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1952 M-38 Philadelphia, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4400

Needs some wiring, but may be worth a look.

“Body-off-frame metalwork, with frame and underbody painted years ago. Exterior paint and body work has not been completed.
Two new batteries, points, coil, and wires
Valves adjusted
24V electrical system
Starter turns slowly – could use a rebuild. Starts with hand-crank.
Good power on acceleration and running down the road, but idle is not smooth — may be carburetor related .
Brake system has been rebuilt years ago, and works well.
Gas tank in excellent condition, and appears to have been coated internally.
Will need wiring work to make lights functional.”

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1952 Flattie Tacoma, WA $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/17/2013) This has a variety of updates.



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1951 M-38 Forest City, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Looks rough.

“never heard it run bought out of a old barn title in hand needs restored”

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1950 M-38 Shrewsbury, MA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

(10/23/2015) Listed as a CJ-3A, it looks like it has an M-38 body with a WWII windshield.

“1950 CJ3 in real nice shape many new parts rebuilt engine top to bottom rebuilt carb new clutch pressure plate and throughout bearing all new brakes including wheel cyl shoes and hardware drums master cylinder 4 new tires new starter alternator converted to 12volts. All new fuel tank lines and pump. Body solid good seats plus much more call me Leo please speak loud I can’t hear good on phone”


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Year? M-38 Fairfield, ME **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

It’s got a 2A body.

“Jeep Willys M38 frame off restore with CJ-2A tub.
38,xxx miles
New tires
Like new undercarriage
Small winch for front and back”



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1950 M-38 Broken Arrow, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500

Runs. Has some dalmatic hubs.

“Runs good, 4 wheel drive”

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1952 M-38 Yoopers, MI $2600


This runs and drives.

“I am selling a 1952 Korean War Willys Jeep. I believe the year is correct as the serial number is MC 70728. Runs strong and good oil pressure but does smoke when cold and a little when warm. 52 psi oil pressure cold, 25 psi when warm. Have some extras that go with it like the 16″ rims but it is missing one 16″ tire so I can’t mount them. The 15″ inch rims that are on it are from a civilian CJ. Has been converted to 12 volts (was 24) with an alternator kit. Needs a brake job. This jeep has VERY LITTLE rust for any age let alone the fact that it is 63 years old. It has NO BONDO. This would make an excellent restore project or great for the trails as is. but brakes would help:). Drives and shifts great and all gears work well. I believe it was an ex Air Force Jeep by the blue paint and military mud flaps that where on it that they used on the flight line. At one time it had the words ” PERSONNEL SERVICES” painted on each side of the hood. Under that are the original unit numbers. I do not have a title for it but all you need is a bill of sale to get one.”


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1952 M-38 Kalispell, MT **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Was $3000. **Status Unknown**

Lots of updates, but has a burnt valve.

“1952 m38 military jeep that has been updated. the drivetrain has been converted to cj5 stuff. dana 27 front that has been converted to disc brakes, dana 44 rear, buick oddfire engine, t14 3 speed, dana 18 case, converted to 12v, 2.5″ lift springs, and power steering added. currently runs and drives but the engine has a burnt valve from the previous owner running unleaded fuel. trans pops out of first but have another good transmission. I have some extra parts to go with it. does not come with hard top, comes with a standard windshield. asking 3000 obo or trade for a boat or guns.”

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1952 M-38 Cupertino, CA $5200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/18/2015) An external oil filter has been added to this.

“army jeep M38 1952 32k miles clean title rock climes no problem runs strong starts right up new carb thanks for looking ron ps not good with e mail”


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1950 M-38 Kansas City, MO $5000


Not sure if it runs or not.

“for sale a 1950 willys jeep — with hard aluminum top and doors – this is a total restoration project — the jeep has been stored inside the garage for over 30 years and body is in decent shape — see pics if interested email me — 5000 dollars is the price –windshield glass needs replacing — I believe this is an m38”


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1951 M-38 Old Lyme, CT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,500.

“Turnkey 1951 M38 Willys Jeep for sale. Great condition and great driver. Steers and tracks well. Refurbished 3 years ago with original parts and overdrive added. New tires, new canvas, turn signals, seat belts, rear seat and much more. Original axe and shovel in great condition as well as canvas top. 12V system, easy to use and maintain. Comes with M38 manuals, helmet, carbine mount, goggles, canteen. Jeep has been completely overhauled and serviced by a true professional named Bruce Noyes of Quarter Ton Heaven in Old Lyme, CT.

Serial #31431 – Mfg. Date – August 1951





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1952 M-38 Lewisburg, Tn $3800


UPDATE:  Still Available.

(09/25/2011) I believe the passenger side has been repaired/bondoed.

“Willys M-38 Jeep
In service Feb. 1952
All parts to put back completely as 24 volts.
currently it is 12 volts.
This is a good solid jeep, no junk.”



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1951 M-38 Wortham, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Looks solid.

“1951 Willys jeep 4×4. Runs and drives. Flathead 4 cylinder. Straight body. Clean Texas title in hand. Call or text.”

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1952 M-38 & Trailer Chuchatuck, VA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $14,500.

