller Rockers with needle bearing fulcrum), Aluminum Intake, Edelbrock 1403, 500CFM Carb, GM HEI Distributor, GM Delco Remy Alternator and new starter.
Needs some wiring, but may be worth a look.
“Body-off-frame metalwork, with frame and underbody painted years ago. Exterior paint and body work has not been completed.
Two new batteries, points, coil, and wires
24V electrical system
Starter turns slowly – could use a rebuild. Starts with hand-crank.
Good power on acceleration and running down the road, but idle is not smooth — may be carburetor related .
Brake system has been rebuilt years ago, and works well.
Gas tank in excellent condition, and appears to have been coated internally.
Will need wiring work to make lights functional.”
UPDATE: Still Available. The seller tells me this was owned by Larry Minor.
This has a couple classic Fresno upgrades like the doors and the dash. I learned the other day that Edgewood 4×4 near Tacoma, Washington, used to sell a custom fiberglass dash for M-38A1s/CJ-5s. I’ll try to find some pics. I saw one in person, but didn’t have a camera with me.
“1952 jeep willy
4×4 individual wheel controls
Front tow hitch, an witch
Needs break job,
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. ”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1750.
“1952 military jeep m38a1, almost all original, runs, will drive, make good restoration project.”
Lee’s shared some updated photos on his M-38. His goal has been to restore it back to stock. Though he’s got a great deal of stock jeep to use, as he disassembled it he discovered a few more problems than he’d planned. Despite some unexpected issues, he’s been working all summer since Ann and I visited he and his family last April in San Saba, Texas. He doesn’t have a great deal of time, between his job, farm, kids and wife, but he’s been making the most of it. He tells me he is almost done.
Here’s the jeep before disassembly:
Some body work completed.
Plenty of scrubbing needed.
First coat of paint.
“never heard it run bought out of a old barn title in hand needs restored”
UPDATE: Price dropped to 9500.
(10/23/2015) Listed as a CJ-3A, it looks like it has an M-38 body with a WWII windshield.
“1950 CJ3 in real nice shape many new parts rebuilt engine top to bottom rebuilt carb new clutch pressure plate and throughout bearing all new brakes including wheel cyl shoes and hardware drums master cylinder 4 new tires new starter alternator converted to 12volts. All new fuel tank lines and pump. Body solid good seats plus much more call me Leo please speak loud I can’t hear good on phone”
UPDATE: Was $4500. Now No price. Willing to deal.
(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 $4950. all offers and trades considered. si se hablo espanol.”
It’s got a 2A body.
“Jeep Willys M38 frame off restore with CJ-2A tub.
Like new undercarriage
Small winch for front and back”
Runs. Has some dalmatic hubs.
“Runs good, 4 wheel drive”
“I have a few of these old flat fender jeeps for sale. None have titles, for they are parts cars. I will accept any reasonable offers. I purchased these jeeps as a package just to get one military jeep that i wanted, so these civilian jeeps must go.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.
(11/04/2015) Has updates.
“VERRY SWEET LITTLE WILLYS ………………………………………………..
Mostly new condition with many new parts and dressed up for a lot of FUN!!!!!!!!!
also upgraded to front DISC BRAKES…….tilt wheel and PT Cruiser bucket seats
TAKE A LOOK YOU’LL LOVE IT!!!!!!!
need cash offer……….THANKS arnie”
This runs and drives.
“I am selling a 1952 Korean War Willys Jeep. I believe the year is correct as the serial number is MC 70728. Runs strong and good oil pressure but does smoke when cold and a little when warm. 52 psi oil pressure cold, 25 psi when warm. Have some extras that go with it like the 16″ rims but it is missing one 16″ tire so I can’t mount them. The 15″ inch rims that are on it are from a civilian CJ. Has been converted to 12 volts (was 24) with an alternator kit. Needs a brake job. This jeep has VERY LITTLE rust for any age let alone the fact that it is 63 years old. It has NO BONDO. This would make an excellent restore project or great for the trails as is. but brakes would help:). Drives and shifts great and all gears work well. I believe it was an ex Air Force Jeep by the blue paint and military mud flaps that where on it that they used on the flight line. At one time it had the words ” PERSONNEL SERVICES” painted on each side of the hood. Under that are the original unit numbers. I do not have a title for it but all you need is a bill of sale to get one.”
UPDATE: Still Available
Lots of updates, but has a burnt valve.
“1952 m38 military jeep that has been updated. the drivetrain has been converted to cj5 stuff. dana 27 front that has been converted to disc brakes, dana 44 rear, buick oddfire engine, t14 3 speed, dana 18 case, converted to 12v, 2.5″ lift springs, and power steering added. currently runs and drives but the engine has a burnt valve from the previous owner running unleaded fuel. trans pops out of first but have another good transmission. I have some extra parts to go with it. does not come with hard top, comes with a standard windshield. asking 3000 obo or trade for a boat or guns.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(10/28/2015) Has a Pinto engine. It’s listed as a 1947.
“1947 Willy”s Jeep universal ready to restore. It is all original except the four cylinder engine. It has a rebuilt pinto four cylinder engine. For the person that is looking for a rock climber, this one can be set up just for that purpose. It has the original transmission, transfer case, front and rear axles. It has fog lights, and a tow bar, with lock out hubs. It was driven to my location , my son had plans on restoring it. It has been stored for the last seven years. The body is straight with no rust. As the pictures show the upholstery needs replacing, there is one hood latch missing . It has a clean title Please no texting,”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(10/18/2015) An external oil filter has been added to this.
“army jeep M38 1952 32k miles clean title rock climes no problem runs strong starts right up new carb thanks for looking ron ps not good with e mail”
These jeeps will be auctioned tomorrow. They look to be MBs and an M-38A1. No other descriptions provided.
“November 7th, 2015 10:00 AM
The Smith Estate from Petersburg WV
Military Willys Jeeps, Guns, Tools, Vintage Railroad items, Tool boxes, parts, riding tractor Antique Household Furniture & collectibles and more.”
Pam Spruill is selling this M-38. She wrote, I have a willys jeep brand new tires 1300 And new gauges. All that was wrong with it was a leak in brake cylinder which was fixed. Runs fantastic I’m in Gainesville Texas and was offered 10k for it before it was even cleaned up. Has a mount for a gun on top. New windshield new battery etc. Just want something bigger.
You can contact Pam at 469-919-8328
It runs, but needs some work. Has an overdrive and an unusual rear carrier.
“Classic Little m38a1 / cj5 engine starts and runs but this Jeep has been sitting for over 15 years it will need the fuel tanks cleaned and many other things to get it back on the road , ie brakes etc. 5.38 gears, only bikini top, and duster. Rack for gas cans, roll bar, lots of custom old style build stuff.
This was a friends who recently passed away. Clear title, as is. Can start the engine for you, but not drivable.”