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1952 M-38 Sherwood, OR $8500


A Buick V6 174ci? Maybe means 198?


“1952 M38A1 military Jeep. the Jeep was originally Air Force Blue when my Grandfather got it in the 60’s. He put an early 60’s Buick 174ci V6 in it. It was only used for elk hunting for a good 20 years and was always garaged. Last year it got a fresh paint job new top, tires, seats, seat belts, wiper motors(2) and exhaust. Brakes have been redone and new master cylinder. It has been n the family for a long time, just sits n the garage and doesn’t get driven.”

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1945? CJ-2A Johnson City, TN $7800


This is a mix of parts. Seller claims the body is a CJ-3A, but it’s an M-38. Those “Desert Dog” tires must be recaps?? The windshield is military, not CJ-2A.


“Chance of a Lifetime? 1945 Willy’s Jeep built by hand with crate parts in 1973. Approx 6K Miles. Runs amazing. Starts right up every time. I am the 2nd owner. Lights and turn signals work. 4wd works. 4 cyl Flathead engine. This Jeep has won a couple car shows. No rust that I’ve seen. Garage kept it’s entirety.
‘45 Jeep CJ 2A Chassis, ‘48 CJ 2A Head Engine, ‘52 CJ 3A Body.”

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1951 M-38 w/ Trailer Albuquerque, NM $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(04/20/2019) The M-38 has a few updates. This might have a set of Kelly Hubs.


“1951 willy’s m38 military jeep with trailer. runs drives and stops. very good condition. $5000 obo with trailer.
$ 4000 for jeep $ 900 for trailer alone”

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Parting Out M-38/CJ-3A El Dorado, AR

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Parts

It is a mix of parts.



“I’m parting out 1951 Jeep M38. It has a combination of military and Civilian parts (CJ3A). Too many parts to post all the pictures. Email if you are interested in anything and I will send you the pictures.

Partial list

New/Aftermarket parts
Left and right replacement floor panels (M38) ($100 each)
Left and right replacement cowl side panels (M38) ($100 each)
Left and right replacement floor braces (M38) ($100 each)
Aftermarket windshield frame (M38) ($400)
Aftermarket Front bumper (M38) ($75)

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1952 M-38 Orting, WA $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/20/2018) It’s a nice looking build, but there’s still some work left on it.


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“Love classic old Jeeps and would like a project? My husband was restoring this Jeep with a friend when he got ill. He has now died, and the Jeep is not finished. In fact, the engine is the only thing almost finished. The rest is still to be done. His intent was to put only the best in this Jeep that he was going to keep for himself.

New parts: 225 Buick Odd Fire V-6 (professionally rebuilt by Bud Williams), 0 miles, 4 barrel carburetor and high rise; HEI distributor; Headers, 2 1/2 inch dual exhaust with Flomasters; Starter; One-wire alternator; Spark plugs and wires; Painless wire kit; Clutch disc, pressure plate, and throw out bearing; Beard front seats; Tail lights; Offenhauser valve covers; Remote oil filter kit; 5 quarts break-in oil; 5 quarts running oil; 2 filters for kit.

Already had – not new: Bestop top; Bikini top; Top loader Ford 4 speed; Warn overdrive; Scatter shield; Rebuilt crossflow radiator; Flanged axle spicer 44 rear with Detroit Locker No Spin; Open knuckle disc brake 44 front with spicer lower lock (both have gear ratio of 5.38); Stainless steel windshield, hood, and grill; Warn 8000 lb winch; 5 15″ mags, spare with no tire – super swampers 33x12x15 Wrangler; Tilt steering wheel; Power steering; Full cage roll bar; Hydraulic clutch; Electric fan; Tow bar.”

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1952 M-38 Palm Bay, FL $1500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/28/2018) Not sure how much value is here.


“Two Willys Jeeps for sale, **NO TITLES**
Best I can tell they are:

1952 M38, no drivetrain (engine, trans or transfer case), has front and rear axles.

1955 CJ3, complete with drivetrain (doesn’t run).

Will NOT separate, you are getting two for the price of one!
Make me an offer!”



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1951 M-38 Phoenix, AZ $2500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(04/05/2019) Runs.


“Started life as a 1951 M38 Willys Jeep. Has a Buick V6 engin, runs but needs work “ radiator rebuild, water pump, brakes, etc.” This is a project vehicle selling as is.”

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1950 M-38 Sacramento, CA $1000


Doesn’t look too bad for the price.


“The pictures speak for themselves, no engine. The frame is straight and solid, while the body is in decent condition for an almost 70 y/o vehicle. Some small rust areas, but shouldn’t be a big issue for the right person with fabricating skills. There’s no title.

Feel free to check it out, but $1,000 is the lowest it will be advertised for.”


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2 CJ-2As, M-38, CJ-5 Hudson Valley, NY


No prices. There’s an FC in the pics, but no mention that it is for sale (may be worth asking about)


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“Ive got jeeps of every vintage time to send the old toys to make room for new.
Red and white jeep runs
Camo white wheels runs
Camo with plow engine locked have spare for it. Also title it is m38
Red with top hasnt been touched in years

Don’t ask me what shape there in. If your a jeep guy you know what shape there in. Come have a look”

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Year? Flattie Mason County, WA $2000


There could be value here. Might have an M-38 body.


“Runs and drives 2000 firm”


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M-38 Body Parts Amesbury, MA

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Parts

Prices vary.


