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1952 CJ-3A? Fresno, CA $2000


No pics provided.


“1952 Willys Jeep. V6 4X4 stick shift. Running great. Built in tow bar to tow it with you anywhere. Hydraulic winch. Title in hand, on non-op”


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1951 M-38 Annapolis, MD $5400


The body has had some work.


“1951 Willys M38 military Jeep. Runs great. Good frame and drive line. Body is a little rough. 4×4 converted from 24 volts to 12.”

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1952 M-38 Medford, OR $2850


Bill shared this one. It has an OD, a front PTO with a winch, and maybe the Hudson steering upgrade (can’t tell for sure).


“This Jeep is pretty cool
It’s a rebuilt Buick V6
And new brakes, new wheel cylinders, a new master cylinder, a new clutch and pressure plate…a new starter, locking rear hubs, O/D.. A power take-off wench, back bench seat, 2 front seats, and a tow bar..
It runs great, looks good.. Just needs the lights rewired.
Give me a call at a decent time in the day and I’ll let you check it out.”

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1951 M-38 Corsicana, TX $7000


No obvious rust.


“Nice running Jeep. Good for running around at the ranch or hunting lease.’

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1952 M-38 Cape Cod, MA $5500


Has some updates.


“Very nice Willys in good shape. Runs and drives well. Includes extras. $5,500 OBO”

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1950 M-38 Sacramento, CA $1500


Might be some value here.



“I purchased this Willy’s several months ago as a long term project for a relative. They’ve chosen not to take it on and now it could be your project.

The pictures speak for themselves, no engine or transmission. The frame is straight and solid, while the body is in decent condition for an almost 70 y/o vehicle. Some small rust areas, but shouldn’t be a big issue for the right person with fabricating skills. There’s no title.

Feel free to check it out, but I’m absolutely firm on the price.”


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1952 M-38 Roseburg, OR $4200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/19/2019) Has some updates, including an f-head engine. Seems in good shape.


“1952 Willy’s flat fender
Original flat head 4, runs great.
Newer procomp suspension and steering components.
31″ procomp mt
Good condition, great classic or hunting rig.
Warn winch, tow bar.
Electric fuel pump.
Bikini top only
Good interior
Clean title in my name, !!READ!!:–I have missed placed the if I do not find it before it sells I will personally got to the dmv with who ever buys it.”

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1952 M-38 Upland, CA $4500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/01/2018) It’s a project


“All original 1952 m38 military Jeep. Very complete have been collecting all parts for 20 years now, But lost storage to keep it anymore. Many impossible to find parts come with it over 7500$ invested in this Jeep. My lose your gain 5000$”


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1952 Model? Sutter, CA $5200


No pics provided. I’d guess it’s an M-38 or CJ-3A.


“Getting rid of my jeep. I don’t have the time to fix it up like I planned. Has a buick v6 runs great. Full cage 35s on it.”

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1950 M-38 Harvey’s Lake, PA $4000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(02/02/2019) This has some PA Air guard history.


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“1950 Willys M38 Military Jeep

This Jeep served in the Army and PA Air Guard. Had awesome patina! The m38 is the most sough after flat fender Jeeps.

Before we start… THIS IS A PROJECT that has had a good start.
A lot of the hard work has been done. I repeat, THIS IS A PROJECT.

-Inline 4 Cyl Go Devil Engine (non original)
-T90 Manual Tran (original to Jeep)
-Body is fairly solid. Frame is 100 percent solid. Front floor pan has been replaced and needs to be welded into place
– Have the original military wheels (two tires date back to 1952)
-Front and Rear drive shafts have been rebuilt
-New Clutch Cable
-Trans and Transfer Case Fluid Changed

The Jeep runs, and moves on its own. The cooling system needs to be finished (Have radiator and new hoses), brakes need to be totally gone over (Have new master cylinder), gas pedal not hooked up at moment. A piece of wire operates the carb to lot drive. Gauges are missing. Jeep is Wired to start, but whole Jeep needs to be rewired..”

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1951 CJ-3A? Bellflower, CA $3800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800.

(02/04/2019) This is listed as a CJ-3a, but may well be an M-38. I can’t quite tell if this has a battery cowl hole or not.


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“1951 willy CJ3A
Motor Was Changed Out To A 1970 CJ 304 V8
It’s got late model running gear with headers
Holley fuel injection
4×4 Works Great
it is a four-speed
I do have the bikini top
original miles on the motor says 37k
it has a Remote controlled !
But other than that the jeep is in good condition ”


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Year? M-38 Fort Meade, FL $1950


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/07/2018) It’s rough, but engine appears ready to reinstall.


“M38 Military Jeep. Body is usable. Engine has new rings and bearings. Glass in windshield frame needs to be replaced. Comes with hood, fenders and top frame. Lots of small parts including seat frames”

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Year? M-38 Toccoa, GA $3800


It’s a project.


“1953 willys m38 jeep. Drive train is in good condition. New master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brakes, brake hoses, brake lines, oil pump, fuel pump, points, condincer, cap, rotor, plugs, wires. Spare set of wheels, new set of street tires to go on extra wheels. The back is full of spare parts like jerry cans, straps, blackout lights, army jeep hardware ext. go devil 134 engine.”

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1952 M-38 Winston-Salem, NC $7000


May be worth a look.


