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1950 M-38 Cle Elum, WA $3950


Has diamond plating across the back.


“1950 Jeep Willy’s M-38. Original “go devil” engine was rebuilt 300 miles ago along with a new clutch, new water pump, fuel tank, brake lines, new wheels, and 5000 lb winch.

Runs and drives great. Also has four wheel locking hubs and tow bar for towing. I have the convertible top frame that comes with the jeep. Also comes with 4 wheel chains.

This is a great rig to tow around for camping or hunting. It’s also perfect for a ranch or farm.”

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Year? M-38 Gold Country, CA $600

• CATEGORIES: Last Ride, M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/29/2018) This just aint right. Where do I find a “tears” emoji!


“Year unknown, no title,
Pretty rough, lots of extra parts not parting out.
No engine/trans, fuel tank or tailgate
Trades considered, always looking for…
1955-1959 chevy trucks/parts
Small block chevy performance parts
Mopar 440 fenderwell headers”

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1951 M-38 Sumter, SC **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $10,500.

Has some holes drilled around the rear wheel well.

“1951 m 38 Army jeep that has been rebuilt. New motor, new starter, new solid state dist. all guages and wireing. It has been changed over from 24 volts to 12. Looks good and drives like a jeep.”

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CJ-2A & M-38 Jeeps/Parts Johannesburg, MI


No pics provided.


  • I have a complete 1946/1947 cj2a jeep not running…..the drive train is excellent working and movable..(engine has stuck valve in guide).. …..good title…….
  • Have a 1951 m38 jeep military with arctic aluminum military ordinance cab……..
  • I have some other parts for these jeeps….
  • extra complete rolling chassis(with good title….bought with no tub) with springs front and rear axles….
  • engine/trans/transfer case assembly’s and a project cj2a i started that has the chassis and new springs and bearings….. been sand blasted and military olive drab paint…… no pics though…
  • have buick 225 dauntless jeep engine and trans with transfer case…
  • also carbureted 231 buick engine with low miles .”
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Year? M-38 Paso Robles, CA $3200


It’s a project.


“Started restoring original flat head 4 cylinder, motor runs and sounds great, new tires and brake system. This was my Jeep in high school 1968-1971,”

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


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $12,000.

Looks solid.

“1951 USN Military Police M38. I’ve had her for a few years and been fixing her up. I don’t want to sell her, but I need to so I can fund schooling.

You can see some of the original stencils under the paint.

Runs and Drives, all lights work. I drive her around town and take her to the local airport Frequently.”

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1951 M-38 Auburn, CA eBay


It’s listed as a 1948, but is actually a 1951 M-38 (see description for more info). It lacks a speedometer.

View all the information on eBay






“1951 Willys M38 Jeep
Willys serial # MC24291. Oregon DMV assigned # DRF84972, this is the VIN on the title, they probably couldn’t find the tag behind the seat.
Powered by a Chevy 327 that runs good and actually makes it quite scary fast to drive.
Very good power steering and 11” brakes, it stops good.
3 speed transmission with over drive, 2 speed transfer with locking hubs.
It shifts good and doesn’t pop out of gear.
All lights, turn signals and gauges are working, good oil pressure and the charging system works.
No speedometer (see photos).
Twin fuel tanks, full roll cage, tilt wheel and good tires.
Has one small rust spot underneath (see photos) and a front end alignment is due.
All around a good solid old military jeep that is fast and entertaining to drive.
Clear California title.
California residents will be subject to DMV fees and 7.25% sales tax.

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1952 M-38 Goldendale, WA $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/17/2016) Runs with an f-head.


“Jeep M38
L Head Engine
Rear PTO
Rear Seat
Warne Lockamatic Hubs
Runs Good
Contact #5zero9-773-3849!’

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1951 M-38 Body & Front Clip Bellevue, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Just the body and front clip. Not the whole jeep.

“1951 Jeep Willy’s M38 military jeep. I am selling the body ONLY. I have replaced the original body with a new. Comes with the tube, both fenders, hood, grill, and with windshield frame without the glass. Does have rust. Will send more pictures of rust upon request. Asking $1,500 OBO.”


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1951 M-38 Greenwood, CA $5500


It’s a project. It’s been modified.



“$5500 obo. I know what I have and 1951-1953 M38’s were the fewest made. This jeep is built so that you can drive on the highway (55-60mph) and off-road.

1951 M38 Willys Military Jeep. Was 24 volt but has been converted to 12 volt. I have been working on this project for many years and I’m not interested in finishing it. I have taken this down to the frame and started to put it back together. It ran and drove before my restoration began.
It has a:
Buick V6 even fire out of an early Grand National (better than the odd fires) (could put a turbo on it!)
Dana 27 front axle
Dana 44 Rear axle
Brand new Rancho 2.5 inch lift kit with new leafs and shocks
Muncie SM422 4-speed
T-18 Transfer case (brand new adapter from Novak)
Super Swamper 32.5 inch tires (5 of them)
DISC BRAKES new brake lines
Power Steering Continue reading

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2 M-38s Inland Empire, CA $2000


Not sure how much value is here.


