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1951 M-38 Alamosa, CO $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Better pics provided. Almost, but not quite all original.

(04/18/2020) Has a rebuilt engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/262741594743031/

“Runs well, all original. Rebuilt engine has about 3500 miles on it. Clean Colorado Title.”

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1953 CJ-3B, Year? M-38, Generator Manhattan, KS $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Industrial-Welder-Generator, M-38, Parts

Lots of parts, but unclear just how much value is here. Has a Sears Deluxe Hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/637199820484975/

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“1953 Jeep Cj3b · Suv · Driven 99,999 miles. 1953 Willys cj3b tub with fenders, with windshield with glass, F head 134 motor with starter and gen, trans, radiator, rolling chassis, new leaf springs new fender supports for front a tub support, seats including rear seat

Not sure of year but willys M 38 tub with left fender, L head 134 motor with starter and gen, trans, radiator, 2 windshields one I have glass and rubber, rolling chassis with good brakes excellent under carriage, Continue reading

 
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1952 M-38 Chesaning, MI $6000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000

(10/14/2019) This appears to have a replacement tub (no cowl lid).

https://centralmich.craigslist.org/pts/d/chesaning-1952-m38-jeep/7158921346.html

“M38 military. Runs, drives and stops.
Buick V6 motor. Power steering. New NDT tires. Nice aluminum radiator.”

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1948? M-38 Connersville, IN $2500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This has a patched body and will need work and assembly.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/connersville-1948-military-jeep-m38/7163820967.html

“$2500.00 OBO Needs work”

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Year? M-38 Lancaster, NY $5900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/28/2020) Doesn’t run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1524076321099292/

“From southern cal. New front springs, proper paper work from D M V solid body no rust motor turns free needs restoration”

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1952 M-38 Portland, OR $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The seller has lots to say, though some of it is inaccurate (1952 was not the last of the L-134 engines for example). The seller claims the M-38 has heavier duty running gear and frame; while the frame does have additional boxing and supports, the running gear is the same as the CJ-3A (More on the similarities/differences here). The sellers also states it is an “unrestored survivor”, yet then describes the changes the previous owners have made and the changes the seller himself also made.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/portland-1952-willys-m38-military-jeep/7165519128.html

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1952 Willys M38 Military ‘Universal Jeep’

Great Runner/Driver UnRestored Survivor, DUAL PTO, Winch and ZERO RUST!

THIS LISTING IS DETAILED TO SHARE THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT A SERIOUS BUYER/TRADER WOULD WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE READ IT ALL BEFORE CONTACTING ME!

I’m considering letting go of my 1952 Willys M38, a.k.a. an MC, the original 4×4 American warhorse utility vechicle. This is a special survivor with important recent maintenance and upgrades.

VIDEO WALKAROUND HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkDBhzqPZeE

First off this is a real m38 Military jeep — so heavier duty frame and running gear than the contemporary Civilian model, the CJ-3A. 1952 is the last year of the “Flat Fender” Military Jeeps (much cooler than the M38a1), and also the last and best year of the Willys L134 “Go Devil” engine. I got it from the family which bought it at Government auction in the early 60s. It saw only very light use as a hunting vehicle for over 50 years and was literally kept in a barn and as a result is very very original and 100% RUST FREE ORIGINAL METAL.

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1951 M-38? Sloansville, NY $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38 • TAGS: .

I wish the pics were clearer. I doubt this is an M-38. This lacks a fuel inlet on the side. The hardtop looks to be a modified Porter & Reed hardtop, but I can’t tell for sure.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/742552569866918/

“51 military Jeep four wheel drive works runs and drives has a plow that works needs a battery”

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1952 M-38 Botetourt County, VA $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has some rust. Looks like the passenger side tool indents have been filled/patched.

https://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/cloverdale-1952-m38-willys-military-jeep/7163988711.html

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“I have owned this jeep for 24 years, restored it and drove it in parades and entered a couple car shows as well. Health problems have kept me from maintaining it the way it should be and I no longer have a garage to store it in or work on it. It has some rust on driver side front fender, passenger side under door, and floor pans. The frame is solid, motor was rebuilt in 2001 and has low miles on it. Jeep has not been started in several years so the gas tank will need to be cleaned out thoroughly. Many extras like mud/snow tires and wheels, military manual, old parts, and contacts for every nut bolt and screw. This would make a great restoration project since M38s
are rare and this one has only 42,456 original miles.”

