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1951 M-38? Reserve, NM $1800


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I have a 1951 Willy’s needs work has Dana 44 in the rear with a air locker in has a spring over and relocated shocks i have a rebuilt l head motor to go in it it does not run at this time it need put back together has original trans and tcase in it dana 30 front axle body is fair on it cab mount are solid and more”


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1952 M-38 Milford, DE $5500


Note the front of the hood bows due (I think) to the radiator hose. Be warned this has no brake lights!

1952 Jeep Willys. Very good condition. Runs and drives great. Have taken it to a few local shows. Has a 283 chevy small block. 3 speed manual trans. Twin stick transfer case. This is an original military jeep. Has all the badges and on dash and trailer wiring. No rust at all. Body and frame is perfect. Was in storage for 20+ years. Shifts perfect. Brakes are good. Just installed new points and coil. Needs a little tlc. Steering is a little loose. And brake lights Are not hooked up. Headlights work good. Manual and vacuum driven wiper blade that works. Bigger tires that are decent. Comes with a soft top in fair condition with all hard ware and soft doors. Have the trailer connecter for front bumper.”


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1952 M-38 Wayne, NJ $7000

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Needs speedometer fixed, but otherwise looks like a solid M-38.

1952 M38 Flat fender jeep for sale. No rust. No rotted floors or nonsense. Runs excellent. Has original data plates mounted on dash!3 speed flat head four cylinder. 4 w/d perfect!! Jeep does not have top. Headlights and tail lights do not work. Speedometer and odometer does not work. Unknown mileage.New leaf springs. New brakes. Tires. Carb. Gas tank. Brake lines. Wheel cylinders. Radiator. Must sell due to illness. Will not last. Serious inquiries only!



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1951 M-38 Brookhaven, GA $13,500

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It’s a solid looking M-38 with very little rust. I know the seller just washed this just before taking these photos. I don’t understand letting water sit in the jockey box underneath the seat and a few other rust prone places shown in the photos?






“1951 M38 Army Jeep – Original Condition – Runs and Drives – RUST FREE!
Has Current Title

This has to be the best M38 I have ever owned. Body is rust free and very straight. I have done a few things to this M38 to get it back on the road but without messing with its original condition. The following have been done for drivability and safety. 1. New brake shoes and wheel cylinders. 2. New rubber and S-shaped metal brake lines. 4. NOS master cylinder 5. New fuel sending unit (correct M38 one). 6. Complete wash of vehicle to remove about 1/2″ of dust and other stuff that had accumulated on the M38 over the years of being in storage.

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1951 M-38 Sanford, ME $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900.

“I have a 1952 Willys Overland M-38 project jeep for sale. This is a great example of the last flat fender military jeep. Completely rebuilt engine has less than 10 miles on it. The jeep is very restorable, and is in good shape for being 60+ years old. Has been converted to 12V, and wears a hood from a CJ2A. Body has some patches, and jeep has been painted red. Comes with a older hard top (not military). This is a project, but is all there, and I have almost $2k in the engine alone. If interested I can send pictures, or better yet, contact me to come see it. I do have at least 6 original wheels, 4 other tires and new tubes to go along with it. Roll bar is just resting in place. I will consider trades that take up less space. Possibly an ATV, Enduro motorcycle, enclosed trailer, try me..”



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1951 M-38 Green Bay, WI $7000


This looks to be a solid M-38 with a replacement body.

1951 Willys Jeep in excellent condition. Several year restoration–in storage since completion with very little use. Comes with soft top and extra set of tires. Ford V-8 302 powered, stick shift. No rust. Original except for engine. Needs minor TLC. The hydraulic brakes and clutch need bleeding.”


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1951 M-38 Apple Valley, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, M-38, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was listed at $15,000.

(07/10/2012) “known as the mojave limo, streched 24″ and sitting on a 72 cj-6 frame, 425hp fuel injected 350, 700R4 auto, dana 300, dana 44′s front and rear with 5.38 gears and detroits, moser alloy axles with CTM joint in the front, 4 wheel disc brakes, on board air, rock lites, back up lites, cobra mod 29 cb radio, heater, tuffy security console, tuffy security glove box, lockable storage trunk, dual optima batterys with a disconnect switch, remote trans cooler with a fan, power steering cooler, custom 19gl fuel tank, 12k warn winch. all new wireing, auto meter gauges and switch’s, less than 20k mi. since a major frame up over haul. new super lift 3″lift YJ springs. new BFG KM2 35×12.5×15 tires with black spoke steel wheels. will cruze 70 on freeway or rock the hammers, have owned since 1985 time for something new, consider trade for newer TJ. craig 760-nine five four- five seven seven seven”


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1951 M-38 Reserve, NM $1800


Comes with updated axles.

I have a 1951 Willy’s needs work has Dana 44 in the rear with a air locker in has a spring over and relocated shocks i have a rebuilt l head motor to go in it has original trans and tcase in it dana 30 front axle body is fair on it cab mount are solid and more sale or trade $1800 call or text Ryan”



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1951 M-38 El Dorado, KS $2500


This is a project.



1951 Willys Jeep M38
This is a Korean War era Military Jeep.
It is fully titled, with a clean KS title, and currently on an antique plate.
The jeep is currently NOT running, and is a ‘project’.

