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1950 M-38 Goodyear, AZ $2600


This may be worth a look. The rust doesn’t look too bad.


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“M38 flat fender. This Jeep has never been licensed or titled. It was bought surplus by a close friend and sand dragged. The Jeep is set up for a small block Chevy. Great candidate for full restoration or convert it into a crawler or? $2600 and you bring your own tires and wheels or $3000 with Goodyear mtr’s on new wheels. Very little rust. AZ Jeep. May take 🔫 on partial trade. Very few dents and body damage. Includes axles, transmission, and transfer case. Vortec 4.3 with 4 barrel edelbrock a intake and 4l60 available for 1200.00”

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1951 M-38(?) Vaughn, WA **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, stainless/jewels • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **Sold** was $15,500.

(04/22/2021) This seems to have a stainless body with a Bobcat hood. There are lots of updates.

“1951 jeep C3-M38, this jeep is in great shape has a Chevy 305 V8, 4speed transmission with hi/lo range, Warren 8,000lb winch, matching military trailer.”

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1952 M-38 Christmas, FL $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks nice, but doesn’t run at the moment. Given the 3Bs and DJ-3As were produced into the 1960s, the M-38 wasn’t quite the last of the flat fenders.


“1952 M38 Willys Jeep – last of the flat fender military jeeps, period motor not currently running. Everything is intact nothing missing Jeep is still 24V original, zero rust. Clean Florida title”

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1950 M-38 Belton, TX $4500


This lacks a title.


“1950-52 Willys M38. Engine turns and fires. Wouldn’t take much to get it to start. I have too many projects and need to let this one go. No title. Bill of sale only.”

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2 M-38s Chico, CA $6500


Seller wants to sell these as a package.


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“I have two M38 Military M38 that are 1950-1952, theres no way to tell a specific year that I’ve been able to figure out. Neither of them run, the green one is together but has a hole in the oil pan. Its a very solid vehicle. The other has been torn down and all the parts I’ve got are sitting on a pallet. Since these were never intended to be registered for road use they were not given a vin number when new. Most people used the engine number as a serial/vin but neither of these have been previously registered.

The green one has recently been issued a vin number by the CHP and I have the paperwork needed to register. The year on the paperwork is not correct, I believe they marked it down as a 1946. I really want these to go to someone that will fully restore one or both. Located here in Chico, I accept cash ONLY. I am able to deliver these if needed but we will need to discuss the details of that in person. BOTH GO TOGETHER AS A PAIR, NO PARTS WILL BE SOLD OFF OF THEM.”

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Year? M-38 Yakima, WA $6000


Seller has this listed as a 1955 CJ-3A, but it looks more like an M-38 that may have been titled in 1955.


“55 jeep CJ3A strong running 289 motor POWER Steering DUAL EXHAUST (WARN WENCH) like new tires aftermarket wheels new Ignition switch nice seats NEW MIRRORS NEW FUEL TANK NEW LED LIGHTS ON REAR New windshield wiper Motors Also have hard top possible trade?? (New classic plates )(clear title)YAKIMA AREA Trade for yj jeep”

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Year? M-38? Jamestown, CA $2000


This has an M-38 body, but I’m less sure about the chassis.


“As is parts or restore , no paperwork. Message me. Serious buyers only…. You haul – bring trailer or tow away.”

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1952 M-38 Jurupa Valley, CA $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.


“Crawler, 4wheel drive, 4 speed transmission, big tires, full roll cage, small block Chevy engine with a modified cam bored and stroked, runs great. Has a tow bar but it is licensed for the road. It’s a Willy’s jeep with a CJ3A windshield”

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1952 M-38 Tub and Parts Collinsville, OK $3000


This might be worth a look for someone who needs an original(?) M-38 body.


“M38 Willy’s Jeep Tub. Comes with fenders, front grill, seats, fuel tank, and fuel can holder. No rust. No frame. Should fit CJ-2A frame. No title. Must be able to pick up. It is currently located at my Dad’s house. Coordination for pick up will have to be done”

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1952 M-38 Netarts, OR $15,000


Has lots of updates.


“Vortec 4.3, sm465 4-speed, t18 transfer case, power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes, Spicer 44, full cage, new wiring, LED lights, nothing overlooked, 200 MI on frame up built. Well sorted. Part trade for full size pickup”

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1952 M-38/CJ Cookeville, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

Tom shared this one. This has a CJ chassis (maybe 1952 CJ-3A?) and an M-38 body.

“1952 Willys Jeep. 4×4, 4 cylinder, 3 speed, plus high and low, runs great, 4×4 works great. Clean Tennessee title $7.5 k or obo. Will also trade for old 70’ to late 80’sToyota Land Cruiser or Maybe a side by side.thank all for looking”

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1951 M-38/Crawler Waller, TX $3500


Lots of updates to this former M-38.


