Marc forwarded this article and photo that highlights the use of helicopters with jeeps.
“Jeep M-38 1951 Korean War Era complete with fording kit (not installed) Restoration completed in 2007 Includes M-100 Trailer (restored in late 80s) Jeep 95% restored. Winter top plus windshield canvas jacket.”
Looks parade ready.
“1952 Willys M38A1 Army jeep , older restoration but still looks and runs good , has been converted to 12 volts , clean Maryland title .”
Could use a little work and some paint, but may be worth a look.
“I have a original Army Jeep. I have had it for 35 years It’s registered and insured. It’s in good condition . have the side curtains and the doors. Moving out of State Time to Sell.”
Seller listed this as a 1949 CJ-2A. May be a good price.
“I inherited this and I am not an expert on Jeeps. It is 12 volt and runs great. It is too hard on my back to keep but everyone who rides in it loves it. Price is firm , about 36,000 miles on it.”
Seems to be sitting a little heavy in the front, but that could be the way it’s parked. It’s not been restored to stock specs (brake lights and front parking lights for example), but it looks perfect for a parade or having fun.
“1962 M38A1 Willys Jeep with less than 30,000 original miles. Recently restored to good condition and has authentic numbering system consistent with military issued numbering. New paint, seats, tires. Body is in good condition with little rust. Road ready and runs great. Needs minor work to parking brake; only thing not restored.”
Note the front of the hood bows due (I think) to the radiator hose. Be warned this has no brake lights!
“1952 Jeep Willys. Very good condition. Runs and drives great. Have taken it to a few local shows. Has a 283 chevy small block. 3 speed manual trans. Twin stick transfer case. This is an original military jeep. Has all the badges and on dash and trailer wiring. No rust at all. Body and frame is perfect. Was in storage for 20+ years. Shifts perfect. Brakes are good. Just installed new points and coil. Needs a little tlc. Steering is a little loose. And brake lights Are not hooked up. Headlights work good. Manual and vacuum driven wiper blade that works. Bigger tires that are decent. Comes with a soft top in fair condition with all hard ware and soft doors. Have the trailer connecter for front bumper.”
It’s a project with some Desert Dogs.
“This jeep, for the year, is very clean and needs an owner that is not afraid of a little project. Everything in the pictures are included except for the exhaust wrap. The jeep must go, no low balls, clean title in hand, 2500 or best offer!
Stock Chevy 350 four bolt main brand new
Muncie Rock Crusher 4 speed
T18 Big tooth
No drive shaft
Dana 44 rear diff fully locked with tapered axle
Dana 27 ten spline axle
Lockers in the rear
10″ rear drum breaks
11″ front drum breaks
Brand new wheel bearings
No steering box or column
Windshield in excellent condition
20 gallon fuel tank as well as original 10 gallon included
Diamond plate rear wrap and gas tank shield
Frame is boxed in and body is in good/excellent condition
Will need new tires (holds air for about 24 hours)
Those were the main things I could think of… I have a folder full of receipts to show that it is worth it. Again, everything in the pictures are included. Please feel free to call or Text. Serious buyers only. WILL NOT PART OUT! Highest offer takes it all.”
No pics provided.
“1952 M38 Jeep extra rebuilt motor, other extra parts.Price firm no discounts”
UPDATE: Still Available
(12/31/2013) This might be worth a look.
“Old military jeep. Its all there. I picked it up as a project and well im a novice with not enough time.
brakes have been done. engine turned on once with fuel down the carb…no trades and not looking to lose on my investment.clear title.
Fuel tank cleaned and recoated. Radiator also clean and repaired.
Obo. It has a tow bar you can haul it away.
It was sitting in a field. So it does have rust.”
Runs and drives. Looks solid.
“RUNS GREAT, NEW TIRES, READY TO DRIVE HOME! M38 MILITARY JEEP”
It’s had some recent work.
“For sale is a 1952 former USMC Willys M38A1 Jeep. This Jeep was, until last year, used at a deer hunting ranch behind Mt. Hamilton for the last 40 years. It was painted in orange until last fall when I put it back in olive drab. It has the correct Hurricane 4 cylinder engine and runs fine. I tuned it up and replaced the exhaust manifold. The seats are new, as is the glass, tires, rims, turn signals, tail lights and bikini top. The body isn’t perfect, but what do you want for a 62 year old veteran?! All gauges, except the speedometer work. She ain’t fast but is a hoot driving around town with the windshield down. Perfect for a weekend ride or ranch property. $6500″
Looks like a good project. Engine needs rebuilding. Price seems a little high.
“lder restro w/newer canvas complete winter top w/arctic hot water heater,solid body and frame,original motor need rebuild and comes with new crankshaft,has clear correct title,please call for more info”
UPDATE: Still Available
(05/23/2013) “Up for sale is an all original, RUNNING and DRIVING M38A1 Willys Military Jeep with an M100 trailer. This 1953 in patina is an unmolested vehicle and EVERYTHING works. Comes complete with a BRAND NEW TOP. Additionally I have the original doors and side curtains; 24 volt system with newer batteries. The M100 trailer rolls perfectly and comes with its own canvas coverage. Both vehicles have all original data plates still mounted, a ton of documentation. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT SET!!!”
It has an updated motor.
