Has rust along both sides.
“1952 Willys Jeep M38 Military Jeep. This came out of Camp Ripley. Still has the 24 volt waterproof system. It is currently in indoor storage. It has always been stored inside. It is in need of restoration work but is complete and in decent original shape. I would like to get $5,000 cash for it. Not interested in trades. I will provide a Bill of Sale. Has never been titled.”
Has a 2A windshield.
“Great old jeep with lots of new parts. Runs and drives great. All new brakes, clutch & pressure plate, starter, fuel pump, distributor, head gasket, etc… switched to 12 volt system.
Fun rig that will go anywhere and gets lots of attention around town.”
Seller believes this is 1 of 300 Marine M-38A1s. While the Marine M-38A1s from 1960-1967 were slightly different from the standard M-38A1, I could not verify how many were ordered. But, I would think it was greater than 300?
“One of only 300 Vietnam era Jeeps made and issued to the U.S. Marines. Complete restoration last year. Motor, transmission, rear end completely rebuilt, as was the suspension, wheel cylinders and brakes. It has a new battery, military tires and wheels, custom camouflage paint job. Converted to 12 volt electrical system, has turn signals, oil pressure, temperature, voltage gauges that are new but look like originals, electric fuel pump. Snorkel and water fording custom exhaust. Best part is a Browning 50 caliber machine gun that uses propane and oxygen to fire up to 7 rounds a second. Was used by a funeral home in Ohio to lead in military funerals and fire a salute. Has a new military issue canvas top and a new rear seat for passengers. This jeep could be hired to local funeral hours at 300-400 dollars per hour for military funerals. I recently retired and am divesting of my 4 military vehicles and other equipment to make money to travel.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(10/23/2014) Has a variety of customizations. Not much M-38 here.
“289 C4 Automatic
Interior: Black Vinyl
Bumper Hitch Mounted Spare Tire”
This might be worth a look. Motor isn’t stock.
“1952 Willys Military Jeep. Runs & drives great. Four wheel drive & hi-lo range work great. 6 cyl. Chevy motor. Tranny & rears are original. This jeep has a rare military hardtop”
Has the front of the rollcage installed on the steps.
“1951 Jeep m38 283 small block chevy. Runs good, with only about 500 miles on engine. Rebuilt transfer case, bigger brakes all new, dual exaust, bigger dana rear end, heavy duty rear bumper. No texts. Call number for questions.”
No pics provided.
“This jeep is a 55 and is in amazing condition for its age. It is an original m-38 which runs and drives, only has 40000 miles and has the hurricane motor. It does have some rust but is minor, not a rust bucket, I am amazed it is in the condition it is. Don’t want to sell but I have medical problems and need to sell to pay bills. If you are looking for something rare and easy to to restore this is it. Please serious buyers only, cash only, bill of sale only. Don’t need help selling. Please no calls after 9 pm and please leave a message. ”
UPDATE: Still Available
(11/03/2014) No pics provided.
“1952, M38-A1, 24 volt military Jeep. Great restoration project.”
Mark just listed this good looking M-38 over at warjeeps.com. Even includes a phone for that occasionally air strike you might need.
“M38 that drives great and is in great condition. Has always been garage kept and we’ll maintained. Everything works well and it has no rust or dents. Also has new tires.”
It’s a project, but appears to have potential.
“Selling my project 52 willys with a 283 small block chevy v8 and a 4 speed manual. My transmission went out in my truck so I’m forced to sell. I bought it from my uncle 1 year ago. It was sitting in his back yard for 10 years. sence then i rebuilt the carb. Replaced the rubber sections of fuel line and cleaned the hard lines. New fuel filters. New starter and alternater. Radiator was flushed at a shop. When I was running it i had it hooked up to a fuel cell. I have the fuel tank but the inside needs to be cleaned.
Still needs brake work and there is no clutch pressure. Its on 33s and a little lift but the tires are old and cracked. The floorboards have some rust.
It’s a project that’s worth finishing. ”
This is worth a look. Includes an overdrive.
“Selling our project Jeep. 1953 M38A1, 2300 ford courier motor T90 tranny T 18 T case, needs tranny work . New wiring, new tie rod and ends, new shocks, new brakes, power stearing w/tilt wheel and new pump, new water pump, new one wire 100amp alt, new starter, twin stick transfer case w/over drive, 32×9.50 swampers 90%, no rust. This is a great project jeep but don’t have time and money to get it where we want it. We have a good clean title asking $2000.00 obo located in Knappa, just east of Astoria, OR”
UPDATE: Still Available
(08/22/2014) Looks solid.
“This is a rare Willys M38A1 Marine Corp Radio Jeep. A limited quantity of these vehicles produced with this radio setup. The radio is still in the dash.
The body of the Jeep is in very good condition. There is some minor rust spots on the hat channels. The Jeep is in good running condition. It is still 24 volt and all original under the hood, has a new canvas top and canvas seats and is road worthy ready.
This vehicle did not receive a show restoration, but it is a great driver. This is a turn key and drive away Jeep. If you are looking for a get in and go Jeep then this is the one for you.
Please give us a call or drop us an email if you are interested.”
This one is parade ready.
“completely solid MC M38 Army jeep, not a look alike. these were the direct decedent of the MB WWII JEEP, used during the Korean War and Vietnam, they were replaced by the M38A1 and M151. converted to 12volt. many new parts with mild restoration. runs drives great. you will see many willys for sale out there, but this is the real deal. $10500 cash or possible partial trade for something equally as cool. Bill of sale only as Georgia does not issue titles for vehicles this old, it is licensed and insured in my name. NO CARS, NO JUNK.”
