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1952 M-38 Pinehurst, ID $11,000


UPDATE: Still Available.


“Willy’s m38 military. Very nice solid jeep. Same owner I er 34 years then I purchased it. Lots of new parts. Clear Idaho title. I can email or send more pics and videos. No trades 7800 miles. Amazing no rust Military block. 12 volt”

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1952 M-38 Lebanon, TN Price?


Seller has listed the price as $4444, but I doubt that’s the price. The ad is a little odd.


“Rust is free and very little of it.Going back together as a project currently used for promotional purposes ,That contact expires march 20 and you can call it your own after that.Fly and drive/Well deliver to your doorstep @ 1.00 a mile.Tahnx J.Paul Weber Brewing co.”

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1951 M-38 Nebo, NC $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.


(01/18/2018) “I have a unrestored 1951 Willys M38 Military Jeep for sale.
The engine starts and runs good and drivetrain seems good.
Black in color and still has 24 volt system.
It has some rust in the floor and would probably need a floor pan kit.
The breaks are not working and I think it was the Master Cyl. leaking.
I’ve had it stored for about 15 years and it’s always been garage kept sense I’ve owned it.
For more info give me a call.”
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1952 M-38 Jacksonville, FL $10,000


Lots of work was done on this.


“1952 Jeep Willys M38 For Sale. Original Korean War Jeep. Full (frame off) Restoration. Complete parts list and pictures available for serious buyers only.
Asking $10,000.00 OBO”

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1951 M-38 Riverhead, NY $7695


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7695.

(12/24/2017) It could use a little work, but runs.


“This is a 1951 M38 Jeep. This vehicle has never been civilianized – it is still 24 volt. This is being sold as a project vehicle. The floors in this Jeep are solid. We did some of the major repairs here to present a running vehicle. This includes a new brake system (master cyl, wheel cyls, steel lines), new fuel tank, new steel fuel line set, a tune up, two new batteries, rebuilt carburetor and other small details. We also added new glass in the Windshield and brand new canvas seat cushions. ”

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1952 Ford M-38 Toronto, Canada $19,000

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Not many of these Ford M-38s around.






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1953? CJ-3A/M-38 Taylor Ranch, NM $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/18/2017) Seller describes this as a 1953 CJ-3A. It may be a CJ-3A chassis and M-38 body (seller indicates the body is “new”). It lacks the holes necessary to mount the M-38 grille hinges to the frame.


“This jeep is a 1953 cj3a, but it now has a brand new body tub that is a m38 body. Its just primered to stop from rusting. Lots of new parts rebuilt tcase, and trany diffs have been gone through. The engine turns but hasent been gone through. Its all stock has a doner frame from another jeep. Its like 90%, it does need wireing figured out, or just put new wireing harneses. Also needs brakes looked at, the spring kits were replaced i think not adjusted properly. It stops on one wheel but pedal goes to floor.

We have clear title. Most work was done buy Savios fwd in albuquerque at the time. We dont have the time or money to finnish it. It does retain the factory gauges. The shifters were also cromed out. All the original seats, willys tailgate, no back seat. Some one could easily finish this with alittle time. We got with the intention on converting it to a v8, but would requier to many mods. Plus its a small jeep. Its all original drive train numbers match on diffs, trany engine ect. Some one needs to finish it off.”

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1951 M-38 Inland Empire, CA $2000


UPDATE: Still Available. Pics added.


“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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1952 M-38 Tacoma, WA $8950


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/15/2018) Looks ready for the roads, trails, and mountains.


“geared low, Chev motor 4.3 . No trades”

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1952 M-38 Cle Elum, WA $4500


09UPDATE: Still Available.


“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. 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 CJ-3A Mills River, NC $11,500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,500


(05/09/2017) “1952 Willys M38… was in a Military Museum. All matching Number plates .. Flat fender … Flat top original Willys 4cyl… 10k original miles ..24volt system. . vacuum windshield wipers .. tool kit .. exceptional condition.. No Rust SOLID JEEP …NEW fuel tank. Batteries. And lots moremail new parts .. have all original parts that were replaced…. BEAUTIFUL WILLYS…. Clean Title in hand … $12500 … call for details… ”

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1951 M-38 San Angelo, TX $5500


This has quite a front bumper.


“1951 Willys runs and drives New tires, brakes, upholstery front and back seats, extra gas can.”


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1950 M-38 Hopkinton, RI $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

Tim’s selling this project.


“For Sale: Willys M38/CJ3A Jeep that needs to be put together. Partial List of what it includes:
*new aftermarket tub with zero rust or bodywork (includes new tub, fenders, hood, used tailgate and grille, 2 windshield frames-one has good glass, new top bows/brackets)
*2 front seat frames, no cushions
*clean CJ3A frame in primer
*motor (4 cyl. flathead…I believe civilian, not sure) that was freshened up by previous owner and not run since
*second motor too, not frozen, don’t know if it runs
*2 sets of axles with springs: set from early Willy’s CJ3A chassis (dana 25 long front and dana 41 rear, with springs too) and set from M38 chassis (dana 25 front and dana 44 rear)
*extra hood
*1 transmission
*No wiring harness
*Four 16″ rims plus 4 16″ M151 Mutt rims (with 7.00 x 16 military tires mounted)
*currently completely dismantled
*Only a bill of sale for paper work, no registration or title
*cash sale, in person only…thanks for looking”



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1952 M-38 Huntington Beach, CA $6000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000

(02/10/2018) Looks ready for camping and exploring.


