Joe and his GPW attended the 24th Annual Military Vehicle Show held by the Arizona Military Vehicle Collectors Club this past weekend. It looks like he was having plenty of fun!
UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.
(01/16/2015) The engine compartment looks good.
“Rare 1953 M38A1. This is a military Willys. Hurricane with three speed. Runs well. has been garaged since I have owned it. I bought it in 2004 and have put less than 100 miles on it. I have replaced many parts. It’s been converted to 12 volts. Has the full top in good condition. Would benefit from another frame off. Parts are easy to find and easy to work on. If you are not familiar with this generation of “Jeep” this is a military vehicle from the Korean War Era. This is certainly a very clean and complete example. Clean title in hand. Won’t last. Please contact for more info.”
“Tub off restoration, engine and trans rebuilt. All new brakes including master cyl. and lines. New gas tank, rebuilt carb. New top and seats. Five new ND tires with new tubes installed. Original 24volt system,all lights work. I have many pictures of rebuild. NO trades wanted! Jeep runs and drives fine. Title in my name.”
Can’t tell a lot, but is sure looks promising.
“Mint condition, 1953 Willys Jeep with all of the Army decals. You do not find an army jeep in this condition often. This jeep looks like it just came off the show room floor prior to going to a Mash movie. All stock except for the front wheel hubs. I drove it in the Daffodil parade and taken it to car shows. It is a head turner.”
Has some floor rust.
“It is very good condition over-all..asking $5900-…call or text if interested..more pictures & information soon. ”
“This is a 1953 M38A1 military Jeep.
Condition: Stored indoors, Pristine, Immaculate
This Jeep is a turnkey, fully restored military classic. It is street legal, fun to drive, turns heads everywhere, and is a hit at parades, shows, rallies, etc!
I am selling this to make room for another project.
It has 48,800 miles on it. It has a full canvas, shovel, and much more.
This particular Willy’s has been restored to its former glory using only authentic parts.
Beautiful sounding engine! All seats and canvas in great condition.
Comes with original User’s Manual, Supply Manual, and Maintenance Manual.
I have receipts, work orders, and maintenance logs and have included several spare parts as well!
Please view my attached photos.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(12/28/2014) Looks like a good price.
“I’ve got a mostly original Willys M38a1. Very good condition and always kept in the garage. Great for cruising around town and I always get complimen’s when filling it up. Runs and drives great, but I don’t get the chance to drive it much anymore. It’s got the 4 cylinder engine with the 3 speed manual and twin stick 4×4 transfer case.
Backseat, and all buckles, and about 75% tread on the tires.
12 volt conversion.
It has the blackout light, but is not hooked up.
Missing the emergency brake cable.
Shifts smooth, but you have to double clutch from first to second. It’s done that since I got it, I’ve never fixed it because it doesn’t bother me. Does not grind. Might be a good winter project for somebody with more time, or just do what I did!
Engine rebuilt by a professional shop, I have the receipts. It does drip a little oil though, nothing major.
The odometer reads 1,876.
The pictures should give you a pretty good idea of the condition, if interested in taking a look, please give me a call or text or shoot me an email and I will get back to you ASAP!”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(12/22/2014) Not sure why the steering wheel is brown?
“It is a 1955 M38A1. Price is firm, no trades, cash only
If interested (CALLS ONLY)”
UPDATE: Still Available
(06/17/2014) “I have a 1954 M38A1 Military Jeep for sale. It has 20,000 original miles on it. I have gone through everything on the Jeep. I have owned it since 1986 but I don’t get to use it much anymore so I decided to sell it instead of letting it sit, when someone else could be driving it and having a good time. Hot August Nights is just around the corner.
No pics provided.
“Picked it up a few years ago, got it running, then tore into it to restore it… Now between school and work, I just don’t have time for such a big project.
It’s currently torn apart, but is on wheels/tires.
It will be available to look at this Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
I will post pictures tonight as well.”
Maybe there’s some value here??
