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1952 M-38A1 Sutter Creek, CA $8000

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Appears worth a look.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/sutter-creek-jeep-m38a1-1952/7361373790.html

“Drivable m38a1 jeep original motor matching vin#( motor# and 2 vin# plates) needs restoration but very original and complete plus new winter top/doors and fording kit snorkel and exhaust. extra front and rear axle and many extra”

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1953 M-38A1 Charlton, MA $16,000

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This looks in good shape.

https://worcester.craigslist.org/atq/d/charlton-1953-m38a1-military-jeep/7354775862.html

“1953 M38A1 original condition. 24 volt system, I have all the original parts that were replaced, seats, some lights, front fender. Fun to drive and to show. It is a 1953 jeep, Ma title in hand. Excellent condition.”

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1953 M-38A1 East Hants, NS, Canada $21,600 (CDN?)

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Ian spotted this nice looking jeep for sale in Nova Scotia. The pics show one light out, but it’s been fixed since then.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/815431855752291

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“Can guarantee that all the lights work. Totally restored.  … US Army 1953 M38A1 Willys Korean War providence – served with US Army airborne unit. Restored to showroom condition. Original engine, new carburettor, new canopy and seat covers. Lots spare parts.”

 

 
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1954 M-38A1 Charlotte, VT $15,000

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Looks in good shape.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlotte-1954-army-m38a1-jeep/7337844102.html

“Beautifully restored 1954 Army M38A1 Jeep. Ready for inspection.”

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1952 M-38A1 Redmond, OR $7000

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This looks like a good price.

https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/redmond-military-jeep/7335208216.html

“1952 WILLYS M38A1 MILITARY JEEP”

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1953 M-38A1 Lawrence, KS $7500

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Looks pretty stock.

https://lawrence.craigslist.org/cto/d/lawrence-1953-m38a1/7309970709.html

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“$500 and 15 hours and it can be running and driving great. We parked it when we were putting a tune up on it about 4 years ago. Points were bad and then I got sidetracked.
It is 24 volt. It does seem to be all original.
After you, Grease it. Batteries. Coil, fluids and it’s close to on it’s way. This isn’t a big project. It’s some minor repairs and you’re off. Tires are excellent.
Bill of sale only. Spell it Willys. Willy’s. Jeep.
Not a cj5 cj7.
Military
Almost no rust through. It has been restored before. Surface rust where the paint has worn.
I have a bunch of other pictures detailing the body. “

 
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1953 M-38A1 USMC Elk Horn, IA eBay

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Bill shared this M-38A1 for sale. The seller doesn’t note it, but the bumpers suggest this to be the USMC variant. This also has the Selector-Style Free-Lock branded hubs. It’s the first time I’ve seen that style of Selector branded Free-Lock (the others I’ve seen have been the more squat version and/or the more polished version).

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“This is a 1953 M38A1 jeep that I did a full frame off restoration and engine rebuild. The horn does not work. Drives well. New canvas seats. Low miles on almost new tires. Clear Iowa Title.”

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Ronald Reagan’s Jeeps

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UPDATE: Joe-in-Mesa shared this pic of Ronald Reagan driving Mikhail Gorbachev around his ranch in his beloved Jeep Scrambler. The image was part of a Calendar his parents had.

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Four Wheeler Magazine has a collection of photos showing both his CJ-6 and his CJ-8 Scrambler. Not shown in the Four Wheeler pics, but shown at the bottom, is the M-38A1 purchased by the Secret Service.

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Originally Posted November 12, 2020: The CJ-3B

A recent post highlighted Presidents and Jeeps. Included was a stock photo showing Ronald Reagan in his late model CJ-3B:

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Originally Posted March 30, 2016: The CJ-6

Former President Ronald Reagan’s CJ-6 was awarded national historic status in 2016 when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Vehicles. You can learn more here: https://www.hagerty.com/drivers-club/my-garage/78598943/national-historic-vehicle-register/a5c43c08-c897-4387-9edd-a9ffe6df3180

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Originally Posted May 10, 2013:  This M-38A1 was for sale for $50,000 in 2010.

Well, if you are looking for a special Jeep for your collection and you love Presidential Stuff, then this is the jeep for you.  Ronald Reagan’s personal M-38A1 which he owned from 1982 – 1996, before donating it.  It’s now in the hands of a collector who wishes to sell it.

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1952 M-38A1 Parks, AZ **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was on eBay.

