Not the cleanest I’ve seen, but has restoration potential.
“I have the cleanest Original 1952 Willys M38 I ve have ever seen. It is still 24 Volt has a 1 1/2 rust spot on the passenger side and a little under the gas tank there is no rust on any c channel supports it runs and drives brakes work great. It has the original engine it has all the correct data plates it has a Clean title that match the vin and body plates I also have the original fuel pum with spacer and boltsp I also have a parts jeep 1952 M38 that I will throw in for a extra $1000 if you want it $5000.00 or OBO for any Question please call”
UPDATE: Still AVailable
(01/07/2014) This looks in good condition.
“Priced for immediate sale. Fantastic Military Jeep for parades or personal use. Original 24 volt system and no rust anywhere. 50 calibre machine gun replica ($1,200) included. Under 5 k miles on vehicle and title.”
There are M-38 (dash, tailgate, grille) and CJ-3A (no battery box, cj gas inlet) elements on the body. Not sure what’s going on here. Seller lists as a CJ-3A.
“Willys Jeep runs good. Completely refurbished, engine idles very well and mechanically sound. Has a working winch. Military tread tires like new with a spare.”
No pics provided.Needs some rebuilding.
“I have a 1953 Willys M38A1 military jeep that has been partially restored. At this point, the frame of the jeep has been completly disassembled, sandblasted, primed and painted olive drab. Jeep has NEW brake system, fuel system, tires (5), engine and transfer case has all be rebuilt. The tub has had some work done on it as this is always the worst part of the body…looks great now. I have 2 new front fenders, a new hood, new lights, new front seats, a new 24 volt wiring harness, new radiator, new front pull bar to hook up to another vehicle, new swivel bracket for soft top and I also have an original hard top and hard doors for the jeep. Many, many other parts to complete this restoration. The tub, fenders and hood are not on at the moment. This was a project that I had to stop about 3 years ago and now I have moved and will not be able to complete the restoration. If interested email me back and I will answer any questions. I do have some pics. and I will get to you if you email me. I have over $7000 in this jeep and the extra parts. The only thing I am missing in a “new” gas tank for under the seat. Just decided not to purchase that until I was ready for it. Also, I do not have the title to this jeep as there are not data plates, but no worries there are many companies across the US that can get you a legal title for these restoration vehicles.”
Needs electrical work, but otherwise looks good.
“This military jeep was once part of the 1-128th field artillery, Missouri National Guard. It has the original engine and new brake lines / master cylinder. It runs great, just needs a little electrical work.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(07/03/2104) Listed as a 1947, this looks more like a M-38.
“Looking to sell our ’47 jeep willy’s buick (V6 conversion) for $4000 or trade for a rock crawler. in good condition. runs good. pink in hand.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(06/09/2014) It almost looks like it has reversed front springs.
“51 m38 odometer says 14k,she has been sitting a year or so , 85 per complete, missing fuel tank ans has incorrect seats. Has rear folding seat frame, nice project sold with bill of sale only. “
This is a great price on a 1952 or early 1953 M-38A1.
“M38A-1 model, jeep runs and has canvas seats, canvas military top, antenna, military blackout lights w/headlight switch, push button start, 24v system. Have a second jeep sold as parts jeep if interested..”
Looks good. Dash isn’t quite complete.
“1954 m38a1 jeep for sale many new parts,tires brakes wheel cylinders,master cylinder,rebuilt carb,elec fuel pump eletronic ignition, new gauges all new wiring,12 volt new starter,alternator, new weather stripping new seats 2new tires 2like new tires, jerry can and spare rust repaired painted usmc green, runs and drives fine. 8000.00 or best offer”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $6200.
“I have a 1952 willys jeep the m38 military model. It has a brand new 350 crate motor in it, 4spd but just started making noise and having a hard time getting into 4th, 4×4, new tires and brake and hub work done. Not one spot of rust on it. Some extra parts. Drives great! Asking 6700 or best offer. Possible trade for firebird, Monte Carlo, 68-72 chevy pickup or blazer, datsun, Harley, Tacoma , let me know what u have!”
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: Sales have been good. Only 1 MB and 1 M-38 kit left.
“(1) MB and (1) M38 left Thanks”
Looks like a good jeep.
