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1952 M-38 Alabaster, AL $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/08/2020) It’s a project. It appears to have a reproduction tub.

https://bham.craigslist.org/cto/d/saginaw-1952-willys-jeep/7224301926.html

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“Listing for a friend. Not my jeep. M38 running jeep serial number 66857 May 1952. Asking $5000. Contact owner at [hidden information]. Located in Alabaster, Al. I looked at the jeep and it is very solid and practically no rust. After consulting other jeep experts we believe it has a early reproduction M38 tub, but these early tubs did not have the cowl battery box or ax/shovel indents in the tub. Jeep comes with over $600 worth of new parts including a CJ wiring harness, manuals and new windshield glass. Would make a great parade jeep, 12 volt, she thinks the brakes were replaced? I did see new brake hoses. Jeep was in the process of being restored up to about 3 weeks ago.”

 

 
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1951 M-38 Drryden, MI $18,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Includes a trailer.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/d/dryden-willys-jeep/7227308034.html

“I have a 1951 Willys Jeep with military trailer with it, it is a 24 V system and runs well”

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1951 M-38 Wrightwood, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Appears worth a look. Has a variety of updates.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/wrightwood-1951-jeep-willys-m38-4×4/7221914416.html

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“M38 is the military version of the cj3a flatfender. It came from the factory with a stronger boxed frame. and some other minor changes than the civilian model. Look up 1951 specs for cj3a and m38 to see all the differences.

This jeep was converted to 66 corvette 327 v-8 and th350 auto transmission. Has T-18 transfer case . Power steering 12 volt electrical. Manual locking hubs all 4 wheels (easy towing) Ramsey 8000 lb winch. Swing out rear tire and 2 can carrier. Drawtight hitch with drop down ball. 33×12.5×15 tires. Aluminum wheels. 11 inch drum brake conversion. Dana 44 rear axle,Dana 27 front axle. Old style light bar with desert lights ( 4 ) Seats have been changed out to adjustable. Driver side has had wheel well cut and reworked professionally done to make seat adjust 4 more inches rearward. I got it running but needs holly carb rebuilt have kit. Very little rust, floor is rust free. I have title from previous owner it is out of state and has never been in the california sytem. you can register it or make it an off road only vehicle like I planned. $8,000 o.b.o No I wont sale it for $1000 if that’s all you have.”

 
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1952 M-38 Pittsburgh, PA $21,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

A friend of the seller’s accidentally put in the wrong price on the FB post and now it won’t let him change it, so ignore the “$2150” price. Contact P# is in the text.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/814495475979670/

“Facebook wont let me add the correct price, so thats wrong. READ THE POST FIRST BEFORE RESPONDING ! Im posting for a buddy, call or text him directly, you wont reach him thru this messenger, if u do ill just delete your message.1952 willys m38, title mc35123. Frame off resto. 24 volt system with 12 volt distributer. 24 volt dist included to put back on. Locking hubs, rifle rack and more. Bob, 412 five seven six three three two five. Located near pittsburgh pa. $21,500”

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1952 M-38 Barksdale AFB, LA $5000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38

Unclear which Portland city this served.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1747082655457321/

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S”elling my dream project. Tough times require tough decisions. This is a 1952 M-38 Willys Jeep. 4WD miracle. RUNS AND DRIVES, doesn’t stop great. Brand new clutch. Comes with extras, and a $50 gift card to the Jeep parts store I never got to use! Serous inquiry only, please no tire-kickers. Almost all original. Started life as a Korean war jeep, then went on to be used for the fire dept in Portland. You can see the OD green under the red FD paint. Very cool and nostalgic. Email me with any questions you have, I’ll be happy to answer”

 
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M-38 Body on CJ-5 Chassis Canon City, CO $21,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38

This is a combination build of an M-38 body atop a 1969 CJ-5 chassis, including the use of the single lever transfercase.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/336703054300373/

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“Once in a lifetime sell. Need to get something to fit my growing children. Been in my family for 40 years. 1951 MC 23358(plate inside Jeep) M38 1969 cj5 (frame) 6-cyl. 225cid/155hp 2bbl 225 c.i. V6 (engine) D and K (Canon City,CO) engines rebuilt it. 2019 The color is Black Forest green pearl. Paint code KGZ 2012 Jeep Or CHRYS-PGZ/KGZ Gas tank 87 wrangler Dana rear end Paint will need some work. Cracks from my off-road adventures!”

