Looks in good shape.
“This M38 was taken down to the bare frame and reassembled in 2014-2015. It is not a show quality vehicle but if you want a good solid driver this is the one. No rot anywhere. Not a trace of bondo.
New since fall of 2013:
Entire brake system including master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake lines, brake pads, etc
No pics provided.
“Up for sale 56 willy’s jeep military model stored for 20 years. For pics please email or call needs some tlc. Body is super clean no rust.”
It has a variety of updates.
“1951 Jeep Willys M38. 65-67 4.9 liter Buick 300 V8. T90 Trans, Spicer Dynamite 18 transfer case with overdrive. New tires and wheels. Body is in great shape.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3900.
“I am posting for a friend, she can be reached at the phone number provided. All the info I have is, its a 1951 M-38 Willys, has a small block 327 in it i believe. Its painted military green with a star on the hood. It does run and drive. Most questions can be answered only by looking at the vehicle. This was her husbands project and he recently past away. She doesn’t know a ton of specifics, so you should inspect the vehicle yourself. $3900 OBO. Thanks for looking!!”
“1952 willys M-38 99% rust free, runs great drives needs front brake work, has new master cylinder, title, dash plate, and have all 5 original wheels and tires, original hood numbers found on hood. Had to put 12 volt items on it to get it running, did valve work and fresh gaskets on motor, did minor work to tranny and transfercase. Have original springs also. One tiny rust area in pass floor, tool box excellent. I have quite a few extra parts as well.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(07/10/2015) Because this sits on a post ’71 CJ-5 chassis, the front clip has been lengthened.
“1951 Willy’s M38 Jeep. Runs and drives well. Set up on a 1973 cj 5 chassis and drive line. 258 straight 6 ,3speed manual transmission . Needs minor things to totally finish out . Front axle joints , front spring bushings, better front seats. wipers need finished wiring. Just small stuff. Assembled vehicle title already done in Ohio. decent paint job . turns heads at the car cruises.”
“Starts, runs, shifts, steers, brakes, and rides great. Very reliable.
12 volt system, F-134 engine.
4 x 4 low and high work as they should. Can shift into 4 wheel high on the fly at speeds less than 25 mph.
Battery, battery cables, spark plugs, wires, gear oil, hoses, belt, and fuel pump replaced 6 years ago.
Transfer case and clutch professionally over-hauled 4 years ago.
Original distributor replaced with breakerless electronic distributor 3 years ago.
Original carburetor replaced with new rebuilt carburetor 3 years ago.
Has heater, trailer hitch, turn/brake signals, low/high beam headlights, seat belts, horn, electric wipers, key start, canvas cover with sectional support bars,
Tubeless extreme traction tires. Ball hitch.
Rear tube body is fiberglass. M38a1 steel front end.
Storage compartment under rear seat.
AM/FM/IPOD marine radio located in ammo box between front seats with 4 speakers.
Amp, gas, oil gauges are not working. I have new gauges and gas tank sender. Temp and Speedometer are working. Vehicle does not have a parking brake.
I have used this vehicle to drive dirt roads on summer weekends around Secord Lake near West Branch for the last six years.”
UPDATE: Pics now provided.
“1952 M38 Willys Jeep , original and stock, runs good excellent interior and tires. New brakes. Reg. up to date. Cute little jeep 4X4 $5000″
Missing a few details, but appears solid.
“Im selling a original m38 willys with just over 30,000 miles on it .it runs great and is an unbelievable 4wheel drive vehicle has the original flat head motor but has been converted from 24v to 12v
This is a army issue willys not the civilian model
This is a very fair price for this jeep but I’m in a financial jam so my loss your gain”
Some plates have been added to the sides.
“USMC Jeep that spent many years on a ranch behind Mt. Hamilton. New paint, wheels, tires, seats and glass. Great fun running around town or up in the hills. New front disc brake conversion added. Runs fine on an original 4 cylinder “Hurricane” engine and stock 3 speed and 4 wheel drive.”
“RARE, fully restored 1953 Willy’s Jeep converted to 12volt system. Runs excellent!! To much to list. Please call for all other info. If no answer leave a message and will call back ASAP. No SCAMMERS or LOW BALLERS. Thanks for your interest.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500
(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.”
there’s some value here.
