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1952 M-38CDN Kelowna, BC, Canada BaT

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This Bring-A-Trailer auction for a rare Ford-built M-38CDN was also spotted by Sam.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1952-jeep-jeep-m38/

“This 1952 Willys M38-CDN Jeep is one of approximately 2,135 units assembled by Ford for the Canadian Armed Forces in the early 1950s, and it is powered by a 2.2-liter inline-four mated to a three-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. The truck was refurbished during prior ownership and used as a museum display for approximately 20 years, and it was acquired by the seller in 2020. The green paintwork is contrasted by a lighter canvas top, and additional features include a fold-down windshield, body-color steel wheels, and reproduction canvas seat covers. The engine was rebuilt in 2020, and the fuel and vacuum pump was replaced in 2021. This Willys Jeep is now offered with accessories, a tool kit, historical literature, and a British Columbia registration document listing the truck as a 1952 Ford Pickup.”

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Year? M-38 Prior Lake, MN $7500

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Needs some work to be a legal driver.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/for/d/prior-lake-willys-m38/7327177556.html

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“Selling my M38 G-740 Korean War jeep. Great candidate for restoration or drive as is. T-90 3 speed transmission hi-lo and 4×4 in and out. Clean title in my name ready to transfer. These jeeps are better than any side by side UTV hands down. New tires and new “correct exhaust”. The jeep could use brake and steering adjustments. Lights aren’t hooked up. It has all the data plate minus one. Has the data plate behind the passenger seat too. Runs strong, will do 55+ mph. Looking for Ford GPW or parts.”

 
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1952 M-38 Hughson, CA $20,000

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Someone added some M*A*S*H references to this otherwise stock M-38.

https://modesto.craigslist.org/cto/d/hughson-1952-jeep-willy-38/7304421935.html

“Rare Korean War Jeep
1952 Willy Model M-38-CJ3A MASH
All Original…Tires, Wheels, Spare never on the ground, Military Radio, Gas Can, Canvas Top, Black out lights, Siren, Dual Batteries, Service Manuals.”

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1950 M-38 Sikeston, MO $8000

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UPDAT: Price dropped to $8000.

(01/18/2021) Runs, but doesn’t stop.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/sikeston-1951-military-willys-m38-g740/7300665316.html

“I have for sale an 1950 Willys M38 G740 military jeep. Great patina. Matching title in my name. Title number is taken from the engine. It starts and runs well. It has the original parts on it like: Engine, Transmission, Transfer case, Axles, Springs, Fenders, Hood, Grill, radiator, under hood battery box, Original m38 hard top, Spare tire carrier, Jerry can and holder, All three seats with new covers, Gas tank, original rims, bumperettes, pintle hitch, rebuilt Carb, rebuilt fuel pump, fuel tank and etc. It is still 24 volts electric. It does not stop. It does have some rust. It will need wiring harness, tires, fuel tank cleaned, radiator repaired, seals and lubricants.”

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1952 M-38CDN Ford Mesa, AZ $17,500

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UPDATE: This was last up for sale in 2017.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-1952-m38-cdn-jeep/7286219474.html

“Nice almost all org 1952 M38 CND for sale. The good – Almost all org. Seems to be mostly a survivor. CND M38s are very rare under 3000 made as compared to 60,000 US. Rebuilt carb and all brake components are new. Runs great no shake or shudder at any speed does not jump out of 2nd at any time. Very Rare and much cheaper than a new side by side and it is worth more money every year. The bad- 12 volt now with non waterproof system. Some rust repair not perfect but good. Old dent on right rear looks to be not repaired correctly. Non org is the 12 volt and the lock out hubs on the front axle. The tool box was repaired at some time and is about 2 inches deeper than stock. Jeep is in AZ with clean title and AZ registration as Historic Vehicle. I have the complete roof with a few spare pieces and the canvas is good but the windows are not due to age and yellowing.”

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1953? M-38 and Trailer Weiser, ID eBay

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UPDATE: bidding has reached 10,000, but the reserve has not been met yet as of (03/07).

