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1951 M-38 and 1955 CJ-5 Boerne, TX $2000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(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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1951 M-38 Boise, ID $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

The front end has been updated with a hitch.

I’m helping my grandpa sell his Vintage Army Jeep. It’s in superb condition for its age, still runs like a champ, and 4×4 works great! 1951 M38 Willys US Army Jeep. It has low miles on the original engine, because it was used by a Commanding General, HQ1. It has a 2.2L four cylinder engine, manual locking hubs, 3 speed manual transmission, and a 2 speed transfer case. The vehicle only has 59,xxx original miles on it! 45,473 M38′s were built from 1950-1952, who knows how many are still drivable. Serious inquires only. This hasn’t been a beater hunting rig. It has been well taken care of. It’s a Classic! If you want to own and drive away with a piece of American History give me a call.”



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1952 M-38 Lagrange, GA $7500

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John Deere fan? Maybe this is for you.

I have Owned this willys for 22 years. it had been barn kept. Body is in excellent cond no rust. Engine is a 4 cylinder 134 cu in go devil in excellent running cond same for the trans, transfer case,differential, brakes, clutch, I restored it back in 2002 I went with the john deere Look. And has only been driven approximately 300 miles. And has been barn kept. It has a few small blemishes like the kc lights have some surface rust and a few minor things like that. Tires are 100%. Overall this is one fun way to ride dirt roads hunting or just riding around. It’s way better than any side by side atv out there. It has never been abused .There’s no top for it but u get get a aftermarket one there are several places selling everything for this jeep. I will answer any ? Or need any more pics. No prob. Serious inquirer only!”


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1951 M-38 Sturtevant, WI $11,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks good.

“For sale is this Willys 1951 M38 military Jeep. Older restoration from California. Titled in WI as historic military vehicle. Original dash and body tags. Drives well. Original 24 volt electrical system. Lights and gauges working. Seats recovered. Newer top. Rebuilt carb. New master cylinder. N.O.S. starter and voltage regulator. Locking hubs. Accessory items included: windshield rifle rack with replica M1 Garand, radio antenna with rare spare tire antenna mount, canvas sacks, and misc tools. Maintained in good working order and has logged many parade miles. Currently on display at the Kenosha History Center Museum in Kenosha until the end of September and can be seen there during regular museum hours.”


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M-38 Chassis Sikeston, MO $4000


This is a rolling, but not running chassis.

I have for sale an m38 rolling chassis for sale, it has been restored from the ground up. The frame, axles, brakes, engine, transmission, transfer case, electrical, steering, wiring and other parts. This was done by the previous owner. The engine was bored .030 over. There has been no lubricants put in any of this. It does have original rims that have not been restored and the tires are not new. $4,000. I am in Sikeston, Mo. “



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1950 M-38 Sparta, NC $3400


No running. It has an unusual update to a CJ-5 windshield.

1950 Willys Jeep m38a with clear title. 4×4 Modified with narrowed folding cj windshield and custom lightbar and rear bars, perfect for hauling a canoe or ladders. Hurricane 134 4 cylinder converted to 12 volt with original 6 volt starter. Motor rebuilt around 2006-07 with reciepts. Ran when parked in 09 with less than 1000 miles on rebuild. Needs some tlc to get running. Starter went out in 09 and hasn’t been started. Alot of parts put into this little jeep in 07 like custom seats and frames, 12 volt gauges.Rear receiver hitch tube and homemade cargo carrier for reciever. Rebuilt wheel cylinders and many other parts. Great project for traveling in the woods or riding along the beach. Thing would climb trees. For sale $3400.00 Cash only.”


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1952 M-38 Chewelah, WA $5500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

(06/13/2014) This has some drivetrain updates.

This Jeep can do great off road to hunting or fishing sites and hill climbing. Has a strong new overhauled 289 V8, top loader 4 speed trans, power steering, and tachometer. contact between 6 and 10 PM. If no answer leave a message and I’ll get back to you ASAP.”


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1956 M-38A1 and M-38? Effort, PA $9500

• CATEGORIES: M-38, M-38A1

No pics provided. Seller notes the M-38A1 was used by NATO.

Running condition in great shape with brand new canvas and tires. Has original data plate. Also selling with it ’53 Korean War Jeep needs TLC. Also, all parts interchangeable between the two. Many extra parts come with them both like generators, starters, break parts, fuel lines and much more. “


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1951 M-38 Oroville, CA $6000


UPDATE: Still Available

(07/09/2013) This appears solid, but hasn’t been run in a while.

“I bought this jeep over 10 years ago from a man who did a body off partial restoration and never finished. Needs carburetor rebuilt and jeep should run and drive. Have some of the 24 volt electrical system that goes with it. Has the original drive train. Brand new seats. No title. $6,000.00.”


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1951 M-38 Riverside, CA $9500

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Brakes have been updated to 11″.

1951 m38 military jeep Willys. Have all receipts since 1970′s. Have over 225 hours of documented work and repairs in the last 2 years at $30 an hour that’s $7500 in labor alone, have original oiled canvas top and doors. No oil leaks, runs like new, upgraded 11 inch drum brakes, tow bar, goes up almost any hill in 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive it will go up a vertical wall. Everything has been rebuilt and new gaskets over the years.”


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1952 M-38 Las Vegas, NV $6500


UPDATE: Still Available

(05/10/2014) Looks ready for the mountains or desert.

Willy 283-1957 8 cyl Chevy Engine
Over 15,00 invested and have the receipts to prove it!
Engine rebuilt perfectly, comfortable seats with 4 seat belts, 4 barrel Holly carburetor w/ holly intake manifold all Mallory ignition/Optimum battery, Custom windshield and new powder coated roll bars, Chrome grill and dual mufflers with aluminum steps, 33″ Super Scampers, Spare tire is brand new, Aluminum wheels, Onboard air compressor and Automatic winch and remote, NEW LED brake lights and New turn signals and front disk brakes, replaced both rear axles in 2012, Dual exhaust, 2 military gas cans mounted on rear.

**Need to sell due to upcoming military deployment, I am willing to trade for a reliable pickup or SUV*”


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1950 M-38 St. Mary’s glacier, CO $3000


Sounds like it is still 24 volt.

Drives like a willy’s and engine runs great even with poor carb rebuild. Two new batteries. All new plugs. New fuel cell, lines, and fuel pump. Extremely low miles, odometer reads 30k. Lights work and most importantly a monster of a heater. Custom enclosure and doors. Comes with a snow plow. The hydraulic motor and ram are the only things I have not addressed. The rear of the bucket is toast but the rest is pretty good. Just don’t have the time to finish this project. This vehicle has no title, but there may be one in the files of the International college on Federal. If you wish to rebuild a title is should not be a problem. I have a bill of sale from them and they may even have found the original by now. This all original Willy’s except for parts mentioned is in pretty darn good shape. Just needs someone with the know how and gumption to really finish her off.”


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