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1952 M-38 Huntsville, AL $12,000

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Frozen Chosun seems a good name. Pun or misspelling?

“This Korean War historic military vehicle is parade and show ready. Has all new body tub and components with correct olive drab paint, new military tires, canvas top and seats, new seat frames. Rebuilt engine with new accessories, 12 volt electrical system with military wiring harnesses and turn signals. Comes with tow bar, pioneer tools and military tech manuals. Open to offers.”


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1951 M-38 Scranton, PA No Price

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Looks in good shape.

“1951 Wilys M38 Jeep
*-47K miles
*-24 vdc system
*-Waterproof Plugs & Carb
*-Top and Seat Covers look brand new.
*-Two new batteries

Serious Buyers Only Please-
Estimated value – $12K — $15K .”


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1951 M-38 Tucson, AZ $7500


No pics provided.

“Runs drives restored 10 years ago some small issues. Serious inquiries only. Cash in person. Or at bank. ”


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1951 M-38 Bremerton, WA $1500


Includes a Warn overdrive.

“1951 Willys M38 project. No engine. Twin-stick transfer case, Warn overdrive unit. Brand new Rancho suspension. Tires are old but have almost no miles on them. I have the headlight buckets and trim also. This jeep is going to require a lot of work to put together. I bit off more than I can handle. I bought it from a junk yard, so there isn’t a title until it gets put together and inspected by the highway patrol.

This jeep had a carbureted 302 in it when I bought it, so that’s what the motor mounts are. I bought a fuel injected 302 to put in it, but never did. ”



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1952 M-38 West Suffield, CT $4500


UPDATE: Seller has a 2A windshield on this and now has a 3A windshield. It has an unusual PTO setup on the rear.

“1952 Willys M38 for sale.
It has the rare original, factory front and rear twin stick PTO system.
Seats are in very good condition, it’s been converted to 12 volt.
No rust, original tub is in great condition, runs great, just needs master cylinder(which is included).
The Willys is an original western, dry, no salt vehicle.
I also have spare parts that are included such as windshield frames, new wiring harness, headlight guards, new brake cylinders, new gas tank, as well as many other new and original parts.
It has all of the original data plates mounted on the dash.
No current CT title, just a bill of sale will be provided to the buyer.”




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1952 M-38 Brooksville, FL $16,000

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Doug’s got this nice M-38 for sale.

“Korean War era and early Vietnam War, last of the flat-fender jeeps. This is the military version of the CJ3A. This jeep was only produced for three years. Completely restored, rust cut out and replaced. Everything cleaned, sandblasted, or replaced, as close to original as I could get. Many original parts were used. Jeep has 21,000 original miles. Runs and drives great. Many years ago, was used for Civil Air Patrol at Cleveland Air Force Base, was painted blue, but I stripped off the old paint and re-painted. New leaf springs, original 24-volt system. New wiring harness from Vintage Wiring of Maine. Top and seat covers by Beachwood Canvas, seats have springs. The jeep is ready for whatever you want to do with it.

I’m working on a 1952 Strick M100 Trailer which will be ready soon. Trailer will have new floor, shocks, tires, canvas cover, and wiring harness. I will sell this trailer with jeep or by itself. I only have trailer restoration pictures right now.

Asking $16,000 for the jeep. Jeep and trailer $18,000. Trailer separate will be $2,500.”


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Year? M-38 Howell, NJ $3500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500

(04/08/2015) Has updated engine.

“What I have here is an old antique Army Jeep. It is a Willys M 38. It has all the military data plates on the dash. It has an unusual Military hard top with the data plate on it. It is called the Artic top. Somebody converted it to a 6 cyl Chevy engine. It it runs good. 4 Wheel drive works as it should. It has no breaks. Left rear brake line is leaking. I bought this with the intensions of restoring it. But I have to many projects and not enough time. If you are reading this then it’s still for sale. Please include a phone # and the subject matter to weed out the spam.”