“1951 Jeep body on custom tube chassis. Dana 44 front axle, Dana 60 Rear. 15″ wheels with 39.5 x 18 Super Swamper Boggers. Built small block 350 out of 1979 corvette. Built turbo 350 trans. Needs drive shafts. This is a project. Have a pallet of parts that will go with it. Springs, steering columns, fuel cell, etc. Also have other axle combinations if interested at additional cost.”


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1947 CJ-2A Lacey, WA $6000


This has a CJ-2A chassis with an M-38 body.


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“This is a titled 1947 Jeep. It has a M38 body and engine. This Jeep runs but currently has the fuel tank out since the tank it came with when I got it was for a CJ2A. I have a brand new M38 tank to install. I have also replaced three of the four brakes (cylinders and pads) and have the forth one plus master cylinder on hand. I just haven’t had time to install it. This sale will include both fuel tanks and the remaining brake parts and every thing you see in the photos and the spare engine. This is a project jeep with straight body with no rust.”

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3 Jeeps & 1 Fiberglass Tub North Aurora, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

It appears all three jeeps and the tub are included in the price.

“3 jeeps 1 glass tub extra motors.2 titles”

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1951 M-38 Olympia, WA $4000


Seller will combine with two other jeeps and parts for $7000.


“1951 M38 , have most of the parts, 24 volt. I know the original USA numbers also.”

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1947 CJ-2A/M-38 Lacey, WA $6000


This is likely a ’47 chassis with an M-38 body on it.


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“This is a titled 1947 Jeep. It has a M38 body and engine. This Jeep runs but currently has the fuel tank out since the tank it came with when I got it was for a CJ2A. I have a brand new M38 tank to install. I have also replaced three of the four brakes (cylinders and pads) and have the forth one plus master cylinder on hand. I just haven’t had time to install it. This sale will include both fuel tanks and the remaining brake parts and every thing you see in the photos and the spare M38 engine. This is a project jeep with straight body with no rust”

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1949? M-38 Enumclaw, WA $10,000


Looks like lots of money has been put into this build.


“1949 willy’s m38 just finished completed rebuild 350 chevy t 350 module 18 with low range 3.8 kit disk brake dana 30 5.38 gears lockright rebuilt 44 rear spool 5.38 rebuilt new drivelines from drivelines N/W new wire harness new tires 35 13.5 15 toyo mt new fuel system 19 gal fuel cell new aluminium Radiator & cooling fan new lift & alot more”

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1950 M-38 Ukiah, CA $3500


Runs, but needs work.


“I have an M38 for sale Has a Ford 289 in it with the factory 3 speed Runs but doesn’t have brakes Tub is pretty solid, you can stand in it. I got it as a project and never got around to it, HMU for more information…OBO I’ll write a bill of sale”

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1952 M-38 Roy, WA $4500


It’s a project listed at a dealership, but dealer notes they are just trying to help out the family.


“1952 Jeep Willys project vehicle has new tires locker rear hubs as well as front small black v8 motor winch etc been in storage for three plus years owner passed away time for it to have a new life again obviously it doesn’t run no distributor cap has been in storage don’t know what it needs to get going not interested in trying literally helping out the family come take a look!”

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1951 M-38 Colfax, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38 • TAGS: .

This is awesome! Lots of interesting mods on this gas/service station vehicle.


“1951 Willys CJ2a
Chevy v8 conversion
Was converted to a service vehicle by local county
Has air compressor and tank, water tank and oil tank with hoses.
Everything works
Jeep runs and drives”

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1952 M-38CDN Kelowna, BC, Canada BaT

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

This Bring-A-Trailer auction for a rare Ford-built M-38CDN was also spotted by Sam.


“This 1952 Willys M38-CDN Jeep is one of approximately 2,135 units assembled by Ford for the Canadian Armed Forces in the early 1950s, and it is powered by a 2.2-liter inline-four mated to a three-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. The truck was refurbished during prior ownership and used as a museum display for approximately 20 years, and it was acquired by the seller in 2020. The green paintwork is contrasted by a lighter canvas top, and additional features include a fold-down windshield, body-color steel wheels, and reproduction canvas seat covers. The engine was rebuilt in 2020, and the fuel and vacuum pump was replaced in 2021. This Willys Jeep is now offered with accessories, a tool kit, historical literature, and a British Columbia registration document listing the truck as a 1952 Ford Pickup.”





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1950 M-38 Elizabeth, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

Lacks a title.

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“Real M38 Jeep in fair condition, very rusty but restorable.
Engine and transmission are removed but included
Additional parts included also
No Title, Have paperwork to get one”

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1953? M-38 Myrtle Creek, OR $3500


Might be worth a look, especially if it includes the winch.


“1953 Jeep m38 only 47,000 made-$3,500”

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1952 M-38 Lebec, CA $15,950


For a “showroom condition” jeep, this could use better pics.


“completely Restored showroom condition cost over 25k”

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1952 M-38 Mackay, ID $1200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/04/2021) There’s some value here, just unclear how much.


“Military, parts Jeep or fixer up, no motor and no radiator.”

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