M-38 Research Archives

To Top

1950 CJ-3A? Flora Vista, NM $1000


No pics provided.


“1950 Willys Jeep basket case, lots of new parts. YJ springs, new floor pans ready to be installed. Had Ford 302 that was in it that will go with. Everything is there except wheels and tires, just dont have time to finish putting back together.”

To Top

1952 M-38 Boise, ID $3500


Could be a good restoration candidate.


“1952 army jeep. this jeep has been stored indoors for more than 30 years time for someone to bring it back to life. has many of the original blackout lights and other hard to find pieces original hard top etc. I’m selling for my elderly friend. he is still digging out more parts for it. LOCATED IN MIDDLETON IDAHO WHICH IS JUST WEST OF BOISE IDAHO.”


1952-m38-boise-ida2 1952-m38-boise-ida3 1952-m38-boise-ida4

To Top

1952 M-38 Little Rock, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500.

Could use some more pics.

“This is the real deal! This is a 1952 Willys M38 Army Jeep. Is is mostly original, runs good, has some rust and is currently licensed in California.”

1952-m38-littlerock-ca1 1952-m38-littlerock-ca2

To Top

1953? M-38 Glendale, AZ $8750

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Lots of updates. Looks like a fun drive.


“1953 Jeep M38
Buick V6
Warn Overdrive 12 speed forward, 4 speed reverse
Warn Hubs
11 1/2″ brakes
PTO Winch
Saginaw steering
New Tires
Stewart Warner Gages
$8,750 OBO
No Trades”

1953-M38-glendale-az6 1953-M38-glendale-az7 1953-M38-glendale-az8 1953-M38-glendale-az9

To Top

1952 M-38 Twin Falls, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

No hood?

“1952 Military Willy’s Overland M38 Jeep with military data tag. Off frame restoration. Every part blasted or replaced. New wheels, lights, instruments and more.”

1952-m38-twinfalls-ida1 1952-m38-twinfalls-ida2

To Top

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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

(03It has a hole where the spare tire carrier used to be, so it could use some patching.

“I’m selling my ’51 Willys Jeep. It is a M-38 model. The body is in really outstanding condition on this unit and it also performs mechanically outstanding as well. It has never been restored and I guess one would refer to it as a survivor. I have owned this jeep for awhile now and have preformed any maintenance or repairs as they were needed. Things I recall replacing are radiator, master cylinder, oil filter canister, front one piece axles, seats reupholstered, new top with new hardware, new shifter boots and maybe more. Only rust it has is small spot where the spare tire was mounted. I meant to repair but never got to it. The jeep still has all the original drivetrain. 4 wheel drive works good. Has very good factory installed heater with defroster.”

1951-cj3a-tn1 1951-cj3a-tn2 1951-cj3a-tn3 1951-cj3a-tn4

To Top

1951 M-38 Arvada, CO $4800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/21/2018) Not running at the moment.


“1951 Willy’s M38 Military Jeep
Buick V6 225 Dauntless engine
– engine turns over, needs carburetor work
3 speed T90 transmission
Dana 18 transfercase
Many new body parts:
– Right body panel
– Rear floor and rear fenders
– Tool box and floor pan
– Seats
– Fuel tank and Fuel pump
– Windshield glass is new and frame
– Wheel cylinders and Brake lines
– Brake master cylinder
No title, serious buyers only please”


To Top

1950 M-38 Cherryville, NC $1200


No pics provided.


“1950 Willys Military jeep
Also have 2 1981 VW volkeswagen pick up trucks”


To Top

1957 Press Photo of Mine Detector eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38, Old Images

UPDATE: Another example of this photo was posted to eBay back in 2014 (see photos at bottom).

View all the information on eBay

“1957 Press Photo Edmond Kulanski checks a jeep-mounted mine detector in Virginia. This is an original press photo. Mine “Sweeper” Fort Belvoir, Va.: Developed by the Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratories at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, this jeep-mounted mine detector is checked by Specialist Edmond Kulanski, of Shaker Heights, Ohio. The device automatically stops the vehicle when it locates a buried mine. The movable search-head can be controlled by the driver of the innovations worked out by the military and civilian scientists engaged in vital research for the U.S. defense establishment, which offers unlimited opportunities for qualified applicants. Photo measures 7 x 9 inches. Photo is dated 03-14-1957.”

1957-03-14-mine-dector-willys1 1957-03-14-mine-dector-willys2


Continue reading

To Top

1952 M-38 Star, ID $3700


Doesn’t run.


“1952 army jeep . selling for a senior friend. been stored 30 plus years. still can see the army logo on the doors. this jeep would be an excellent restoration project.4 cylinder 3 speed with hi lo. I don’t know a lot more about it . oh it turns over but not running.”

1952-m38-star-id7 1952-m38-star-id8 1952-m38-star-id9

To Top

1952 M-38 St. Louis, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

Looks solid.

“1952 m38 military jeep nice original old jeep never apart only painted one time lots of nos parts runs & drives good may trade”

1952-m38-stlouis-mo92 1952-m38-stlouis-mo93 1952-m38-stlouis-mo94

To Top

1951 M-38 La Vernia, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

Not sure how much value is here. Includes a Cab Enclosure hard top.

“I have a 1951 Willys M38 for sale. No engine, transmission or transfer case. Frame was stretched to install a different drivetrain but body was not stretched. Body tub is damaged at cowl from being picked up by a grapple at salvage yard. Has matching Arctic Top with doors. Official use only is still visible on the doors. No front fenders. Has all data plates intact and have the original gauge cluster and some of the original engine parts. Still has lots of its original tie down loops including those to secure the Axe and shovel on the passenger side. Make a good restoration project or parts vehicle.”


