The links to posts below show jeeps grouped by models, condition, and other ways. Some of these jeeps are for sale and others have been sold. If you are unsure whether a vehicle is still for sale or not, email me at d [at] ewillys.com for more info.
Importantly, the allure of buying a project jeep can be romantic. The reality of restoring a jeep can be quite different, expensive and overwhelming without the right tools and resources. So, tread carefully when purchasing a "project". If you have any concerns about buying a vintage jeep, or run across a scam, feel free to contact me for help, comments or concerns .
“1953 Willys M38A1. All machine work complete on the engine. Bored .60 over, crank turned 20/20. New water pump, thermostat housing, and gasket set. Radiator has been redone. All the parts are with the Jeep. I pulled this out of Atoka Oklahoma, it belonged to a Korean War Veteran. He had started the restoration by tearing down the engine and then lost his sight. No title, but I can acquire one through court order for 475.00 black tagged. Not running will need final assembly.”
Deborah (aka Alaska Paul’s “the Goddess”) forwarded this ad.
“1953 Willy’s M38A1 1/4 Ton 4 x 4 Jeep. Serial # 44613. Mileage reads 38,117. Powered by the original Hurricane 4 cylinder F-Head gas engine. 3 speed manual transmission, 2 speed transfer case and 2 or 4 wheel drive. This M38A1 starts very easily and runs, drives and stops good. The body is in good solid shape with some imperfections (see photos). All lights, gauges and turn signals work. Overall this is a nice old Army Jeep.”
It’s not running at the moment, but looks in good shape.
“’53 Korean War vintage M38A1 Willy’s Jeep. Overall in good shape but presently not running. Was running great when I purchased it two years ago for a restoration project, but it has been sitting in the garage since then. I’m sure batteries will need replacing, oil pan gaskets leaks and carb will need cleaning. Everything else looked solid when I bought it. Tires are like new. Canvas top & seats are awesome. Body is solid. Even have side doors and flaps. Hurricane engine only has 22,700 miles. Also has a heater (not installed). Great start for project military Jeep. Selling for $5,200 while it’s not running. Once I take to my mechanic and get it running price will go up to $6,200. ”
“US Army 1953 M38A1 Willis Restored military vehicle for parades from the Korean war. No rust. Runs and drives. Antique tags. Come with tow bar and lights. $8000 or Trade for late model Gas golf cart in good condition”
“1955 Military Jeep. This is a communications model jeep, which has an overdrive transmission. The jeep was restored a few years ago, and the only part of the jeep that is not correct is the rims and tires. They were changed out for a more comfortable ride on the pavement. I do not have the original rims and tires anymore. The jeep runs and looks great. $15,000 OBO. Serious inquires only, and no brokers please. Clean Title and ready to go.”
“1952 USMC version. Running condition and partial rebuilt. Own a piece of military history made in America. I personalized this to Olive Drab like the Army Jeeps, but the true USMC version is painted in Mountain Green, which is just a dark green color. With some minor work, you can have this ready for the July 4th parade or just a weekend vehicle to show off.
Is that supposed to be a Netherlands flag on the hood?
“This jeep is in good original condition. Just hit 40,000 miles. Jeep is close to being 100% original. Replaced batteries and motor was rebuilt less than 300 miles ago. Runs and drives great. Would make the perfect candidate if you wanted to do a frame off restoration there is no rust in the vehicle or frame. You could keep the vehicle just like it is and enjoy its originality.”
“I have a nice 1953 M38a1. Overall good condition, runs and drives great. I only want to trade for an emissions exempt or passing Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
If interested and you don’t have a grand wagoneer, I’ll entertain cash offers.
Text for more info.
I do not need help selling. If the add is still up, it’s still available.”
“1954 M38A1 Body off restoration. Rebuilt F134 engine, new clutch, brakes, fuel system,wiring . Converted to 12v, turn signals, eelectric wipers. All 24v take-offs included.
New Saturn Overdrive unit ; Older Beachwood canvas top, side curtains, doors.
5 700:16 Cooper NDCCs. Registered and running, must see to appreciate. ”
“This is a 1955 M38A1 Jeep. The vehicle is still 24 Volt and the body is in good condition. It’s been sitting for awhile, but we freshened it up and it now runs. The freshening up includes a Rebuilt Carburetor, new Wheel Cylinders, new Windshield Glass, new Inner Windshield Rubber, new Cowl Rubber, new Water Pump, new Fan Belts and new Radiator hoses. This Jeep is setup with Turn Signals and it also has the rare Hot Water Heater Kit.”
“All original USMC radio Jeep with fresh restoration including all new canvas and paint. no rust very straight body. still on the 24v system runs and drives great. clean title with current tags. ready for the trail, parades or car shows.”
“Jeep runs great and is in good condition. Listed is a few thing I have replaced. New top, new side curtains, new seat frames, new cushions front and rear, new 700 x 16 military tires, signal lights installed, new Jerry can,new steering wheel, new battery new electric fuel pump and a set of doors. Engine is a 134-F. Jeep has been converted to a 12 volt system. 4 wheels drive works good, transmission is good. I had a second gear synchronizer and bearing installed. Good jeep for parades, farm use, hunting or cruising back roads or off road fun.”
Seller has never washed it. Great old converted fire department jeep.
“Hi, up for auction is my 1952 M38A1 Willys. The Willys has seen a very colorful life, starting with its tour of duty during the Korean War era to its rebirth as a rim fire Willys Jeep, putting out rim fires along the Northern Sierras in the Tahoe National Forest. Bumps and bruises tell the story of the life of this non-stop built to do service, Willys. All of the Military accessories are still on the Willys and intact.
I’ve owned this Willys for several years and have had a blast driving the Willys on and off road, mostly off road. The Willys has never let me down. Fresh tuneup, fresh rebuilt carb, This Willys is turn key and ready to go. I’ve never washed it, the Willys has earned the dirt and grime that this workhorse wears! Below is a bit of history in regards to the legacy of the Willys M38A1….Enjoy!”
“For sale: 1955 M38A1 Jeep. I started on this jeep with plans for a full restoration but found a flat fender that has pulled my attention and resources away so this one needs to find a new home. The Jeep has been converted to 12v and comes equipped with new locking hubs and has a vintage warn overdrive installed. It and runs and drives well with many new parts already installed including;
-Front and rear seat canvas and cushions
-Wheel cylinders, master cylinder, and brake shoes
-Soft brake lines
-Rebuilt original fuel/vacuum pump
-Rebuilt original carburetor
-Outer wheel seals
-All pinion and output seals
-NDCC tires and tubes
This machine has it’s share of dings and dents and would make a great trail/parade vehicle as it sits but I’m also including two more parts jeeps and several crates of parts to help facilitate a complete restoration if desired. I’m hoping to get out of M series jeeps so buyer will get everything I have for one price. There are enough parts included to finish the jeep and probably have a really good table at the swap meet for the next couple of years. I’m looking to get $6500 or best offer for the whole package. I have a clear title for the jeep and it’s currently registered with a vintage plate in Washington State. ”
It arrived in a box in pretty rough shape. Looks like the seller did a lot of work.
“Jeep has had frame off restoration run great all original except electrical is 12 volt instead of 24 have plenty of pics from start to finish and parts list $14000 or may trade for something of equal value”
The front fenders and grille suggest this is a 52 or 53. I like this just the way it is.
“1954 Willys M38A1 military Jeep for sale. Jeep runs really good and drives really good. The Jeep is still 24 volt system. It has the original military drivetrain. the seats have new canvas covers. the only thing added is lockout hubs and a tow bar. 4000 or best offer. local pickup only.”