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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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Year? CJ-2A Santa Fe, NM $2500


Seller lists this as a 1944, but I don’t see any WWII parts. The sale also includes an M-38 parts jeep.


“FOR SALE 1944 Willy’s Jeep
10,000 miles on rebuilt motor
Recently tuned up–lots of new parts
Includes additional Jeep body for parts”

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1952 M-38 Alexandria, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9000.

Looks solid.

“1952, M38A1 Willy Jeep. Been in our family for over 30 years. Was just restored from top to bottom about 3 years ago and it was very expensive. But we sold our house and land and moving to the lake so we have no where to keep it”


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1952 M-38 Vaparaiso, IN **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $25,000.

A reader alerted me to this one. I am told it was recently listed at $10,000 by the former owner. It’s now listed at $25,000 by someone who appears to believe this is a WWII jeep. Maybe the $25k isn’t a serious price, as the seller is willing to negotiate.

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“Body is in perfect condition from late WWII.
Olive drab semi-gloss.
Wheels are properly sized, new tires 700 x 16 NDCC Firestone with new tubes.
All rims have been blasted, primed and painted.

Has correct seats, rear seat is a reproduction with new canvas covers by Beechwood Canvas.
Has new in-the-box summer canvas top by Beechwood canvas (never used).
Brakes all working.
All lights work in regular and blackout modes.
All gauges work, has dash plate with all the original brass data and nomenclature plates.
Has all original top bow brackets and footman loops, has a reproduction new top bow set.
Windshield assembly complete, needs some clips for wiper vacuum hoses.
Original front bumper with wood block still there.
Has the original front tow loops brackets with reproduction loops and pins.
Tow bar included to be used with the front tow loop brackets.
Tailgate with spare tire mount in very good condition.
Battery working and holds charge.
Great special patina.

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1952 M-38 Grandview, WA $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(08/27/2018) Lots of mods.


“3.8 Buick V6, original T-90 3 speed transmission, T-18 Transfer case, Dana 25 front axle, Dana 44 rear axle, 5.38 gears, stock driveshafts, original manual brakes, original manual steering box with upgraded crossover steering, 33×13.50×15 TSL LTB tires on steel wheels, mechanical fan with auxiliary electric fan.
Autometer gauge set, full cage with bucket seats & 5 point harnesses. Poly fuel cell mounted in rear tub.
LED taillights, 4 corner shackle mounts, winch mounting plate & hawse fairlead. Fabricated spring mounts & long travel shocks.
Built & ran on trails for 8 years. Has been parked for 10. Runs great.
Clear title.”

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Year? M-38? Pipe Creek, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

(06/20/2018) Listed as a “1946”, this may be an M-38 (at least it has that body). It includes a car hauler.

“1946 Willies with custom trailer runs and drives. good restoration or hunting jeep $5000.”

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Year? M-38? inland Empire, CA $1800


Listed as a 1943, it has rear floaters, but also has an MB/GPW body. The grille tilts, but the hinges are reversed. I suspect it’s an M-38 body on a WWII chassis.


“1943 willys Jeep
Set up with a small block Ford 302 auto transmission C4 model 20 transfer case, to a Dana 44 rear 427 gears Dana 25 front matching gears. 11 inch brakes. Body in good condition for its age minimal rust. It is not running and will need to be towed clean Arizona pink”


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2 Flattie Bodies and Suzuki Chassis Lodi, CA $495


UPDATE: Price dropped to $495. Great price.

(08/08/2018) Seller wants to sell. Seems like a good price for the high person.


“I have a 1948 willys jeep body
1952 willys remanufactured body
A samurai rolling chassis with axles , transfer case , steering box , samurai steering column and driveshafts
1948 willys jeep frame
two windshield frames
Two hoods, tailgate, gas tank, and
one seat
Box full of gauges headlights instrument plate
My original plan was to put the 1948 body on the 1948 frame using the drivetrain from the samurai chassis. The 1952 remanufacture body was to be used to replace the floor and patching. Would be a killer deal for the right person.”


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1952 M-38 Kenai, AK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

Looks like the battery box lid has been altered? I can’t quite tell. Seller describes the model as being an “MB”.

“1952 Willys Jeep (model MB) in great condition, 5,200 miles, was used in Koren war. $8500 OBO”

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1952 M-38 Wenatchee, WA $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/11/2018) Lots of updates. Looks like a stout roll cage.


“1952 (M38) low hood jeep. Street legal but it’s built for the trails. Ford small block 302, C4 automation, Dana 18 transfer case. Offset Dana 44 full floater rear end with Detroit locker, narrowed Dana 44 front axel with OX locker. 5.38 ring and pinion. Disk breaks and line locks, front and rear. Costume full cage, 35″ SSR swampers, costume dash/gauges/shift tower. Upright 8000lbs (W8274) winch. Costume bumpers and rocker guards.
Serious offers only please! Text preferred”

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1951 M-38 Fort Peck, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500

Listed as a “CJ3-2A”, it looks more like an M-38.

“Nearly all original 1951 Willys CJ3-2A. Garaged and well taken care of. Fires up everytime but is currently having some brake issues. Located in Ft. Peck. OBO”

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1952 M-38 Salt Lake City, UT $10,000


The headline of the ad suggests it is a Wagon, but I suspect that has to do with the way the ad entry is setup.



“This is a functional, street legal 1952 M38. Runs and drives great.
Since I bought this two years ago, I:
– Rebuilt the complete tranny
– Rebuilt the complete transfer case
– Replaced front brake rotors
– Replaced all break lines
– Replaced all break calipers
– Replaced master cylinder
– Replaced carberator
– Replaced oil pan
– Replaced oil catch
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1951 M-38 Payson, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Runs and drives. It would not be worth 10-15k with the original engine, as there have been other changes, such as the steering box addition.

“Body in great shape, org. trany, has a 350 chev. motor. runs good. if you put the org. motor in it , it would be worth 2 to 3x the value. must call cause I dont text,”