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1951 M-38 La Mesa, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8295

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1951 Willys (Military) M38-A1 JEEP, The Korean War Back Bone.
This Rare Unit is an All Original Survivor and has Served Our Country Well !!!

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1951 M-38 Summerlin, AZ $8500

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Parade ready.

“very cool 1951 Willy’s jeep restored original
remember the TV show mash? this is the same make they drove in the show.
original drive train runs good. too many new items to list. Here are a few
upholstery. original canvas and color
paint. bed liner paint. durable for offroading
fuel system including tank and carburetor
tires. original military
ignition system
wire harness
rebuilt starter
black out lights
back seat
seat belts”


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1951 M-38 Boise, ID **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $10,000

(09/10/2014) The front end has been updated with a hitch.

I’m helping my grandpa sell his Vintage Army Jeep. It’s in superb condition for its age, still runs like a champ, and 4×4 works great! 1951 M38 Willys US Army Jeep. It has low miles on the original engine, because it was used by a Commanding General, HQ1. It has a 2.2L four cylinder engine, manual locking hubs, 3 speed manual transmission, and a 2 speed transfer case. The vehicle only has 59,xxx original miles on it! 45,473 M38’s were built from 1950-1952, who knows how many are still drivable. Serious inquires only. This hasn’t been a beater hunting rig. It has been well taken care of. It’s a Classic! If you want to own and drive away with a piece of American History give me a call.”


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

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9000

Alpha Mav spotted this craiglist ad under the farm & garden section. Solid looking M-38.

“1951 Willys Military Model 38. This jeep is in excellent condition with no rust on the body. The transmission is tight-shifting and will not pop out of second gear. The five tires are in great condition and has a hard top and doors. A tow bar and bows for a soft top are included.”


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1952 M-38 Castle Rock, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9,500.

(08/28/2013) It needs some parking lights in the front, but otherwise looks good.

“So here we have a very nicely built Jeep that I’m selling for a friend. First of all I would like to say the owner of this Willys took great pride in building it over the past 25 years and it shows!! Ok so Ill tell you as much as I can remember about it. Motor is a 302ci Ford (there you go Ford fans) with I think he said 25k on it. the trans is a automatic (cant remember what kind) but it is adapted with a advanced adapter plate and has a 30 split lever transfer case. the differentials are Dana 30’s but he has a 44 or 2 to go with it for the right price!! It is sitting on 35’s that look fairly new. He has extra parts to go with this also if the price is right !!”





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1952 M-38 Raleigh, NC **SOLD**

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



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1952 M-38 Lagrange, GA $7500

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UPDATE: Still Available

(09/07/2014) John Deere fan? Maybe this is for you.

I have Owned this willys for 22 years. it had been barn kept. Body is in excellent cond no rust. Engine is a 4 cylinder 134 cu in go devil in excellent running cond same for the trans, transfer case,differential, brakes, clutch, I restored it back in 2002 I went with the john deere Look. And has only been driven approximately 300 miles. And has been barn kept. It has a few small blemishes like the kc lights have some surface rust and a few minor things like that. Tires are 100%. Overall this is one fun way to ride dirt roads hunting or just riding around. It’s way better than any side by side atv out there. It has never been abused .There’s no top for it but u get get a aftermarket one there are several places selling everything for this jeep. I will answer any ? Or need any more pics. No prob. Serious inquirer only!”


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1951 M-38 Riverside, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

(08/30/2014) Brakes have been updated to 11″.

1951 m38 military jeep Willys. Have all receipts since 1970’s. Have over 225 hours of documented work and repairs in the last 2 years at $30 an hour that’s $7500 in labor alone, have original oiled canvas top and doors. No oil leaks, runs like new, upgraded 11 inch drum brakes, tow bar, goes up almost any hill in 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive it will go up a vertical wall. Everything has been rebuilt and new gaskets over the years.”

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

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9,000.

(11/14/2015) Looks solid.

“1952 M38 Jeep original frame, body, engine, and running gear. Has 24 volt electrical system powered by modern alternator and starter assembly. Brand new carter carberator was still in box packed with cosmoline. needs new rear seat cushion. Has trail run top with bows. Comes with extras and has been frame off rebuilt including engine.”


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1951 M-38 Albuquerque, NM **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

Has an updated motor and a passenger-side gas tank.

1951 Willys Jeep, 4 cylinder, 4 speed, 4×4, soft top, roll bar, chrome wheels, good tires. Body very nice asking”

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1951 M-38 Kula, HI **SCAM**

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UPDATE: Steve reports that the photo is of his jeep that he sold last month. And, if you look at the background, it’s not Hawaii. This jeep has been listed twice on Craigslist in Hawaii.

“All original, fully restored 1951 Willys M38 military jeep!
Beautiful piece of history. Runs great, 9,600 miles. No back tax, fully caught up and all legal.
Call us or email us if you’d like more information or if you’d like to come see it. Moving off island, need to sell!”


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Year? M-38 Camp Verde, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500

Listed as a ‘1946 CJ’, this looks to be a M-38.

