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1951 M-38 Plaistow, NH **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $10,995.

(10/04/2012) This looks very good.  Lots of pics.  No description.

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1952 CJ-3A Corsicana, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“This 1952 Willys Jeep has benefitted from a complete restoration back to its factory specs including Army issue green paint and even the appropriate white lettering. It is powered by a torquey four cylinder engine, 4 speed transmission, full transfer case pushing the power to the robust 4X4 Willys axles.”


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1951 M-38 Blackville, SC eBay

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Looks like a good M-38.

“1951 Willys Military Jeep. Very close to original; 24-volt system; runs great; new fuel tank.”

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1951 M-38 Novato, CA **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Was priced at $5600. Status Unknown

“1951 Willys M-38 Jeep – All original, excellent condition. Good Denman tactical, tires, new brakes & batteries (24V). New fuel tank, new spark plugs & ignition harness; low miles (less than 80k?), runs great. I’m the third owner & I’ve had it for 28-years. Time for a new and enthusiastic owner to restore. $5600”


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1951 M-38? Pioneer, CA $7,400


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $7400.

(07/31/2013) From the grille, to the body, to the rear shock mount, this looks more like a MB/GPW than a M-38.

“For your consideration is a cleanly & near fully restored 1951 Willys M38 Jeep custom. Appropriately nicknamed “Killer Bee” (it has 3 hand painted Custom logos); this project began as a repair, and with time gradually ended up becoming a Top-down Custom Restoration project.

The Jeep:

The Body is Yellow, Heavy Textured Rhino Lining. The Top is a custom made aluminum Hard Top with three windows and Black, Medium Textured Rhino Lining.

The Doors are hard removable, have sliding windows and are Black, Medium Textured Rhino Lining.

The Interior is Black, Medium Textured Rhino Lining. Military Jeep seats w/ rear jump seat have all been reupholstered. 6 point roll bar, CB radio, Stereo w/2 speakers, Custom Carbon Fiber Instrument panel with matching gauges. (Speedometer, Tachometer, Oil pressure, Coolant Temperature, Voltmeter, Fuel Level, Vacuum gauges). The whole vehicle has been completely rewired and a current style fuse box installed.

The Drivetrain: The Engine is a 1965 Ford 289 (1966 Timing cover and water pump); The Transmission is a 1966 Ford C4; The Transfer Case is 1951 Willys T18, The Differentials are Dana 27 with 5.38:1 Gears, The Front Diff is closed knuckle with DUALMATIC twin cam manual locking hubs, and the Rear Diff is Full Floating with 11X2 inch Drum.

The Engine has been completely rebuilt; Balanced rotating assembly with new Balancer and Flex Plate. Pistons are 9.3:1 .030 over SpeedPro with Teflon coated skirts, Aluminum Heads have 200cc intake runner and 60cc chambers, (Valves are one piece forged PBM ERSON EV-8 stainless steel 2.02 / 1.600, Bronze valve guides, Chrome Moly PBM Retainers and Keepers, Erson Springs good for .550 LIFT, 7/16 ARP screw in studs and Guide plates, and ARP Head Bolds), Double Roller Timing Chain, 5/16 Hardened Push Rods, SpeedPro Camshaft 214/224 with .472/.496 lift, Erson Forged 1.6 Aluminum Roller Rockers with needle bearing fulcrum), Aluminum Intake, Holley Street Avenger 570 CFM Carburetor, GM HEI Distributor, GM Delco Remy Alternator and a new Starter.

All parts are new as you would expect from a resto-rebuild. . . i.e. water pump, thermostat, fuel pump, oil pump, oil pump drive, hoses, plugs, plug wires etc.

New Brakes, front Disk Brake Conversion, new calipers, rotors, pads, brakes lines master cylinder, power booster, rear shoes with reconditioned drums, dual exhaust, 2.25 inch through Magnaflow mufflers.

This truck is sitting on Rancho 2.5 in lift spring, the springs have been moved to on top of the axles, riding on 33X12.5 15s tires (with more than 90% life remaining).

