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1951 M-38 Littleton, CO $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Appears solid. Has an f-head.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/littleton-1951-willys-m38-jeep/7001873224.html

“This is a Korean War era Jeep
Good title in hand
It is pretty much original except it has a F134 motor, which is a little better motor, and lockout hubs
The 4 wheel drive and high/low range work great
12 volts system
A homemade metal top
Runs pretty good
Has some rust
It sure gets a lot of attention when your out driving, it’s also fun to drive”

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1951 M-38 Sunrise, FL $18,400

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Is the generator era correct?

https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/clt/d/fort-lauderdale-1951-willys-m38-trailer/6993431040.html

“1951 WILLYS M38 W/M416 TRAILER AND MEP 018A GENSET”

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1952 M-38 Chesaning, MI $7800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This appears to have a replacement tub (no cowl lid).

https://centralmich.craigslist.org/pts/d/chesaning-1952-m38-jeep/6990676003.html

“M38 military. Runs, drives and stops.
Buick V6 motor. Power steering. New NDT tires. Nice aluminum radiator.”

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1950 M-38 w/ Trailer Hillsboro, MO $14,900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

I wonder if the green on the driver’s side is just a reflection. This might show better in person.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/hillsboro-1950-m38-willys-jeep-1966/6994096754.html

“Originally restored in the “90’s by a Korean War Veteran. I’ve been driving, repairing and updating since “05. Runs drives stops 4×4 works newer wiring harness. Missouri titles for both.”

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1951 M-38 Jeep and M-100 Trailer Des Moines, IA $18,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/23/2019) You can read the full story on the M-38 and trailer here: http://cj3b.info/Siblings/SurreyAgan.html

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/des-moines-1951-mc-m38-willys-military/6983915163.html

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“Fully restored MC M38 Korean War era military Jeep and 1952 D-K M100 US Army trailer. 12 volt 4 wd. Has been garaged and not been started or driven since my late husband passed. Serious buyers only, not desperate to sell. Looking for someone who loves and appreciates these older treasures as much as we do and can provide the care needed to own this type of vehicle. Two tops included along with side curtains not shown, and extras.”

 
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MB? & M-38A1 Splendora, TX $1500

• CATEGORIES: Last Ride, M-38, M-38A1

Both are rough.

https://houston.craigslist.org/pts/d/splendora-willys-jeeps/6994194458.html

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“I have a 1957 and a 1942 cj2a willys Jeep for sale. Both were running when parked. The 42 has a bent frame that can be fixed or swap the whole thing to another frame. All the body is still solid and fairly straight. The 57 has been sitting up longer. The brakes are locked up and it’s in a little rougher shape. Both have been parked under a tree collecting leaves.”

 
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1952 M-38 Wickenburg, AZ $5500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Engine will need a new head gasket. The sale Includes a hardtop.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/1952-jeep-willys-m38/6994928867.html

“Willy’s m38 all original. Converted to 12v. Blown head gasket. Have a hard top with doors also”

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1952 M-38? Limerick, ME $850

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The seller describes this as a 45 rolling chassis and also as a 1952 CJ-2A. However, the fact that the front frame rails are boxed and the fact that the image of the original rusty frame had hinges suggests that the frame is an M-38 frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/604443256755306/

“I have rolling chassis 45 willys cj2a I have new transmission cross member rear bumper and steering ball joints”

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1951 M-38 Vestavia, AL $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has some updates. Looks solid.

https://bham.craigslist.org/cto/d/birmingham-jeep-willys-38/6988916625.html

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“This is a custom built and fully restored 1951 Jeep Willys.
Rebuilt L134 Engine with only 300 miles
T98 4 speed transmission
T18 Transfer case
538 Gears
12 Volt
8000 lb winch
Jeep runs and drives great! It is located in Vestavia.”

 
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1952 M-38 Streator, IL … Off Market for Now

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: John reports he plans to get a valve repaired. Once that is done he’ll be relisting this for sale again.