“For sale by owner: 1954 Willys M38-A1 Jeep. All original. Does not run, but has all the original parts. It was running when it was parked in 2010 and was painted yellow over the Army green because the original owner who got it from the military sale used it while working on a road construction crew. I intended to restore it, but have never got to start because of health reasons. It is a military vehicle that has never been titled. ”
Needs work of some kind, but looks good on the outside.
“1955 jeep willes 4×4 1,200 dollars worth of tires and rims, built small block needs some tlc but runs and drives contact dave”
It’s a project, but might be pretty solid.
“1953 ex-military jeep 7700 miles no rust, stored indoors. It is an unfinished project. Extra parts, body is in very good shape.”
No pics provided.
“Good condition….has a little rust under the gas tank where all of them rust and a little in the tool box and floor but all can be fixed easily. Body is solid…..Engine turns over..new plug wires new plugs…rebuilt carburator……all original has blackout lights etc… I can send photos via text if you are interested but call me FIRST please. ”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(01/04/2015) Looks like it might be a good price.
“This is a 1962 Willys Jeep and trailer. The Jeep is in good condition and has a 4 cylinder engine. The Jeep has been mostly used in parades. The top and heater are included, but not installed. It runs well and the 4×4 works well. There are no side curtains. The Jeep was built for the USMC. I am asking $8000 or best offer. Please text or email with questions.”
UPDATE: Still available.
This may be a good price. Might not take much to make it look even better.
“1953 M38A1 Military Jeep in nice condition.
I have owned this Jeep for around 20 years. Around 4 years ago, I had the dents and dings taken out, primed and painted by a local auto-body shop. I did not have them fully disassemble the jeep as that would have been a little too pricey for me. As such, the more hidden areas (like under the fuel tank) are not painted in Army green, nor was the underside of the vehicle. The paint was researched by the Surplus outfit in Oroville and that is where I purchased it. I have a gallon of it left for touch-ups or doing what was not done before.
There are several military gizmos still on the Jeep: It has a pintle hitch, the small black-out lights below the headlights, the canvas-bow brackets mounted on the side, several placards (in brass) showing the serial number, etc, several tie downs for a top and the shovel bracket under the hood.
The floors are (amazingly) rust free and the tool chest beneath the passenger seat is intact with only a small bit of rust. There is a bullet hole in the floor of the tool chest (?) that was there when I purchased it, but not in the lid. It’s something you can ponder over with your friends.
The Jeep needs a thorough ‘going-through’ to check and replace seals where necessary.
The bottom canvas on both front seats need to be replaced but the remainder is quite serviceable.
There is a rear seat bench, painted-to-match of the correct type and the canvas is there.
All 4 tires are military-type and show very little (if any) wear. There is a spare wheel and military-type tire or serviceable but older vintage. There is a painted-to-match roll that just hasn’t been re-installed after the painting.
The jeep starts, idles, runs and drives. I believe the engine (a 4 cylinder) is original and has a new fuel pump and tune-up around 3 years ago. The battery is old, but it starts and the lights work. It has been converted to 12V. The battery well is funky and could use some protective coating.
The speedometer, water temp and oil pressure appear to work. The fuel gauge does not.
Price is for both. Neither run. I think only one is pictured.
“2 1940’s M38 jeeps. One is in good condition, the other is fair condition. Not running now. Engine turns over. Been sitting for a while. $4500 for both”
Looks like a nice M-38A1.
“1955 M38A1 Jeep.
Street Legal, Mirrors, Turn Signals, Horn
24 volt system.
Front Disc Brakes.
