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

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

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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1950 M-38 Medford, OR $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2021) Some additional pics would be useful.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/803918710188394

“Clean new motor needs brake work runs great all four wheel drive works great”

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

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

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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1952 M-38 Columbus, OH $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/01/2020) Appears to have an earlier head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/766224037440059

“Freshly rebuilt engine 4cyl 134L New tires and rims and carburetor, fuel Tank, fuel lines, radiator”

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1951 CJ-3A/M-38/CJ-2A Gloster, LA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, M-38

This is a mix of parts. The body is M-38, but the chassis is CJ, probably CJ-3A given the engine and radiator. The Windshield is obviously CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/615016982551054

“1951 willis jeep dont know much about it, try n to sell it for my neighbor. He has all the paperwork jeep is clean.”

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Year? M-38 Lockhart, TX $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Engine is locked. Unclear how much value is here. It’s listed as a 1949, but clearly is an M-38.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936926646839037

“Just got. Motor seems locked but not too bad. All original”

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Year? M-38 Houston, TX $4500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500 for the holidays.

Autoquest Jeep is selling this vehicle. It’s got a replacement body, but the frame looks to be an M-38 based on the boxed front frame rails. For a good comparison of an M-38 frame vs. a CJ-3A frame check out this image from Was at the Willys M Jeeps site:

Now for the ad …

https://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/d/houston-m38-army-jeep-project-special/7250387456.html

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“** 1949-1952 M38 Willys Project Army Jeep, green/tan, 4 cyl flathead L motor, 3spd

Info we have is this M38 Army Jeep was restored about 30 yrs ago & was last registered for street use in 1992. Previous owner bought in 1993 to use as a hunting Jeep & was not registered for legal use on the road since that date. Was reported to be running when parked. We would recommend a full servicing @ least or a rebuild to get it back on the road.

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1950 M-38 Sikeston, MO $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/18/2020) Mark posted this mostly original M-38 at warjeeps.com. It does have some floor patches.

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale20/adm143/adm143.html OR https://semo.craigslist.org/cto/d/sikeston-1950-willys-m38-g740-army-jeep/7240921577.html
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“The jeep has some rust through in the floor and hat channel on the passenger side. It does have some floor repairs already done.

It Has the following:

24 volts electrical components. All three seats, Pintle, bumperettes, spare tire carrier, jerry can and holder, top bow brackets, first aide box, gas tank (needs cleaning) four m38 wheels, engine lifting bracket, Carter 637s carb, correct vacuum fuel pump, under hood battery box and other original parts.

The engine runs well without any smoke. Running it on a auxiliary fuel tank now.

Most of this work was done some time ago and has set. Due to it setting, some of the seals are starting to fail.

New or rebuilt parts:
Engine,
Fuel pump,
Carburetor
Front axle (needs the shims checked again)
Brakes (lines, wheel cylinder and master cylinder)
Transmission
Transfer case
Exhaust (short pipe, long pipe and muffler.
Has matching number title in my name.
Things it will need:
rewired and Tires”

 
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1952 M-38 Grand Junction, CO No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Seller does not want to part this out.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/pts/d/grand-junction-1952-willys-m38/7238931203.html

“Started frame up restoration, lost interest. The tub is in awesome condition, for being almost 70 years old. It is not rusted out. The small parts are done and painted. The floating Dana 44 rear diff is complete with new 5:38 gears. The Dana 25 front diff needs to be assembled. Comes with tailgate, windshield, and hood, also comes with the fully functional original trans and t-case, and a spare trans and t-case. There is also a complete Best Top soft top with soft doors and the frame work. Has a clean Colorado title. Need to sell complete, I will not part it out or sell parts individually. This would be a good starter project for someone looking to go back to factory military or custom flat fender. Parts are easily sourced on the net”

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1947 CJ-2A/M-38 Denver, CO $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38

This is a mix of M-38 and CJ-2A parts. The f-head isn’t original to either the CJ-2A and M-38.

https://denver.craigslist.org/for/d/denver-willys-jeep-1947/7234793269.html

“1947 Jeep Willys
Runs & drives good
Has original 4 cylinder engine
With only 111000 original miles on it
Manual transmission
4 wheel drive
Clean Colorado title
Tires are 35 x 12.50 R15
I have extra wheels with tires on them”

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Year? M-38 Jackson, MO $1050

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

Has a Sears/Allstate-branded Meyers hardtop. Also has a variety of original parts. Might be a good parts rig.

https://semo.craigslist.org/pts/d/jackson-willys-military-jeep/7242918669.html

“M38 Willy’s Jeep. Early 1950s. No title. Good for parts. All data plates on dash. Calls only.”

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1950 M-38 Hemet, CA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has updates.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/hemet-1950-willys-jeep-m38-convertible/7235366557.html

“1950 Willys M38 Jeep. Jeep runs great. Super fun to cruise around town or go off-roading in. Brand new leather top. Many new parts. Fires right up. Have priced them out in this condition and they’re $15K-$25K. $12K takes It”

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1952 M-38 Pittsburgh, PA $19,900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

No photos included in the ad.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/d/pittsburgh-1952-m38/7239417397.html

“952 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 Weatherford, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

Runs and drives, but body sounds rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/179951393742292

“1952 Willys Jeep M38 Comes with Bill of sale Trail Engine Runs and Drives Trans goes thru all gears Electric fuel pump Not original seats New Brake Lines New Master Cylinder previous owner put thick rubber on the floor with stainless steel plate on top of floor pans for reinforcement, the original floor pans are very rusty The M38 is a 68 yr old it has rust, and is a project. Kinda Rare only 60k produced Also has an Ultra Rare Arctic Top with the doors. Rear hatch also opens up. Appears to be in good condition. I can send more pictures upon request.”

