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1952 M-38 Palatine, IL $8,500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.

“Jeep 1952 M-38
Winter cab with heater
53,000 miles
radio
excellent condition
Parade ready
Military paint”

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/6011487889.html

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1950 M-38 Seattle, WA $6000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(12/26/2016) Looks like it has potential.

“1950 Willys Jeep M38 for sale. Jeep is all original and unrestored.
New tires and tubes
New wheel cylinders
New master cylinder
12 volt conversion
The Jeep runs and drives. Could use another brake bleed. This Jeep came from Korea. He was a pilot that imported it after the war.”

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/6014709591.html

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1952 M-38 Santa Rosa, CA $8200

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Looks solid.

“Okay, you’ve decided you want a classic Military Jeep but you don’t want to pay restored or Family Heirloom prices…
You’ve looked for a long time (off and on) but you just can’t quite put yourself in the right frame of mind with the right Jeep that fits your tight budget. You need to ask yourself, “Am I able to accept something that I can fix and or restore while I’m using it ?” or “Do I need to pay more for one that is all done?”. Most Flat Fender “wannabees” tend to be in the $5,000 to $12,000 range for a “Useable Driver” that doesn’t have major rust or body damage.

Here it is! It’s a “Runner Driver” that looks and acts the part. Granted, …it’s not perfect, but it really is better than most you’ve seen and it’s at a reasonable price.
The Jeep has an out of state Wisconsin title so you need to bring it up to date in the state of California.

Originally the Jeep cost over $11,000 so our loss is your gain. You better not pass on this one because it won’t last at this price.

The engine runs good and doesn’t smoke but the compression numbers are tired but not out of the game. Probably could use a valve adjustment, one valve taps when cold but diminishes as it warms up.”
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/6006675119.html

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1952 M-38 Inland Empire, CA No Price

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Only the one pic, but looks promising.

“Great condition Korean War Jeep.
Contact me with questions.
Make an offer”

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/6003927789.html

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1952 M-38 Vermont No Price

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/10/2017) Seller has other military vehicles and items for sale, too.

I am selling my Willys M38 Jeep that was finished as a MB clone. This 1952 military jeep was built for the Korean war and is a true military jeep, but this one has the MB grille/bucket lights and older style windshield added. 

Many new parts. The Willys runs and drives well and is parade ready. No oil leaks to speak of. Maybe one or two drips at the most. I drive this jeep every other day to the store and everybody honks and waves. This is a great jeep for you to have fun with the kids and grandkids as it has all the safety upgrades, such as blinkers, tail lights, seat belts, head lights, black out lights, and horn. 

This jeep starts every time winter or summer. 4×4 works as it should. Not perfect, but ready to drive and have fun with. It cruises about 40 mph. The speedometer reads about 8 mph too fast so you’ll think you’re driving 48 mph! Clean Kansas Title. 

If you arrange shipping, I can drive it to a local car dealership if needed. Buyer arranges all the shipping and pays the costs. Jeep will not be released until all money is received and cash is in the bank. I am also open to taking a $1,000 down payment and then the rest of the payment on pickup. Throw me a note before buying it out and we can figure it out. – See more at: http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale17/adm011/adm011.html#sthash.9lVRpkBG.dpuf ”

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale17/adm011/adm011.html

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1952 M-38 Santa Rosa, CA $14,950

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Looks good.

“Good original survivor.
Good and solid driver.
Good for show and or re-enactment.
Good maintenance record
Good Title
Good to Go!!!
Good to call first. Texting is typing and I don’t like to type! ”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/5983567764.html

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1952 M-38 Collinsville, MO $10,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/23/2016) Looks in good shape.

“1952 m38 jeep nice old original jeep runs drives good have rear seat & other parts to go with it has some nos parts on it $10,000”

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/5975731252.html

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1952 M-38 Maine $30,000

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I can’t tell what type of front hubs this has. What is the switch on the driver’s entry (see interior pic)? Maybe a kill switch?

“Fully restored M38 army jeep
Serious enquiries only
Local pickup by purchaser only
Sale will only be done face to face with purchaser”

http://maine.craigslist.org/atq/5971594792.html

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1952 M-38CDN Phoenix, AZ $11,500

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Seller listed this as a “Barrett Jackson Special”, but at least it isn’t priced like one!

“Rare manufactured by Ford of Canada for Canadian Armed Forces.
Call for more details. $11,500 cash deal.”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/5968021293.html

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1951 M-38 Chatham, NJ $16,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/27/2016) Steve’s selling his M-38.

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/5958519367.html

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“Take a look at this completely rebuilt beautiful 1951 Willys M38 Army Jeep. Serial # MC21962

This jeep was rescued from a gentleman in Huntsville Alabama in 2014. It underwent a frame off rebuild. I’ve owned over thirty jeeps and have rebuilt/restored approx. 25 of them and have sold them successfully on e-Bay. This Jeep had been moderately used during it’s active life and was in need of rebuild. The frame and drive train were complete but needed some minor repair work. The engine is a correct MC engine that was just professionally rebuilt by Sigafoos Machine shop in Easton Pa. I had to replace the tub with a reproduction tub, but many of the other components are original Willys. The jeep has its military components de-commissioned – i.e. water fording gear removed, and 24 volt converted to 12 volts, has professionally rebuilt military Carter YF carburetor .

