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Year? M-38 Virginia Beach, VA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

It’s rough.

“Old rusty war jeep. Bought as a project planned to fix up, but between the truck I am fixing and this one… it’s too much right now. Needs total restoration. Made in about 1950-1952. Fun project for dad and kids or anyone looking for a neat project. I got this with no title. There is no engine. It is very very beat up and rusty also like I said NEEDS total restoration! Will require towing. For anyone who has dreamed of a restoration project that was affordable…this may be your lucky day. Would make a awesome yard art for any collector.”


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1953? M-38 Salt Lake City, UT $1200


The pic shows what it looked liked prior to disassembly. Seller listed this a 1953 CJ, but the body suggests it is an M-38.

“This is a 1953 cj3a. I started to rebuild the entire thing and then had other stuff come up. It is in pieces right now but it has everything you need to put it back together. It has had a V8 conversion. I have a title for it. I can even deliver it if you are close. Has disc brakes all around. Text or call me with questions.”



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1951 M-38 Laguna Beach, CA **SOLD**

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

(03/29/2016) Looks good.

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“ABOUT US: We are JEEPS R US an off road shop that specializes in building you the jeep of your dreams. We even sell un-modified jeeps. We have been in business for over 26 years located in Laguna Beach California. Please stop in to see our inventory and test drive our Jeeps! We also have warranties available for some of our vehicles.

ABOUT JEEP: 1951 Jeep Willys M38 Tactical Truck 1/4 Ton. The Willys M38 United States Army Jeep, also known as the Willys MC, replaced the World War II Willys MB and Ford GPW models. It was a 1/4 ton 4 × 4 utility truck manufactured between 1949 and 1952 with a total production of more than 60,000 units. The M38 was military version of the then-current civilian Jeep CJ-3A. The M38 differed from the CJ-3A in numerous ways, including a reinforced frame and suspension, waterproof 24-volt electrical system, sealed vent system for the engine, transmission, transfer case, fuel system and brake system. Some M38 jeeps were assigned to the Korean theater of operations, but the majority of vehicles used in that conflict were rebuilt WWII vintage. Approximately 2,300 M38 Jeeps were manufactured by Ford of Canada for Canadian Armed Forces in 1952, designated as the M38-CDN jeep. Its successor was Willys M38A1.
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1952 M-38 Parma, ID $2800


Looks like a project.

“52 Willys has a Marine Corps vin. Put new head gaskets, freeze plugs and valve cover gasket. Passenger side head is cracked. Has a 78 Buick Skyhawk engine. I just don’t have the time to fix it right now and need the money and it gone.”


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1951 M-38 Chico, CA $8000


This is a former forest service jeep. It’s got an FS data plate. It runs and drive. Seller says it is rust free.

“1951 M38 Barn find. Has been sitting inside since 1970. This jeep has never been licensed or registered for the road. It was bought at government auction and put away. As seen in pictures, there is a US Forestry plate riveted to the dash. This jeep was given to the Forestry where it was used and then sold at auction. It is rust free. Beautiful hat channel underneath. It has 28,000 original miles. It is 12 volt. I have all the original 24 volt generator, distributor, voltage regulator that goes with it. It is just the way the government sold it. It runs like a top.

Absolutely beautiful. Has original gas tank, all cleaned out and small repair. Still has the screen in the gas tank. The only thing that appears to have been added, or possibly put on by the Government before the sale, are the rims and tires. No bondo. No repairs have been made to the body. Brake master cylinder needs to be repaired or replaced. A brand new one comes with the jeep. Carburetor brand new rebuild. New battery, water pump. Ready to go. Call for more info $8,000 OBO Would consider a partial trade for WWII jeep.”


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M-38 In Alaska


Ron Day spotted this M-38 parked near the Black Diamond Golf Course in Healy, Alaska. It looks abandoned and looks like there is value there.

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1953? M-38 Fort Smith, AR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900

(06/27/2016) Looks in good shape.