Bill shared this nice looking M-38A1.

“Rust free1952 M38A1 in very good condition. Period correct paint color with correct military vehicle markings. Older restoration with like-new canvas with a working military radio. Too much to list so please check out all the pictures. I Will upload pictures shortly. Please email if you have any questions or desire specific pictures. Runs great looks outstanding. Won’t find a better-priced M38A1. New steering worm shaft, ball joints, U-joints, and shackles. Period correct locking hubs and so much more using original NOS parts. Also has the original engine with matching MD data plate numbers. Battery tender wired into the 24-volt system”

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Year? M-38A1 Bucharest, Romania **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Auctioned.

This M-38A1 looks well maintained. If you are in Europe, this might be worth considering.

“Willys Jeep, part of the equipment of the American army during the detachments in South Korea, 1956”

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1955 M-38A1 McArthur, OH $15,000

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This looks like a nice restoration.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/687846475475596/

“I’m selling for a friend. It is a 1955 M38A1 military Jeep. He has military tires and several additional parts he has accumulated during the restoration of the vehicle. Price is $15,000”

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1952 M-38A1 Post Falls, ID **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $17,000.

(08/08/2020) This sure looks good.

“1952 M38A1 restored jeep for sale. Engine, transmissions, and differentials rebuilt. Military signal lights, Military aluminum top with hot water heater. No rust, frame, body, and top painted air force blue. 24 volt electrical system,
pictures available $19000 OBO.”

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1954 M-38A1 Fitzwilliam, NH **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $12,500.

Looks in good shape.

“1954 M38A1 fully equipped. All original. Like new a time capsule. Included is a replica Browning Machine gun . fun machine”

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1955 M-38A1 with M40 106MM Rifle Purcellville, VA $60,000

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This has been available for at least a few months. I wonder how many of these M-38A1s are left with a rifle?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/561343288064970/

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“M38A1 With Mounted M40 106mm Recoilless Rife The M38A1 was the first vehicle to feature the round fender design that would later become the distinguishing body style of the CJ-5 (part of the Universal CJ series). Produced first in 1952, following the retirement of the M38 model, the M38-A1 was re-designed as an “stand-alone” improvement, featuring round front fenders, a contoured hood, a two-piece windshield, top mounted windshield wipers, and powered by the new “Hurricane” F-Head engine and Warner T90 transmission.

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1954 M-38A1 w/ Trailer Oregon, WI $12,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/29/2020) Looks like a solid combo.

https://madison.craigslist.org/cto/d/oregon-1954-willys-jeep-with-trailer/7114741817.html

“1954 Willys-Jeep with matching trailer”

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1952 M-38A1 Madisonville, KY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5800.

Robin noticed that this doesn’t have a battery box; yet it does have all the other characteristics of an M-38A1 body (and does not have the CJ-5 body branding). Anyone have any thoughts as to why?

“Has hard top that can be removed new tired and brakes.”

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1953 M-38A1 Forest, VA $12,800

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Looks good.

https://lynchburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/evington-willys-army-jeep-m38a1/7093527479.html

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“1953 Army Jeep
24 volt
Black out lights
Siren
Original condition to the M38A1
Completely restored
4×4
4 cylinder ( Hercules )
3 speed
No rust
Undercarriage very clean
Excellent condition all around
LOCATED IN FOREST VIRGINIA”

 
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1955 M-38A1 Yucaipa, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Bill shared this nice looking M-38A1. The jeep’s supposed to have only 4850 miles on it, but given the engine was likely pulled and painted (and rebuilt?) at some point, I find that claim hard to believe. Perhaps they are miles after engine rebuild? There are a few other clues that body parts were repainted as well at some point.
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“1955 M38A1 Willys Jeep ONLY 4,850 original miles! I’ve had a couple of these and this one drives amazing. It is super complete with all of the knickknacks even the original 50 cal gun mount as you can see in the pictures ! Currently registered, clean clear CA title in hand.
Underwater hurricane engine !

It runs drives steers stops great all 4×4 has been tested and works great as well. Drives very nice for its age! no rust issues it is solid inside and out, you won’t be disappointed with this one ! I do have a original soft top side windows and soft doors, the doors and side windows are in pretty good shape but the soft top will need a little bit of work or replaced. This jeep is located in Yucaipa California .”

