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1952 M-38 Spanish Fork, UT $3500


Needs some work.

“1952 M38 has new brake lines ,new fuel lines, rebuilt engine. Bottom end. New windshield frame. New seats. I have lost interest in finishing this jeep. Great build. Needs new owner.”


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Year? M-38 And Trailer Parowan, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

This could be a good price. Seller indicates this was a never assembled, crate bought M-38. And, it includes a trailer!

“This was bought in a crate in 1958 unassembled from the army has never been completed never has been driven or registered was stored for 35 years inside but has been outside the last few nice project has Dana axles other trailer available”

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Year? M-38 Pearl River, LA $4295


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/28/2017) Listed as an “all original” 1948 .. need I say more?

“1948 Willis Jeep, stick shift, all original, runs good!”


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1952 M-38 Bozeman, MT $5900

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

This originally belonged to the State of Montana.

“THE BEST X-MAS GIFT EVER!! 1952 Willys Overland M38 For Sale!! A TRUE PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY!! This jeep was given to the State of Montana after serving in the Korean War. Only one owner after sold from the State Of Montana. Runs good, drives good and stops. Military Issued “Cold Weather Package.. (Heater and Solid Doors With Top..) The top is original all aluminum construction with original doors. The vehicle has a coat of “blue” paint over the top of the “Army Drab” the original paint can be seen and inspected around much of the vehicle. Decal and production plates intact on the vehicle.. Clear title with no hassles to drive it away!”


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1951 M-38 Denver, CO $4800


That’s one odd front bumper.

“1951 Willy’s M38 Military Jeep
Buick V6 225 Dauntless engine, Running
3 speed T90 transmission
Dana 18 transfercase
Many new body parts:
– Right body panel
– Rear floor and rear fenders
– Tool box and floor pan
– Seats
– Fuel tank and Fuel pump
– Windshield and frame
– Wheel cylinders and Brake lines
– Brake master cylinder
No title”


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1951 M-38 Thomasville, GA $12,500


This one is ….. colorful.

“Very nice old Jeep Willys. All matching numbers. No rust. Runs very well. No smoke or leaks. Have all original 24 volt equipment, rear seat, snorkel, and various other parts. Cool African safari paint job, but would be easy to paint back original USMC style. Very fun to drive. Very straight body. Rare Jeep. Thanks!”


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1951 M-38 Zottegem, Belgium Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Laurens provided a link to Facebook that has more photos: https://www.facebook.com/Willys-Jeep-M38-135991977104621/

Laurens is selling his nice looking M-38.


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1952 M-38 Windsor, NY $4200


Mouse ate some wiring, so it doesn’t run at the moment. It might not take much to get it going again.

“1952 Willys Jeep. Selling due to the death of the owner. I do not know the details or history of this Willys. It is currently not running because mice ate some wiring. It should run but you should consider as non-running. A couple oddities…there was power brakes and a different gas pedal installed and it has street tires. I guess the plan was to have a daily driver. I don’t know. Anyway, other than that it’s pretty neat looking. I have the transferable registration. $4200.”


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1951 M-38 Krum, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000.

(05/01/2017) Includes the trailer.

“1951 m38 military jeep used in korean war. Original motor has been totally redone along with the wiring. Motor still under warranty and only has @80 miles on it since the work has been done. Jeep has been in the family 40years and has been well kept and out of the weather. Make me a respectful offer”


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1948? M-38 Longmont, CO Make Offer


Listed as a “Navy” 1948, this may have been a Navy M-38.

“1948 Willys Jeep Navy Military issue. Engine runs good needs a little work. Engine is 4 cylinder flat head. Make Offer.”


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1950 M-38 Portland, ME $11,900

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/01/2017) Looks in great shape.

“My personal M38 is for sale because I am downsizing my collection. This is a great example of the M38. Included with the sale is the trailer pictured on the back. This jeep runs, drives, and looks great! Great little weekend cruiser that will get lots of looks.”


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1951 M-38 Signal Hill, CA $4250


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/19/2014) Has the front of the rollcage installed on the steps.

“1951 Jeep m38 283 small block chevy. Runs good, with only about 500 miles on engine. Rebuilt transfer case, bigger brakes all new, dual exaust, bigger dana rear end, heavy duty rear bumper. No texts. Call number for questions.”


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1952 M-38 Cle Elum, WA $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

“Helping my old man sell his jeep. 289 ford, twin stick trans case, 3 speed trans, new tires, dana 27 front end, winch, warn overdrive, 4.27 gears, $4500 or 4800 with top. Sorry no trades looking just to sell unless you have a manual honda crv 5 speed in good shape and some cash. He can only accept calls during the week about 5pm-8pm and anytime on the weekends. Email me and i will send you his number.”


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1952 M-38 Putnam Valley, NY $28,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , , .

This was just posted at warjeeps.com. It looks really nice ….

