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1951 M-38 Enumclaw, Wa $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/18/2017) Looks solid.

“Very solid rig looks to be a 70’s-80’s resto.
Odd fire 231 V6 headers and ignition upgrade to HEI
Other than the motor its the stock running gear.
Turns lots of heads and is a joy to drive or 4×4… makes my 4runner seem like its 2 wheel drive.
It could definitely use the steering upgrade.”


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1951 M-38 Covina, CA $3900


Has a few updates.

“Newer tires , Canvas top with Frame , Detailed engine and drive train, Purchased from the original owner Manual and Complete shop manual included , 4×4 works great , 3 speed with overdrive. No rust
In 1950, Willys introduced the M-38 (identified as an “MC” by Willys), a post-WWII Jeep based on the CJ-3A and fitted will military-specific features, including a one-piece foldable windshield, bottom-mounted wipers, a pintle hook for towing, lifting shackles, and a fuel filler on the drivers side. Pioneer tools (axe and shovel) were mounted on the passenger side, and larger tires were used (7:00×16) along with a waterproof electrical system, requiring a second battery. The M38 suspension and frame were stronger than that of its civilian sibling (the CJ-3A) and had a full-floating rear axle.”


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1952 M-38 Sag Harbor, NY $15,000


Looks like a solid M-38.

“1952 Willys Jeep for sale, what-you-see-is-what-you-get, 25200 miles on this beauty, needs nothing, ready to go and play! Price is slightly negotiable, please serious inquiries only”





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1952 M-38 Cumberland Valley, PA $3500


Needs work.

“Restoration project. Needs rust repair and body work, mostly on tub. Fresh rebuilt motor and new clutch assembly. All parts plus extras included. Clean title. For more info contact me thru CL. Serious inquiries only. Will not part out so don’t ask.”


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1951 M-38 Palmetto, GA $1800


It’s a project.

“For sale is a 1951 Willys M-38, a veteran of the Korean War Era. This was a stalled out restoration project. The previous owner completely rebuilt the engine and brake system. I needed the engine for a project of mine so the rest is for sale. Nice frame, new brakes, very restorable body, first $1800 takes it.”


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1952 M-38 Carlton, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1250.

Front axle is broken.

“Old Willys Jeep. Title in hand. To many projects. Good body. Broken front axel.”

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1952 M-38 Wickenburg, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

(03/07/2017)  “This is a great jeep new tires no rust runs great starts right up has willys overland hard top. Call for any questions you might have free Monday threw Friday after 6:00 pm free also on weekends.”

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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Looks like there are some good detail pieces along the driver’s size. It’s worth seeing some more pics.

Hate to see it go. But just don’t have time to use it. serious inquires only please.”

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1951 M-38 Downey, CA $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/14/2016) Has a variety of updates.

“A 1951 Willys M38 for SALE!
Here is my baby up for sale, very fun to drive. Head turner for sure. A lot of Power A lot of torque. Street Legal.
– M38 body on a 1971Jeep CJ5 chassis.
– Engine: Buick 231 3.8L V6 Turbo Charged with a recently rebuilt and tuned Holly 650cfm 4bb Double Pumper Vacuum Secondary Carburator.
– Transmission: 350 Turbo Hydromatic.
– Transfer Case: T-18.
– Detroit Lockers.
– Beadlock Rims.
– Full Custom Rolling Cage.
– Air Compressor: MaxAir 4.0
– Power Steering.
– Many More Features…’


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1951 M-38 Gig Harbor, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900

(05/09/2017) Looks like a good build.

“51 Willys Jeep Flat Fender, 327ci, Dana 30’s front and rear, 3 speed, newer soft top, bikini top, half doors, spare tire/Jerry can rack,
rear bench seat”

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1951 M-38 Shelbyville, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

I think that’s the exhaust out the rear? It could get caught on something.

“I’m selling my 1951 Willy’s M-38. I bought it 19 years ago from a farmer just south of where we live. Had the engine rebuilt, new tires, rebuilt generator, cleaned the radiator, new back seat, plugs some wiring. We’ve driven it off and on for the last 5 years, has 1,693 miles on the rebuilt engine and tires. Two years ago put a new Japanese carburetor on it and it has never run right. Needs a carburetor. Still has original manufactures plates with MFS Ser. Nu. 26031 Must make an appointment if you want to look at the Jeep.”





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1948 CJ-2A San Tan Valley, AZ $3200


It appears to be a CJ-2A w/ an M-38 Body.

“Project flat fender. M38 military tub, upgraded F head 134, t90, Dana 18. Rear 44. Rare front bench seat. Will not take much to make a runner. Rear body crossmember needs to be recreated. Not pictured is roll bar I have for it. This is a project. Clean title. Text is best with my schedule. If you must call leave a message.”


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2 M-38s and 1 CJ-2A Greenville, MS **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was No Price.

None run and drive.

“For Sale, 2 M38s and 1 CJ2A, 1 M38 with weak engine, another M38 with froze up engine and no tub, and 1 CJ2A with good engine and no tub, lots of other parts, price negotiable, will answer serious questions. Want to sell ALL Willys jeeps and parts I have to one person who is a Willys collector. Will negotiate price to someone who wants ALL I have.”

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1951 M-38 Hardtop Anacortes, WA $300


Michael is selling his M-38 hardtop. Contact Michael at 360 202 5626 if you’d like more information.

“M38 military hardtop. Comes with both doors ( with glass ), top and windshield.
Windshield is in great shape with very little rust.
Top is in need of a little repair. 6 or so small hole on the roof, and roughly a foot long minor dent on the roof.
Doors are in overall good shape but the glass is pretty old.”