 
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1952 M-38 Chicago, IL $9900

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Appears worth a look.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/d/chicago-1952-willys-jeep-m38/7159523113.html

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“Own a piece of history!!!
You are viewing a very healthy, great running flat head M38 Willys. My father is parting out some of his collection. He bought this barn find/survivor back in 2009. It has been kept in a heated garage since & im guessing for most of its life too. Continue reading

 
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1951 M-38 New London, WI $18,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks good.

https://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/d/new-london-1951-m38-willys-jeep/7156284838.html

“M38 Willy’s Jeep. The Jeep came from the Chet Krause Military Collection in Iola.
Call with any questions.
$18,000 or offer. Nice Jeep for parades or just to drive around.
This is a true Military Jeep.”

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1953 Model? Hayward, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-3B, M-38, M-38A1, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/10/2020) This could be any one of several jeep models. No pics provided.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/hayward-1953-jeepwilly/7162488280.html

“53’ Jeep Willy 8 cly. Hasn’t been started in about a year. It used to run fine but now the engine seems to shake a little bit. Interior and exterior in great condition.”

 
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1952 M-38 Valencia, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

It doesn’t run.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/santa-clarita-1952-willys-jeep/7162330296.html

“Modified military jeep project car. Does not run. Has small block Chevy V8”

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Year? M-38 Enumclaw, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Lots of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/727268427846491/

“New motor 350 chevy / trans turbo 350 auto/ tcase model 20 converted to model 18 3.8 kit drivelines new from drivelines northwest & more .dana 30 front 44 rear 5.38 spool rear lock right front 35 15.5 15 swampers many extra parts TRAILER IS INCLUDED with full price NO TRADES . Will sell top separately.”

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1952 M-38 Missoula, MT $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/02/2020) Runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/558115855108108/

“1952 Willy’s M-38 for sale. It has a 3 speed with a high-low transfer case and a flathead 4 engine. I’ve had it for about 3 years and haven’t driven it much. I actually used it to plow snow a few times. It’s in rough shape, but wouldn’t take too much to make it nice. Even when not running for over a year, it fires up right away. The engine needs some tuning, but I think it’d run well with some TLC.”

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1951 M-38 Albion, NY $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/27/2020) Runs?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1475437489300677/

“1951 Jeep M38 with original waterproof 4 cyclinder engine. Keep is complete. Also have a brand new steel tub and fenders that go with it. Rare Jeep, only made 2 years.”

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1951 M-38 New Prague, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,500.

Looks in good shape. The seller has removed the ‘pill’ within the transfercase shifter to allow for 2WD-low-range.

“1951 Willy’s M38 military Jeep M38 · Other_body_style · Driven 640 miles 1951 M38 willys Total overhaul. Engine overhaul, transmission overhaul, sand blasted and all new paint, new wiring harnesses, correct carb, frame off restore. New tires, new seats, new gas tank, correct military version, ready to enjoy. Work is done! 24 volt system. Have shovel for it. Awesome ice cream getting machine. Turn signals added with military versions and special new hardness got that. 4 wheel drive with 2 speed transfer case. Tab remove so you can used low range in 2 wheel drive”

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1951 M-38 Kawkawlin, MI $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/01/2019) Looks in good shape. Appears to have a civvy gas tank.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2412485989043587/

“1951 M38 Navy Jeep. New Tires; New Battery; Directional Signals; Gray Leather Seating; Full Canvas Top (includes doors and side curtains); Custom Winter Cover; Extras. A Real Head Turner – Must See!”

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1951 M-38 McKinney, TX $19,400

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

There’s some kind of bar installed between the front frame rails. Unclear what it did/does.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bar/d/mckinney-1951-willys-jeep-mb/7135110745.html

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“All original!! Original four-cylinder 60hp motor, all lights in working order that air raid light/blackout light is the light on the fender as well as the headlights even the gauge lights work! Tires are almost new but I have been driving it quite a bit lately… Original windshield wipers that are exhaust fed, original front and rear seats, original plates on the dashboard As well as all the brackets on the bumpers for lifting and towing… original even down to the front tow rope. Too many extra list!

Mechanically this jeep is amazing! The brakes have been re-done recently you can see it in the photos… This jeep goes maximum speed of 50 miles an hour most of these jeeps only go 30 to 35… It’s reliable starts every time even when it hasn’t been driven for weeks! Transmission is great all the gears work including the low and high, all the axles work, this is a running machine and I’ve been using it to drive my daughter to school each day and take the family out on rides on the weekends.

