UPDATE: Sold. Was priced at $19,000.
“1952 M38 Ser.#65578 Original 24 volt, water fording, condition with added: Tow Bar, M-1 rifle rack, radio and overdrive.”
UPDATE: This is back on eBay
(02/24/2013) This looks like a great restoration project.
“Up for auction is a 1951 Willys M38 Jeep project. I purchased this jeep a few years ago from a local School District.
From what I am told this jeep has been owned by the School district since 1967. I have the maintenance records since 1967. It was used to pull a gang mower for years Than at some point a snow plow was installed and used a couple of times each year . The rest of the time it just sat always inside. In 2007 they pushed it a little to hard and seized up the engine. It did run after it cooled down but sounds like it has bad bearings now. That was the last time it was used. After sitting inside the shop for two more years it was sent to the auction to be sold and I hauled it home.
My intention was to do a frame off restoration not back to original but keep it close to stock. I have disassembled this jeep. The frame has been sandblasted, primed and painted. front and rear bumpers and bumperetts were replaced. New springs and shocks have been installed. Front and rear DIffs were disassembled cleaned and reassembled with new seals and gaskets along with new wheel cylinders and brake shoes.
Paint is the original green color.
Wheels have been sandblasted and repainted and tires remounted with new tubes.
The frame is now back on it’s wheels.
At this point I don’t think I will ever finish this project so I have decided to sell.
This jeep is not a rust bucket, keep in mind It has been inside for 46 years. The tub has some damage to both rear corners that can be repaired . The under side of the tub was undercoated so there is not a lot of rust. (see pictures)
I have found that the engine serial # is a MBxxxx not a MCxxxx with a tag saying Rebuilt in 1956. The Data tags on the dash were gone so there is no serial # there.
Data tag on the rear wheel well is there but is different than the one on the title.
The seat frames had been cut down and other seats installed. This M38 project has a good start and I would love to see someone finish it. I hate to have to part it out.
I will load as many pictures as possible if you need more please let me know and I will send them. I am selling this M38 as is where is. I will not ship it. So ask questions now.”
This is an early M-38. The steps have been lengthened, as have those front spring shackles. It’s not perfect, but does have a interesting raw character about it.
“This is a very early 1950 M38. Serial number 10891 ( 891st built of
approx 45-50000) with a date of delivery of 9-15-50. This jeep has been
converted to 12 volt and has a good running GPW engine in it. It has a
few rust spots in the usual places ( drivers rocker panel, small hole in
fender step on drivers side). A “new” thin sheet steel floor was welded
over the rear floor but from underneath there appears to be very little
rust in the original floors. The hat channels amazingly have very
little if any rust. Major missing parts include rear tire carrier and
back seat. This is a very restorable jeep that would stand apart
because of its early production date. Email me if you would like
additional pictures. $6500obo Jesse”
UPDATE: Still Available
(05/30/2012)This could use some detail work. This is for sale at “The Fayetteville Auto Outlets” 910-624-7211.
This doesn’t run.
“I have a 1952 Willys M38 that has the rare Arctic Hard Top. This Jeep may have even been to Korea as far as I know. It is mostly original, seats have been replaced with some real ugly newer seat and it has had some work over the years. Original motor and drive train from what I can tell. Not sure if it is still 24V or has been converted to 12V. It does not run. Needs restored or whatever you have in mind. I also have an extra hood and a windshield I acquired that goes with the M38.
I am not an expert on jeeps so if you need to know details then you will just have to come check it out.
It has a Colorado Title. I can get you a clear Kansas Title for an extra $100 bucks.
please reply to ad by email with your NAME, LOCATION, PHONE NUMBER and actual email address and I will call you if you are interested in my Willys. If you do not include this information I will not reply to anonymous emails.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(10/04/2012) This looks very good. Lots of pics. No description.
Looks like a good M-38.
“1951 Willys Military Jeep. Very close to original; 24-volt system; runs great; new fuel tank.”
