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1949? M-38 Roxbury, CT $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(06/21/2015) Listed as a 1949, it looks more like  a M-38.

“49 willies jeep runs and drives great”


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M-38, CJ-2A & Parts Jeep Douglasville, GA $2000


Appears to be some value here.

“Needs complete restoration – some body rust; not running. Late 1940’s CJ2A, needs restoration, engine did run; 3 speed trans bad. Late 1940’sCJ2Afor body parts – no engine or trans. Selling
all three for $2,000.”


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1950 M-38 Kalispell, MT $2500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

Lots of updates, but has a burnt valve.

“1950 m38 military jeep that has been updated. the drivetrain has been converted to cj5 stuff. dana 27 front that has been converted to disc brakes, dana 44 rear, buick oddfire engine, t14 3 speed, dana 18 case, converted to 12v, 2.5″ lift springs, and power steering added. currently runs and drives but the engine has a burnt valve from the previous owner running unleaded fuel. trans pops out of first but have another good transmission. I have some extra parts to go with it. does not come with hard top, comes with a standard windshield. asking 3000 obo or trade for a boat or guns.”


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1952 M-38 Huntington Beach, CA $3500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

(05/02/2015) No word on whether it runs or not.

“1952 M38 WILLYS JEEP-
Here it is, ready for you to restore. All original 52′ M38, lowest production jeep made. Jeep was a NV county service vehicle, never been in the DMV system.
I found this jeep in a barn in Navada City, very little rust. I was going to restore, have to many projects.
Needs to go!”


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Year? M-38 Kent, WA $4300


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4300.

I have an unknown year M38 for sale. It runs and drives very well. It has the tool box under the passage seat and is fairly clean. Fuel tank has been pulled and cleaned out so no corrosion is inside. I’m asking $5,000 as they were only made from 1950-1952. It has three shifter knob’s and the air breather cut out in the hood.”


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MB/M-38 San Gabriel Valley, CA $6700


It’s a mix of parts.

“This Willys is a true survivor. The id number is a MB number, but is considered a 1947 by the DMV. The tub is a MB. The jeep was modified for a film to look like a M38. The driver side has been smoothed over with bondo at some point, but the ribs for the tools can be seen on the inside.
The window is post war as well as the M38 grille. The jeep will need to be seen.
It needs tlc for sure but is a driver.
I have the window rubber, just no glass.
The engine is what I can best figure is a 1953 F-Head Hurricane engine. It has the generator, but is wound to a 12v system.
It has Model A tail lights.
The tires are new as of July 22nd. I also had Willys hand painted on the rear tailgate, as well as a personal tribute to a fallen family member, as well as a WWII Kilroy was here.
I am also having the rims painted green this week.
I am fixing it up as I keep driving it. If it doesn’t sell for my price, I will be fixing it up and keeping it.
The footlocker doesn’t go with the jeep.”


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1951 CJ-3A Chiloquin, OR $900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/06/2015) It’s a project.

“I’m selling this Jeep being I was going to start it as a project but don’t have time now that I am a student. It comes with a 4 cly flat head that should be good or that is what the last owner told me. There is a parts engage as well but ether way both will have to be gone through. All the drive train is there and the body will need work however its a good start for a project car. I am not interested in trading, cash only please. I have the title in hand.”


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1953 M-38/CJ-3A Abilene, TX $3500


It’s a mix of parts.

“Selling my 1953 Willys jeep….Its a 53 CJ-3A frame and running gear with a M38 Body.. Has all these new parts… gas tank, water pump,carburetor, radiator, brake lines, 5 brand new tires….starts and runs fine the only thing is that it will need a clutch sometime in the near future…all gauges and lights work…. tow bar and 2500lb winch included… NO TITLE… I can give you a Bill of Sale only…. asking $3500.00 cash…. email this post for more info…”


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4 Jeeps Midway City, CA $5000/each


UPDATE: Back on Craigslist.

Four non-oringal jeeps for sale. $5,000 each buyout or best offer for all. Click the links below for photos of each jeep (from photobucket).

1. 1942 Jeep
2. 1942 Jeep
3. 1951 Jeep
4. 1952 Jeep

“*Rebuilt Engines*
*Run Great*
**No classic/original parts*
$5,000 each buyout or best offer for all




1952 M-38 Jeep — cargo area built from diamond plating.

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1952 M-38 Henryville, KY $2150


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2150.

(07/12/2015) Appears to have potential.

“Willy Jeep 1952 M38. , have original brass data plates, good frame 4 good military rims, body is not beat up,, repairable, lots of new parts, , new repro windshield, left fender. hood, transmisson cover, grill, approx,, $1500, in new parts,correct rmc serial# engine block. engine is currently seized ,soaking it now, no title, no seat frames or radiator,”

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1952 M-38 Dartmouth, MA $10,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

“Runs and drives great.frame off restoration 15 years ago.used very little since. Mileage unknown.”


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Year? M-38 Frisco, CO $7000


Titled as a 46 CJ-2A, the seller reports it is all M-38. Maybe someone swapped a VIN plate from a 2A to the M-38 for title purposes.