 
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Year? M-38 Nottingham, MD $1500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Not sure how much value is here.

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/pts/d/nottingham-military-m38-jeep-civilized/7209377552.html

“Military M38 Jeep, Body Poor Condition ( Rust) Original Power Train, excellent for parts. $1,500. Husband is interested in all offers from $1,500 down. Also might have other Jeep parts if interested.”

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1952 M-38 Flagler Beach, FL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $14,500.

Looks nicely restored.

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“This is an Exclnt condtn Korean Era Army Jeep Fully restored. I have had it insured since day one. Ive owned this jeep for about 3 years, and I have lots of paper work on it. In have a Tag on it, a License Plate, its a Antique tag, very low cost. It been restored from the ground up, has military tires, in like new condtn. Mostly original Parts, original windshield , I took it out for a spin a few days ago, put air in the tires, first time in over a year. I have and continue to start this jeep every 6 day. A month ago I took it out for a 40 miles country drive, such fun, lots of honks, heads turning.

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1951 M-38 Evanston, WY $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

This M-38 is listed as a 1952, but the plate indicates it had a DOD of March 1951 jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/325663061835769/

“Willys m38 Have original motor correctly numbered for it . Have seat frames , gas tank , full set of m38 wheels and most of the misc. items for it . All fenders and hood is there . Body in good shape except for tailgate area was cut off by someone . Does not run Needs rebuilt and restored . I have spent a couple years gathering the pieces for this Jeep . They are original pieces off of other m38s These are getting harder to find”

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1952 M-38 Heron, MT $14,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,500.

(01/30/2019) This appears in good condition.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/900233203833012/

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“1952 Willys M38 Jeep/ I am the third owner of this outstanding Willy’s/Overall condition exterior and interior is excellent/ NO CANCER/1000 miles on professional rebuilt L head original engine/ I had my shop restore it about 10 years ago. Always starts, runs smooth, doesn’t leak anything, dual 12 volt batteries, like new Bestop vinyl cab with doors and large zippered rear door, drop down tailgate, Jerry can with carrier, spare tire with carrier, always garaged, 8,000 lb Warn winch with remote, all gauges and lights work (sometimes the fuel gauge can be intermittent), military style tires are 95%, roll bar, heater that will keep you warm. Fold down back seat. I bought this Willy’s from the farmers family that bought it from the military. He parked it in his shop and I parked it in my shop. This was a western Washington vehicle which means no road salt or chemicals. As you can see in the pics, this is a very sweet M38 owned and used by adults. No teenybopper hack job here”

 

 
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1952 M-38 Pittsburgh, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Update: **SOLD** Was $21,000.

Bob asked me to list his M-38 that’s for sale. He’s got more pics, but I don’t have the bandwidth at the moment to download them. You can contact him at 412 576 3325

“1952 M38 (MC35123). Frame off restoration. 24v (12v ignition). Includes locking hubs, directionals, rifle rack, 24v distributor, wires and spark plugs.”

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Year? M-38 Kenai, AK $14,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Seller has been consistent on the price. Still Available.

(01/04/2016) Looks solid.

“1949 Willy Jeep. Frame up restoration. Call for details. ”

http://kenai.craigslist.org/cto/5370107317.html

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Year? M-38 Enumclaw, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/19/2020) Lots of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/727268427846491/

“New motor 350 chevy / trans turbo 350 auto/ tcase model 20 converted to model 18 3.8 kit drivelines new from drivelines northwest & more .dana 30 front 44 rear 5.38 spool rear lock right front 35 15.5 15 swampers many extra parts TRAILER IS INCLUDED with full price NO TRADES . Will sell top separately.”

