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1951 M-38 Lemont, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500.

Did some AFB’s combine blue and olive drab colors like this?

“For sale a 1951 Willis Jeep M-38. I am selling it because I am moving out of state and have no room for it at my new house. This Jeep is restored as a Air Force Military Police vehicle from Eglan, AFB. The Jeep has new wiring, clutch, pressure plate, brakes, brake lines, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, carburetor, tires, and starter. The fuel pump on it now is not the correct pump, but the correct one is included with many other extra parts. The seats have been recovered with the original springs. The gages work sometimes erratically, The engine is a Govt. Rebuild. The attached items on the vehicle are the siren, red light, rotating mars light, and spotlight. There is period radio used by MP’s. The vehicle is being offered here and on EBAY. If you decide to buy it you will have to arrange your own transportation.”




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Year? M-38 Big Bear Lake, CA $4800


Could be a good price. Seller has listed as a 1956.


“1956 Willys Jeep military original shovel and ax brand new tires. Runs 4 x 4 works . Need master cylinder replaced on breaks. Registered None op ! Pink slip in hand”

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1951 M-38 Acworth, GA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

There is some parts value at the very least.

“I have a mostly original M38. Its a project needsless to say. I was told this jeep sat in a field for many years. It is a very restorable jeep floors are solid. The only rust is in the side panels. They do sell replacement side panels online.”

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1953? M-38 w/ Trailer Maine $15,000

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Looks in good shape.


“1953 Willys Jeep. Fully restored in great condition. 9300 miles. With trailer and tools.”


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1953? M-38 Ewa Beach, HI $5000


It’s a project.


“Project vehicle for sale.
$5,000 obo”


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Year? M-38 York, PA Make Offer


UPDATE: Still Available. Now Make Offer. Was $2450.


(03/03/2018) It runs, but needs work. Someone added a custom dash overlay.

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1952 M-38 Minnetonka, MN $10,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

“1952 M38 Jeep. Selling my fathers WWII era jeep. NOT A BARN FIND. No rust. All original. Two sets of wheels. Chome (pictured) as well as original wheels and tires (4) No spare. It currently has an added rollbar and top. Original Dept of the Army Technical Manual. TM9-804 9/1950 24 volt electrial system (intact) Thanks for looking. Text is best.”


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1952 M-38? & MB? Homedale, ID Parting Out


This appears to be a mix of parts. Has M-38 grille pivots on the grille.


“Selling original parts off 1952 Willy’s Jeep. I have the title. It does not have an engine.

All parts you have to remove. Bring your tools. I can help a little and I do have some tools if you need something you didn’t bring.

Lay-down windshield, latches included: $300.
Transmission and transfer case: $350.
Tailgate: $100.
Front grill: $150.
Flat front fenders: $100 each.
Axles, differentials: $300 each.
Hood: (has hole cut in it) $50.
Body: $750.
Everything else make offer.”


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1952 M-38 Belgrade, MN $11,000

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Could use larger pics.


“Jeep has been completely restored from the ground up. It has a 4 cylinder engine that runs great.
Asking $11,000 o.b.o”


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1953? CJ-3A/M-38 Taylor Ranch, NM **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4000

(12/18/2017) Seller describes this as a 1953 CJ-3A. It may be a CJ-3A chassis and M-38 body (seller indicates the body is “new”). It lacks the holes necessary to mount the M-38 grille hinges to the frame.

“This jeep is a 1953 cj3a, but it now has a brand new body tub that is a m38 body. Its just primered to stop from rusting. Lots of new parts rebuilt tcase, and trany diffs have been gone through. The engine turns but hasent been gone through. Its all stock has a doner frame from another jeep. Its like 90%, it does need wireing figured out, or just put new wireing harneses. Also needs brakes looked at, the spring kits were replaced i think not adjusted properly. It stops on one wheel but pedal goes to floor.

We have clear title. Most work was done buy Savios fwd in albuquerque at the time. We dont have the time or money to finnish it. It does retain the factory gauges. The shifters were also cromed out. All the original seats, willys tailgate, no back seat. Some one could easily finish this with alittle time. We got with the intention on converting it to a v8, but would requier to many mods. Plus its a small jeep. Its all original drive train numbers match on diffs, trany engine ect. Some one needs to finish it off.”

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1952 M-38 Sinclair, ME **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD**  Was $7900

“Mechanically sound, is currently registered and insured. Frame is in great shape, body is rust free with a few wrinkles. Converted to 12 volt. Has all new suspension from Kaiser (leafs shocks shackles ubolts). Like new soft top and doors also included. Has radio and a very loud siren. Bill of sale. Jeep is military and originally came with no title.”


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1951 M-38 Roy, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5600.

May be worth a look. Has an f-head.

“I’ve owned this Jeep for about 20 years. Older restoration. Runs and drives..Brakes work. .you can drive it home!
Scratches and surface rust but no dents or damage. As long as I’ve owned it, its been in a barn under cover.
I don’t believe its the original engine. ITS A F HEAD
Military Directional tires
Pioneer tools
2 speed hi-lo transfer case
says 66,000 miles
doesn’t have all the dash instruments
Still 24 volt system
original seats and covers
firm on price, no trades, don’t need help selling thanks”


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1951 M-38 Western Maine $12,500


Includes a trailer and lots of accessories mounted to the jeep. never seen the windshield cover accessory. I don’t think that’s a field mod either.


