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1951 M-38 Northridge, CA $4995

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/27/2018) Runs. Has an f-head.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/northridge-1951-jeep-military-willys/6794651882.html

“Runs excellent, rebuild carburetor, radiator, new water pump, thermostat, battery, tune-up, oil change.
Runs like a new jeep. the previous owner rebuilt/ changed the engine.
I bought it as a project car but have no time to finish it. it only needs paint and upholstery.
A great investment.”

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1952 M-38 Nashua, NH $5900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This runs and stops. It still needs some work. The body has been painted, so the pics were taken over time.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1980078188960046

“Selling for a friend of mine a 1952 Willys jeep m38. The m38 is a limited production military jeep, often referred to the best of the flatfender jeeps. This one is a project but comes with most of the parts needed to complete it including an orginal body tub that has had all the metal work completed. The jeep does run, drive, and stop”

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1952 M-38 Gig Harbor, WA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , , .

This has a bunch of updates including an unusual dash design.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/wauna-1952-m38-willys-jeep/6794352032.html

“283 V8.
DANA 25 AND 44 W/LIMITED SLIP
538 GEARS
WARN OVERDRIVE
CLOSE RATIO MUNCIE TRANSMISSION 4 SPEED
POWER STEERING
TILT STEERING WHEEL
NEW PRO CAR SEATS
NEW KAYLINE TOP (UNUSED WITH FULL AND HALF DOORS
REAR SEAT
NEW RANCHO 2.5 LIFT SPRINGS
NEW BFG KM2 33 X 12.5 TIRES AND WHEELS (5)
NEW PRO COMP SHOCKS
WARN 8,000 WINCH/ W ACCESSORY KIT
FRESH PAINT – NO RUST, NO LEAKS
RUNS GREAT”

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1950 M-38 Murrieta, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Lots of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/383354099135713

“(Rare Find). 3.8 BuickV6 Engine, New 350 Chevy Turbo Trans., New Transfer Case, (Paper Work on Both) Headers, New Smittybilt Interior, Smittybilt Roll bar, High Lift Jack, New Soft Top with Doors, New Tires and Wheels, Tow Bar.”

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1952 M-38 Middle Grove, NY $14,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/16/2018) Looks in good shape. Has a few minor mods.

https://albany.craigslist.org/cto/d/middle-grove-1952-willys-jeep/6788110407.html

“1952 M38 Willy’s jeep. Beautiful Condition. Full frame off restoration 10 yrs ago. All original body, no rust or rot anywhere! New tires, new aluminum radiator, new wiring harness. 11″ brake upgrade. Too much to list. $14500 call”

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1952 M-38 Port Aransas, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

(12/21/2018) Doesn’t run.

“1952 Jeep Willys, M38 (military vehicle) with clear Texas title. Only 2,300 produced. Currently not running and will need to be towed. $2000 obo, throw out an offer. I apologize for people who contacted me the first time I posted, I flew out to New Mexico for a family emergency and put the sale of this on hold.”

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1950 M-38 Sacramento, CA $900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

A project.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/d/sacramento-1950-jeep-willys-m38/6784680506.html

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“Jeep m38 this is the military version of the cj3a. Good for parts, restoring or crawler project. No engine, transmission, t case and drivetrain are there, looks like the transmission has a belhousing adapter for maybe a ford v8. No paperwork, currently out of dmv system. Bought as a project years ago and it has sit in my garage as I don’t have the time to fix it up. Not willing to part out, must take all. All the parts I have are what’s shown.
$950 obo or possible trade for running atv.”

 

 
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1952 M-38 Western NY $9800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This is very much a project. It includes a new tub.

https://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/d/albion-1952-m38-military-jeep/6782337730.html

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“Shown here is a 52 M38 Military Jeep with the waterproof engine. 3 speed manual transmission and original 4 cylinder flat head engine. Original axles and original transmission. Photos show condition of the Jeep. Needs to be restored. We have a new steel tub that goes with the Jeep. This Jeep is rare and was only made for two years. Now is your chance to own a collectible item. Restored Jeeps like this are fetching $20,000 plus..Nice way to restore a cool item.”