View all the information on eBay

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“1953 Willys M-38 jeep plus a 1/4 ton Bantam trailer (civilian)!! The jeep is 100% original with a 24 volt system, frame off restoration. The color is 24087, Korean War time. The tires are new – 700×16. The transmission is 3 speed with a 2 speed transfer case. (Both have been reconditioned.) The motor has been overhauled; it has a waterproof ignition. The seats have new canvas upholstery. It has a new canvas top. (There are no side curtains or doors.) It includes a canvas winter front closure and M1 rifle rack. (i have an M1 dummy rifle for extra cost.) This vehicle is motor pool ready.
The trailer is marked US Army but is the civilian model. It has a tailgate, a new floor plate, and new tires.) For more information or with questions, call Jim at (208)549-3400 or (208)550-0928. Located in southwest Idaho, 80 miles from Boise.”

 
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1951 M-38 Lubbock, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

(02/10/2021) Runs and drives.

“Good old military Jeep for sale these were only made from 49-52 very rare this jeep runs and drives great 4cyl go devil motor with 3sp manual high low t case radiator leaks and it leaks a little oil (rope seals weren’t the greatest) body is fairly straight has some rust it’s 70 years old
Bill of sale only these never had titles”

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1952 M-38 Findlay, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

No description provided.

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1951 M-38 Hawarden, IA **SOLD**

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UPDATE II: Skip is looking for this M-38. It was restored by his father and sold before he passed away. If you know anything about it, feel free to email me at d@deilers.com and I will connect you with Skip.

Originally marked sold May 27, 2016 **SOLD** WAS $6200 and sold out of Hawarden, Iowa

This may be a good price.

“1951 Willys M38 Military (amphibious) Jeep. Very good shape, has all new top, windows and doors, very good tires, excellent body and paint. Runs good. Retired farmer owned. Please call only (leave message).”

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1952 M-38 Glen Cove, NY $12,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/08/2020) This looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/600613120862945/

“1951 m38 Jeep , all original with original 24 volt system and original parts any rebuilt parts are NOS. 4 wheel drive works good”

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1951 M-38 Flowery Branch, GA $18,600

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Looks in good shape, but some more pics would be helpful.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/atq/d/flowery-branch-1951-willys-m38-jeep/7256010716.html

“mechanically restored, with engine rebuild by an a actual motorpool vet. starts first crank. lots of parts and accessories. happy to answer questions and I can send you a link with great parade photos! this is an Antique you can really enjoy. Its ready for its new caretaker!”

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1951 M-38 Drryden, MI $18,500

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Includes a trailer.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/d/dryden-willys-jeep/7227308034.html

“I have a 1951 Willys Jeep with military trailer with it, it is a 24 V system and runs well”

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1952 M-38 Pittsburgh, PA $21,500

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A friend of the seller’s accidentally put in the wrong price on the FB post and now it won’t let him change it, so ignore the “$2150” price. Contact P# is in the text.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/814495475979670/

“Facebook wont let me add the correct price, so thats wrong. READ THE POST FIRST BEFORE RESPONDING ! Im posting for a buddy, call or text him directly, you wont reach him thru this messenger, if u do ill just delete your message.1952 willys m38, title mc35123. Frame off resto. 24 volt system with 12 volt distributer. 24 volt dist included to put back on. Locking hubs, rifle rack and more. Bob, 412 five seven six three three two five. Located near pittsburgh pa. $21,500”

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1952 M-38 Flagler Beach, FL **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $14,500.

Looks nicely restored.

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“This is an Exclnt condtn Korean Era Army Jeep Fully restored. I have had it insured since day one. Ive owned this jeep for about 3 years, and I have lots of paper work on it. In have a Tag on it, a License Plate, its a Antique tag, very low cost. It been restored from the ground up, has military tires, in like new condtn. Mostly original Parts, original windshield , I took it out for a spin a few days ago, put air in the tires, first time in over a year. I have and continue to start this jeep every 6 day. A month ago I took it out for a 40 miles country drive, such fun, lots of honks, heads turning.

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1952 M-38 Pittsburgh, PA $21,500

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Bob asked me to list his M-38 that’s for sale. He’s got more pics, but I don’t have the bandwidth at the moment to download them. You can contact him at 412 576 3325

“1952 M38 (MC35123). Frame off restoration. 24v (12v ignition). Includes locking hubs, directionals, rifle rack, 24v distributor, wires and spark plugs.”

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1952 M-38 Post Falls, ID **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $17,500.

(08/08/2020) Looks solid.

“For sale 1952 restored M38 Military Jeep. 24 Volt electrical system. Military signal lights, Military Aluminum top. Engine, transmissions, and differentials rebuilt. Hot water heater. Frame, body and top painted Army green. excellent condition.”

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1952 M-38 w/Trailer Colville, WA $18,500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $17,500.

