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Year? M-38 Naches, WA $7000


This old school modified M-38 looks ready for some hills.


“Titled as a 1955. Flat fender military Jeep, Warn front winch, warn overdrive unit 302ci V8 ford engine swap done years ago. Power steering, tilt column, New aluminum radiator and flex fan. $7000 Runs and drives great.”

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1952 M-38 St. Albans, VT $13,500


Looks solid.


“This is a 1952 Willys M38 that has been restored. The engine is a four cylinder L134 flat head known as the go devil engine. Engine is not numbers matching to frame but it is the engine that would have been in it originally. It has the T90 transmission with a Dana 18 transfer case. 5.38 gears. It is not fast but will top out at 45-50 mph.”

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1952 M-38 Mount Vernon, WA $19,950


This may be unrestored, though the engine was rebuilt.






“4 Cylinder “Go Devil” Engine
Manual Transmission
24 Volt Military Electronics
Locking Hubs
15k Miles Since Army Engine Rebuild
Everything Works
Runs And Drives Super!
Ready For Work, Play, Or a Good Fight!
When Imitations Won’t Do!
Life Is Short – Have Fun!”

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1952 M-38 Boring, OR $15,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/30/2022) This has a variety of updates.


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“Super clean Jeep here! Nice leather seats, roll bar, soft top with doors and zip outs. It was upgraded to a 12 volt system with an alternator. Has power steering, heater, and nice sounding exhaust. No rust in the body. Comes with 5 brand new Yokohama MT’s and Aluminum Wheels. Has spare mounted on a receiver for back or front bumper. Has additional rear fuel tank. Has warn overdrive, and manual locking hubs, good brakes, and new windshield. Starts right up, the Buick V-6 runs great, plenty of power. It is a 3-speed manual and the clutch is in good shape, very positive and no slip. Comes with tow bar as well. Less than 60,000 miles. All the lights work, and it has a clean title. Price is OBO, so feel free to make a fair offer, but please consider how rare these are and especially in this condition.”

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1951 M-38 Flower Mound, TX $2799


It’s a project.


“1951 Willys Jeep. Converted to V-6. PTO winch. Not currently running. Might trade for a 1968-1986 Honda Z50 otherwise Cash. Clean title in hand.”

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2 1950 M-38s Woodlawn, TN $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/26/2022) Both are projects.


“I have #2 1950 willys jeep one was getting restored with clean title. The other one was for parts. Have engine and transmission. Box boxes of parts.”

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1949 CJ-2A? w/M-38 Body Spencer, TN $9500


UPDATE: Still Available. It’s titled as a CJ-2A.

(06/21/2018) The front floors have been patched.


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1949 titled M38 /CJ2A Titled a CJ2A, but is a 1950- 1952 M38. Original motor, driveline, runs as should, less then 10k miles. No knocks, pings…. Is 12 VDC.

Added: Alum radiator, grill guard, high torque starter, water pump, alternator, and bracket, brakes and brake cyl all 4, aahuga horn, tach, turn signals, tractor seats, 11 gallon fuel cell in back. 265/75R15 digger tires, wiring harness, tow bar, Best Top soft top, ammo can arm rest tool box, seat belts, armor coated inside floor, new floor pans, 1/8″ steel tread plate sides, electric wipers, LED lights, and fire extinguisher. I have new leaf springs and fully tested head, head bolts and gasket kit that goes with it.

This Willys was completely rebuilt by Korean War vet, I bought from family estate in 2014. I do not use it anymore, I have 2 more jeeps and 4×4 truck. Great for hunting, playing in mud, parades, etc. Don’t low ball me I don’t need to sell, just want to find good new home for it.

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1946? VEC? CJ-2A/M-38 Missouri Make Offer


Give the data plate serial number of 29621, I thought this might be a VEC CJ-2A chassis with an M-38 body. However, note the grille and front crossmember seem set up for a grille mounted radiator, rather than a front member mounted radiator. But, it is definitely CJ (not M-38) chassis. This doesn’t run.


“Here I have a 1947 Willy’s jeep that I believe to be the military version. It is almost complete with not to bad of rust. Motor is NOT locked up and spins freely. The radiator is missing, I do have the headlight that is missing in the pictures. I can take better pictures for more serious people. I am currently only looking to trade for a good 4 wheeler or possibly a pickup, classic VW, throw me a offer.Does have a clean title”

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1952 M-38 Eufaula, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

It’s a project.

“Runs and drives no breaks 4000 or trade”

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1950 M-38 Kingfield, ME $12,000


This was up for sale back in 2012. Now, it’s being relisted. No description provided.


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1953 M-38 Edmonds, WA $9999


UPDATE: Still Available..


“Antique former WWII US army truck that I inherited and only used minimally. The previous owner restores some parts and kept in good condition indoors. Currently being stored in a tent. A collector’s item. 4 wheel drive, 3 speed manual transmission. It has a 1980s Buick V6 engine.
Serious inquiries only please..”

