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1951 M-38 Blackville, SC eBay

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Looks like a good M-38.

“1951 Willys Military Jeep. Very close to original; 24-volt system; runs great; new fuel tank.”

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1951 M-38 Novato, CA **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Was priced at $5600. Status Unknown

“1951 Willys M-38 Jeep – All original, excellent condition. Good Denman tactical, tires, new brakes & batteries (24V). New fuel tank, new spark plugs & ignition harness; low miles (less than 80k?), runs great. I’m the third owner & I’ve had it for 28-years. Time for a new and enthusiastic owner to restore. $5600”


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1951 M-38? Pioneer, CA $7,400


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $7400.

(07/31/2013) From the grille, to the body, to the rear shock mount, this looks more like a MB/GPW than a M-38.

“For your consideration is a cleanly & near fully restored 1951 Willys M38 Jeep custom. Appropriately nicknamed “Killer Bee” (it has 3 hand painted Custom logos); this project began as a repair, and with time gradually ended up becoming a Top-down Custom Restoration project.

The Jeep:

The Body is Yellow, Heavy Textured Rhino Lining. The Top is a custom made aluminum Hard Top with three windows and Black, Medium Textured Rhino Lining.

The Doors are hard removable, have sliding windows and are Black, Medium Textured Rhino Lining.

The Interior is Black, Medium Textured Rhino Lining. Military Jeep seats w/ rear jump seat have all been reupholstered. 6 point roll bar, CB radio, Stereo w/2 speakers, Custom Carbon Fiber Instrument panel with matching gauges. (Speedometer, Tachometer, Oil pressure, Coolant Temperature, Voltmeter, Fuel Level, Vacuum gauges). The whole vehicle has been completely rewired and a current style fuse box installed.

The Drivetrain: The Engine is a 1965 Ford 289 (1966 Timing cover and water pump); The Transmission is a 1966 Ford C4; The Transfer Case is 1951 Willys T18, The Differentials are Dana 27 with 5.38:1 Gears, The Front Diff is closed knuckle with DUALMATIC twin cam manual locking hubs, and the Rear Diff is Full Floating with 11X2 inch Drum.

The Engine has been completely rebuilt; Balanced rotating assembly with new Balancer and Flex Plate. Pistons are 9.3:1 .030 over SpeedPro with Teflon coated skirts, Aluminum Heads have 200cc intake runner and 60cc chambers, (Valves are one piece forged PBM ERSON EV-8 stainless steel 2.02 / 1.600, Bronze valve guides, Chrome Moly PBM Retainers and Keepers, Erson Springs good for .550 LIFT, 7/16 ARP screw in studs and Guide plates, and ARP Head Bolds), Double Roller Timing Chain, 5/16 Hardened Push Rods, SpeedPro Camshaft 214/224 with .472/.496 lift, Erson Forged 1.6 Aluminum Roller Rockers with needle bearing fulcrum), Aluminum Intake, Holley Street Avenger 570 CFM Carburetor, GM HEI Distributor, GM Delco Remy Alternator and a new Starter.

All parts are new as you would expect from a resto-rebuild. . . i.e. water pump, thermostat, fuel pump, oil pump, oil pump drive, hoses, plugs, plug wires etc.

New Brakes, front Disk Brake Conversion, new calipers, rotors, pads, brakes lines master cylinder, power booster, rear shoes with reconditioned drums, dual exhaust, 2.25 inch through Magnaflow mufflers.

This truck is sitting on Rancho 2.5 in lift spring, the springs have been moved to on top of the axles, riding on 33X12.5 15s tires (with more than 90% life remaining).

The Jeep runs great, I use it as my daily driver, I want to start a new project. . . with a little larger profile. With Approximately $18,500 invested, my loss is YOUR GAIN!! Call Ed at Home @ 209-two nine five-four one nine three, or text me at 209-four one eight-nine one zero nine.”


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1951 M-38 Lancaster, PA $13,500

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This appears solid.

“1951 M-38 Willys Jeep Military new paint job, rebuilt engine only 8713 miles have top and set covers $13,500 please call 717-687-8101 it is land line so no text”


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Year? M-38 Magalia, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

This looks solid and includes an overdrive.

“For Sale, Jeep M38 with snow plow. Healthy 327 engine with Holly fuel injection. SM420 transmission, Warn overdrive, two sets of tires w/wheels, one set chained up and one set for highway and off road use. Power steering and brakes.”


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1949? M-38 Three Forks, MT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

The seller wants local buyers, but you never know.  It sure looks like a good restoration project.

“This is a 1949 willys jeep aslaskan hardtop us marine 171269. This jeep runs great. It has 4 cylinder, flathead, four wheel drive , 24 volt system, heater and hydraulic brakes. We are looking for serious local buyers, and cash transactions only. More information and pictures upon request.”

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1951 M-38 Lonedell, MO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500

This comes with a strange speedometer.