“Have a couple of Military Jeeps M38-A1’s still painted OD Etc. One is a 1952 with less then 15,000 miles. The other is a depot rebuild 1953 also still in OD paint with a original military hard top. And also a large number of spare parts for them both. – – – –
I also have a Military GP Small Tent with a Liner and Aluminum Poles. 18 foot in diameter x 6 1/2 foot walls x and a 10 foot center pole. – Has a few small Boo Boo’s. – Not sure of age but is a Great Heavy Duty Tent for a Base Camp or Hunting Camp. – Also have other items that you may need. For your Main Camp, Stove, Heater, Lanterns, Cots, Canteens, Mess Kits and Much More. I hope to have it set up in a few days. – I will also trade for Guns, Gold, Silver, Tools, ETC. Just ask me????? – – – Just call or E-Mail me. Located in Central Lakewood.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800.
(08/17/2015) Needs some work.
“This is a running jeep.
4×4 works great
New tires and solex carburetor.
Does not overheat and has great oil pressure. It comes with brand new gauges to be installed.
It also comes with extra transmission and transfer case housing.
The floor pans are rusted and have been glassed.
The brakes were working but need repair.
No title, Bill of sale only.
Great for historically correct restoration, or for the trails.
May negotiate. Will consider trades for a mustang or expedition”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.
Looks ready for wintertime.
“We are selling our original 1951 Willy’s Army Jeep. This jeep has the original Overland Jeep Arctic Top and Doors and gas heater. It is in the same condition as when I bought it 6 years ago. All I have done is replace spark plugs, submergable wires and batteries. I have enjoyed this jeep, have only driven it in a few parades. You can view the jeep on youtube to see it run. I welcome any and all questions, so please ask. I am not a jeep mechanic, and I do not know alot about them. I am just a military enthusiast. Nor have I read all the books. I know enough to enjoy the jeep. So please ask questions.
UPDATE: Still Available.
(08/17/2015) The 2A is a parts jeep. The M-38 hasn’t run in several years.
“1951 Willys M38 military 1/4 ton Jeep and 1946 Jeep CJ-2 plus lots of extra parts. I obtained these years ago with hopes of restoring or combining to make a ‘MB-like” Jeep. Time and health have not been good so I am selling it all.
M38 flat fender serial MC45339, built 12-51. -The M38 has had its original engine replaced by a F4-134 Hurricane and thus a hole was cut in the hood for clearance. There is a spare hood to replace it with. The 24v electrics were removed and rewired by 12v stock equipment. The brakes have been rebuilt and the vehicle was runnable 4 years ago, but has been under tarp since 2009, and has deteriorated.
This has potential. No description.
This could make an interesting restoration.
“1963 M38A1 100% original with life’s history on paper. 134 ci Ford 4 cyc 41667 miles 24 volt elec system, all dash placards, original stencils and paint. Needs carburetor work and a little body work, only one small rust spot.”
The driver’s side appears patched.
“1951 M-38 Good Running Condition – $6500
UPDATE: Still Available.
(08/15/2015) The gas inlet has been filled.
“Great hunting vehicle!
Like new tires
Drives just like a jeep
Off road special
Gonna Sell Fast!!”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(08/05/2015) Has the wrong windshield.
“1952 willys jeep runs good fourwheel drive workss its got the hi and low gear range the only thing this jeep needs is a paint job i bought it to fix it up but dont have the time to work on it for more information text me at ”
“For Sale Restored M-38A1 Jeep Located at my Friends Farm Bennington NE.
-Rebuilt Motor / Trans
-New Hoses Water Pump
-5 New Tires
-New Carb (correct Carb)
-New Fuel Tank and Fuel Pump
-New Seat covers correct rear seat
-New Canvas Top with Side Curtains
-New Urethane Paint (frame off)
-New Brakes Backing Plates Master / Lines
-Professionally rebuilt Engine
-Lock out hubs
This jeep is a Military Correct M38A1 No Rust No Rust Repair, Very Straight Jeep that was Restored for a Friend. If you want a Junker this is not for you. Jeep is still correct 24 Volt System, Correct Waterproof Ignition, Correct Carb Air Filter and Air Intake system. New Seat covers canvas top and side curtains. His plan was to move to his farm and use this regularly, His business has prohibited him from moving to his family farm so he has decided to sell the jeep. Since Rebuild it has never spent a night outside. It is as dirty in the photos as it ever gets. Over $15,000 into the paint and finish work on this jeep. Engine and Trans professionally rebuilt.. This jeep was nearly perfect before work started. ”
There may be value here.
“Last ran about 2 years ago. Needs new gas tank and battery. 4 Wheel drive and high low gears both work. Good tires on it.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500
The steps and passenger side of this M-38 have been altered.
“1952 Willys Jeep M-38
Motor 1978 Buick V-6 original
3 speed transmission and running gear
Gear Ratio 5.88
Tow hitch and Winch Bumper
4 38×9.50 Super swampers on ultra type 61 rims
spare wheel (steel Rim)
full soft top with doors
components to make clutch hydraulic”