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1951 M-38 Glen Head, NY $14,000


John spotted this M-38 on Long Island for sale.


“Clean running 1951 m38 , used for recreation and for parades … don’t have time for it any more … everything is there besides the canvas top , needs a few things but is a strong running needs minimal to be show quality … come check out if your serious .. send me your number and we can talk over the phone”

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1951 M-38 Atwood, KS $2000


Looks like it has a Pinto engine.


“1951 Willys M38. Has a Ford engine in it but the rest of the drivetrain is original. Was going to restore this one but don’t have the time. Does not have a title as the PO got it at an auction and recieved a CJ2A title. Paint is partially removed from the body with only small amount of surface rust. Sat in a shed for years. If this ad is up, it’s still available. Asking $2,000.”

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M-38 and CJ-3A? Prather, CA $5000


Unclear how much value is here.


“A 51 and 52 have 95 percent of parts for both asking 5,000 obo and would include a complete 2001 Wrangler jeep 4 cylinder for $5500 bill of sale on one of Willy’s and have paperwork to other Willy’s, 2001 bill of sale”


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1951 M-38 Gardnerville, NV $3800


It’s a project.


“1951 Willys M38 project my son and I started a few years ago. He has since moved away and is busy building his career, so it is time for the M38 to go. It had a Buick V-6 oddfire which was no good, so we built up a GM slightly later model V-6, which is currently in the longblock stage. Have most of the parts and sheetmetal, just needs someone to finish. Have title.”

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1951 M-38 Gonzales, TX Auction

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

This October 28 estate auction in Texas includes a wide assortment of interesting items, including this M-38 and a 1981 CJ-7 Laredo.



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1952 M-38 San Jose, CA Make Offer


This has been sitting a long time.


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“I ran this ad last June and received several offers. Unfortunately I was on an extended trip and was not available for showing. So I am now rerunning the ad for the next 2 weeks and will respond to all questions. I will then respond to offers in the order of amount offered.

1952 m38 —- This jeep was 90% refurbished in 1989 from the frame up new wiring harness (24 volt), brakes, etc. Motor and trans ran like a top. It has not been started since 1989. After 1989 it was stored in a rough outbuilding and obviously shows it. I have all the parts, snorkel, seat frames, etc. I’m 70 and don’t need this project. Would like to sell by the end of September and now taking offers. Please serious inquiries only.”

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1951 M-38 Albuquerque, NM No Price


Only the one pic.


“restore or for parts.
Will add asking price soon.”


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1952 M-38 Hubbard, OR $17,000


Lots of updates to this M-38.


“1952 willys . Runs great and in great shape ready for hunting season to get that big trophy this year! Help you carry it out for you. All paperwork all of auto records.”

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1952 M-38 Bennett, CO $7200


This has a variety of updates.


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“This Willys M38 is in excellent condition except for the top.
There is a Clean, Clear Colorado Title.
It is modified to a low miles Buick V6 called the 231 Even Fire.
The clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing are all new as well as the Brass Pilot Bushing in the back of the crankshaft.
It is a running, driving vehicle that needs a few little touch ups but overall it is a very good running machine.
The four shifters are as follows:
Three Speed with Reverse, Overdrive, 4X4 and the short one puts the entire unit in neutral.
You can shift into Overdrive in Every Gear.
All four tires are brand new, the brakes work excellent and the built on Winch is in perfect condition.
It is very fun to drive and it starts every time I have ever needed it.”

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3 CJ-2As, 2 CJ-5s, M-38 + Parts Glennville, GA $13,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,000.

(06/272023) Seller wants to sell as a lot. Only the 3 2as and 1 CJ-5 are pictured (unless the pics confused me).


“Selling all my jeep stuff at one time,
49 CJ2A with title running driving stopping lots of new parts
Two 47 CJ2As one runs will shift 1st and reverse the other is complete drivetrain parts jeep
Two CJ5s one 1960s runs drives, other complete drivetrain parts jeep believe 55
M38 with new aftermarket tub in the middle of a frame off with a bunch of GPW stuff
2 engines already been through machine shop, 2 extra M38 tubs one maybe salvageable other parts, extra M38 frame, extra CJ frame
And a bunch of other parts, too many to list”





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1952 M-38? Grants Pass, OR $1800


I can’t tell if this was an M-38 at some point or if it has a replacement body.


“1952 Willy’s The jeep is in need of lots of help It was just brought to my property And it needs to leave my property I don’t need anymore yard art It Has a some kinda V8 motor No heads on the motor Bring a trailer I have title in hand no bank pay off no games.”

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1947 CJ-2A & 1951 M-38 Yolo, CA $500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/17/2023) Unclear if they are $500 for both or not.


“47 cj2a & 51 m38 parts”

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1950 M-38 Bullhead City, AZ $17,000

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, M-38 • TAGS: , .

Gotta love the hood’s paint job. Looks like a good build.


“For Sale…1950 M38, Buick V6, 3 Speed Manual Transmission. Warn Hubs, Rancho Suspension, Tilt Steering Wheel, No Rust, Custom Roll Bar with Soft Top. Front Winch, Tow Bar, New Front Seats, (not the black ones pictured in first photo)Twist Release Seat Belts, Custom Storage Box, original rear seat frame, Custom rack with Bumber Jack and 2-5 Gal Gas Cans, 2 Ammo boxes, Spare Tire, mounted Axe and Shovel. CB Radio. New Battery. All the original brass dash information plates . Fired right up after sitting. Runs strong, needs fresh gas and a bath. This Beautiful Jeep is Senior owned and has been in storage for 10 years. Selling for my dad. Located in Bullhead City, Arizona. Asking $17,000. Obo”

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1951 M-38 Cascade, MT $5000


Has an f-head, but runs and drives.


