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Year? M-38? Pipe Creek, TX $5000


Listed as a “1946”, this may be an M-38 (at least it has that body). It includes a car hauler.


“1946 Willies with custom trailer runs and drives. good restoration or hunting jeep $5000.”

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1953? M-38 w/ Trailer Maine $15,000

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Looks in good shape.


“1953 Willys Jeep. Fully restored in great condition. 9300 miles. With trailer and tools.”


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1953? M-38 Ewa Beach, HI $5000


It’s a project.


“Project vehicle for sale.
$5,000 obo”


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1952 M-38 Middle Grove, NY $14,500


Looks in good shape. Has a few minor mods.


“1952 M38 Willy’s jeep. Beautiful Condition. Full frame off restoration 10 yrs ago. All original body, no rust or rot anywhere! New tires, new aluminum radiator, new wiring harness. 11″ brake upgrade. Too much to list. $14500 call”

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Year? M-38 York, PA Make Offer


UPDATE: Still Available. Now Make Offer. Was $2450.


(03/03/2018) It runs, but needs work. Someone added a custom dash overlay.

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1951 M-38 Denver, CO $9500


Has a variety of mods.


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“51′ Jeep M38 in excellent condition, one owner for over 30 years, needs nothing, everything works well, runs and drives great!


Professionally rebuilt 231 Buick V6
Bored .20 over (machine work performed at RidgeReamer
Comp cams RV cam
Edelbrock performer manifold and carb.
Rebuilt hei with accel upgrades and silicone wires
Advance Adaptors chrome headers with baby turbo mufflers
Reman starter and alternator
New fuel and water pumps
Heater and radiator rodded out

T-90 three speed and dual stick transfer case (both rebuilt by Edgewater Jeep)
Rare Warn overdrive unit rebuilt by Milehi jeep rebuilders
Luk clutch with Novak linkage
Original axles with new bearings and greasable U joints Continue reading

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1952 M-38 Minnetonka, MN $10,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

“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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1952 M-38? & MB? Homedale, ID Parting Out


This appears to be a mix of parts. Has M-38 grille pivots on the grille.


“Selling original parts off 1952 Willy’s Jeep. I have the title. It does not have an engine.

All parts you have to remove. Bring your tools. I can help a little and I do have some tools if you need something you didn’t bring.

Lay-down windshield, latches included: $300.
Transmission and transfer case: $350.
Tailgate: $100.
Front grill: $150.
Flat front fenders: $100 each.
Axles, differentials: $300 each.
Hood: (has hole cut in it) $50.
Body: $750.
Everything else make offer.”


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1952 M-38 Belgrade, MN $11,000

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Could use larger pics.


“Jeep has been completely restored from the ground up. It has a 4 cylinder engine that runs great.
Asking $11,000 o.b.o”


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1953? CJ-3A/M-38 Taylor Ranch, NM $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/18/2017) Seller describes this as a 1953 CJ-3A. It may be a CJ-3A chassis and M-38 body (seller indicates the body is “new”). It lacks the holes necessary to mount the M-38 grille hinges to the frame.


“This jeep is a 1953 cj3a, but it now has a brand new body tub that is a m38 body. Its just primered to stop from rusting. Lots of new parts rebuilt tcase, and trany diffs have been gone through. The engine turns but hasent been gone through. Its all stock has a doner frame from another jeep. Its like 90%, it does need wireing figured out, or just put new wireing harneses. Also needs brakes looked at, the spring kits were replaced i think not adjusted properly. It stops on one wheel but pedal goes to floor.

We have clear title. Most work was done buy Savios fwd in albuquerque at the time. We dont have the time or money to finnish it. It does retain the factory gauges. The shifters were also cromed out. All the original seats, willys tailgate, no back seat. Some one could easily finish this with alittle time. We got with the intention on converting it to a v8, but would requier to many mods. Plus its a small jeep. Its all original drive train numbers match on diffs, trany engine ect. Some one needs to finish it off.”

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1952 M-38 Sinclair, ME **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD**  Was $7900

“Mechanically sound, is currently registered and insured. Frame is in great shape, body is rust free with a few wrinkles. Converted to 12 volt. Has all new suspension from Kaiser (leafs shocks shackles ubolts). Like new soft top and doors also included. Has radio and a very loud siren. Bill of sale. Jeep is military and originally came with no title.”


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1951 M-38 Roy, WA $5600


May be worth a look. Has an f-head.


“I’ve owned this Jeep for about 20 years. Older restoration. Runs and drives..Brakes work. .you can drive it home!
Scratches and surface rust but no dents or damage. As long as I’ve owned it, its been in a barn under cover.
I don’t believe its the original engine. ITS A F HEAD
Military Directional tires
Pioneer tools
2 speed hi-lo transfer case
says 66,000 miles
doesn’t have all the dash instruments
Still 24 volt system
original seats and covers
firm on price, no trades, don’t need help selling thanks”


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1951 M-38 Reno, NV $10,000


Brad’s got this M-38 for sale. It appears to have a repro body. The trailer is included. Serious buyers can contact him at brad89704@gmail.com.

“1951 Willys Jeep, M38 turned civilian, V6, warn hubs & overdrive, 12,000lbs winch, rollbar, no rust, nice rig, head turner (small oil leak and no parking brake) Trailer is titled as 1992, DEWEN, Canadian made, pintel hook, landing gear, parking brake. Both very nice condition, straight bodies, nice paint. Both for $10,000, No trades. No help selling. Located near Reno Nv. Cash sale (you give me cash and I give you 2 titles, jeep and trailer).”