“2 army Jeeps. Tires on the rustier one have to come off because they belong to a friend.”

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1951 M-38 Tub Monroe, GA $550


Seems like a fair price.


“1951 Jeep M38 Tub & windshield Frame some rust repairable”



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Year? M-38 Pearl River, LA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3850.

Listed as a 1948, this sure looks like an M-38 to me.

“1948 Jeep Willy’s 4×4. The engine is rebuilt and runs great. $3850.”

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1951 M-38? Yucca Valley, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

This M-38 might have a replacement body. I can’t tell for sure.

“selling for friend, 1951 wi llys jeep, great condition, 4 cyl. runs great, call for more info.”

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1952 M-38 San Clemente, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

Looks in good shape.

“1952 Marine Corps built Jeep Willys in good condition. I am currently unable to get it to start ( not very mechanically inclined.) however it did run for several months when I bought it, very fun and a great project vehicle.

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1952 M-38 Kiowa, CO $2000


It’s a project combine with an unhappy girlfriend.


“52 M38. Ford 302. Auto Trans. Solid body. Lockers front and rear. Comes with all kinds of parts. Windshield. Homemade frame. Bought for a project but the girlfriend isn’t happy.”

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1952 M-38 Watertown, TN $4444


Not sure how much value is here.


“Clear Tennessee title in my name to be transferred.Very Solid military M-38 Korean war era Willys – Overland.Jeep 1971 v-6 upgraded.dual exhausted with headers/mufflers .Needs finished,including replacing dash,guages converted to 12 volt./,Previously titled in Arizona/Colorado. More pics can be p.m.ed with an appointment to view.We also have a car trailer for use to deliver anywhere.to borrow/rent/purchase for an additional $1000”


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1951 M-38 Salem, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Floors might have some rust.

“51 M38 Willys Jeep with artic top. All original parts.”

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1952 M-38 Boise, ID $4500


Looks quite complete. This was made for 3 years (1950, 1951, 1952), not two years. Also, not the last of the flat fenders.


“This a military M38 Jeep. Only made for 2 years. The last and best of the flat fenders. Converted to 12 volt. Has lots of extra parts and goodies. Has a full winter cab and heater.”

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FC Chassis Vinton, IA $500


Probably an FC-170 chassis. No pics of chassis provided.


“FC jeep chassis. Frame, 6 cyl jeep gas engine, transmission, transfer case, axles. Was running when parked. Picture is for reference only. This is only the frame, engine, drive train, no body components. I can load on your trailer.

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1947? M-38? Sutherlin, OR $2200


Seller listed this as a 1947 CJ-3A, yet has either an M-38 body or a reproduction body. Either way, it’s a project.


“1947 Jeep CJ3A Pinto Engine. 5 speed Manuel. New Transfer case.”

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1951 M-38? Fortuna, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500. Has overdrive.

(09/26/2018) Has a Bobcat hood.

“One of a kind Jeep. Powered by Chevy 327 small block. 3 speed manual transmission with high and low splitter. 4×4 original Axel’s beautiful machine once in a lifetime find. No rust or rot. Barn find this is what I paid for it. Not trying to profit just need the money to put a flatbed on my pickup. Currently has no bed and cannot be used. So I’m selling for that reason. ”


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1950 M-38 Hopkinton, RI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

(10/09/2018) **SOLD**

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“1950 Willys M38 12V running/driving chassis AND aftermarket, never installed, complete body in primer

Also comes with:
*body kit includes: tub, floor pans, both new fenders, hood, windshield frame, and an original hinged grill, new tailgate with tire mount, and jerry can mount, front/rear bumpers, correct era cans of paint

*extra m38 windshield with good glass (frame needs rust repair, but certainly worth saving)
*both front seat frames
*brand new battery
*the entire brake system, stem to stern is new.
*5 like new, correct NDCC 7.00 x 16 tires (nubs still on them) with good tubes
*air cleaner (to mount on firewall)
*top bows (NO CANVAS)
*new front bumper, lights, lifting hooks, gauges
*2 extra L-Head motors (not stuck) Continue reading

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1952 M-38 Fairfield, CA $7500


Has a V8.


“I have a 1952 willys m38 Jeep for sale no rust what so ever! has new 350 motor, funding a Saginaw 4 spd mated to a Dana 18 tcase with stock axles and springs. The axles do have 5.29s in the I believe from factory. Have a set of 33 inch Procomp Xterrain tires that are basically brand new. I have a t18 tranny mated to a Dana 300 t case I was going to put in it and a Dana 30 and amc20 axles I got for it too. It will need a alternator conversion from the generator unless you want to use a generator and get a new one and Will need a hydraulic clutch or a clutch cable because the old cable broke. asking $7500 or best offer runs right now but will need those couple things to drive”

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1953? M-38 Douglas City, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE **SOLD** Was $1900.

Bill shared this project.

“I am selling a 1953 Willy’s Jeep that will make a great project for someone, it was part of an estate sale so the original owner never got a chance to finish it. The pictures show everything that we have with it.”

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