This looks good. I’m a little puzzled by the bulge just in front of the tools on the passenger side. Maybe that’s just an illusion of some kind?
“Turnkey 1952 M38 Willys Jeep for sale. Parade and show condition ready. Steers and tracks well. No Rust or Rot issues….. On frame Refurbished 3 years ago with original NOS parts and recently upgraded with New tires, new canvas installed, turn signals, new seats, rear seat and much more. Original axe and shovel in great condition as well as canvas top. 24V system, easy to use and maintain. Jeep has been completely overhauled and serviced.. pls see the list of work that has been done to this vehicle over the past 5 months. You will not be disappointed, this M38 is ready to roll into anyone’s collection. Clear SC title and Bill of Sale will be provided to winning bidder/buyer.
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000
This is a tribute, rather than one owned previously by a fire department.
“1951 Willys (M-38) Fallbrook Fire ” Tribute” Jeep, Converted to 12 Volt with a new battery, alternator, & all wiring, Completely refurbished including (5) new tires, water pump. paint , pin striping, brakes, seals, bearings, windshield, seats, mechanical siren-light & 100 Watt electronic siren, $10,000.00 (OBO)”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4500.
(12/02/2015) Looks solid.
“This little Willys m38 is in good condition but is still and 60 year old jeep. Runs and drives with all new steering and suspension and a break’s and master cylinder upgrade.d”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4400
Needs some wiring, but may be worth a look.
“Body-off-frame metalwork, with frame and underbody painted years ago. Exterior paint and body work has not been completed.
Two new batteries, points, coil, and wires
24V electrical system
Starter turns slowly – could use a rebuild. Starts with hand-crank.
Good power on acceleration and running down the road, but idle is not smooth — may be carburetor related .
Brake system has been rebuilt years ago, and works well.
Gas tank in excellent condition, and appears to have been coated internally.
Will need wiring work to make lights functional.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,500.
“Turnkey 1951 M38 Willys Jeep for sale. Great condition and great driver. Steers and tracks well. Refurbished 3 years ago with original parts and overdrive added. New tires, new canvas, turn signals, seat belts, rear seat and much more. Original axe and shovel in great condition as well as canvas top. 12V system, easy to use and maintain. Comes with M38 manuals, helmet, carbine mount, goggles, canteen. Jeep has been completely overhauled and serviced by a true professional named Bruce Noyes of Quarter Ton Heaven in Old Lyme, CT.
Serial #31431 – Mfg. Date – August 1951
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.
“1951 Willys jeep 4×4. Runs and drives. Flathead 4 cylinder. Straight body. Clean Texas title in hand. Call or text.”
UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $14,500.
(08/21/2014) “Jeep M-38 1951 Korean War Era complete with fording kit (not installed) Restoration completed in 2007 Includes M-100 Trailer (restored in late 80s) Jeep 95% restored. Winter top plus windshield canvas jacket.”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $7950.
Might be a good price.
“1952 M-38 Willy’s Military Jeep in exceptional condition. This Jeep has been converted to 12 volt with all new wiring with Military Spec wire and connectors. It has blackout lights front and back that are operational. All dash lights and gauges work. Engine runs great, vacuum windshield wipers are operational, rare folding rear seat with cushions and seatbelts. Almost complete rust-free body. Current California vehicle registration with clear title. I have new seat cover for drivers seat and side doors not shown in pictures. Other parts available. ”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.
Drew’s selling his M-38 build. You can visit him at his website to see some of his other projects.
I have reluctantly decided to sell my toy to finance my hotrod build. 1951 Willys M38, This is a old Socal build. I bought this with the intentions of painting it and making it purty. However I fell in love with its 60’s metallic gold color and imperfect nature. California assigned VIN, unknown mileage, with a early 80’s 4 bolt main 350 chevy with late 60’s camel hump heads. cast iron intake with a holley 4BBl. new HEI ignition, corvette radiator and corvette Harrison tank. rebuilt T-18 trans with Dana 18 Transfercase and Warn Overdrive. New clutch, flywheel, Ramshorn manifolds, with brand new Dual exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers. (SOUNDS GREAT). Stock axles with 5:38 gears. NOS warn locking hubs, new bearings, new tie rod ends. Very nice Power steering conversion. New Lecarra steering wheel on a old tilt column. Has oversized M38 gas tank, Stock seats (could use new covers). Hella H4 conversion head lights, LED tail lights, Mismatch VDO and SW gauges. Just installed a NEW Rancho 2.5″ lift with 1/2″ warrior shackles and New Rancho Shocks. Very nice wiring with sealed junction boxes and HD battery cables. Has 4 decent 33×12.50×15 Yokohama MT tires and a BFG spare. ALSO has 5 Eagle 589 wheels with Champion beadlocks (these are REAL beadlocks). Roll Cage with a Custom made bikini top. (no full top, but they are still avail via bestop)
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000
Looks in good shape.
