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1952 M-38 Louisville, KY $23,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Charles is selling this M-38. He has other vehicles for sale in similar condition that will be shown at the Military Vehicle Collector Show next year in June 2018.

“This rare example of a historic M38 has been professionally restored to “better than new condition.”  The history of this U. S. Army Jeep is well known.  It was purchased by a U. S. Soldier when both he and the vehicle arrived home to the states from the Korean War. It was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division. The soldier who purchased this jeep couldn’t get a Greyhound bus ticket so he bought this jeep to make his way home to Wisconsin. My father is the 3rd private owner of this vehicle.

As you can see from the pictures, this jeep has been appropriately outfitted with restored and working communications equipment.  It includes antennas, a windshield canvas cover, first aid kit, tool kit, full canvas top, curtains, doors and bows.

Must see to appreciate the detail put into this restoration.

Asking $23,500 as described.  Please contact Charles at 502-896-2303 during normal business hours.  Please, serious inquiries only.  Title in hand.”

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Sunday August 6th: Alaska Paul’s M-38

• CATEGORIES: Alaska Or Rust Trip, Features

Paul sitting in his stainless M-38

On Sunday we drove from Wasilla, to Anchorage, then to Palmer for the night.


We spent most of our time Sunday in Anchorage area being entertained by Paul and his Goddess (and their parrot, Samson). Paul and I have been exchanging emails since November 2009 (I had to look it up). You can see the Paul’s very first post here. Upon seeing the photos associated with that post, one reader commented at the time, “Paul, I’m going to show this post to my wife so she can see that there is someone out there MORE INSANE THAN ME when it comes to Jeeps.” That first post gives some great examples of Paul’s artistry.

I never thought I’d actually get a chance to see this jeep, but seeing it has always been on my bucket list. It took Alaska Or Rust to finally get me to Alaska and gave me my chance to see this amazing jeep and meet the man behind it, and meet the Goddess behind the man, and meet the bird behind the couple.

When we arrived at noon, Paul came bounding out of the house. He’s a tall, lanky fellow with eyes that twinkle. Deborah soon followed with her ever-present smile. There’s a happy-go-lucky feeling about Paul and Deborah’s home, perhaps best captured in the oversize lawn chairs that make a person feel like a kid again.


After relaxing in the huge chair, Paul was eager to share his jeep with me and I was equally eager to see it.


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1954 M-38A1 Boise, ID $2000


Engine is out. Has a Meyer hardtop.

“1954 willies M38A1. This Jeep has been good to us but I ran er out of oil and all the kids have fledged. I pulled the motor and it is in the back of the jeep. It has a removeable hard top with solid doors. We put many miles on it and now its your turn. Best offer gets a piece of history. This jeep still has the machine gun mounts in the back but you have to find your own machine gun. will consider trade.”




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1952 M-38? Kingman, AZ $3500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3200. Some good 231 parts. The body appears to be a replacement.

(08/07/2016)  “1950 something Willys Jeep MB, Buick 3.8 (231 ci) V6, Needs Overhauled ! Turbo 350 Auto, Toyota Transfer Case. Good Body and Fenders, Two Hoods, Two Roll Cages, Frame needs work, Dana 44 Rear, Dana 30 or 35 Front, Both with Disc Brakes and Lockers, White Wagon Wheel Rims, Roller Tires. Currently all apart, No Title, Bill of Sale Only. Photos to come soon. $ 3500.00 OBO Cash Only, No Trades ! Also Have CJ 5 frame with Chevy S 10 Engine, 4 Speed and Transfer case, HD Springs, Dana 44 front and Chevy Rear for Extra $ Please call between 8 am and 6:30 p”

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1952 M-38 Luxemburg, WI $4999


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4999. Jeep has been painted and brakes repaired.

“Runs Drives and Stops
New fuel pump
Freshly rebuilt carb
New battery
Newer seats
Arctic top
Solid body
Has all ID plates on dash
I will be working on it as it is on here so the price will gradually become less flexible.
I can deliver to states bordering Wisconsin for an additional fee.”


