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1952 M-38 Twenty-Nine Palms, CA $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(05/31/2016) Looks in good shape.

“Just starting to find a home for this classic. Arizona tags til 2020
1952 with a 1970? buick v6 t9 trans
warn winch”


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1952 M-38 Pell City, AL $1500


No pics provided.

“1952 Jeep – 4 Wheel Drive, runs, some rust.”


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1951 M-38 Bessemer, AL $6700


No title and has a V6.

“1951 Willys m38
Early Buick v6
3 speed with warn overdrive

33 12.50 15 tires
5.38 gears

Bikini top
Bestop doors and complete top-new
Bunch of new parts installed
Runs great
No title”


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1951 M-38 Baton Rouge, LA $4000


The passenger side indents have been removed.

“1951 Willys M38 Jeep for sale, restoration project.”



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1951 M-38 Murrells Inlet, SC $6500


It’s a project.


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“This vehicle is a great candidate for a restoration and or driver. It’s completely original and unmolested. It has been converted to 12volt and had aftermarket tires installed sometime threw its life. It was used by the Ga forestry service early on and owned by a farmer for the last 20-25 years. I have a love for jeeps and recently purchased the vehicle to restore. However I have since found a 1942 willys mb I’m interested in. I’m looking for a good home for this Jeep. Someone to bring it back to original.

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1952 M-38 Cortez, CO $4500


Appears solid.

“1952 Willys M30 Jeep, 4X4, Korean War model, Buick V 6 225 motor, brand new Bestop, upgraded axles, T90 Transmission, Dana 20 transfer case, good shape”



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1951 M-38 Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $22,000.

Roger has this nice M-38 for sale.

“Very good condition. All systems operate. The restoration is now several years old, however; the Jeep has been used for parades and shows, only. Of course it becomes more valuable each year. It comes with a period radio and is equipped with the Fording system. Also has period tool pouch and tools. It is all original including 24 volts. (new batteries) It would be a great addition to Car or Military Memorabilia collectors. Also have trailer which is built to haul Jeeps. Trailer available for $2000. Many manuals and some spare parts; starter, regulator, etc. Many pictures available.”


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1952 M-38 Sacramento, CA $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/30/2016) Has PTO & Overdrive.

“1952 M38 Willys, Jeep, Buick 225 V6, P.T.O. winch, over drive, new soft top and doors, tow bar, no rust, $5,500.0”



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1951 M-38 Mendocino County, CA $1500


Needs work, but unclear what.

“One one of a kind jeep m38 with a 327 chevy really wanna fix it up but have to many projects right now hasn’t ran since 85”




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1952 M-38 Healdsburg, CA $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/30/2017) Appears to have a replacement body.

“1952 U.S. Military M38 Jeep
302 Ford V8 Mild Build
Stick shift 4 speed Transmission and twin stick transfer case

This is a great running and driving Jeep. Originally a real U.S. Military Jeep. It has custom headers with leg burner exhaust. Power steering with a cooler. Remote Oil filter and cooler. Griffin radiator. Everything runs cool and has a external cooler.

It starts right up with the optima battery. Mallory ignition and box. Has a gear reduction starter. Ford 9 inch rear end with 5.38 gears and Detroit locker. Dana 44 front end 5.38 with disc brakes and Detroit locker as well. T18 4speed with first gear being 6.5 to 1 ratio. No overdrive but can drive on the highway fine. High-steer steering. SOA lift. Dual fuel tanks. 33 X12.50 R15 on real American racing wheels. Spare tire. Brake proportioning valve.

Full roll cage. Soft top (full) and bikini top. 2 sets of soft doors. Gm tilt steering column. Custom electric windshield wipers. Ramsey 6k winch. High lift jack. Has a hitch. CB antenna whip. On board air compressor.

I’m sure I’m forgetting a few things but I’m sure you get the idea. This baby is built and ready to go. Approximately 20k on the motor. You literally drive this thing anywhere. Tons of money has been invested plus time. Sacrifice at 7000.00. Current registration (tags) and clean title pink slip in hand.”


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1952 M-38 Santa Rosa, CA $8200

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Looks solid.

“Okay, you’ve decided you want a classic Military Jeep but you don’t want to pay restored or Family Heirloom prices…
You’ve looked for a long time (off and on) but you just can’t quite put yourself in the right frame of mind with the right Jeep that fits your tight budget. You need to ask yourself, “Am I able to accept something that I can fix and or restore while I’m using it ?” or “Do I need to pay more for one that is all done?”. Most Flat Fender “wannabees” tend to be in the $5,000 to $12,000 range for a “Useable Driver” that doesn’t have major rust or body damage.

Here it is! It’s a “Runner Driver” that looks and acts the part. Granted, …it’s not perfect, but it really is better than most you’ve seen and it’s at a reasonable price.
The Jeep has an out of state Wisconsin title so you need to bring it up to date in the state of California.

Originally the Jeep cost over $11,000 so our loss is your gain. You better not pass on this one because it won’t last at this price.

The engine runs good and doesn’t smoke but the compression numbers are tired but not out of the game. Probably could use a valve adjustment, one valve taps when cold but diminishes as it warms up.”

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1952 M-38 Inland Empire, CA No Price

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Only the one pic, but looks promising.

“Great condition Korean War Jeep.
Contact me with questions.
Make an offer”



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1952 M-38 Ontonagon, MI $3700


Has an f-head and some body damage, but runs and drives.