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1951 M-38? Brookville, OH $5000


No pics provided. Listed as a 1951, this has a column shift, but also has a gapped windshield for a big gun?

“Up for sale is a 1951 Willys Jeep. This jeep is very rare, with a windshield made for a canon barrel. Three speed on the column with original shifter handle and seat . No rust . New aluminum radiator, Hoses, plug wires. Ready for restoration.”


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1952 M-38 Greenville, ME $7500

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Looks solid.

“1952 M38 Jeep. Excellent running condition. Driven daily. New top. Electrical system converted to 12 volt with a Delco-Remy alternator. Has had typical rust, but has been repaired. Good upholstery on seats”





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1952 M-38 South Carolina **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $13,500.

The M-38 looks solid, but that top sure could use some tightening.

“I have a beautiful 1952 willys m38 for sale. This vehicle is ready to drive! It runs and stops beautifully. Its been owned and preserved by a collector since 1969. The vehicle has very little rust. This is one of the nicest m38 I have run across. The body, steps, hat channels , and floors are almost completely rust free just surface. The passenger underseat tool box is rust free(even has the original jack and tire iron). The motor is clean and runs great! It still has the original carb as well as battery box(always missing). Its 24volt and looks to have all original style wiring harness in great shape. The interior has the matching data tags, gauges, switches etc. Lights work. The canvas seats and top looks to be original and are in great shape. The doors, and side curtains can be removed. Very rare to find a Jeep preserved and as complete as this one. It looks like it’s been frozen in time. Haven’t even washed it yet! The 4 wheel drive works great and the transmission shifts smoothly and is tight. The one thing it could use is bushings in the steering box as it is squeaky 15 parts or just a greasing. Clean and clear matching title!”

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1951 Model? Wausaukee, WI $800

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

No pics provided.

“1951 Willys NEEDS WORK .Ran last summer. Extra parts, New master cly. $800.00 Cash or best offer.”


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1952 M-38 Allentown, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

Some assembly required.

“Real Korean war era Willys. Taken apart for restoration. Needs work on the tub, windshield glass and replace front springs. New rebuild on motor. New clutch assembly. All parts to re-assemble plus extras. Clear title. Serious inquiries and offers only”

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1953 M-38 Clinton, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: This has a CJ chassis and has a few other non-M-38 elements.





“This thing rolled of the line in 1952. Built for greatness? Absolutely. It runs like a complete champ. This 3-speed manual shifts incredibly. You’re probably thinking “Oh no it’s a stick, but I don’t know how to drive a stick…” If that’s the case, it’s time for you to sack the heck up… Put on your learning pants and let me teach you one of the most essential life lessons you can have as an American citizen.

Don’t worry the tricky stuff has already been done on this bad to the bone 1952 Willy’s M38 Military Jeep. The tranny has been rebuilt with all new gears. As usual, I’m writing slowly because I know you can’t read fast… Motor was completed prior to me purchasing. While, I’m unsure of how many miles are this thing, I’m sure it’s got some memories. Some of the gauges are working, some are not. Which is pretty common for an almost 70 year old vehicle! I have installed a new alternator, 12 volt battery, and have changed all the bulbs. I do have the old 6 volt generator which will go with it.
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1952 M-38 Oklahoma City, OK **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $15,000.

It looks like they armory did a good job with the restoration.

“Up for sale is my 1952 Willys Jeep. It has been completely restored by red river armory. It has been sitting for a while but is in excellent condition. Recent upgrades were new gas tank, fuel line, carb rebuild, new batteries, new pick up and tank pump. It has started and ran for about 30 seconds. Radiator has been cleaned and repaired as well. Make me an offer, this is a classic!”

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1950 M-38 Colorado Springs, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800. Looks like this has a civilian chassis.

This looks like a good price. It’s missing a few of the M-38esque parts

“For sale: 1950 Willys M-38 flat fender jeep. Looks good, new paint, fuel system. Very good condition, drives good no major problems other than a oil drip or two. Good top. Great for parades and reinactors.
Asking $4800.00”

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1952 M-38 Ona, FL $6500


Will need some brake work.

“Fair condition. Needs wheel cylinders and brake shoes. Has 225 Jeep/Buick V6 engine that runs good. Lots of spare parts included.”


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1951 M-38 Waxahachie, TX $10,500

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Has some minor updates.

“1951 M38 Willys Jeep with near mint body and arctic top. Jeep has not ran in a couple of years but should run with fresh gas and new batteries. This would be an excellent Jeep to restore. I also have the trailer that was towed behind these Jeeps in the Army. Trailer is the M100 m-100 but will not be included in the sell. Trailer sold separately. ”


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1952 M-38 Salado, TX $5250


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5250

(04/10/2017) https://killeen.craigslist.org/cto/6133762651.html

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For Sale: NICE ’52 Willys M-38. Not restored. This is an Authentic, numbers matching, unmolested all original flat fender low hood Willys M-38 Military Jeep.
Clear Blue Texas Title.

All the manuals and original owners handbook will go with the Jeep. This jeep was owned by a retired USAF officer who recently passed. It has been under cover and in storage for a significant amount of time. This Jeep is not perfect, but this is the best M-38 solid restoration candidate I’ve seen in YEARS. Floor boards are BEAUTIFUL and SOLID. Tool Kit floor is PERFECT. The only rust-through on the entire Jeep is in the RR quarter panel at the fender support, and it’s minor, as shown in the pictures. Authentic U.S. Army markings still intact and legible. The windshield frame is flawless, the glass is excellent. This Jeep even has the winter top bows installed for the winterization kit and the tracks on the windshield frame and the bottom door tracks.

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