No tire kickers please serious inquiries only! I don’t have time for time wasters that have a lot of questions and want to talk about history… Serious callers only… Text is great and if we want to proceed we can talk on the phone…”

 
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1952 Drag Jeep Fort Mohave, AZ $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Racing

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

(05/13/2020) Looks like a nice rig. Appears to have an M-38 body with a modified CJ-2A windshield. The front clip is likely a solid fiberglass front end that either tilts or pulls off.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/fort-mohave-1952-sand-drag-jeep/7149530652.html

“1952 willys sand drag jeep. Street legal. 406 small block chevy, turbo 350 manual 3 speed trans with 4400 trans brake. 9″ ford rear end with curry axles, Detroit locker with 534 gears. Turns 4.08 at drags. Comes with set of paddels. $9500.00”

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1952 M-38 Body Salt Lake City, UT $750

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Parts

Looks like a good project body.

https://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/pts/d/salt-lake-city-jeep-52-willys-m38-body/7148438780.html

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“1952 Willy’s Original M38 Body Tub. Has been sandblasted and stored inside. Needs repairs, don’t they all, Online seen them in worse shape for $1,500. These were made from 1950 to 1952 so pretty rare. The price is for cash. Also have a brand new M38 hood.

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PARTS SOLD AS IS
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“Salty City’s Custom Jeep Shop””

 
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CJ-5s & M-38A1s

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38, M-38A1

CJ-5s:

  1. 1966 CJ-6 Chicago, IL $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1660886720702775/
  2. 1971 CJ-5 Mt. Pleasant, MI $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/716295165579012/
  3. 1969 CJ-5 Tijeras, NM $3900: https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/pts/d/1969-cj-5-willys-kaiser-jeep/7145439059.html
  4. 1965 CJ-5 Kenosha, WI $4999: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2868711993205188/
  5. 1973 CJ-5 Indianapolis, IN $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/683646355713877/
  6. 1969 CJ-5 Port Allegany, PA $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3336623229697375/
  7. 1977 CJ-5 Chicago, IL $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/586250558650345/
  8. 1957 CJ-5 Howland, ME $1100: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/256662878896067/
  9. CJ-5 Body on 2A Chassis Gilmer, TX $1250: https://easttexas.craigslist.org/pts/d/gilmer-jeep-willys-cj2a-with-cj5-body/7145739999.html
  10. 1979 CJ-5 Ohio $1400: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/860568407758290/
  11. 1977 CJ-5 Stephenson, MI $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/860568407758290/
  12. 1966 CJ-5 Gaston, IN $2995: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3103064186422237/
  13. 1967 CJ-5 Holland, MI $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2713102122279953/
  14. 1975 CJ-5 Peru, IN $4850: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/187442772598026/ (fiberglass body)
  15. Year? CJ-5 Nunda, NY $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/261495794984758/
  16. 1976 CJ-5 Howard City, MI $1200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/523288301937312/
  17. CJ-5 Custom Stretched Rig Huntington, IN $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/287585842290084/
  18. 1962 CJ-5 Yoder, IN $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/912475285833613/
  19. 1960 CJ-5 South Salem, OH $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/217503795898201/
  20. 1967 CJ-5 Davis Junction, IL $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/547509955919315/
  21. 1964 CJ-5 Toledo, OH $1000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2644535995800131/
  22. 1980 CJ-5 Vienna, ME $5000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1382983511895448/
  23. 1977 CJ-5 Embden, ME $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1355381258182765/
  24. 1965 CJ-5 North Reading, NH $1400: https://nh.craigslist.org/pts/d/north-reading-jeep-cj5-1965/7147869968.html
  25. 1960 CJ-5 Sterling Heights, MI $3950: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/228201168477597/
  26. 1966 CJ-5 Lake, MI $3800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/258361432151659/

M-38A1s (and one M-38):

  1. 1952 M-38 White Lake, MI $22,000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2642635232717069/
  2. 1952 M-38A1 Union Grove, WI $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/679086522642867/
  3. 1956 M-38A1 Ellsworth, ME $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2290141921282070/
  4. 1953 M-38A1 Tyler, TX $7900: https://easttexas.craigslist.org/cto/d/mineola-1953-willys-jeep/7146073470.html

CJ-7s:

  1. 1978 CJ-7 Laingsburg, MI $4200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/975118492960406/
 
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1951 M-38 Ridgefield, WA $4950

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

Does it run?

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/ridgefield-1951-willys-jeep/7150564756.html

“1951 military M 38 Willys Jeep. 24 V system, original. Very good shape, very little rust. Floors are good. Fitted with an Alaska arctic top,”

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1951 M-38 Glenview, IL $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has some body rot.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2714167815473439/

“It is complete and needs a full tune up-batteries brakes some floor panels and wires to get going again. Engine runs. 24 volt”

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1951 M-38(?) Roseburg, OR No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/17/2020) More pics would be good. Has some updates and a Koenig hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3177011545664044/

“Sbf 302 4sp dana 300 new frontend 30 and new 44 center pot 44 new wires and 2 sets of tires if you want the 38s”

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1952 M-38 Oroville, CA $14,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Could be worth a look. Sounds like the seller has had it a long time.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/oroville-willys-military-jeep/7142859095.html

“NEW: REBUILT MOTOR, CLUTCH, CANVAS, ETC. FIRST OWNER AFTER GOVERNMENT.”

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