“This is a very nice Willys, it runs and drives and stops great and is a lot of fun. The body is straight, clean, and has no rust or dents. It has an after market m38 body on an m38 frame but is titled as a 1946 cj2. I have owned this jeep for 3 years and have had my fun with it. It drives straight down the road and the 4 wheel drive works perfectly. All fluids have been changed, new plugs, wires, oil bath was changed to oil filter with braided lines, new water pump, new starter, new fuel pump, shocks, tires and wheels, brakes, brake lines, axles were rebuilt with Warn hubs and the electric system has been converted to 12 volt. Comes with extras including Tiger top soft top with doors, the top is perfect I just like going topless and the jeep sits in a heated garage when I am not driving it. I also have a total of 10 wheels and tires 5 have about 800 miles on them and the others are the tall skinnys . I have the rear draw bar, spare tire holder, jerry can, old oil bath, 6 foot Western snow plow that was never installed, extra carb, and a box misc. parts. Now the bad, it has the typical jeep leaks, the bottom seat covers are torn but foam is in good shape, and the e brake is not installed but I have the parts. This thing is a real head turner and a lot of fun.”


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1952 M-38 Sikeston, MO $925


Might have some value?

“I have for sale this willys army jeep. It has a general motors 153 four cylinder in it. I have not had the engine running, but does turn over. It has rust through on the body, but can be restored. It has two data plates on it that have matching serial numbers. It has several good parts on it.”


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1952 M-38 Coburg, OR $7000

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It sure looks like there’s been nicely rebuilt, though not perfectly stock. It could be a good price.

“Beautifully restored 1952 Jeep with tow bar attachment. Runs and looks great. Original motor, military tires and much more. No trades or PayPal.”


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2 1951 M-38s Zabcikville, TX $5000


Neither has a title.

“I’m selling my two 1951 m38 willys jeeps. The green one has ran recently and has a ford 2.0 liter engine working 4wd and fairly new tires. The other one has a flathead engine and transmission removed mainly good for parts no titles but will give bill of sale trades possible”


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1952 M-38 East Wenatchee, WA $4000


Looks sound.

“This was a military Jeep that had a snorkel for running through water. Runs and could be easily restored. ”


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1951? M-38? Loveland, CO $7900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7900.

(03/23/2015) Seller lists this as a M-38, but it appears to have a MB/GPW body and fenders.


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The engine has been completely rebuilt, balanced rotating assembly with new balancer and flex plate. Piston are 9.3:1 .030 over SpeedPro with Teflon coated skirts, Aluminum Heads have 200cc intake runner and 60cc chambers, (valve are one piece forged PBM Erson EV8 staineless steel 2,02 / 1.600, Bronze valve guides, Chrome Moly PBM Retainers and Keepers, Erson Springs good for .550-Lift, 7/16 ARP screw in studs ans Guide plates, ans ARP Head Bolds), Double Roller Timing Chain, 5/16 Hardened Push Rods, SpeedPro Camshaft 214/224 with .472/.496 lift, Erson Forged 1.6 Aluminum Roller Rockers with needle bearing fulcrum), Aluminum Intake, Edelbrock 1403, 500CFM Carb, GM HEI Distributor, GM Delco Remy Alternator and new starter.

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1952 M-38 Lenoir City, TN $1500


Looks rough.

“1952 M38 Willys Jeep. Has L134 flathead. Tub is in fair shape, will need floorpan and cowl work. No windshield frame, but I have parts hoods to go with it. Have not started it but the motor turns freely. No title, but has serial number plate. 1500 obo.”


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1951 M-38 Signal Hill, CA $4900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4900.

(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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1951 M-38 Jackson, TN $5000

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If it runs, it might be a good price.

“Up for sale is this 1951 M38 Jeep Willis issued to Marine Corp. Own this piece of history!”


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1952 M-38 Medford, OR $4200


The steps and passenger side of this M-38 have been altered.

“1952 Willys Jeep M-38
Motor 1978 Buick V-6 original
3 speed transmission and running gear
Gear Ratio 5.88

Tow hitch and Winch Bumper
4 38×9.50 Super swampers on ultra type 61 rims
spare wheel (steel Rim)
full soft top with doors
bikini top
original seats
jerry can
aftermarket heater
components to make clutch hydraulic”


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Year? M-38 El Cajon, CA $4000


Has a few updates. Listed as a 1953.

“Jim feuling rebuilt the engine.Buick v6.rewoeked electrical.runs. Solid body,little no rust,straight.”


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1947 CJ-2A Taylor, MI $4500


It needs some work.

“1952 WILLYS M38 JEEP . Has been in storage since 1976. Original 4×4 drivetrain except motor. Has 289 ford motor conversion kit. Runs excellent, has edelbrock intake setup with cam and headers.Solid tub, original gauges and equipment holders.This was a civil air patrol jeep. Needs brake work”


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1952 Model? Canby, OR $1500

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

No pics provided.

“52 jeep willy’s. In pieces, all parts there except motor. Want 1500 obo. ”


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1952 M-38 Longmont, CO $3800


No pics provided.

“1952 Willys M38 all original no rust. Motor ready to be pulled for rebuild. Ran before I started on the project.”