To Top

1953 M-38 San Antonio, TX $1500


Travis has this M-38 up for sale.

“Up for sale is a 1952 Willys M38 military/army Jeep, a great ranch or hunting vehicle. Overall a very solid project.

– Very minimal body rust
– No frame rust
– F-head engine that turns over
– Trans/tcase case shift smooth
– Locking hubs work
– Windshield glass in excellent condition
– Heavy duty winch bumper
– Soft top bows
– Jerry can mount w/strap

– No hood
– Driver seat frame rusted in two, but still salvageable
– Battery box rusted
– Most likely needs new radiator
– Drivers side rear leaf spring bolt broken”

1952-m38-tx6 1952-m38-tx7 1952-m38-tx8 1952-m38-tx9

To Top

1952 Model? Visalia, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, M-38A1

Sounds like it has updates. No pics provided.


“1952 Willys jeep. Has a 283 Chevy motor. Four wheel drive works. Granny works. 8000 Pound front wench. 2 back seats for extra riders. Runs great.”

To Top

1951 M-38 Bartelso, IL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

(02/27/2018) This looks to have an M-201 windshield, except it shouldn’t have the bolt plate over the vent. Hmm.

“1951 Willys mc38 this jeep is set up for the 106mm recoiless rifle needs restored motor turns over by hand it has been sitting for 10 years body is in excellent condition”


To Top

Year? M-38 Myrtle Beach, SC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

It’s listed as a 1947 CJ-2A, but appears to have an M-38 body and grille.

“1947 willys cj2a runs good. Has a 1971 jeep 4cyl engine.”


To Top

1950 M-38 Bozeman, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

That’s a heavy duty, three ball front bumper! No description provided.

1950-m38-bozeman-mt1 1950-m38-bozeman-mt2

To Top

1951 M-38 Peachtree City, Ga eBay


It’s a project. Starting bid is $6000.

View all the information on eBay


“or sale is my M38 Willys military jeep serial number MC22273. The M38 is the military version of the CJ3A, the M38 was used in the Korean war. My M38 is in the middle of a frame off build, my plan was to lift, run larger tires, and add a diesel swap. I decided to change plans and let someone else either finish what I started or restore the M38 to her original glory. The M38 ran and drove prior to the build, however it did lack power. I’m not sure if due to engine wear and tear or if the L134 is just an underpowered engine. The frame has been wire wheeled clean and sprayed military grade paint. It is not bent nor cracked. The original mount mounts have been removed and replaced with the diesel motor mounts. Current state the vehicle is the red body on frame pictures. The first pictures were prior to teardown. I have $10K worth of brand new parts and lots of parts that are included that I’ll likely leave off listing.
Continue reading

To Top

Year? M-38 Rockford, MI $3000


The is listed as a 1947, but looks to be an M-38.


“I’m selling my 47 Willys original military 4 cylinder engine changed over to 12 volt system which will provide power for
extra lites and power winch and spot lite . Runs great – starts all the time even in cold weather . There is removable rack
for the rear to hall wood or hunted game . top and doors included 35×15 Mud tires on aluminum rims
Clear title and roadable cheaper than a side by side and can be plated for the road”

year-m38-grandrapids-mi7 year-m38-grandrapids-mi8 year-m38-grandrapids-mi3 year-m38-grandrapids-mi9

To Top

1952 M-38 Pinehurst, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,000.

“Willy’s m38 military. Very nice solid jeep. Same owner I er 34 years then I purchased it. Lots of new parts. Clear Idaho title. I can email or send more pics and videos. No trades 7800 miles. Amazing no rust Military block. 12 volt”

1952-m38-pinehurst-wa2 1952-m38-pinehurst-wa3 1952-m38-pinehurst-wa4


To Top

1952 M-38 Lebanon, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

Seller has listed the price as $4444, but I doubt that’s the price. The ad is a little odd.

“Rust is free and very little of it.Going back together as a project currently used for promotional purposes ,That contact expires march 20 and you can call it your own after that.Fly and drive/Well deliver to your doorstep @ 1.00 a mile.Tahnx J.Paul Weber Brewing co.”

1952-m38-watertown-wi1 1952-m38-watertown-wi2

To Top

1951 M-38 Nebo, NC **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown .

(01/18/2018) “I have a unrestored 1951 Willys M38 Military Jeep for sale.
The engine starts and runs good and drivetrain seems good.
Black in color and still has 24 volt system.
It has some rust in the floor and would probably need a floor pan kit.
The breaks are not working and I think it was the Master Cyl. leaking.
I’ve had it stored for about 15 years and it’s always been garage kept sense I’ve owned it.
For more info give me a call.”
2-m38s-hickory-nc3 2-m38s-hickory-nc4

To Top

1952 M-38 Jacksonville, FL $10,000


Lots of work was done on this.


“1952 Jeep Willys M38 For Sale. Original Korean War Jeep. Full (frame off) Restoration. Complete parts list and pictures available for serious buyers only.
Asking $10,000.00 OBO”

j1952-m38-jacksonville-fl8 j1952-m38-jacksonville-fl9

To Top

1952 Ford M-38 Toronto, Canada $19,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Not many of these Ford M-38s around.






To Top

1951 M-38 Inland Empire, CA $2000


UPDATE: Still Available. Pics added.


“1951 Willies Jeep motor is not good, but, has Buick v6, 3 speed manual trans with overdrive which was working when I parked it..This is a project Jeep and will need new interior and paint. Body is straight and not rusted.I have had this Jeep for 39 years but no longer have paper work on it.”