“1952 jeep with 1970 buick v6, warn winch, bfgs 32″
Runs good starts first time every time.
Has full soft top as well.
current arizona registration”

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1949 CJ-3A Suffield, CT $7500


This looks to be a CJ-3A with an M-38 body and front clip (except for grille).


“This CJ3A has been restored with a rebuilt engine and a new body, braking system, 12-volt electrical system, seats and soft top. In addition, five 6 x 16 inch unmounted wheels are included. It’s not perfect, but it runs well. I will consider reasonable offers.”





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1952 M-38 Dacula, GA $18,500

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Seller will take cash or paypal.


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“Note: This Jeep does not have a title. It will be sold with a bill of sale only. Don’t read any further if you can’t deal with buying it on a bill of sale only. Getting a title is possible through a title company or through the DMV in your state once you purchase it depending on the laws in your state.

Offered is a completely rebuilt beautiful 1952 Willys M38 Army Jeep. Serial #64192.

This jeep was rescued from a farmer in Lafayette, NJ in 2014. It underwent a frame off restoration. I’ve owned over thirty jeeps and have restored approx. 20 of them and have sold them successfully on e-Bay. This Jeep had an excellent 1952 M38 frame and drive train minus the engine. I added a civilian CJ3A engine outfitted to look like an MC engine that was professionally rebuilt by Sigafoos Machine Shop in Easton, PA.
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Year? M-38 York, PA $2450


It runs, but needs work. Someone added a custom dash overlay.


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1951 M-38 Greeneville, TN $6500


It has a hole where the spare tire carrier used to be, so it could use some patching.


“I’m selling my ’51 Willys Jeep. It is a M-38 model. The body is in really outstanding condition on this unit and it also performs mechanically outstanding as well. It has never been restored and I guess one would refer to it as a survivor. I have owned this jeep for awhile now and have preformed any maintenance or repairs as they were needed. Things I recall replacing are radiator, master cylinder, oil filter canister, front one piece axles, seats reupholstered, new top with new hardware, new shifter boots and maybe more. Only rust it has is small spot where the spare tire was mounted. I meant to repair but never got to it. The jeep still has all the original drivetrain. 4 wheel drive works good. Has very good factory installed heater with defroster.”

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1951 M-38 Lawson, MO Auction

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, M-38

Current bid is $1900. Bidding closes March 7th.


“1951 Jeep Willies m-38 Has been repainted but still has all most all OME parts. Does run and drive. We do have the title.”


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1951 M-38 Bartelso, IL $8000


This looks to have an M-201 windshield, except it shouldn’t have the bolt plate over the vent. Hmm.


“1951 Willys mc38 this jeep is set up for the 106mm recoiless rifle needs restored motor turns over by hand it has been sitting for 10 years body is in excellent condition”


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1953? M-38 Big Bear Lake, CA $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

Probably has an F-head in it.

“1953 Willis m38 jeep 4 x 4 military jeep brand new tires all four. Runs but needs restored can drive around Town but just got no op! I have pink in hand ! Possible trade for utility work truck .”



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1950 M-38 Las Cruces, NM $15,000

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Looks nice.


“professional restore no rust. not a 10 point pure but darn close. very good condition runs greats. includes summer top and winter top with doors. 5 like new tires. 12 volt system. clear title. asking $15,000”


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Year? M-38 Loa, UT eBay


Carl pointed out that this looks earlier than a 1952. It also has an interesting set of hubs, but I can’t tell what they are.

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“Genuine Willys Overland Jeep M38 Army Military issue 1952! (The last year of this breed).
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, black out 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 1952!

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 screw driver in the storage compartment for drainage.

This sale does include a complete Willys L134 flat-head 4 cylinder engine with just about everything to put it on the road again! Not sure what the actual mileage is, it reads 00000??

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, bleed and died for freedom…”


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1952 M-38 Durham, NC $8000


Could be worth a look. Pics are small.


“M38. Jeep is in great shape. This jeep was built over the last 24 months. Tons of $ and time have been put into this jeep. Everything was either rebuilt or replaced. Rebuilt trans has less than 10 miles on it. Runs, Drives and stops like a M38 should. Has a title. No top or doors. $8000 Cash or trade for something old and cool with wheels.”

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Year? M-38 Albertville, AL $2000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/01/2017) I don’t recognize the hardtop.

“1940 something army jeep for sale. Has new tires, shocks, fuel pump. Needs restoring. Runs and yard drives. I don’t need any help selling. I don’t buy or sell on Saturday.”


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