Just a reminder: Tickets are $100 and only 100 will be sold.
“WIN THIS JEEP! 1952 Military Willys Jeep M38A1 – Surplus military unit acquired by the Fryeburg Fire Department upon military retirement. All original, 24 volt system, blackout lights, and new batteries with all maintenance required to maintain readiness. Steel top is bolted on and is easily removable to return this Jeep to its original configuration. Gas can and spare tire mounts currently attached to the top will bolt back onto the tailgate as designed. Always stored indoors and climate controlled. This is a little-used time capsule that could easily be restored or enjoyed in it’s current condition. Includes original military records but no title as Maine won’t issue a title to any vehicle older than 1995.
We are raffling this Jeep off to the winning ticket holder. Tickets are $100 each and are limited to only 100 tickets. That’s a 1 in 100 chance if you buy one ticket or a 50 times better chance than getting a hole in one golfing. Buy more tickets and your odds increase! The drawing will be held as soon as all 100 tickets are sold. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new ATV Wildlands Firefighting unit. We’re replacing the old with the new and you have the opportunity to benefit while helping out a worthy cause. Tickets are available from the Fire Chief most weekdays at our Main St. fire station or from various members of our Fire Department.”
Luis has these M-38A1s for sale.
“I have forsale a 1952 and a 1962 M38A1 jeeps. the 62s body is in excellent shape and i have a title for it. the 52 was for parts to finish the 62 and it does have its data plate. Asking 3000 for both as a package deal. May negotiate, but not much.”
Looks like a good restoration.
“Willys Model M38A1 built in 1954. It was restored from an M38A1 that was untouched since its days in the US Army. When purchased, It still had OD paint and the hood and unit numbers were still visible. The body was very good.
The body metal is very good with no rust. This jeep has been garaged since owned. Have Top/bows.
Engine still at 24 volts. All engine accessories are correct. Cranks well, starts right up and runs good. Holds the road very well.
The Jeep has a period correct US Army Radio set with antenna.”
Looks like a line up of jeeps behind the M-38.
“Frame off restoration, All Original; less than 20 Kilometers since restoration; T90 3spd, 4wd; runs perfectly; kept in garage; canvas in good shape; black out lights.”
It’s a project.
“I’ve got a running 1946 willys flat fender jeep for sale. Tittle in hand Very little rust and it does run just needs a battery. I had it running and driving a few months ago but it never had working brakes. $750 obo or trades for? Pics don’t show the wind shield or the other fender but I have both.”
A winch, a louvered hood, and good running motor. This is worth a look.
“1952 Jeep Willy’s Last year of the Flat Top Fender
2000 CC Ford Pinto Motor 1972
New Starter, Good Battery, 6000 lbs warn winch, 3 speed Trans, Gun Rack, Bikini Top, Soft Top, will need some stitching soon, Custom seats with built in cup holders, Serious inquires only,
No Trades! $3000.00 firm”
Might be a good price if the floors are solid.
“1952 Willys M38 A1 Army Jeep. Complete vehicle. Low miles. Needs new fuel pump, and some wireing. $2,500.obo.”
Has no paperwork. Looks like the stenciling might be original.
“purchased in 1966 from U.S.Army, one owner since- driven little from 66 to 86. from the latter it was only started 4 times a year. after 28 years we drove it out on the road this summer. we never titled this,and at this time we can’t find the papers from the Kanas military base it was purchased from. Only serious partys please, after 48 years it’s time to let it go.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.
(08/03/2014) It’s got a few updates.
“1951 JEEP M38 A1 4X4 , has 4cyl,runs great, 1/2 top , converted to 12 volt and 3 speed manual. Has a florida title. I have owned this Jeep for over 45 years.”
This amy be a good price. Might not take much to make it look even better.
“1953 M38A1 Military Jeep in nice condition.
I have owned this Jeep for around 20 years. Around 4 years ago, I had the dents and dings taken out, primed and painted by a local auto-body shop. I did not have them fully disassemble the jeep as that would have been a little too pricey for me. As such, the more hidden areas (like under the fuel tank) are not painted in Army green, nor was the underside of the vehicle. The paint was researched by the Surplus outfit in Oroville and that is where I purchased it. I have a gallon of it left for touch-ups or doing what was not done before.
There are several military gizmos still on the Jeep: It has a pintle hitch, the small black-out lights below the headlights, the canvas-bow brackets mounted on the side, several placards (in brass) showing the serial number, etc, several tie downs for a top and the shovel bracket under the hood.
The floors are (amazingly) rust free and the tool chest beneath the passenger seat is intact with only a small bit of rust. There is a bullet hole in the floor of the tool chest (?) that was there when I purchased it, but not in the lid. It’s something you can ponder over with your friends.
The Jeep needs a thorough ‘going-through’ to check and replace seals where necessary.
The bottom canvas on both front seats need to be replaced but the remainder is quite serviceable.
There is a rear seat bench, painted-to-match of the correct type and the canvas is there.
All 4 tires are military-type and show very little (if any) wear. There is a spare wheel and military-type tire or serviceable but older vintage. There is a painted-to-match roll that just hasn’t been re-installed after the painting.
The jeep starts, idles, runs and drives. I believe the engine (a 4 cylinder) is original and has a new fuel pump and tune-up around 3 years ago. The battery is old, but it starts and the lights work. It has been converted to 12V. The battery well is funky and could use some protective coating.
The speedometer, water temp and oil pressure appear to work. The fuel gauge does not.
UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.
(10/09/2013) The front suspension looks unusual.
“Buick 231 engine
31 spline 9″ in the back with a mini spool
Dana 30 in the front with locking hubs
New extra stout axels
35″ boggers on beadlock wheels”