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1952 M-38A1 Phoenix, AZ Make Offer


Looks like there is some value. Seller would like to trade for a newer running jeep, which suggests an overestimation of the value. Obviously NOT a WWII jeep.

his Jeep has all original parts all except the seats, the engine is a F-Head 134 Cub. Inch. with a 3 – speed manual Transmission.
The WWII jeep is a restoration project it is in good condition considering the age of the Jeep very little rust.

The jeep has an extra engine head and it also has two extra tires (all the tires need to be replaced) 
I would like to sell it for cash although I would be interested in a newer running Jeep as a trade???
MAKE ME AN OFFER – $$ OR TRADE For an new running jeep??”


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1953 M-38A1 Wapakoneta, OH $19,900

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Mark just listed this nice looking M-38A1 at warjeeps.com

“Painstakingly correct, frame off restoration to return this Jeep back to the original delivered condition. Vehicle is 98% original with New Old Stock (NOS) parts used. Paint color was researched and original military spec color was applied. Canvas consists of a new winter soft top, side curtains, seats, and doors. Have good title with 14,500 mi. on odometer. Engine is a 134 CID “F” head Hurricane that runs great. Included is a RT 67 Radio set with ops manual, antenna, and storage pouch. New exhaust system, brake lines, hoses, rebuilt wheel cylinders, master cylinder, new Carter 4S carburetor, fuel lines, fuel tank. Correct batteries for the 24 volt system, hold downs, and cables. Correct shovel positioned under hood, new dash data plates, and correct gauges. This particular Willy’s has been restored to its former glory using authentic parts. This vehicle would be a real competitor in any military vehicle show.”



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1953 M-38A1 Santee, CA $1950


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1950.

(08/22/2014) Listed as a 1953 M-38A1, the body and grille are from a CJ-5.

This old military version of the CJ, an MB, has been an incredibly dependable off road warrior for the family for over 30 years. Our 24 yr old daughter learned to drive in it. As the photos show, it has seen better times cosmetically, but the ol’ girl is as capable and reliable as ever. Posi in the front with limited slip in the rear, dual lever transfer case, power saginaw steering, CB, Chey 327 engine, runs strong, always cool with huge old Cadillac radiator, Warn hubs, new brakes all the way around, lots of rubber. Solid Half doors, Heavy tow bar. An old style performer. Restore or drive as is.”



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1952 M-38A1 Fire Jeep Nashua, NH eBay

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Everything works.

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“1952 Willy’s Jeep Forest fire truck;
This is a unique fire truck in that it is a Willy’s Jeep AND easily fits in your garage! Former military unit (ex Marines, I believe). Runs and drives great- needs some TLC for the true Willy’s Jeep detail. It appears to be “shop built” either by military or a fire dept. as a fire pumper, but used a “Barton” front mount 500 gpm conversion kit of the day. The side compartments are ex-ammo boxes!

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1952 M-38A1 Henderson, NV $7500


It’s missing the data plates at the very least.

A Great Vehicle 1952 Jeep Willy $7,500.00

Has Been in Storage for 20 +Years Now Restored 1952 Jeep Willy Great Running order. For Sale my Loss your Gain. I’m Moving out of town.

Pictures documenting restoration along the way. CASH price is $7,500.00, LOCAL PICK UP ONLY!! 
This jeep has a clear title and is in running condition. For questions or to arrange an appointment to see please contact me via email and I will get back to you ASAP. 
Please keep in mind this jeep is sold in Las Vegas for locate pick up only.”


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1954 M-38A1 & Trailer Andrews, IN $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, trailer • TAGS: , .

This pair looks like a good price.

1954 Willy’s M38-A1 Military Jeep with a 1952 M102 Trailer. Jeep is titled and plated. Trailer has no title bill of sale only. Over $10,000 invested with most of the receipts. Has been in parades. Runs drives, stops and turns. Low, high, 2 wheel and 4 wheel are work as designed.”


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1952 M-38A1 Prescott, AZ $1500


Runs and drives.

You are looking at a 1952 M38A1 Willies Army Jeep. This jeep would be a great restoration project for some one looking to complete such a project. It is in actually really great condition, it starts and runs with no issues. The drive train is in fine shape and I have drove it many times on public roads. 4 wheel drive works perfectly and transmission has no issues with popping out of gear. The clutch has just been replaced so it is brand new. It is equipped with the original engine, it does probably need a rebuild as the jeep is a little smokey which tells me she is burning a little oil. However it does not seem to be leaking oil all over the ground. 

