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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**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Looks rough. Runs.

“This was/is, a deer camp_off road cool ( no license / registration _title ) trade. It has brand new tires (Dakota M/T_IT 245/75r16) and DOES RUN w/ a Ford 4 cylinder in good condition.The Brand New Carburetor needs a little adjusting. IT HAS NO BRAKES.
Great buy for Willy-Heads and is a perfect restoration project. 4 wheel drive works are functional.
We now have no room ,time or money to store and restore this ole Jeep.
Needs a good home .
Body is in good to fair shape in that….. its 60+ yrs old !”


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1950 M-38 Cle Elum, WA $4500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/30/2017) Has a few updates.

“1950 Jeep Willy’s M-38. Original “go devil” engine was rebuilt 300 miles ago along with a new clutch, new water pump, fuel tank, brake lines, new wheels, and 5000 lb winch.

Runs and drives great. Also has four wheel locking hubs and tow bar for towing. I have the convertible top frame and an extra front end that comes with the jeep.”


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1952 M-38 Fountain City, WI $5700


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/17/2016) It has the “coveted” f-head.

“M38 Military Jeep 1952. Came off an Air Force base in S. D; sold to a farm next to the base; Air Force blue original paint can be seen under the orange; Jeep runs and is in fair shape; body has a rusted out area on one side under the door; otherwise body is pretty good; Arctic top has a dent on drivers side and could be pounded out; also comes with an original non arctic top; these M38 Jeeps are getting hard to find in any shape; This one has been upgraded with the M38A-1 coveted F Head engine! ”


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1951 M-38 Hudson, WI $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Might not be a bad price.

“I’m selling my 1951 Willys M38. $8000.00 or best offer cash only. Many updates including sandblasting and new paint in 2016.”



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1951 M-38 Elizabeth City, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Craig spotted this one. It has some rust, but given the completeness and condition of everything else, this is definitely worth a look.

“1951 Willys Jeep, runs and drives. Looks good, it needs a few things but at 65 years old we all need a few things. I’ve seen much worse go for much more, so $5k is reasonable for condition. Has canvas top (not shown). Tires are almost new.
$5k cash
Reason for selling, it’s my Dad’s and he can no longer drive, so I’m selling for him.
Clear title.
You must come in person, no checks of any kind. No BS. If you text that fine, I’m going to tell you in my reply to call me. I’d rather talk than text, it weeds out all the scamers.”






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Year? M-38 Great Falls, SC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

Craig shared this one. No description provided.

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1952 M-38CDN Dawson City, Canada $17,000CDN

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This is located in Dawson City, not Dawson Creek. They are 1900km apart.

Greg shared this rare M-38CDN.

“Built by Ford Canada for the Canadian Military.
Only 2135 Manufactured.
C/W Tow bar and canvas canopy.
This jeep is in good running order, registered and used occasionally for a trip to the golf course. ”


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1950 Model? Knoxville, TN $3000

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

No pics provided.

“1950 willys jeep with lots of parts $3000 Obo”


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1951 M-38 Waco, TX $10,000


No pics provided.

“JEEP, M38, 1951 Willis, original Army Jeep, this runs great and is 100% restored to showroom Army issue with no rust or other issues. Converted to 12 volt. Great paint and Army markings, jerry can and spare, shovel and ax carrier, canvas top, all placards, military lug tires in great condition, glass and windshield are perfect. Parade and show ready. ”



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1952 Model? Phoenix, AZ No Price — Unusual Ad

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

No pics, but quite a story. The title is “Girlfriend Pregnant & Wife Found Out  – Forces Sale”.

Selling my 1950 Packard, 1952 Willies Jeep, my prized antique pool table, and my slot machines.
Call for details.”


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1950 M-38 & Trailer Missoula, MT $9800

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer • TAGS: , .

Looks solid. You can buy the M-38 for only $8500 by itself.