“1951 m-38 Willy’s military Jeep. Jeep is rust free and runs good it has five new tires and are on correct rims.It has a 12 volt system but do have some parts to convert back to 24 volt. All lights are original.I have all the guages and panel”


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1952 M-38 Sacramento, CA $4000

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This looks good.

“1952 Willys M38 Jeep – complete for restoration. The Jeep runs strong needs carb rebuilt brake cylinders, No Rust in floors or body very solid. This has a Ramsey PTO winch on the front.
Changed to 12v.

Fairly firm on price may consider some trade for hunting stuff quality g’s or Quality Model Trains??

Call 925-525-4949 or 530-355-5013”


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1952 M-38 Green Valley, AZ $9975

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Chris spotted this M-38, which looks more ready for arctic winters than desert summers. Looks in very good condition.

“1952 M 38 Military Jeep with hard top, gas fired personal heater, phones 24volt, all original used in parades only.”



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

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

This sure looks nice for the price. It’s got the wrong windshield at the very least.

“Runs and drives great. Engine is original type Flat Head L-134. Original T90
three speed transmission with Dana 18 Transfer case. Body is original M38
with some CJ2a parts such as Hood and Windshield. 16″ wheels with 900×16
NDCC tires. New gas tank, New aftermarket front seats. Will not find a
better running Willys Jeep.”


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1951 M-38 & Trailer Weatherford, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,000

Nice looking jeep.

“Restored 1951 M38 Willy’s Army Jeep – Ser. No. 24,675 MFG 9-51
The M38 only had a two year production run, during which time only 62,329 were built (compared with the nearly 650 thousand MB’s and GPW’s built during WWII). It has several unique characteristics with the WWII jeep. First with 24 volt electrical system,one piece windshield, tires sized 7×16 instead of the 6×16, and last and best of flat fender jeeps, last of the flat head 4 cylinder engines, and first jeep with true fording capabilities (sealed sparkplugs and distributer) when equipped with a snorkel and tail pipe extension and of course the removable tailgate.
Though restored, this has been changed to a 12 volt system and does not have the sealed(waterproof)plugs. So here is an M38 that no only looks good, but is road ready.
The trailer is restored and used in the Memorial Day Parade. SOLD AS A PAIR ONLY
Located in Weatherford, Texas”

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1952 M-38 Macon, GA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500

This looks good.

“i have owned this jeep for the past 16 yrs. but it’s time to let it go. jeep has 50 cal machine gun winter top windshield cover pioneer kit. also included is a 14′ trailer that i had made to transport the jeep.”


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1952 M-38 Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $18,000.

This includes the Fording system.

“Original condition, Fording system, Tow Bar, Military Radio, M-1 rifle rack, overdrive. 98% original. More pics.”


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1952 M-38 Conway, AR $7000

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This looks in good shape.

“1952 M38. Runs good, lots of new parts. $7000 obo or trade for 69 or older car or motorcycle NO JAP BIKES!!! Call or text 501-765-9024. Thanks for looking”



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1951 M-38 Romoland, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was $3900. **SOLD**

(11/29/2012) This looks like a solid rig for the price. It is also listed at sellajeep.com

“289 ford v8, T-19 transmission, power steering w/cooler,dual batteries both new,warn winch,20 gallon fuel tank,dana 30 front axle, dana 44 rear axle w/detroit locker, new cb radio,33″ micky thompsons w/same for spare, all wiring and electrical system new, front brakes and lines new,new front seats, runs great just needs paint $4,800 over 8,000 invested”

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Year? M-38 Branford, CT **Status Unknown**

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**Status Unknown** Was listed at $9900.

“Willys M38 Military Jeep from M-Series Jeep category. Ready for fun and recently painted and gone over. Near Branford or Old Saybrook area. Asking $9900.”

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USS Alabama Memorial Park Mobile, AL

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UPDATE:  Bob notes the jeep is the museum next to the ship and not inside the ship.

Bob took time during his visit to Alabama to visit the USS Alabama Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama.  It turns out there’s a jeep in the museum next to this old fighter.  If you have time, you might want to check out this unique opportunity to explore a battleship.


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1952 M-38 Irma, WI $11,900

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UPDATE:  Still Available

(09/24/2012) This has some minor upgrades and a few other changes.

“Rare find. Restoration just finished. Absolutely no rust through repair anywhere with one exception. Stainless steel plate welded into floor pan under where original gas tank trapped moisture / minor pin hole corrosion. Engine disassembled, tolerances checked, valves ground. New water pump, starter, generator, gages, fuel pump, gas tank. Converted to 12V. New axel seals, front and rear. All components of steering system rebuilt including gear box. Seats restored with original material and stainless steel hardware. New exhaust system. Completely revised and upgraded brake system. 11″ self adjusting drums, rear. 1/2 ton chevrolet truck front disk brakes with heavy duty rotors and adjustable proportioning valve. Modern duel reservoir master cylinder.”


