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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

This could be a very good price.

“51 jeep runs good, rust free, hard to find in this shape”

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1952 M-38 Detroit, MI $6000


Craig shared this one.

“Runs Drives and Stops
New fuel pump
New battery
Newer seats
Arctic top
Solid body
Has all I’d 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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1951 M-38 Willits, CA $1300


Bill spotted this one.

“This is a 1951 Willys jeep roller. Has engine mounts and bell housing for a small block chevy. Clean body with a few dents in tub. 3 speed manual transmission. $1300 obo”



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1952 M-38 Collinsville, MO **OLD AD**

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UPDATE: Now listed here.

(08/23/2016) Looks in good shape.

“1952 m38 jeep nice old original jeep runs drives good have rear seat & other parts to go with it has some nos parts on it.”

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1949* M-38 NE Florida $15,000


Nathan is selling his M-38. I’ve listed it as a “1949” because it’s built on a CJ-2A frame. Contact him at nwrenstrom@gmail.com.

“Complete restoration, over 10k invested. M38 tub on 49 2A frame and 12v system. Located in NE Florida, and asking 15k.”

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1952 M-38 Flat, TX $3000


Doesn’t run.

“1952 willys m38 original army jeep.
Its all original and was told was running a few years back. Motor is not locked up. I have not done anything to it or tried to get it running but shouldn’t be hard to get going. I have a clear title and some paperwork showing the model. It still has its last service number painted on the hood along with all the data plates on the dash.”






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



“Selling my 1952 Willys M38 Flat Fender. Mostly original and has some close to or era correct parts. Matching number stamped L134 Go Devil engine. Currently has solex carb on it and I have spare Carter W-0 carburetor. 24v electrical with 2 optima yellow tops and it has a new wiring harness installed that still has a few things not connected yet. The odometer on the Jeep shows 21,550 miles. I’ve got a lot of extra parts for finishing restore to include era correct paint, stencil kit and lots of little miscellaneous parts like spare M38 rim, pintle hitch, M38 Technical Manual etc etc. The M38 drives pretty nice and I’ve been driving it to work once a week or so for the past few months. I’ve had it up to 60 MPH on the 5, but this flattie WAS NOT intended to do that.”1952-m38-valencia-ca

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1951 M-38 Beford, NH $600


Maybe some value here?

“I have a 1951 M38 Jeep with a good frame for sale. Does not run”



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1951 M-38 Inland Empire, CA $5800


Has a variety of parts, but hasn’t run in a while.

“51 m38 military jeep with orig 24v system still, has been sitting for years.”


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1951 M-38 Fruita, CO $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/20/2017) This could be a good price.

“Runs and drives. Clean colorado title. Excellent tires. Comes with extra hood.”






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1952 M-38 San Francisco, CA **Status Unknown**

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

Modified front bumper. Looks good otherwise.

“Buick 225 V-6
canvas top and sides, military trailer, extra tires and rims all included.
garaged for years, needs carb rebuilt.”


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1953? M-38 Denver, CO $600


Seller listed it as a 1953 CJ-3A.

“53 cj3a
No engine or transmission
No title
Will sell with engine and trans for more money
Engine and trans are out of newer cj5”




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1952 M-38 Santa Rosa, CA $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(08/25/2016) Has lots of updates.

“52 m38 good body and floor pans
302 ford motor, mallory ignation, remote oil filter with cooler
dana 44 front disc brakes, locker, 5.38 gears
p/s with cooler
t 18 granny low
dana 20 case with dana 18 gears, twin sticks with 2 low option
ford 9 inch rear, drum brakes, locker, 5.38 gears
winch and hi lift jack on front bumper
full soft top with doors, bikini top
2 gas tanks, 1 under seat, 1 under rear of jeep
roll cage
spare tire
gm tilt column
nice wheels and tires 33 12.5 33”


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1951 M-38 Cedar Rapids, IA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4600.

(04/17/2017) Looks like a Sears hardtop rather than an arctic top.

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“This 1951 M-38 Willys Jeep and hard top is for sale at $4600.00 cash obo; buyer responsible for transportation.

Excellent body, original 4 cylinder flat head, aluminum artic top and frame for soft side.

Title History: US Government then two private owners. The title is in storage to avoid past license fees.
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1952 M-38 Ocean Beach, CA $3500


It’s a project.

“Buick V6 engine. Auto trans. Jeep running gear. Complete new brakes
All paperwork. On non op”


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1952 M-38 & Trailer Attalla, AL $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer

Cant’ see much in the one pic.