“I have a older restoration. 1950 M38 done 30 years ago when nos parts were easy, with summer top, grc 9 radio set, back seat ect. Its 100 % rust free and stright with no bondo, one of the best m38 I bought then. now the bad news, I used it 30 years ago to drive into my silver mine (worked great) and then parked it in the barn, were it has sat since. So the gas is ugly, batterys are shot, tires do hold air and look great with 100 % tread. (but they are still 30 years old) brakes dont work, the seals will need replacing. I now need the storage and the jeep has to go , price is 8500.00 there is also a M100 1/4 trailer for sell. The m100 trailer is real nice, right hitch, cover, used it with my m38 jeep, the trailer has not moved in 30 years, been stored inside the barn. I need the space. The good, body, paint, hitch,fenders ect , not so good, tire shop broke 3 lung nuts, studs years ago to fix a flat so the lugs need to be replaced, the floor is a little wavy (nothing bad but it is not 100% new, I used it to haul my supply in to the mine )1800.00 or if you buy the jeep and trailer 9800.00 Please no tire kickers, I only want monny, no trades, and I dont need any help to sell the jeep. In short if you dont have the cash dont call. ”


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1951 M-38 Issaquah, WA $4200

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: Still Available. Last listed in 2013. Includes trailer this time.

(04/03/2013) Desert Dogs, a winch, an overdrive and high gearing. Looks like a good Northwest rig. It also has the bobcat fiberglass hood. The steps appear modified.

“350ci chevy motor
12 volt system
3 speed trans. With overdrive
All 4 locking hubs, easy to tow with included tow bar.
Pto winch
Matching trailer 1953, with title
Myers snow plow,”







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1950 M-38 College Station, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

Maybe some parts value at the very least.

“1950/51 Willys M38. Last flat fender military jeep, designated as a Willys model C (MC). Clear Texas Title This jeep is mostly complete. The engine has not been run in several years but did run whenparked. It is not frozen. The body is rusty with extensive rust in front floor boards and right
front lower cowl. The body can be restored as body panels are available. The transmission and transfer case are present and worked when parked. The engine is not original to the jeep but is the correct style 134L Willys engine.

Steering gear box has been removed and needs to be rebuilt.
The military data plate shows a serial number of MC10427, the Willys Patent Plate shows a serial number of MC10485. This would place this jeep as being between the 419th and 477th one built of approximately 63,000. I have a clear TX Title for the vehicle.
I am asking $1000 for the jeep. I can help load or can deliver within 500 miles for $1.25 a mile prepaid. ”

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1950 M-38 Seattle, WA $5500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

(12/26/2016) Looks like it has potential.

1950 Willys Jeep M38 for sale. Jeep is all original and unrestored.
New tires and tubes
New wheel cylinders
New master cylinder
12 volt conversion
The Jeep runs and drives. Could use another brake bleed. This Jeep came from Korea. He was a pilot that imported it after the war.”


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1952 M-38 Twenty-Nine Palms, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

(05/31/2016) Looks in good shape.

“Just starting to find a home for this classic. Arizona tags til 2020
1952 with a 1970? buick v6 t9 trans
warn winch”

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1952 M-38 Pell City, AL $1500


No pics provided.

“1952 Jeep – 4 Wheel Drive, runs, some rust.”


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1951 M-38 Bessemer, AL $6700


No title and has a V6.

“1951 Willys m38
Early Buick v6
3 speed with warn overdrive

33 12.50 15 tires
5.38 gears

Bikini top
Bestop doors and complete top-new
Bunch of new parts installed
Runs great
No title”


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1951 M-38 Baton Rouge, LA $4000


The passenger side indents have been removed.

“1951 Willys M38 Jeep for sale, restoration project.”



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1951 M-38 Murrells Inlet, SC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

It’s a project.

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“This vehicle is a great candidate for a restoration and or driver. It’s completely original and unmolested. It has been converted to 12volt and had aftermarket tires installed sometime threw its life. It was used by the Ga forestry service early on and owned by a farmer for the last 20-25 years. I have a love for jeeps and recently purchased the vehicle to restore. However I have since found a 1942 willys mb I’m interested in. I’m looking for a good home for this Jeep. Someone to bring it back to original.

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