The Jeep runs great, I use it as my daily driver, I want to start a new project. . . with a little larger profile. With Approximately $18,500 invested, my loss is YOUR GAIN!! Call Ed at Home @ 209-two nine five-four one nine three, or text me at 209-four one eight-nine one zero nine.”


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1951 M-38 Lancaster, PA $13,500

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This appears solid.

“1951 M-38 Willys Jeep Military new paint job, rebuilt engine only 8713 miles have top and set covers $13,500 please call 717-687-8101 it is land line so no text”


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1951 M-38 Albion, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

No windshield frame. Might be a good project.

“1951 or 1952 willys jeep m38 real army jeep. This jeep is all disassembled . The guy i bought it from sandblasted and painted the frame . The frame is very solid no rust or rot. The body is partially sandblasted and it needs some patch panels. I have the original motor (seized) and another that runs. This is a project but it is pretty much all there. It is missing the windshield frame. $1000.00 Delivery can be an option ”


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Year? M-38 Magalia, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

This looks solid and includes an overdrive.

“For Sale, Jeep M38 with snow plow. Healthy 327 engine with Holly fuel injection. SM420 transmission, Warn overdrive, two sets of tires w/wheels, one set chained up and one set for highway and off road use. Power steering and brakes.”


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1951 & 1952 CJ-3As/M-38s? Phoenix, AZ $2900


No pics provided.

“1951 and 1952 willys jeeps. These are both project jeeps that will make one awesome jeep. I am asking $2,900.00 OBO. I am also open to trades. Guns, Gold, Silver, Call Ned at 602 619 7749”


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1949? M-38 Three Forks, MT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

The seller wants local buyers, but you never know.  It sure looks like a good restoration project.

“This is a 1949 willys jeep aslaskan hardtop us marine 171269. This jeep runs great. It has 4 cylinder, flathead, four wheel drive , 24 volt system, heater and hydraulic brakes. We are looking for serious local buyers, and cash transactions only. More information and pictures upon request.”

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

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500

This comes with a strange speedometer.

“1951 m-38 Willy’s military Jeep. Jeep is rust free and runs good it has five new tires and are on correct rims.It has a 12 volt system but do have some parts to convert back to 24 volt. All lights are original.I have all the guages and panel”


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1951 M-38 Zabcikville, TX Make Offer


No title. PIcs aren’t very good.

“also have a 1951 m38willys military jeep.it runs and drives it has a newer overhead cam ford 4 cylinder engine the other drivetrain components are stock the 4wd works as it should.this is a very cool jeep i have all paperwork to abtain a title it has been inspected and verified to not have any stolen parts now just need to get surety bond and apply for title i will also provide a bill of sale.this jeep has new mudgrip tires.i am looking to trade both of these for a nice harley no sportsters please just let me know what you got and maybe we can make a trade call or text sam @two 54nine13seven9nine1”



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1952 M-38 Sacramento, CA $4000

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This looks good.

“1952 Willys M38 Jeep – complete for restoration. The Jeep runs strong needs carb rebuilt brake cylinders, No Rust in floors or body very solid. This has a Ramsey PTO winch on the front.
Changed to 12v.

Fairly firm on price may consider some trade for hunting stuff quality g’s or Quality Model Trains??

Call 925-525-4949 or 530-355-5013”


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Year? M-38 Twin Cities, MN $10?


Not sure if the seller means $10,000 or put $10 as a placeholder for bids.

“m38 low miles solid runs and drives 651 321 3278”



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1951 M-38 San Antonio, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

I think this might need new tires.

“1951 willys M38 needs total restoration, missing radiator, seats. Have title. Might trade for fc150 or fc 170”

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1952 M-38 Green Valley, AZ $9975

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Chris spotted this M-38, which looks more ready for arctic winters than desert summers. Looks in very good condition.

“1952 M 38 Military Jeep with hard top, gas fired personal heater, phones 24volt, all original used in parades only.”



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

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

This sure looks nice for the price. It’s got the wrong windshield at the very least.

“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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1952 M-38 Ennis, MT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1750

It’s stock, but has a cracked block.