(05/27/2020) Looks like a nice combo.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/colville-willys-jeep/7166472458.html

“1952 Korean War Jeep with trailer and second set of tires in beautiful condition. Serious inquiries only.”

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1952 M-38 Chicago, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9900.

Appears worth a look.

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“Own a piece of history!!!
You are viewing a very healthy, great running flat head M38 Willys. My father is parting out some of his collection. He bought this barn find/survivor back in 2009. It has been kept in a heated garage since & im guessing for most of its life too. Continue reading

 
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1951 M-38 New London, WI $18,000

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Looks good.

https://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/d/new-london-1951-m38-willys-jeep/7156284838.html

“M38 Willy’s Jeep. The Jeep came from the Chet Krause Military Collection in Iola.
Call with any questions.
$18,000 or offer. Nice Jeep for parades or just to drive around.
This is a true Military Jeep.”

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1951 M-38 New Prague, MN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,500.

Looks in good shape. The seller has removed the ‘pill’ within the transfercase shifter to allow for 2WD-low-range.

“1951 Willy’s M38 military Jeep M38 · Other_body_style · Driven 640 miles 1951 M38 willys Total overhaul. Engine overhaul, transmission overhaul, sand blasted and all new paint, new wiring harnesses, correct carb, frame off restore. New tires, new seats, new gas tank, correct military version, ready to enjoy. Work is done! 24 volt system. Have shovel for it. Awesome ice cream getting machine. Turn signals added with military versions and special new hardness got that. 4 wheel drive with 2 speed transfer case. Tab remove so you can used low range in 2 wheel drive”

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1951 M-38 Kawkawlin, MI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: SOLD. was $12,000

(11/01/2019) Looks in good shape. Appears to have a civvy gas tank.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2412485989043587/

“1951 M38 Navy Jeep. New Tires; New Battery; Directional Signals; Gray Leather Seating; Full Canvas Top (includes doors and side curtains); Custom Winter Cover; Extras. A Real Head Turner – Must See!”

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1951 M-38 McKinney, TX $19,400

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There’s some kind of bar installed between the front frame rails. Unclear what it did/does.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bar/d/mckinney-1951-willys-jeep-mb/7135110745.html

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“All original!! Original four-cylinder 60hp motor, all lights in working order that air raid light/blackout light is the light on the fender as well as the headlights even the gauge lights work! Tires are almost new but I have been driving it quite a bit lately… Original windshield wipers that are exhaust fed, original front and rear seats, original plates on the dashboard As well as all the brackets on the bumpers for lifting and towing… original even down to the front tow rope. Too many extra list!

Mechanically this jeep is amazing! The brakes have been re-done recently you can see it in the photos… This jeep goes maximum speed of 50 miles an hour most of these jeeps only go 30 to 35… It’s reliable starts every time even when it hasn’t been driven for weeks! Transmission is great all the gears work including the low and high, all the axles work, this is a running machine and I’ve been using it to drive my daughter to school each day and take the family out on rides on the weekends.

No tire kickers please serious inquiries only! I don’t have time for time wasters that have a lot of questions and want to talk about history… Serious callers only… Text is great and if we want to proceed we can talk on the phone…”

 
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1952 M-38 Oroville, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,500.

Could be worth a look. Sounds like the seller has had it a long time.

“NEW: REBUILT MOTOR, CLUTCH, CANVAS, ETC. FIRST OWNER AFTER GOVERNMENT.”

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M-416 Trailer Salina, KS $1000

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UPDATE: The M-38 sold. The trailer is still available.

Contact him at 785 452 2490 or via email kennyh5661 @ gmail.com (remove spaces around the @)

“1952 M38 Jeep and M-416 Trailer  for sale.  Runs great, 24v, new carburetor, new points less than 500 miles ago, original canvas enclosure with removable doors, new batteries, jerry can, spare tire, turn signals, Gama Goat taillight lenses installed, rebuilt transfer case, pioneer tools, manuals.  Great start for someone to drive as-is or fully restore.  Trailer in good original condition, some surface rust but no rust-thru’s, great candidate for complete restoration, or use as-is.  Will sell as a pair or will sell separately.  Feel free to call if you have questions. “

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1951 M-38 Sinclair, ME **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD**. Was $11,500.

(05/23/2019) Includes a canvas top.

“1951 M38 Willys Military Jeep. Really nice condition. 24 volt. Radio,antenna. Have military top and doors also.”

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