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1955 M-38A1 Milwaukie, OR $2995


As a runabout jeep, this looks to be a good price. Includes an overdrive.

“L1955 M38A1
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
Power Brakes
Hydraulic clutch
Painless wiring harness
Newer seats
Duel fuel tanks. Soft top
Good tires
Needs plate made for floor to cover tranny. You can see in pictures
otherwise good to go. come give it a test drive!!!!!”


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1955 M-38A1 Claremore, OK $6000

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The dataplates on the dash are arranged in an unusual fashion.

“It’s an M38a1 willy’s jeep starts and runs and drives but you will need to trailer it home… it needs a tune up and carb rebuild… very clean rust free restored 7 years ago been sitting since it’s time it left my yard and found a home with someone who has time to enjoy it”


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1962 M-38A1Brookhaven, GA $15,000

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Looks in good shape.






“Up for sale is a Vietnam War era USMC Contract M38A1. This jeep went through a 10 year restoration and was restored with all original parts and new canvas seats and full winter enclosure.

ORIGINAL RAMSEY Model 50R winch is not included in sale and has been removed after pictures were taken.

Can deliver for 2.00/mile inside of 150 miles, otherwise I can help you arrange shipping or pickup

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1962 M-38A1 McLaurin, MS **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3750.

Might be a good price.

“M38A1 Army Jeep, Korean War Era, Parade Ready!
Location South Hattiesburg at McLaurin near Camp Shelby.”


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M-38A1 Project & CJ-5 Parts Jeep Burton’s Bridge, IL


Sarge Mark has these two vehicles for sale.

1. M-38: http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/5057716367.html

“It’s a 1954 Willys Army Jeep – M38A1.
Converted to 12 volt, heater added,
but rest of vehicle is authentic military.
Needs flat panel sheet metal work.
NO spare, NO title.
Got a front bumper, got a folding windshield.
Have a parts jeep, 1961 CJ-5
working on getting these parts and a title.
Will trade for other vehicles.
Consideration to veterans and veteran organizations.”

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2. CJ-5: http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/5063164322.html

“ew glass in windshield.
I’ll be stripping a 1961 CJ-5 Jeep tomorrow.
This Jeep had a snow plow, so the plow frame and the
hydraulics will be for sale.
The sheet metal, 2 front fenders, axles and frames will
be available.
think there are 3 extra rims and tires.
Buy the frame with trans, transfer case and axles for cheap.
Build your own rock crawler or off road ride.
Highschool shop class, Boy Scout troop project.
I’ll listen to any offer or trade….as cheap as $150.”



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1953 M-38A1 West Point, CA $10,500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/13/2014) May be in good shape, but hard to know for sure through the blur.

“1953 M38A1 Willy’s Military Jeep
Restored, Very low milage
New Tires, replaced orginal tires were cracking from Sun exposer
New Canvas Top
Fording kit,Siren,Military Radio,B/O lights
Not perfect but close
A Real eye catcher
I drive it to town all the time
Has current registation.


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1952 M-38A1 Troy, MI $8000

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Looks solid.

“Starts, runs, shifts, steers, brakes, and rides great. Very reliable.
12 volt system, F-134 engine.
4 x 4 low and high work as they should. Can shift into 4 wheel high on the fly at speeds less than 25 mph.
Battery, battery cables, spark plugs, wires, gear oil, hoses, belt, and fuel pump replaced 6 years ago.
Transfer case and clutch professionally over-hauled 4 years ago.
Original distributor replaced with breakerless electronic distributor 3 years ago.
Original carburetor replaced with new rebuilt carburetor 3 years ago.
Has heater, trailer hitch, turn/brake signals, low/high beam headlights, seat belts, horn, electric wipers, key start, canvas cover with sectional support bars,
Tubeless extreme traction tires. Ball hitch.
Rear tube body is fiberglass. M38a1 steel front end.
Storage compartment under rear seat.
AM/FM/IPOD marine radio located in ammo box between front seats with 4 speakers.
Amp, gas, oil gauges are not working. I have new gauges and gas tank sender. Temp and Speedometer are working. Vehicle does not have a parking brake.
I have used this vehicle to drive dirt roads on summer weekends around Secord Lake near West Branch for the last six years.”


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1952 M-38A1 Woodbridge, VA $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/29/2015) Has some rust.


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“1952 USMC version. Running condition and partial rebuilt. Own a piece of military history made in America. I personalized this to Olive Drab like the Army Jeeps, but the true USMC version is painted in Mountain Green, which is just a dark green color. With some minor work, you can have this ready for the July 4th parade or just a weekend vehicle to show off.

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1952 M-38A1 Eagle, ID $4000


Has a couple updates, but might make a fine parade jeep.

“1952 Willys M38A1
4 cylinder Chevy engine
Chevy steering
New 12V electrical system
Stock T90 transmission
Stock 5.38 axles
Daily driver
Call, text, or email.”


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1954 M-38A1 Jacksonville, NC $8000

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Looks sound.

