M-38A1 Research Archives


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1952 M-38A1 New Jersey $18,500


No pics provided.

“Very Rare M38A1 Early Production 1952 Army Jeep with Rare Military Issue 100 AMP Auxiliary Generating System
Completely Restored
Price: $18,500 or OBO”


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Unique Front Clip for M-38A1 — A Slat Grille

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Paul spotted this unique slat grille M-38A1 at an Alaska outdoor car show. I think it is pretty well done.

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1953 M-38A1 Syracuse, NY $7500


Appears worth a look.

“Restored to maintain original specs . Former military issue. Unit runs and drives great. Has been stored inside, may need minor servicing before going down the road. Inline 6 cyl, 3 speed manual.. very fun to drive!!
No title due to age but has been registered and insured for years, so no problems at the D.M.V.”


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1954 M-38A1 Wilmington, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, trailer • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17,000.

Includes an M-100 trailer.

“1954 M38A1 Frame Off restoration completed in 2012.
All original except that turn signals have been fitted, Gamma Goat tail lights, M151 front indicators.
The .30 CAL is a replica.
Full set of Beechwood canvas, the only thing I don’t have is door frames.
1952 M100 trailer is an Allied Dunbar, fully restored and complete.
$17,000 obo
(Would consider part exchange for WWII military vehicle.)”


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2 M-38A1s Snohomish, WA $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500.

No pics provided. Lots of parts.

“1952 & 1953 M38A1 Willys Military Jeeps plus tons of extra parts!!! Moving and getting rid of my projects. I have 2 jeeps with titles, plus extra windshields (even a tilt out one), axles, seats (including a rear military fold down one), etc. I also have a brand new lift kit, adapters from Trans-Adapt to install a Chevy V8 & Turbo 350 Auto transmission, Willys transmissions, transfer cases, extra frame and lots of extra parts – Tilt steering, military gas tank & a rear gas tank from a CJ5, black out lights, too much to list it all – One of the frames has been boxed and body parts for one of the jeeps has been media blasted, but not primered, so there is some surface rust –

Also, I have an original metal hard top – I’m sure I’m forgetting to list some things because there is so much included with this package – You will need a tow dolly and a truck or a car trailer to pick these up as they are mostly in pieces – One does roll and is in the process of being built – Would prefer to sell this as a package deal rather than part it out – $1500 – Call, text or email with questions, however cell service is not great here, so texting works best”


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1952 M-38A1 Watertown, SD $6000


MIght be a good jeep to drive while restoring back to original.

“1952 M38A1 with the original motor. Runs Great. I had it machined about 12 years ago, including the crankshaft and has less than 1000 miles on the rebuild.
The major parts I replaced include. . .Fuel tank, and tank floor pan. fuel/vacuum pump, seat upholstery, rear seat frame, suspension, brake calipers and pads, carb rebuild kit, clutch, muffler, horn, turn signal added, jerry can and holder, spare tire bracket. I would buy NOS or used original parts as much as possible when restoring.
It has been converted to 12 volt. Hinged radiator.
I have the Army discharge papers.”


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Don’s Colorado-New Mexico Trip Continues

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38A1, Museums

Don was in Denver, Colorado, and stopped by the Forney Museum of Transportation. Inside he found this nice looking M-38A1.
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He also stopped by the El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque (which he recommends). There he spotted this 1945 GPW.



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1954 M-38A1 Jacksonville, NC **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

“1954 M38a1 willy jeep. All original, 24v system. Great condition. Awesome military jeep. Runs and drives great asking $6500 OBO must sell”


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1954 M-38A1 Wild Rose, WI $8500

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UPDATE: **Still Available.

(Looks good.

“1954 M38A1 Willy’s Jeep. This jeep has a summer top and no heater.”



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1954 M-38A1 Wild Rose, WI $11,500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,500.

“For sale a 1954 M38A1 Willy’s Jeep. Fully restored. Includes Winter top, doors and heater.”



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1952 M-38A1 Belgrade Lakes, ME $3500


UPDATE: Priced dropped to $3500.

(05/20/2015) There seems to be some value. Neither runs at the moment.

“Selling two 1952 M38A1’s. Project started on the red one frame is original with no repairs just sandblasted and coated in POR15. Body is in fantastic shape. The green one I originally bought for parts and the MD engine as the tub is shot. All parts are military for both jeeps aside from the CJ-5 F-head and an aftermarket roll bar. Both engines ran when I bought the jeeps and were fogged before storage. Also included are some transmission rebuild parts and several gallons of sealed paint and primer. Maxed out the pictures but there are more parts included. Looking to get $4500 or best reasonable offer cash only, any questions I will do my best to answer.”


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1962 M-38A1 Massena, NY $1300


No pics provided. It is listed as a 1962 M-38, but it is likely a M-38A1.

“M 38 army jeep project for sale asking 1300 firm call”


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1955 M-38A1 Milwaukie, OR $2995


As a runabout jeep, this looks to be a good price. Includes an overdrive.

“L1955 M38A1
Front fenders, hood and windshield original steel
3.8 chevy v6 dual exhaust with headers and Edelbrock 500 cfm 4 barrel, runs great can drive it home or to hunting camp.
T90 TRANS original recently rebuild
DANA 18 TRANFER CASE W/ Warn Overdrive
DANA 25 FRONT AXLE new bearing and seals with low miles
DANA 44 10 SPLINE new bearing and seals with low miles
Axles, tranny and transfer case all original (all have tags that say rebuilt Japanese ordinance command 1955)
Saginaw power steering
Power Brakes
Hydraulic clutch
Painless wiring harness
Newer seats
Duel fuel tanks. Soft top
Good tires
Needs plate made for floor to cover tranny. You can see in pictures
otherwise good to go. come give it a test drive!!!!!”


