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1950 M-38 Riner, VA $1200

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This is an incomplete project. The frame has mods.

https://blacksburg.craigslist.org/pts/d/blacksburg-1950-m38-jeep-flatfender/7270416185.html

“Selling my m38 project. It wasn’t a great candidate for restoration so I started taking it in this direction. No engine, no transmission\x-case. Rough tub, cowl good tho, uncut dash. Grill, fenders, hood, windshield frame, seat frames in good condition. Frame is original but has been boxed. Set up with YJ rear leafs all around, new Shackles, hangers and bushings. Includes all small parts. I’m also including pair of scout II dana 44’s. Rather not seperate yet, axles maybe. Lmk if you have any questions and better pictures coming soon. Thanks for looking”

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1952 M-38 Weatherford, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/03/2020) Runs and drives, but body sounds rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/179951393742292

“1952 Willys Jeep M38 Comes with Bill of sale Trail Engine Runs and Drives Trans goes thru all gears Electric fuel pump Not original seats New Brake Lines New Master Cylinder previous owner put thick rubber on the floor with stainless steel plate on top of floor pans for reinforcement, the original floor pans are very rusty The M38 is a 68 yr old it has rust, and is a project. Kinda Rare only 60k produced Also has an Ultra Rare Arctic Top with the doors. Rear hatch also opens up. Appears to be in good condition. I can send more pictures upon request.”

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1953? M-38 and Trailer Weiser, OR eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Bill spotted this combo on eBay.

View all the information on eBay

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“1953 Willys M-38 jeep plus a 1/4 ton Bantam trailer (civilian)!! The jeep is 100% original with a 24 volt system, frame off restoration. The color is 24087, Korean War time. The tires are new – 700×16. The transmission is 3 speed with a 2 speed transfer case. (Both have been reconditioned.) The motor has been overhauled; it has a waterproof ignition. The seats have new canvas upholstery. It has a new canvas top. (There are no side curtains or doors.) It includes a canvas winter front closure and M1 rifle rack. (i have an M1 dummy rifle for extra cost.) This vehicle is motor pool ready.
The trailer is marked US Army but is the civilian model. It has a tailgate, a new floor plate, and new tires.) For more information or with questions, call Jim at (208)549-3400 or (208)550-0928. Located in southwest Idaho, 80 miles from Boise.”

 
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1952 M-38 Cedar Pines Park, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1119998038425563

“Military m38a1 willys Jeep. Has Chevy 265 v8 with and top loader 4spd trans mated to original transfer case. Runs and drives, registered with clean title.”

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1950 M-38 Sikeston, MO $8250

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDAT: Still Available.

(01/18/2021) Runs, but doesn’t stop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/690513154965981

“I have for sale an 1950 Willys M38 G740 military jeep. Great patina. Matching title in my name. Title number is taken from the engine. It starts and runs well. It has the original parts on it like: Engine, Transmission, Transfer case, Axles, Springs, Fenders, Hood, Grill, radiator, under hood battery box, Original m38 hard top, Spare tire carrier, Jerry can and holder, All three seats with new covers, Gas tank, original rims, bumperettes, pintle hitch, rebuilt Carb, rebuilt fuel pump, fuel tank and etc. It is still 24 volts electric. It does not stop. It does have some rust. It will need wiring harness, tires, fuel tank cleaned, radiator repaired, seals and lubricants.”

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1952 M-38CDN (Ford) Huntingdon, QC, Canada $1400 CDN

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

This is a rare Ford-Canadian made M-38CDN. It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/421521195843161/

“Unique M38 CDN (Canadian) jeep made by Ford to Willys specs in Windsor, Ontario. Only 2135 ever assembled. Jeep contains CAR No. 52-30983 (this number was assigned to the jeep upon reception by the Canadian army base and was inscribed on the left front frame connecting to the bumper-please see photo). This particular one has been sitting in a barn for over 30 years. Unfortunately, missing windshield, hood, front right fender, registration plate, but vehicle still good for restoration or for parts. Asking USD $1,100 (CAD $1,400).”

