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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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1951 M-38? Santa Rosa, CA $5500


No pics provided.


“1951 army general jeep runs great”

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1952 M-38 Berlin, VT **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $7500.

Travis shared this M-38. It looks like a good price.


“1952 Willys M38
Vin 59155
Runs great
Good top and tires
Added electric fuel pump
33,240 Miles
$7,500.00 no trades”

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1953? M-38 & TrailerSouthwest Harbor, ME $15,000


Looks in good shape.


“Mint condition Willy with trailer and tools. PM for more details. $15000 obo.”


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1952 M-38 Boise, ID $4500


Includes a Cab Enclosure Hardtop.


“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. Lets talk”

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1953? M-38 San Diego, CA $8000


Has a 3A windshield.


“1953 willys jeep
Running driving and registered
Original running gear
Asking 8000$ obo or trade for pre smog Chevy car or truck”



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Year? M-38 Mariposa, CA $600

• CATEGORIES: Last Ride, M-38

Not sure how much value is here.


“I believe it is civilian model as it has a tailgate (missing)
Very rough, no engine/trans
No fuel tank
Trades considered, always looking for…
1955-1959 chevy trucks/parts
Small block chevy performance parts
Mopar 440 fenderwell headers”


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2 1952s Model? Portland, OR $1500

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

Not sure what the model is. Not pics provided.


“2 1952 Willys. Both complete. One rebuilt engine and one rebuilt transmission neither ever installed yet. Originally belonged to older gentleman that was in the process of making one nice out of the 2. Please call or text with any questions. $2500 or best offer. Have $1900 in receipts for the engine rebuild.”

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1951 M-38 Buffalo, MN $7500


Jeff’s got this M-38 for sale. If will need a little work.






“1951 Willys M38 MC Jeep
We got it from grandfather’s estate.
He drove it around his farm, parades, etc.
It was parked in his barn around 25 years ago.
It was running properly at that time.

We trailered it home and took it to a mechanic friend.
He got it running and driving.
He said it now runs pretty good. (sounds fine to me)
He and his grandson were driving it around his farm.
I drove it a couple of miles. (fun, but I prefer fast toys)
It it titled in MN, now in our name.

It still needs
1) brake work (brakes are functional but weak)
2) mechanic said slight grinding noise coming from rear. I didnt hear it, but trust my friend.

It has a removable soft top/doors.
We bought a replacement OEM Willys metal gas tank for it
(the original tank is solid but has some buildup inside)

I have video of the engine running, and me driving it.”

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1947? M-38/CJ-2A/Crawler Golden, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.

For those that need a little more crawling capability …



“1947 Willys M38 CJ2A
4.3 Vortec
Turbo 350 Auto Trans
Atlas 2 T-Case
Full width braced Dana 44’s.
Front axel has cut and turned knuckles for better pinion angle.
ARB Lockers
York onboard air
10k winch with synthetic rope
LED rock lights and 50″ light bar
Full tube chassis and 4 link front and rear
109″ wheelbase
Sound system, 2 12’s, 2 amps, 2 miss
Hydro assist stearing
16″ OR I struts
38″ Boggers
15″ Beadlocks
12 gal aluminum fuel cell
Clear title
Well over $35k invested”

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1950 M-38 Chatham, MA $8500


Has updates.


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“Fully refurbished 1950 Willy M38 Military Jeep. An awesome easy to drive truck that’s an absolute beast as well.

Some details:
Chevy 283 engine dual exhaust
Rebuilt SM465 Trans
Rebuilt Dana Spricer 18 transfer
New Edelbrook 500 CFM carb
New Billet distributor
New Spicer steering box
Fuel cell with gauge
All new tires with spare
’68-’73 Wagoneer 11″ brakes
New electric wipers
New heater
New water pumps
Spare transfer case and transmission with 2 bins of various other spare parts and touch up paint”


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1952 M-38 Anacortes, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Needs work.


“1952 Willys Jeep
Needs Lots of Work
V-8, does not run”

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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Looks like some value here.

“1957 Willys
$1200.00 obo
truck is complete

Platinum Tow and Transport Inc
31166 Via Colinas
Westlake Village, CA 91361”

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Year? CJ-3A? Sarasota, FL **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Greg alerted me to this project that runs. It’s got Overland Diesel’s Kubota swap kit.

“Dad was a military vehicle enthusiast, collector, and master restorer for nearly 50 years. This is a frame off restoration. This restoration is particularly unique as this jeep was converted from gas to a turbo diesel. This 1953 Willys was the last project he took on before exiting this world last year. My dad had some really good military vehicle friends committed to help me get this project wrapped up to this point where it is now ready to transition to a new owner. This jeep is 90% complete with fresh new paint, new body, new tires, new windshield glass, new seats, and more. Jeep starts, runs, stops, and looks great! The new owner can enjoy the satisfaction of performing the final finishing touches such as wiring, emergency brake cable, exhaust system/muffler.
See videos below of the Jeep being started and driven.
Jeep located in Sarasota, Florida. Can assist with pickup/shipping.
Good luck bidding!!

Additional Info:
Converted from gas to Turbo Diesel
Runs and looks great!
Kubota Diesel V2003T engine
M38 Body mounted on a CJ2A Frame
New body, new tires, new glass, new seats”



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