“FOR SALE M 38 jeep body parts.
tub – front floor has been removed ……………………………..$900.00
tail gate – solid some service rust on lower seam ………….$100.00
hood – good shape solid………………………………………………..$250.00
windshield with glass – good shape solid ………………………$400.00”


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1951 M-38 Lewisville, TX $4650


The passenger side indents are gone, so I suspect this has seen some body work.


“This Jeep has been in my family for over 40 years. I have owned it for over 20. It has new battery, water pump, starter, and ignition coil. This has never been titled. Comes with a bill of sale if you want to title. Great for the deer lease of off-road parks. Has a new removable tow bar, spray in bed liner in the tub, large Ramsey winch. 2wd/4wd hi/low all work as designed. This has been converted to a 12 volt electrical system like the CJ Jeeps”

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Year? M-38 Chassis Oak Hill, TX $4000


Listed under varying years (1948, 1953, & 1954), this is looks to be an M-38 Chassis, which means it is none of those years (1950-1952).


“1948 Willys Jeep, flathead 4cyl.everything rebuilt ten years ago by professional military Jeep mechanic. Never finished out. Over $3000 in parts.”

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1952 M-38 Chico, CA $4000


Has a V8 and some other mods.


“52 Willy’s M-34 conversion V-8 small block Chevy cam, headers, carb 32 in wheels,tires work in progress all new seats buckets,all new hardware new tank guages good condition most original equipment need to sell asap make a deal.”

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Year? M-38 Black Diamond, WA $10,000


Has some updates and a Sear Deluxe hardtop.


“M38 . 350 chevy turbo 350 automatic model 20 case converted to 18 44 rear 30 front 5.38 gears spool rear lock right front 8274 warn winch many many new parts.”


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1951 M-38 Pinon Hills, CA $3299


Appears to have potential.


“Jeep Willy’s project. 327 Chevy, 350 auto transmission, Warn locking hubs on all 4 wheels, winch. Needs tires. Must be trailered, not drivable.”


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1952 CJ-3A? Fresno, CA $2000


No pics provided.


“1952 Willys Jeep. V6 4X4 stick shift. Running great. Built in tow bar to tow it with you anywhere. Hydraulic winch. Title in hand, on non-op”


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1951 M-38 Annapolis, MD $5400


The body has had some work.


“1951 Willys M38 military Jeep. Runs great. Good frame and drive line. Body is a little rough. 4×4 converted from 24 volts to 12.”

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1952 M-38 Medford, OR $2850


Bill shared this one. It has an OD, a front PTO with a winch, and maybe the Hudson steering upgrade (can’t tell for sure).


“This Jeep is pretty cool
It’s a rebuilt Buick V6
And new brakes, new wheel cylinders, a new master cylinder, a new clutch and pressure plate…a new starter, locking rear hubs, O/D.. A power take-off wench, back bench seat, 2 front seats, and a tow bar..
It runs great, looks good.. Just needs the lights rewired.
Give me a call at a decent time in the day and I’ll let you check it out.”

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1951 M-38 Corsicana, TX $7000


No obvious rust.


“Nice running Jeep. Good for running around at the ranch or hunting lease.’

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1952 M-38 Cape Cod, MA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

Has some updates.

“Very nice Willys in good shape. Runs and drives well. Includes extras. $5,500 OBO”

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1950 M-38 Sacramento, CA $1500


Might be some value here.



“I purchased this Willy’s several months ago as a long term project for a relative. They’ve chosen not to take it on and now it could be your project.

The pictures speak for themselves, no engine or transmission. The frame is straight and solid, while the body is in decent condition for an almost 70 y/o vehicle. Some small rust areas, but shouldn’t be a big issue for the right person with fabricating skills. There’s no title.

Feel free to check it out, but I’m absolutely firm on the price.”


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1950 M-38 Harvey’s Lake, PA $4000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(02/02/2019) This has some PA Air guard history.


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“1950 Willys M38 Military Jeep

This Jeep served in the Army and PA Air Guard. Had awesome patina! The m38 is the most sough after flat fender Jeeps.

Before we start… THIS IS A PROJECT that has had a good start.
A lot of the hard work has been done. I repeat, THIS IS A PROJECT.

-Inline 4 Cyl Go Devil Engine (non original)
-T90 Manual Tran (original to Jeep)
-Body is fairly solid. Frame is 100 percent solid. Front floor pan has been replaced and needs to be welded into place
– Have the original military wheels (two tires date back to 1952)
-Front and Rear drive shafts have been rebuilt
-New Clutch Cable
-Trans and Transfer Case Fluid Changed

The Jeep runs, and moves on its own. The cooling system needs to be finished (Have radiator and new hoses), brakes need to be totally gone over (Have new master cylinder), gas pedal not hooked up at moment. A piece of wire operates the carb to lot drive. Gauges are missing. Jeep is Wired to start, but whole Jeep needs to be rewired..”

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1951 CJ-3A? Bellflower, CA $3800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800.

(02/04/2019) This is listed as a CJ-3a, but may well be an M-38. I can’t quite tell if this has a battery cowl hole or not.


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“1951 willy CJ3A
Motor Was Changed Out To A 1970 CJ 304 V8
It’s got late model running gear with headers
Holley fuel injection
4×4 Works Great
it is a four-speed
I do have the bikini top
original miles on the motor says 37k
it has a Remote controlled !
But other than that the jeep is in good condition ”


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Year? M-38 Fort Meade, FL $1950


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/07/2018) It’s rough, but engine appears ready to reinstall.


“M38 Military Jeep. Body is usable. Engine has new rings and bearings. Glass in windshield frame needs to be replaced. Comes with hood, fenders and top frame. Lots of small parts including seat frames”

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