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Year? M-38 Carrollton, GA $4000


Listed as a ’49. Includes a hardtop.

“I have for sale a military 1949 jeep Willys. It’s all original, was running and driving about a year ago.(it just sits now) me and my boss had plans to restore it, but business comes first and have no time for it now. Obviously it needs a little attention for someone wanting it 100% restored.
There isn’t much rust on this jeep, most of it is surface rust. It just needs to be sandblasted and painted.
**i have a hardtop and both doors*
Very nice jeep to be original and 67yrs old. ”


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1952 M-38 Grove, OK $7000


Appears solid.

“This is a frame off restoration, frame is an original from a 52 everything above that is new!
• tub,fenders,windshield w/safety glass and hood
• Overhauled engine,transmission,transfer case and steering gear box
• Vacuum wipers and motors
• New shocks and tires on wagon wheels
• Brand new wiring harness 12v for 1952, lights
• All canvas and seat frames are new as well as big mouth gas can
• M38 marine forest green spec paint
This was a six year long project and I tried to restore original as I could except for 24v system, water fording and nd tires and wheels. Also this jeep is titled out Oklahoma.”


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195 M-38 Belton, TX $2500


Needs a little work.

“* Reduced Price- $2500* Willy Jeep runs. Original parts. Does need work on fuel pumo and vacuum. 1952. I do have the original electrical harness for the electrical hook up”



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1952 M-38 Lucedale, MS $6000



“1952 willy j in great condition all original i have extra parts for it great collectable or hunting vehicle got a video of it running”


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1952 M-38 Murfreesboro, TN $3200


Wendell’s got his jeep for sale. It’s a project.

“S/N 62215. 36,412 miles. Owned since 2005. Windshield is the split type common to the CJ2A. I relocated the spare tire mount to the side, also common to the CJ2A so the tailgate would be more functional. Started the restoration 3 years ago. Stripped it down to the frame, sandblasted, primed and painted it the original olive drab. Everything relative to the brake system is new. Everything relative to both axles was removed, restored or replaced with new parts. New shocks. When I took it off, if it needed replaced I ordered it then, so I have most everything already bought. This is not a rust bucket like most you see! A little rust in the bed and the drivers floorboard is all there is and the metal is solid underneath. Upholstery is in very good shape. I have a summer top not shown. The paint is actually very good. You can see in the pictures that I polished the hood and the color came out. Further painting would be optional. The engine has been disassembled and the head and block tested. Found 4 broke rings. Everything relative to the engine is perfect, even the bearings. Standard rings will go back. Tranny/transfer case have no issues either. I have taken it as far as I can. I need the space in my garage so it has to go. This is a solid Willys and will make someone a fine jeep.”


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1952 M-38 Moreno Valley, CA $15,000


Mark just listed this over at warjeeps.com.

“1952 Korean War Willys Jeep
Great for off roading
Great condition!!!
Brand new rear seat belt.
Brand new brake lines
Just gave it an oil change
Light bulbs
Tires are in great shape. Spare tire is new.
New wiring.
Yes it is street legal and CA registered with clean title. Pink slip in hand.
Awesome canvas top (which of course is removable)”


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1950 M-38 Prunedale, CA $5999


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/15/2015) That rear bumper is awfully low.

“Up for grabs is this cool army jeep. actually military jeep, I guess it could have been in a different branch….. it has been converted to a ford V6 motor and a C4 automatic trans. starts and runs great, brakes are new, this is ready for camping or ???? asking $5999. all offers and trades considered. si se hablo espanol.”






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1952 M-38 Fresno, CA $6000

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Not the most useful pics, but appears to be worth the price.

“1952 Willy’s M38 Jeep, good condition”


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Year? M-38 Salado, TX $2250


Doesn’t run. No title. Might make a good restoration.

“For Sale: 1950-1952 Willys M38. This is an authentic M38 military jeep. It has an MC, “Marine Corps” data plate with legible serial number mounted directly to the front of the right rear wheel housing, inside the tub, exactly where it should be.
This was a “radio jeep,” that is to say it was a “commo” vehicle, adapted for use with a mobile radio and transmitter. The only thing left of the radio equipment is the original antenna mount bracket above the spare tire mount and the rear box mounts in the body.
The jeep is complete, original and is a rolling chassis. 4×4, hubs, linkage and shifters actuate as they should. Driveline itself is complete. The drivetrain is original to the frame, as is the body tub, folding Front windshield frame, front fenders and grill. It has had a 12V conversion, and the wiring has been redone to the front headllights. It does have the “blackout” drive light on the left front fender, glove box, dash panel, glove box and body tub hand-holds. It does have the sealed ports on the differentials, blackout lights, MIL Spec light switch and the water-proof ignition. It also has the cut-outs in the hood for the snorkel kit and skid plates are installed.
Frame is in excellent condition, front to back, and HAS NOT been modified. Motor is free spinning with no knocks, and the jeep has been in covered storage for 25+ years.
No title, being sold on Bill Of Sale only.
Condition: Total Restoration Required. Needs everything and will need considerable investment to make roadworthy. There is rust, where they typically rust, but nothing that is not restorable. What you are getting is a complete, original Willys M38 + many spare parts.”


