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

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

This does not have a title.

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“This Jeep does not have a title. It will be sold with a bill of sale only. Don’t read any further if you can’t deal with buying it on a bill of sale only. Getting a title is possible through a title company or through the DMV in your state once you purchase it depending on the laws in your state. A title is not required to register this in GA.

This is a running and driving 1952 M38. It was pretty much unmolested when I rescued it from a farm in North Carolina. I replaced all the missing parts and corrected some of the civilianized stuff.
It has original body tub and all sheet metal and original drive train. Engine runs strong but smokes a little. New Solex carburetor, wiring, lights, brakes, battery, alternator, gauges (not all working) and electric wiring. Misc. body hardware new and new gas tank. Original seat frames sand blasted and painted with new canvas. Older original canvas top. New windshield. All fluids checked and replaced. New brakes all four wheels. Picture on trailer is when I got it a while back. . Other pictures are current.”

 
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1951 M-38 Orlando, FL $5000

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Runs and drives, but looks like the gauge panel is hanging loose.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/233705708444780

“1951 Jeep Willy’s CJ3a Flat Fender flat head /4cyl/manual 3shift/ Run and Drive clean title”

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1952 M-38 Parts Jeep Mesa, AZ $5000

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This is a running project. Contact Jerry Bubolz at 480 227 8876 if interested.

“M-38. April 1952. #62798. 12Volt. Solid floor pans, good seat frames. Starts,
runs, drives. Brakes not working, new brake lines which are included need installed. New bumperettes. Gas can and holder. Rear plug for trailer wiring. trailer hitch. Attached hardware for canvas top.

Engine and drive line working good. Much time and money spent on the running gear. New wiring started but needs to be completed. Attached hardware for canvas top.

Don’t let the rust on the hood, window frame or fenders deceive you. They are solid and in relatively good shape, just need to be sand blasted and painted.

Extra hood, window frame and fenders available for sale.”

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1951 M-38 Pocatello, ID $16,500

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This is powered by a Buick V-6.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6938764

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“This is a 1951 Willys M-38 Military Jeep that I’ve owned for 50 years. In 1984, I took the whole Jeep apart, painted it and put it back together with a 1981 231ci Buick V-6 certified to have come out of a Buick Regal, wrecked with just 5,000 miles. Engine probably has about 15,000 miles on it now. With a high-rise Edelbrock intake, Holley 390cfm quad and headers, this little buggy has buckets of torque and plenty of power. Brakes are all brand new top to bottom. Ten years ago I had a new top made, complete with canvas side curtains and doors. The seats were reupholstered with black naugahide at that time. The transmission is the stock original Spicer T-90 three speed plus a 25% Full Range overdrive. Transmission was rebuilt 10 years ago. With low range, regular range and overdrive, this Jeep has nine forward speeds and three in reverse. Locking hubs in front.. Always garaged, this Jeep has been my baby all these 50 years, but it’s time to let ‘er go . Feel free to call or e-mail with any questions.”

 
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1952 M-38 South Jordan, UT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

Seller is interested in trading this modified M-38.

“I am looking to trade my 1952 willys m38 It has a fuel injected 283 small block Chevy. T 18 granny low transmission. Dana 20 transfer case. Scout Dana 44 axles with lockers and 456 gears. Full roll cage. Runs great. Wheels great. And yes it is road worthy”

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1952 M-38 Barona Indian Reservation $3300

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Doesn’t run.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/d/el-cajon-willys-m38-jeep-military/7288305045.html

“Willys M38 Military Jeep Original
Condition: Right now its just sitting in my storage yard for many years and does not run & has not been started in a long time so she needs work to get running great project M38 24 Volt Equipment I have No title or registration I will give you a bill of sale Low ball offers will be ignored”

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1952 M-38 West Plains, MO $7500

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Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/537967717605350

“1952 Willys M38 army jeep in running and driving condition”

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1952 M-38 Cedar Pines Park, CA $6000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(02/25/2021) This runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1119998038425563

“Military m38a1 willys Jeep. Has Chevy 265 v8 with and top loader 4spd trans mated to original transfer case. Runs and drives, registered with clean title.”

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CJ-3B & M-38 Project Jeeps Rapid City, SD $4500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/29/2020) Both are projects.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/544824932791689/

“Two complete jeeps. The yellow is a 53’ and the green one is a M38. The yellow Jeep has a title but the green one does not. They both just need put together. Price includes 5 different engines, tons of parts, extra parts and a Willy’s generator as well! Generator has 535 total hours on it.”

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1951 M-38 Logan, UT **Sold**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

The rear of this jeep is unusual and interesting. The work seems pretty good, but the ‘why’ will likely remain a mystery.