 
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1952 M-38A1 Brownfield, ME $12,000

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Looks in good shape.

https://maine.craigslist.org/for/d/brownfield-1952-willys-m38-a1/7087444259.html

“1952 Willys M38-A1. This is a restored willys in beautiful shape. Needs nothing. Brand new warn winch. Custom stereo. Serious inquires only.”

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1954 M-38A1 Winder, GA $10,900

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UPDATE: This is also on eBay, but with a lower price of $10,900.

This M-38A1 looks in good shape.

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale20/adm023/adm023.html

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“Lots of work done, good driver/parade truck. This is my client’s Jeep and I’ve done 99.9% of the work to it since he acquired it. He is moving in a different direction in the hobby and is putting the Jeep up for sale and since I’ve done all the work for the last 4+ years, I’m helping him sell it.

Details: Currently registered and tagged in Georgia, current owner has the title from the prior owner in Florida (Georgia will not title anything built prior to 1963). Located in Winder, Ga. Vehicle has recently been serviced with new oil and filter, all fluids checked, all zerks greased, etc. All systems on vehicle function as they should: Engine, drivetrain, 4wd, gauges, lights, parking brake, etc.

Condition: Vehicle is in very good driver or parade duty condition. Sheetmetal is above average, but not perfect. Both front fenders were wrinkled at some point and straightened. They are acceptable in their current condition but a new owner looking for show quality perfection will probably want to replace them. Tub corners, rockers, cowl and rear panel are excellent. Vehicle had a replacement floor pan installed at some point and the job was done competently. Rear panel is straight and has never had a tailgate cut in. Windshield is correct M-series Jeep (it’s an M170 ambulance Jeep model, but it’s identical to M38A1 other than two small brackets on top for stretchers) and has new glass and weatherstripping. Vehicle retains all of its original 24V system (25A generator, external regulator, blackout lights, etc.). Most of the wiring is new and retains the original Douglas connectors. The paint is older and a few spots have been touched up but overall it’s a clean and presentable vehicle. Vehicles runs very well, will maintain 50mph, transmission doesn’t pop out of 2nd gear like so many T90s, transfer works like it should, etc. Carburetor is the correct Carter YS950, etc.
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1953 M-38A1 Lufkin, TX $10,000

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Mark listed this over at warjeeps.com.

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale20/adm043/adm043.html

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“Complete Frame-Off restoration completed in 2018. Motor, transmission, transfer case, front and rear end are original equipment. It has 24,000 original miles. This is a no rust Jeep. It is equipped with an overhead cam 4 cylinder engine. The Jeep shifts great, motor has excellent compression. The transfer case is smooth in low range or high range 4 wheel drive. The frame was sanded and repainted and no rust was evident. New gas tank, brakes, brake lines, master cylinder, hoses and belts. New paint is correct military specs for this authentic Korean War Period Jeep. The interior is new with correct seats. It has the original 24 volt system that works without a flaw. This Jeep has a clean title showing it was purchased from the US Government. Equipped with a new full canvas top. Runs and drives great.”

 
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1953 M-38A1 Benton City, WA $6700

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $6700.

(01/11/2020) Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2399347760317982/

“1953 Military Jeep M38A1. Selling my military jeep. Lots of work done, including, brakes, new radiator, new top, batteries, and much more.. This jeep has no rust!!. Body in great shape. A great survivor. Selling to fund another project. Has original 24 volt electrical system. Comes with Overdrive transmission/PTO. Also has side canvas doors. (Full winter top). Also has factory hard top, but do not have hard top doors.”

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1953 M-38A1 Chelsea, AL $13,900

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Looks in good shape. Includes a trailer.

https://bham.craigslist.org/cto/d/chelsea-jeep-38a/7068261521.html

“1953 M-38 A Military Jeep and Matching Trailer. All original with all assecories. Runs good Hurricane 4-cyc. Engine, 3-sp. Manual trans. Very nice.”

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1952 M-38A1 Chepachet, RI $10,500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/02/2019) Looks solid.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/chepachet-1952-military-jeep/7056290858.html

“1952 Jeep M38A1, excellent condition, new clutch, carb, brakes, upholstery, top, has dummy 30 cal. Center mount machine gun with original mount, runs and drives very well, $10500”

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1952 M-38A1 Sanford, ME $11,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,000.

(11/09/2019) Appears in good shape.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/sanford-willys-jeep/7049556660.html

“1952 M38A1 Jeep Willys.
No metal patches and no bondo.
Frame in excellent shape.
Runs and drives great!”

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