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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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1952 M-38 Junction City, OR $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/05/2015) Engine isn’t running correctly. ”

“1952 willy’s jeep small block 350 top loader 4 speed blow proof housing timing is off and the clutch is stuck needs battery 16 gallon fuel cell Dana 44 front and rear 31 inch tires 95% tread”




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1952 M-38 w/ Trailer Roswell, GA $21,900

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This was posted over at warjeeps.com.



“Military Jeep 1952 M38 Willys w/M100 Strick Trailer
Serial # MC62418, Hood # 20909755, Engine # RMC107177

This is a near original, excellent parade quality Korean war M-38 and M100 Strick jeep & trailer that can be driven (or towed) anywhere.

I purchased the Jeep and crate engine in 1969 or 1970. The engine has less than 2000 miles on it and the jeep has been towed @ 7000 miles. Includes top and rare fold up doors with side curtains.(doors need recovering) Includes many spare and rebuildable parts, parts and repair manuals.

MANUALS very rare!
Included are “ORIGINAL” Army issue manuals: OR6D 8 SNL G-740, group G Field and Depot Maintenance Allowances; ORD 9 SNL G740, group G All Service Parts; TM 9 8014, Operation Organizational Maintenance (For M38A1, but is 90% accurate for M38); LO 9-8012 Lubrication Chart(Laminated), and the new Ryan K. Miller’s M38 Reference guide (the bible).
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1951 M-38 Pearl, MS **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4500.

“Near perfect condition”? … that seems a stretch. Note the diamond plate in the rear and the lack of indents on the passenger side (filled in or beaten out).

“I have a 1951 Army Willis Jeep for sale. It runs and drives, just needs a hot battery. It also comes with it’s on personal trailer to haul it on. Asking $4500 Please text or email. Serious offers only. I am willing to trade for a Chevy C10 truck or a pontoon boat. I will boot the difference if need be. This jeep is in near perfect condition.”**

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1952 M-38? Las Vegas, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

(12/07/2016) Looks to have an M-38 grille, but I can’t tell if there is a battery box lid and the windshield is wrong.

“Runs great and drives need some tlc but is all there looks cool ”


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M-38 Body and Parts Jacksonville, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200.

The tub has never been assembled.

“or sale is an M38 tub, It has NEVER been assembled. I am unsure of the year and it has no title but the tub number is 381101254. We did somewhat assemble it for picture purposes. The fenders, hood, grill, windshield frame, and a tailgate (that was still in the factory cellophane) are NOS and not reproduction. We sat the tub on a used frame that I have been told is an M38 frame, but am not certain. The frame is in very rough condition and has no engine but has transmission, axles, tires, machine gun mount etc. It also comes with 3 engines/transmission set ups that have never been started. I dont think they are the correct engines for this jeep and they have sat outside for sometime and will need work. One of the engine/transmission combos is 100 percent compete and the other two are missing some odd and end parts. Comes with 6 new OEM tires already mounted on rims and a bunch of seat pads that are in great shape! 4,200 firm. You wont find another tub in this good of shape!! Located in Jacksonville, NC”

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1951 M-38 Jasper, GA $3500


Looks like a good project.

“1951 M38 Willys Jeep
Last Model for the Military Flat Fenders
Great Restoration Candidate
*** All Major Items are here ***
Floors and Tub have no serious rust or rot
One of the best original M-38 tubs we’ve seen
Jeep Rolls easily
Engine turns by hand
Engine Serial Number is RJ293937*
Engine Casting Number is 804380
*RJ indicates a remanufactured engine
This Jeep comes with a Tennessee Title from 1971
Title shows VIN as RMC 83 810, No SN or Military Data Plates
Mileage Unknown
Please See All Photos and ask any questions.
Photos are considered a valid critical part of the description ”





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1952 M-38 Pembroke, NJ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Craig spotted this one.

“good for restro or parts,sorry no title,motor stuck but had no time to play with it,frame seems solid,has 3 correct 16″ rims,1 is a 15″ rim,please call phone only”

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1952 M-38(?) Atascadero, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,000.

Listed as a CJ-3A, it appears to be an M-38.

“”1952″ CJ3A $16,000 OBO
1. One of a kind Restored
2. Original 4 cylinder engine (machined & Balanced) with only 62 Hrs, about 2,200 hundred miles.
3. Beautiful teakwood instrument panel & i phone shelf with a great selection of songs, (my stereo).
4. Air shock on the rear.
5. Great custom made upholstery and Bikini roof.
6. Electric wind shield wiper.
7. Engine valve seats was hard suffused so you can use a higher octane gas.
8. there are many more improvement made
Every time I go anywhere I get complements, thumbs up,nice ride etc.
I had a stroke in October, 2015 and was paralyzed on my right side, so I have to sell my jeep, pickum up truck, bicycle, and scooter.
The jeep has a lot of accessories, ball hitch on the front, tail lights with break lights and turning signals, everything you need when towing behind your vehicle, or RV and a assortment of tools”


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1950 M-38/3A Raton, CO $4000


It’s a mix of parts.

“This is an awesome running jeep with good brakes, extra set of tires, extra engine and parts, extra frame, extra drive lines, extra axles, extra gauges, and so on.
A 1950 willys m38 body and frame with a willys engine from a cj3a, the rear axle is from the cj and has smaller drums than the front. Titled as the cj3a. The engine was completely rebuilt with new rod and main bearings being .040 and .060 over while the cylinders and pistons are .040 over. The jeep has an extra engine that came from a military generator and has all of the idler and running components still on the engine. The generator went bad while the power plant was still in good running condition.
You have to take it all, 15 years and 4 jeeps involved.
This is well worth more than $4000, so be honest with offers.
Never needed help selling anything, so don’t offer”






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1950 M-38 Carlisle, PA $700


Parts value?

“1950’s era M38 Jeep and aluminum top. As Is. A project jeep for sure. Have 1945 title that it came with.”



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1951? M-38 Flagler Beach, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200

“1951 Military M38 Jeep Willys with tow bar attached to the front for sale. Bought not to long ago looking to fix up, but haven’t had the time to do it. Before me, previous owner had it since the 50’s. Body is rusty and will need a lot of work, especially on the floor pans and the floor in the back, but the original pieces will make it a really nice finished product. Has original dash, seats (not pictured), cargo attatchments on the sides, steering wheel, and entire body. Body was given fiberglass coating in the 70’s, and is painted green but chipping off. The front windshield folds down and has the military air vents and storage containers. According to the original owner, his father got it in the 50’s directly from the military. New engine has less than 6500 miles and will start and run. Includes spare tire attached to rear passenger side. Don’t drive it at all, but will fire up after a quick charge of the battery.”


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