“1952 Willys Jeep M38 (Air Force Jeep)
Has f-head conversion, F-head motor came out of a Marine Corp M38A1
Had a 24v system and I converted it to 12v
Kaiser Willys High torque 12v starter
New battery
3 speed manual with high and low range
lockout hubs
Western plow
Half cab
Roll bar
This jeep has never failed me, always started no matter how cold it is, I am currently still using it.
Body and frame are in good shape, not rusty.
Rear passenger side rim is bent, didnt know it was til I mounted these tires on it.
Comes with 3 extra rims and some other spare parts
Have clean title in hand, currently registered

Cab and plow are easy to take off in the spring, and hit the trails. last couple pictures show the cab off and different rims, I switched back to the original style.
$3700 obo tire chains not included
If you are looking at restoration, the rear passenger side of the back corner was damaged and patched at some point, and both sides where the tub meets the bottom of the fender have been patched.’


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1952 M-38 Vermont No Price

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/10/2017) Seller has other military vehicles and items for sale, too.

I am selling my Willys M38 Jeep that was finished as a MB clone. This 1952 military jeep was built for the Korean war and is a true military jeep, but this one has the MB grille/bucket lights and older style windshield added. 

Many new parts. The Willys runs and drives well and is parade ready. No oil leaks to speak of. Maybe one or two drips at the most. I drive this jeep every other day to the store and everybody honks and waves. This is a great jeep for you to have fun with the kids and grandkids as it has all the safety upgrades, such as blinkers, tail lights, seat belts, head lights, black out lights, and horn. 

This jeep starts every time winter or summer. 4×4 works as it should. Not perfect, but ready to drive and have fun with. It cruises about 40 mph. The speedometer reads about 8 mph too fast so you’ll think you’re driving 48 mph! Clean Kansas Title. 

If you arrange shipping, I can drive it to a local car dealership if needed. Buyer arranges all the shipping and pays the costs. Jeep will not be released until all money is received and cash is in the bank. I am also open to taking a $1,000 down payment and then the rest of the payment on pickup. Throw me a note before buying it out and we can figure it out. – See more at: http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale17/adm011/adm011.html#sthash.9lVRpkBG.dpuf ”


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1952 Model? Denver, CO $3000

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

No pics provided.

“Hunter’s & Outdoorsmen; 1952 Jeep Willy, it is a classic. Great for outdoors. Does need work.”


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1950 M-38 Niceville, FL $4500


Runs, drives and has a few updates.

“Willy’s Jeep 1950 M-38 Military Jeep. Working 24 volt system with dual batteries. Under water version with special sealed ignition system. Fresh rebuild on carburetor. Runs and drives with good tires. ”


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1951 M-38 Bennington, VT $3000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/30/2017) It’s a project.

“51 Willys M38 jeep Project..motor currently out, Comes with 2 flat heads, 2..24 volt starters and a ton of other parts..soft top, extra hood, Have all new brake lines, wheel cylinders, master cylinder..ext. MUST SELL !! $3000 cash or best offer comes with bill of sale only. VT and some other states do not require a title for a vehicle 15 years or older.”



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1952 M-38 Santa Rosa, CA $14,950

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Looks good.

“Good original survivor.
Good and solid driver.
Good for show and or re-enactment.
Good maintenance record
Good Title
Good to Go!!!
Good to call first. Texting is typing and I don’t like to type! ”



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1952 M-38 Merrick, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Has some rust.

“1952 Jeep Military M38 motor was rebuilt by professional rebuilder. This jeep has all it parts but need restoration, has not run in while. I’m asking 4,300 as is where it is. the drive tran is complete and was working when parked. this is great restoration project I don’t have the time”

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1951 M-38 Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

“1951 M-38, reproduction CJ3A body, original engine with Solex carb, transmission and transfer case in excellent condition. Original front and rear axles, new springs front and rear, upgraded seats, new tires and spoke wheels with 0 miles, new dash gauges, custom front bumper, new windshield glass. Drives and runs great. $7,000.”

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2 M-38s Fremont, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Only pics of one jeep provided.

“1950 Willy’s Military Jeep 75% complete. Also one 1952 military jeep 100% original and complete titles 3,000 for both or will sell separate.”

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1952 M-38 Maine $30,000

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I can’t tell what type of front hubs this has. What is the switch on the driver’s entry (see interior pic)? Maybe a kill switch?

“Fully restored M38 army jeep
Serious enquiries only
Local pickup by purchaser only
Sale will only be done face to face with purchaser”


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Year? M-38 Sunbury, OH **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $3870.

Needs some work.

“Barn find Willys M38 jeep with new military tires with spare.12 volt system. Runs good, needs carb cleaned, will idle with choke on. Shifts fine. No brakes or lights. Has a winch on front, not sure if it works. Has bumps and bruises, little rust. not bad though. Have glass for windshield. No title, just bill of sale. Dont need help selling.”

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1951 M-38 Hungry Horse, MT $3000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/17/2017) Needs engine rebuilt.

“1951 m38 jeep. New tires and brakes motor needs rebuilt.”



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1951 M-38 Turlock, CA $1900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1900.

(01/21/2017) It’s a project.

“1951 Willys Jeep for sale
Nice straight body
Original axles
Minimal rust/ no cancer
Bill of sale only
Will have to be towed”


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