M-38A1 Research Archives


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2 M-38A1s Westfield, MA $3000


There may be value here.

“I have 2 M38A1 jeeps that have spent the last 20 years in a barn… These are being sold for parts as there isn’t any current paperwork available on them …Between the two of them there are enough good original parts to complete one jeep …The engines were good when put away, but appear to be stuck now…Both engine compartments are complete with the proper military carburetors, fuel pumps, air cleaners, fording valves / vent lines, and 24 volt waterproof electrical / ignition systems …The green jeep’s body is shot, but it has nice original military accesories… windshield, gas tank, spare tire carrier, front seat frames, etc… The yellow jeeps body is fair and will need a new front floor and other minor repairs. .I’m asking $3000 for the pair or may consider a really good offer… I also have other used M38A1 parts available, and may consider swapping for other military jeep parts MB GPW , M38, M38A1, MBT ,M100, M416, M151 .. The tires are old so the jeeps will need to be trailered to their new home … I can deliver locally ( 30 miles ) at no charge, and will consider delivering regionally for a reasonable cost…. Please contact me through Craigslist email first …”



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1955 M-38A1 Tustin, CA $3500


Could make a good resto project.

“1955 m38a1 Willis Jeep. Complete origional and correct. Not running, needs engine rebuilt.. selling as project, or parts.. no rust.. is plates and numbers match.. bill of sale. Serious knowledgeable buyers call contact ”


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1954 M-38A1 Scotland, SD $3500

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

Blaine spotted this ex-fire jeep. Engine is stuck at this time.

“Clear SD title. Tires are 90% and jeep is pretty complete. Front bumper and some other odds and ends missing. The engine was stuck when I bought it so I pulled the spark plugs and put some PB blaster in the cylinders to work on freeing them up. Jeep has matching body number to vehicle data plate. Has correct military motor. Some rust in the usual places and a few small spots were cut out in the bed where a fire dept had a water tank mounted. Also have roll cage included, but not pictured. I was going to restore this back to military appearance, but honestly have too many projects so I’m selling it for what I have into it. Here is your chance to own a genuine military army jeep!”


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1953 M-38A1 Bullhead City, AZ $4500


And I thought WWII ended in 1945!

“1953 World War II jeep, runs great 4 cylinder,dual 24 volt new batteries,new gauges,new tires, comes with tow bar and 4 spare tires,”


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1953 M-38A1 Hamilton, MT $5500


UPDATE: Relisted. Last listed in 2014. There’s another example of the extended rear. See this post from 2014.

(04/06/2012) “1953 extended bed Willys. 4×4, original engine, new tires, added: removable rear seat, roll bar, attached front tow-bar. Asking price: $5,500.00”

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1953 M-38A1 Springfield, IL $900


Maybe some value here? Has original stenciling under the hood.

“1953 Army Jeep Willy
Needs Restoration
Have original most everything
Need to come by to appreciate this.
I bought it to restore it but just do not have the time.
4 cylinder engine
Original army stencil on inside of hood”


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1955 M-38A1 Las Cruces, NM $3500


Could be a good price.

“I have a 1955 jeep willys it’s a m38a1 and it runs great I just put a new carb kit in it and a set of plugs”



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2 1955 M-38A1s Morehead, KY $13,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,000.

(02/03/2017) A couple barn jeeps. It doesn’t say when they were parked in the barn.

2 Willys jeeps both are 1955
No rust Easy restore on either jeep all parts including doors & back window included with hardware as well as 1extra motor Both jeeps were driven into barn & parked
One has damaged left front fender’


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1954 M-38A1? Mendocino County, CA $4000 (OBO)


Could be a good price. Nice winch on the front. Looks like it has the same fiberglass seats I have. I like them, but they are narrow.

“1954 Jeep Willys very cool collectors Jeep. Was running when we inherited it but has been sitting since. Needs TLC. Would like gone asap. $4k OBO”




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1953 M-38A1 Jackson, CA $5000


Doesn’t run and the key is lost, but could still be worth a look. Might have been ex fire jeep given all the red paint.

“I have a 1953 willy’s m38. It has 40,000 original miles. I’ve owned it for about 6 month. Absolutely no rust. The gentleman I bought it from had it since 1963. It does run but I lost the key and battery is dead. It has a brand new warn m8000 winch on the front. Seats are in great shape and tires hold air. Bill of sale only as the man I bought it from lost the title.”


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1955 M-38A1D Powder Springs, GA Make Offer


It’s rough, but does have the data plate to prove it was a “D” model. This may have some Allstate hubs.

“I have a 1955 military Jeep missing engine. It has minimal rust , mainly in the lip of tool box under passenger seat, solid floors and frame, only 50 of this model was produced. It’s rare and in surprisingly good condition, make me a good offer. Bill of Sale”


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1953 M-38A1 Portland, ME $3950


Craig shared this one.

“1952 Willys m38-a1. This is the military version of the cj5. It runs well, drives, steers and stops as it should. I was planning on driving it this summer, but I’m a bigger guy, and it is pretty tight fit for me.

This is an older restoration that is showing its age. The paint is starting to chip away, there are oil leaks, some of the patches are starting to show, but overall it appears mechanically sound and driveable.