This has a PTO gearbox, but I see no sign of a winch or other equipment. Dave suggests it might be the overdrive lever, which seems like a clever idea if that’s the case. It looks in good shape.

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“For sale, 1952 M38 jeep. Nine year old frame off restoration. Have all the original receipts from original restoration plus what I have put into it. Engine was rebuilt also. Has minor master cylinder leak (have new one) new brakes in 2018, new water pump in 2019. New rear pinion seal in 2019. Has overdrive. Have some other new steering parts I just haven’t put on. Has been kept in heated garage since I’ve had it and never seen rain. Have some fording parts for air cleaner and exhaust. Has couple typical jeep oil leaks but small.

My knee won’t take the clutch pedal anymore so I’m selling it. Couple of the gauges should be replaced. Located in Streator Illinois. (So now with all that being said , guess what I did? I went to take a compression check on the engine just so I could post it. I haven’t used the compression gauge in 30 some years. The gauge came with a couple of adaptors. I failed to notice that the one on the gauge was longer than the other. I think it was too long and broke a valve spring or bent the valve. It has no compression. The other three have 110 pounds each. This engine probably doesn’t have 3,500 miles on it and I know it’s good, just my dumb not paying attention has messed it up) im willing to take offers as it is but if not I guess I have a winter project)”

 
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1951? Model? Creston, NC $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38

Listed as a 1951, this jeep has a replacement tub. It does not appear to have an M-38 frame; rather, maybe a CJ-3A frame with the PTO bar removed? This seems to be a mix of parts.

https://tricities.craigslist.org/cto/d/creston-1951-willys-jeep/6988525248.html

“Jeep has no rust. Is a Navy-issued jeep with plaques. Has granny gear. Needs battery and two new front seats. Call for milage and full VIN number (too long more than 17 characters). Jeep has original toolbox with tools, gas can on rear and full canvas top.”

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1950 M-38 Astoria, OR $8000 ??Scam??

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: This jeep was auctioned at some point on Mecum

Looks like a great price, maybe too good of a price. Something doesn’t seem right about this ad. Who advertises a mint M-38 by describing it with a “front tow package”? And, I’m not seeing an obvious tow package. This might be a scam ….

https://portland.craigslist.org/nco/for/d/warrenton-1950-willy-jeep/6990088063.html

“Running 1950 Willy Jeep with front tow package. Great condition.”

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1951? CJ-3B? Roscommon, MI $19,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, M-38, M-38A1

Based on the description, I’m guessing the seller knows very little about jeeps. No pics provided.

https://nmi.craigslist.org/cto/d/roscommon-willys-jeep-1951-cj-3b/6986396352.html

“This Korean War Era Jeep is in excellent restored condition. One piece windshield. Flat front.

Extensive restoration on the drive-train: seals, bearings, front and rear differentials, transmission, transfer case, brakes and military PTO are all in 1st class condition. Engine runs well. Starter rebuilt.

New canvas top and plastic side windows. New authentic seat covers. No rust on frame or body.
Tool kit. Army repair manual. Additional restoration parts.

The late owner was unable to complete the restoration. However the work is 95%+ complete, and with a few weekends work and the correct unit stencils this classic Jeep is ready to join the 4077th or unit of your choice.”

 
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1951 M-38 Houston, TX $1500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/18/2019) One pic shows this M-38 apart. The rest show it together and running. I’m not sure what the current state of the jeep is.

https://houston.craigslist.org/pts/d/houston-willys1951-m38-jeep-4-cyl/6977575991.html

“willys. 1951 M38 jeep . 4 Cyl flathead original motor 4×4 have a a title”

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1952 M-38 Upland, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/01/2018) It’s a project

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/rancho-cucamonga-1952-jeep-willys-m38/6972776023.html

“All original 1952 m38 military Jeep. Very complete have been collecting all parts for 20 years now, But lost storage to keep it anymore. Many impossible to find parts come with it over 7500$ invested in this Jeep. My lose your gain 5000$”

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1952 M-38 Fortson, GA $5265

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has potential. One of the pics has additional info.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/436479520280564/

“For sale 1952 M38 Military Jeep”

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1951 M-38 w/ Trailer Inman, SC **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $5000.

