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1952 M-38 Colorado Springs, Co $7000

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UPDATE:  Price dropped to $7000

(04/11/2009) I think I’ve seen this before, but I couldn’t locate it among my older posts.

“Fully restored 1952 Jeep Willys with rebuilt 1968 V6 (225) General Motors engine, new 12-volt electrical system, new paint, new soft top, new seats and seat belts, and new heavy-duty rollbar. Excellent condition for hunting, running around town and off-road adventures. E-mail Rick or contact at 719-499-5541 for showings.”

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ctd/2789650157.html

 
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1949? M-38 Morgan Hill, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3950

(07/09/2010) “Willys with a 283 Chevy V8 coupled to the original 3 speed transmission and transfer case. The vehicle also has the locking/unlocking hubs. It comes with power steering and dual exhaust. The electrical system is a 12-volt system. New brakes, cylinders, new brake pads, new master cylinder, new battery, new gas tank, new tie rods, new suspension kit (leaf springs, shocks, U-blots & shackle kit), new rims, new water pump and hoses and just put on a bikini top. There is also a new 8,000Lbs winch. The interior seats are black vinyl with no cuts, rips or tears. It has a roll bar with and a rack on the back. It comes with a tow bar. The body is in good shape and the paint is hunter green. It has a clean title in my name.”

 

 
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Maggie Mae’s eBay Items

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Maggie Mae is selling a few items on ebay, including “a fording-type M-38 air cleaner, a webber progressive carb, a set of Warn lockout hubs and emblems for a J-3000 pickup.”   Check out her eBay ads at the link below.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/nobodysangel_nobodysfool/m.html?hash=item19cc2130e1&item=110798909665&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&_trksid=p4340.l2562

 
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MB, M-38, CJ-5 Parts Cle Elum, Wa

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MB Seats among other items.

“Parting jeep CJ5. Nice straight tub and sheetmetal, T14 transmission w/ super T18 transfer case and V6 bellhousing. Disassembled engine, Power take off units and PTO winches. Lots of misc small parts. Some Fhead engine parts and early CJ stuff. Nice CJ3A – M38 windshield frame with good glass. WWII MB seats. call with needs. 509-674-6054 Can deliver to Seattle area.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/pts/2773041863.html

 
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1951 M-38 Topeka, KS **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

This appears solid.

“This is a good running Jeep ( mostly original ) with many extra parts , willing to sale or trade for a tractor the size of a 8n ford. Please email me”

 
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1951 M-38 Gilroy, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,900

(12/16/2011) It looks nice enough, but whenever someone claims a jeep is restored to “exact specifications”, yet I see right away non stock hubs, I become a little leery.  However, generally is looks pretty good.

“1951 Willys CJ-3, M38 (MC) 1/4 ton Military, 4X4, original 2199 cc 4 cyl motor and 3-speed manual transmission. Total product 61,423 how many are left? This is a restored example and is equipped with all ORIGINAL extras: military riffle-bayonet with dash mount, extra gas tank, 2 shovels, axe, field phone with extra battery, rear seat, spare tire, owners repair bible and extra parts. Only 73,050 original miles, carefully restored to exact specifications. Finished in Olive Drab with correct White stars and numbers. Runs and drives great, parade ready. Own a piece of military history. Now on display at the home of “over the top cars””

 
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Year? M-38 HIlton Head, SC $13,000

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The seller lists this as a “Willys MB”, but I’m pretty sure this is a M-38.  I wouldn’t bring it up, except that the seller is the one that wants someone to “respect the history of this fine automobile.”

“This jeep is awesome. It speaks for itself, runs like a dream, and puts a huge smile on your face while driving around. Does get tons of attention, so be prepared to talk a lot about it. I am more interested in a trade rather than selling.

Rides I’ll consider: Classic American Muscle 60’s to late 70’s, 1980 Corvette, classic trucks.

Please no spam, and don’t need to sell so no idiotic offers. Must also love jeeps and respect the history of this fine automobile.

I am bringing it to my mechanic to have him put new brakes on this week. Better to be safe in this mini-tank.”

http://hiltonhead.craigslist.org/cto/2759575140.html

 
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1950s M-38 Willington, CT **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $450.

(11/28/2011) There might be some value here.

