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1952 M-38 Sacramento, CA $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/30/2016) Has PTO & Overdrive.

“1952 M38 Willys, Jeep, Buick 225 V6, P.T.O. winch, over drive, new soft top and doors, tow bar, no rust, $5,500.0”



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1951 M-38 Mendocino County, CA $1500


Needs work, but unclear what.

“One one of a kind jeep m38 with a 327 chevy really wanna fix it up but have to many projects right now hasn’t ran since 85”




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1952 M-38 Healdsburg, CA $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/30/2017) Appears to have a replacement body.

“1952 U.S. Military M38 Jeep
302 Ford V8 Mild Build
Stick shift 4 speed Transmission and twin stick transfer case

This is a great running and driving Jeep. Originally a real U.S. Military Jeep. It has custom headers with leg burner exhaust. Power steering with a cooler. Remote Oil filter and cooler. Griffin radiator. Everything runs cool and has a external cooler.

It starts right up with the optima battery. Mallory ignition and box. Has a gear reduction starter. Ford 9 inch rear end with 5.38 gears and Detroit locker. Dana 44 front end 5.38 with disc brakes and Detroit locker as well. T18 4speed with first gear being 6.5 to 1 ratio. No overdrive but can drive on the highway fine. High-steer steering. SOA lift. Dual fuel tanks. 33 X12.50 R15 on real American racing wheels. Spare tire. Brake proportioning valve.

Full roll cage. Soft top (full) and bikini top. 2 sets of soft doors. Gm tilt steering column. Custom electric windshield wipers. Ramsey 6k winch. High lift jack. Has a hitch. CB antenna whip. On board air compressor.

I’m sure I’m forgetting a few things but I’m sure you get the idea. This baby is built and ready to go. Approximately 20k on the motor. You literally drive this thing anywhere. Tons of money has been invested plus time. Sacrifice at 7000.00. Current registration (tags) and clean title pink slip in hand.”


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1952 M-38 Santa Rosa, CA $8200

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Looks solid.

“Okay, you’ve decided you want a classic Military Jeep but you don’t want to pay restored or Family Heirloom prices…
You’ve looked for a long time (off and on) but you just can’t quite put yourself in the right frame of mind with the right Jeep that fits your tight budget. You need to ask yourself, “Am I able to accept something that I can fix and or restore while I’m using it ?” or “Do I need to pay more for one that is all done?”. Most Flat Fender “wannabees” tend to be in the $5,000 to $12,000 range for a “Useable Driver” that doesn’t have major rust or body damage.

Here it is! It’s a “Runner Driver” that looks and acts the part. Granted, …it’s not perfect, but it really is better than most you’ve seen and it’s at a reasonable price.
The Jeep has an out of state Wisconsin title so you need to bring it up to date in the state of California.

Originally the Jeep cost over $11,000 so our loss is your gain. You better not pass on this one because it won’t last at this price.

The engine runs good and doesn’t smoke but the compression numbers are tired but not out of the game. Probably could use a valve adjustment, one valve taps when cold but diminishes as it warms up.”

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1952 M-38 Inland Empire, CA No Price

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Only the one pic, but looks promising.

“Great condition Korean War Jeep.
Contact me with questions.
Make an offer”



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1952 M-38 Ontonagon, MI $3700


Has an f-head and some body damage, but runs and drives.

“1952 Willys Jeep M38 (Air Force Jeep)
Has f-head conversion, F-head motor came out of a Marine Corp M38A1
Had a 24v system and I converted it to 12v
Kaiser Willys High torque 12v starter
New battery
3 speed manual with high and low range
lockout hubs
Western plow
Half cab
Roll bar
This jeep has never failed me, always started no matter how cold it is, I am currently still using it.
Body and frame are in good shape, not rusty.
Rear passenger side rim is bent, didnt know it was til I mounted these tires on it.
Comes with 3 extra rims and some other spare parts
Have clean title in hand, currently registered

Cab and plow are easy to take off in the spring, and hit the trails. last couple pictures show the cab off and different rims, I switched back to the original style.
$3700 obo tire chains not included
If you are looking at restoration, the rear passenger side of the back corner was damaged and patched at some point, and both sides where the tub meets the bottom of the fender have been patched.’