“I can deliver this just ask, once we have put a deal together.
-Orig 134 inline 4 cyl, runs smooth and very nice
-Orig trans, works great, good clutch
-4×4 works great, hubs work
-Great tread on tires, no major sun cracking or other issues
-New upholstery all seats
-Good glass
-Newer top
-Newer wheels
-New front bumper
-Needs headlight bezels
-New gauges
-Speedo is orig as are miles indicated
-New oil & filter
-New coolant flush
-New brake fluid with full flush
-New tank flush
-New fuel system/filter
-New master cyl
-New front brake lines
-Drives good
-Has had body work in it’s past but does appear from years of use and not cancer
-Solid floors
-99% original
-Clean clear title ready to go”





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1951 M-38 Sturtevant, WI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $11,500. **SOLD**

Looks good.

“For sale is this Willys 1951 M38 military Jeep. Older restoration from California. Titled in WI as historic military vehicle. Original dash and body tags. Drives well. Original 24 volt electrical system. Lights and gauges working. Seats recovered. Newer top. Rebuilt carb. New master cylinder. N.O.S. starter and voltage regulator. Locking hubs. Accessory items included: windshield rifle rack with replica M1 Garand, radio antenna with rare spare tire antenna mount, canvas sacks, and misc tools. Maintained in good working order and has logged many parade miles. Currently on display at the Kenosha History Center Museum in Kenosha until the end of September and can be seen there during regular museum hours.”

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1951 M-38 East Alton, IL $10,500

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Looks in good shape.

Great shape! Clean and clear title in my name. 
Original Canvas top.
Converted to 12v.
No rust
Runs and drives good!”



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1952 M-38 Wichita, KS $15,000

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That underside of this jeep sure looks good.

This jeep has been restored from the frame up. Runs and drives and very clean. Been in museum for most of its life after the restoration. Have the title in hand.”


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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

(05/10/2014) Looks ready for the mountains or desert.

Willy 283-1957 8 cyl Chevy Engine
Over 15,00 invested and have the receipts to prove it!
Engine rebuilt perfectly, comfortable seats with 4 seat belts, 4 barrel Holly carburetor w/ holly intake manifold all Mallory ignition/Optimum battery, Custom windshield and new powder coated roll bars, Chrome grill and dual mufflers with aluminum steps, 33″ Super Scampers, Spare tire is brand new, Aluminum wheels, Onboard air compressor and Automatic winch and remote, NEW LED brake lights and New turn signals and front disk brakes, replaced both rear axles in 2012, Dual exhaust, 2 military gas cans mounted on rear.”

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Year? M-38 Philadelphia, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4900.

Seller listed this as a 1949 CJ-2A. May be a good price.

I inherited this and I am not an expert on Jeeps. It is 12 volt and runs great. It is too hard on my back to keep but everyone who rides in it loves it. Price is firm , about 36,000 miles on it.”

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1952 M-38 & 1953 M-38A1 Atascadero, CA **SOLD**

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1952 M-38: **SOLD** For $15,500 on eBay.

1953 M-38A1: **Status Unknown** Was on eBay but didn’t sell for $10k.

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“1952M-38 & 1953M38 A-1 BOTH OF THESE ARE ON E-BAY, PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT—AUCTION LASTS TILL SUNDAY. #121407032486 & 121407032039 show contact info

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1952 M-38 Wayne, NJ $7000

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Needs speedometer fixed, but otherwise looks like a solid M-38.

1952 M38 Flat fender jeep for sale. No rust. No rotted floors or nonsense. Runs excellent. Has original data plates mounted on dash!3 speed flat head four cylinder. 4 w/d perfect!! Jeep does not have top. Headlights and tail lights do not work. Speedometer and odometer does not work. Unknown mileage.New leaf springs. New brakes. Tires. Carb. Gas tank. Brake lines. Wheel cylinders. Radiator. Must sell due to illness. Will not last. Serious inquiries only!



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1951 M-38 Brookhaven, GA **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE:  Was $13,500. **Status Unknown**

It’s a solid looking M-38 with very little rust. I know the seller just washed this just before taking these photos. I don’t understand letting water sit in the jockey box underneath the seat and a few other rust prone places shown in the photos?





“1951 M38 Army Jeep – Original Condition – Runs and Drives – RUST FREE!
Has Current Title

This has to be the best M38 I have ever owned. Body is rust free and very straight. I have done a few things to this M38 to get it back on the road but without messing with its original condition. The following have been done for drivability and safety. 1. New brake shoes and wheel cylinders. 2. New rubber and S-shaped metal brake lines. 4. NOS master cylinder 5. New fuel sending unit (correct M38 one). 6. Complete wash of vehicle to remove about 1/2” of dust and other stuff that had accumulated on the M38 over the years of being in storage.

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1951 M-38 Green Bay, WI $7000


This looks to be a solid M-38 with a replacement body.

