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


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


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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


Not sure how much value is here.


“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**

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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


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


“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


UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,500.

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


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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**

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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


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

(01/04/2016) Looks solid.

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


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


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/19/2020) Lots of updates.


“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


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/02/2020) Runs.


“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


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(02/29/2020) Runs and drives.


“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**


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


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


“1947 WW2 replica , good condition rare PTO winch”

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3 M-38s

  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


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


“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**

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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**


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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,800.

Looks solid.

“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**


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


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.


“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


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


“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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1950 M-38 Edgerton, WI $2900


This has some mods for hunting.


“Willy’s M38 never been titled runs and drives good was used as a hunting rig out west minimal rust on the outside of the tub frame and mounts are very solid newer hurricane overhead valve engine new carb if the ad is up it’s available and will not respond to it is available just send me your questions and set up a time to look at it. I will try to do my best to get back to everyone but I have had so many questions and people that just want to talk about old willys with no intent on buying”

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1951 M-38? Sloansville, NY $1800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/26/2020) I wish the pics were clearer. I doubt this is an M-38. This lacks a fuel inlet on the side. The hardtop looks to be a modified Porter & Reed hardtop, but I can’t tell for sure.


“51 military Jeep four wheel drive works runs and drives has a plow that works needs a battery”

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1952 M-38 Centralia, WA No Price


No pics provided. It’s part of a moving sale that is happening Friday and Saturday.


“1952 M38 Army jeep”


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1952 M-38 w/Trailer Colville, WA $18,500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $17,500.

(05/27/2020) Looks like a nice combo.


“1952 Korean War Jeep with trailer and second set of tires in beautiful condition. Serious inquiries only.”

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1952 M-38 Alexandria, LA No Price


Seller bought this to fix and resale, but doesn’t know what model it is.


“Recently purchased/fixing problems to resale Motor.. turns over ! Transmission. Exterior.  Interior.  Vehical overall seems to be in good condition at this time”

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