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1952 M-38 Portland, OR $3000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(03/06/2014) This may make a good restoration or as is project.

“52 Army Jeep,3spd,4cyl,4×4,flatfender. running when parked 20+years ago. Needs TLC, fuel line and tank need too be cleaned, convert to 12v system,”


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1951 M-38 Abilene, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was priced at $2800.

(02/24/2014) “This is a 1951 Willys M38 Military Jeep…Still has the original data plates…Motor is original to jeep and will start and run,with no smoke…Brakes need new master cylinder..Transmission and transfer case shift good…Seats are not original…Has been converted to 12 volts…Very little rust, stored in a barn for the last 14 years…Original 16 inch wheels,tires are cracked,but hold air…Asking $2800.00..I have a clear Texas Title…email this post for more info”

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1952 M-38 Rushville, IN $9800

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $9800.

(06/21/2013) This appears solid. I lightened the driver’s side of the photo, so some of the white spots might be there because of that process.

“1952 Willys M38 in very nice condition no rust runs excellent Jim 765-561-1968″



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1950 M-38 Terry, MS $13,500

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Bryan has rebuilt another nice looking M-38. Includes 6 months of repair support.

“What you are looking at is a 1950 Willys M38 (MC) military Jeep. These Jeeps were used during the Korean war era. This Jeep has been motor-pool restored and is in near perfect condition. It has been converted to a 12 volt system for the convenience of finding parts locally. I installed a left hand tail light on the right side to make it easier for other drivers to see for safer driving. Drives great. Original 134L engine runs strong with great oil pressure! Original T-90 transmission shifts like new! Older replacement Body tub. No bondo. All metal. Fuel gauge and e-brake are not operational and could use windshield wiper blades. Four wheel drive works as it should! Tires are Nos mud and snow grips that I found in a warehouse and are in good shape. Clear title. It is a hop in and go piece of U.S. history. All you see on the Jeep goes with the Jeep. I will repair anything that may need replacing for a 6 month period as long as the Jeep and the parts to make the repair are both brought to me to do so.
asking 13,500 OBO will consider cash offers. Also on ebay.
Call/text 601-398-7433 ask for Bryan.”


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1952 M-38 Ware Shoals, SC **SOLD**

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UPDATE: The gas tank outlet might be civilian (looks a little small), but otherwise this appears worth a look.

“Restored, body off restoration, parade ready, Military markings, semi-gloss olive drab.”

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1951 M-38 Sikeston, MO $3250


Runs, but runs rough.

“I have a 1951 m38 for sale, it is an early m38. Has the lifting shackles mounted on top of the bumper in front. I believe this was a radio jeep for it has the filterette on the firewall and the braided radio cable in place. The jeep does run, but runs rough due to the carb. It needs brakes and exhaust and gas tank cleaned. Most of what you see is surface rust but there is some rust through. It is still 24 volt system. The serial number is MC 11651, the engine number is RMC 39571 and on the title is the engine number. I am asking $3250 for this jeep.”


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1952 M-38 Dallas, TX $3200


It doesn’t run or drive, but looks pretty complete.

“Very restorable 1952 Willys M38
Most original parts still on the jeep
That includes Hood Number, Data plate
and Unit markings and other things
the jeep dosent drive or run


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1951 M-38 San Jose, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $9800.

(12/26/2013) It’s missing the parking brake, but otherwise looks solid.

“1951 m38- rebuilt transmission, transfer case, new clutch, new pilot shaft, throwout bearing and 4 new universal joints. New fuel tank and sending unit. all new guages. new speedometer cable with stock guage. new emergency brake handle, cable, shoes and drum. been converted to 12 volts. frame was under coated years ago and we started cleaning it off-no rust through. engine runs smooth and does not burn oil or over heat. current registration and street legal. rifle rack is available with garand -if wanted. call for more details or photos.”

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1951 M-38 Ben Wheeler, TX $1900


Does it run?

