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1952 M-38 San Francisco, CA $7500

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Modified front bumper. Looks good otherwise.

“Buick 225 V-6
canvas top and sides, military trailer, extra tires and rims all included.
garaged for years, needs carb rebuilt.”



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1953? M-38 Denver, CO $600


Seller listed it as a 1953 CJ-3A.

“53 cj3a
No engine or transmission
No title
Will sell with engine and trans for more money
Engine and trans are out of newer cj5”




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1952 M-38 Santa Rosa, CA $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(08/25/2016) Has lots of updates.

“52 m38 good body and floor pans
302 ford motor, mallory ignation, remote oil filter with cooler
dana 44 front disc brakes, locker, 5.38 gears
p/s with cooler
t 18 granny low
dana 20 case with dana 18 gears, twin sticks with 2 low option
ford 9 inch rear, drum brakes, locker, 5.38 gears
winch and hi lift jack on front bumper
full soft top with doors, bikini top
2 gas tanks, 1 under seat, 1 under rear of jeep
roll cage
spare tire
gm tilt column
nice wheels and tires 33 12.5 33”


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1951 M-38 Cedar Rapids, IA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4600.

(04/17/2017) Looks like a Sears hardtop rather than an arctic top.

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“This 1951 M-38 Willys Jeep and hard top is for sale at $4600.00 cash obo; buyer responsible for transportation.

Excellent body, original 4 cylinder flat head, aluminum artic top and frame for soft side.

Title History: US Government then two private owners. The title is in storage to avoid past license fees.
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1951 M-38 Enumclaw, Wa $6800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/18/2017) Looks solid.

“Very clean rig looks to be a 70’s-80’s resto
Odd fire 231 V6
Other than the motor its the stock running gear.
It could definitely use the steering upgrade.”


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1951 M-38 Azusa, CA $6250


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/08/2017) The M-38 didn’t have full floaters in the rear (see last sentence in description). Jeep looks solid.

“In 1950, Willys introduced the M-38 (identified as an “MC” by Willys), a post-WWII Jeep based on the CJ-3A and fitted will military-specific features, including a one-piece foldable windshield, bottom-mounted wipers, a pintle hook for towing, lifting shackles, and a fuel filler on the drivers side. Pioneer tools (axe and shovel) were mounted on the passenger side, and larger tires were used (7:00×16) along with a waterproof electrical system, requiring a second battery. The M38 suspension and frame were stronger than that of its civilian sibling (the CJ-3A) and had a full-floating rear axle.”


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1952 M-38 Ocean Beach, CA $3500


It’s a project.

“Buick V6 engine. Auto trans. Jeep running gear. Complete new brakes
All paperwork. On non op”


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1952 M-38 & Trailer Attalla, AL $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer

Cant’ see much in the one pic.

“FOR SALE: 1952 M38 Willys Jeep with cargo trailer. (engine runs but need some TLC). Great for a project or hobby piece. Could easily be Parade ready. Comes with a ton of accessories( listed below). Prices to sell at $15,000.00. Can be seen in Attalla, Alabama.
Bag with Antenna spare parts with tubes, Backpack board, transmitter, Extra gauges & light covers, Remote control Box RM39, Spool telephone cable, Lamp assembly with colored filters, Box extra tow hooks, Frequency Box, Movie Prop Gun (50 caliber), Box Blank Ammo(50 caliber), Box extra pedals, Canvas bag with field telephone, New seat covers, Box with new hubs, handles and brackets, Receiver and transmitter box, 1 box connector cables and extra jeep lights, 1 box wiring harnesses, Old Army helmet and goggles, Extra back window canvas, Army diaphragm gas mask bag, Army duffle bag, Canvas repair kit with tools and patches, and Old Army stretcher
It also has a M2 gun with it.”



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1952 M-38 Snohomish, WA No Price


UPDATE: Photos added. It has an M-38 body/front clip.