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1952 M-38 Bossier, LA $3800

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800.

(03/20/2020) This old Portland Fire jeep is supposed to run and drive, once the clutch is finished.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1747082655457321

“‘Selling my dream project. Tough times require tough decisions. This is a 1952 M-38 Willys Jeep. 4WD miracle. RUNS AND DRIVES, doesn’t stop great. Brand new clutch. Comes with extras, and a $50 gift card to the Jeep parts store I never got to use! Serous inquiry only, please no tire-kickers. Almost all original. Started life as a Korean war jeep, then went on to be used for the fire dept in Portland. You can see the OD green under the red FD paint. Very cool and nostalgic. Email me with any questions you have, I’ll be happy to answer. Title in hand. $100 deposit. ”

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1952 M-38 Albuquerque, NM $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/08/2020) Has some diamond plating added in multiple places.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1332967560242220

“52 Willys Jeep 4×4. Rebuilt engine, transmission, front and rear differentials and steering. New brakes, wheels and tires . New seats need upholstery. Aluminum radiator and electric cooling fans. Winch mounts front and rear. Call for more info or to take a look.”

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1950 M-38 Conway, SC $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This is powered by an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/386227339241469

“Jeep willys with a 1955 134 f motor 3speed with high and low 4 wheel drive. Combo of three shifter! Fresh service plugs wires new distributor and battery. Carb kit installed and runs like a Deere lol. Down fall it will run and drive but u need brakes master cylinder is bad and one is ordered from vintage Jeep out of Texas where other parts where purchased. Clean title in hand! Plz send offers and comments wanted to get a value thanks in advance.. FOR SALE… rust isn’t nothing on frame and floor pans have spots . Videos and pic can be asked for if looking to purchase.”

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1952 M-38 Riverhead, NY $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

Peter Debella‘s selling this M-38.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/724324441769922

“M38 military original condition with rare artic top. 4cyl 24 volt good body, not running great restoration project”
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1952 M-38 Vallejo, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/08/2020) Looks like a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/687329385213532/

“I’m selling a 1952 Jeep Willy’s Jeep. Has a manaul transmission and a straight 6 engine. Ran when parked. Key was lost. Selling as is.$3500 firm.”

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1952 M-38 Alabaster, AL $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/08/2020) It’s a project. It appears to have a reproduction tub.

https://bham.craigslist.org/cto/d/saginaw-1952-willys-jeep/7224301926.html

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“Listing for a friend. Not my jeep. M38 running jeep serial number 66857 May 1952. Asking $5000. Contact owner at [hidden information]. Located in Alabaster, Al. I looked at the jeep and it is very solid and practically no rust. After consulting other jeep experts we believe it has a early reproduction M38 tub, but these early tubs did not have the cowl battery box or ax/shovel indents in the tub. Jeep comes with over $600 worth of new parts including a CJ wiring harness, manuals and new windshield glass. Would make a great parade jeep, 12 volt, she thinks the brakes were replaced? I did see new brake hoses. Jeep was in the process of being restored up to about 3 weeks ago.”

 

 
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1951 M-38 Drryden, MI $18,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

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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1951 M-38 Wrightwood, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Appears worth a look. Has a variety of updates.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/wrightwood-1951-jeep-willys-m38-4×4/7221914416.html

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“M38 is the military version of the cj3a flatfender. It came from the factory with a stronger boxed frame. and some other minor changes than the civilian model. Look up 1951 specs for cj3a and m38 to see all the differences.

This jeep was converted to 66 corvette 327 v-8 and th350 auto transmission. Has T-18 transfer case . Power steering 12 volt electrical. Manual locking hubs all 4 wheels (easy towing) Ramsey 8000 lb winch. Swing out rear tire and 2 can carrier. Drawtight hitch with drop down ball. 33×12.5×15 tires. Aluminum wheels. 11 inch drum brake conversion. Dana 44 rear axle,Dana 27 front axle. Old style light bar with desert lights ( 4 ) Seats have been changed out to adjustable. Driver side has had wheel well cut and reworked professionally done to make seat adjust 4 more inches rearward. I got it running but needs holly carb rebuilt have kit. Very little rust, floor is rust free. I have title from previous owner it is out of state and has never been in the california sytem. you can register it or make it an off road only vehicle like I planned. $8,000 o.b.o No I wont sale it for $1000 if that’s all you have.”

 
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1952 M-38 Pittsburgh, PA $21,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

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 Barksdale AFB, LA $5000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38

Unclear which Portland city this served.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1747082655457321/

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S”elling my dream project. Tough times require tough decisions. This is a 1952 M-38 Willys Jeep. 4WD miracle. RUNS AND DRIVES, doesn’t stop great. Brand new clutch. Comes with extras, and a $50 gift card to the Jeep parts store I never got to use! Serous inquiry only, please no tire-kickers. Almost all original. Started life as a Korean war jeep, then went on to be used for the fire dept in Portland. You can see the OD green under the red FD paint. Very cool and nostalgic. Email me with any questions you have, I’ll be happy to answer”

 
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M-38 Body on CJ-5 Chassis Canon City, CO $21,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38

This is a combination build of an M-38 body atop a 1969 CJ-5 chassis, including the use of the single lever transfercase.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/336703054300373/

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“Once in a lifetime sell. Need to get something to fit my growing children. Been in my family for 40 years. 1951 MC 23358(plate inside Jeep) M38 1969 cj5 (frame) 6-cyl. 225cid/155hp 2bbl 225 c.i. V6 (engine) D and K (Canon City,CO) engines rebuilt it. 2019 The color is Black Forest green pearl. Paint code KGZ 2012 Jeep Or CHRYS-PGZ/KGZ Gas tank 87 wrangler Dana rear end Paint will need some work. Cracks from my off-road adventures!”