 

 
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1952 M-38 Huntington Beach, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** was $5500.

(02/10/2018) Looks ready for camping and exploring.

“1952 M38 with 1960 buick V6,
Winch, Arizona title and tags current.
Looking for cash ir trade for older full size truck, bronco, blazer, CJ 7
No boats, no bikes, no BS”

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1953? M-38 Lake Stevens, WA $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

Has a center seat and a Sears halftop.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/lake-stevens-1953-willys-cj3amiles/6773363931.html

“1953 Willy’s CJ3A, 60,000 original Miles, very rare factory half-cab hardtop, bikini top and half doors, F134 four cylinder engine runs good.
Needs brakes and a new clutch, windshield wipers don’t work. New fuel tank, fuel lines, hoses, electronic ignition, starter & solenoid, and water pump.
This Jeep has been in my family since it was new. It was handed down to my father, then to me last year. ”

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1951 M-38 Chassis Wakefield, MA $700

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $700.

No pics provided.

https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/pts/d/willys-jeep/6768567851.html

“selling complete willys jeep engine, transmission and transfer as a complete set. its still in a rolling chassis. Frame and axles still intact. sold as a complete set. engine ran 3 years ago. has been in storage, should work with a little work. Has a stuck valve that keeps it from turning over. This is a complete rolling chassis fro a 1951 M38. Its the flat head L engine. It has no carb, or distributor. valuable rare parts. 800 for frame, axles and complete power pack. can be delivered within reason for small fee. Thanks. Serious inquiry only. please no low ball offers. this sale is for someone that is into the jeep restoration. Thanks”

 

 
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1952 M-38 Phoenix, AZ $4000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has updates.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-willys-jeep-1952/6775774828.html

“This Willys runs great, 231 v6 Buick engine, Edelbrock performer manifold and carb, total wiring up graded to simple system, chrome headers with baby turbo mufflers reman starter and altenator new fuel and water pumps,
Drive line front axle cj2 from 70’s T90 3 speed dual stick transfer case, rare wa rn overdrive LUK clutch with Novake linkage axles with new bearings and greasable u joints.
body rust free, new gas tank, Stewart warner gauges 11″ ford breaks I have to stay firm on the price I am losing money. really these box style willys are becoming rare especially in this condition.”

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1951 M-38 Little Rock, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/cto/d/1951-m38-willys-jeep/6774891451.html

“Yes it is a 1951 m38. With a 4 cyl flathead original motor. 4×4. Hart top removable Jeep runs good doors needs same work to close right 12 volts already”

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1952 M-38 Altoona, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

(11/25/2018) It’s a project.

“- Comes with a true military engine (needs rebuilt)
– Snowcap and doors
– Snowcap windshield and regular windshield ( both need glass)
– Has a bow for the canvas top
– Front and rear seat frames”
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1951 M-38 Edgemont, CA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Could use some larger pics.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/jeep-willy-korean-war-army/6758093776.html

“Good condition
Runs
Street legal
3 speed manual
4×4”

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CJ-2A & M-38 Danby, VT

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38

Seller has an M-38 and a CJ-2A for sale (and an Empire Tractor, which I’ve listed in another ad.).

https://vermont.craigslist.org/grd/d/tracor-john-deere-la-1946/6732340846.html

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1951 CJ-3A? Englewood, CO $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38

No pics provided.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-jeep/6759831396.html

“needs battery , has hydrolic for plow that goes with it all intact, no top asking”

 
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1952 M-38 San Francisco, CA $8500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Steve’s selling his long-owned M-38. Looks in good shape.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/d/1952-willys-38-jeep/6758804172.html

“1952 Willys M-38 military jeep in great condition. Mostly all original.
Added Warn Overdrive.”