“1952 jeep …have title in hand….engine does not run cracked block.any”


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1951 M-38 & Trailer Weatherford, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,000

Nice looking jeep.

“Restored 1951 M38 Willy’s Army Jeep – Ser. No. 24,675 MFG 9-51
The M38 only had a two year production run, during which time only 62,329 were built (compared with the nearly 650 thousand MB’s and GPW’s built during WWII). It has several unique characteristics with the WWII jeep. First with 24 volt electrical system,one piece windshield, tires sized 7×16 instead of the 6×16, and last and best of flat fender jeeps, last of the flat head 4 cylinder engines, and first jeep with true fording capabilities (sealed sparkplugs and distributer) when equipped with a snorkel and tail pipe extension and of course the removable tailgate.
Though restored, this has been changed to a 12 volt system and does not have the sealed(waterproof)plugs. So here is an M38 that no only looks good, but is road ready.
The trailer is restored and used in the Memorial Day Parade. SOLD AS A PAIR ONLY
Located in Weatherford, Texas”

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

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500

This looks good.

“i have owned this jeep for the past 16 yrs. but it’s time to let it go. jeep has 50 cal machine gun winter top windshield cover pioneer kit. also included is a 14′ trailer that i had made to transport the jeep.”


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Flatfender Goldendale, WA eBay


The engine was installed, but hasn’t been started.

” This is my pride and joy for the past couple of years and now am ready to let someone else finish and enjoy. Its a older replacement m38 md Juan tub on a 1962 jeep cj frame and springs. The tub is in good shape with absolutely no rust. It is bare metal throughout and needs paint and possibly some body work depending on what you want to end up. There is a large dent in the cowl but I have a tub with a good section for this repair. The windshield frame is rust free but the tube arms have been removed and flat steel welded in. Its functional but not stock. I have a new windshield gasket and locking strip but no glass. It has newer lift springs with new shackles and bushings. There are fabricated u bolt skid plates installed. The frame has been blasted and powder coated an orange color/light red. It has also been strapped top and bottom and on the sides. This is as bullet proof as a stock frame gets. I installed a rear tank with a new fill hose. It has a disc brake dana 30 front end out of an 1983 jeep cj5. The rear is a 19 spline dana 44 that has had all new bearings and seals. The tires are 33×12.50×15 that are roughly half and the wheels are brand new 15×8 black cragars. The transmission is a t90 and the transfer case is a dana 18 twin stick both of which I rebuilt myself. The seats are out of a newer honda and in decent shape with minor wear on the back. I installed hanging pedals and a tilt column as well. I had the column totally gone through so no slop and it operates like it should. The master cylinder, clutch master and the clutch slave are all brand new. The front calipers and pads are new. It has all new brake lines run and functioning. The engine is a 140 3.0 mercruiser that has been totally rebuilt and never fired. I added power steering and a hei distributor. The carburetor is brand new as well. I have a receipt from the shop that tore the engine down and inspected everything before I installed it.”

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


UPDATE **SOLD**  Was $500.

This jeep includes an overdrive.  It’s a great price if true.

“We have a 1952 M38 Jeep with a Warn Overdrive. My husband believes it can be restored to it’s original condition, but it is going to need a lot of time & patience.”

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1952 M-38 Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $18,000.

This includes the Fording system.

“Original condition, Fording system, Tow Bar, Military Radio, M-1 rifle rack, overdrive. 98% original. More pics.”


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1952 M-38 Conway, AR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

This looks in good shape.

“1952 M38. Runs good, lots of new parts. $7000 obo or trade for 69 or older car or motorcycle NO JAP BIKES!!! ”



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1951 M-38 Modesto, CA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Was on eBay. **Status Unknown**

It runs, but needs paint and brakes fixed.

“1951 Willys Jeep M38 Recently been used for hunting. 4 cylinder engine, 3 speed manual transmission. Tires are in good shape with full spare. New battery. Vehicle runs good. No rust, Body just needs paint. Vehicle has current registration and clean title. I do not have top or side doors for it. Brake system needs to be bleed, brake pedal goes down sometimes but comes right back after I pump the pedal ? Vehicle is complete and driveable. More pic’s available per request.”