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1952 M-38 Albuquerque, NM $5000


Not the cleanest I’ve seen, but has restoration potential.

I have the cleanest Original 1952 Willys M38 I ve have ever seen. It is still 24 Volt has a 1 1/2 rust spot on the passenger side and a little under the gas tank there is no rust on any c channel supports it runs and drives brakes work great. It has the original engine it has all the correct data plates it has a Clean title that match the vin and body plates I also have the original fuel pum with spacer and boltsp I also have a parts jeep 1952 M38 that I will throw in for a extra $1000 if you want it $5000.00 or OBO for any Question please call”


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1952 Flattie Tacoma, WA $4000


UPDATE: Still Available

(12/17/2013) This has a variety of updates.



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1952 CJ-3A/M-38 Hallettsville, TX $5800


There are M-38 (dash, tailgate, grille) and CJ-3A (no battery box, cj gas inlet) elements on the body. Not sure what’s going on here. Seller lists as a CJ-3A.

Willys Jeep runs good. Completely refurbished, engine idles very well and mechanically sound. Has a working winch. Military tread tires like new with a spare.”


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1952 M-38 Napa County, CA $6200


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6200.

I have a 1952 willys jeep the m38 military model. It has a brand new 350 crate motor in it, 4spd but just started making noise and having a hard time getting into 4th, 4×4, new tires and brake and hub work done. Not one spot of rust on it. Some extra parts. Drives great! Asking 6700 or best offer. Possible trade for firebird, Monte Carlo, 68-72 chevy pickup or blazer, datsun, Harley, Tacoma , let me know what u have!


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1952 M-38 Flintstone, GA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks like a good jeep.


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I have for sale a 1952 Willys M38. It was restored about 6 months ago, but I would say it is 98% done. What I mean is it has no decals on it, no add-ons, etc. I wanted to keep it “base” form so whoever bought it can take it and put there personal touches on it. This is not a true M38 restoration. What I mean by that is it has been converted over to an alternator and 12-volt system, it has blinkers both front and rear, it has lockout hubs on the front axle, etc. Just a few little things that makes it easy on the owner and easy to take off down the road in.
This was a full frame-off restoration. Everything was sand blasted and re painted. The original tub was rusted far way beyond repair. I actually found a super-nice M38 tub that I picked up in Pennsylvania. The L-134 “Go Devil” engine was rebuilt with all new bearings are rings, etc. The T-90 transmission, Dana 18 transfercase, and both Dana axles also have all new bearings and seals. The gauges are all new, new wiring harness ($$$), new tires ($$$), new fuel tank ($$$), new exhaust, new driveshafts, new brakes, new seats, new weather stripping, new everything. It is really a nice Jeep. It does not have a top or a rear seat, I just never got around to getting those and I like having my dog ride in the back so I didn’t bother.

Like I said, it is 98% done. I literally “finished it” and took it home, it still has just a few kinks that need to be worked out. The fuel-sending unit and the fuel gauge are both new, but the fuel gauge isn’t registering. I just haven’t taken the time to check it. If it sits for a few weeks, it can be hard to start, it does have a choke but you almost have to choke it by hand and then it fires up, almost like the choke doesn’t choke it all the way. And lastly I did use the factory starter and it works pretty good, but it can act goofy from time to time, I should have just put a new one on it.
It really is a super-nice Willys M38. Not a 100% military restoration, but practical. I have only had it done for about 6 months now but I am just not that interested in it anymore. Plus, I am a big guy and these army Jeep are pretty cramped, I am just not comfortable in it. I have only put 15 miles on it since it was restored. I am asking $10,000 or best reasonable offer. This is a military vehicle, Bill of Sale only, no title. It is currently tagged in Georgia.”


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1951 M-38 Sanford, ME $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900. No pics provided.

I have a 1951 Willys Overland M-38 project jeep for sale. This is a great example of the last flat fender military jeep. Completely rebuilt engine has less than 10 miles on it. The jeep is very restorable, and is in good shape for being 60+ years old. Has been converted to 12V, and wears a hood from a CJ2A. Body has been patched, and jeep has been painted red. Comes with a older hard top (not military). This is a project, but is all there, and I have almost $2k in the engine alone. If interested I can send pictures, or better yet, contact me to come see it. Not really interested in trades , but may consider items of greater value.”


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1951 M-38 Apple Valley, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, M-38, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(07/10/2012) “known as the mojave limo, streched 24″ and sitting on a 72 cj-6 frame, 425hp fuel injected 350, 700R4 auto, dana 300, dana 44′s front and rear with 5.38 gears and detroits, moser alloy axles with CTM joint in the front, 4 wheel disc brakes, on board air, rock lites, back up lites, cobra mod 29 cb radio, heater, tuffy security console, tuffy security glove box, lockable storage trunk, dual optima batterys with a disconnect switch, remote trans cooler with a fan, power steering cooler, custom 19gl fuel tank, 12k warn winch. all new wireing, auto meter gauges and switch’s, less than 20k mi. since a major frame up over haul. new super lift 3″lift YJ springs. new BFG KM2 35×12.5×15 tires with black spoke steel wheels. will cruze 70 on freeway or rock the hammers, have owned since 1985 time for something new, consider trade for newer TJ. craig 760-nine five four- five seven seven seven”