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1951 M-38 Lubbock, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

(02/10/2021) Runs and drives.

“Good old military Jeep for sale these were only made from 49-52 very rare this jeep runs and drives great 4cyl go devil motor with 3sp manual high low t case radiator leaks and it leaks a little oil (rope seals weren’t the greatest) body is fairly straight has some rust it’s 70 years old
Bill of sale only these never had titles”

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1951 M-38? Idleyld Park, OR $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has some worn Desert Dogs. It could be an M-38 or might be a 2A or 3A with a replacement body.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/sutherlin-1951-willys-jeep/7274244998.html

“1951 Willys Jeep 283 motor,ran when parked,needs rear end work”

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1952 M-38 Findlay, OH $9500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/431294008184393/

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1952 M-38 Chassis Walden, NY $4500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Does not include the tires and rims.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/265964411606366/

“Hello all here is a beautifully restored m38 chassis , everything was rebuilt front to back , save time and money with this build asking $4500 or best offer , located in Walden ny”

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1952 M-38 Heath, OH $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/01/2020) Appears to have an earlier head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/503999257250184

“Freshly rebuilt engine 4cyl 134L New tires and rims and carburetor, fuel Tank, fuel lines, radiator”

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1951 M-38 Hawarden, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE II: Skip is looking for this M-38. It was restored by his father and sold before he passed away. If you know anything about it, feel free to email me at d@deilers.com and I will connect you with Skip.

Originally marked sold May 27, 2016 **SOLD** WAS $6200 and sold out of Hawarden, Iowa

This may be a good price.

“1951 Willys M38 Military (amphibious) Jeep. Very good shape, has all new top, windows and doors, very good tires, excellent body and paint. Runs good. Retired farmer owned. Please call only (leave message).”

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1950 MC-38? Charlotte, NC $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

The seller of this believes this to be one of the six M-38 pilot vehicles, also known as MC-38s: http://www.cj3a.info/sibling/m38/pilot.html …. However, after looking at the jeep, it has been modified to such an extent that even if it was one of the pilot models, there’s very little left of it. That said, I can see nothing that identifies it as an early model: 1) Serial number of MC 10149 is too late (serial number on data plates); 2) No full-floating axles (pilots had the WWII rear axles); 3) No battery box (battery box lid hinges were on the sides of the pilot vehicles); 4) wrong windshield setup  … the list goes on.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/181798629779233/

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1950 M-38 Sikeston, MO $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/18/2020) Mark posted this mostly original M-38 at warjeeps.com. It does have some floor patches.

https://semo.craigslist.org/cto/d/sikeston-1950-willys-m38-g740-army-jeep/7256366271.html
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“The jeep has some rust through in the floor and hat channel on the passenger side. It does have some floor repairs already done.

It Has the following:

24 volts electrical components. All three seats, Pintle, bumperettes, spare tire carrier, jerry can and holder, top bow brackets, first aide box, gas tank (needs cleaning) four m38 wheels, engine lifting bracket, Carter 637s carb, correct vacuum fuel pump, under hood battery box and other original parts.

The engine runs well without any smoke. Running it on a auxiliary fuel tank now.

Most of this work was done some time ago and has set. Due to it setting, some of the seals are starting to fail.

New or rebuilt parts:
Engine,
Fuel pump,
Carburetor
Front axle (needs the shims checked again)
Brakes (lines, wheel cylinder and master cylinder)
Transmission
Transfer case
Exhaust (short pipe, long pipe and muffler.
Has matching number title in my name.
Things it will need:
rewired and Tires”

 
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1952 M-38 Glen Cove, NY $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/08/2020) This looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/600613120862945/

“1951 m38 Jeep , all original with original 24 volt system and original parts any rebuilt parts are NOS. 4 wheel drive works good”

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1950 M-38 Medford, OR $8000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2021) Some additional pics would be useful.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/803918710188394

“Clean new motor needs brake work runs great all four wheel drive works great”

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1951 M-38 Flowery Branch, GA $18,600

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape, but some more pics would be helpful.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/atq/d/flowery-branch-1951-willys-m38-jeep/7256010716.html

“mechanically restored, with engine rebuild by an a actual motorpool vet. starts first crank. lots of parts and accessories. happy to answer questions and I can send you a link with great parade photos! this is an Antique you can really enjoy. Its ready for its new caretaker!”