“52 Willys J3 Must see to appreciate In very good condition. Prices discussed in Person. Please no trades Olds V-6, W/headers.,4-stick manual tran. Unmolested. No Top. Unweathered TUBED rubber (vintage) Comes with 2 steel Gerry cans, 2 spouts & 4 grenades (shift knobs)”


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1952 M-38 Salado, TX $5450


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/10/2017) Pretty original M-38.


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For Sale: NICE ’52 Willys M-38. Not restored. This is an Authentic, numbers matching, unmolested all original flat fender low hood Willys M-38 Military Jeep.
Clear Blue Texas Title.

All the manuals and original owners handbook will go with the Jeep. This jeep was owned by a retired USAF officer who recently passed. It has been under cover and in storage for a significant amount of time. This Jeep is not perfect, but this is the best M-38 solid restoration candidate I’ve seen in YEARS. Floor boards are BEAUTIFUL and SOLID. Tool Kit floor is PERFECT. The only rust-through on the entire Jeep is in the RR quarter panel at the fender support, and it’s minor, as shown in the pictures. Authentic U.S. Army markings still intact and legible. The windshield frame is flawless, the glass is excellent. This Jeep even has the winter top bows installed for the winterization kit and the tracks on the windshield frame and the bottom door tracks.

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1952 M-38(?) Fort Smith, AR $4100


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4100.

(08/15/2016) Has some kind of updated engine.

“1952Customized “Willys Army Jeep” $5500/OBO
Many New Parts….See List in Pictures…..


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1952 M-38 Johnston, IA $3000


Could be a good price.

“I’m selling my 1952 Willys Jeep M38
Asking: $3,000 or best offer
What it is:
four cylinder (Hurricane)
three-speed manual transmission
24-volt electrical system”


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1952 M-38 Goldendale, WA $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/17/2016) Runs with an f-head.

“This Jeep is ready for a new owner!! It RUNS AND DRIVES!! IT WON’T LAST LONG!
M38 Valve in Head Engine
Warn Lock o Matic Hubs
PTO, Roll Bar and Rear Seat
Body is clean and has minor surface rust.
This would be a fun hunting rig..or play in the ORV parks!!’


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1951 M-38 Clovis, CA $6000


Has some updates.

“1951 Willy Jeep for sale
Also open to trade for something I would like
engine 350 V8
3 speed transmission
clean title pink in hand tags are up to date”


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1951? M-38? Monore, GA $550,000(?)


This jeep is listed as a 1951 M-38, but the body is a replacement body (one with an MB-dash, M-38 indents, and no battery box). The grill may be a 2A grille. The frame may be a 2A frame. If you look at the last photo you can see the 2A tranny cross member hanger.

“Selling a true 1951 Military Jeep Willys. M38 Jeep runs and drives good. Motor runs slick as a button. Body is 95% rust free. No dents. New battery, plugs and wires, points. This Jeep is very rare and hard to find in this shape.”


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1952 M-38? Kingman, AZ $3500


UPDATE: Still Available. It’s a complete project. Some good 231 parts. The body appears to be a replacement.

(08/07/2016)  “1950 something Willys Jeep MB, Buick 3.8 (231 ci) V6, Needs Overhauled ! Turbo 350 Auto, Toyota Transfer Case. Good Body and Fenders, Two Hoods, Two Roll Cages, Frame needs work, Dana 44 Rear, Dana 30 or 35 Front, Both with Disc Brakes and Lockers, White Wagon Wheel Rims, Roller Tires. Currently all apart, No Title, Bill of Sale Only. Photos to come soon. $ 3500.00 OBO Cash Only, No Trades ! Also Have CJ 5 frame with Chevy S 10 Engine, 4 Speed and Transfer case, HD Springs, Dana 44 front and Chevy Rear for Extra $ Please call between 8 am and 6:30 p”


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Year? M-38 Placerville, CA $8500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.

(03/01/2017) Looks solid.

“Selling my M38, runs great, title in hand and currently registered
Many extra parts, extra motor in crate- Brand New
Call for more details.
Absolutely no low ballers and NO TRADES!”