“Jeep and trailer. Jeeps needs starter replace/rebuild, otherwise runs great”

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Year? M-38 Gallatin, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3950

(12/21/2017) One pic shows headlights, another doesn’t.

“Started on this a wY back replaced windshield and casket,new alum radiator,water pump,exhaust manifold,carburetor,exhaust sys all the w@y,Dana 44 rear end,steering sector,great for farm, huntining,plane old fun,4×4 good,clutch feels good, brakes r up,engine sounds good,both drive shafts and United joints replaced frame great shape all five org rims, all gages works, needs head and tail wired tenn title in my name I found another total restored and selling this one I deal with old cars and was my personnel’s project it’s at my shop a my hours r 9 til 6 m thru f 9til 4 sat ask for j. This is a land line,the first pics is the one I bought completed”

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1951 M-38 Arrington, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5995.

“1951 Willys M38
This is an original Military jeep that has 99% of the original equipment.
Restoration has begun. Complete New brake system, new front springs, shocks, wheels and tires, seat frames and upolstery, new gauges and nos plate, all new data plates, windshield frame restored and new windshield and many other items.
Runs and drives. Body fair but needs work.”



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1952 M-38 Lakeland, FL $8500


Better pics would be useful.


“1952 M38 willys jeep run great , have parts to convert back too 24 volts if need too, a must see asking 8500.00 or OBO”


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1956? M-38 Big Bear Lake, CA $5000


UPDATE: Still Available. Year has changed from ’53 to ’56. 

(02/26/2018) Probably has an F-head in it.


“1953 Willis m38 jeep 4 x 4 military jeep brand new tires all four. Runs but needs restored can drive around Town but just got no op! I have pink in hand ! Possible trade for utility work truck .”


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1952 M-38 Houston, TX $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/17/2018) Doesn’t run.


“1952 Jeep Willys, clean blue Texas title, not running, good project.”

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CJ-2A & M-38 Boonville, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was at auction.

Online bidding for this auction closes May 1st. The late 1946 CJ-2A is militarized.

“1952 Military Willys Jeep w/new canvas
1946 Military Willys Jeep – Previously Restored”

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1949? M-38 Lincoln, CA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE II: **Status Unknown** Was $7500.

UPDATE I (04/08/2018) I did some research on the miner hood ornament. You can see a result of that research on this post.

This has the hard-to-find miner hood ornament. Bill shared this ad.

“1949 Willys M-38
Motor 225 CI Buick V-6
4 Barrel Holley Carb
1 piece windshield with center vent
Transmission T-90
Transfer case Dana 18
Front Axle Dana 25
Rear Axle Dana 44”

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1951 M-38 La Vernia, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Includes a variety of extra parts.

“All original 1951 Willy’s M38. This is not the civilian version. This is the military version with 24V wiring system, fully boxed frame, and water-proof wiring harness. Original Willy’s flathead 134 engine, transmission, and transfer case. Included are many parts to start the restoration including all new gauges with wiring, new voltage regulator, new gaskets, and much much more. Over $4,500 invested. The jeep is not currently running or driving. It will serve as the perfect candidate for a full restoration. Clean Texas title in hand.
I bought this jeep with the intention of a frame-off restoration, but I have many other projects and this one has been neglected. I am sad to see it go, but I just don’t have the time to devote to it. Message with any questions or to set up a time to come take a look. Asking $3,000.”

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1952 M-38 Comstock Park, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was auctioned at BAT.

Chad spotted this customized M-38 on a Bring-A-Trailer Auction.

“This 1952 Willys M38 was purchased as a military-spec example by the seller in 1996 and subsequently underwent extensive refurbishment to its exterior sheet metal, tub, frame, brakes, steering, exhaust, and 24-volt electrical system. Power is sent to all four wheels from an L-head 134ci four-cylinder through a 3-speed transmission and 2-speed transfer case, all three of which were rebuilt during the 1990s work. Modifications include a new old-stock military deep-water fording kit as well as modern gauges, lighting, and wheels. This M38 is offered with documentation of the refurbishment, two covers, and a clean Michigan title.”


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1952 M-38 Durham, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

Seller has a variety of vehicles, including the Seagrave fire truck hotrod. Looks kind of fun!

“1952 Seagrave firetruck Hot Rod. V12 gas motor. $9000
1952 M38 great shape. $7000
1956 Pontiac hardtop. Factor AC car. $2000
1960 International B100. Runs great. $5000
1951 Plymouth Concord Barn Find $4500
1953 Plymouth Cranbrook. Runs great.
1962 Unibody Big back window shortbed. $2500
1961 Unibody Big back window shortbed. $2500
1963 Unibody Big back window shortbed. $2500
1932 Ford truck. Needs everything. $4500
1971 Olds Convertable. Super clean. $8500
1949 Ford Prefect $4500”


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1947? M-38 Socastee, SC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

(01/10/2017) Listed as a 1947 CJ-2A, it looks like an M-38.

“I have a 1947 Willys CJ2A military style jeep with a 1970 motor. Runs great. Four wheel drive works great too. New carburetor. Has rust but what do you expect from a 1947. Open to trades and offers.”


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1952 M-38 Alpine, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6200.

Has a few updates.

“1952 M38 Willys Excellant body, Chevy 4 Cyl “Iron Duke”, T90 Transmission, Model 18 Transfer Case, Electric Overdive, Posi Front & Rear, 5.38 Gears, Original PTO Winch also PTO to Rear, 11″ Brakes, Rear Seat
$6,200 or Best Offer.”

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