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1955 M-38A1 Claremore, OK **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $6000

The dataplates on the dash are arranged in an unusual fashion.

“It’s an M38a1 willy’s jeep starts and runs and drives but you will need to trailer it home… it needs a tune up and carb rebuild… very clean rust free restored 7 years ago been sitting since it’s time it left my yard and found a home with someone who has time to enjoy it”

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1962 M-38A1Brookhaven, GA $15,000

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Looks in good shape.






“Up for sale is a Vietnam War era USMC Contract M38A1. This jeep went through a 10 year restoration and was restored with all original parts and new canvas seats and full winter enclosure.

ORIGINAL RAMSEY Model 50R winch is not included in sale and has been removed after pictures were taken.

Can deliver for 2.00/mile inside of 150 miles, otherwise I can help you arrange shipping or pickup

Here are the details: (pictures in link at bottom will highlight everything described below)
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1962 M-38A1 McLaurin, MS **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3750.

Might be a good price.

“M38A1 Army Jeep, Korean War Era, Parade Ready!
Location South Hattiesburg at McLaurin near Camp Shelby.”


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M-38A1 Project & CJ-5 Parts Jeep Burton’s Bridge, IL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

Sarge Mark has these two vehicles for sale.

1. M-38A1: 

“It’s a 1954 Willys Army Jeep – M38A1.
Converted to 12 volt, heater added,
but rest of vehicle is authentic military.
Needs flat panel sheet metal work.
NO spare, NO title.
Got a front bumper, got a folding windshield.
Have a parts jeep, 1961 CJ-5
working on getting these parts and a title.
Will trade for other vehicles.
Consideration to veterans and veteran organizations.”

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2. CJ-5: 

“ew glass in windshield.
I’ll be stripping a 1961 CJ-5 Jeep tomorrow.
This Jeep had a snow plow, so the plow frame and the
hydraulics will be for sale.
The sheet metal, 2 front fenders, axles and frames will
be available.
think there are 3 extra rims and tires.
Buy the frame with trans, transfer case and axles for cheap.
Build your own rock crawler or off road ride.
Highschool shop class, Boy Scout troop project.
I’ll listen to any offer or trade….as cheap as $150.”



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1953 M-38A1 West Point, CA $10,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/13/2014) May be in good shape, but hard to know for sure through the blur.

“1953 M38A1 Willy’s Military Jeep
Restored, Very low milage
New Tires, replaced orginal tires were cracking from Sun exposer
New Canvas Top
Fording kit,Siren,Military Radio,B/O lights
Not perfect but close
A Real eye catcher
I drive it to town all the time
Has current registation.


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1952 M-38A1 Eagle, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

Has a couple updates, but might make a fine parade jeep.

“1952 Willys M38A1
4 cylinder Chevy engine
Chevy steering
New 12V electrical system
Stock T90 transmission
Stock 5.38 axles
Daily driver”

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1957 M-38A1 Central Point, Or **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

“Clean military Willys M38a1 G758
Clean title in hand
PTO winch, 4 wheel drive, hi range, low range, 3 speed T90 transmission, NDCC Military tires, and full winter canvas enclosure.
some civi mods, military lights removed, military trailer plug removed, lock out hubs on the front, key start.
Runs and drives strong, super nice jeep, need a little TLC from sitting for 4 years, i.e. carby overhaul, and fuel tank leak”

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1953 M-38A1 Phoenix, AZ $6000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(04/28/2015) No title. Looks solid.

“Restored Military Jeep M38A1, Korean War-Era Jeep,
12 Volt elect. system, currently running, but needs carb rebuilt,
I can type up a bill of sale, NO title, but can be titled at DMV”


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1954 M-38A1 Willows, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4000

May be worth a look.

“This is a fairly stock jeep . Some changes were made to the charging system and lights. I have most of the original items that were removed . Data plates are still on it . This jeep has no rust .This jeep is registered and drives fine . Would be perfect for a full military restoration or to just cruise town .It also has a roll bar and tow bar .”


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1953 M-38A1C Viola, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

Looks like a good price.

“for sale is an all original, no rust, no restoration 1953 m38a1. This is the C model that was built for the large recoiless gun. Has slotted windshield and heavy suspension. Started out as civil defense jeep for Clinton, IA. ended up being stored for years in basement of Savanna Army Hospital. It is street legal with new front leaf springs, brakes, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, and new tires. It also has a 6′ western plow with it. The mounting hardware for the plow is made so that it bolts to the jeep using existing threaded holes in the frame, as not to alter the frame in any way.”

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1954 M-38A1 Spring Grove, IL $1895


Rough, but might have some value.

“Bought a Jeep, payed to have it hauled,
had to pay my property taxes,
now have no money for storage
or to work on the Jeep.

It’s a 1954 Army Jeep – M38A1.
Converted to 12 volt, heater added,
but rest of vehicle is authentic military.
Needs flat panel sheet metal work.
NO engine, NO windshield, NO front bumper, NO spare, NO title.
working on getting these parts and a title.
Will trade for other vehicles.
Consideration to veterans and veteran organizations.”



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1952 M-38A1 Racine, WI $3400


No pics provided.

“This is a 1952 Willys jeep for sale. Frame and body in very good shape with minor repairs needed. Motor is disassembled and ready to be rebuilt. Garage kept and clean, not rusted out. Could be a great project for somone that has the time to put it back together. I don’t have the time anymore. If you are interested please contact me for viewing.”