Street: 2245 West McNab Road
City: Pompano Beach
Country: United States
Zip/Postal Code: 33069
Contact Phone: 954-972-1697″
“1955 Korean War M38A1 Willy’s Jeep that is in excellent condition. I have receipts, work order, maintenance logs going back nearly 20 years. This jeep has had a lot of time, effort and money invested into it over the years including a full engine overhaul (at a cost of nearly 3.5K– nothing was skimped. Vehicle has approx 2700 miles since engine overhaul. I currently drive the jeep when weather permits in parades and military funerals. The paint is from Quantico U.S. Marine Base and is Marine Chemical Resistant paint approximately 8 years old. Every thing works on the jeep. Gages, horn, lights and has new spark plugs, wires, new radiator and has a very hard to find military antenna. This is a 24 volt system that has 2 new military batteries. This is not a frame off restoration but everything else is 100 percent. All new canvas on seats and top. There is an AM/FM/CD radio
with 9″ speakers mounted in two ammo cans in the rear of the jeep. Five new military tires and tubes”
Has a fiberglass tub.
FIBER GLASS TUB
Front fenders, hood and windshield original steel
3.8 chevy v6 dual exhaust with headers and Edelbrock 500 cfm 4 barrel, runs great can drive it home or to hunting camp.
T90 TRANS original recently rebuild
DANA 18 TRANFER CASE W/ Warn Overdrive
DANA 25 FRONT AXLE new bearing and seals with low miles
DANA 44 10 SPLINE new bearing and seals with low miles
Axles, tranny and transfer case all original (all have tags that say rebuilt Japanese ordinance command 1955)
Saginaw power steering
Painless wiring harness
Duel fuel tanks. Soft top
Needs plate made for floor to cover tranny. You can see in pictures
otherwise good to go. come give it a test drive!!!!!”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $4800. No longer has the top.
(08/21/2013) This early M-38A1 deserves more pictures. I wonder what that rear cargo looks like.
“1953 military jeep ,body of jeep in super nice condition ,runs great , still has original 24 volt system. have title,some extra parts.ideal resto project to bring back its real color. item sold as is ,if its posted its for sale . you know what to do if your serious.”
UPDATE: Price dropping to $1000.
Luis has these M-38A1s for sale.
“I have forsale a 1952 and a 1962 M38A1 jeeps. the 62s body is in excellent shape and i have a title for it. the 52 was for parts to finish the 62 and it does have its data plate.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $1300.
“1954 m38a1 military jeep
Runs good- but will need a starter
will need paint and some body work if you want it for show.
If you want it to just beat and knock around in- your good to go
WE WILL NOT SHIP OR HOLD!”
It looks like the rear lights have been painted. Runs and drives.
“1953 M38A1 MILITARY JEEP. FRAME ON RESTORATION. NEW PAINT, BRAKE LINES, WHEEL CYLINDERS, SHOES, GAS TANK, GLASS, CARB, FRONT AND REAR SEAT COVERS ECT. WAS CONVERTED FROM 24VOLT TO 12 VOLT TO INCLUDE GAUGES. HAVE ALL ORIGINAL 24 VOLT ITEMS GENERATOR ECT INCLUDED IN SALE. JEEP IS SOLID: FLOOR, RAILS, HAT CHANNELS, TOOLBOX ECT. INCLUDES FRAME TOP BOW KIT WITHOUT CANVAS RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT. TIRES ARE DRY ROTTED BUT FUNCTIONAL. INCLUDES ALL PAPERWORK FROM GOVERNMENT SALE. SOLD WITH BILL OF SALE AS IT WAS NEVER ON THE ROAD. LEAVE NUMBER FOR RESPONSE. ”
UPDATE: Still Available
(08/22/2014) Looks solid.
“This is a rare Willys M38A1 Marine Corp Radio Jeep. A limited quantity of these vehicles produced with this radio setup. The radio is still in the dash.
The body of the Jeep is in very good condition. There is some minor rust spots on the hat channels. The Jeep is in good running condition. It is still 24 volt and all original under the hood, has a new canvas top and canvas seats and is road worthy ready.
This vehicle did not receive a show restoration, but it is a great driver. This is a turn key and drive away Jeep. If you are looking for a get in and go Jeep then this is the one for you.
Please give us a call or drop us an email if you are interested.”