“I am looking to sell this 1955 Willys M38A1 Army Jeep. I was in the process of restoring it but just don’t have the time or the resources anymore. It runs and drives great, all the work that needs to be done to it is cosmetic, like replacing older parts with new ones and paint. It does not have the original engine, it had been replaced with a 1966-67 Ford Inline 6 200 C.I. engine, most likely from an old Mustang. It has a 3-Speed Manual transmission. I have painted the hood and grille back to the original olive drab green. I have several replacement parts to go with it to help with the restore, including a canvas top assembly kit, and a rear seat assembly kit. It has both the original manual and a reproduction to help with the restoration. I’m asking $6000 but feel free to make an offer or come look at it. Text or email and I can get back to you anytime after 4 PM.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(07/06/2014) This ex-fire jeep runs and drives.
“1953 WILLYS M38A1 MILITARY JEEP 35,300 MILES VGC
For sale is an original 1953 Willys Military M38A1 Jeep. I obtained this Jeep from the McClure Fire Department in Ohio several years ago. It was occasionally used to plow their parking lot and was stored indoors for the most part. It still has many of the military accoutrements such as the convoy blackout marker lights, H.D. bumpers, waterproof ignition, 24 V. electrical system and illuminated high/low red dash lighting.
UPDATE: Still Available
(08/07/0214) Looks like a good price.
“Owned by private collector in Santa Cruz
Always stored indoors and regularly maintained
Good running and driving Military Vehicle
M31c and M1919A4 Pedestal and replica gun included
Top bows, side curtains and doors included with sale
Top needs the canvas replaced
Serious collector/buyer please
No low ball offers please Semi firm on price but willing to listen to reasonable offers IN PERSON
Looks parade ready.
“THIS IS A GREAT PARADE READY 1953 M38A1 WILLY JEEP AND TRAILER. THE CONDITIONS IN EXCELLENT WITH A REBUILT MOTOR. .(SEE PIC). IT COMES WITH ALL KINDS OF GOODIES. IT HAS THE OLD BRASS FIRE EXTINGUISHER MOUNTED ON THE MACHINE GUN MOUNT, THE SHOVEL UNDER THE HOOD. THE OLD AX BY THE RIGHT REAL PANEL. EVERYTHING IS WHERE IT BELONGS. IT HAS A SIREN AND THE BLACK OUTLIGHT. IT ALSO HAS THE CANVAS TOP IT IS 24 VOLT AND IS LICENED FOR STREET TRAVEL IN CALIFORNIA. IT HAS ONLY BEEN USED FOR PARADES. THIS JEEP HAS IT ALL. THE TRAILER IS ALSO IN FANTASTIC CONDITION AND READY TO HOOK UP TO Y0UR JEEP IT IS A 1952 AND COMES WITH A CANVAS COVER.”
Needs speedometer fixed, but otherwise looks like a solid M-38.
“1952 M38 Flat fender jeep for sale. No rust. No rotted floors or nonsense. Runs excellent. Has original data plates mounted on dash!3 speed flat head four cylinder. 4 w/d perfect!! Jeep does not have top. Headlights and tail lights do not work. Speedometer and odometer does not work. Unknown mileage.New leaf springs. New brakes. Tires. Carb. Gas tank. Brake lines. Wheel cylinders. Radiator. Must sell due to illness. Will not last. Serious inquiries only!
It’s a solid looking M-38 with very little rust. I know the seller just washed this just before taking these photos. I don’t understand letting water sit in the jockey box underneath the seat and a few other rust prone places shown in the photos?
“1951 M38 Army Jeep – Original Condition – Runs and Drives – RUST FREE!
Has Current Title
This has to be the best M38 I have ever owned. Body is rust free and very straight. I have done a few things to this M38 to get it back on the road but without messing with its original condition. The following have been done for drivability and safety. 1. New brake shoes and wheel cylinders. 2. New rubber and S-shaped metal brake lines. 4. NOS master cylinder 5. New fuel sending unit (correct M38 one). 6. Complete wash of vehicle to remove about 1/2″ of dust and other stuff that had accumulated on the M38 over the years of being in storage.
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3195.
Engine ran when stored. Seller has the A1s confused with the M-38s. Ford only produced 2,135 M-38s in Canada. Ford produced many more M-38A1s in three lots through 1971: M-38A1 CDN, M-38A1 CDN2, M-38A1 CDN3.
“1953 Willy M38A1 CDN military jeep. This jeep is very rare, only 2,135 A1′s made by Ford Motor Company in Canada. This jeep needs some work, but when your done it will diffidently be a show stopper and collectors dream come true. The engine ran before it was last parked in storage. Still have the data plate attached showing serial number. Only serious buyer and price is firm.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900.
“I have a 1952 Willys Overland M-38 project jeep for sale. This is a great example of the last flat fender military jeep. Completely rebuilt engine has less than 10 miles on it. The jeep is very restorable, and is in good shape for being 60+ years old. Has been converted to 12V, and wears a hood from a CJ2A. Body has some patches, and jeep has been painted red. Comes with a older hard top (not military). This is a project, but is all there, and I have almost $2k in the engine alone. If interested I can send pictures, or better yet, contact me to come see it. I do have at least 6 original wheels, 4 other tires and new tubes to go along with it. Roll bar is just resting in place. I will consider trades that take up less space. Possibly an ATV, Enduro motorcycle, enclosed trailer, try me..”
According to this Canadian website, an M-38 restored by Kevin and Sharon Martin ‘wowed’ the crowd at North Bay’s Summer in the Park car show.
This looks to be a solid M-38 with a replacement body.
“1951 Willys Jeep in excellent condition. Several year restoration–in storage since completion with very little use. Comes with soft top and extra set of tires. Ford V-8 302 powered, stick shift. No rust. Original except for engine. Needs minor TLC. The hydraulic brakes and clutch need bleeding.”