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1952 M-38 Mendocino County, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/15/2019) Has some updates. Looks solid.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/hopland-1952-willys-m38/6970139207.html

“1952 M38. Buick V6, 4 speed, Dana 18 transfer case with overdrive, Dana 25/44 axles, brand new tires, full soft top, bikini top, heater, rear rack. This little Jeep is in excellent shape and ready to drive anywhere. It has no problem cruising down the highway”

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1952 M-38 Chassis Bradford, OH $1500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Does not include power train.

https://dayton.craigslist.org/pts/d/bradford-1952-willys-jeep/6976729990.html

“52 flat fender Willy’s. Basket case set up for sbc. Some work is done. Illinois title. Text or email for pics.

350 engine and Muncie M-21 adapted to the twin stick case available for $750 extra.”

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1952 M-38 Kingman, AZ $4800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Appears worth a look.

https://mohave.craigslist.org/for/d/lake-havasu-city-1952-willys-jeep/6977769212.html

“all original 52 Willy’s runs and drives”

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1950 M-38 St. Cloud, MN $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Runs.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/cto/d/saint-cloud-m/6973484081.html

“M38 military runs and drives good”

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1952 M-38 Belfair, WA $1650

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It’s a project with a bobcat hood.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/d/belfair-willys-flatfender-jeep/6969973433.html

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“1952 willys jeep project. Getting rid of some projects. Had a buick 215 v8 but it was pulled before I bought it. All the parts are there but it is seized. Very straight with little rust in the floors. Has a pto setup hooked to dana 18 tcase.”

 
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Year? M-38 Wilmot, NH $9500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/26/2019) Seller notes it has a 1941 MB engine. It’s got a CJ-3A windshield and a CJ tank, among other changes.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/bradford-willys-jeep-1952/6969653041.html

“Selling a 1953 Willy’s M 38 Military
New transmission
New transfer case
New clutch
1941 Script motor in it
Runs and drives excellent
Asking $9500”

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1952 M-38 Riverside, CA $7200

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has variety of updates.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/jurupa-valley-1952-jeep-m38-for-sale/6963986661.html

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“1952 Jeep M385 4WD
302 2BBL V8 Ford Engine
T90 3 speed manual transmission
Spicer 18 Transfer Case w/ 1-3/8ths Idler Shaft & Warn O.D.
Front Axle: Dana 25 w/ 538 Ring & Pinion – Power Loc Limited Slip Differential – Disc Brakes
Rear Axle: Dana 44 w/ 538 Ring & Pinion – Power Loc Limited Slip Differential – Modern 10″ shoes
On Board Air – York Compressor w/ 3 gal tank and air chucks front & rear
Elec operated clutch air gauge and auto on/off switch
Sears model 667391000 Winch (old timey)
31″ tires & spare
3 year old Bestop Soft Top & Bikini Top
Tow Bar
All paperwork & repair Manual
Lots of spare parts”

 
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1952 M-38 Colorado Springs, CO $33,900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Obviously the price is high for the market, but apart from that, there’s some nice work on this build. Looks like it has both a standard fan and an electric fan. Probably a great road and trail jeep given the 4.10s and the T-18 low range.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/colorado-springs-1952-willys-jeep/6962464390.html

“Willys M-38 Jeep . 350 Corvette engine, T-18 4 speed trans w/6.39 1st gear. 2 1/2″ Rancho Lift, 33×12 General M/T, full roll cage, racing seats with 5 point harness, 8 thousand pound Warn winch, electric engine fan, Currie 9” Ford axles with Detroit Locker in the rear and a Track Lock in the front, 4.10’s, battery disconnect, front disc brakes, and a whole bunch more. This is a solid Jeep, all professionally built.”

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1951 M-38 Barto, PA No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Craig spotted this project for sale.

https://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/d/bally-1951-willys-38-army-jeep/6965368533.html

“I have a 1951 Willys M38 for sale unfortunately I started the project many years ago and don’t have the time to complete it.I will add pictures of the tub and windshield in a few days. If interested call!”

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Year? Flattie Project Gilroy, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/05/2019) It appears to be a complication of parts.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/d/gilroy-willys-jeep-project-m38-cja2/6962347445.html

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“For sale. Old Willys jeep. Best I can tell it’s between 1946 to 1950. Has a buick V-6 in it. Looks like it would run. pretty clean. Haven’t tried it. Has a lift kit. New BFG mud terrains. New rims. Needs work. Has some rust, not too bad. looks to be pretty complete. Needs front drive line, and exhaust. Has power steering. I know nothing about it. Took it in as a trade. Look at the pics. NO title. Bill of sale. Last registered in 1997.”

 
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1952 M-38 Wilson County, TN $3300

• CATEGORIES: M-38

It’s a project.

https://nashville.craigslist.org/pts/d/alexandria-flat-fender-military-willis/6951169162.html

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“Project, garage find been sitting for numerous years customized and upgraded Andre done back in the 70s I believe. 1952 M38 Willis Overland hot rod from the factory warmed up with a Buick V6 and headers. Make an appointment for a test drive.? Fresh tune-up and a oil change. Great project for a family .Sold to a good home only. Tow bar can be used to tow it home yourself, very negotiable any trades would have to B a vintage vehicle?”

 

 

 
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1952 M-38 Kalispell, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

Has a variety of updates.