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1952 M-38 Vermont No Price

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/10/2017) Seller has other military vehicles and items for sale, too.

I am selling my Willys M38 Jeep that was finished as a MB clone. This 1952 military jeep was built for the Korean war and is a true military jeep, but this one has the MB grille/bucket lights and older style windshield added. 

Many new parts. The Willys runs and drives well and is parade ready. No oil leaks to speak of. Maybe one or two drips at the most. I drive this jeep every other day to the store and everybody honks and waves. This is a great jeep for you to have fun with the kids and grandkids as it has all the safety upgrades, such as blinkers, tail lights, seat belts, head lights, black out lights, and horn. 

This jeep starts every time winter or summer. 4×4 works as it should. Not perfect, but ready to drive and have fun with. It cruises about 40 mph. The speedometer reads about 8 mph too fast so you’ll think you’re driving 48 mph! Clean Kansas Title. 

If you arrange shipping, I can drive it to a local car dealership if needed. Buyer arranges all the shipping and pays the costs. Jeep will not be released until all money is received and cash is in the bank. I am also open to taking a $1,000 down payment and then the rest of the payment on pickup. Throw me a note before buying it out and we can figure it out. – See more at: http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale17/adm011/adm011.html#sthash.9lVRpkBG.dpuf ”


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1952 Model? Denver, CO $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, M-38A1, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided.

“Hunter’s & Outdoorsmen; 1952 Jeep Willy, it is a classic. Great for outdoors. Does need work.”


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1950 M-38 Niceville, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

Runs, drives and has a few updates.

“Willy’s Jeep 1950 M-38 Military Jeep. Working 24 volt system with dual batteries. Under water version with special sealed ignition system. Fresh rebuild on carburetor. Runs and drives with good tires. ”

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1951 M-38 Bennington, VT $3000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/30/2017) It’s a project.

“51 Willys M38 jeep Project..motor currently out, Comes with 2 flat heads, 2..24 volt starters and a ton of other parts..soft top, extra hood, Have all new brake lines, wheel cylinders, master cylinder..ext. MUST SELL !! $3000 cash or best offer comes with bill of sale only. VT and some other states do not require a title for a vehicle 15 years or older.”



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1952 M-38 Santa Rosa, CA $14,950

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Looks good.

“Good original survivor.
Good and solid driver.
Good for show and or re-enactment.
Good maintenance record
Good Title
Good to Go!!!
Good to call first. Texting is typing and I don’t like to type! ”



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1952 M-38 Merrick, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Has some rust.

“1952 Jeep Military M38 motor was rebuilt by professional rebuilder. This jeep has all it parts but need restoration, has not run in while. I’m asking 4,300 as is where it is. the drive tran is complete and was working when parked. this is great restoration project I don’t have the time”

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1951 M-38 Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

“1951 M-38, reproduction CJ3A body, original engine with Solex carb, transmission and transfer case in excellent condition. Original front and rear axles, new springs front and rear, upgraded seats, new tires and spoke wheels with 0 miles, new dash gauges, custom front bumper, new windshield glass. Drives and runs great. $7,000.”

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2 M-38s Fremont, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Only pics of one jeep provided.

“1950 Willy’s Military Jeep 75% complete. Also one 1952 military jeep 100% original and complete titles 3,000 for both or will sell separate.”

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1952 M-38 Maine $30,000

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I can’t tell what type of front hubs this has. What is the switch on the driver’s entry (see interior pic)? Maybe a kill switch?

“Fully restored M38 army jeep
Serious enquiries only
Local pickup by purchaser only
Sale will only be done face to face with purchaser”


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Year? M-38 Sunbury, OH **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $3870.

Needs some work.

“Barn find Willys M38 jeep with new military tires with spare.12 volt system. Runs good, needs carb cleaned, will idle with choke on. Shifts fine. No brakes or lights. Has a winch on front, not sure if it works. Has bumps and bruises, little rust. not bad though. Have glass for windshield. No title, just bill of sale. Dont need help selling.”