“Barn Find 1951 Willys MB38 jeep. Has been park for years in barn and outside. Complete vehicle with Texas Title. Jeep was dip in rubber by military so paint looks different. Tires are bad”


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1951 M-38 Dallas, TX No Price

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Looks good.

“This is a complete body off restoration. Over $6900.00 was spent finding the correct parts. Objective of restoration was to bring this military jeep to complete military specs as it was in 1951. Engine was completely rebuilt and runs perfect.
Comes with canvas top, sides, doors , correct tool kit, correct tire chains, and correct manual air pump.

Clear title for the fantastic M38.
Call with questions at 214-418-4374″


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1952 M-38 Perris, Ca $15,000

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UPDATE:  Only Jeep available now (trailer was available, too).

(03/10/2010) Here’s an original combo that hasn’t been restored.

1952 M38 flatfender jeep, original 4cyl flathead gas engine, 4 spd trans, this jeep was released from the US gov. forestry service and in original condition. All data plates intact and almost no rust. It has a thick layer of red paint over the original army green. It fires right up and runs good w/ no leaks. (951)657-5444″


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1951 M-38 Milton, WV $1200


There might be some value here.

PHONE 304-743-5321″


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1952 M-38 Sandpoint, ID $2800


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2800

(07/10/2012) Bert is selling this M-38.  He tells me this body is in good shape. He has the original rims, too.  Finally, he notes it still has the wire harness inside for the military radio.

“Price Reduced- Stock 52 Willys M38 Army jeep. Solid original tub. Great for restoration all original except front bumper. Current original motor ran last summer but smoked. I removed the head and found a bad valve. Has original seats, gas tank, jump seat and arctic hard top with doors, YS carb. I have a spare L134 4 cylinder motor for the jeep. Still 24 Volt system with original waterproof distributor and aircraft plugs with new aircraft plug wires. Has original 16 inch wheels. I have a spare new 24v starter, and and have the original 24 generator as well. Price is $2800 FIRM for Jeep, spare motor and some other extra parts dash cluster etc. $2500 FIRM for jeep minus extra motor & WO carb. I WILL NOT sell just a motor. I have over $5000 in this package but dont have time for restoration my loss your gain. Excellent solid jeep for restoration. Was a barn find. I am 2nd owner.”






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1951 M-38 Sunrise Beach, Mo $4500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $4500

(04/10/2010)  “Military JEEP 1951 Willy’s… 6 volt… runs good …lights work… comes with a plow…  Actual Military Police Jeep………..573 374 4200 Sunrise Beach MO Lake Ozarks”


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1951 M-38 Raleigh, NC **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was listed at $8500. **SOLD**

The seller notes this has not been restored.

“This is a 1951 Willys M38 military jeep was used in Korean War runs great has not been restored.”

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1952 M-38 & Trailer Jefferson, NC **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was listed at $11,000.

Looks solid.

“1952 M38 Army jeep with 1/4 ton jeep trailer, For sale 11,000 obo . Or will trade for UTV side by side with dump bed.”

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1951 M-38 Whitehouse, TX $2750


This might be a good price. Has a nice set of mini-terras.

“Runs good, has many CJ parts on it, has been used regularly on farm, 4×4 works fine, $2750 firm, 903-839-4089″


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1951 M-38 Chatham, NJ eBay

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Steve’s got his rebuilt M-38 for sale. Check out the last picture on this post to see how this jeep looked when he started work on it. Well done!

View all the information on ebay



“Take a look at this completely rebuilt beautiful 1951 Willys M38 Army Jeep. Serial # MC33376

This jeep was rescued from a gentleman in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 2012. It underwent a frame off rebuild. I’ve owned over thirty jeeps and have rebuilt/restored approx. 22 of them and have sold them successfully on e-Bay. This Jeep had been used heavily during it’s active life and was in desperate need of rebuild. (I’ve included two before pictures towards the bottom of the listing) The frame and drive train were complete but needed some repair work. The engine is a correct MC engine made by Willys of France in excellent shape – it runs great and is very powerful. I had to replace the tub with a reproduction tub, but most of the other components are original Willys. (i.e. fenders, hood, grill, windshield, seat frames). The jeep has its military components de-commissioned – i.e. water fording gear removed, and 24 volt converted to 12 volts, civilian WO 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.