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1951 CJ-3A/M-38/CJ-2A Gloster, LA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, M-38

This is a mix of parts. The body is M-38, but the chassis is CJ, probably CJ-3A given the engine and radiator. The Windshield is obviously CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/615016982551054

“1951 willis jeep dont know much about it, try n to sell it for my neighbor. He has all the paperwork jeep is clean.”

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Year? M-38 Lockhart, TX $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Engine is locked. Unclear how much value is here. It’s listed as a 1949, but clearly is an M-38.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936926646839037

“Just got. Motor seems locked but not too bad. All original”

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Year? M-38 Houston, TX $4500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500 for the holidays.

Autoquest Jeep is selling this vehicle. It’s got a replacement body, but the frame looks to be an M-38 based on the boxed front frame rails. For a good comparison of an M-38 frame vs. a CJ-3A frame check out this image from Was at the Willys M Jeeps site:

Now for the ad …

https://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/d/houston-m38-army-jeep-project-special/7250387456.html

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“** 1949-1952 M38 Willys Project Army Jeep, green/tan, 4 cyl flathead L motor, 3spd

Info we have is this M38 Army Jeep was restored about 30 yrs ago & was last registered for street use in 1992. Previous owner bought in 1993 to use as a hunting Jeep & was not registered for legal use on the road since that date. Was reported to be running when parked. We would recommend a full servicing @ least or a rebuild to get it back on the road.

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1952 M-38 Grand Junction, CO No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Seller does not want to part this out.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/pts/d/grand-junction-1952-willys-m38/7238931203.html

“Started frame up restoration, lost interest. The tub is in awesome condition, for being almost 70 years old. It is not rusted out. The small parts are done and painted. The floating Dana 44 rear diff is complete with new 5:38 gears. The Dana 25 front diff needs to be assembled. Comes with tailgate, windshield, and hood, also comes with the fully functional original trans and t-case, and a spare trans and t-case. There is also a complete Best Top soft top with soft doors and the frame work. Has a clean Colorado title. Need to sell complete, I will not part it out or sell parts individually. This would be a good starter project for someone looking to go back to factory military or custom flat fender. Parts are easily sourced on the net”

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1947 CJ-2A/M-38 Denver, CO $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38

This is a mix of M-38 and CJ-2A parts. The f-head isn’t original to either the CJ-2A and M-38.

https://denver.craigslist.org/for/d/denver-willys-jeep-1947/7234793269.html

“1947 Jeep Willys
Runs & drives good
Has original 4 cylinder engine
With only 111000 original miles on it
Manual transmission
4 wheel drive
Clean Colorado title
Tires are 35 x 12.50 R15
I have extra wheels with tires on them”

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Year? M-38 Jackson, MO $1050

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Has a Sears/Allstate-branded Meyers hardtop. Also has a variety of original parts. Might be a good parts rig.

https://semo.craigslist.org/pts/d/jackson-willys-military-jeep/7242918669.html

“M38 Willy’s Jeep. Early 1950s. No title. Good for parts. All data plates on dash. Calls only.”

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1950 M-38 Hemet, CA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has updates.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/hemet-1950-willys-jeep-m38-convertible/7235366557.html

“1950 Willys M38 Jeep. Jeep runs great. Super fun to cruise around town or go off-roading in. Brand new leather top. Many new parts. Fires right up. Have priced them out in this condition and they’re $15K-$25K. $12K takes It”

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1952 M-38 Pittsburgh, PA $19,900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

No photos included in the ad.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/d/pittsburgh-1952-m38/7239417397.html

“952 M38 (MC35123). Frame off restoration. 24v (12v ignition). Includes locking hubs, directionals, rifle rack, 24v distributor, wires and spark plugs.”