“1950’s Willys M38 jeep for sale. Body tub is straight and rebuildable, The front floor pans are rotted out. the engine was taken apart and engine parts are long gone. Running gear is in great condition. Frame is like new, Jeep has been sandblasted and primered. Most of the 24 volt parts are there, just the light switch and voltage reguators is missing. ”

 
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Fiberglass Flattie (M-38) McDonough, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $700

(12/10/2011) There appears to be some value here.  No motor.

“m38 willys jeep body frame only and top no motor body is fiberglass frame has been restored and painted full roll cage”

 
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1951 M-38 Tacoma, Wa **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD**

“this is a 51 m38 willys was an old navy jeep has been in storage since the 70’s has a ford 289 hasnt been fired since built has new dual exaust has a new tow bar on it 2 33’s on the front the body is straight except for 1 rear corner where the spare tire caught a tree in the 70’s. there is NO rust in this jeep has an extra front fenders and hood. the old bumpsteer was removed and a regular steeringbox installed this is 90% there. this engine hasnt been started since installed there is no wireing so please dont ask if it runs!!!! has original running gear except engine. dana 25 front dana 44 rear and the t 90 tranny seats have been recovered

the bad
needs wireing harness
needs new mastercylinder and brake lines hooked up
clutch adjusted”

 
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1951 M-38 Ute, Ia **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was available for $3000.  **SOLD**

This looks pretty stock. It looks like it would restore pretty well.

“I have for sale a 1951 willys M38 Flatfender jeep. For sale is one of the most rare flatfender jeeps made, it is a true M38 military version, not a CJ title says M38. I believe they only made these for 2 years and it was the last of the flatfendered body style. This one has a very solid body with very minor and easy to fix rust, runs great, has a 4 cyl and 4 speed trans out of a later military jeep. has the original military axles with 5.38 gears. new guages (tach, volts, fuel, engine temp, oil pressure) mounted in the factory location. Has a rattle can OD green paint job, mile marker front lockout hubs, 235/85/16 tires but have a set of original military tires that go with it. Also have a metal top/cab that is available seperately. motor starts on the first crank but air/fuel ratio needs adjusted but runs good overall, needs a rear wheel cylinder but before that blew the brakes were strong. really a nice rare jeep for the money, would make a good restorer. please txt 712-263-zero-three-five-seven or reply to the ad with any questions. Thanks for looking. price is firm I dont need to sell it just want more room ”

http://omaha.craigslist.org/cto/2741941030.html

 
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‘1978’ M-38 Everett, Wa $3000

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UPDATE:  Price dropped to $3000

(11/28/2011) This appears to be a custom M-38 with a Bobcat fiberglass hood.

“I bought this off of a car lot a year ago, but, haven’t really done anything with it. My wife won’t ride in it nor let my daughter, so, looking for something else more “Family Friendly”. Guess we just aren’t an old jeep family. I’m not sure the exact year because it was green tagged by the state patrol and assigned a new vin/title. It is titled as a 1978 homemade jeep. This is the way I bought it from Biddle Chevrolet’s used car lot.

It is a 1950-52 M38 Willys military jeep that has been rebuilt/modified over the years. The body is fairly solid with some rust bubbles. It was painted in Imron 15+ years ago. I have a box of receipts dating back to the ’70s. It has an F head 4cylinder with the stock 3 speed and transfer case as well as a Warn overdrive. Everything seems to work. Front seats, steering wheel, tires/wheels look to be new. Not hacked too badly like many jeeps I looked at before buying this one. Top in good shape, jeep just needs a good home and someone who likes to tinker, starter is temperamental (you will be too at 60 years old).

I’d like a quad, should be close to equivalent value (or cash with it) with a title.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/2738661782.html

 

 

 
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Year? M-38? Union City, IN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000. Has a replacement body.

(11/12/2011) I think this is a M-38 with ‘Willys’ painted onto the hood.

“Willys Jeep needing to sell it has a warn overdrive new body new short block no bondo or rust at all Has no top needs rebuilt carb and brake master cylinder road worthy lights all new and working turn signals good seats redone”

 
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1951 M-38 Puryear, TN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

(10/23/2011) Apparently comes with lots of parts.

“Genuine 1951 Military Issue Willys Jeep. Runs. In good shape. New carburator and distributor. Comes with lots of authentic replacement components (tires, hubs, rims, doors, transfer case, and differential among other stuff).”

 
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Year? M-38 Alamo Heights, Tx $5500

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This could use a tailgate.