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1952 M-38 Terry, MS **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

“What you are looking at is an original 1952 Willys M38 (MC) military Jeep. This Jeep was used during the Korean war era. It was a Barn Find! I found this Jeep in a country barn back in the woods of Florence, MS. I am the second owner of this Jeep. The Jeep has been motor-pool restored and is in near perfect condition. It is all original with original 24 volt system. Correct lighting including blackout. I installed a left hand tail light on the right side to make it easier for other drivers to see for safer driving. Drives great. No bondo. All metal. Original bows and all. Fuel gauge is not operational and needs windshield wiper blades. Four wheel drive works as it should! It could use new tires. NDCC military non-directional tires can be bought from generation jeep’s web site for $80 a tire and the spare on the Jeep is ok. It currently has coop grip spurs on the original Willys rims. Clear title. It is a hop in and go original piece of U.S. history. All you see on the Jeep goes with the Jeep. I will repair anything that may need replacing for a 6 month period as long as the Jeep and the parts to make the repair are both brought to me to do so.”


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1951 M-38 Ocean Shores, WA $3500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $3500.

(09/15/2012) This looks like a solid jeep for the price.  It appears to have a Bobcat hood.

“great toy call 425 466 9886 for details”


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1952 M-38 Red Feather Lakes, CO $5400

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This looks pretty good for the price.

“This is a 1952 M38 Willys (Korean war) Jeep. It has a 4cyl willys motor that runs just fine. It does need the canvas top and rear seat, and needs the origional steering wheel. The pictures show the vehicle quite well. This vehicle has some good history behind it. I will include the shop and parts manuals, both in hard copy. I will also include some Korean War field equipment (see photo). Bumper markings are (2nd Infantry Division that was in Korea in 1952. Please no tire kickers, or offering to trade. I am not in a hurry to sell and would like to sell it to someone who will complete the restoration with pride. It is a great jeep for parades and special events.”


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1952 M-38 Hermosa Beach, CA eBay

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UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

(11/10/2012) This looks real nice.

“Up for auction is my 1952 unrestored, all original, M38 Willys Army Jeep. Yes, unrestored, all 100% original rare barn find. I have had this M38 for about 1 1/2 years now. This M38 was hidden under tarps and a carport for years! I can not tell you the history of the last 60 years other than what I have done to it to get her running! There are rebuild/service tags still on the M38 from the late 50s and early 60s! So with that being said, here are the thing I had to do to make sure she was 100% road worthy!

New water pump; (2) New batteries; Radiator checked, pressure tested and new filler neck; gas tank- brand new NOS original I had; brakes- all new shoes, lines, wheel cylinders, hoses, fittings, master cylinder; exhaust- after market new pipes and muffler (it needed a muffler more than anything, but I still have the original exhaust which will be included with the M38); transmission- all new fluid, pressure plate and clutch, gaskets; transfer case- inspected, looks great; both axles- new seals, gaskets, fluid, both in great condition; new knuckle front seals; all new 24v bulbs; one new drivers side headlight; tires- are original (4) Cooper Cross Country military tires (50% tread left still); spare tire- Denman original (New, never seen pavement or dirt); I’m sure I’m leaving something out, but please ask me.

Now, about the motor! After 2 months of working on the above mentioned list, I started the M38 up. It ran good, but not great. Because of the motor sitting so long, it has valve lash. I pulled the motor, went to get a valve job, but instead decided to rebuild the entire motor. So, the motor is entirely rebuilt with brand new everything!! Only 225+/_ miles on the motor since Feb., 2012! It was professionally done and have ALL receipts! Everything on the motor itself has been cleaned, repainted. Carb- rebuilt, new gaskets and cleaned. Distributor- new cap, points”

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1952 M-38 Springfield, OR $6000


It could use a bath for starters, but looks solid.

“I have a 1952 M38 flat fender jeep. It’s been rebuilt, repainted, it has new seats in the front, has 31×10.50 tires, motor runs good, tranny is original, motor is a 200 straight 6. Transfer case is original. It has power steering, a manual choke carb, it’s been bed lined inside, seatbelts, has full rollbar. Any questions contact Jared 541-654-3645 I’d prefer a text, if you call leave a voicemail please.”



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1951 M-38 Tyler, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000

“Fully Restored M38 1951 military Willys jeep. All original with 24 Volt and 60 h.p. flat head 4 cyl engine. Complete with canvas top. This is a Korean War jeep, the last flat fender jeep for the military. Served in Army up to the Vietnam war. Everything works on this jeep and there is no rust or corrosion. Clear Texas title and licensed in Texas as Former Military Vehicle (antique license). Parade or Car show ready”

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1952 M-38 Alexandria, VA $9000

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This is missing a few details, but looks solid.

“M38 Willy’s Jeep. Original condition and motor with 24V system. Has fording kit minus the snorkel and extended exhaust. Runs good, has the civilian Willy’s fuel pump, but I do have a military version that needs to be rebuilt. I have a Beachwood canvas top and original doors and side curtains. No low ball offers, tire kicker or trades. You can reach me at seven 0 three, 34two, two919”