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1951 M-38 Jackson, MS $2200


Mark listed this over at warjeeps.com.

“What you are looking at is an original 1951 M38 Jeep. The Jeep has the correct MC engine, but does have a repairable crack above the distributor. A correct RMC engine block will come with it. The body is pretty straight. It has the usual floor rust. Most of the rust through area is in the driver front floor, but just where the flat panels are meaning it would be an easier repair job if you know how. The engine is not locked and spins freely. The Jeep has most of its original paint from the Korean War era and also still has its hood numbers both are pretty unusual to see on a Jeep as old as this. I would prefer this old steel soldier to find a good home to bring it back to life!  I don’t usually sell my project Jeeps, but my dually needs 6 new tires.”



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1952 M-38 West Suffield, CT $7000


No pics provided.

“1952 Willys M38 for sale.
It has the rare original, factory twin stick PTO system.
Doesn’t have and PTO driven accessories on it.
Seats are in very good condition, it’s been converted to 12 volt.
No rust, original tub is in very good condition, runs great, just needs master cylinder.
The Willys was originally a western, dry, no salt vehicle.
I also have spare parts to go with it.
It has all of the original data plates mounted on the dash.”


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1952 M-38 East Wenatchee, WA $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/22/2016) Runs.

“This was a military Jeep that had a snorkel for running through water. Runs and could be easily restored. ”



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1951 M-38 Mt. Vernon, IL $8500


Jerry’s got his M-38 for sale. You can also view it on eBay.

“1951 Willy’s M-38 1969 Buick 225 V-6 / Model 27 front axle and Dana 44 rear with 3:73 gears. T-14 transmission, D-18 transfer. Ramsey 200R series PTO winch. Warn lockouts. Original steering with no play. All new floor pans and hat channel . Hard and soft tops. Canvas 2 yr old with side curtains.10″ brakes M-978 gasoline personnel heater with all duct work, New canvas hood blanket and grill cover. Canvas windshield cover.This is a daily driver. Will run 65 MPH all day long. All G.I. except running gear. This Jeep has dents and dings and some welds showing, all of this from Jeeping over the years. Tires are at 90% One could need replaced due to weather cracking. Owned this Jeep almost 30 year’s, I’m 60 now and just don’t enjoy driving it that much anymore. time for it to move on. I’m on dial up and lucky I got 2 pictures to upload. If interested go to eBay #162046117098 for more pictures.”


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1951 M-38 Greer, ID $12,000


No pics provided.

“Selling for a friend…
Have a 1951 Army Willeys Jeep, Model #M38.
Has a new motor, runs great and implements available, plow, rotor til, etc.
Downloaded pictures to my cp but will not let me download here…If would like to see picture’s first email me in the reply and I will try to get them to you.
Free Information by calling phone # posted…Serious callers only please…”


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1951 M-38 Dolores, CO $9000

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UPDATE: Price now $9000

(10/14/2015) 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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1952 M-38 Lake County, CA $6000


Could use some closer photos.

“1952 m38, registered first time in 57, all stock except for 12 volt conversion. This jeep is all there and ready for a full resteration that would bring big bucks! Only reason I’m selling is because of other commitments so no low ballers, I won’t take less than $6000.00, as I don’t want to sell it!’



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1952 M-38 St. Louis, MO $8500

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May be worth a look.

“M38 1952 Willys, Rebuilt motor, trans, tranfer case, all brakes new, new canvas, frame sand blasted, primed and painted, electonic dist., high torque starter and alternator 12 volt. New wiring.”


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1952 M-38 Belle Plaine, MN $9400

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/27/2015) “Very nice flat fender Military Jeep.. Runs good. Solid body. Appears to be very original. 4 wheel drive works great. The M38’s will go just about anywhere. Not much bigger than a 4 wheeler with way more torque. One of the absolute best vehicles off road. Not the best on the road. Great for a cabin or hunting. Has near perfect olive drab cloth top as well. No doors.”


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1953? M-38 Dallas, TX $1500


It’s worth a look..

“Hasn’t run in 3+ Years. Great restoration project.”