“Early 1950’s M38 Jeep (originally thought to be 1953 CJ3A)

Asking Price:
$5,500 – will consider reasonable offers
USED as is

More Pictures at : https://picasaweb.google.com/116061952403872734490

It starts and runs fine, it does leak oil, brakes are fine (took forever to get those right) tires are good, etc. The oil leakage is somewhat minor, just needs some TLC and maybe a gasket kit. The windshield has cracks from being dropped when lowered.

These jeeps are quickly becoming unavailable due to rust, and people just scrapping them or not letting them go. This one is still in decent shape and mostly original.

The jeep is in the Alamo Heights area and I would be glad to show it, just let me know when you want to see it. Please reply to the link in the advertisement.”

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/2718242170.html

 
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Year? M-38 Conesville, Oh eBay

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The seller notes a serial number of 122349 and a year of 1946.  However, Neither the VIN nor the year corresponds to a M-38.

“This is a M38 Willys Jeep that has been TOTALLY restored from the ground up. Just about everything on this Jeep is brand new. New tires, body, seals, canvas, shackles, seats, rubber seals, hoses, brake lines, brakes, wheel cylinders, exhaust, bumpers, etc. The Jeep is practicaly brand new as if it just came off the assembly line in Toledo. Original parts were sandblasted to insure it would look like brand new. The Jeep as you can see has been used in many parades and has been on display in Jeep dealerships in OH, WV, PA, KY, IN, MI and more. The Jeep comes with the M100 trailer that has also been fully restored. Reason I am selling it is we have three more of these in our yard to restore plus we haven’t had much of a demand for the Jeep for parades and such this past year and instead of putting it in storage for the winter I decided to sell it. You can see the complete restore process by going to www.DisplayJeeps.com/M38 The title we have says 1946 but the Jeep is an M38 other than it has been converted to 12 volts. Starts everytime and runs like a champ.”

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120817512127+&viewitem=

 
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1951 M-38 Catonsville, Md $1995

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UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1995

(10/27/2010) “Up for sale is my ’51 Willys M38. Think of it as a beefed up CJ3.

NADA Classic Car Price Guide (for the civilian version- the CJ3) lists low retail @ $4,489.

This vehicle runs and drives and I have a clear title.

Has a Ford “Pinto” 4 cylinder with good power but it needs a tuneup. Original transmission and 4X4components are in place and working and there are working manual front hubs.

THE GOOD:
– body (tub and fenders) and hat channels are very solid.
– frame is solid.
– windshield frame is original and solid but the glass is cracked.
– 4 new off road tires mounted on new wagon wheels.
– newish gas tank.
– newish muffler/tailpipe.
– brand new battery.

THE BAD:
– has a civilian CJ hood but it’s in good shape.
– hand painted
– brakes are very weak- probably needs cylinders and perhaps master cylinder rebuilt

I’ve decided to use my spare time for my boys not my toys. I don’t need to sell so PLEASE NO LOW BALL OFFERS. My price if fair.

This Jeep obviously came originally from somewhere that they don’t rust much.

Please no calls after 8PM. I will consider delivering within 50 miles of Baltimore.

James; 240- five two oh- 4632.”

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/2713061619.html

 
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2 1952 M-38s New Haven, Ct $2200

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This looks like a good deal.

“Two flat-fender 1952 Willys M38 Jeeps. One is an original (except for tires/wheels) olive-drab military jeep with a 24-volt system (see the four pictures below). The other is an M38 that was used as a fire department. brush truck and converted to a 6-volt system and has an old L-head civilian engine (sorry, no pictures available). I am selling these jeeps as “parts vehicles” only and are sold “as is” and “where is.” Call (203) 605-4857.”

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/2708507709.html

 
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1952 M-38 San Antonio, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900.

This looks good.

“1952 Willys Jeep, great condition, runs good, great for hunting lease.”

 
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Year? M-38 Helena, Al eBay

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This is advertised as a 1942, but clearly isn’t.  The irony is that the seller is asking buyers to do their research and see how rare this is.  I suppose a 1942 M-38 really is rare.