Parts included:
Original Frame, springs, axles, steering gear.
Repro-body. Appears to be about 15-20 years old. In excellent condition, only light surface rust in a few spots. Has been painted rattle can OD green.
Original Dana 18 transfer case.
Besttop Soft top.
Chevy Vortec 4.3, with full wiring harness, gauge cluster, ecu out of an S10 truck.

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1951 M-38 Chatham, NJ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.



“Take a look at this completely rebuilt beautiful 1951 Willys M38 Army Jeep.

This jeep was rescued from a gentleman in North Jersey in 2013. He had begun to restore the jeep but got in over his head. I purchased it and it underwent a frame off rebuild.

I’ve owned over thirty flat fender jeeps and have restored approx. 25 of them and have sold them successfuly on e-Bay. This Jeep had an excellent 1951 M38 frame and drive train including a correct MC marked engine. The engine was professionally rebuilt by Sigafoos Rebuilders in Easton, PA. The tranny was rebuilt by me and the transfer case and axles have had new seals, bearings, and fluids as needed.

Everything has been gone through on this jeep and everthing has been sand blasted, cleaned, repainted, or replaced with new, NOS, or repro parts.

Chassis and Drive Train: new leaf springs front and rear, new shackles, new shocks, new axle bumpers, frame stripped/blasted and painted, new front bumper, new rear crossmember, new clutch and bearing, new seals and bearings on tranny(rebuilt) and transfer case which were drained and cleaned repainted, and all fluids and gaskets replaced, new e-brake pads, hardware, and cable, new engine/tranny mounts, new brakes including all shoes, lines and hoses, new master cylinder, four new wheel cylinders. Rebuilt steering box and drag link and original steering wheel, original rear bumperettes, original pintle hook. 4 new STA 7.00×16 NDCC tires and an authentic original Goodyear spare tire – all on 16″ original rims.

Engine: Completely professionally rebuilt. professionally rebuilt civilian WO Carter Carb, new civilian fuel pump, rebuilt manifolds and new gaskets, new 12 volt alternator, new period correct wiring(not military), new battery, new hoses, new fan belt, new 180 degree t-stat, new temp. gauge, new ammeter, new fuel gauge and sender, new fuel lines, new plugs and wires. Radiator professionally tanked/cleaned repaired and painted.

Body: Authentic Willys M38 body; original tub, fenders, grill, windshield including glass with new rubber seal, reproduction hood and tailgate, original front seat frames with repro rear seat frame, new fuel tank, original top bows, new brackets and hardware, new canvas top and seat covers (All canvas is Beachwood canvas), repro. shovel and axe, original correct dated gas can, rebuilt authentic drive blackout light and new grill blackout lights, rebuilt headlights and NOS tail-lights, new dashboard data plates, original body serial number tag.

Misc: Vehicle is wired for 12V civilian use, all new gauges, including speedometer, all lights, all new switches work properly (except brand new military style light switch is not connected to the new wiring- a new modern fused two pull switch is connected to new wiring.) . Water fording system was not installed. Jeep has proper vacuum windshield wipers installled and working.

Vehicle includes the pioneer tools(shovel and axe). Vehicle Does not have a title. Mileage is unknown, but regardless of odometer reading (approx. 0 miles) this Jeep is better than motor pool, almost like it just came off the assembly line.

The only thing left to do with this vehicle is have fun driving it and possibly outfit it with some Korean War Era paraphernalia.”

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1952 M-38 St. Sauveur, Montreal, Canada $21,000

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Looks good. Some pics show carpet.

Willys M38 1952 restauré avec plusieurs ajouts;
Radio Bluetooth placé a l’intérieur des boîtes de munitions ainsi que les haut parleurs a l’arrière au dessus du banc, joueur DVD avec une trentaine de jeux a l’arrière des sièges dans pochettes, chaufferette a l’avant placé aussi dans boîte de munitions, Stabilizer Rancho, village refait au complet l’année et plusieurs autres ajouts..viens aussi avec les fenêtres arrière. pour plus de détails contacter moi via email ou par telephone!”


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1951 M-38 Green Bay, WI $7000


Between the grille and the body I think this is a M-38, but it doesn’t have the battery box lid. Maybe it’s a repro body.

1951 Willys Jeep in excellent condition. Several year restoration–in storage since completion with very little use. Comes with soft top and extra set of tires. Ford V-8 302 powered, stick shift. No rust. Original except for engine.
Needs minor TLC. The hydraulic brakes and clutch need bleeding.”


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1952 M-38 Fairfield, OH $6500


It has a few minor updates.


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1952 Willys M-38 Jeep
I purchased this Willy’s about ten years ago with the intention of using it as the foundation for a rock buggy build. After learning more about it, how rare it is and the history that it represented I decided not to tear the fenders off four wheeling. I did all the work myself and restored it as best I could considering my ability and finances over the last decade. Its over 90% complete now but I just dont have the time to tinker on it anymore. I’d like for someone who appreciates really cool things to have it so they can continue putting it back together and enjoy it. When I got it the odometer said just over 7K miles ( still have original gauges to prove this) so I think its still got a lot of life left in it.

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