“Flat head 4cyl
3 speed trans
Brand new 31×10.50r15 Degan 38’s
New brakes from master cylinder down
New complete valve job
New fuel pump
New water pump
New oil lines

We originally restored this jeep 7 yrs ago at that time we rebuilt trans transfercase and had it painted has less then 2000 miles on it since it was restored.
Does have a few chips in paint runs and drives good located in fort smith Arkansas. ”

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1952 M-38 Schenectady, NY $10,000


Given where the bends are in the front loop, I wonder if this was original a 3B cage.

“This is for a 1952 m38 jeep.
Chevy 350 fully fuel injected edelbrock, lifted and has dick copek



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1952 M-38 Little Rock, AR $1500


Runs, no title.

“1952 M38 Jeep No title, does run has a 289 V-8 $1500.00 FIRM! Please call”



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1950 M-38 Andalusia, AL $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/22/2016) Looks like a good price.

“For sale. 1950 m38 Jeep (cj3a). Flathead 4 cyl engine. 3 speed trans. New tires. Ready to go. I have just installed a brand new gear reduction starter, I should have done this sooner, it is awesome. New 12 volt system, drive it anywhere (at 45 to 50 mph-top speed). Street legal. Tagged and insured. ”



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1951 M-38 New Brighton, PA $13,000

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Looks nice. Seller intentionally kept some of the dents/dings.

“1951 M38 Willys Jeep. Original flat head motor, tranny, drive line. All original parts. 24 Volt. Body off restoration by previous owner. Body and frame media blasted and painted original color green. Body dents and bruises unrepaired to preserve the authenticity and history of the Korean war. Runs and drives beautifully. New top and old top. 5,075 original miles. Was previously owned by local marine organization who used the jeep soley (for riding marine veterans who were no longer able to walk) in local parades.”


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1952 M-38 Brooksville, FL $16,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/23/2016) Doug’s got this nice M-38 for sale.

“Korean War era and early Vietnam War, last of the flat-fender jeeps. This is the military version of the CJ3A. This jeep was only produced for three years. Completely restored, rust cut out and replaced. Everything cleaned, sandblasted, or replaced, as close to original as I could get. Many original parts were used. Jeep has 21,000 original miles. Runs and drives great. Many years ago, was used for Civil Air Patrol at Cleveland Air Force Base, was painted blue, but I stripped off the old paint and re-painted. New leaf springs, original 24-volt system. New wiring harness from Vintage Wiring of Maine. Top and seat covers by Beachwood Canvas, seats have springs. The jeep is ready for whatever you want to do with it.

I’m working on a 1952 Strick M100 Trailer which will be ready soon. Trailer will have new floor, shocks, tires, canvas cover, and wiring harness. I will sell this trailer with jeep or by itself. I only have trailer restoration pictures right now.

Asking $16,000 for the jeep. Jeep and trailer $18,000. Trailer separate will be $2,500.”


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Year? M-38 Colbert, WA $500


Not sure how much value is here.

“M38 army jeep. Engine is in pieces. No title. More of a parts vehicle”



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1952 M-38 Keene, NH $3800

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800.

(005/09/2016) Engine runs, but “Old Blue’s” tank needs cleaning.

“For Sale 1952 -M38 Military jeep,(flat hood)
Good body for years and age (64 years), Floors ok condition, Sides and rear corners need work.
Has been converted to 12 Volt, Original engine, runs good. All original Transmission and drive train in good working order.Needs brake work. Fuel tank need to be cleaned.
Some spare parts available, front end and full floater rear, transmission and transfer case, original tires and wheels. Good project for resto
serious inquires only, e-mail questions, and phone # and I will get back to you”


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1952 M-38 Huntsville, AL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000

Frozen Chosun seems a good name. Pun or misspelling?

“This Korean War historic military vehicle is parade and show ready. Has all new body tub and components with correct olive drab paint, new military tires, canvas top and seats, new seat frames. Rebuilt engine with new accessories, 12 volt electrical system with military wiring harnesses and turn signals. Comes with tow bar, pioneer tools and military top”

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1951 M-38 Scranton, PA No Price

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Looks in good shape.