“52 Willys M38 restomod floors have been redone no rust suspension upgraded 283 Chevy V8 sm465 for Speed transmission Dana 20 transfer case Novak adapter Dana 44 rear Dana 27 Front upgraded bigger brakes power steering near new tires everything replaced new rebuilt on engine broke in cam engine still needs to be broke in life took a u-turn on me now need to sell has a couple of things that need to be finished but it’s all there”

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1950 M-38 St. Louis, MO $16,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The sale includes a 1966 M416. You can email Stan at stanjj3m @ att.net (remove spaces before and after the “@”).

“Originally restored in the “90’s by a Korean War Veteran. I’ve been driving, repairing and updating since “05. Runs drives stops 4×4 works newer wiring harness. Missouri titles for both. $16500.00”

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1952 M-38 Belfair, WA $1100

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Looks like this also has a Bobcat hood.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/d/belfair-1952-willys-m38/6959883299.html

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“This flat fender Jeep was born as a post-World War ll 1952 Willy’s M38 military Jeep. At some point in its life it received an all-aluminum Buick V8 (215 CID), fiberglass fenders and hood, Rancho freedom rider lift, 31×10.5×15 tires, Con-Ferr shackles, full cage, unique diamond plate type rear wrap, steps, and dash. It still has the stock transmission and transfer case with PTO. PTO winch is included. Stock axle assemblies, I do not know the gear ratios or if it has lockers/LSDs; however, it does have factory axle tags for LSD fluid required.
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1952 M-38 Cokato, MN $6500

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Steve’s got this M-38 for sale.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/for/6948203891.html

“1952 willys M38 jeep. Was a civil defense vehicle. Rust free. 12 volt conversion nicely done little damage to original wiring. 26000 miles. Mc 134 motor, completely rebuilt tranny, transfer case , steering box and brakes. Plus more. Every thing works. Call for more information
Also have the original 16 inch military rims painted white like pintle. This is a solid jeep great daily driver, or easy candidate for restoring to original”

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1951 M-38 Green Bay, WI $3700

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This has a half cab Cab Enclosure. My assumption is that this was custom cut down into a half cab. I suspect the Cab’s part number can definitively document whether the cab is originally a full cab or not.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2350744298471166/

“Runs Drives Plows really well Body isn’t perfect Fhead Original trans and tcase Good oil pressure Clean title Military m38 half cab”

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Year? M-38 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD**.

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1951 M-38 Tucson, AZ $2800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/23/2019) Some more pics would be helpful, but there seems to be potential here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/208483673369099/

“1951 willy’s jeep. Great project. Has v-6. Great shape for age. Surface rust. $2800 obo. Clean az title.”

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1951 M-38 Mesa, AZ $3000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Joe in Mesa shared this one. Looks like a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/347247479519866/

“1951 Jeep Willy’s CJ3, Buick 255 V6 conversion, it’s a runner, super fun jeep, ready climb a mountain”

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1951 M-38 Lockwood, IL $17,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks nice.

https://springfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/lockwood-for-sale/6944694030.html

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“1951 Willys M-38, everything gone thru, no rust anywhere, new paint, decals, 2 new front tires, gauges, brakes, exhaust, everything works. only reason i’m selling is I found slightly newer Jeep similar to one i drove in Army, don’t have room for two.”

 

 
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1950 Jeepster? Port Hope, MI $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Jeepster, M-38

UPDATE: Thanks to Clem, I now know the difference between Baltimore and New Baltimore 🙂 .. Thanks Clem!

No pics provided. May be a Jeepster?

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/wto/d/port-hope-1950-jeep-willys/6940425541.html

“I am selling my 1950 jeep willy’s. Its been stored in a barn for the last 20 year. Only taken out a few time. It runs good. It has been restored. It has a new top, seats, new white wall tires.
Pictures upon request.
It has only 68,000 miles on it.
Serious buyers only. I live in New Baltimore. Will travel to show car.”

 
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1952 M-38 Body Tucson, AZ $200

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, M-38

Price is right. I’ve seen much worse for more money.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/pts/d/tucson-willys-m38-body-1952/6936063183.html

“Stripped body some rust.”

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1951 M-38 Heber City, UT $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

“Everything is original” is not quite the case, but the body appears solid.

https://www.ksl.com/auto/listing/5731662?ad_cid=5

“1951 M38 military Jeep. Transfer case and Motor completely rebuilt. Frame and body restored. Everything is original. It has been updated from 24v to 12 volt. Have the original field manual. May need a ring gear on the flywheel or a starter which I have have. Not in any hurry to sale. I just hate to see it sitting. $10,000. OBO.”

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1952 M-38 Luxemburg, WI $8900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

I’ve not seen a winch setup quite like that.

https://greenbay.craigslist.org/cto/d/luxemburg-1952-willys-military-m38/6931585166.html

“Looking for a great M38 restoration candidate?
Here it is.
Runs drives and stops
Good oil pressure
Doors included
Original ID tags on… Read More”

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CJ-2A, M-38 and Various Parts Johannesburg, MI

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38, Parts

No pics provided. Sounds like seller has a couple non running jeeps and other parts.

https://nmi.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-cj2a-jeepcj2a-parts/6932689916.html

“I have a complete 1946/1947 cj2a jeep not running for parts or restore….. the drive train is good working and movable..(engine has stuck valve in guide).. …..good title……. Have a 1951 m38 jeep military with arctic aluminum military ordinance cab…….. I have some other parts for these jeeps….front and rear cj2a axles with springs…..extra complete rolling chassis(with good title….bought with no tub) with new springs front and rear axle…. bearings… brakes… bushings…. W/engine/trans/transfer case assembly’s project cj2a ….. been sand blasted and military olive drab paint…… no pics though…have buick 225 dauntless oddfire jeep engine and trans with transfer case…also carbureted 231 buick engine with low miles”