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1951 M-38 Big Timber, MT $6500


No pics provided.

“1951 M38 military jeep runs and drives good
Good condition
Clear title”


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Year? M-38 Sikeston, MO $1950


It runs.

“I have for sale a parts jeep that is a Willys m38 military jeep. It has been converted to 12 volt. It does not have a title. The seats that are in it are the correct m38 frames. The engine is a RMC m38 correct engine, the transmission and transfer case are the original military units. It has the correct m38 radiator. This is a running driving jeep. It has some rust through and has been cut on. This is a parts jeep or farm or trail jeep only. Please look at the pictures carefully. If this ad is up, it is still available. I have put a heavy duty gas tank in it. I also checked all the fluids and greased the jeep. Also the oil has been changed.”



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1951? M-38? Loveland, CO $9500


UPDATE: Stlll Available.

(03/23/2015) Seller lists this as a M-38, but it appears to have a MB/GPW body and fenders.


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The engine has been completely rebuilt, balanced rotating assembly with new balancer and flex plate. Piston are 9.3:1 .030 over SpeedPro with Teflon coated skirts, Aluminum Heads have 200cc intake runner and 60cc chambers, (valve are one piece forged PBM Erson EV8 staineless steel 2,02 / 1.600, Bronze valve guides, Chrome Moly PBM Retainers and Keepers, Erson Springs good for .550-Lift, 7/16 ARP screw in studs ans Guide plates, ans ARP Head Bolds), Double Roller Timing Chain, 5/16 Hardened Push Rods, SpeedPro Camshaft 214/224 with .472/.496 lift, Erson Forged 1.6 Aluminum Roller Rockers with needle bearing fulcrum), Aluminum Intake, Edelbrock 1403, 500CFM Carb, GM HEI Distributor, GM Delco Remy Alternator and new starter.

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2 M-38s and 1 CJ-2A Metairie, LA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $4000.

None run, but this still looks like a good price.

“3 military Jeeps 46-51-52 not running all original no rust holes very good shape was running a while back ago titles are good 4000.00 each or best offer for all 3″

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1952 M-38 Minneapolis, MN $7000


This has potential.

“All stock military jeep, no rust, stored inside, 24 volt system and lighting, lots of extras. Needs some work. Price firm.”



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1951 M-38 Osage, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

Looks like there is plenty of value here.

“Hasn’t run in 10 years, ran when parked.
Great project for someone.
Title in hand”

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1952 M-38 Yoopers, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

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“Selling my 1952 Korean war military M38 jeep. Runs very good and shifts fine. Engine does smoke but has 12-13 p.s.i. oil pressure at idle warm so I suspect valve guide seals are in order. See compressions below. Many new parts including brake master cylinder, all wheel cylinders and pre bent brake line kit. ($250.00) Brakes work great! New correct fuel tank ($450.00) Original included with purchase. 12 volt, 3 wire alternator conversion. New12 volt gauge package. Ammeter, temperature, fuel gage and oil pressure all work. New head gasket with cylinders inspected with no scoring or cracks. Mating surfaces hand stoned and new high quality fel-pro gasket installed. Compressions are 110, 110,110, 106 respectively. Engine has original overhaul tag still installed as shown. A lot of stuff goes with this towards restoration. Has a 24 volt wiper motor installed that does work if hooked up but it is a little slow as it is now a 12 volt system.

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Front floor boards do have some rust but it is in no means a “Flintstones Mobile”. Rear floor is good. Cowl battery box is in great shape. There is a small rust spot below driver’s door as seen. Ex Air Force “Personnel Services” jeep that was than delivered to the Civil Air Patrol. It has been modified to except a civilian top. Even has a heater that works great!! Comes with the 5-15″ civilian tires and wheels that are on it, plus 6-16″ military wheels as shown in the pictures. There is NO body filler on this and only very minor dents. Windshield glass is in like new condition with no fading. Paint is ugly but if you have some imagination you can see the potential. Frame and bumpers are in great shape but the front will need minor straightening. All lights are working as they should, including “Black out” marker lights but the right rear tail light is wired to the left so that they both work at the same time versus the military configuration that only one side worked at a time depending on the light switch position. Horn is functional but not connected as it is missing the rod that goes in the steering column. Can easily be made as the specs are on the interweb. This is one fun vehicle to drive! Be the first one on your block to have one!! Sold with bill of sale only.”


