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1952 M-38 Laconia, NH $8000


No pics provided.

“Selling my restored 1952 Willy’s M38. Jeep has restored to correct military colors and markings with a lot of original equipment. New canvas seats and frames, correct radio system installed, (Radio does work) new tool box, first aid box, brand new tires, brakes, entire brake system replaced, correct fuel system, new fuel tank, new wiring system from Vintage wiring of Maine. New head lights, horn many extra parts also included, to many to list. New seals put on engine and transmission as well. I can be contacted at 603-393-5330. Price is firm due to the amount of work put into it. Photographs will be posted later. Vehicle is stored inside.”


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1952 M-38 Seattle, WA $5000


There also is a M-170? for sale as well.

“1952 Jeep comes with under water kit for the intake and all original stock equipment including long range radio devices ,camp lighting set up, front machine gun mount for m16 , has a new motor only a few hundred miles on the motor , needs to be restored 20% and would be a priceless vehicle .
Please call 206-697-5522
The second Jeep is newer and also has a new motor and tons of supplys that come with it”


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1951 M-38 Nashville, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

This sure seems like a good price. It has some CJ-2A parts.

“Runs and drives great. Engine is original type Flat Head L-134. Original T90
three speed transmission with Dana 18 Transfer case. Body is original M38
with some CJ2a parts such as Hood and Windshield. 16″ wheels with 900×16
NDCC tires. New gas tank, New aftermarket front seats. Will not find a
better running Willys Jeep”


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1951 M-38 Calverton, NY $1600


UPDATE: Still Available

“Rare early M38 US Army Jeep Very Original condition: Never restored! Jeep still retains its original 24volt waterproof electrical system, and all nomenclature (data tags) are present. Engine ran when parked, turns freely. Extras include an aluminum hardtop, in rough shape,with doors, the front drive flanges , T.O. rear quarter panels and more. Jim 631-774-0089”


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1952 M-38 Clinton, MT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

This appears to have the wrong windshield for the top. This includes the rear extended bed.

“Very good shape runs good has arctic top”


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1952 M-38 Macon, GA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

“I am selling my 1952 Willys M38Jeep. It runs great and the body is in good shape. It has the original flat head 4 motor. This is a wonderful jeep with only 20k. Driving this jeep takes you back to the good ol’days.”


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Year? M-38 Narvon, PA $24,000

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Daryl just listed this M-38 for sale.

“We used the original frame and running gear and a new reproduction body. This vehicle has a 24 volt electrical system powered by modern alternator and new replacement carburetor on rebuilt engine. The transmission/transfer case has been rebuilt. It has all new brakes, brake lines, wheel bearings and brand new canvas seat cushions. Everything has been rebuilt on this vehicle. Top bows and fittings are included but there is no canvas for the top. This jeep has a PA title.

More pictures available upon request.

Buyer must pick up here or arrange for delivery. All shipping charges are the buyer’s responsibility. I assume no reponsibility for damages incurred after the jeep leaves my location.”

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1952 M-38 Hershey, PA $5000

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This hasn’t been started in a while, but looks like it is a good use-as-is or restoration project.

“1952 Willys M38 Jeep.
I bought this as a future project over 12 years ago and while the future is here, I have not started the project.
I bought the jeep from Montana and since I have had it it has always been stored indoors. Due to the hard top, it is in great condition as far as rust goes.
I have started and driven the jeep so know the mechanical work but have not started it in probably 2 years.

Clear MN title (I am from MN originally)
Remarkably rust free for the age
Mechanically sound

Not so good
Much of the M38 specific equipment is missing
There are some dents and dings from 60 years of use
Due to the age and probably lack of use, it tends to mark it’s territory.

Don’t know if this is good, not so good or just interesting but looks like this was an arctic jeep. I can’t say exactly what that entails but there is some additional heating components inside that are “interesting” I think it is a somewhat unusual military modification for the cold. Explains the hard top as well.”


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1952 M-38 Eureka, MO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was listed at $10,700. **SOLD**

(05/30/2013) This looks in good shape.