“I am selling my 52 Airforce M38 . I have a descent marine version trailer to go with it. we did a ground up restoration on this jeep . does not have a top . Has a new wiring harness installed , new exhaust system along with many nos parts Does not have any stenciling yet”

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1952 M-38 Nashville, TN $16,900


UPDATE: Rob notes that this has been converted to 12 Volt.

Looks pretty complete.


“1952 Willys Model M38 Army Jeep. Runs and looks great. Complete body off restoration in 2010, I have pictures documenting process through restoration. Has a top that has rarely been used. It has been upgraded to a 12 Volt system. Not interested in any trades. Only serious buyers.”





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Year? M-38 Rusk, TX No Price


Has some mods, including cuts into the side of the body. Has some EasyLok hubs.


“1954 m38 military Willy’s Jeep. Has 57,000 original miles manual transmission. Great shape for its age. All original except for the brand new 9000 pound winch on the front. Would make a nice deer lease ride or for someone who collects them.”


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1951 M-38 Hico, TX $6500


Runs and drives. Has some EasyLok hubs.


“Perfect hunting wagon! No title comes with Bill of sale 4 Cylinder Starts and drives”

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Year? M-38 Mason, TX $1800


Seller has listed this as a 1941, but clearly it’s an M-38. The sides have been modified.


“1941 Willys jeep with five digit serial number. One of the first 10,000 made that year. Serial number denotes it was made for the Marine Corp. MC66582. It has been converted to 12 volt and was running since conversion. Motor turns freely and will not take much to get running.”

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1953? M-38 San Diego, CA $5500


Looks to be an M-38 with a CJ-3A windshield.



“53 willys jeep runs drives new tires and battery registration non op.
Will at at big 3
Trades welcome
Pre 76 no smog only”w


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1954? M-38/M-38A1? Schanksville, PA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, M-38A1

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“4 cylinder original Jeep. New copper radiator, new windshield, paint, carb. Antique tag. Many reinforced body and frame work. Motor runs great. Awesome paint job with clean detailing. Must see! New military tires.”

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1952 Model? Crownsville, MD $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, M-38A1, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided.


“52 Willy’s Jeep. Clear title. Rolling chassis needs new body tub. New frame and body parts. Original transmission and front/rear ends. New suspension, wheels, tires, steering box etc. Buick iron V6 at engine builder. Finish motor yourself or have him build to your spec.”

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1952 M-38 Sandwich, MA $8500


Dan’s selling this M-38 which was used inside an NC factory for years.


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“This 1952 M-38 Jeep Willys is in very good condition. I use it locally on Cape. It has a tow bar to pull behind another vehicle and a basket to fit into the trailer hitch for carrying coolers, etc. I also have other miscellaneous parts and supplies that will be included.

This Jeep was used inside a factory in NC for many years. My Dad purchased it and my brother fixed it up and took very good care of it. I now have it garaged on Cape and occasionally drive it to the golf course. It runs and drives well.

I ask that potential buyers provide me with a phone number so I can call to discuss.”

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Year? M-38 Kiowa, CO $1750


I’m not sure how much value is here.


“Project Jeep, Newly rebuilt Ford 302. Includes solid windshield frame. Body not currently attached to frame.”


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1951 M-38 Loa, UT eBay


Staring bid is $2500.

View all the information on eBay


“Genuine Willys Overland Jeep M38 Army Military issue 1951
This little Willys M38 has been painted blaze hunter orange but under that it still wears its original army olive drab green! Does not have glass in the windshield frame. Jeep still retains much of its original attire including: seats, wheels, tires, blackout lights, fuel tank, tail-gate, bumper, bumperettes, serial plate, and many other small items that usually get stripped after 66 years. Even the US 5 gallon gas can is 1951!

The tub itself is actually in good shape, the only real serious cancer resides under the gas tank as pictured. It’s has a seam split in that area that was created for drainage. Also, a few holes punched out with a screwdriver in the storage compartment for drainage.

This jeep does NOT include an engine, but I have a complete working Willys L134 flat-head 4 cylinder engine that could be included with the sale. Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in adding.

I currently do not have the title, the lady I bought it from lost it in her house?? She did give me a photograph of the title.

Over-all this army Jeep is a great candidate for a restoration project! These Jeep’s are legends, they worked hard for the soldiers who fought, bled and died for freedom…”

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1952 M-38 Gilbert, AZ $13,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,000.

(01/29/2019) Abe is selling his M-38. Contact him directly at 720-839-1806 if interested.





“1952 M-38 95% restored. If you are looking for a fun collector car, or if you like to have people wave as you drive down the road, this is the jeep for you.

M38 was a Korean War era Jeep that was only in production for 2.5 years. Original Body tub. All wires redone front to back. New gauges, gauge cluster, exhaust, fuel lines, fuel tank, brakes, new original wheels, new tires, upholstery, windshield, windshield seal, pintle hook, antenna, starter, solenoid, carburetor rebuild, new air intake, pioneer gear (axe/shovel). I have original data plate, and paint for touch up. This is great in a parade or to advertise your business!

I have clean title, so you dont have to worry about inspection or anything.

The only thing not original on this jeep is that it was converted to 12 volt (regular battery works) and we added seat belts and turn signals, and a horn that makes a fun sound.

I have had in the family for 30 years. Only selling, because I am tired of having too much stuff and I just dont drive it enough to enjoy it like I used to.

NO TRADES, I do not need help selling. Cash or verifiable cashiers check. I have title and Im ready to sell. Buy it before I change my mind!”