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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**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

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**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

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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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

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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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