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1953? M-38 Riceville, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

Has a nice looking f-head engine. There rest is rough.

“I’m selling this for parts no title. I’ve had it for a long time. The motor is complete and still have antifreeze and a good radiator. The motor came out of one of the high hood jeeps good power train. Thanks for looking!!”

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1950 Model? Dallas, TX $2500


No pics provided. Probably an M-38 or CJ-3A.

“Old Willys Jeep runs has the original drive tran has little rust not bad. Only part missing is tailgate. Open to trades looking for golf cart utv”


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1951 M-38 Richland, WA $7500

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Looks solid.

“1951 M38 Military Jeep 4 Cylinder very low miles”


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1952 M-38 Eureka, CA $2600


Could be a good price even with the floorboard issues.

“Original condition military vehicle 4 cylinder go devil runs and drives great excellent little work truck and off-road vehicle removable doors and hardtop driver registered ready to go it has some Rust floorboards exhaust leak Etc”





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1951 M-38 Woodland Hills, CA $2500


There’s lots of rust in the floors.

“I am selling my 1951 Willys Jeep M38 Authentic full military Korean War Jeep. This car is all original and needs complete restoration or preservation. It still has all the markings and original paint!!!

I am asking $2,500 OBO for the car and can provide more pictures and more info. It has current CA Title in my name. ”


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1952 M-38 Louisville, KY $23,500

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Charles is selling this M-38. He has other vehicles for sale in similar condition that will be shown at the Military Vehicle Collector Show next year in June 2018.

“This rare example of a historic M38 has been professionally restored to “better than new condition.”  The history of this U. S. Army Jeep is well known.  It was purchased by a U. S. Soldier when both he and the vehicle arrived home to the states from the Korean War. It was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division. The soldier who purchased this jeep couldn’t get a Greyhound bus ticket so he bought this jeep to make his way home to Wisconsin. My father is the 3rd private owner of this vehicle.

As you can see from the pictures, this jeep has been appropriately outfitted with restored and working communications equipment.  It includes antennas, a windshield canvas cover, first aid kit, tool kit, full canvas top, curtains, doors and bows.

Must see to appreciate the detail put into this restoration.

Asking $23,500 as described.  Please contact Charles at 502-896-2303 during normal business hours.  Please, serious inquiries only.  Title in hand.”

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1952 M-38 Sun Valley, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

(06/26/2016) Looks like a Warn winch on the front.

“1952 Jeep M38 complete with full canvas top, sides, doors, with winch, front tow bar and rear hitch with extra gas can and rear seat. New fuel tank. This is a daily driver that’s easy to work on and readily available parts same as CJ3A.”

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1952 M-38 Concord, NH $13,500

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A nice looking M-38.

Engine overhauled. Transmission and transfer case rebuilt. Also have full military top with doors and bows. Body in good condition. New brakes. New radiator. New plugs and points. Rebuilt fuel pump and carburetor.”


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1952 M-38 Luxemburg, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4999. Jeep has been painted and brakes repaired.

“Runs Drives and Stops
New fuel pump
Freshly rebuilt carb
New battery
Newer seats
Arctic top
Solid body
Has all ID plates on dash
I will be working on it as it is on here so the price will gradually become less flexible.
I can deliver to states bordering Wisconsin for an additional fee.”


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1952 M-38 Golden, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

It’s a project with some updates.

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“Early 50’s Willys Jeep M-38 project
I am not going to be able to finish this Jeep as I had hoped so I am selling it.

It has a 231 v-6 engine that has the HEI ignition. I have run the engine with pouring fuel down the carb and jumper wires, it sounded good and started right up.
It has a T-14 3 speed trans mission, and a single lever M-18 transfercase. the engine- trans assembly probably all came from a 70’s jeep.
It has a complete Rancho suspension, Rancho shocks and springs with about 2” lift and heavy duty Con-Ferr shackles
It has the one piece tie rod modification for better steering

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

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7777.

Might be a good price.

“Nicely restored and original 1952 Willys Military Jeep in Ordinance Green. Manual transmission with low range too. Everything works, looks good and is fun to drive. The attached photos will show you all you want to know about this Jeep.”


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1952 M-38? Auburn, CA $4250


Listed as an M-38, it looks more like a replacement body on a CJ-3A-like frame. There’s no hinge for the grille and no battery box.

“Jeep runs great. Starts right up every time
4cyl but not stock. It is some type of gm 4cyl I think.
New tires
New seats
Good glass
Needs steering bolted down. Its in but needs to be made solid. And needs lights reconnected. And trans cover and gass pedal put in. And that is it. Im pretty sure it can be driven onto a trailer as it sits. But has to be all bolted up to be driveable on road
I have all thats needed to finish.

Take it cheap now or as i finish things the price will rise. Either way is fine with me bc i am in no hurry.
I will not bargain on price.
. trades considered”


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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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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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