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1952 M-38 Dallas, GA $9500

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Tom shared this M-38 that is supposed to be rust free (though it has some slight surface rust. Still, it’s worth a look.






“For sale is my 1952 Willys M38 (military jeep). The top is a factory “Arctic Top” that was installed when new. The Jeep was originally in the military then was purchased by the forest service and they painted it forest service green. This jeep has almost no rust on it whatsoever! Floors, body, hat channels are all completely solid and rust free. Some stuff was modernized: 12v converted/solid state distributor/standard fuel pump but I have all of the original 24v waterproof distributor/plugs/wires/pump. Lots of new parts, radiator was rebuilt, new fuel tank, seats. All gauges work like they’re supposed to. The Jeep runs and drives great and I drive it regularly. It has a clean Ga title in my name”

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1951 M-38 Omaha, NE $8000


Includes some extra parts.


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“M38 and parts for sale. In Omaha Ne. . Runs and drives, have an extra mint frame, extra fenders, grill, tub, tailgat, windshield frame, axles, misc, title, 8k. Pto winch. Selling as a package, Local pickup only. Send me an email and I will respond.”

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1953 M-38 Waterloo, IA $3500


No pics provided.


“$3500 or OBO. ready for a restoration project? 24 volt electrical. Korean War vintage Jeep.”

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Year? M-38 Avondale Estates, GA $4000


A tree knocked this M-38 loopy. Thanks to Tom for spotting it. The seller is more optimistic about saving the body than I am. But, there looks to be lots of useable parts.


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“Late model Willys M38 military jeep. Tree fell and it sat for a few years. Not running. All original except for fuel pump, exhaust and gas tank. Missing forward battery box. 5 original military safety beaded wheels. Dents can be beaten out with hammer and dolly (if I can do it, anyone can). I’ll throw in an extra correct windshield, correct seat frames, hood, tail gate, steering column with box and an extra body if needed. 24 volt. Engine will not turn by fan blades and nut is missing from crank. I’ve not removed the head but I believe block is standard bore. Waterproof bell housing. Cuno oil filter, depot installed rear corner plate. and appears to have all OEM bolts. Rust through on floor pans (small) and passenger step but an easy repair. Bed is in great condition, minor surface rust on fenders, grill, and side panels. Original Willys manufacturer’s data plate. No title. If your looking to restore a M38 with correct original parts, you found it. Not perfect by any means but you’ll have a correct OEM M38 . Additional photos available.”

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1952 M-38 Mesa, AZ $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/05/2022) This project includes a Warn OD, but the jeep has been sitting a while.


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“Willys M38 jeep, Body off restoration in early 80’s, original 4cyl. Engine, 3 speed transmission with warn overdrive, 11” drum brake kit, rancho springs, full roll cage. Needs to be freshened up, it has been sitting for 15+ years. 5000ob”

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1951 M-38 Elk, WA $6000


Unclear if this is drivable yet or not.


“1951 willys m38. Fenders are off right now because was doing some brake line work. Firm on price, have title in my name”

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1952 M-38 Denham Springs, LA $4000


The headlights look to be a bit cross-eyed.


“PTO Winch, manual transmission. Hasn’t been driven in a few years. Title in hand.”

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1952 CJ-3A/M-38? Sandy Valley, NV $12,000


No pics provided.


“1952 willys jeep
flathead 4 engine many extra’s parts available
parts catalogs/mechanic’s manuals
3 speed trans/high-low range/2and 4 wheel drive
12000. or best offer
my health is bad and can’t use it”

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1951 M-38 Hattiesburg, MS $3500


No description provided.


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Year? M-38? Altadena, CA $1000


This was a purpose-modified, possibly M-38, used as part of a geological survey, so it has some unusual mods. There’s probably not much value here, but it would interesting to poke around to check out the mods.


“Willys jeep. Was part of the geological survey. It has a hydraulic core sample drill built on the back. It’s pretty rough but it drove to its current position. Located in chino hills.”

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Year? M-38 Cincinnati, OH $7000


Tom shared this one. It is listed as a 1955 (likely a placeholder year). It lacks a title.


“Was being built by grandfather title needs to be obtained.grate starter jeep need to run ven an block numbers to get exact info.runs strong little rust.garage kept”

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1966 CJ-5/M-38 Bowling Green, KY $7900


Tom spotted this one. The M-38 body looks in great shape. It’s sitting atop a CJ-5 chassis.


“1966 CJ5 with a 1953 Willys body, 3 speed, Buick 225 V6, No rust. Selling for my Dad,”

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1950 M-38 Atlantic Highlands, NJ $1500


Maybe someone can use the chassis and/or parts?


“Project. The body was shot do not have it anymore. It’s the frame. With clean nj title. I have the windshield grill and roll bar. It’s set up as 12volt system have some other parts like speedo fuel and rear tailgate”

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1952 M-38 St. Anthony, ID $6500


Has some updates, but looks like a pretty good price.


“1952 Willys Jeep. Great little Willys ready for some fun! Good running 1990 Chevy 4.3 liter motor. Top is in great shape. Title in hand”

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