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1952 M-38 Junction City, OR $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/05/2015) Engine isn’t running correctly. ”

“1952 willy’s jeep small block 350 top loader 4 speed blow proof housing timing is off and the clutch is stuck needs battery 16 gallon fuel cell Dana 44 front and rear 31 inch tires 95% tread”




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1952 M-38 w/ Trailer Roswell, GA $21,900

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This was posted over at warjeeps.com.



“Military Jeep 1952 M38 Willys w/M100 Strick Trailer
Serial # MC62418, Hood # 20909755, Engine # RMC107177

This is a near original, excellent parade quality Korean war M-38 and M100 Strick jeep & trailer that can be driven (or towed) anywhere.

I purchased the Jeep and crate engine in 1969 or 1970. The engine has less than 2000 miles on it and the jeep has been towed @ 7000 miles. Includes top and rare fold up doors with side curtains.(doors need recovering) Includes many spare and rebuildable parts, parts and repair manuals.

MANUALS very rare!
Included are “ORIGINAL” Army issue manuals: OR6D 8 SNL G-740, group G Field and Depot Maintenance Allowances; ORD 9 SNL G740, group G All Service Parts; TM 9 8014, Operation Organizational Maintenance (For M38A1, but is 90% accurate for M38); LO 9-8012 Lubrication Chart(Laminated), and the new Ryan K. Miller’s M38 Reference guide (the bible).
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1950 CJ-3A? Albany, NY $2500


No pics provided. Could be an M-38 as well.

“1950 willys with a 1948 straight army 4.
get jeep for off road


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1952 M-38 Twenty-Nine Palms, CA $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(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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1951 M-38 Pearl, MS $4500


“Near perfect condition”? … that seems a stretch. Note the diamond plate in the rear and the lack of indents on the passenger side (filled in or beaten out).

“I have a 1951 Army Willis Jeep for sale. It runs and drives, just needs a hot battery. It also comes with it’s on personal trailer to haul it on. Asking $4500 Please text or email. Serious offers only. I am willing to trade for a Chevy C10 truck or a pontoon boat. I will boot the difference if need be. This jeep is in near perfect condition.”


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1950 M-38 Seattle, WA $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(12/26/2016) Looks like it has potential.

“1950 Willys Jeep M38 for sale. Jeep is all original and unrestored.
New tires and tubes
New wheel cylinders
New master cylinder
12 volt conversion
The Jeep runs and drives. Could use another brake bleed. This Jeep came from Korea. He was a pilot that imported it after the war.”


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1952 M-38 Vermont No Price

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Seller has other military vehicles and items for sale, too.

I am selling my Willys M38 Jeep that was finished as a MB clone. This 1952 military jeep was built for the Korean war and is a true military jeep, but this one has the MB grille/bucket lights and older style windshield added. 

Many new parts. The Willys runs and drives well and is parade ready. No oil leaks to speak of. Maybe one or two drips at the most. I drive this jeep every other day to the store and everybody honks and waves. This is a great jeep for you to have fun with the kids and grandkids as it has all the safety upgrades, such as blinkers, tail lights, seat belts, head lights, black out lights, and horn. 

This jeep starts every time winter or summer. 4×4 works as it should. Not perfect, but ready to drive and have fun with. It cruises about 40 mph. The speedometer reads about 8 mph too fast so you’ll think you’re driving 48 mph! Clean Kansas Title. 

If you arrange shipping, I can drive it to a local car dealership if needed. Buyer arranges all the shipping and pays the costs. Jeep will not be released until all money is received and cash is in the bank. I am also open to taking a $1,000 down payment and then the rest of the payment on pickup. Throw me a note before buying it out and we can figure it out. – See more at: http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale17/adm011/adm011.html#sthash.9lVRpkBG.dpuf ”


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1947? M-38 Socastee, SC $3500


Listed as a 1947 CJ-2A, it looks like an M-38.

“I have a 1947 Willys CJ2A military style jeep with a 1970 motor. Runs great. Four wheel drive works great too. New carburetor. Has rust but what do you expect from a 1947. Open to trades and offers.”



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1952 M-38? Las Vegas, NV $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/07/2016) Looks to have an M-38 grille, but I can’t tell if there is a battery box lid and the windshield is wrong.

“Runs great and drives need some tlc but is all there looks cool ”



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M-38 Body and Parts Jacksonville, NC $4200


The tub has never been assembled.