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1951 M-38 Hungry Horse, MT $3000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/17/2017) Needs engine rebuilt.

“1951 m38 jeep. New tires and brakes motor needs rebuilt.”



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1951 M-38 Turlock, CA $1900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1900.

(01/21/2017) It’s a project.

“1951 Willys Jeep for sale
Nice straight body
Original axles
Minimal rust/ no cancer
Bill of sale only
Will have to be towed”


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1951 M-38 Port Orchard, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,000.

(12/01/2016) Has updated engine.

“Korean War 1951 Willys M-38. Rare Arctic Cab. 1982 Capri Ford 2.3L 140 CU. New 11″ self adjusting brakes, new seals all through. New Rancho springs. Winch operates from inside or outside, original Warn overdrive. New glass in lay down windshield. Too much to list.”


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1952 M-38CDN Phoenix, AZ $11,500

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Seller listed this as a “Barrett Jackson Special”, but at least it isn’t priced like one!

“Rare manufactured by Ford of Canada for Canadian Armed Forces.
Call for more details. $11,500 cash deal.”


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Year? M-38 Howell, NJ **SOLD**


UPDATE: SOLD. was $3500.

(04/08/2015) Has updated engine.

“What I have here is an old antique Army Jeep. It is a Willys M 38. It has all the military data plates on the dash. It has an unusual Military hard top with the data plate on it. It is called the Artic top. Somebody converted it to a 6 cyl Chevy engine. It it runs good. 4 Wheel drive works as it should. It has no breaks. Left rear brake line is leaking. I bought this with the intensions of restoring it. But I have to many projects and not enough time. If you are reading this then it’s still for sale. Please include a phone # and the subject matter to weed out the spam.”





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1951 M-38 Camillus, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

(12/31/2016) Might be some value here.

“1951 Willys M38 Military Jeep… Partially restored. The frame and tub have been sandblasted… The engine, drive train, and frame have been painted. Great opportunity to restore yourself a piece of US history. Priced to move quick. First 2k gets it. Would consider trade for Bass Boat”


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1951 M-38 Chatham, NJ $16,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/27/2016) Steve’s selling his M-38.



“Take a look at this completely rebuilt beautiful 1951 Willys M38 Army Jeep. Serial # MC21962

This jeep was rescued from a gentleman in Huntsville Alabama in 2014. It underwent a frame off rebuild. I’ve owned over thirty jeeps and have rebuilt/restored approx. 25 of them and have sold them successfully on e-Bay. This Jeep had been moderately used during it’s active life and was in need of rebuild. The frame and drive train were complete but needed some minor repair work. The engine is a correct MC engine that was just professionally rebuilt by Sigafoos Machine shop in Easton Pa. I had to replace the tub with a reproduction tub, but many of the other components are original Willys. The jeep has its military components de-commissioned – i.e. water fording gear removed, and 24 volt converted to 12 volts, has professionally rebuilt military Carter YF carburetor .

Everything has been gone through on this jeep and everything has been sand blasted, cleaned, repainted, or replaced with new, NOS, or repro parts. Continue reading

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1945 Model? & 1953 CJ-5? Manor, TX Barn Sale


No pics provided. The CJ-5 is probably an M-38A1. Sale is Friday 20th/Sat 21st. Much more for sale.

“JEEPS for sale
1945 Willys with wench
1953 CJ5”


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1952 M-38 Sanford, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Runs and drives. Steps have been replaced and the side patched.

“I have a 1952 Willys M38 Military Flatfender Jeep. Has a L-head (flathead) 4 cylinder in it, motor was rebuilt several years ago at Glenn Joiner and Son in Winter Garden. Has a rebuilt transmission that was just done a couple months ago. Runs and drives but has a leaking hard brake line so pedal is spongy. New hoses and shoes all the way around. Custom Stainless Steel gas tank. I also have a windshield and frame (not pictured) but the glass has a crack in it. Also have the rear bumper and tail lights but they are currently sitting in the back of the jeep along with a tow hitch. Fun little jeep to drive on the weekends or take camping. Has a clean title. ”

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