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1950 M-38 Andalusia, AL $5000


Looks like a good price.

“For sale. 1950 m38 Jeep (cj3a). Flathead 4 cyl engine. 3 speed trans. New tires. Ready to go. I have just installed a brand new gear reduction starter, I should have done this sooner, it is awesome. New 12 volt system, drive it anywhere (at 45 to 50 mph-top speed). Street legal. Tagged and insured. ”



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1952 M-38 Pascagoula, MS $3500


Looks solid for a project.

“1952 m38 army jeep. Great project for someone there is no title”


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1952 M-38 Bloomington, IN Estate Sale


The estate sale has ended, but the jeep might still be for sale?

“Estate / Antique sale Thurs-Saturday, June 30th-July 2nd at 9-6 on 5076 W. Gifford Rd, Bloomington west side. NO EARLY BIRDS! Just north of Karst Farms Park and just east of Bloomington airport. 1952 Jeep Willys, ”


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1953? M-38 Fort Smith, AR $5900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/27/2016) Looks in good shape.

“Flat head 4cyl
3 speed trans
Brand new 31×10.50r15 Degan 38’s
New brakes from master cylinder down
New complete valve job
New fuel pump
New water pump
New oil lines

We originally restored this jeep 7 yrs ago at that time we rebuilt trans transfercase and had it painted has less then 2000 miles on it since it was restored.
Does have a few chips in paint runs and drives good located in fort smith Arkansas. ”


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1952 M-38 Odessa, NY $4300


Between “Excellent Project” and “Blue Chip Investment” the seller is overselling this one.

“Fresh from the barn serial# 65627 of 72329 very scarce model of the M38. Super solid frame some floor pan rust lots of dents and some tore sheet metal. The previous owner told me it was running 10 years ago when it was parked. The engine is free. It was converted to 12volt. I am selling it as found the gas tank is very rusty inside. Like I said this is begging for a total restoration these are becoming the next blue chip investment. I do have a transferable N.Y. title.”


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1952 M-38 Normal, OK $8000


Seller accidentally listed this as an M-38A1.

“Willies M 38 -A1 has current tags and good title”


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1951 M-38 Washington, IA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

There’s some parts value here at the very least.

“I have a barn find 1951 Willy’s Jeep. It was my Dad’s. It ran about 3-4 years ago. It does not currently run. I think the fuel system is gummed up. The title says 1968 but I was told that it is a 51 but when it was sold from the military/government it was in 1968 thus the date on the title. With a little TLC I believe this would be a great Jeep. It has been stored inside I just pulled it outside for better pictures.”





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1952 M-38 Twenty-Nine Palms, CA $7,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(05/31/2016) Looks in good shape.

“Just starting to find a home for this classic. Arizona tags til 2020
1952 with a 1970? buick v6 t9 trans
warn winch”


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1950 M-38 Auburn, CA Auction

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Art spotted this almost stock M-38 with a Stewart Warner heater.

1950 Willys M38 Model MC Arctic Jeep 4 X 4. Serial # MC 30993. Mileage reads 68,059. Powered by the original 4 cylinder Go Devil engine. 3 speed manual transmission with 2 speed transfer case and locking hubs. This is an actual Military issue Arctic model Jeep with the rear body reinforcement panels. The top and doors are removable and the heater can be run without starting the Jeep (heater has not been tested but is reported to be working). This Jeep starts easily and runs good, the transmission works as it should.

The Willy’s M38 Jeeps were only built from 1949 to 1952 and this is a nice example of a Korea War vintage Jeep with an unusual Arctic service upgrade. To watch the video.”







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1950 M-38 El Paso, TX $1800


JA time-traveling jeep! The passenger side indents may have been filled.

“Hello For Sale i have my 1950 Willys Jeep M38 real world war II survivor 100% original except tires and rims’


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1952 M-38 Big Bear City, CA $7500


Has some practical updates for offloading.

