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1951 M-38 Murrells Inlet, SC $6500


It’s a project.

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“This vehicle is a great candidate for a restoration and or driver. It’s completely original and unmolested. It has been converted to 12volt and had aftermarket tires installed sometime threw its life. It was used by the Ga forestry service early on and owned by a farmer for the last 20-25 years. I have a love for jeeps and recently purchased the vehicle to restore. However I have since found a 1942 willys mb I’m interested in. I’m looking for a good home for this Jeep. Someone to bring it back to original.

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1952 M-38 Fountain City, WI $5700


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/17/2016) It has the “coveted” f-head.

“M38 Military Jeep 1952. Came off an Air Force base in S. D; sold to a farm next to the base; Air Force blue original paint can be seen under the orange; Jeep runs and is in fair shape; body has a rusted out area on one side under the door; otherwise body is pretty good; Arctic top has a dent on drivers side and could be pounded out; also comes with an original non arctic top; these M38 Jeeps are getting hard to find in any shape; This one has been upgraded with the M38A-1 coveted F Head engine! ”

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1950 M-38 Seattle, WA $6000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(12/26/2016) Looks like it has potential.

“1950 Willys Jeep M38 for sale. Jeep is all original and unrestored.
New tires and tubes
New wheel cylinders
New master cylinder
12 volt conversion
The Jeep runs and drives. Could use another brake bleed. This Jeep came from Korea. He was a pilot that imported it after the war.”

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1951 M-38 Phoenix, AZ $22,000


Roger has this nice M-38 for sale. Contact him at

“Very good condition. All systems operate. The restoration is now several years old, however; the Jeep has been used for parades and shows, only. Of course it becomes more valuable each year. It comes with a period radio and is equipped with the Fording system. Also has period tool pouch and tools. It is all original including 24 volts. (new batteries) It would be a great addition to Car or Military Memorabilia collectors. Also have trailer which is built to haul Jeeps. Trailer available for $2000. Many manuals and some spare parts; starter, regulator, etc. Many pictures available.”


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1950 M-38 Cle Elum, WA $4999


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/30/2017) Has a few updates.

“1950 Jeep Willy’s M-38. Original “go devil” engine was rebuilt 300 miles ago along with a new clutch, new water pump, fuel tank, brake lines, new wheels, and 5000 lb winch.

Runs and drives great. Also has four wheel locking hubs and tow bar for towing. I have the convertible top frame and an extra front end that comes with the jeep.”

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1952 M-38 Healdsburg, CA $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/30/2017) Appears to have a replacement body.

“1952 U.S. Military M38 Jeep
302 Ford V8 Mild Build
Stick shift 4 speed Transmission and twin stick transfer case

This is a great running and driving Jeep. Originally a real U.S. Military Jeep. It has custom headers with leg burner exhaust. Power steering with a cooler. Remote Oil filter and cooler. Griffin radiator. Everything runs cool and has a external cooler.

It starts right up with the optima battery. Mallory ignition and box. Has a gear reduction starter. Ford 9 inch rear end with 5.38 gears and Detroit locker. Dana 44 front end 5.38 with disc brakes and Detroit locker as well. T18 4speed with first gear being 6.5 to 1 ratio. No overdrive but can drive on the highway fine. High-steer steering. SOA lift. Dual fuel tanks. 33 X12.50 R15 on real American racing wheels. Spare tire. Brake proportioning valve.

Full roll cage. Soft top (full) and bikini top. 2 sets of soft doors. Gm tilt steering column. Custom electric windshield wipers. Ramsey 6k winch. High lift jack. Has a hitch. CB antenna whip. On board air compressor.

I’m sure I’m forgetting a few things but I’m sure you get the idea. This baby is built and ready to go. Approximately 20k on the motor. You literally drive this thing anywhere. Tons of money has been invested plus time. Sacrifice at 7000.00. Current registration (tags) and clean title pink slip in hand.”

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1951 M-38 Downey, CA $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/14/2016) Has a variety of updates.

“A 1951 Willys M38 for SALE!
Here is my baby up for sale, very fun to drive. Head turner for sure. A lot of Power A lot of torque. Street Legal.
– M38 body on a 1971Jeep CJ5 chassis.
– Engine: Buick 231 3.8L V6 Turbo Charged with a recently rebuilt and tuned Holly 650cfm 4bb Double Pumper Vacuum Secondary Carburator.
– Transmission: 350 Turbo Hydromatic.
– Transfer Case: T-18.
– Detroit Lockers.
– Beadlock Rims.
– Full Custom Rolling Cage.
– Air Compressor: MaxAir 4.0
– Power Steering.
– Many More Features…’

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1952 M-38 Santa Rosa, CA $8200

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks solid.

“Okay, you’ve decided you want a classic Military Jeep but you don’t want to pay restored or Family Heirloom prices…
You’ve looked for a long time (off and on) but you just can’t quite put yourself in the right frame of mind with the right Jeep that fits your tight budget. You need to ask yourself, “Am I able to accept something that I can fix and or restore while I’m using it ?” or “Do I need to pay more for one that is all done?”. Most Flat Fender “wannabees” tend to be in the $5,000 to $12,000 range for a “Useable Driver” that doesn’t have major rust or body damage.