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1952 M-38 Bellbrook, Oh $9500

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available

“1952 Willys Jeep. M38 body stretched 10 in. with an MB grill
This jeep was hand built using an International scout frame
shortened to a 97 inch wheel base. The Scout frame is a very sturdy boxed frame. The body is an M38 body (new steel after market 100% rust free) stretched 10 inches in the door ways to match the wheel base. We installed a carbureted Ford 302 ci. engine because it is light weight and quick to rev. We backed the engine with a heavy duty clutch and a smooth shifting T-5 transmission with a 300 transfer case. Dana 44 Axles with disk brakes front and rear, 427 gears in rear ends and Richmond spools front & rear. Also there are polished stainless steel covers on both rear ends. We installed custom made Twin sticks ( in & out of 4 wheel drive, and high & low gears ) for specialized off roading. There is High clearance leaf spring brackets for easier access over obstacles. Revolver shackles (front) to aid in articulation. Full role cage tied to frame, and heavy duty nerf bars to protect the body sides.
Corbeau racing seats with 5 point racing harness.
Ramsey 12,000 lb. winch (new never used)
Mickey Thompson aluminum bead locks with Superswamper TSL 33in. tires on the rear. (also have a set for the front at an additional cost if wanted)
Buckshot’s on aluminum slots in front.
Custom made bumpers front & rear
Aluminum gas tank with ¼ in. diamond plate skid plate
Bikini top and a new matching 2 A wind shield needs glass
Has blackout marker lights and the dash switch
The color is PT Cruiser Gold with hammered silver floors
This Jeep is easy to drive both on the high way and off road
It’s quiet a show piece and turns a lot of heads.”



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1951 M-38 Plymouth, MN $2500


It’s got some floor board holes and more issues.

We used it up around our cabin for many years. We sold the cabin three years ago and brought the Jeep home and put it in our barn. We now realize that while it is very cool – we aren’t going to use it.

The bad:
- The driver and passenger floors have rust holes. They are from before we owned it. They have been primered and are not rotting. The Jeep has been garaged for the last 10+ years.
- The front passenger fender is bent.
- We tried to move it last year and while it did start and run great – we found the clutch plate rusted to the flywheel. We’re not sure what it will take to free it.
- It pops out of 2nd if you slow down without holding it in gear.
- I gave about 30 seconds of effort to start the jeep this year and had no luck. No fuel was getting to the electric fuel pump. Looks like the rubber lines might be cracked and the pump is sucking air or could be something else. We’re hoping to find someone who likes to tinker with that stuff to sell it to.
- The steering is not tight

The good:
- It did drive into the barn where it is parked and we were driving it on the road at the time
- It is in good shape overall – far from a basket case
- It has warn winch
- It has a cargo rack on back
- All of the original army plaques and tags are present
- It shouldn’t take too much work to get it back on the road
- It is a ton of fun, gets attention everywhere it goes and until we stopped using it, was very reliable.

Call, text or e-mail with questions.
I do not need help selling it.”


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1952 M-38 MIamisburg, OH $2500


Needs a few parts.

It missing the radiator and need a battery but other than that it’s all there. The engine is free and will turn over with a battery hooked up to it. It is a former army jeep and the title has been lost over time. Would make a great restoration project I just don’t have the time for it right now. Fill free to call or text me with any questions or for more pictures.”


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1951 M-38 & Trailer Lawton, OK $14,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer • TAGS: , .

Looks good.

M-38 Willys Army Jeep with pioneering kit, spare tires, jerry can, rifle rack, 2 radios, trailer, canvas…From USA to Forestry Service (dropped a valve) to CAF to me. I rebuilt the engine and replaced the gas tank and tank well, painted and added new canvas and wiring harness, added the radios and etc., found a trailer…all about 10 years ago. Stored in Frederick, OK, and used with the Airborne Demonstration Team ( wwiiadt.org ) activities, displays, parades…”


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1946 CJ-2A/M-38 Livingston, MT $8000


UPDATE: Still Available

(01/30/2013) This is a M-38 body on a 1946 CJ-2A frame and possibly drive train.

“Original 4 cylinder engine, runs well. M-38 Military body, Midnight blue 1950s model (not 1940s), no rust, garage-kept. New large tires, new rims. Tow bar and hitch with additional frame support for towing. Full canvas cover, seats in good condition with rear bench seat. New brakes and battery. Four wheel drive. No locking hubs or roll bar. Some spare parts also with sale. Call 224-2five97 to schedule a viewing or make offer, or reply to email with JEEP in subject line. Other email inquiries will be regarded as spam.”


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1951 M-38 Barstow, CA $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000

(07/04/2013) This might have been a neat rig at some point. This needs some work.

“1951 Jeep Willys Project Buick V6 3 speed trans with warn overdrive. Motor needs to be rebuilt. Body is 100% straight. Has all interior but needs to be redone. Tail gate has been molded in. Definite project but great deal!”



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1947 CJ-2A Boiling Spring Lakes, NC $5500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500


“Everything works, New clutch and transmission, remains authentic to the original. 4 wheel drive will take you out on the North End in style. Everywhere you go you make new friends with this conversation piece. All fixed up and ready to drive. Garage kept. It has a bullet hole under the hood I would love to show you.
I do not respond to phone numbers outside of the 910 area code because of spam. email only if not local.


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