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1951 M-38 Western Maine $12,500


Includes a trailer and lots of accessories mounted to the jeep. never seen the windshield cover accessory. I don’t think that’s a field mod either.


“Jeep and trailer. Jeeps needs starter replace/rebuild, otherwise runs great”

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Year? M-38 Gallatin, TN $3950


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3950

(12/21/2017) One pic shows headlights, another doesn’t.


“Started on this a wY back replaced windshield and casket,new alum radiator,water pump,exhaust manifold,carburetor,exhaust sys all the w@y,Dana 44 rear end,steering sector,great for farm, huntining,plane old fun,4×4 good,clutch feels good, brakes r up,engine sounds good,both drive shafts and United joints replaced frame great shape all five org rims, all gages works, needs head and tail wired tenn title in my name I found another total restored and selling this one I deal with old cars and was my personnel’s project it’s at my shop a my hours r 9 til 6 m thru f 9til 4 sat ask for j. This is a land line,the first pics is the one I bought completed”

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1951 M-38 Arrington, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5995.

“1951 Willys M38
This is an original Military jeep that has 99% of the original equipment.
Restoration has begun. Complete New brake system, new front springs, shocks, wheels and tires, seat frames and upolstery, new gauges and nos plate, all new data plates, windshield frame restored and new windshield and many other items.
Runs and drives. Body fair but needs work.”



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1952 M-38? Kingman, AZ $3300


UPDATE: Still Available. Some good 231 parts. The body appears to be a replacement. Looks like there are two roll cages.


(08/07/2016)  “Willys Jeep MB, Buick 3.8 (Needs Overhauled) Kenny Bell Aluminum Intake Manifold, Headers, Turbo 350 Auto, Toyota Transfer Case, Dana 30/35 Front end, Dana 44 Rear end, both have 373 gears with lockers and Disk Brakes, white spoke wheels with roller tires, 2 hoods, 2 different roll cages. Body in Great Condition. Currently all apart, but will put back together as Roller for full $ Offer !! This Is A Project Willys !!! No Title, Bill Of Sale Only.”

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1952 M-38 Lakeland, FL $8500


Better pics would be useful.


“1952 M38 willys jeep run great , have parts to convert back too 24 volts if need too, a must see asking 8500.00 or OBO”


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1956? M-38 Big Bear Lake, CA $5000


UPDATE: Still Available. Year has changed from ’53 to ’56. 

(02/26/2018) Probably has an F-head in it.


“1953 Willis m38 jeep 4 x 4 military jeep brand new tires all four. Runs but needs restored can drive around Town but just got no op! I have pink in hand ! Possible trade for utility work truck .”


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1952 M-38 Houston, TX $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/17/2018) Doesn’t run.


“1952 Jeep Willys, clean blue Texas title, not running, good project.”

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CJ-2A & M-38 Boonville, IN Online auction closes May 1


Online bidding for this auction closes May 1st. The late 1946 CJ-2A is militarized.

https://www.curranmiller.com/project/details/34207/ or https://bid.curranmiller.com/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/17961/

“1952 Military Willys Jeep w/new canvas
1946 Military Willys Jeep – Previously Restored”

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1949? M-38 Lincoln, CA $7000


UPDATE II: Still Available.

UPDATE I (04/08/2018) I did some research on the miner hood ornament. You can see a result of that research on this post.

This has the hard-to-find miner hood ornament. Bill shared this ad.


“1949 Willys M-38
Motor 225 CI Buick V-6
4 Barrel Holley Carb
1 piece windshield with center vent
Transmission T-90
Transfer case Dana 18
Front Axle Dana 25
Rear Axle Dana 44”

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1951 M-38 La Vernia, TX $3000


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Includes a variety of extra parts.

“All original 1951 Willy’s M38. This is not the civilian version. This is the military version with 24V wiring system, fully boxed frame, and water-proof wiring harness. Original Willy’s flathead 134 engine, transmission, and transfer case. Included are many parts to start the restoration including all new gauges with wiring, new voltage regulator, new gaskets, and much much more. Over $4,500 invested. The jeep is not currently running or driving. It will serve as the perfect candidate for a full restoration. Clean Texas title in hand.
I bought this jeep with the intention of a frame-off restoration, but I have many other projects and this one has been neglected. I am sad to see it go, but I just don’t have the time to devote to it. Message with any questions or to set up a time to come take a look. Asking $3,000.”

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1951 M-38 Riverhead, NY $7695


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/24/2017) It could use a little work, but runs.


“This is a 1951 M38 Jeep. This vehicle has never been civilianized – it is still 24 volt. This is being sold as a project vehicle. The floors in this Jeep are solid. We did some of the major repairs here to present a running vehicle. This includes a new brake system (master cyl, wheel cyls, steel lines), new fuel tank, new steel fuel line set, a tune up, two new batteries, rebuilt carburetor and other small details. We also added new glass in the Windshield and brand new canvas seat cushions. ”

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1952 M-38 Comstock Park, MI BAT Auction


Chad spotted this customized M-38 on a Bring-A-Trailer Auction.


“This 1952 Willys M38 was purchased as a military-spec example by the seller in 1996 and subsequently underwent extensive refurbishment to its exterior sheet metal, tub, frame, brakes, steering, exhaust, and 24-volt electrical system. Power is sent to all four wheels from an L-head 134ci four-cylinder through a 3-speed transmission and 2-speed transfer case, all three of which were rebuilt during the 1990s work. Modifications include a new old-stock military deep-water fording kit as well as modern gauges, lighting, and wheels. This M38 is offered with documentation of the refurbishment, two covers, and a clean Michigan title.”