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1953 M-38A1 Deerfield, NH $1500

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1953_m38a1_deerfieldThis appears to be a very good price on a running M-38a1.  The rust doesn’t appear bad in the pics.  I’d get some new seats covers (see Jim for some good prices) and you’d be set.

“This is a real M-38 army jeep, it purs like a kitten, the brakes and everthing work good, it has the army numbers still on it, just needs to be restored, or can be registered and driven every day, email or call 603-231-9169.”

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/1242227133.html

 
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1954 M-38A1 Indiana Jones Volo, IL **SOLD**

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1954_m38a1_voloUPDATE: Was $20,000.**SOLD**  According to the IMCDb.org, the only M-38A1 used during the movie can be seen here and was only involved in a minor clip.  So, I would suggest reviewing the movie as a first step ….

This is an interesting jeep.  One of the more unusual features, according to the sales blurb,  is that it’s rigged to run on propane to reduce exhaust fumes, because it was run on a closed set for much of the filming.  I have to wonder if it’s not a trademark violation for the seller to be using the Indian Jones label as shown …

THIS IS THE ACTUAL 1954 WILLYS M38 THAT WAS USED IN THE MOST RECENT “INDIANA JONES” MOVIE.  ANY CAR OR PROP USED IN A SPIELBERG MOVIE ARE NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO GET BECAUSE SPIELBERG WANTS THEM TO BE DESTROYED SO NO ONE CAN PROFIT OFF OF THEM. EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE ONE OF THESE RARE PROPS SLIPS THROUGH THE CRACKS….”

 
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1953 M-38A1 Salton Sea, Ca $1800

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1953_m38a1_saltonseaYeah, it’s been chopped a bit in the rear end, but it looks like there’s some reasonable parts there (nice full cage, tires and rims).  I’m sure it would be a fun little runabout vehicle.

“First $1800 in cash takes it! Turn key and go 4 wheeling today! Updates on this vehicle are: Tilt wheel and power steering. 2″ suspension lift. 4 new large shocks- Over $1,000 invested in wheels, tires, and brakes. This jeep is low geared for desert fun. It’s really not for the road because of the low gears. It has a factory air compressor from the military and an air hose line to the bumper for filling up tires if you have to let the air out. New muffler and tail pipe. High back bucket seats with 4 point harnesses. Every thing works, lights, brakes, and spot lights. Rebuilt carb and 4cyl. motor with 4 spd trans. Comes with 372 page laminated service manual book and have clean tile in hand. Call Louis @ 760-395-0542 or cell# 541-217-9415 ”

http://imperial.craigslist.org/cto/1168853097.html

 
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1953 M-38a1 Zillah, Wa $1200 (wow)

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1953_m38a1_zillahThis is a great price.

“1953 Willys M38A1,2300cc ford 4 clyinder engine, 35in. bucshot mudders, aluminum wheels,bikini top,needs battery but runs and drives good. Moved out of the country, must sell.”

http://yakima.craigslist.org/cto/1099880792.html

 
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1956 M-38A1 Fife, Wa $900 (includes OD)

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, OD Saturn/Warn

1956_m38a1_fifeHere’s a great price on a M-38A1 that includes an Overdrive.  It is a project, but it has a variety of interesting parts, including some nice diamond plating, good roll cage and more.

“1956 Willys M38 A1 Project Jeep. $900.  Clean title in hand, wont take too much to get her on the trail. Chevy 327 with newer Holly carb. T90 tranny. Dana 18 transfer case with twin stick. Warn overdrive. Dana 44 rear with 5.38 gears and welded spiders. Dana 25 front with 5.38 gears open with full time lock. but locking hubs are fairly cheap. Tilt steering column…..”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/1091841521.html

 
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1953 CJ-5 Spokane, Wa $1200 or trade

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

1953_cj5_spokaneIf this truly is a 1953, then I suspect this is a M-38a1, as I don’t *think* CJ-5s were manufactured prior to 1955.  I like it because it sports what look like nice, old school slot aluminum rims which are hard to find.   The body parts appear in good condition too.  There might be some other good points also.