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1952 M-38 Missoula, MT $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/02/2020) Runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/558115855108108/

“1952 Willy’s M-38 for sale. It has a 3 speed with a high-low transfer case and a flathead 4 engine. I’ve had it for about 3 years and haven’t driven it much. I actually used it to plow snow a few times. It’s in rough shape, but wouldn’t take too much to make it nice. Even when not running for over a year, it fires up right away. The engine needs some tuning, but I think it’d run well with some TLC.”

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1951 M-38 Schluersburg, MO $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(02/29/2020) Runs and drives.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/defiance-1951-willys-m38-jeep/7193626407.html

“1951 Willys Jeep, Runs like a top, Converted to 12V, Electric fuel pump, Tires like new.”

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Year? M-38 Willow Springs, MC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** “Was $1000.

Not sure how much value is here, but seems to have a variety of original (rusty) parts.

“M38 military jeep for parts.”

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1947 CJ-2A/M-38 Milton, KY $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38

Tom spotted this CJ-2A that has been partially M-38-itized. It’s more Korea-erized than WWII-ized.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/milton-1947-willys-jeep/7197764537.html

“1947 WW2 replica , good condition rare PTO winch”

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3 M-38s

• CATEGORIES: M-38
  1. 1952 M-38 Bremerton, WA $20,000: https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/d/bremerton-1952-willys-m38-jeep/7189118137.html
  2. 1951 M-38 Sequim, WA $19,500: https://olympic.craigslist.org/cto/d/carlsborg-1951-willys-military-jeep/7178754472.html
  3. 1952 M-38 Sequim, WA $14,500: https://olympic.craigslist.org/cto/d/port-townsend-1952-willys-m38-military/7193393021.html
 
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1952 M-38 Howell, NJ $12,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The 50cal replica has been modified into a water gun.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1005599213218674/

“1952 Willys m38. Runs good. Lots of work done over the years. 2 combat wheels. 2 solid wheels. Body was fiberglased at one time glasses over battery tray and gauge panel. Have new used one to replace but it is a m38 body. Has a mb grill with the flip back headlights. Has a leaky rear. 50cal is a replica turned into a squirt gun. Comes with trailer also.”

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1952 M-38 Post Falls, ID **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $17,500.

(08/08/2020) Looks solid.

“For sale 1952 restored M38 Military Jeep. 24 Volt electrical system. Military signal lights, Military Aluminum top. Engine, transmissions, and differentials rebuilt. Hot water heater. Frame, body and top painted Army green. excellent condition.”

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1952 M-38 Bosque Farms, NM **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900.

Not sure how much value is here.

“1952 JEEP, pretty much all there, does not run, motor is stuck, no title,”

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1952 M-38 Pottsville, PA $14,800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Looks solid.

https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/cressona-1952-willys-jeep-overland/7186445699.html

“restored military jeep
excellent condition
complete with doors and side covers
8385 miles.
$ 14,900 OBO”

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1951 M-38 Defiance, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Likely needs some body work, but runs.

“Runs like a top, lights work, new alternator 24v – 6,500 OBO”

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1952 M-38 NJ $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38

This is supposed to be an M-38, but the body has been extensively reworked with fiberglass. It is also a mix of parts. The chassis may be a 2A chassis.

https://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/d/howell-1952-willys-jeep-m38/7183752330.html

“1952 Willys Jeep m38.
Runs good. Lots of fun. Has 2 combat rims and 2 early solid wheels. Has had lots of work done over the years. Clutch trans seals.
Brake components. Mostly used for parades.
Rear axel seal does drip gear oil. The m38 body was fiberglased to look like a cj. But is very solid. The gun is a replica 50cal converted to a squirt gun. Comes with combat trailer. This will be sold so make offer.”

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1952 M-38 Spokane, WA $9000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The body was repaired and painted, but unclear if the mechanicals has the same review and repair.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/spokane-1952-willys-military-jeep/7176929678.html

“1952 M38 Willys Military Jeep, complete body and mechanical restoration. Military Aluminum top with Hot water heater. Engine, transmissions and starter rebuilt. New glass, tires, carburetor and more. Body disassembled, blasted and painted.”

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