UPDATE: Was priced at $5600. Status Unknown
“1951 Willys M-38 Jeep – All original, excellent condition. Good Denman tactical, tires, new brakes & batteries (24V). New fuel tank, new spark plugs & ignition harness; low miles (less than 80k?), runs great. I’m the third owner & I’ve had it for 28-years. Time for a new and enthusiastic owner to restore. $5600″
This appears solid.
“1951 M-38 Willys Jeep Military new paint job, rebuilt engine only 8713 miles have top and set covers $13,500 please call 717-687-8101 it is land line so no text”
The seller wants local buyers, but you never know. It sure looks like a good restoration project.
“This is a 1949 willys jeep aslaskan hardtop us marine 171269. This jeep runs great. It has 4 cylinder, flathead, four wheel drive , 24 volt system, heater and hydraulic brakes. We are looking for serious local buyers, and cash transactions only. More information and pictures upon request.”
This comes with a strange speedometer.
“1951 m-38 Willy’s military Jeep. Jeep is rust free and runs good it has five new tires and are on correct rims.It has a 12 volt system but do have some parts to convert back to 24 volt. All lights are original.I have all the guages and panel.If any questions please call me at 314-852-2783 thanks.”
This looks good.
“1952 Willys M38 Jeep – complete for restoration. The Jeep runs strong needs carb rebuilt brake cylinders, No Rust in floors or body very solid. This has a Ramsey PTO winch on the front.
Changed to 12v.
Fairly firm on price may consider some trade for hunting stuff quality g’s or Quality Model Trains??
Call 925-525-4949 or 530-355-5013″
Not sure if the seller means $10,000 or put $10 as a placeholder for bids.
“m38 low miles solid runs and drives 651 321 3278″
I think this might need new tires.
“1951 willys M38 needs total restoration, missing radiator, seats. Have title. Might trade for fc150 or fc 170. $2500 Call 710-555zero”
This sure looks nice for the price. It’s got the wrong windshield at the very least.
“Runs and drives great. Engine is original type Flat Head L-134. Original T90
three speed transmission with Dana 18 Transfer case. Body is original M38
with some CJ2a parts such as Hood and Windshield. 16″ wheels with 900×16
NDCC tires. New gas tank, New aftermarket front seats. Will not find a
better running Willys Jeep.”
It’s stock, but has a cracked block.
“1952 jeep …have title in hand….engine does not run cracked block.any ? call 406-five 7 0-one eight 6 9…..kevin”
Nice looking jeep.
“Restored 1951 M38 Willy’s Army Jeep – Ser. No. 24,675 MFG 9-51
The M38 only had a two year production run, during which time only 62,329 were built (compared with the nearly 650 thousand MB’s and GPW’s built during WWII). It has several unique characteristics with the WWII jeep. First with 24 volt electrical system,one piece windshield, tires sized 7×16 instead of the 6×16, and last and best of flat fender jeeps, last of the flat head 4 cylinder engines, and first jeep with true fording capabilities (sealed sparkplugs and distributer) when equipped with a snorkel and tail pipe extension and of course the removable tailgate.
Though restored, this has been changed to a 12 volt system and does not have the sealed(waterproof)plugs. So here is an M38 that no only looks good, but is road ready.
The trailer is restored and used in the Memorial Day Parade. SOLD AS A PAIR ONLY
Located in Weatherford, Texas”
This looks good.
“i have owned this jeep for the past 16 yrs. but it’s time to let it go. jeep has 50 cal machine gun winter top windshield cover pioneer kit. also included is a 14′ trailer that i had made to transport the jeep. questions call dan ai 4782564717″
This looks in good shape.
“1952 M38. Runs good, lots of new parts. $7000 obo or trade for 69 or older car or motorcycle NO JAP BIKES!!! Call or text 501-765-9024. Thanks for looking”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was listed at $4500.
“The jeep has been a project for me and ive never really finished it. it is complete and running. the engine burns oil however.
2 months ago i had the original radiator recored and bought 4 new correct tires. the only unoriginal part on the jeep is the right fender which is a replacement. i have an original fender if wanted. i can provide pictures on request by email. the tub is original and in great shape. Clean Md title.”