M-38A1 Research Archives


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1953 M-38A1 Bullhead City, AZ **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4500.

“1953 World War II jeep, runs great 4 cylinder,dual 24 volt new batteries,new gauges,new tires, comes with tow bar and 4 spare tires,”

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1953 M-38A1 Springfield, IL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900.

Maybe some value here? Has original stenciling under the hood.

“1953 Army Jeep Willy
Needs Restoration
Have original most everything
Need to come by to appreciate this.
I bought it to restore it but just do not have the time.
4 cylinder engine
Original army stencil on inside of hood”

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1955 M-38A1 Las Cruces, NM $3500


Could be a good price.

“I have a 1955 jeep willys it’s a m38a1 and it runs great I just put a new carb kit in it and a set of plugs”



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1954 M-38A1? Mendocino County, CA $4000 (OBO)


Could be a good price. Nice winch on the front. Looks like it has the same fiberglass seats I have. I like them, but they are narrow.

“1954 Jeep Willys very cool collectors Jeep. Was running when we inherited it but has been sitting since. Needs TLC. Would like gone asap. $4k OBO”




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1953 M-38A1 Jackson, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

Doesn’t run and the key is lost, but could still be worth a look. Might have been ex fire jeep given all the red paint.

“I have a 1953 willy’s m38. It has 40,000 original miles. I’ve owned it for about 6 month. Absolutely no rust. The gentleman I bought it from had it since 1963. It does run but I lost the key and battery is dead. It has a brand new warn m8000 winch on the front. Seats are in great shape and tires hold air. Bill of sale only as the man I bought it from lost the title.”

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1955 M-38A1D Powder Springs, GA Make Offer


It’s rough, but does have the data plate to prove it was a “D” model. This may have some Allstate hubs.

“I have a 1955 military Jeep missing engine. It has minimal rust , mainly in the lip of tool box under passenger seat, solid floors and frame, only 50 of this model was produced. It’s rare and in surprisingly good condition, make me a good offer. Bill of Sale”


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1953 M-38A1 Portland, ME $3950


Craig shared this one.

“1952 Willys m38-a1. This is the military version of the cj5. It runs well, drives, steers and stops as it should. I was planning on driving it this summer, but I’m a bigger guy, and it is pretty tight fit for me.

This is an older restoration that is showing its age. The paint is starting to chip away, there are oil leaks, some of the patches are starting to show, but overall it appears mechanically sound and driveable.

The parking brake works, as do the vacuum operated wipers. It has been converted to 12 volt and the second battery compartment was removed to fit in a heater. The top is in good shape. 4wd works great. It has a rear seat. Asking $3950.00. I would consider trading for another antique vehicle.”



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Commando, CJ-3B, M-38A1 Burlington, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Jeepster, M-38A1

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Craig spotted this one. Three jeeps, one price.

“67 Jeepster commando 4×4 not running
53 Jeep not running no title pretty much complete vehicle
55 Jeep ” ” ” ” ” ” ” “”

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Auto Week article on the Davy Crockett and M-38A1

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38A1

Craig shared this article about the M-38A1D.



Photo Credit: Auto Week Via the US Army

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1953 M-38A1 Lancaster, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

It could be a good price.

“Runs good new tires new batteries, new seats ,nice paint, 24 volt system, just about rust free.”

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1955 M-38A1 Fort Pierce, FL $12,500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,500.

Nice looking M-38A1.

“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.”


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1951 M-38A1 Grabill, IN $1800


Seems there is some parts’ value on this at the very least.

“80% original, turns over, new starter and batteries. needs gas tank. no title, price firm, text preferred. can be seen in mornings or weekend.”


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1955 M-38A1 Hendersonville, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Craig spotted this interesting find. It seems the seller wants to sell either the M-38A1 or a 1967 London Taxi. I’m thinking the London Taxi is a cooler choice!

“Your choice jeep almost done the other needs work.1- 1955 willys M38A1 jeep just about parade ready 100%complete only missing b.o. light on fender correct only engine and 12v system changed. 6cyl. ford. 2 REAL DEAL 1967 London black cab 100% complete with history down to meter and jump seats .2.2 diesel smokes so I am pulling for rebuild or swap serious calls only”

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1953 M-38A1 Apple Valley, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

I like this for the price.

“Jeep is complete and running with rebuilt engine and spare engines. Has new side doors with canvas sides. Asking $7500 OBO.”


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Year? CJ-5 Christmas Valley, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750.

(10/18/2016) “I have for sale a Jeep. It is missing the motor and transmission. It’s good and solid. It does have the serial plate on it as well.
I’m asking $750 for it. For more information please contact me at the number listed.”



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1970 M-38A1CDN Colchester, VT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

(01/082017) A pretty rare late model Canadian M-38A1. Engine looks good, but needs body work at the ver least.

“Selling a 1970 m38a1 CDN 3 military Jeep. I bought it last year to fix up but I have too many projects. It runs good. It will need batteries, fuel tank repaired, body work all the way around. It needs the front passenger side axle shaft replaced as well. The frame is good, needs the rear cross member. Includes the soft top hard ware and metal pieces for doors and side curtains. Comes with a set of nice fenders from a DJ. I have the front seats also. Sold with a bill of sale only as VT does not title vehicles over 15 years old. Located in Colchester, VT. I can get it loaded on your trailer. Cash only, no trades.”

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1954 M-38A1 Amelia, VA $6999


No pics provided.

“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. ”



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M-38A1 Parts Fruitland, ID $200

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Parts

Looks like there some value here. Seller has “$200” as the price. I don’t know if that includes everything or not.

“I have a mix of extra parts that came with a 1955 M38a1 Willys Military Jeep I am restoring including used Fenders, Dash, rear seat cushions, drive lines, windshield gasket, radiator, aftermarket light bar, roll bar, and a number of smaller parts that could be used or sold piecemeal for more.
Fenders and dash have been media blasted clean. Fenders have some body damage, dash has a radio cut out spot, mostly 1950s era parts not new. (The rear seat in the first two pictures has sold)
I get to Boise weekly usually and could also meet up that way.

For sale or trade.
I am looking for a rear power takeoff and front and rear winch drivelines for my 1955 M38a1 and will look at other types of trades as well.”



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1953 M-38A1 Maud, OK $2500


Possible restoration candidate.

“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.”


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1953 M-38A1 Florence, AZ **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $5500.



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1953 M-38A1 Auburn, CA Auction

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

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.”


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1954 Model? Niobrara, NE $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, M-38A1, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided.

“I have a 1954 Jeep Willys for sale very hard to find it has a nice straight body first $2,000 cash gets it”



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1953 M-38A1 Londonderry, NH $5200


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. ”


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1953 M-38A1 New Vineyard, ME $3500


This may have been used as a fire jeep given the red paint.

“Always stored inside, 4cyl, Brake system and Carb redone 2yrs ago, white leather soft top, ALL ORIGINAL everything works”


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1958 M-38A1 Yorktown, VA $850


Chris shared this ad.

“1953 M38A1 Willys Jeep – Mostly disassembled. Complete engine (F134), gear box, transfer case in good shape. It’s 95% here, you just need to reassemble and fix some rust. I have another Jeep and don’t have time or space for this one. Parted out its worth more than double the asking price. No title, bill of sale provided. ”