“or sale is an M38 tub, It has NEVER been assembled. I am unsure of the year and it has no title but the tub number is 381101254. We did somewhat assemble it for picture purposes. The fenders, hood, grill, windshield frame, and a tailgate (that was still in the factory cellophane) are NOS and not reproduction. We sat the tub on a used frame that I have been told is an M38 frame, but am not certain. The frame is in very rough condition and has no engine but has transmission, axles, tires, machine gun mount etc. It also comes with 3 engines/transmission set ups that have never been started. I dont think they are the correct engines for this jeep and they have sat outside for sometime and will need work. One of the engine/transmission combos is 100 percent compete and the other two are missing some odd and end parts. Comes with 6 new OEM tires already mounted on rims and a bunch of seat pads that are in great shape! 4,200 firm. You wont find another tub in this good of shape!! Located in Jacksonville, NC”


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1951 M-38 Jasper, GA $3500


Looks like a good project.

“1951 M38 Willys Jeep
Last Model for the Military Flat Fenders
Great Restoration Candidate
*** All Major Items are here ***
Floors and Tub have no serious rust or rot
One of the best original M-38 tubs we’ve seen
Jeep Rolls easily
Engine turns by hand
Engine Serial Number is RJ293937*
Engine Casting Number is 804380
*RJ indicates a remanufactured engine
This Jeep comes with a Tennessee Title from 1971
Title shows VIN as RMC 83 810, No SN or Military Data Plates
Mileage Unknown
Please See All Photos and ask any questions.
Photos are considered a valid critical part of the description ”





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1952 M-38 Pembroke, NJ $1200


Craig spotted this one.

“good for restro or parts,sorry no title,motor stuck but had no time to play with it,frame seems solid,has 3 correct 16″ rims,1 is a 15″ rim,please call phone only”


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1952 M-38 Merrick, NY $4300


Has some rust.

“1952 Jeep Military M38 motor was rebuilt by professional rebuilder. This jeep has all it parts but need restoration, has not run in while. I’m asking 4,300 as is where it is. the drive tran is complete and was working when parked. this is great restoration project I don’t have the time”


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1952 M-38(?) Atascadero, CA $16,000


Listed as a CJ-3A, it appears to be an M-38.

“”1952″ CJ3A $16,000 OBO
1. One of a kind Restored
2. Original 4 cylinder engine (machined & Balanced) with only 62 Hrs, about 2,200 hundred miles.
3. Beautiful teakwood instrument panel & i phone shelf with a great selection of songs, (my stereo).
4. Air shock on the rear.
5. Great custom made upholstery and Bikini roof.
6. Electric wind shield wiper.
7. Engine valve seats was hard suffused so you can use a higher octane gas.
8. there are many more improvement made
Every time I go anywhere I get complements, thumbs up,nice ride etc.
I had a stroke in October, 2015 and was paralyzed on my right side, so I have to sell my jeep, pickum up truck, bicycle, and scooter.
The jeep has a lot of accessories, ball hitch on the front, tail lights with break lights and turning signals, everything you need when towing behind your vehicle, or RV and a assortment of tools”



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1953? M-38 Apple Valley, CA $3000


Unclear if it runs or not.

“1953 jeep for sale need to be restored.all parts are here.”


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1951 M-38 Downey, CA $6900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/14/2016) Has a variety of updates.

“A 1951 Willys M38 for SALE!
Here is my baby up for sale, very fun to drive. Head turner for sure. A lot of Power A lot of torque. Street Legal.
– M38 body on a 1971Jeep CJ5 chassis.
– Engine: Buick 231 3.8L V6 Turbo Charged with a recently rebuilt and tuned Holly 650cfm 4bb Double Pumper Vacuum Secondary Carburator.
– Transmission: 350 Turbo Hydromatic.
– Transfer Case: T-18.
– Detroit Lockers.
– Beadlock Rims.
– Full Custom Rolling Cage.
– Air Compressor: MaxAir 4.0
– Power Steering.
– Many More Features…’


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1950 M-38/3A Raton, CO $4000


It’s a mix of parts.

“This is an awesome running jeep with good brakes, extra set of tires, extra engine and parts, extra frame, extra drive lines, extra axles, extra gauges, and so on.
A 1950 willys m38 body and frame with a willys engine from a cj3a, the rear axle is from the cj and has smaller drums than the front. Titled as the cj3a. The engine was completely rebuilt with new rod and main bearings being .040 and .060 over while the cylinders and pistons are .040 over. The jeep has an extra engine that came from a military generator and has all of the idler and running components still on the engine. The generator went bad while the power plant was still in good running condition.
You have to take it all, 15 years and 4 jeeps involved.
This is well worth more than $4000, so be honest with offers.
Never needed help selling anything, so don’t offer”






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1950 M-38 Carlisle, PA $700


Parts value?