Chassis and Drive Train: four new leaf springs , new shackles, new shocks, new axle bumpers, frame stripped/blasted and painted, some components repaired (used some similar CJ3A parts) new front bumper, new u-joints, new clutch and bearing, new seals and bearings on tranny and transfer case which were drained and cleaned repainted, and all fluids and gaskets replaced, new e-brake pads, hardware, and cable, new engine/tranny mounts, new brakes including all lines and hoses, new master cylinder, four new wheel cylinders. New steering wheel, new rear bumperettes, authentic pintle hook. Five vintage 7.00×16 NDCC tires (they are older but in great shape)on blasted and painted 16″ original rims.

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1952 M-38 Las Vegas, NV $1200


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1200.

(10/12/2013) It doesn’t run (engine is out), but it sure has potential.

“1952 willys ” real ” m38 flat fender jeep clean title … hasnt ran in years needs restored call or text 702 272-558six”


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1952 M-38 + Trailer Monroe City, MO $5000

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Looks solid.

“1952 willys jeep for sale. Rebuilt engine runs and drives great. Also comes with a military trailer. 5000.00 OBO. For more info call or text 573-822-6306″


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1952 M-38 Detroit, MI $9000


This looks like a good restoration project, but the engine is stuck.

“1952 Jeep M38 This is one of the nicest M38’s to come along in a long time. NO RUST! Solid all the way around except for the large transmission cover panel. I have included a different one to replace it.
If you have ever wanted an easy project that would result in a top of the line restoration, don’t wait.
Very complete, only missing a few minor cosmetic items. The engine is stuck from sitting. All the 24V electrics are intact. This jeep originally had the arctic heater package on it which is why the cowl vent panel is not on the windshield.

for more information please click below
or call 231-468-2809″



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1952 M-38 San Francisco, CA $15,000

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This doesn’t run and my have a seized engine.

“1952 Willys 1/4 ton M38A1 Military Jeep. Old restoration and has sat for twelve plus years.
Does not run engine may have seized engine. The Jeep has all the extras jerry can, shovel,
canvas top, and sides, etc. VIN is MC362. 38480 miles on the clock.
Price: $15,000 negotiable”





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Christo’s Jeep Restoration Shop in Glyfada, Greece

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UPDATE: George cleared up the 10.000 km issue.

Christos’ operates a restoration shop in Glyfada, Greece. You can learn more at his site: http://www.gpvc.gr


He’s currently selling this nice looking M-38. No Price indicated. I thought the price was 10,000 Km, but George got me straightened out on that..

“Μ38 Restoration works carried out on the vehicle.
BODY WORKS :Sandblasting-Antirust protection-Paint
ENGINE PARTS: Motor repair , gear-box and auxiliary.
Differentials front-back, breaks, suspension.

Electric installations, lights, instruments, fuses.
Brand new seats and roof
Full restoration with new authentic spare parts .
Original/Authentic 100%
Guarantee 10.000 Km”





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1951 M-38 Yoder, CO $3500


This may be worth a look.

“1951 willys M38, L134 flathead, Runs, had engine shop rebuilt 3 years ago, about 500 miles on engine. minor upgrades, elect fuel pump, alternator. Great Restoration project, Rare Find, Just hate to see this piece of history sitting around. Clear Title, and currently registered to drive.”


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1951 M-38 Bishop, CA $4500


No obvious rust.

“This fun m38 has to go. Stock drivetrain in perfect working order. Has new seat upholstry.
Vehicle comes with m38 arctic top with doors. Clear CA title. Text or call 7609209096.


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