“Older restoration. Body was taken down to bare metal, primed and repainted in 2012. There is absolutely NO rust-through anywhere. Hat channels, floor pans, etc are all solid. Winter top with side curtains and doors. M31 machine gun mount, rifle mount, axe, shovel, gerry can, spare, radio antennae and mount. Winch w/PTO. All proper straps and military items. Converted to 12 volt. Tires are weather checked but serviceable. Good oil pressure, clutch and brakes. Also a few manuals and spare parts included.
4 shocks, waterpump, fuel tank, body mounts, fender and body welting, lock-out hubs, shackles and rebuilt rear springs and vacuum wiper motors. Also included is a custom all weather cover made of Military grade rip stop from Beachwood Canvas.”

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Year? M-38 Waco, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500

The seller lists this as a 1954 CJ-3A.

“I have a real nice jeep I’ve been using on my deer lease
This model is a flat fender CJ3A 4 wheel drive
12 volt alternator with locking front hubs
Bed liner sprayed to prevent rust
I have 2500 in it and it has never let me down”


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1952 M-38 Traverse City, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

“For sale is a 1952 Willys m38. Runs and drives great. New carb, fuel tank, and lines. New battery. New tires and brakes all the way around. This jeep has under 50,000 original miles. It is a real head turner and is very fun to drive in the summer. Only selling because we need the money for my brothers first car. Asking $5500 or best offer.”


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1952 M-38 Cuyahoga Falls, OH $2250


It’s been sitting a while.

“Jeep garaged for 15 years, and started taking apart for restoration. Body was then sandblasted, and primed.
Vehicle was running prior to being taken apart. Jeep is complete with no missing parts, including canvas top doors and frame. New Old Stock Floor, Spare Tire and 4- New Old Stock leaf spring assemblies. Title in Hand. Call Ron @ 330-840-0148”


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Year? M-38 Gentry, AR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

The bumper looks pulled outwards.

“Nice Willys jeep military m38 runs and drives great! $5000 obo no trades”

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1952 M-38 Middleboro, MA $5800

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UPDATE: Still Available

(04/30/2013) The jeep appears solid.

“1952 Willy’s M38 military jeep for sale in very good condition. Original driveline and sheetmetal. Frame is solid and tub has some rust in typical spots but very driveable. Jeep passes state inspection and is mechanically sound. Clean title in hand. Have many extra small parts. Also including draw bar for trailering, extra transmission, transfer, and front axle. New tires and upholsted front and rear seats. Asking $5800. 774-263-0549”


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1952 M-38 Danbury, NH eBay

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This looks like a great restoration project.

“1952 M38 Willy’s Jeep in excellent, unrestored original condition (other than seat covers). Top bows in-tact, top not included.
Jeep runs very well, no known mechanical issues.
History is not confirmed, but jeep may have originated from Fort Devens, MA.
Model M38
VIN 62274
VSN 1064074
Serious inquires only, please let me know if you have question.”

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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

There may be value here.

“350 engine….with title….Call for more information”


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1952 M-38 Winston-Salem, NC eBay

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It’s a fairly stock. Pics are blurry. I don’t see a reserve price.

“1952 Willys Korean era M38 Army Jeep. This jeep can be driven anywhere. Jeep is in excellent running condition.Jeep came from a family out west, who owned it for over 35 yrs.so jeep is practically rust free. Good tires. Great top. . Great heater. All lights,gauges,horn and handbrake work. All gauge lights work in dark. Speedometer works. Engine rebuilt by previous owner. Brakes completely rebuilt. New waterpump, muffler and recently greased.  Has inside lights for map reading and gun rack. **Winch was removed and does not go with jeep.**.Jeep also has new military parts in case you want to go back with a canvas top. Back seat included in sale..”

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1943 MB & 1952 M-38 Las Vegas, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** was $1500

There might be value here.

“Two Willys Military parts Jeeps with many extra parts. The 1943 has original t 84 transmission and old engine block and the Willys Military M 38 has a non running 289 engine”3.html


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Year? M-38 Cincinnati, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $525

(04/19/2013) The body looks like it took a beating.