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1950 M-38 Cle Elum, WA $3950

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

Has diamond plating across the back.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/d/1950-jeep-willys-38/6758854479.html

“1950 Jeep Willy’s M-38. Original “go devil” engine was rebuilt 300 miles ago along with a new clutch, new water pump, fuel tank, brake lines, new wheels, and 5000 lb winch.

Runs and drives great. Also has four wheel locking hubs and tow bar for towing. I have the convertible top frame that comes with the jeep. Also comes with 4 wheel chains.

This is a great rig to tow around for camping or hunting. It’s also perfect for a ranch or farm.”

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Year? M-38 Gold Country, CA $600

• CATEGORIES: Last Ride, M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/29/2018) This just aint right. Where do I find a “tears” emoji!

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/m38-jeep/6754084949.html

“Year unknown, no title,
Pretty rough, lots of extra parts not parting out.
No engine/trans, fuel tank or tailgate
Trades considered, always looking for…
1955-1959 chevy trucks/parts
Small block chevy performance parts
Mopar 440 fenderwell headers”

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1951 M-38 Sumter, SC **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $10,500.

Has some holes drilled around the rear wheel well.

“1951 m 38 Army jeep that has been rebuilt. New motor, new starter, new solid state dist. all guages and wireing. It has been changed over from 24 volts to 12. Looks good and drives like a jeep.”

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CJ-2A & M-38 Jeeps/Parts Johannesburg, MI

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38

No pics provided.

https://nmi.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-cj2a-jeepcj2a-parts/6743836835.html

  • I have a complete 1946/1947 cj2a jeep not running…..the drive train is excellent working and movable..(engine has stuck valve in guide).. …..good title…….
  • Have a 1951 m38 jeep military with arctic aluminum military ordinance cab……..
  • I have some other parts for these jeeps….
  • extra complete rolling chassis(with good title….bought with no tub) with springs front and rear axles….
  • engine/trans/transfer case assembly’s and a project cj2a i started that has the chassis and new springs and bearings….. been sand blasted and military olive drab paint…… no pics though…
  • have buick 225 dauntless jeep engine and trans with transfer case…
  • also carbureted 231 buick engine with low miles .”
 
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Year? M-38 Paso Robles, CA $3200

• CATEGORIES: M-38

It’s a project.

https://slo.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-jeep/6747548695.html

“Started restoring original flat head 4 cylinder, motor runs and sounds great, new tires and brake system. This was my Jeep in high school 1968-1971,”

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1951 M-38 Fallbrook, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $12,000.

Looks solid.

“1951 USN Military Police M38. I’ve had her for a few years and been fixing her up. I don’t want to sell her, but I need to so I can fund schooling.

You can see some of the original stencils under the paint.

Runs and Drives, all lights work. I drive her around town and take her to the local airport Frequently.”

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1951 M-38 Auburn, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

It’s listed as a 1948, but is actually a 1951 M-38 (see description for more info). It lacks a speedometer.

View all the information on eBay

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“1951 Willys M38 Jeep
Willys serial # MC24291. Oregon DMV assigned # DRF84972, this is the VIN on the title, they probably couldn’t find the tag behind the seat.
Powered by a Chevy 327 that runs good and actually makes it quite scary fast to drive.
Very good power steering and 11” brakes, it stops good.
3 speed transmission with over drive, 2 speed transfer with locking hubs.
It shifts good and doesn’t pop out of gear.
All lights, turn signals and gauges are working, good oil pressure and the charging system works.
No speedometer (see photos).
Twin fuel tanks, full roll cage, tilt wheel and good tires.
Has one small rust spot underneath (see photos) and a front end alignment is due.
All around a good solid old military jeep that is fast and entertaining to drive.
Clear California title.
California residents will be subject to DMV fees and 7.25% sales tax.