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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.
NEGOTIABLE PRICE –
TO GET IT OUT OF MY GARAGE”

 
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1952 M-38 Grandview, WA $3000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(08/27/2018) Lots of mods.

https://yakima.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-m38-flat-fender-jeep/6689469681.html

“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**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

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

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), M-38, MB

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.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-jeep/6687278003.html

“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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $495. Great price.

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

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-jeep-bodies-with/6680079486.html

“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**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

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

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

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

https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/cto/d/52-willys-jeep/6660887292.html

“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**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

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

• CATEGORIES: M-38

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.

https://www.ksl.com/auto/listing/4946253?ad_cid=7

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“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
Continue reading

 
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1951 M-38 Payson, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

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,”

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1951 M-38 Santa Barbara, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

Needs work.

https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-jeep/6669361861.html

“1952 M38 willys jeep. Buick V6, Warn overdrive, headers, datsun seats, 12v, military top, 12-15 tires,11 inch brakes. In barn for 15 years. Needs a battery, 12v . Hasn’t run in years. Old winch included.”

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Year? M-38 Thessaloniki, Greece No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Murray, I tried to email you, but your email address came back no good. Can you email me at d@ewillys.com and I will send you the info.

A seller named Φίλιππος Κερενκιώτης near Thessaloniki, Greece, let me know that he’s got an M-38 for sale. It’s a project, but it does include the proper paperwork.

He contacted me via FB, so if you are in/near Greece and interesting in this, I’ll hook you up with him. Maybe this is a good time to take your significant other to Greece?

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1952 M-38 Ramsey, NJ $9900

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/jeep-m38/6660560075.html

“1952 and 38 military jeep fully restored about 17 years ago new engine new transmission new rears it has a Saturn overdrive added to it in great shape in every way , I can drive this thing any place.”

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1946 CJ-2A, 1951 M-38 & Parts Johannesburg, MI

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38, Parts

NO pics provided.

https://nmi.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-cj2a-jeepcj2a-parts/6653916472.html

“I have a complete 1946/1947 cj2a jeep not running…..the drive train is excellent working and movable..(engine has stuck valve in it).. …..good title…….Have a 1951 m38 jeep military with arctic aluminum military ordinance cab……..I have some other parts for these jeeps….extra complete with springs front and rear axles….engine/trans/transfer case assembly’s and a project cj2a i started that has the chassis and new springs and bearings….. been sand blasted and olive drab paint(fresh olive drab military paint) no pics though…. call with any questions just east of Johannesburg…reasonable prices…also have a 1955 Lincoln shield arc SA200 welder with 4cyl continental engine…….. also Edlebrock headers/with header bolts and reusable copper head gaskets///great Y pipe if needed thats available for 94-02 Dodge ram 5.2 and 5.9 V8 engines great shape……cash only no trades and no spammers”

 
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1951 M-38 & Trailer San Bruno, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

It runs and drives and includes the trailer.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/d/1951-willys-m38/6662674546.html

“Runs good. Recently gone through and tuned up. Jeep and trailer. Trailer is a custom built tilt.”

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1951 M-38 Gervais, OR $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

That’s quite the front spring/shock setup!

https://salem.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-jeep/6661137322.html

“1951 Willy’s Jeep, original body, Chevy 283 V8 engine, Engine will start but won’t stay fired, nice project Jeep, obo (selling for father)”

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1952 Model? Louisville, KY $4000

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

No pics provided.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willys-jeep/6658414334.html

“1952 Willys Jeep all original. Good restoration project. Barn kept.”

 

 
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1952 M-38 Anchorage, AK $1800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Seems like there’s some parts value here.

https://anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-m38-jeep-willys/6640493212.html

“1952 m38 jeep willys. Bill of sale. no title. Head is removed but present. Has Gas tank missing. Ran before it was tinkered with. Located in Anchorage. $1800obo”

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1951 M-38 Red Oak, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Supposed to have a rebuilt engine.

“1951 Korean War Willys Jeep. Motor was rebuilt in 1985, has about 500 miles on the rebuild. But, has been sitting in a field for 32 years. Would be awesome if someone had the time to bring it back to life!”

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1952 M-38 Woodland, CA $8750

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Seller listed this as a CJ-3A, but it looks more like an M-38.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willys-jeep-cj-3a/6659282553.html

“Great Condition Classic Willys Flat fender Jeep
CJ-3A Model
Manual Transmission
Title in hand
Flathead 4-cylinder
Currently filed as a non-op with the DMV
Email with any questions or serious offers”

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1951 M-38 Pittsburgh, PA $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

An odd “OD” color.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-38-military-jeep-1951/6652435352.html

“Willy’s M-38 Military Jeep(Navy) 1951
Runs great, solid body
58,000 original miles
No top
Garage Kept
Asking $6500”

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1951 M-38 Denver, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

(06/13/2018) Has a variety of mods.

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“51′ Jeep M38 in excellent condition, one owner for over 30 years, needs nothing, everything works well, runs and drives great!

Drivetrain:

Engine:
Professionally rebuilt 231 Buick V6
Bored .20 over (machine work performed at RidgeReamer
Comp cams RV cam
Edelbrock performer manifold and carb.
Rebuilt hei with accel upgrades and silicone wires
Advance Adaptors chrome headers with baby turbo mufflers
Reman starter and alternator
New fuel and water pumps
Heater and radiator rodded out

Driveline:
T-90 three speed and dual stick transfer case (both rebuilt by Edgewater Jeep)
Rare Warn overdrive unit rebuilt by Milehi jeep rebuilders
Luk clutch with Novak linkage
Original axles with new bearings and greasable U joints Continue reading

 
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1949? M-38 Lebanon, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

Missing some blackout lights and has an aftermarket radiator, but still could be worth a look.

“Hello i have a very nice 1949 willys m38 that i just finished restoring. This beautiful timeless classic is ready for her new home! It has the original engine transmission and transfer case and complete drive train! …  i have a clean and clear tn title for it to! No trades right now just looking for cash 8500 obo i am a motivated seller i restore cars for a living so its time to free up some money and move on to the next one!!”

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Year? M-38 San Diego, CA $9000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Might be unrestored. has a 3A windshield on it.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/d/1953-willys-jeep/6648153156.html

“53 willys jeep running on non op asking 9000$ trade”

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1950 M-38 San Antonio, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

Good start. Still some work left.

“1950 Willys Jeep project with all parts, just needs to be finished.
All parts are included, new body, fresh paint, ready for you to put it back together.
Asking $6000”

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