Everything has been gone through on this jeep and everything has been sand blasted, cleaned, repainted, or replaced with new, NOS, or repro parts. Continue reading

 
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1952 M-38 w/ Trailer Roswell, GA $21,900

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This was posted over at warjeeps.com.

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale17/adm028/adm028.html

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“Military Jeep 1952 M38 Willys w/M100 Strick Trailer
Serial # MC62418, Hood # 20909755, Engine # RMC107177

This is a near original, excellent parade quality Korean war M-38 and M100 Strick jeep & trailer that can be driven (or towed) anywhere.

I purchased the Jeep and crate engine in 1969 or 1970. The engine has less than 2000 miles on it and the jeep has been towed @ 7000 miles. Includes top and rare fold up doors with side curtains.(doors need recovering) Includes many spare and rebuildable parts, parts and repair manuals.

MANUALS very rare!
Included are “ORIGINAL” Army issue manuals: OR6D 8 SNL G-740, group G Field and Depot Maintenance Allowances; ORD 9 SNL G740, group G All Service Parts; TM 9 8014, Operation Organizational Maintenance (For M38A1, but is 90% accurate for M38); LO 9-8012 Lubrication Chart(Laminated), and the new Ryan K. Miller’s M38 Reference guide (the bible).
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1952 M-38CDN Salisbury, MA $15,000

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UPDATE: Still Avaiable.

(12/15/2016) Rare vehicle in great shape.

“1952 rust-free M-38CDN military jeep. Made in Canada by Ford with all Willey’s parts.
#506 of 1911 made.
Runs and drives excellent and everything in working order.
This is as near original as you will find for the flat fender jeep.
Extra parts go with this vehicle, such as hood,generator, voltage regulator, etc.
I am selling for my father and may need to provide a separate number for questions I can’t answer.”

http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/5912719853.html

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1951 M-38 Gettysburg, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

This appears to have potential.

“If you are looking for a military jeep to restore this is it. Every thing is original and it is 99 percent complete. I bought it from the daughter of an older man who had planned to restore it for his grandson. However he passed and it stayed in a garage for many years. It is currently in my garage. I have decided to see if I can sell it as is. If not I’ll do the restoration in the summer. It has some rust but nothing serious. The frame is excellent. This is a time capsule for someone that wants a true military jeep. ”

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1951 M-38 & Trailer Scottsdale, AZ $14,000

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Mia is selling this M-38 & Trailer. You can reach her at 602-708-7947 or mia2147068@gmail.com. She had an auto appraisal done, though the appraiser essentially used eWillys to estimate a value (which means the appraisal was based on offer prices and not sale prices).

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1952 M-38CDN Minneapolis, MN $9800

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A rare Ford-built M-38. Has a few issues.

“1952 WILLYS M38 CDN UNRESTORED VERY NICE ORIGINAL WILLYS
BUILT BY FORD IN WINDSOR ONT. SEPT 1952
VIN # F101753
WATER PROOF WITH FORDING
ENGINE : L HEAD 134
TRANS : T90
TRANSFER CASE : DANA 18
FRONT AXLE : DANA 25
REAR AXLE : DANA 44

NEW PARTS :
24 VOLT SYSTEM , REBUILT GENERATOR , 2 NEW BATTERIES , NEW COMPLETE WIRE HARNESS
NEW PLUGS , WIRES CAP & ROTOR
NEW OIL FILTER CANISTER , STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL
NEW FRONT DRUMS PADS , WHEEL BEARINGS , TIE RODSS
5 SPECIALTY TIRES OF AMERICA 7.00-16LT
GOOD CANVAS TOP & SEATS07

THE BAD :
ENGINE SMOKES ON START UP
REAR AXLE OUTER BEARINGS STARTING TO HOWL
TRAINS INPUT SEAL LEAKS
FUEL GAUGE DOES NOT WORK
VACUMM LINE UNDER WINDSHEILD IS MISSING , RIGHT WIPER ARM IS BROKEN
LFT BATTERY COWL COVER TAB IS MISSING
PAINT HAS BEEN TOUCHED UP WITH BRUSH , CHIPS & SCRATCHS
LFT FRT LEAF BUSHING APPEARS WORN
THIS WILLYS IS LOCATED TWO HOURS NORTH OF GRAND FORKS NORTH DAKOTA. CAN HELP ARRANGE FOR SHIPPING. ALL COSTS UP TO BUYER.”

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/cto/5907762586.html

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1951 M-38 Holly Hill, FL $8500

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UPDATE: Still Available. 

(02/26/2015) Not entirely original. It’s missing the parking brake.