(08/21/2014) “Jeep M-38 1951 Korean War Era complete with fording kit (not installed) Restoration completed in 2007 Includes M-100 Trailer (restored in late 80s) Jeep 95% restored. Winter top plus windshield canvas jacket.”

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1951 M-38 Western MD No Price


Maybe someone needs parts?


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“I have a 1951 Willys M38 military 1/4 ton Jeep in unrestored condition for sale. M38 ‘flat fender’ serial MC45xxx, built 12-51. The body does have some rust and body-putty patchwork but otherwise is in a reasonably restorable condition. The M38 has had its original engine replaced by a F4-134 Hurricane and thus a hole was cut in the hood for clearance. I do have a more correct L-134 engine listed for sale elsewhere. The 24v electrics were removed and rewired by 12v stock equipment. The brakes have been rebuilt and the vehicle was runnable as of 2008, but has been under tarp since then, and has deteriorated. I have a clear title, but it is not complete, will provide details if interested. Please call me for more info… Continue reading

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1952 M-38 Camarillo, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7950.

Might be a good price.

“1952 M-38 Willy’s Military Jeep in exceptional condition. This Jeep has been converted to 12 volt with all new wiring with Military Spec wire and connectors. It has blackout lights front and back that are operational. All dash lights and gauges work. Engine runs great, vacuum windshield wipers are operational, rare folding rear seat with cushions and seatbelts. Almost complete rust-free body. Current California vehicle registration with clear title. I have new seat cover for drivers seat and side doors not shown in pictures. Other parts available. ”

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1952 M-38 Albuquerque, NM $750


No engine or title.

“1952 M38 for parts or fix up missing engine no title has tag on passenger rear inner fender wall”


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1952 M-38 Huntington Beach, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3300.

(05/02/2015) No word on whether it runs or not.

“1952 M38 WILLYS JEEP-
Here it is, ready for you to restore. All original 52′ M38, lowest production jeep made. Jeep was a NV county service vehicle, never been in the DMV system.
I found this jeep in a barn in Navada City, very little rust. I was going to restore, have to many projects.
Needs to go!”

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1952 M-38 Deforest, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

It’s a project.

“1952 Willys M38 Military Jeep. Body in nice shape. Runs, but tranny is pulled and needs to be put back in. Lost interest and need the space.”

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1951 M-38 Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Drew’s selling his M-38 build. You can visit him at his website to see some of his other projects.

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I have reluctantly decided to sell my toy to finance my hotrod build. 1951 Willys M38, This is a old Socal build. I bought this with the intentions of painting it and making it purty. However I fell in love with its 60’s metallic gold color and imperfect nature. California assigned VIN, unknown mileage, with a early 80’s 4 bolt main 350 chevy with late 60’s camel hump heads. cast iron intake with a holley 4BBl. new HEI ignition, corvette radiator and corvette Harrison tank. rebuilt T-18 trans with Dana 18 Transfercase and Warn Overdrive. New clutch, flywheel, Ramshorn manifolds, with brand new Dual exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers. (SOUNDS GREAT). Stock axles with 5:38 gears. NOS warn locking hubs, new bearings, new tie rod ends. Very nice Power steering conversion. New Lecarra steering wheel on a old tilt column. Has oversized M38 gas tank, Stock seats (could use new covers). Hella H4 conversion head lights, LED tail lights, Mismatch VDO and SW gauges. Just installed a NEW Rancho 2.5″ lift with 1/2″ warrior shackles and New Rancho Shocks. Very nice wiring with sealed junction boxes and HD battery cables. Has 4 decent 33×12.50×15 Yokohama MT tires and a BFG spare. ALSO has 5 Eagle 589 wheels with Champion beadlocks (these are REAL beadlocks). Roll Cage with a Custom made bikini top. (no full top, but they are still avail via bestop)

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1952 M-38 Glenburn, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000

Looks in good shape.

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“This M38 was taken down to the bare frame and reassembled in 2014-2015. It is not a show quality vehicle but if you want a good solid driver this is the one. No rot anywhere. Not a trace of bondo.

New since fall of 2013:
Entire brake system including master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake lines, brake pads, etc
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1952 M-38 Los Angeles, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks good.

“1952 Jeep Willys M38 with original body frame, engine, and running gear.
Recently service and upgrade with all new original replacement parts cost over $2000. Perfect daily drive, needs new battery.”




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Year? MB & 1951 M-38 Winnemucca, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** was $2000

There could be some value here. The MB is listed as a 1949.

“Non OP one has a Chevy engine and possibly runs more info call”

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CJ-2A and M-38 Quincy, WA $2000


UPDATE: These were listed back in 2013.

(07/14/2013) These look like parts jeeps.

“2 flat fender jeeps, 1951 M38 good body, engine turns. Also a 1947 Cj 2 civilian, good windshield frame, extra parts, grill radiator, tailgate, axles, tranny, transfer case. ”


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1950 M-38 Raleigh, NC **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $6500.

(09/08/2015) Needs work of some kind.

“This is a 1950 Willys M38 Jeep all original with 24v system starts
Has some issues call if interested.”

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