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1953 M-38 Cattaraugus, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $27,000.

Brandon is selling this nice looking M-38.

“1952 Willys M38, completely restored including fully rebuilt original Flat head 4cylinder. Has 3 speed manual. Includes complete canvas top. Runs, drives and stops as it should. If you’re interested in this you know what you’re looking for. Please call with any questions. Will consider reasonable offer.”

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Year? M-38 Freeport, TX $2500

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UPDATE: This was for sale on eBay. 

(06/13/2022) Bill shared this M-38.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/freeport-willys-m38-military-jeep/7507371591.html

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“Up for sale is a M38 Willys military Jeep. It is a good restoration prospect! It has not run in 10+ years and will need engine, transmission, and other drive train work to get it back on the road.
A lot of the critical parts you will need are still on the Jeep. The body and fenders are very straight. Hood includes the snorkel hole plate. Only known filler is the passenger side rear corner. It will need a new floor to restore. It has all of the major electrical parts (starter, regulator, and generator). Other parts present include floor plates, correct seat frames, new glass and gasket 5 years ago, proper original and correct M38 oil bath air cleaner, crossover pipe, front shackle brackets, etc. It has 4 of the original and correct wheels. Very old tires (including Mohawk Chief and U.S. Royal) need to be replaced, although current tires do hold air.
The vehicle has no title. Dash board data plate is missing. Original MC-????? Original data plate on the passenger side wheel well shows MC-xxxx7. Can make out the MC, but not all of the numbers.These were built from 1949-1952. Guessing it is a 1952.
Included in the sale is another M38 engine and transmission (last 3 pictures). Treat as a core.
Let me know should you need to see any additional photos.

The $2500 price is FIRM…..do not ask!
Local pickup in Freeport, TX. It will need to be trailered.
Payment is cash upon pick up.
No title..”

 
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1952 M-38 Weiser, ID eBay

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/10/2022) Bill shared this nice looking M-38 for auction. The starting bid is $12,000, but this appears to have a reserve price as well.

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“This 1952 Willys M38 Jeep was built for the Korean War (1950-53). It is correct as new – 24 volt system,
4-cylinder L134 engine, 3-speed transmission, 2-speed transfer case. Color is 24087, olive drab. The new canvas top and seat covers are by Beachwood Canvas. The five tires are 700x16s. It has a military waterproof ignition system. All components are new or rebuilt. As photos show, this jeep has a M1 rifle gun scabbard with a dummy M1 Grand rifle. Located in SW Idaho, 85 miles from Boise”

 
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1952 M-38 Mount Vernon, WA $19,950

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This may be unrestored, though the engine was rebuilt.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ctd/d/mount-vernon-1952-willys-m38-army-jeep/7505459888.html

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“4 Cylinder “Go Devil” Engine
Manual Transmission
4×4
24 Volt Military Electronics
Locking Hubs
15k Miles Since Army Engine Rebuild
Everything Works
Runs And Drives Super!
Ready For Work, Play, Or a Good Fight!
When Imitations Won’t Do!
Life Is Short – Have Fun!”

 
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1952 M-38 Dallas, GA $9500

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Tom shared this M-38 that is supposed to be rust free (though it has some slight surface rust. Still, it’s worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/518176020056368

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“For sale is my 1952 Willys M38 (military jeep). The top is a factory “Arctic Top” that was installed when new. The Jeep was originally in the military then was purchased by the forest service and they painted it forest service green. This jeep has almost no rust on it whatsoever! Floors, body, hat channels are all completely solid and rust free. Some stuff was modernized: 12v converted/solid state distributor/standard fuel pump but I have all of the original 24v waterproof distributor/plugs/wires/pump. Lots of new parts, radiator was rebuilt, new fuel tank, seats. All gauges work like they’re supposed to. The Jeep runs and drives great and I drive it regularly. It has a clean Ga title in my name”

 
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1952 M-38 Christmas, FL $15,000

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Looks nice, but doesn’t run at the moment. Given the 3Bs and DJ-3As were produced into the 1960s, the M-38 wasn’t quite the last of the flat fenders.

https://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/d/christmas-1952-willys-jeep/7448242763.html

“1952 M38 Willys Jeep – last of the flat fender military jeeps, period motor not currently running. Everything is intact nothing missing Jeep is still 24V original, zero rust. Clean Florida title”

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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).

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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 **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000.

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

“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 **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $18,600.

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

“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 **SOLD**

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Update: **SOLD** Was $21,000.

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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