“All original! 4cyl L-Head Engine, T-90 3spd Transmission, Dana 18 Transfer Case, 5.38 Gears, Also have the matching Spare Tire and Wheel, Lots of new parts! Runs and Drives Great!”

http://daytona.craigslist.org/cto/5886951027.html

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1951 M-38 Waukegan, IL $13,000

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Mark just listed this over at warjeeps.com.

“95 percent or more restored. Matching numbers clean title. No rust. Garage kept. Obtained from military museum. Runs great all new brakes. New seat covers. Will send pictures if required. Only problem is gas tank has leak and could use new tires. Really really cleanf”

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale16/adm694/adm694.html

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1951 M-38 Irvine, CA $11,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/03/2016) Looks like most of the jeep’s history is documented.

“1951 Jeep Willy
Clean California Title
with records and provenance all the way back from the 70’s
comes with detachable doors and front tow hitch
recently serviced at “Jeeps R Us”
runs and looks great
email with any serious inquiries”

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/5852483409.html

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1951 M-38 Oroville, CA $5000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(10/24/2016) It’s an ex Forest Service jeep.

“1951 M38 Barn find. Has been sitting inside since 1970. This jeep has never been licensed or registered for the road. It was bought at government auction and put away. As seen in pictures, there is a US Forestry plate riveted to the dash. This jeep was given to the Forestry where it was used and then sold at auction. It is rust free. Beautiful hat channel underneath. It has 28,000 original miles. It is 6 volt. I have all the original 24 volt generator, distributor, voltage regulator that goes with it. It is just the way the government sold it. It runs like a top. Absolutely beautiful.

Has original gas tank, all cleaned out and small repair. Still has the screen in the gas tank. The only thing that appears to have been added, or possibly put on by the Government before the sale, are the rims and the motor. Motor # does not match the body #. No bondo. No repairs have been made to the body. Brake master cylinder needs to be repaired or replaced. A brand new one comes with the jeep. Carburetor brand new rebuild. New battery, water pump. Ready to go. Call for more info $6,500 Would consider a partial trade for WWII jeep.”

http://chico.craigslist.org/cto/5838693592.html

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1950 M-38 Brooks, GA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:Was $7,000. **SOLD**

May be worth a look.

“M38 Military jeep
runs good when batteries are charged. Has been redone and restored back to original. Don’t need help selling!!!”

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1951 M-38 Ramon, Ca $7000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(09/04/2016) Could be a solid M-38.

“For Sale 1951 Jeep Willys purchased originally from United States Military.
Runs excellent for 70 year old vehicle, new tires rebuilt engine and transmission.
3 speed manual, comes with extra tail gate, current registration.”

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/5778712091.html

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1951 M-38 Berkeley Heights, NJ $13,500

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Looks good.

“Posting this military jeep for my father. Its has been fully restored to parade ready. Get in and go! Real nice Looking jeep! Original 24 volt. Asking $13,500”

http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/5815943865.html

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1952 M-38 Lehigh Valley, PA $12,000

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Needs some closer pics.

“For Sale: 1952 M38 that appears to have come right from the battlefields of the Korean War! Other than a few minor changes made by original owner (e.g. overdrive, lap belts, and blinkers added in 1960s), this warehouse discovery is as good as it gets. (Additional pictures will be posted throughout the week of September 12, 2016)

After 64 years this Willys has its original military markings, original canvas top, and original front and back seat. Purchase this time capsule today and drive it away. Yes, this gem runs!

Original Fuel pump has been rebuilt and brand new break lines, pads, and hoses have also been installed. The original 24v system is still enacted and working; two new batteries added.

Military Serial Number: 20941378
Willys Serial Number: 65,225
Assembly Date: 04/1952”

http://allentown.craigslist.org/atq/5775468129.html

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1951 M-38 Fargo, ND $2000

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Could be a good restoration candidate.

“1951 willys jeep in good condition”

http://fargo.craigslist.org/cto/5777440843.html

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1951 M-38 Laguna Beach, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $16,000.

(03/29/2016) Looks good.

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“ABOUT US: We are JEEPS R US an off road shop that specializes in building you the jeep of your dreams. We even sell un-modified jeeps. We have been in business for over 26 years located in Laguna Beach California. Please stop in to see our inventory and test drive our Jeeps! We also have warranties available for some of our vehicles.

ABOUT JEEP: 1951 Jeep Willys M38 Tactical Truck 1/4 Ton. The Willys M38 United States Army Jeep, also known as the Willys MC, replaced the World War II Willys MB and Ford GPW models. It was a 1/4 ton 4 × 4 utility truck manufactured between 1949 and 1952 with a total production of more than 60,000 units. The M38 was military version of the then-current civilian Jeep CJ-3A. The M38 differed from the CJ-3A in numerous ways, including a reinforced frame and suspension, waterproof 24-volt electrical system, sealed vent system for the engine, transmission, transfer case, fuel system and brake system. Some M38 jeeps were assigned to the Korean theater of operations, but the majority of vehicles used in that conflict were rebuilt WWII vintage. Approximately 2,300 M38 Jeeps were manufactured by Ford of Canada for Canadian Armed Forces in 1952, designated as the M38-CDN jeep. Its successor was Willys M38A1.
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