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1952 M-38 Minnetonka, MN $15,000


UPDATE: Pics now provided.

“1952 M38 Jeep. Selling my fathers WWII era jeep. NOT A BARN FIND. No rust. All original. Two sets of wheels. Chome (pictured) as well as original wheels and tires (4) No spare. It currently has an added rollbar and top. Original Dept of the Army Technical Manual. TM9-804 9/1950 24 volt electrial system (intact) Thanks for looking. Text is best.”


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1951 M-38 Swanton, OH $8000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/082017) Only the one pic. Looks to have a 2A windshield.

“350 Chevy motor. Two 4 barrel car. Automatic. Runs great!”




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1952 M-38 Knoxville, TN $2200


It’s a project. Listed as a 3A, it looks more like an M-38.

“52 Willys cj3a. Bought for a toy and mostly everything worked, clutch started going out so I decided to pull the motor and tranny, and planned to restore/beef up. However unexpected expenses are forcing me to sell.. motor is a 60s buick 3.8L v6 odd fire. 300v8 pistons, light cam, offenhouser intake manifold, Carter 400cfm carb, flow master dual exhaust. Ran fine when I pulled it, just smoked a little on start up, was just gonna go through it and do a little cleanup and replace gaskets, but runs strong as is. Saginaw 4speed. 4wd works fine. 4 wheel disc brakes. Tires are recaps, fine for the woods but rough on the street. I do have the title and a complete parts list with numbers for everything not original . Located near Watt Rd. 2200 obo, need to sell quick”



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1951 M-38 Phoenix, Az $3000


Has loads of patina.

“Willys m38 I bought as a package deal and don’t need another jeep project has a motor and trans/transfer case probably should all be rebuilt from sitting for so long missing windsheild tail gate and one stearing link but might have one for it soon still has all of the 24 volt electrical system calls”


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1950 M-38 Cle Elum, WA $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(02/30/2017) Has a few updates.

“1950 Jeep Willy’s M-38. Original “go devil” engine was rebuilt 300 miles ago along with a new clutch, new water pump, fuel tank, brake lines, new wheels, and 5000 lb winch.

Runs and drives great. Also has four wheel locking hubs and tow bar for towing. I have the convertible top frame and an extra front end that comes with the jeep.”


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1952 M-38 Wickenburg, AZ $11,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/07/2017) Looks solid, though not all stock.

“This jeep is turn key the body and frame is the best part no rust at all. It runs great has brannew supper swampers on it the jeep is all original its has a original arctic hard top! Just a good jeep all around if you have any questions feel free to call best time to get a hold of me is Mon threw sun after 6 pm”


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1947 CJ-2A/M-38 Gilbert, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,500.

It’s an M-38 tribute jeep.

“For sale is an Arizona Willy’s Jeep 1947 CJ2A – M38 Military style restoration with an original M38 go devil engine with serial no. MC96761. This Jeep is Parade ready and Display ready and it was also displayed at the last Military Vehicle Show in Falcon Field in Mesa, Az. It has been converted to 12 volts with a one wire alternator. It also has an original hood and headlight buckets. It has a brand new top and front and rear seats made by Wee Bee Webbing. This Jeep also has a brand new paint from Army Jeep Parts. All the gauges work and speedometer has also been calibrated. I am asking $11,500.00 OBO. ”

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1951 M-38 La Porte, TX $2500


Looks rough. Runs.

“This was/is, a deer camp_off road cool ( no license / registration _title ) trade. It has brand new tires (Dakota M/T_IT 245/75r16) and DOES RUN w/ a Ford 4 cylinder in good condition.The Brand New Carburetor needs a little adjusting. IT HAS NO BRAKES.
Great buy for Willy-Heads and is a perfect restoration project. 4 wheel drive works are functional.
We now have no room ,time or money to store and restore this ole Jeep.
Needs a good home .
Body is in good to fair shape in that….. its 60+ yrs old !”