“1951 Wilys M38 Jeep
*-47K miles
*-24 vdc system
*-Waterproof Plugs & Carb
*-Top and Seat Covers look brand new.
*-Two new batteries

Serious Buyers Only Please-
Estimated value – $12K — $15K .”


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1951 M-38 Bremerton, WA $1500


Includes a Warn overdrive.

“1951 Willys M38 project. No engine. Twin-stick transfer case, Warn overdrive unit. Brand new Rancho suspension. Tires are old but have almost no miles on them. I have the headlight buckets and trim also. This jeep is going to require a lot of work to put together. I bit off more than I can handle. I bought it from a junk yard, so there isn’t a title until it gets put together and inspected by the highway patrol.

This jeep had a carbureted 302 in it when I bought it, so that’s what the motor mounts are. I bought a fuel injected 302 to put in it, but never did. ”



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1952 M-38 West Suffield, CT $4500


UPDATE: Seller has a 2A windshield on this and now has a 3A windshield. It has an unusual PTO setup on the rear.

“1952 Willys M38 for sale.
It has the rare original, factory front and rear twin stick PTO system.
Seats are in very good condition, it’s been converted to 12 volt.
No rust, original tub is in great condition, runs great, just needs master cylinder(which is included).
The Willys is an original western, dry, no salt vehicle.
I also have spare parts that are included such as windshield frames, new wiring harness, headlight guards, new brake cylinders, new gas tank, as well as many other new and original parts.
It has all of the original data plates mounted on the dash.
No current CT title, just a bill of sale will be provided to the buyer.”




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1952 M-38 Pascagoula, MS $3500


UPDATE: **Status Unknown**

Looks solid for a project.

“1952 m38 army jeep. Great project for someone there is no title”

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1952 M-38 Bloomington, IN Estate Sale


The estate sale has ended, but the jeep might still be for sale?

“Estate / Antique sale Thurs-Saturday, June 30th-July 2nd at 9-6 on 5076 W. Gifford Rd, Bloomington west side. NO EARLY BIRDS! Just north of Karst Farms Park and just east of Bloomington airport. 1952 Jeep Willys, ”


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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4300.

Between “Excellent Project” and “Blue Chip Investment” the seller is overselling this one.

“Fresh from the barn serial# 65627 of 72329 very scarce model of the M38. Super solid frame some floor pan rust lots of dents and some tore sheet metal. The previous owner told me it was running 10 years ago when it was parked. The engine is free. It was converted to 12volt. I am selling it as found the gas tank is very rusty inside. Like I said this is begging for a total restoration these are becoming the next blue chip investment. I do have a transferable N.Y. title.”

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1952 M-38 Normal, OK $8000


Seller accidentally listed this as an M-38A1.

“Willies M 38 -A1 has current tags and good title”


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1951 M-38 Washington, IA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

There’s some parts value here at the very least.

“I have a barn find 1951 Willy’s Jeep. It was my Dad’s. It ran about 3-4 years ago. It does not currently run. I think the fuel system is gummed up. The title says 1968 but I was told that it is a 51 but when it was sold from the military/government it was in 1968 thus the date on the title. With a little TLC I believe this would be a great Jeep. It has been stored inside I just pulled it outside for better pictures.”





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1950 M-38 Auburn, CA Auction

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Art spotted this almost stock M-38 with a Stewart Warner heater.

1950 Willys M38 Model MC Arctic Jeep 4 X 4. Serial # MC 30993. Mileage reads 68,059. Powered by the original 4 cylinder Go Devil engine. 3 speed manual transmission with 2 speed transfer case and locking hubs. This is an actual Military issue Arctic model Jeep with the rear body reinforcement panels. The top and doors are removable and the heater can be run without starting the Jeep (heater has not been tested but is reported to be working). This Jeep starts easily and runs good, the transmission works as it should.

The Willy’s M38 Jeeps were only built from 1949 to 1952 and this is a nice example of a Korea War vintage Jeep with an unusual Arctic service upgrade. To watch the video.”







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1950 M-38 El Paso, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

“Hello For Sale i have my 1950 Willys Jeep M38 real world war II survivor 100% original except tires and rims’

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