“M38 Jeep Project. Engine is… in boxes, one cylinder needs sleeved (see pics). Family rumor is that this was purchased as military surplus from Fort Ord. Open to offers, located in northern Utah.”

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1951 M-38 Canon City, CO $15,000

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Looks solid. Has some updates.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/canon-city-vintage-jeep/7283328643.html

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“Price reduced from 20,000 because of some paint damage. Off road adventures caused the small paint damage.
See photos.

Once in a lifetime purchase. Has been in my family for 40+ years. Need to sell to purchase another vehicle for my children to drive. This Jeep is not like ANY you will ever see. EVERYONE loves it. Definite head turner. You could enter it in a show or drive it to impress the neighbors! Welcome to the awesome Jeep world!!!!!
Rebuilt motor and full off frame restoration. Rarely drive it except to play in the mountains.
Text me for more information.”

 
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1952 M-38CDN Ford Mesa, AZ $17,500

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UPDATE: This was last up for sale in 2017.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-1952-m38-cdn-jeep/7286219474.html

“Nice almost all org 1952 M38 CND for sale. The good – Almost all org. Seems to be mostly a survivor. CND M38s are very rare under 3000 made as compared to 60,000 US. Rebuilt carb and all brake components are new. Runs great no shake or shudder at any speed does not jump out of 2nd at any time. Very Rare and much cheaper than a new side by side and it is worth more money every year. The bad- 12 volt now with non waterproof system. Some rust repair not perfect but good. Old dent on right rear looks to be not repaired correctly. Non org is the 12 volt and the lock out hubs on the front axle. The tool box was repaired at some time and is about 2 inches deeper than stock. Jeep is in AZ with clean title and AZ registration as Historic Vehicle. I have the complete roof with a few spare pieces and the canvas is good but the windows are not due to age and yellowing.”

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1948 CJ-2A Rockport, WA $5750

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This has an M-38 body on it and also has a variety of modifications.

https://skagit.craigslist.org/cto/d/marblemount-willys-cj2a-jeep-m38-body/7286951571.html

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“- 231 V6 engine Edelbrock intake, Stan’s headers, duel exhaust
– manual Muncie M21 4 speed transmission.
– Tom Woods CV drive shafts.
– 1969 CJ5 Dana 44 and 30 427 axles with floating rear shafts.
– ATV Manufacturing modern steering conversion.
– Ramsey 6000 remote winch.
– Cobra CB radio.
– Full Bestop and bikini top.
– Stainless grill and fenders.
– Manual windshield whippers.
– Working heater, blinkers, horn, two locking glove boxes.
– Tow bar, 4 wheel hubs and tail lights wired to be towed easily.

This vehicle is mechanically sound and reliable however there is a lot of dents, rust, and Bondo.”

 
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1953? M-38 and Trailer Weiser, ID eBay

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UPDATE: bidding has reached 10,000, but the reserve has not been met yet as of (03/07).

View all the information on eBay

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“1953 Willys M-38 jeep plus a 1/4 ton Bantam trailer (civilian)!! The jeep is 100% original with a 24 volt system, frame off restoration. The color is 24087, Korean War time. The tires are new – 700×16. The transmission is 3 speed with a 2 speed transfer case. (Both have been reconditioned.) The motor has been overhauled; it has a waterproof ignition. The seats have new canvas upholstery. It has a new canvas top. (There are no side curtains or doors.) It includes a canvas winter front closure and M1 rifle rack. (i have an M1 dummy rifle for extra cost.) This vehicle is motor pool ready.
The trailer is marked US Army but is the civilian model. It has a tailgate, a new floor plate, and new tires.) For more information or with questions, call Jim at (208)549-3400 or (208)550-0928. Located in southwest Idaho, 80 miles from Boise.”

 
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1950 M-38 Riner, VA $1200

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This is an incomplete project. The frame has mods.

https://blacksburg.craigslist.org/pts/d/blacksburg-1950-m38-jeep-flatfender/7270416185.html

“Selling my m38 project. It wasn’t a great candidate for restoration so I started taking it in this direction. No engine, no transmission\x-case. Rough tub, cowl good tho, uncut dash. Grill, fenders, hood, windshield frame, seat frames in good condition. Frame is original but has been boxed. Set up with YJ rear leafs all around, new Shackles, hangers and bushings. Includes all small parts. I’m also including pair of scout II dana 44’s. Rather not seperate yet, axles maybe. Lmk if you have any questions and better pictures coming soon. Thanks for looking”

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1952 M-38 Weatherford, TX $8000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/03/2020) Runs and drives, but body sounds rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/179951393742292

“1952 Willys Jeep M38 Comes with Bill of sale Trail Engine Runs and Drives Trans goes thru all gears Electric fuel pump Not original seats New Brake Lines New Master Cylinder previous owner put thick rubber on the floor with stainless steel plate on top of floor pans for reinforcement, the original floor pans are very rusty The M38 is a 68 yr old it has rust, and is a project. Kinda Rare only 60k produced Also has an Ultra Rare Arctic Top with the doors. Rear hatch also opens up. Appears to be in good condition. I can send more pictures upon request.”