“I have a 1953 cj 5 project and need to make more room for race car stuff…lol….. I want 1200 cash or trade for the following (see craigslist ad) ….  Arin.  509 863 8953… Best offer by sunday and it goes!!!!”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/bar/1040827117.html

 
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1952 M-38a1 Toledo, Wa No Price

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1952 was the first year for the M-38a1.  I can’t remember seeing a top quite like this on an M-38a1.  If you can scrape all the paint off, this may be very restorable.

“LOOKING FOR CJI HAVE A 1952 M38A1 MILITARY JEEP THIS JEEP HAS A 24 VOLT SYSTEM HARD TOPVERY VERY VERY LITTLE RUST TOPS BEEN ON IT WHOLE LIFE LOOKING FOR MAYBE A NEWER CJ7 OR SCRAMBLER WRANGLER TO TRADE IT RUNS AND DRIVEBUT THE ONLY THING IT NEED IS A NEW BRAKE CYLINDER..EMAIL ME IF INTERESTED HAS ALL ORIGINAL SEATS PLUS BACK FOLD DOWN SEAT ORIGINAL.MILITARY WINCH ON FRONT..THANKSF OR LOOKING ALSOIM NOT TRADING FOR JUNK THIS JEEP IS WORTH $$$ NEEDS PAINTED”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bar/945324668.html

 
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1955 M-38a1 Bonney Lake, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800

Not a bad price for a non-rusty, full cage, buick v6, running jeep.  Might even get it for less. Given the rope that ties the gear shift to the dashboard, I’d say project number one would be fixing the tranny from popping out of gear getting a nicer piece of rope to hold the 2wd in place 🙂

“1955 Willys CJ5 Jeep, 225 Buick V6 3 speed, 5.38 gears. Welded rear end, BesTop soft top, YJ buckets and rear seat. Swampers with 50% tread. No rust, very solid tub. Full cage”

 
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1953 M-38A1 San Mateo, Ca $1500

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Here's a labor day weekend deal. If the only problems really are a water pump making noise and brakes that need attention, then this is a great price.  It's worth a look if you are looking for a m-38a1.

" For Sale: 1953 Willys Military Jeep M38A1/CJ2A: This is a Labor Day Week End Sale! And just in time for deer season. The price is: $1500.00 dollars. This is a great deal for someone who is looking for an older reliable jeep and a part of history. All drive train in good shape, Engine, Transmission, Transfer case, rear end and front wheel drive. Clear California title, and is currently registered. Warn hubs on front wheel drive. Thor PTO Winch with about 100’ feet of 3/8” cable (works great).  Jeep Cons: needs a water pump (Water pump bearing is starting to make noise) and brakes will need attention (Leak in master cylinder). Jeep runs very well, fun to drive, and starts right up. If you are interested in this jeep please call (650) 347-8434 (home) or (650) 504-0920 (cell) Thanks, Phil."

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/818277073.html

 
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1952 M-38a1 Sweet Home, Oregon $6500

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This sure looks 100% stock (with the exception of the roll bar).   It may be a great find for someone wanting a M-38a1 to restore.

" For Sale or Trade 1952 Willy's Jeep. Has Full Rag Top with Doors and Gas Can. In original Condition. Even has Shovel under Hood! $6500 or Trade for NICE Quad 4×4 500cc or LARGER. Price Firm."

http://salem.craigslist.org/cto/792099418.html 

 
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1954 CJ-3B Westfall, Or eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, M-38A1

UPDATE:  This CJ-3B is back on ebay (last time was mid may).  Starting bid is now $2200.

The beginning bid price is $2500, which is a bit high for a non running jeep. The rims and tires look new and in good shape.  Westfall Oregon is in the middle of eastern Oregon, a ways off either highway 20 or 26.

"For sale is a 1954 Willys CJ-3B, "High Hood". This is the jeep Willys replaced the CJ-3A with, by adding the new overhead engine. Being a taller engine, it needed more room, so, Willys raised the hood. I bought this Willys from a man who was driving it back and forth to work. He had started to restore the jeep, (pulled the radiator, front clip, started some body work…) then he ran out of time, and sold it to me. It is not running at this time….."

View more pics of this on eBay