“1951 Willys M-38 jeep. It is a veteran of the Marine Corps. Has the aluminum insulated arctic top but no doors. Starts,Runs,Stops. It has a newer style F-head engine and has been converted from 24v to 12v. Has a little rust through on passenger floor board and passenger rear quarter otherwise body is in good shape for its age. Price is negotiable obo. Also interested in trades

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1951 M-38 Vancleave, MS $6500


It runs, but needs a little work.


“M38 1/4 ton Utility Truck. S/N 29944. Military Jeep for sale, runs good. Needs exhaust and brake repairs. Seats are new.”

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1952 M-38 Morrison, CO $7100


This jeep has a variety of updates. It sounds like the hardtop in one of the pictures has been sold.


“1952 Willys, raptop, the doors and hardtop are no longer available. Nothing original except for frame and body, everything else is is custom. Built to climb hills. Original color dark green, new color bright yellow. Engine is a 231 Buick engine. Not an original willys engine. SM 420 transmission”

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1951 M-38? Orofino, ID $1900


Lacks an engine.This might be an M-38 with a replacement body (it lacks the battery cowl cover, but appears to have all the dash plates).


“Complete 1951 Willy’s Jeep minus the motor. Tranny and Transfer case still in it. Selling for a friend so I don’t know much about it. $ 1,900 OBO.”

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1951 M-38 Apache Junction, AZ $4735


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4735

(05/15/2023) This has some changes.


” Has a good 134 F runs good,3speed transmission, high and low transfer case, tilt steering wheel,power steering, tow bar, locking hubs on front axle”

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1951 M-38 Waller, TX $3400


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/17/2023) This likely has an f-head.

“1951 Jeep Willys, military version, original four-cylinder engine, has not been started in a number of years but spins free. No title only a bill of sale. Awesome jeep was used on ranch for years. All the mods are downdraft instead of sidedraft carburetor and aftermarket wheels and tires. I have the original wheels with old tires on them.”


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1952 M-38 Walnut Creek, CA $12,500


Appear solid.


“I’ve had this brute for 25 years and just ain’t using it anymore…
All original, currently running w/12 volt distributor/coil. Runs great, 4 wheels great, very solid and needs some tlc.
Have unused, NOS front right fender and carburetor. If interested, please email me your phone number and we can go from there.”

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1951 M-38 + Trailer Robertsville, MO eBay


Bill shared this combo that is still under reserve with a bid of $3150.

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“1951 Willys M-38 and M100 trailer. 8400 miles, I believe to be original. The jeep is in good condition, not perfect. It has a few dings and scratches. It has a clear title. The trailer does not have a title. It has been with the jeep for at least 30 plus years.it runs drives and stops. All lights work and black out lights too. The horn works as well. It has a miss when it warms but have narrowed it down to cap and or a coil. All 24 volt is still original to the jeep.  It also comes with a top and all the hardware. I do have the doors as well. I do have the canvas for the trailer as well, it is not in great shape but can get good measurements.”


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Year? M-38 Kingsport, TN $10,000


This has some early style Desert Dogs that appear recapped with Armstrong Tru Trac (?)  treads. Heresy!


“nes. Have to pump once for good peddle possible master cylinder needed. Full floating rear end. 4 wheel drive works good. Have daily driven in good weather. Heater has been installed in cowl battery box and works good but unknown make or model. Needs leaf springs. Has jeep lean. Jackman rims left rear has slight warp. Old DESERT DOG tires with good tread. All hold air but do have cracks. No rust in hat channels or body or frame. More photos available. Titled as a 45 Cj2a. Also have some miscellaneous small parts including the blackout fender light. Has new fuel pump only a couple months old and a water pump that’s about 2 years old. Have a small loan on it but title is held at a local bank so no problem paying it off and having the title in hand on day of purchase.”

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1952 M-38 Lake City, CO eBay

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38 • TAGS: , .

Bill shared this M-38 with the full heating system. The current bid is only $2424.99. Note the US ARMY Fire Marshall text over the heater.

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“1952 M38, this Jeep is amazing shape originally from Alaska has the Arctic hard cab and gas heater, runs like new has most of original military components still intact, almost no rust, (surface mostly) has been converted to 12V at some point. Have clear CO title in hand. Runs Drives and Stops. Jeep can be driven as is ready to go.

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1951 M-38 Ogden, UT auction


This will be auctioned May 18th. Learn more at https://myhometownauctions.com/ (I know nothing about this auction company). This M-38 has some unusual body patches.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/785323169544188 or https://myhometownauctions.com/

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1951 M-38 Robertsville, MO eBay


Bill shared this one.

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“1951 Willys M-38 and M100 trailer. 8400 miles, I believe to be original. The jeep is in good condition, not perfect. It has a few dings and scratches. It has a clear title. The trailer does not have a title. It has been with the jeep for at least 30 plus years.it runs drives and stops. All lights work and black out lights too. The horn works as well. It has a miss when it warms but have narrowed it down to cap and or a coil. All 24 volt is still original to the jeep.  It also comes with a top and all the hardware. I do have the doors as well. I do have the canvas for the trailer as well, it is not in great shape but can get good measurements.”

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