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1952 M-38 Neodesha, KS $1250


Unclear how much value is here.


“Jeep m38 military jeep. Fhead conversion. Havent tired to start it bill of sale only”

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1952 M-38 Wamego, KS $6500


It runs and has some body mods.


“1952 army jeep runs needs new gas tank but can start it needs some break work but comes with parts will climb an run through pretty much anything make great hunting or just for fun 6500 obo”

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1952 M-38 Battle Ground, WA $5000


This is listed as a project.


“1952 Willys Military jeep with rare all aluminum arctic cab.
Served in Alaska.
We do not know the transmission #. It currently has a 1953 motor in it that runs.
Original 1952 engine included.”

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Year? M-38 Austin, TX $5500


This is listed as a 1953.


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“1953 Willys M38 flat fender with original Army data tags with Bill of Sale only, never titled or registered and not street legal. This little Jeep is in great shape with very little rust and lots of maintenance and upgrades. Includes a full top and doors, tow bar, rear hitch rack, rifle rack and a tote full of spare parts. It starts and runs, but can be a little finicky to drive smoothly and does leak oil from various places. It has a full new fuel system, new fuel tank, electric fuel pump and new downdraft carb. Overall this is a great rig and would be perfect for a deer lease or to teach a kid to drive a manual on a country road. Will consider trade offers for TJ Wrangler or ‘97-‘01 XJ.”

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1952 M-38 Aurora, OH $15,000


Greg and Tom shared this Kubota diesel powered flattie. There are no pics of the engine included.


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“Up for sale is my 1952 Willys M38. This jeep has a Kubota V2203 Turbo Diesel Engine installed with a full kit from Overland Diesel out if Canada. The jeep runs and drives great. It also has the disk brake conversion from Brennans Garage. It has a T90c transmission and a lock rite locker in the rear. It has led headlights, aluminum radiator, full 2 inch exhaust, new shocks etc, tightsteer installed and 32-10-15 tires on it. It also has an (arctic) hard top original for the m38. This jeep has thousands of dollars spent on it. Full specs available if serious”

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1951 M-38 Aledo, TX $12,999


Nate refurbed this M-38. You can see more pics and contact him through his website (got to bottom of the website page and click on “NOTE”): https://1951m38.godaddysites.com

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“Zero rust, clean frame, extremely smooth running M38. Every inch of this old Jeep has been gone over and been cleaned and serviced. 9 out of 10 mechanically with original data plates, and Army stencils. There are 47,851 miles on the restored odometer.

This original L134 runs and starts perfectly. Serviced by a new fuel system, Carter W-O carburetor, intake/exhaust manifold, radiator, and oil filter, this engine runs smooth and strong. A new 12V alternator and all new electrical system runs the lights and gauges.

You will not find any rust on the frame or body of this well-kept M38. Lots of old red “barn paint” was removed to reveal the original olive drab paint. With a little work, this body will be ready for new paint, or you can enjoy this Willys with authentic character.”

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1951 M-38 Owensville, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6600.

Has some hat channel rot, but the floors are supposed to be solid. The windshield has quite a bit of rot.

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“1951 Willys MC (M38) radio jeep. runs, drives, stops. Has an all new brake system. Engine is still 24V. Underhood batery box, air filter, and crossover tube not pictured but included. We took this jeep on a 250mi trip last fall and it did great. Front floors are solid and functional but hat channels underneath are in poor shape. All other rust is in pictures, mostly the passenger side. This is a good jeep to drive & enjoy as is, but would aslo make a good restoration candidate. The hood numbers are still legible and i uncovered markings which show that it was a radio jeep, with an AN/GRC-7 radio. Civilian gas tank in pics is not included, neither is the battery under the hood. Clean title in my name. Located in SW Indiana”

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1952 M-38 Olympia, WA $2500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(09/22/2022) Has some floor rust. Data plates all painted.


“1952 M38, rebuildable MC marked engine, transmission and transfer box. It has some Cj3a parts. Rear seat, no front seats.”

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Year? M-38 Asher, OK $2500


Unclear how much value is here. It has a variety of updates.


“PLEASE TEXT MY SON ITS HIS 4o5-287-477o 1955 Willy’s jeep Got it in trade Has a Chevy inline 6 cylinder with twin stick t case Motor does run on gas jug Needs rewired No title Has motor, trans, and transfer case Has some rust but not terrible it’s old and been hacked on to fit motor 2500 OBO or trade for Toyota, samurai, etc trade for Chevy square body or obs or Gbody Tools, welder, trailer, man stuff”

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Year? M-38 Burrton, KS $6100


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/12/2022) Listed as a 1944, this looks more like an M-38.


“1944 Willys Jeep Brand new tires, runs & drives. Flags are optional. ”

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1943? MB? Silver City, NM $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/07/2022) This has an unusual mod at the driver’s entrance. The cowl lid suggests this is an M-38.


“Original 1943 Willys jeep general. It runs good willing to trade for a bobcat or comparable piece of equipment or $6,000”


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1950 CJ-2A/M-38 Wilton, CA $15,000


This is a mix of parts, but looks in good shape.


“1950 CJ2A/M38 1950 Willys Jeep registered as a CJ2A originally a M38 1995 Chevy Vortec V6, T90 3 speed Transmission, Dana 20 transfer case, Dana 44 rear end with locking hubs and locker Dana 30 front end with locking hubs Custom bumpers front and rear. Front with integrated winch and tow bar. Tilt steering column Warn 9000lb winch”

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M-38 and CJ-3A? Glen Lyn, VA No Price


Unclear how much value is here.