“Ruff but kinda rare parts or fix? what you see is what it is motor stuck”

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1951 M-38 Welch, OK $4800


This lacks glass and a bumper at the very least.

“I have a 1951 M38 Willys Jeep up for(Sale) or (Trade)-($4800). It was painted with real military paint about two years ago. With the famous U.S star on the hood and the white walled tires it truly takes you back in time. It starts and idles good could use a quick carb clean. Other than that it runs great, especially switching within the high&low, and also 4X4 with just a quick movement of the levelers.”


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1952 M-38 Kohala, HI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500

It has a V-8. Jack spotted this one.

“Aloha I have an 1952 willys m38. The jeep has been garage stores for 20 years and has a 283 Chevy small block in it. I have 2 original straight 4 cylinder engines and many extra parts for the jeep. Call or text for any further questions if interested! Mahalo for looking!”


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1952 M-38 Lake Hamilton, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

No title. Engine is in the back.

“1952 willys jeep. no title. engine is in the back of jeep. not running.”

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1951 M-38 Bethany, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

The engine smokes.




“For sale is my 1951 Willys Jeep. I have had it for about 4 years and although it is now running, I have run out of money and time to finish the work so my loss is your gain. I am not certain of the value of this vehicle, but after research, the price seems fair.

This was purchased from a family who owned it for many years. They used it as a hunting/4 wheel adventure vehicle in Colorado since the early 70s. They lived in the Ardmore area. The Jeep had not run for many years when I bought it, but some small work and the engine fired up.

Everything seems original except the wheels, tires and paint. I have the original spare and gas tank, as well as the original wiper parts. The seats are in great shape. There is a crack in the windshield. The other owner added the roll bar (see pics). It can be removed easily. The Jeep has almost no real rust. The tool box under the passenger seat is rusted out (typical) and there is a little spot of rust in the drivers side floor pan. The great thing about these, if you are not familiar, is they are highly collectable so parts are easy to find. Either new or refurbished.

The engine is the original 4 cyl Willys engine. The snorkel is not attached or included.

This Jeep will run, but smokes a little. It will roll, but not drive. I don’t want to sell it, but simply must for the money. I planned on using it for my hunting trips.

I have…

Cleaned the gas tank.
Ripped the plywood flooring and carpet out (yes, they put plywood under the carpet.)
Rebuilt the original single barrel carb
Replaced small parts such as fuel filter, etc.

What I know is wrong…

It has some bad seals, etc., but the main problem I know if is the shifter does not move in the tranny. Not sure, but assume the tranny is frozen/rusted. The brakes, etc., will all need to be worked on.”

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1951 M-38 Southern New Jersey $1200


The front bumper sure is odd.

“This is a great project that is close to being complete.”


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1951 M-38 Birmingham, AL $7000


UPDATE: The price has dropped to $5000 and the jeeps’ been cleaned up since it was last listed.

(07/31/2012) “Asking $5000 OBO. I’ll entertain trade offers on anything of equal value. Needing a 60 gal air compressor and media blast and welding equipment (no arc stick welders).

I have a 1951 Willys M38 that is 90% road ready.
The Willys needs an oil line to the oil filter bath unit replaced (I’m planning on replacing it next weekend) and a battery to run – that’s it.
The front passenger side tire has a slow leak – I haven’t bothered to find the source yet as I’m working on it in my garage and hasn’t bothered me.
There is some painted-over rust / rot in the passenger side floorboard and the tool storage box under the passenger side seat.
The windshield is cracked but you can get a new one for less than $150.

The trailer is road ready and the tires are in great shape. I just pulled it 30+ miles with a Nissan Pathfinder and it pulled perfectly.
Some of the wood rail sections could be replaced but they are solid. I don’t have the canvas.
There is some rust but most is just scale. There are a few rust / rot spots that could use repair but nothing major and you can easily use it as it sits.
The lights look to be aftermarket replacements. They don’t work but I think it’s just the ground wire. I’ll look into it this weekend too.
This was designed for a deuce and a half truck but if you flip the pintle on the trailer you can lower the tongue height by as much as twelve inches and pull it all day with the M38.”