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1951 M-38 Red Bluff, CA $3495


Runs and drives.

“1951 JEEP WILLYS M38 from the Korean War. It started right up today. Also for
anyone that wants to restore it, there is also the original engine, transmission and other
parts to sweeten the deal.”



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1952 M-38 Tuscola, IL No Price

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This might be a great find for someone.

“1952 M-38Jeep Willys for sale. Part of estate sale. Stored in heated basement garage since the 1950s. Excellent, complete ORIGINAL condition. 33962 miles. Original data plates, paint, everything except the drivers seat bottom cover is original. Will run with very little work. Owned by a WW-II veteran who was an engineer. All fuel lines, etc. were blown out and cylinders fogged for storage. Includes, two military generators, spare tires and wheels, ammo/tool/parts boxes, fuel cans, rebuild parts/gaskets etc for the engine and a NOS battery that is still in it’s original box. Lots of patina Original Handbook for Owners. CALL only! Do NOT text, or email.
Serial # 52870. Model M38. Manufacture date 2/1952.”


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Year? M-38 Enid, OK $700


Not sure there is much value here. It’s listed as a 1943 MB.

“Jeep for sale or trade for camper or truck has 2 grills, hood, windshield and a corvette motor turns over doesn’t start needs a timing chain”


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1951 M-38 Auburn, CA Gov Liquidation

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Oscar spotted this one.

“1951 Navy M38 Jeep. Serial # 36689. Mileage reads 35,201. Powered by the original 4 cylinder gas engine, original 24 volt electrical system. 3 speed manual transmission, 2 speed transfer case with over drive. Comes with radio and all items in photos. The Jeep starts easily, runs and drives good. Tires are dated 1967. Some surface rust but appears to be a very solid body. We have not powered up the radio but were told it works. All around nice driving Jeep. To watch the video, click on the Video tab next to the Photo Tab above.”



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1951 M-38 San Antonio, TX $6500


Needs work.

“1951 Willyz M38 Military Jeep…Needs restoration, but is in good shape. Body complete, motor runs & but needs work, brakes need work (new brake shoes), transmission works fine, and so does the 4×4. The jeep has the original brass placard with the original military specs on dashboard. It does have a little rust on the passenger side floorboard, has a new radiator, and rebuilt carb, new fuel pump, after market wheels and tires (i do have the OEM wheels too), rollbar is not attached to jeep. Asking $6500.00 o.b.o. serious inquires only. Thanks”



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Year? M-38 Kent, WA $3900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3900.

“Runs and drives 4 cylinder manual transmission dual lever transfer case. Original motor Willys motor cool little truck great for a project to restore. $3900″


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1951 M-38 Parker County, TX $6400


No pics provided.

“For Sale- 1952 Willys M38 with many new parts, vehicle sold as is, $6400.00, ”


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1950 M-38 Vancouver, WA $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

“This little Willys m38 is is good condition but is still and 60 year old jeep
Runs and drives with all new steering and suspension and a break master cylinder upgrade.”



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Year? M-38 Howell, NJ $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/08/2015) Has updated engine.

“What I have here is an old antique Army Jeep. It is a Willys M 38. It has all the military data plates on the dash. It has an unusual Military hard top with the data plate on it. It is called the Artic top. Somebody converted it to a 6 cyl Chevy engine. It it runs good. 4 Wheel drive works as it should. It has no breaks. Left rear brake line is leaking. I bought this with the intensions of restoring it. But I have to many projects and not enough time. If you are reading this then it’s still for sale. Please include a phone # and the subject matter to weed out the spam.”






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1951 M-38 Tipton, MI $12,000


No pics provided.

“1951 military style jeep. Restored off frame, about 5 years ago. Converted to 12 volts. Generator replaced with alternator. New plastic fuel tank. Original metal fuel tank included with sale. Runs and drives great. $12,000 obo. 24k miles”


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1952 M-38 Chautauqua, NY $1000


Very rough.

“1952 , clean title, last registered and inspected in 1987, complete drivetrain, frame looks to be in good condition, needs new body
1000 or
Best offer takes it”


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1951 M-38 Eagle River, AK $3000


No pics provided.

“1951 M38 Jeep. Have all the parts ready to be assemble’d. Circumstances forces me to sell.If interested please call. Thank you.”


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1952 M-38 Apollo, PA $1000


Looks like it might be an ex-racer.

“52 willys m38 no title, dana 44’s front & rear 4.10 gears, BOP turbo 400 adapted to jeep transfer case, buick odd fire v-6 short block rebuilt sitting in the stand, this is a priject that needs alot of work”



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Year? M-38 Kingsbridge, NY Make Offer


Not sure how much value is here.

“I have for sale two vw bugs and a willys jeep. I am taking offers for all three.”



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Year? M-38 Kenai, AK $14,000


Looks solid.

“1949 Willy Jeep. Frame up restoration. Call for details. ”


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1952 M-38 w/Trailer Palmyra, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

This pair looks like a great price.

“1952 Military jeep with Bantam trailer”

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