“Old military jeeps was going to restore, never got the rest of the parts. There is some good parts there can be restored or used for parts trade or sell make reasonable offer  located in Glen lyn va”

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1951 M-38 Cresson, TX $17,900


Looks in great shape, though it has been converted to 12 volt.


“Jeep M38 for sale. Rust free, garage kept since 1960, by previous owner and myself. Has been converted to 12V, also blinkers and overdrive have been added. 4WD works great, Jeep has no issues and is great condition.”

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1951 M-38 Penngrove, CA $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(11/18/2022) The price may be a placeholder given this doesn’t run.


“Just got a new title for it runs great Have the windshield but it has no glass Not highway worthy so bring trailer New key New rad hose New fuel pump Shoot me an offer”

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1946 CJ-2A/M-38 Lexington, SC $5500


This is a project with 2A and M-38 parts.


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“1946 Willys CJ2a
This is a franked jeep project,
not for the purists

M38 tub and fenders, windshield frame
Buick V6, T90/Dana 18
Dana 41 rear axle, Dana 25 front

The project is not done, needs someone to finish it.

Upgraded suspension to 76-83 CJ5 stock springs
Rebuilt transmission and Tcase
Buick 225 V6, bottom end was clean, resealed it. Heads were rebuilt
HEI ignition
Power steering
Upgraded master cylinder to dual circuit MC
Front drum brakes are 11” drums, rebuilt
All new brakes lines
All new fuel lines
Brand new tires
New seat cushions and upholstery
Advanced adapters chain linkage upgrade for clutch
New Gauges
Continue reading

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M-38 Parts Elkhart, IN $450

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Parts

There seems to be some value here.


“Willys Jeep parts M38 style with some differences. Tailgate has all reinforcements but never had holes drilled to mount the tire or gas can. Grill has military and civilian features. I think this may have been a DJ when Willys built it, they often used up leftover and over run parts for the DJ’s.
The one large section of transmission cover pictured has been sold.
M38 hood has been sold, now includes a Willys stamped hood in fair condition.
$450 for all or message for individual parts.”


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Year? M-38 Marysville, CA $3400


It’s a project. There have been some mods.


“I have a 1953 Willy’s forsale as parts. I don’t have paper work. All stock. Great for a build. Sold as is. I can deliver if needed.”

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1952 M-38 Ontario, CA $3000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/09/2022) It’s a project that’s been available for sale for a while.


“Great project Most parts are here 1952 Willy’s Jeep Comes with a F134 motor T14 Transmission Dana 18 Transfer case Dana 41 Axles Has motor mounts for a Buick V6 motor but also have additional frames with the original motor mounts so you could go either way. Saginaw steering box 15” Rims Windshield Needs wiring and brake lines It is a project but I don’t have time for it. Working on another Jeep currently. Title in hand”


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1952 M-38 Fredonia, KS $1000


Unclear how much value is here.


“I bought this m38 at a auction. Decided to focus on my cj6 projects so selling. Parts only bill of sale only. I haven’t messed with it since i got it so no clue on engine status”

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M-38, CJ-2A, Trailer Lucedale, MS $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/03/2022) Unclear how much value is here.


“2 Jeeps 1951 M-38 (military) & 1952 CJ-2 (civilian) plus Army trailer $3500 Cash & Carry Lucedale Ms. 601/770-0599. 1951 military Jeep & 1952 Civil Jeep . They are complete but will need total restoration .[hidden information] Might consider trading for old metal gas station signs or Coke signs . Also selling lot of old signs , gas pumps & coke machines, soda coolers moving must sell”

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2 M-38s May, TX $4050


Neither jeep runs.


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“For sale: (2) Authentic Korean War Willys M-38 Jeeps. The lighter green one has clear Texas blue title in my name and a Buick V6 with forward 8K Koenig PTO-driven winch. Both Jeeps have clear and legible data plates. Neither Jeep is running or driving. Both for $4500. Cash, or will trade for delivered weed-free round bale hay. “Is this available,” “are they running and driving” inquiries will be deleted. Serious buyers only need to call: (two hundred fifty four) 300 sixty 8 – seventy 3 ninety 9.”

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1952 M-38 Tillamook, OR $12,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,000.

(10/11/2022) Looks like a solid build.


“1952 m38, 4.3 vortec, sm465, power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes. Ground up build 2 years ago.$15, 000.”


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CJ-2A, M-38 and Parts Jeep Yulee, FL $5000


The seller doesn’t have pics of the parts jeep yet.


“3 jeeps. WWII era , 2 jeeps in pictures, 3rd is a parts jeep with engine, pictures coming. The fire truck engine is not seized, won’t take much to make it run. The 2 others have all the parts to make one jeep. Comes with title”

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1952 M-38 Weiser, ID eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Back on eBay

(06/10/2022) Bill shared this nice looking M-38 for auction. The starting bid is $12,000, but this appears to have a reserve price as well.

View all the information on eBay





“This 1952 Willys M38 Jeep was built for the Korean War (1950-53). It is correct as new – 24 volt system,
4-cylinder L134 engine, 3-speed transmission, 2-speed transfer case. Color is 24087, olive drab. The new canvas top and seat covers are by Beachwood Canvas. The five tires are 700x16s. It has a military waterproof ignition system. All components are new or rebuilt. As photos show, this jeep has a M1 rifle gun scabbard with a dummy M1 Grand rifle. Located in SW Idaho, 85 miles from Boise”