“1952 M38 302 2 bbl V8..T90 3 speed & spicer 18 transfer case with 1 3/8 in.idler shaft and warn overdrive. Front and rear axles have 538 ring and pinions and both have power lock limited slip differentials. Disc brake front and modern shoes in rear. York compressor on board air with 3 gal tank and front and rear air chucks. 2 year old Best Top and bikini soft tops. Sears ( old timey ) model 667391000 winch..31 in. tires & spare 5 point seat belts.Tow bar. All paperwork, manuals and spare parts.Also has a working heater. This is really a good old girl that will go just about anywhere.”


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1952 M-38 Fennville, MI $10,500


UPDATE: Mike reports that this has the original body with the battery box removed.

“225 Dauntless V6 with mild Comp Cams camshaft and lifters
T90A1 transmission completely rebuilt
Dana 18 Large case with twin stick conversion completely rebuilt
2.5″ lift kit
Dana 25 front differential 5.38 gears, hubs rebuilt & resealed this spring, pinion seal just redone
Dana 41 rear differential 5.38 gears, pinion seal just redone, rear wheel bearings and seals done in spring
11″ drum brake upgrade
255/85R16 BFGoodrich KM2 tires (33.5″ x 10″)

There are lots of new parts everywhere on this that I didn’t list; I have a folder with stacks of receipts and invoices for new parts. Runs, drives and stops well. Definitely not perfect, but a lot better than most ’52s out there. I don’t have to sell this, but I’ve taken on another Willys project and could use the room in the garage. I am just trying to see if there’s any interest out there.
Asking $10500 O.B.O, CASH ONLY. ”



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1951 M-38 Orlando, FL $3800


It runs. Looks like rust is lurking at the steps.

“Sellling my 1951 M38 Willys. This is the military version of the CJ-3A. Korean War veteran.
Does not have the original L-head engine, it was replaced by an F willys engine.
Unrestored, unmolested (aside from engine swap), retains original Army marking.
Starts & Runs, brakes need attention. 4wd with fording original equipment.
This one would need little to make it a driver keeping the patina.

Selling on a BILL OF SALE, as it comes from Georgia and they don’t issue titles for antique cars. Easy to get the FL title and I am more than willing to help on that matter.”


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1952 M-38 Sun Valley, ID $5750


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5750.

Looks like a Warn winch on the front.

“1952 Military version Jeep with winch, tow bar front and rear, and full vinyl enclosure. Two batteries, new fuel tank, recovered seats with full seat belts, jump seat in rear. This is as orginal with rust but has been garaged most of its life. Make an offer,”



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1952 M-38 San Francisco, CA $4800


Needs brake work.

“This is a real army issue willys that was in the korean war which means it has a lot of heavy duty upgrades from the civilian model, it’s pretty much all original except the front bench seat but i have the stock buckets too and the front bumper trailer hitch for towing it as well. Just had a brand new carb and fuel pump put on it and the thing runs great and only has 30,000 miles on it! This thing gets lots of attention and is a blast to drive and will climb up anything! Needs rear brake slave cylinder rebuilt, 20 or 30 dollar fix other than that there are no mechanical issues.
I love this little willys jeep and don’t really want to sell it but current situations demand it.
4,800 obo which is a very reasonable price!”



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1948? M-38? Myers Flat, CA $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/02/2016) Needs some work.  I suspect that M-38 body isn’t original to the chassis.

“I got a 1948 willies jeep with an 289 ford engine for sell asking $2500.00 obo. Willing to trade for a pontoon boat. The jeep needs TLC. And needs new breaks.”


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1950 M-38 Yuma, AZ $1200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/25/2016) There looks to be value here.

“I have a 1950 Jeep Willy that’s good for student or adult project! It has a V6 motor and transmission! I’m asking $1200 or Best Offer! You can call or text me @ the above number!”


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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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