“1950’s era M38 Jeep and aluminum top. As Is. A project jeep for sure. Have 1945 title that it came with.”



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1951? M-38 Flagler Beach, FL $4200


UPDATE: Still Available.

“1951 Military M38 Jeep Willys with tow bar attached to the front for sale. Bought not to long ago looking to fix up, but haven’t had the time to do it. Before me, previous owner had it since the 50’s. Body is rusty and will need a lot of work, especially on the floor pans and the floor in the back, but the original pieces will make it a really nice finished product. Has original dash, seats (not pictured), cargo attatchments on the sides, steering wheel, and entire body. Body was given fiberglass coating in the 70’s, and is painted green but chipping off. The front windshield folds down and has the military air vents and storage containers. According to the original owner, his father got it in the 50’s directly from the military. New engine has less than 6500 miles and will start and run. Includes spare tire attached to rear passenger side. Don’t drive it at all, but will fire up after a quick charge of the battery.”



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1951 M-38 Camillus, NY $2000


Might be some value here.

“1951 Willys M38 Military Jeep… Partially restored. The frame and tub have been sandblasted… The engine, drive train, and frame have been painted. Great opportunity to restore yourself a piece of US history. Priced to move quick. First 2k gets it. Would consider trade for Bass Boat”



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1952 M-38/MB-Clone Wichita, KS $14,000


It’s an M-38 that has a few MB items on it. The seller believes the windshield to be an MB windshield, but it appears to be an early CJ-2A windshield.


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“I am selling my Willys M38 Jeep that was finished as a MB clone. This 1952 military jeep was built for the Korean war and is a true military jeep, but this one has the MB grille/bucket lights and older style windshield added.

Many new parts. The Willys runs and drives well and is parade ready. No oil leaks to speak of. Maybe one or two drips at the most. I drive this jeep every other day to the store and everybody honks and waves. This is a great jeep for you to have fun with the kids and grandkids as it has all the safety upgrades, such as blinkers, tail lights, seat belts, head lights, black out lights, and horn.
This jeep starts every time winter or summer. 4×4 works as it should. Not perfect, but ready to drive and have fun with. It cruises about 40 mph. The speedometer reads about 8 mph too fast so you’ll think you’re driving 48 mph! Clean Kansas Title.

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1952 M-38CDN Salisbury, MA $15,000

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UPDATE: Still Avaiable.

(12/15/2016) Rare vehicle in great shape.

“1952 rust-free M-38CDN military jeep. Made in Canada by Ford with all Willey’s parts.
#506 of 1911 made.
Runs and drives excellent and everything in working order.
This is as near original as you will find for the flat fender jeep.
Extra parts go with this vehicle, such as hood,generator, voltage regulator, etc.
I am selling for my father and may need to provide a separate number for questions I can’t answer.”


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1952 M-38 Fountain City, WI $5700


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/17/2016) It has the “coveted” f-head.

“M38 Military Jeep 1952. Came off an Air Force base in S. D; sold to a farm next to the base; Air Force blue original paint can be seen under the orange; Jeep runs and is in fair shape; body has a rusted out area on one side under the door; otherwise body is pretty good; Arctic top has a dent on drivers side and could be pounded out; also comes with an original non arctic top; these M38 Jeeps are getting hard to find in any shape; This one has been upgraded with the M38A-1 coveted F Head engine! ”


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1951 M-38 Chatham, NJ eBay

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Steve’s selling his M-38.

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“Take a look at this completely rebuilt beautiful 1951 Willys M38 Army Jeep. Serial # MC21962

This jeep was rescued from a gentleman in Huntsville Alabama in 2014. It underwent a frame off rebuild. I’ve owned over thirty jeeps and have rebuilt/restored approx. 25 of them and have sold them successfully on e-Bay. This Jeep had been moderately used during it’s active life and was in need of rebuild. The frame and drive train were complete but needed some minor repair work. The engine is a correct MC engine that was just professionally rebuilt by Sigafoos Machine shop in Easton Pa. I had to replace the tub with a reproduction tub, but many of the other components are original Willys. The jeep has its military components de-commissioned – i.e. water fording gear removed, and 24 volt converted to 12 volts, has professionally rebuilt military Carter YF carburetor .

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

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1951 M-38 Stonewall, LA $6200


Has a replacement M-38 body with a 2A windshield.

“1951 M-38 jeep willys runs and drives great.”


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