The M-38 will need some work.

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“1951 Military Jeep
M38
Mileage 16,282
1/4 Ton Trailer
Partially Restored”

 
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Year? M-38 Acworth, GA $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has some parts value, but not sure how much value.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/d/acworth-m38-willys-military-jeep/6983364318.html

“I HAVE A M38 JEEP UNSURE OF THE YEAR. IT IS A PROJECT THAT WILL NEED TO BE GONE THROUGH. THE BODY NEEDS FLOOR OR A REPLACEMENT TUB. IT HAVE THE ORIGINAL FLAT HEAD MOTOR AND COMPLETE DRIVE TRAIN.”

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Year? M-38 Wilmot, NH $6400

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6400.

(07/26/2019) Seller notes it has a 1941 MB engine. It’s got a CJ-3A windshield and a CJ tank, among other changes.

https://worcester.craigslist.org/pts/d/bradford-1952-willys-jeep/6981718540.html

“Selling a 1953 Willy’s M 38 Military
New transmission
New transfer case
New clutch
1941 Script motor in it
Runs and drives excellent
Asking $9500”

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1952 M-38 Mendocino County, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/15/2019) Has some updates. Looks solid.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/hopland-1952-willys-m38/6970139207.html

“1952 M38. Buick V6, 4 speed, Dana 18 transfer case with overdrive, Dana 25/44 axles, brand new tires, full soft top, bikini top, heater, rear rack. This little Jeep is in excellent shape and ready to drive anywhere. It has no problem cruising down the highway”

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1952 M-38 Chassis Bradford, OH $1500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Does not include power train.

https://dayton.craigslist.org/pts/d/bradford-1952-willys-jeep/6976729990.html

“52 flat fender Willy’s. Basket case set up for sbc. Some work is done. Illinois title. Text or email for pics.

350 engine and Muncie M-21 adapted to the twin stick case available for $750 extra.”

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1952 M-38 Kingman, AZ $4800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Appears worth a look.

https://mohave.craigslist.org/for/d/lake-havasu-city-1952-willys-jeep/6977769212.html

“all original 52 Willy’s runs and drives”

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1950 M-38 St. Cloud, MN $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Runs.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/cto/d/saint-cloud-m/6973484081.html

“M38 military runs and drives good”

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1952 M-38 Belfair, WA $1650

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

It’s a project with a bobcat hood.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/d/belfair-willys-flatfender-jeep/6969973433.html

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“1952 willys jeep project. Getting rid of some projects. Had a buick 215 v8 but it was pulled before I bought it. All the parts are there but it is seized. Very straight with little rust in the floors. Has a pto setup hooked to dana 18 tcase.”

 
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1952 M-38 Riverside, CA $7200

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has variety of updates.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/jurupa-valley-1952-jeep-m38-for-sale/6963986661.html

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“1952 Jeep M385 4WD
302 2BBL V8 Ford Engine
T90 3 speed manual transmission
Spicer 18 Transfer Case w/ 1-3/8ths Idler Shaft & Warn O.D.
Front Axle: Dana 25 w/ 538 Ring & Pinion – Power Loc Limited Slip Differential – Disc Brakes
Rear Axle: Dana 44 w/ 538 Ring & Pinion – Power Loc Limited Slip Differential – Modern 10″ shoes
On Board Air – York Compressor w/ 3 gal tank and air chucks front & rear
Elec operated clutch air gauge and auto on/off switch
Sears model 667391000 Winch (old timey)
31″ tires & spare
3 year old Bestop Soft Top & Bikini Top
Tow Bar
All paperwork & repair Manual
Lots of spare parts”