This fully restored M38 has been body off frame restored, both cosmetically and mechanically to new. This rare, complete Arctic Package M38 includes
a factory removable aluminum hard top and doors with sliding glass windows, 20,000 BTU gas heater and deep water fording system for the air intake & exhaust.”



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1951 M-38 Inland Empire, CA $2000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(09/08/2017) Not sure why the back is solid.

“1951 Willies Jeep motor is not good, but, has Buick v6, 3 speed manual trans with overdrive which was working when I parked it..This is a project Jeep and will need new interior and paint. Body is straight and not rusted.I have had this Jeep for 39 years but no longer have paper work on it.”





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1951 M-38 Deforest, WI $5000


Doesn’t run and has been sitting for 3 decades.

“This jeep has been in a storage shed for over 30 years, I have not had it running. It has a pretty solid body and has most of the original military features in tact. i.e. 24 volt electrical, headlight guards, bows, etc.. I do have a clear title which indicates the 1951 Willys status but does not reflect the same serial number?

There is a rust hole in the right rear corner and the passenger side floor board looks week, other wise pretty solid. The gas tank has been replaced by a civilian tank with smaller filler, not sure why. It does not turn over at this point, but I have not tried very hard.”


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Year? M-38 Kissimmee, FL $1000


A project.

“I have here a 50s style Willy’s Jeep. I got it as a project for me to work on in my spare time. But I have not had time to track down all the parts. This Jeep would be a perfect project and once completed would make for an awesome collection.”



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1951 Model? Cincinnati, OH For Trade


No pics and not much description. Probably an M-38 or CJ-3a.

“the jeep is new so far new motor and tub new every thing looking for jeep wrangler.”


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Jeeps & Military Vehicles For Sale

• CATEGORIES: M-38, M-38A1

Jamison let me know that a friend of his has a large number of jeeps and military vehicles for sale. It looks like they are out of Texas. I don’t have time to go through all the links, so I’ll leave the hunting up to you:

Jeeps: http://vintagemilitarytrucks.com/Jeeps.htm For example, Jamison tells me that a bunch of the M-38A1s for sale here are his friend’s jeeps: http://vintagemilitarytrucks.com/M38A1%20Willys%20Jeep.htm

M725 Ambulance: http://vintagemilitarytrucks.com/M725_Kaiser_Jeep_page.htm

M715: http://vintagemilitarytrucks.com/M715.htm

Kaiser Jeep Deuces: http://vintagemilitarytrucks.com/M35A2.htm

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1951 M-38 Azusa, CA $4995


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4995

(04/08/2017) The M-38 didn’t have full floaters in the rear (see last sentence in description). Jeep looks solid.

“In 1950, Willys introduced the M-38 (identified as an “MC” by Willys), a post-WWII Jeep based on the CJ-3A and fitted will military-specific features, including a one-piece foldable windshield, bottom-mounted wipers, a pintle hook for towing, lifting shackles, and a fuel filler on the drivers side. Pioneer tools (axe and shovel) were mounted on the passenger side, and larger tires were used (7:00×16) along with a waterproof electrical system, requiring a second battery. The M38 suspension and frame were stronger than that of its civilian sibling (the CJ-3A) and had a full-floating rear axle.”


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1953? M-38CDN Big Bear Lake, CA $9000


Original Paint?? This Ford made M-38 has been repowered (f-head?).

“Original paint just put on new tires registered up-to-date pink in hand willing to trade. Great Christmas gift! Also comes with original ax and shovel!!”


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1952 M-38 Maryland $600


That Kelly Half cab has value. Hard to find those.

“Willy’s m38 Jeep for sale, restoration project, has 1/2 hardtop and doors . $600 or best offer , possible trades considered.”



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1951 M-38 Kerens, TX $5500


Odd exhaust out the rear.

“Classic 1951 Willy’s Jeep. Runs and looks great. Great for rancher/ hunter. Price is negotiable.”



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1952 M-38 Champaign, IL $4500


It will need some work.



Clean title in hand. VIN# (serial #) on title matches original badges. I also have the “arctic” package for this jeep, which includes the hardtop and full doors. Jeep is a 3 speed manual and has the PTO unit (to the rear). Sears Roebuck lockout hubs. The engine is an F-134 “Hurricane” (as I’ve determined from the identification numbers on the block). I was told the jeep had been issued to Minot AFB in North Dakota. As I am told, I am the 3rd titled owner from the US Military. After being sold publicly, this jeep ended up on a farm in Minnesota. I also have a copy of the original technical order (manual) as issued by the US Military. The frame appears to only have surface rust and is not compromised. The jeep runs and start on the first turn! It has been updated to a 12-volt system.
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1952 M-38CDN Ford Carefree, AZ $15,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks to be in good shape.

“1952 Jeep Willy, This jeep is only 1 of the 500 that were allowed to be made in Canada.”


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