“I have for sale a 1952 Willys M38. It was restored about 6 months ago, but I would say it is 98% done. What I mean is it has no decals on it, no add-ons, etc. I wanted to keep it “base” form so whoever bought it can take it and put there personal touches on it. This is not a true M38 restoration. What I mean by that is it has been converted over to an alternator and 12-volt system, it has blinkers both front and rear, it has lockout hubs on the front axle, etc. Just a few little things that makes it easy on the owner and easy to take off down the road in.
This was a full frame-off restoration. Everything was sand blasted and re painted. The original tub was rusted far way beyond repair. I actually found a super-nice M38 tub that I picked up in Pennsylvania. The L-134 “Go Devil” engine was rebuilt with all new bearings are rings, etc. The T-90 transmission, Dana 18 transfercase, and both Dana axles also have all new bearings and seals. The gauges are all new, new wiring harness ($$$), new tires ($$$), new fuel tank ($$$), new exhaust, new driveshafts, new brakes, new seats, new weather stripping, new everything. It is really a nice Jeep. It does not have a top or a rear seat, I just never got around to getting those and I like having my dog ride in the back so I didn’t bother.
Like I said, it is 98% done. I literally “finished it” and took it home, it still has just a few kinks that need to be worked out. The fuel-sending unit and the fuel gauge are both new, but the fuel gauge isn’t registering. I just haven’t taken the time to check it. If it sits for a few weeks, it can be hard to start, it does have a choke but you almost have to choke it by hand and then it fires up, almost like the choke doesn’t choke it all the way. And lastly I did use the factory starter and it works pretty good, but it can act goofy from time to time, I should have just put a new one on it.
It really is a super-nice Willys M38. Not a 100% military restoration, but practical. I have only had it done for about 6 months now but I am just not that interested in it anymore. Plus, I am a big guy and these army Jeep are pretty cramped, I am just not comfortable in it. I have only put 15 miles on it since it was restored. I am asking $10,000 or best reasonable offer. This is a military vehicle, Bill of Sale only, no title. It is currently tagged in Georgia.”
“Motor is a buick V6. Needs motor work . Has a PTO winch. $2500 obo. Call”
“For sale is a 1952 Willys Jeep M-38 A1 Military version.
Runs and drives great.”
No pics provided.
“I HAVE A M-38 WILLY’S JEEP FOR SALE, THIS IS A COMPLETE JEEP, BOUGHT TO RESTORE, JUST DON’T HAVE THE TIME OR PLACE. IF INTERESTED CONTACT ME AND I WILL DISCUSS PRICE AND SEND PHOTOS. I HAVE ALL DATA PLATES AND SERVICE MANUALS”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900. No pics provided.
“I have a 1951 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 been patched, 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. Not really interested in trades , but may consider items of greater value.”
“Jeep looks and runs great. Has the 134 Hurricane water tight engine. I purchased it three or four years ago from a guy in SC and from what I can tell it has not been striped and rebuilt. Of course parts have been replaced over the years. I have put new front end parts on it such has tie rod ends and ball joints as well as breaks, fuel sending unit, and added the snorkel, tail pipe extension and fording plate and cable. I have the two fording valves but did not put them on as you can’t see them and I would never attempt to put this in the water just due to it age.
The jeep has all the canvas and can be fully enclosed or open it up and drop the windshield in the summer for a really fun ride. I also have a military winch that will fit on the jeep and run off the PTO however the winch needs to be rebuild and I have never got around to it but will include it if you purchase the jeep. The jeep does have a fully functioning PTO but would need the forward shaft to connect it to the winch.
I have no idea of the mileage as the speedometer was not working when I purchased it but I was able to fix it.
I drive it around town, especially on the 4th of July and such. People love seeing it.
Jeep has an IN title.
Asking $7,500 cash, will consider $5,000 cash and some trade items like guns, hunting, or saltwater fishing gear, or even a motorcycle”
It’s got a fiberglass body. Looks like solid vehicle for the price.
FIBER GLASS TUB
Front fenders, hood and windshield original steel
3.8 chevy v6 dual exhaust with headers and Edelbrock 500 cfm 4 barrel, runs great can drive it home or to hunting camp.