1951 Willys Jeep in excellent condition. Several year restoration–in storage since completion with very little use. Comes with soft top and extra set of tires. Ford V-8 302 powered, stick shift. No rust. Original except for engine. Needs minor TLC. The hydraulic brakes and clutch need bleeding.”


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1951 M-38 Chatham, NJ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.



“Take a look at this completely rebuilt beautiful 1951 Willys M38 Army Jeep.

This jeep was rescued from a gentleman in North Jersey in 2013. He had begun to restore the jeep but got in over his head. I purchased it and it underwent a frame off rebuild.

I’ve owned over thirty flat fender jeeps and have restored approx. 25 of them and have sold them successfuly on e-Bay. This Jeep had an excellent 1951 M38 frame and drive train including a correct MC marked engine. The engine was professionally rebuilt by Sigafoos Rebuilders in Easton, PA. The tranny was rebuilt by me and the transfer case and axles have had new seals, bearings, and fluids as needed.

Everything has been gone through on this jeep and everthing has been sand blasted, cleaned, repainted, or replaced with new, NOS, or repro parts.

Chassis and Drive Train: new leaf springs front and rear, new shackles, new shocks, new axle bumpers, frame stripped/blasted and painted, new front bumper, new rear crossmember, new clutch and bearing, new seals and bearings on tranny(rebuilt) and transfer case which were drained and cleaned repainted, and all fluids and gaskets replaced, new e-brake pads, hardware, and cable, new engine/tranny mounts, new brakes including all shoes, lines and hoses, new master cylinder, four new wheel cylinders. Rebuilt steering box and drag link and original steering wheel, original rear bumperettes, original pintle hook. 4 new STA 7.00×16 NDCC tires and an authentic original Goodyear spare tire – all on 16″ original rims.

Engine: Completely professionally rebuilt. professionally rebuilt civilian WO Carter Carb, new civilian fuel pump, rebuilt manifolds and new gaskets, new 12 volt alternator, new period correct wiring(not military), new battery, new hoses, new fan belt, new 180 degree t-stat, new temp. gauge, new ammeter, new fuel gauge and sender, new fuel lines, new plugs and wires. Radiator professionally tanked/cleaned repaired and painted.

Body: Authentic Willys M38 body; original tub, fenders, grill, windshield including glass with new rubber seal, reproduction hood and tailgate, original front seat frames with repro rear seat frame, new fuel tank, original top bows, new brackets and hardware, new canvas top and seat covers (All canvas is Beachwood canvas), repro. shovel and axe, original correct dated gas can, rebuilt authentic drive blackout light and new grill blackout lights, rebuilt headlights and NOS tail-lights, new dashboard data plates, original body serial number tag.

Misc: Vehicle is wired for 12V civilian use, all new gauges, including speedometer, all lights, all new switches work properly (except brand new military style light switch is not connected to the new wiring- a new modern fused two pull switch is connected to new wiring.) . Water fording system was not installed. Jeep has proper vacuum windshield wipers installled and working.

Vehicle includes the pioneer tools(shovel and axe). Vehicle Does not have a title. Mileage is unknown, but regardless of odometer reading (approx. 0 miles) this Jeep is better than motor pool, almost like it just came off the assembly line.

The only thing left to do with this vehicle is have fun driving it and possibly outfit it with some Korean War Era paraphernalia.”

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1952 M-38 St. Sauveur, Montreal, Canada $21,000

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Looks good. Some pics show carpet.

Willys M38 1952 restauré avec plusieurs ajouts;
Radio Bluetooth placé a l’intérieur des boîtes de munitions ainsi que les haut parleurs a l’arrière au dessus du banc, joueur DVD avec une trentaine de jeux a l’arrière des sièges dans pochettes, chaufferette a l’avant placé aussi dans boîte de munitions, Stabilizer Rancho, village refait au complet l’année et plusieurs autres ajouts..viens aussi avec les fenêtres arrière. pour plus de détails contacter moi via email ou par telephone!”


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1951 M-38 Green Bay, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000

Between the grille and the body I think this is a M-38, but it doesn’t have the battery box lid. Maybe it’s a repro body.

1951 Willys Jeep in excellent condition. Several year restoration–in storage since completion with very little use. Comes with soft top and extra set of tires. Ford V-8 302 powered, stick shift. No rust. Original except for engine.
Needs minor TLC. The hydraulic brakes and clutch need bleeding.”

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1952 M-38 Fairfield, OH **Sold**


UPDATE: **SOLD**. Was $6500.

It has a few minor updates.

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1952 Willys M-38 Jeep
I purchased this Willy’s about ten years ago with the intention of using it as the foundation for a rock buggy build. After learning more about it, how rare it is and the history that it represented I decided not to tear the fenders off four wheeling. I did all the work myself and restored it as best I could considering my ability and finances over the last decade. Its over 90% complete now but I just dont have the time to tinker on it anymore. I’d like for someone who appreciates really cool things to have it so they can continue putting it back together and enjoy it. When I got it the odometer said just over 7K miles ( still have original gauges to prove this) so I think its still got a lot of life left in it.

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