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1952 M-38CDN (Ford) Huntingdon, QC, Canada $1400 CDN

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UPDATE: Still Available.

This is a rare Ford-Canadian made M-38CDN. It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/421521195843161/

“Unique M38 CDN (Canadian) jeep made by Ford to Willys specs in Windsor, Ontario. Only 2135 ever assembled. Jeep contains CAR No. 52-30983 (this number was assigned to the jeep upon reception by the Canadian army base and was inscribed on the left front frame connecting to the bumper-please see photo). This particular one has been sitting in a barn for over 30 years. Unfortunately, missing windshield, hood, front right fender, registration plate, but vehicle still good for restoration or for parts. Asking USD $1,100 (CAD $1,400).”

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

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

(02/10/2021) Runs and drives.

“Good old military Jeep for sale these were only made from 49-52 very rare this jeep runs and drives great 4cyl go devil motor with 3sp manual high low t case radiator leaks and it leaks a little oil (rope seals weren’t the greatest) body is fairly straight has some rust it’s 70 years old
Bill of sale only these never had titles”

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1951 M-38? Idleyld Park, OR $2000

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Has some worn Desert Dogs. It could be an M-38 or might be a 2A or 3A with a replacement body.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/sutherlin-1951-willys-jeep/7274244998.html

“1951 Willys Jeep 283 motor,ran when parked,needs rear end work”

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1952 M-38 Findlay, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

No description provided.

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1952 M-38 Chassis Walden, NY $4500

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Does not include the tires and rims.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/265964411606366/

“Hello all here is a beautifully restored m38 chassis , everything was rebuilt front to back , save time and money with this build asking $4500 or best offer , located in Walden ny”

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1952 M-38 Heath, OH $7000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/01/2020) Appears to have an earlier head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/503999257250184

“Freshly rebuilt engine 4cyl 134L New tires and rims and carburetor, fuel Tank, fuel lines, radiator”

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1951 M-38 Hawarden, IA **SOLD**

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UPDATE II: Skip is looking for this M-38. It was restored by his father and sold before he passed away. If you know anything about it, feel free to email me at d@deilers.com and I will connect you with Skip.

Originally marked sold May 27, 2016 **SOLD** WAS $6200 and sold out of Hawarden, Iowa

This may be a good price.

“1951 Willys M38 Military (amphibious) Jeep. Very good shape, has all new top, windows and doors, very good tires, excellent body and paint. Runs good. Retired farmer owned. Please call only (leave message).”

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1950 MC-38? Charlotte, NC $6500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

The seller of this believes this to be one of the six M-38 pilot vehicles, also known as MC-38s: http://www.cj3a.info/sibling/m38/pilot.html …. However, after looking at the jeep, it has been modified to such an extent that even if it was one of the pilot models, there’s very little left of it. That said, I can see nothing that identifies it as an early model: 1) Serial number of MC 10149 is too late (serial number on data plates); 2) No full-floating axles (pilots had the WWII rear axles); 3) No battery box (battery box lid hinges were on the sides of the pilot vehicles); 4) wrong windshield setup  … the list goes on.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/181798629779233/

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1950 M-38 Sikeston, MO $7500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/18/2020) Mark posted this mostly original M-38 at warjeeps.com. It does have some floor patches.

https://semo.craigslist.org/cto/d/sikeston-1950-willys-m38-g740-army-jeep/7256366271.html
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“The jeep has some rust through in the floor and hat channel on the passenger side. It does have some floor repairs already done.

It Has the following:

24 volts electrical components. All three seats, Pintle, bumperettes, spare tire carrier, jerry can and holder, top bow brackets, first aide box, gas tank (needs cleaning) four m38 wheels, engine lifting bracket, Carter 637s carb, correct vacuum fuel pump, under hood battery box and other original parts.

The engine runs well without any smoke. Running it on a auxiliary fuel tank now.

Most of this work was done some time ago and has set. Due to it setting, some of the seals are starting to fail.

New or rebuilt parts:
Engine,
Fuel pump,
Carburetor
Front axle (needs the shims checked again)
Brakes (lines, wheel cylinder and master cylinder)
Transmission
Transfer case
Exhaust (short pipe, long pipe and muffler.
Has matching number title in my name.
Things it will need:
rewired and Tires”