“FOR SALE: 1952 M38 Willys Jeep with cargo trailer. (engine runs but need some TLC). Great for a project or hobby piece. Could easily be Parade ready. Comes with a ton of accessories( listed below). Prices to sell at $15,000.00. Can be seen in Attalla, Alabama.
Bag with Antenna spare parts with tubes, Backpack board, transmitter, Extra gauges & light covers, Remote control Box RM39, Spool telephone cable, Lamp assembly with colored filters, Box extra tow hooks, Frequency Box, Movie Prop Gun (50 caliber), Box Blank Ammo(50 caliber), Box extra pedals, Canvas bag with field telephone, New seat covers, Box with new hubs, handles and brackets, Receiver and transmitter box, 1 box connector cables and extra jeep lights, 1 box wiring harnesses, Old Army helmet and goggles, Extra back window canvas, Army diaphragm gas mask bag, Army duffle bag, Canvas repair kit with tools and patches, and Old Army stretcher
It also has a M2 gun with it.”



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1952 M-38 Snohomish, WA No Price


UPDATE: Photos added. It has an M-38 body/front clip.

“52 Willys J3 Must see to appreciate In very good condition. Prices discussed in Person. Please no trades Olds V-6, W/headers.,4-stick manual tran. Unmolested. No Top. Unweathered TUBED rubber (vintage) Comes with 2 steel Gerry cans, 2 spouts & 4 grenades (shift knobs)”


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1952 M-38(?) Fort Smith, AR $4100


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4100.

(08/15/2016) Has some kind of updated engine.

“1952Customized “Willys Army Jeep” $5500/OBO
Many New Parts….See List in Pictures…..


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1952 M-38 Johnston, IA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

“I’m selling my 1952 Willys Jeep M38
Asking: $3,000 or best offer
What it is:
four cylinder (Hurricane)
three-speed manual transmission
24-volt electrical system”

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1951 M-38 Clovis, CA $6000


Has some updates.

“1951 Willy Jeep for sale
Also open to trade for something I would like
engine 350 V8
3 speed transmission
clean title pink in hand tags are up to date”


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1951? M-38? Monore, GA $550,000(?)


This jeep is listed as a 1951 M-38, but the body is a replacement body (one with an MB-dash, M-38 indents, and no battery box). The grill may be a 2A grille. The frame may be a 2A frame. If you look at the last photo you can see the 2A tranny cross member hanger.

“Selling a true 1951 Military Jeep Willys. M38 Jeep runs and drives good. Motor runs slick as a button. Body is 95% rust free. No dents. New battery, plugs and wires, points. This Jeep is very rare and hard to find in this shape.”


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Year? M-38 Placerville, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

(03/01/2017) Looks solid.

“Selling my M38, runs great, title in hand and currently registered
Many extra parts, extra motor in crate- Brand New
Call for more details.
Absolutely no low ballers and NO TRADES!”

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1952 M-38 Knoxville, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

It’s a project. Listed as a 3A, it looks more like an M-38.

“52 Willys cj3a. Bought for a toy and mostly everything worked, clutch started going out so I decided to pull the motor and tranny, and planned to restore/beef up. However unexpected expenses are forcing me to sell.. motor is a 60s buick 3.8L v6 odd fire. 300v8 pistons, light cam, offenhouser intake manifold, Carter 400cfm carb, flow master dual exhaust. Ran fine when I pulled it, just smoked a little on start up, was just gonna go through it and do a little cleanup and replace gaskets, but runs strong as is. Saginaw 4speed. 4wd works fine. 4 wheel disc brakes. Tires are recaps, fine for the woods but rough on the street. I do have the title and a complete parts list with numbers for everything not original”


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1951 M-38 Phoenix, Az $3000


Has loads of patina.

“Willys m38 I bought as a package deal and don’t need another jeep project has a motor and trans/transfer case probably should all be rebuilt from sitting for so long missing windsheild tail gate and one stearing link but might have one for it soon still has all of the 24 volt electrical system calls”


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1947 CJ-2A/M-38 Gilbert, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,500.

It’s an M-38 tribute jeep.

“For sale is an Arizona Willy’s Jeep 1947 CJ2A – M38 Military style restoration with an original M38 go devil engine with serial no. MC96761. This Jeep is Parade ready and Display ready and it was also displayed at the last Military Vehicle Show in Falcon Field in Mesa, Az. It has been converted to 12 volts with a one wire alternator. It also has an original hood and headlight buckets. It has a brand new top and front and rear seats made by Wee Bee Webbing. This Jeep also has a brand new paint from Army Jeep Parts. All the gauges work and speedometer has also been calibrated. I am asking $11,500.00 OBO. ”

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