Here it is! It’s a “Runner Driver” that looks and acts the part. Granted, …it’s not perfect, but it really is better than most you’ve seen and it’s at a reasonable price.
The Jeep has an out of state Wisconsin title so you need to bring it up to date in the state of California.

Originally the Jeep cost over $11,000 so our loss is your gain. You better not pass on this one because it won’t last at this price.

The engine runs good and doesn’t smoke but the compression numbers are tired but not out of the game. Probably could use a valve adjustment, one valve taps when cold but diminishes as it warms up.”

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1952 M-38 Ontonagon, MI $3700


Has an f-head and some body damage, but runs and drives.

“1952 Willys Jeep M38 (Air Force Jeep)
Has f-head conversion, F-head motor came out of a Marine Corp M38A1
Had a 24v system and I converted it to 12v
Kaiser Willys High torque 12v starter
New battery
3 speed manual with high and low range
lockout hubs
Western plow
Half cab
Roll bar
This jeep has never failed me, always started no matter how cold it is, I am currently still using it.
Body and frame are in good shape, not rusty.
Rear passenger side rim is bent, didnt know it was til I mounted these tires on it.
Comes with 3 extra rims and some other spare parts
Have clean title in hand, currently registered

Cab and plow are easy to take off in the spring, and hit the trails. last couple pictures show the cab off and different rims, I switched back to the original style.
$3700 obo tire chains not included
If you are looking at restoration, the rear passenger side of the back corner was damaged and patched at some point, and both sides where the tub meets the bottom of the fender have been patched.’

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CJ-5/M-38A1 and Other Parts Hollister, CA $400

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1, Parts

Has a variety of parts. Maybe some parts value here?

“Parts or off-road project early CJ5
M38a1 military frame, which came stock shackle reversed and boxed/braced. Machine gun bracket cut off, rear draw bar/pto v bar cut out for 72-75 rear mounted gas tank. I do have original engine brackets for the f head 134 Willys engine.
Toyota 20r & 2wd 5speed that will run
Toyota 8″ rear end, welded w/ 4:10 gears and g2 wheel adapters to Jeep 5 lug
Dana 30 disc wide track front axle, 4:10 gears, open diff
Stock military m38a1 leafs (need bushings)
Toyota manual steering box
1974 tub in very bad shape, I would call it un useable
2 sets of front fenders and hoods in very good shape
Grill in ok shape but not restoration quality
Homemade windshield
It’s rough, missing things like shackles, some sheet metal and other pieces but with some work it could be a decent off-road toy, it did run/drive fairly well before I stole the original tub off it.
Needs, pedals, brakes, better steering column and wiring re connected, I have the pedals/brakes but they aren’t installed.
Comes with some soft doors, 2 sets of RANCHO shocks, other odds and ends
$400 or best offer ”


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1952 M-38 Vermont No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/10/2017) Seller has other military vehicles and items for sale, too.

I am selling my Willys M38 Jeep that was finished as a MB clone. This 1952 military jeep was built for the Korean war and is a true military jeep, but this one has the MB grille/bucket lights and older style windshield added. 

Many new parts. The Willys runs and drives well and is parade ready. No oil leaks to speak of. Maybe one or two drips at the most. I drive this jeep every other day to the store and everybody honks and waves. This is a great jeep for you to have fun with the kids and grandkids as it has all the safety upgrades, such as blinkers, tail lights, seat belts, head lights, black out lights, and horn. 

This jeep starts every time winter or summer. 4×4 works as it should. Not perfect, but ready to drive and have fun with. It cruises about 40 mph. The speedometer reads about 8 mph too fast so you’ll think you’re driving 48 mph! Clean Kansas Title. 

If you arrange shipping, I can drive it to a local car dealership if needed. Buyer arranges all the shipping and pays the costs. Jeep will not be released until all money is received and cash is in the bank. I am also open to taking a $1,000 down payment and then the rest of the payment on pickup. Throw me a note before buying it out and we can figure it out. – See more at: ”

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1954 M-38A1 Surrey, BC, Canada $8200


Jack shared this ad. That top is a curiosity.

“1954 Willys Jeep M38A1. US Military till mid 60’s then frame off restoration (bare metal) in the 70’s and same ugly green paint (not military green) since then. Absolutely stock, motor, tranny, running gear and body with no rust. Unmolested panels, tub, dash, etc. Has stock “C”-Door metal hardtop with doors (not in pics), Warn overdrive, military tires (not in some pics) and boxes of spare parts, including block, head, tranny/transfer-case parts, black-out lights, seat frames, etc. ”

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1951 M-38 Bennington, VT $3000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/30/2017) It’s a project.

“51 Willys M38 jeep Project..motor currently out, Comes with 2 flat heads, 2..24 volt starters and a ton of other parts..soft top, extra hood, Have all new brake lines, wheel cylinders, master cylinder..ext. MUST SELL !! $3000 cash or best offer comes with bill of sale only. VT and some other states do not require a title for a vehicle 15 years or older.”