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1950 M-38 Prunedale, CA $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500

(06/15/2015) That rear bumper is awfully low.

“Up for grabs is this cool army jeep. actually military jeep, I guess it could have been in a different branch….. it has been converted to a ford V6 motor and a C4 automatic trans. starts and runs great, brakes are new, this is ready for camping or ???? asking $4950. all offers and trades considered. si se hablo espanol.”






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1951 M-38 Daingerfield, TX $1800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800.

(08/17/2015) Needs some work.

“This is a running jeep.
4×4 works great
New tires and solex carburetor.
Does not overheat and has great oil pressure. It comes with brand new gauges to be installed.
It also comes with extra transmission and transfer case housing.
The floor pans are rusted and have been glassed.
The brakes were working but need repair.
No title, Bill of sale only.
Great for historically correct restoration, or for the trails.
May negotiate. Will consider trades for a mustang or expedition”


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1951 M-38 Dolores, CO $8,500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.

Looks ready for wintertime.


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“We are selling our original 1951 Willy’s Army Jeep. This jeep has the original Overland Jeep Arctic Top and Doors and gas heater. It is in the same condition as when I bought it 6 years ago. All I have done is replace spark plugs, submergable wires and batteries. I have enjoyed this jeep, have only driven it in a few parades. You can view the jeep on youtube to see it run. I welcome any and all questions, so please ask. I am not a jeep mechanic, and I do not know alot about them. I am just a military enthusiast. Nor have I read all the books. I know enough to enjoy the jeep. So please ask questions.
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1951 M-38 & 1946 CJ-2A Hagerstown, MD $3600


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/17/2015) The 2A is a parts jeep. The M-38 hasn’t run in several years.






“1951 Willys M38 military 1/4 ton Jeep and 1946 Jeep CJ-2 plus lots of extra parts. I obtained these years ago with hopes of restoring or combining to make a ‘MB-like” Jeep. Time and health have not been good so I am selling it all.
M38 flat fender serial MC45339, built 12-51. -The M38 has had its original engine replaced by a F4-134 Hurricane and thus a hole was cut in the hood for clearance. There is a spare hood to replace it with. The 24v electrics were removed and rewired by 12v stock equipment. The brakes have been rebuilt and the vehicle was runnable 4 years ago, but has been under tarp since 2009, and has deteriorated.
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1951 M-38 New Port Richey, FL $6500


The driver’s side appears patched.

“1951 M-38 Good Running Condition – $6500


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1951 M-38 Vernon, AZ $2950


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/15/2015) The gas inlet has been filled.

“Great hunting vehicle!
Runs great
Like new tires
Drives just like a jeep
Off road special
$2950 obo
Gonna Sell Fast!!”


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1952 M-38 Lodi, CA $5000


No pics provided.

“1952 M38 Willys Jeep , original and stock, runs good excellent interior and tires. New brakes. Reg. up to date. Cute little jeep 4X4 $5000″


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1952 M-38 Lucedale, MS $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/05/2015) Has the wrong windshield.

“1952 willys jeep runs good fourwheel drive workss its got the hi and low gear range the only thing this jeep needs is a paint job i bought it to fix it up but dont have the time to work on it for more information text me at ”


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1952 M-38 Medford, OR $3500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500

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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1951 M-38 and 1955 CJ-5 Boerne, TX $1000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/24/2014) The flattie runs, but the CJ-5 does not.

 have two Jeep Willy’s 
No titles for either one. 
One is missing part of the body but runs and drives (1951 M38).
Second Willy (1955 CJ-5) did run when parked about 10 years ago. Engine is free not frozen and has full body.
I was going to restore both but no longer have the time and wish to sell them. 
I am told that the running Willy is a 1951 M38. The engine has been rebuilt runs good. Brakes all restored and is drivable.
Asking $3500 for both.
Serious buyers only please,”


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1952 M-38 Henryville, KY $1650


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1650.

(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 Heath, TX $9000

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Looks solid.

“Great hunting or ranch vehicle. Great for collectors also. Engine rebuilt and runs great.
Can go anywhere off road. Good shape, ready to drive.”


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1952 M-38 Jackson, MO $9500


UPDATE: Still available.

(05/13/2015) Looks pretty original.

“Great Korean War vintage 1952 M38 Jeep. This is military surplus, not a CJ-2 civilian model. Very fun to drive, unrestored, all original except for a new gas tank. New batteries, 24v system. Great to run around the farm or put in a parade. Dull OD green, not a shiney finish to attract the enemies’ attention. My wife did not like driving it near as much as I did.”


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1951 M-38 Austin, TX $9000


This may be a solid M-38.

“1951 Willys M38A1 military jeep, has hard top (metal), doors, tow bar, bow for soft top (no soft top included). Inspected but not currently registered (expired June 2015). Clean, good tires. Original 4 cylinder motor, converted to 12 Volt. This jeep is fun to drive, but is is very low geared so it is not made for driving on the highway. No power steering or power brakes.”


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1951 M-38 Conway, NH $1500


UPDATE: **Still Available**

“Get a FREE 1951 Willys M38 serial #22680 dod 6-51 when you buy my great running, low hour M38 engine for $1500.00 The M38 needs total restore and currently has an MB engine (480236) in it with a Kaiser Supersonic head. Call for details if interested, price is FIRM, all for $1500.00″


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1951 M-38 Ft. Lauderdale, FL $48,000

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This is for sale by “Exotic Motors” in Florida. That might explain the price.

“Frame Off Restoration, One of a kind!! It’s a perfect sample of a true collectable. Restoration cost over $70K, on this beautiful Jeep.”



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1951 M-38 Katy, TX Make Offer


It has a few mods.

“Selling my 1951 M38. My 51 runs great, it is street legal and all lights/ gauges are operational. Engine is a 1964 Buick Skylark V6.

Comes with a tow bar that mounts in the front. The rear seat is raised and mounts in the back (easy to remove). I have the original engine hood cover if you want to lay down the windshield. Some extra accessories I never got around to install. I also have a remote feeder and rack that attaches into the rear hitch if interested (purchased separately).

I used this a weekend driver (when it’s not 100 degrees) and a hunting vehicle. I have camouflage seat covers for front and rear. All lights have been replaced with LED’s (extremely bright). I’m not in a rush to sell so make me an offer. I have title (clean) and i’m the second owner.

I will leave this AD up until it sells or I decide not to. I lost my ranch in recent hill country floods so I’m hoping it will find a new home where it can be appreciated. Please don’t waste my time with low ball offers.”


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1952 M-38 Parma, ID $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

Must have an updated motor since one of two heads is cracked.

“52 Willys has a Marine Corps vin. Put new head gaskets, freeze plugs and valve cover gasket. Passenger side head is cracked. I just don’t have the time to fix it right now and need the money and it gone.”


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1952 M-38 Taylor, MI $3900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3900.

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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1951 M-38 Dothan, AL $2500


Appears rough.

“I have a M38 Willys Jeep that I have started to restore so it is partially disassembled. The engine and transmission is almost ready to come out to be rebuilt. The attached photos are of BEFORE restoration was started. This is not a running jeep. If you are looking for a project, this is a good one. I am not desperate to sale and will not give it away. M38’s are some of the most rare jeeps ever built. If your a preeper you will like the old school technology in this jeep that makes it Electro- Magnetic Puse (EMP) Resistant. I just don’t have time right now to finish the project.”



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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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