The parking brake works, as do the vacuum operated wipers. It has been converted to 12 volt and the second battery compartment was removed to fit in a heater. The top is in good shape. 4wd works great. It has a rear seat. Asking $3950.00. I would consider trading for another antique vehicle.”



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Commando, CJ-3B, M-38A1 Burlington, NC $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Jeepster, M-38A1

Craig spotted this one. Three jeeps, one price.

“67 Jeepster commando 4×4 not running
53 Jeep not running no title pretty much complete vehicle
55 Jeep ” ” ” ” ” ” ” “”


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Auto Week article on the Davy Crockett and M-38A1

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38A1

Craig shared this article about the M-38A1D.



Photo Credit: Auto Week Via the US Army

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1953 M-38A1 Lancaster, NY $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

It could be a good price.

“Runs good new tires new batteries, new seats ,nice paint, 24 volt system, just about rust free.”


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1955 M-38A1 Fort Pierce, FL $12,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,500.

Nice looking M-38A1.

“1955 Military Jeep. This is a communications model jeep, which has an overdrive transmission. The jeep was restored a few years ago, and the only part of the jeep that is not correct is the rims and tires. They were changed out for a more comfortable ride on the pavement. I do not have the original rims and tires anymore. The jeep runs and looks great. $15,000 OBO. Serious inquires only, and no brokers please. Clean Title and ready to go.”


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1951 M-38A1 Grabill, IN $1800


Seems there is some parts’ value on this at the very least.

“80% original, turns over, new starter and batteries. needs gas tank. no title, price firm, text preferred. can be seen in mornings or weekend.”


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1955 M-38A1 Hendersonville, NC $2500(?)

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Craig spotted this interesting find. It seems the seller wants to sell either the M-38A1 or a 1967 London Taxi. I’m thinking the London Taxi is a cooler choice!

“Your choice jeep almost done the other needs work.1- 1955 willys M38A1 jeep just about parade ready 100%complete only missing b.o. light on fender correct only engine and 12v system changed. 6cyl. ford. 2 REAL DEAL 1967 London black cab 100% complete with history down to meter and jump seats .2.2 diesel smokes so I am pulling for rebuild or swap serious calls only”


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1953 M-38A1 Apple Valley, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

I like this for the price.

“Jeep is complete and running with rebuilt engine and spare engines. Has new side doors with canvas sides. Asking $7500 OBO.”


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Year? CJ-5 Christmas Valley, OR $750


UPDATE: Listed as an M-38, photos have been added to indicate it is a CJ-5.

(10/18/2016) “I have for sale a Jeep. It is missing the motor and transmission. It’s good and solid. It does have the serial plate on it as well.
I’m asking $750 for it. For more information please contact me at the number listed.”




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1970 M-38A1CDN Colchester, VT $2000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/082017) A pretty rare late model Canadian M-38A1. Engine looks good, but needs body work at the ver least.

“Selling a 1970 m38a1 CDN 3 military Jeep. I bought it last year to fix up but I have too many projects. It runs good. It will need batteries, fuel tank repaired, body work all the way around. It needs the front passenger side axle shaft replaced as well. The frame is good, needs the rear cross member. Includes the soft top hard ware and metal pieces for doors and side curtains. Comes with a set of nice fenders from a DJ. I have the front seats also. Sold with a bill of sale only as VT does not title vehicles over 15 years old. Located in Colchester, VT. I can get it loaded on your trailer. Cash only, no trades.”


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1954 M-38A1 Amelia, VA $6999


No pics provided.

“This jeep is in good original condition. Just hit 40,000 miles. Jeep is close to being 100% original. Replaced batteries and motor was rebuilt less than 300 miles ago. Runs and drives great. Would make the perfect candidate if you wanted to do a frame off restoration there is no rust in the vehicle or frame. You could keep the vehicle just like it is and enjoy its originality. ”



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M-38A1 Parts Fruitland, ID $200

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Parts

Looks like there some value here. Seller has “$200” as the price. I don’t know if that includes everything or not.

“I have a mix of extra parts that came with a 1955 M38a1 Willys Military Jeep I am restoring including used Fenders, Dash, rear seat cushions, drive lines, windshield gasket, radiator, aftermarket light bar, roll bar, and a number of smaller parts that could be used or sold piecemeal for more.
Fenders and dash have been media blasted clean. Fenders have some body damage, dash has a radio cut out spot, mostly 1950s era parts not new. (The rear seat in the first two pictures has sold)
I get to Boise weekly usually and could also meet up that way.

For sale or trade.
I am looking for a rear power takeoff and front and rear winch drivelines for my 1955 M38a1 and will look at other types of trades as well.”



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1953 M-38A1 Maud, OK $2500


Possible restoration candidate.

“1953 Willys M38A1. All machine work complete on the engine. Bored .60 over, crank turned 20/20. New water pump, thermostat housing, and gasket set. Radiator has been redone. All the parts are with the Jeep. I pulled this out of Atoka Oklahoma, it belonged to a Korean War Veteran. He had started the restoration by tearing down the engine and then lost his sight. No title, but I can acquire one through court order for 475.00 black tagged. Not running will need final assembly.”


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1953 M-38A1 Florence, AZ $5500





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