Rust is there, I wont lie she is rusty, but it all for the most part is surface rust that can be removed by a good bead blast. There is no heavy deep rot settling into the frame or the body. 

It has been converted to a 12 Volt system however there are still components of the 24 volt system still installed, like the head lights which I am pretty sure were the same ones that were on it the day it left the factory.

It has been repainted on multiple occasions however there are signs of the OD Military paint showing through in various parts under the hood in the engine compartment, body, and drive train. Although the unfortunate side is that all the original data plates have been lost or removed. 

It has a clean title and is registered in the State of AZ, I would not recommend driving it home as the tires are around 22 years old and the brakes need some work. 

Please email or text me and I can work out some times for people to come by and see it.”



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1953 M-38A1 Santa Rosa, CA $3500


It’s not running.

1953 Willys-Overland Model MD (M38A1) Army Jeep For Sale.

Jeep was purchased in 2000, engine rebuilt in 2003 and garage stored since 2006. Originally planned for a restoration, as jeep had been converted to 12-volt electrical prior to purchase. Military version of venerable F-Head engine was professionally rebuilt in 2003 with hardened valve seals for today’s unleaded gasoline and rebuilt military carburetor. The dual-pane windshield is intact without cracks and body is solid (though previous owner tack-welded a sheet of metal on the rear floor of body tub). Extra parts come with the jeep, including various 24-volt electrical system parts (generator, starter, voltage regulator), Top-bow for roof, various small parts including extra mechanical fuel/vacuum pump, jerry can and spare tire mounts.

*** This Jeep is currenly not running and sitting on wheel dollies (which come with the jeep). It will need to be moved by trailer or towed, and a floor jack will be required to move it off the wheel dollies.”




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1955 M-38A1 Cameron, TX $1000


This sounds worth a look.

55 m38a1 jeep. Runs but a wire is broken on the distributor. I do not have time to fix. But everything else works well. Furl pump was rebuilt last year. Was used at the coefield ranch. There is no title or vins on tub but has vin on engine. Has the original 24 volt system and two brand new battery’s. Speedo still works”


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1956 M-38A1 and M-38? Effort, PA $9500

• CATEGORIES: M-38, M-38A1

No pics provided. Seller notes the M-38A1 was used by NATO.

Running condition in great shape with brand new canvas and tires. Has original data plate. Also selling with it ’53 Korean War Jeep needs TLC. Also, all parts interchangeable between the two. Many extra parts come with them both like generators, starters, break parts, fuel lines and much more. “


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1957 M-38A1 Central Point, OR $9,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9500

“Clean military Willys M38a1 G758. Clean title in hand

PTO winch, 4 wheel drive, hi range, low range, 3 speed T90 transmission, NDCC Military tires, and full winter canvas enclosure.

Some civi mods, military lights removed, military trailer plug removed, lock out hubs on the front, key start.

Runs and drives strong, super nice jeep, need a little TLC from sitting for 4 years, i.e. carby overhaul, and fuel tank leak
no tire kickers”



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1954 M-38A1 Lovelock, NV $11,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,000

(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.

I painted it with the Military OD Green and stenciled it with Military markings (NOT DECALS) a few years ago. It has a Hurricane 4 cyl engine, standard 3 speed with high/low range with a 24 volt system. I had put a brand new 20,000 btu military heater (NOS), tires like new but not military. New upholstery, new brakes & master cylinders, wheel cylinders, U joints and seals all around and new windshield wiper motors. Transmission as good as new, does not slip out of gear. Transfer case works great in all gears. Great gas mileage and does not chimmy at any speed. Oil sender not working but is an easy fix. Military shovel under the hood, axe on the rear fender well. Just too much to list. If any parts are needed, they’re usually found on Ebay.

2 gun racks between the seats, double roll bar, but great to have. Tires are not military but at the time of my restoring this Jeep, I did not know where to find them. It has locking hubs so you don’t have to run the front differential all the time. Canvas top is not military issue. 

If interested and have any questions please call or email me. Serious buyers only please. Listed for $12,000 OBO. Will take a partial trade, looking for a 1997 or newer gas engine with automatic transmission, Dodge 2500 or 3500 or a Ford F250 or F350 4×4, crew cab or possibly extended cab, short bed pickup. No junk please.”


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