T90 TRANS original recently rebuild
DANA 18 TRANFER CASE W/ Warn Overdrive
DANA 25 FRONT AXLE new bearing and seals with low miles
DANA 44 10 SPLINE new bearing and seals with low miles
Axles, tranny and transfer case all original (all have tags that say rebuilt Japanese ordinance command 1955)
Saginaw power steering
Painless wiring harness
Duel fuel tanks. Soft top
Needs plate made for floor to cover tranny. You can see in pictures
otherwise good to go. come give it a test drive!!!!!”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(06/24/2014) Looks pretty original. Seems to be missing the battery box.
“The original Jeep! Runs like a top! Unstoppable 4WD! Extremely well cared for! Price is firm.”
It’s listed as a WW2 jeep.
“1940′s WW2 Jeep with trailer. Fully restored frame up. Runs and drives everything in mint condition.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(07/10/2012) “known as the mojave limo, streched 24″ and sitting on a 72 cj-6 frame, 425hp fuel injected 350, 700R4 auto, dana 300, dana 44′s front and rear with 5.38 gears and detroits, moser alloy axles with CTM joint in the front, 4 wheel disc brakes, on board air, rock lites, back up lites, cobra mod 29 cb radio, heater, tuffy security console, tuffy security glove box, lockable storage trunk, dual optima batterys with a disconnect switch, remote trans cooler with a fan, power steering cooler, custom 19gl fuel tank, 12k warn winch. all new wireing, auto meter gauges and switch’s, less than 20k mi. since a major frame up over haul. new super lift 3″lift YJ springs. new BFG KM2 35×12.5×15 tires with black spoke steel wheels. will cruze 70 on freeway or rock the hammers, have owned since 1985 time for something new, consider trade for newer TJ. craig 760-nine five four- five seven seven seven”
“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”
Looks in good shape.
“Great 1955 M38A1 – owned it for just over a year and in that time have significantly improved the drivability and reliability of it. It is still 100% original, down to it’s 24volt system. 4 wheel drive will climb you up a tree. Runs and drives well, and feels like a 58yr old Jeep! Would be an ideal beach buggy(didn’t get a permit this year, or it would be!).
Most recent work includes:
Head completely reworked, new coil, new plugs, valves adjusted, etc.
Cosmetically it’s in great shape – especially considering it’s age. No significant rust, some surface rust on the frame – no big deal. I decided to have it repainted from it’s original OD Green to a mil-spec Sand Beige (a 3 stage PPG color). I’d say it’s a level above an amateur job, but certainly a 10 footer. A fantastic color though, one that you don’t see enough for this era of Jeep: hence why I had it repainted. The seats were also redone to factory original. Bimini too included.”
UPDATE: Still Available
“1952 Willys Jeep. M38 body stretched 10 in. with an MB grill
This jeep was hand built using an International scout frame
shortened to a 97 inch wheel base. The Scout frame is a very sturdy boxed frame. The body is an M38 body (new steel after market 100% rust free) stretched 10 inches in the door ways to match the wheel base. We installed a carbureted Ford 302 ci. engine because it is light weight and quick to rev. We backed the engine with a heavy duty clutch and a smooth shifting T-5 transmission with a 300 transfer case. Dana 44 Axles with disk brakes front and rear, 427 gears in rear ends and Richmond spools front & rear. Also there are polished stainless steel covers on both rear ends. We installed custom made Twin sticks ( in & out of 4 wheel drive, and high & low gears ) for specialized off roading. There is High clearance leaf spring brackets for easier access over obstacles. Revolver shackles (front) to aid in articulation. Full role cage tied to frame, and heavy duty nerf bars to protect the body sides.
Corbeau racing seats with 5 point racing harness.
Ramsey 12,000 lb. winch (new never used)
Mickey Thompson aluminum bead locks with Superswamper TSL 33in. tires on the rear. (also have a set for the front at an additional cost if wanted)
Buckshot’s on aluminum slots in front.
Custom made bumpers front & rear
Aluminum gas tank with ¼ in. diamond plate skid plate
Bikini top and a new matching 2 A wind shield needs glass
Has blackout marker lights and the dash switch
The color is PT Cruiser Gold with hammered silver floors
This Jeep is easy to drive both on the high way and off road
It’s quiet a show piece and turns a lot of heads.”