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1951 M-38 Golden, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

James spotted this poor thing.

“’51 M-38
V-6, not running, hit passenger front , frame damaged , hat channels in floor are good but a rust through spot on each rear fender area, Trans and the case seem good, some of the military bits are there, no title
$500 best offer
have a ’46 2A with no drive train selling for $900 buy both for $1350
build a good jeep”


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1953 CJ-3A Saratoga Springs, NY $4000


It’s  project that may be worth a look. Has a mix of M-38 and 2A parts.

“Selling my 53 cj3a Willys it’s a pretty clean jeep but does need to be finished I had the original motor rebuilt by Clifton park engine rebuilders that cost $1900 and have receipt was running and driving good shifts good good transfer case motor needs to be finished its in the jeep just needs water pump distributer etc have all parts to finish cones with next to new top and doors too $4000″


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1951 M-38 Charlotte, NC $5000

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Appears worth a look.

“Nice paint good condition runs and drives with title”


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1951 M-38 Boston, MA $16,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer

Looks in good shape.

“Not restored. Excellent condition 30,000 miles. Always garaged Completely original ”


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Year? M-38 Charlotte, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800.

Listed as a 1953 CJ-3A, but looks to be an M-38.

“53 Willys CJ-3A original flat head 4 cyl, original transmission, original seats, 31×10.50 Bfg’s on steel wheels, soft top, KC lights, brush guard, heavy duty rear bumper, hitch, it does need brake work, but overall it is in good condition. Title in hand.”





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1951 M-38 Laguna Beach, CA $16,000

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Looks good.


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“ABOUT US: We are JEEPS R US an off road shop that specializes in building you the jeep of your dreams. We even sell un-modified jeeps. We have been in business for over 26 years located in Laguna Beach California. Please stop in to see our inventory and test drive our Jeeps! We also have warranties available for some of our vehicles.

ABOUT JEEP: 1951 Jeep Willys M38 Tactical Truck 1/4 Ton. The Willys M38 United States Army Jeep, also known as the Willys MC, replaced the World War II Willys MB and Ford GPW models. It was a 1/4 ton 4 × 4 utility truck manufactured between 1949 and 1952 with a total production of more than 60,000 units. The M38 was military version of the then-current civilian Jeep CJ-3A. The M38 differed from the CJ-3A in numerous ways, including a reinforced frame and suspension, waterproof 24-volt electrical system, sealed vent system for the engine, transmission, transfer case, fuel system and brake system. Some M38 jeeps were assigned to the Korean theater of operations, but the majority of vehicles used in that conflict were rebuilt WWII vintage. Approximately 2,300 M38 Jeeps were manufactured by Ford of Canada for Canadian Armed Forces in 1952, designated as the M38-CDN jeep. Its successor was Willys M38A1.
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1950 M-38 Myrtle Beach, SC $7500

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Looks solid.

“I have a 1950 Willys M38 jeep for sale . It runs and drives great. Tub has very very little rust, jeep is complete and missing no parts. Only rust is small spot on drivers floor area, all hat channels and underside are in excellent condition. All original engine and drive train/ 24 volt system still working and intact. Needs minor work and restoration to be a show vehicle or trailer queen. Restored these fetch upwards of 17,000$. I drive the vehicle weekly around murrells inlet. This is a chance to own a piece of history. Very hard to find in this condition!!”


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1952 M-38 Issaquah, WA $3500


Includes the warn winch? Might be a good price.

“M38 Willys Jeep
Chevy Small Block V8 – 283
Licensed as a “Horseless Carriage”
Custom running gear, warn split gears, floating hubs, Detroit locker front, power locker rear, brand new swampers LBZ 34×9.5×16, 5k winch, custom bumper, plus more.. ”


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