“This M38 was taken down to the bare frame and reassembled in 2014-2015. It is not a show quality vehicle but if you want a good solid driver this is the one. No rot anywhere. Not a trace of bondo.
New since fall of 2013:
Entire brake system including master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake lines, brake pads, etc
“1952 Jeep Willys M38 with original body frame, engine, and running gear.
Recently service and upgrade with all new original replacement parts cost over $2000. Perfect daily drive, needs new battery.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.
(09/14/2016) Looks solid.
“M38 Willys Jeep restored to original. Classic Korean War era. $7500.00.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900.
“I am posting for a friend, she can be reached at the phone number provided. All the info I have is, its a 1951 M-38 Willys, has a small block 327 in it i believe. Its painted military green with a star on the hood. It does run and drive. Most questions can be answered only by looking at the vehicle. This was her husbands project and he recently past away. She doesn’t know a ton of specifics, so you should inspect the vehicle yourself. $3900 OBO. Thanks for looking!!”
“Great hunting or ranch vehicle. Great for collectors also. Engine rebuilt and runs great.
Can go anywhere off road. Good shape, ready to drive.”
This is for sale by “Exotic Motors” in Florida. That might explain the price.
“Frame Off Restoration, One of a kind!! It’s a perfect sample of a true collectable. Restoration cost over $70K, on this beautiful Jeep.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
“Runs and drives great.frame off restoration 15 years ago.used very little since. Mileage unknown.”
It sure looks like there’s been nicely rebuilt, though not perfectly stock. It could be a good price.
“Beautifully restored 1952 Jeep with tow bar attachment. Runs and looks great. Original motor, military tires and much more. No trades or PayPal.”
If it runs, it might be a good price.
“Up for sale is this 1951 M38 Jeep Willis issued to Marine Corp. Own this piece of history!”
UPDATE: **SOLD** $8500.
(11/17/2014) Looks good.
“1951 M38 Jeep Willy’s, military green 4×4, 4 cylinder, all original 9,600 miles. Runs great 24 volt, with large radio in back seat. No rust, super clean, restored in 84-86. Clear title, been in storage for the last two years. Asking 8,500. Need to sell. Located in upcountry Maui. Call”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.
Has a couple updated, but looks solid.
“I am selling my 1952 Willy’s Jeep with 225 V-6 engine. The jeep is in excellent shape and drive great! Please call or text and I will get back to you quickly. $8,500 OBO, CASH ONLY.”
“Original engine and drivetrain. 24 volt system. New NOS floor and toolbox. NO rust! Runs and drives nice. Includes: roll bar, soft top, 2 hard tops (to make one), lots of extra parts. No lowballers or tire kickers please.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(07/10/2012) “have owned this jeep for 30 years and its time to move on to a new owner. m38 tub was stretched 24″ to fit a reinforced CJ6 frame. body is RUST & DENT FREE. minimal bondo on it. mounts are for a 350 chevy, 700r4, 2 1/2″ YJ leaf springs. roll bar is tied in to the frame in 6 points for safety. 20 gal fuel cell, dual batteries mount in the floor, tuffy security box for a glove box, auto meter gauges, new scout steering box. all the parts pictured plus a heavy duty tow bar. current non op, chp inspected and new vin# issued. I have a ton of money and 50 years of wheeling experience wrapped up in building this jeep.”
This is what it used to look like:
Mark posted this good looking M-38 at warjeeps.com.
“rebuilt in 2008. New crank pistons, muffler, etc., 12 volt alt. original 24 volt wiring, all lights, wipers, & combat light work. Includes ax, shovel, all top bows, door frames, handles, winter canvas doors & side curtains, aircraft seat belts & door straps. Engine has 2000 miles on new Speedo since rebuilt. Jeep runs approx. 6 miles per day for local errands. Runs great.”
UPDATE: Was $13,000. **Status Unknown**
(05/21/2015) Looks nice.
“jeep runs and looks great.”
Seller mistakenly listed this as a M-38A1.
“I’m selling my M38A1 jeep with a clear title and collector plates.It is in great shape and runs great.I have all five original military tires w/tubes,the frame for the canvas top but no canvas,axe and shovel that strap to the sides of the vehicle,back seat,tow bar.All the lights work including night lights,all the gauges work,horn works,two new batteries last week,new muffler from Midwest Military.I am open to offers so if you’re interested give me a shout.Thanks.”