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1952 M-38 Golden, CO $2200


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2200.

It’s a project with some updates.

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“Early 50’s Willys Jeep M-38 project
I am not going to be able to finish this Jeep as I had hoped so I am selling it.

It has a 231 v-6 engine that has the HEI ignition. I have run the engine with pouring fuel down the carb and jumper wires, it sounded good and started right up.
It has a T-14 3 speed trans mission, and a single lever M-18 transfercase. the engine- trans assembly probably all came from a 70’s jeep.
It has a complete Rancho suspension, Rancho shocks and springs with about 2” lift and heavy duty Con-Ferr shackles
It has the one piece tie rod modification for better steering

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1955 M-38A1 Milford, MI $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

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”

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1952 M-38? Auburn, CA $4250


Listed as an M-38, it looks more like a replacement body on a CJ-3A-like frame. There’s no hinge for the grille and no battery box.

“Jeep runs great. Starts right up every time
4cyl but not stock. It is some type of gm 4cyl I think.
New tires
New seats
Good glass
Needs steering bolted down. Its in but needs to be made solid. And needs lights reconnected. And trans cover and gass pedal put in. And that is it. Im pretty sure it can be driven onto a trailer as it sits. But has to be all bolted up to be driveable on road
I have all thats needed to finish.

Take it cheap now or as i finish things the price will rise. Either way is fine with me bc i am in no hurry.
I will not bargain on price.
. trades considered”

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1955 M-38A1 Vail, AZ $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/21/2017) This jeep apparently has some history.

“All original 1955 M38 A1 jeep used at Camp Pendleton for Officer transport. All original with no rust. Jeep went from Pendleton to Tucson where it’s at now, owned by veteran and maintained to original specs with original dash plaques, original engine and tranny, very good condition, new tires, runs great. Back seats were added but easily removed, seats redone in camo. Great collector jeep. Semper Fi. Call for more info.”





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1951 M-38 Enumclaw, Wa $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/18/2017) Looks solid.

“Very solid rig looks to be a 70’s-80’s resto.
Odd fire 231 V6 headers and ignition upgrade to HEI
Other than the motor its the stock running gear.
Turns lots of heads and is a joy to drive or 4×4… makes my 4runner seem like its 2 wheel drive.
It could definitely use the steering upgrade.”

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1942? M-38 Napa, CA $9600


UPDATE: listed as a’42, it looks more like an M-38.

“1942 Willys MB Jeep 4 x 4. Serial # 2T18124. Mileage reads 28,733. Powered by a 4 cylinder Willys Go Devil gas engine. 3 speed manual transmission with 2 speed transfer case and locking hubs. Brakes have been upgraded to 11 inch drums. This jeep has a Braden power take off winch, these winches run off the engine power and don’t kill your battery. This Jeep starts easily and runs very well, the transmission and 4 wheel drive are smooth, quiet and work as they should.This Jeep has a 1951 M38 body tub. The Jeep comes with a full top, doors, bikini top, spare parts, towing lights and a technical manual. Overall a nice solid, good driving old Jeep.”

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1951 M-38 Covina, CA $3900


Has a few updates.

“Newer tires , Canvas top with Frame , Detailed engine and drive train, Purchased from the original owner Manual and Complete shop manual included , 4×4 works great , 3 speed with overdrive. No rust
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.”

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1952 M-38A1 Salt Lake City, AZ $49,995

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , , .

Lots of interesting mods to the jeep. Is that paint or a wrap?

“This 1952 Willys has had several modifications, namely a reconfigured floor pan and cowl to accommodate the late-model Ford 302 small block V-8 and C-4 automatic transmission. Other modifications include power rack and pinion steering, power front disc brakes and chassis upgrades to accommodate the 33 inch Goodyear Wrangler tires on custom alloy rims. The engine is dressed with Ford Racing Billet accessories, MSD ignition, 4 barrel carburetor and ceramic coated headers and dual exhausts with chrome side pipes
Interior upgrade features include Mastercraft shock absorbing ride seats, B & M automatic on the floor shifter, Roll bar, tilt steering column and a full set of gauges.”

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