“This is your chance to own a true piece of history. This Jeep is rare for a few reasons,its a Marine jeep, it’s a 1942 but its also a factory PROTOTYPE GENERATOR jeep, meaning that it was designed to power a MASH unit emergency electricity. Although its not currently installed in the Jeep, WE DO HAVE IT. As far as we know it still works, and it comes with jeep. This jeep runs of multi fuels. The tires are brand new, the Jeep runs and drives like new.  Clean under this on, it has been in the family since the early 60’s and has been garaged and rarely driven, it has been restored here and there but mostly just a super fine example of a rare jeep, WITHOUT the body filler that most of them have. You will be pleased to own this Jeep. We believe this one belongs in a museum , but due to family needing the money we must sell it. This jeep is so nice, and runs great. It is perfect for shows or parades. It is always started once or twice a week and backed out of the garage and moved back in again. It has the PTO system with whinch on front and rear.  Also included in this auction is a large MASH unit tent heater that is also multi fuel, it looks to have never been used and is VERY rare.  Please feel free to have a appraiser come out and look at this beauty before you bid. This Jeep is NOT for-sale locally so it shouldn’t get gone before the auction ends. However if it meets the reserve I will end the auction early and sell to the highest bidder, But the transaction will still be made through ebay only. Please do not bid if you don’t have the money, this is a family owned jeep that means a lot to us, so please don’t play games with us, either buy it or don’t. No hard feelings. The SN/VIN#IS MC34211 and its a TP25 Generator Prototype Jeep.  Please do your research and discover just how rare it really is. This Jeep still has its minor war pings in the body hear and there (we did not want to get rid of those)  why use body filler if you dont need it? This jeep is a blast to own and drive. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask me, I can be reached by text at 205-520-4782  or via email.  I have included pictures of the generator powering unit and the multi fuel tent heater, also include is a Marine tool box.  Buyer is Responsible for any shipping/ transporting cost”

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220890197414+&viewitem=

 
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1951 M-38 Tahoe, Ca $8500

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UPDATE:  Still Available

(08/24/2011) This looks good. I wonder if there are any docs to back up the ‘four star general’ claim.

“1951 WILLYS ALL ORGINAL MILITARY JEEP….
US ARMY FOUR STAR GENERALS PERSONAL JEEP. 3 SPEED, 4 WHEEL DRIVE, 4 CYLINDER FLATHEAD MOTOR. THIS JEEP HAS BEEN MADE TO RUN GREAT AND LOOKS SHARP USING ONLY ORGINAL ITEMS.
E-MAIL FOR MORE PICTURES AND MORE INFORMATION.”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/2670939660.html

 
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4 Flatfenders Emmetsburg, Ia $7000

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All four are projects.

“Four jeep rojects: 1944 Willys MB current tags, torn down/ wrong frame & grill, engine runs, new wiring harness. 1946 CJ2A Titled, frame restored, all new brakes, original top with bows. 1951 M-38 excellent body #10266 and chassis, engine generator, starter. CJ3-A parts, full running gear with rear pto. $7000 for all. Will separate projects.”

http://siouxfalls.craigslist.org/cto/2687664016.html

 
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1952 M-38 Maricopa, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $800. **SOLD**

(08/24/2011) It is a project.

“Selling a project of mine that I never got started on:
Complete body, Great Glass Great aftermarket roll bar.
Both axles, Wheels, And Tires. leaf springs shackles…
Frame / Grill / lights / tank…
Tilt steering column
miscellaneous Parts…
No eng/Trans.
Jeep hasnt been registered for 10 years so no dmv penalties.
Call or text 661343 sixsixthreeeight …OBO…”

 
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1951 M-38 Middlesex County, Ct $15,000

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This looks nice.

“Found in a barn 20 years ago, have been slowly restoring it over that long time. Runs and drives fine. This one originally came with an aluminum officers insulated cab. It was built in the middle of the only 60k that were produced. All Beechwood canvas original interior and top. Used only in parades and shows, have trophies.”

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/2665272943.html

 
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A Unique Hunting Jeep

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Paul forwarded me some images from a friend of his who built this hunting jeep for a client.  I think there is some nice work here.  Thanks Paul! My weapons specialist gf thought it was very cool!

Paul wrote, “this M-38 was built by a friend of mine (Rob Fife), who is a master at fabrication. He restored the M-38 for a customer, who then decided he wanted a hunting rack on it. He built the frt/rear racks to be quick attach, with quick pins,  and the rear seat mounts on pedestals so it can be used front or rear. Then the customer decided he wanted to use in parades so gun mounts were added for (3) airsoft m60’s for crowd control. It handles good and isn’t too top heavy.”