“1954 M38a1 willy jeep. All original, 24v system. Great condition. Awesome military jeep. Runs and drives great asking $8000 OBO must sell”



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1957 M-38A1 Central Point, Or $9500

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Looks like it has a pee pan.

“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”


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1953 M-38A1 Phoenix, AZ $6000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(04/28/2015) No title. Looks solid.

“Restored Military Jeep M38A1, Korean War-Era Jeep,
12 Volt elect. system, currently running, but needs carb rebuilt,
I can type up a bill of sale, NO title, but can be titled at DMV”


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1954 M-38A1 Willows, CA $4000


May be worth a look.

“This is a fairly stock jeep . Some changes were made to the charging system and lights. I have most of the original items that were removed . Data plates are still on it . This jeep has no rust .This jeep is registered and drives fine . Would be perfect for a full military restoration or to just cruise town .It also has a roll bar and tow bar .”



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1953 M-38A1C Viola, IL $5500

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Looks like a good price.

“for sale is an all original, no rust, no restoration 1953 m38a1. This is the C model that was built for the large recoiless gun. Has slotted windshield and heavy suspension. Started out as civil defense jeep for Clinton, IA. ended up being stored for years in basement of Savanna Army Hospital. It is street legal with new front leaf springs, brakes, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, and new tires. It also has a 6′ western plow with it. The mounting hardware for the plow is made so that it bolts to the jeep using existing threaded holes in the frame, as not to alter the frame in any way.”


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1954 M-38A1 Spring Grove, IL $1895


Rough, but might have some value.

“Bought a Jeep, payed to have it hauled,
had to pay my property taxes,
now have no money for storage
or to work on the Jeep.

It’s a 1954 Army Jeep – M38A1.
Converted to 12 volt, heater added,
but rest of vehicle is authentic military.
Needs flat panel sheet metal work.
NO engine, NO windshield, NO front bumper, NO spare, NO title.
working on getting these parts and a title.
Will trade for other vehicles.
Consideration to veterans and veteran organizations.”



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1952 M-38A1 Racine, WI $3400


No pics provided.

“This is a 1952 Willys jeep for sale. Frame and body in very good shape with minor repairs needed. Motor is disassembled and ready to be rebuilt. Garage kept and clean, not rusted out. Could be a great project for somone that has the time to put it back together. I don’t have the time anymore. If you are interested please contact me for viewing.”


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1955 M-38A1 Lilburn, GA $10,500

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Looks solid.

“Not representing M38A1 as “restored” but a great brought back to life Parade unit you can have fun in without worrying about scratching it.

Fully rebuilt engine by Ball Engines – less than 500 miles on the jeep since rebuilt as a whole unit.
5 almost brand new GOODYEAR MT/R Kevlar tires. Might not be era correct but these babies are sweet.
Almost all new canvas with its padding for all the seats – YES it has the passenger and rear seats.
Converted was the unhooking of the voltage regulator which is still mounted but a CAT 24 volt alternator installed – system is still 24 volt. 24 volt battery has a disconnect switch.
*needs wiper arms with blades – dash cluster wiring harness – air filter clamp and whatever else you prefer to do to it to make it yours. But we drive it when we can and have fun.

BOS sale only and sale is CASH ONLY – no money orders – no certified checks so do not offer.
Do not contact with ANY solicitations and non serious questions about the jeep.
Buyer responsible for driveaway or transportation after sale.”


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1954 M-38A1 Sacramento, CA $6500


Seller notes something needs fixing.

Dark Grey
Beautiful Body
Original parts
Need to fix a couple parts”



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1952 M-38A1 Adrian, MI $7800

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/23/2015) Seems to be a good price. Seller indicates this has never been restored, but to me it sure looks it was repainted at some point.

“1952 Willys Army Jeep. Runs good. Rides well. 4WD in good working order. Rebuilt transmission 2014. Warn overdrive added for higher cruising speed. Canvas top. Army radio with jeep mounted large antenna. Very good unrestored condition. Many parts as well. Call or text ”


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1956 M-38A1 Amity, OR $1500


It runs.

“1956 M38-A1 jeep. This is a running jeep that has been in inside storeage for years. It has some body rust and it has been converted to 12v. It has the factory koeing winch that works. It could be used on a farm or ranch off road or it could be restored to drive on the highway. ”



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1954 M-38A1 Dekalb, IL $1555


Might be worth a look.



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2 M-38A1s Snohomish, WA $3000


No pics provided. Lots of parts.

“1952 & 1953 M38A1 Willys Military Jeeps plus tons of extra parts!!! Moving and getting rid of my projects. I have 2 jeeps with titles, plus extra windshields (even a tilt out one), axles, seats (including a rear military fold down one), etc. I also have a brand new lift kit, adapters from Trans-Adapt to install a Chevy V8 & Turbo 350 Auto transmission, Willys transmissions, transfer cases, extra frame and lots of extra parts – Tilt steering, military gas tank & a rear gas tank from a CJ5, black out lights, too much to list it all – One of the frames has been boxed and body parts for one of the jeeps has been media blasted, but not primered, so there is some surface rust –

Also, I have an original metal hard top and a Hurricane F-head 4cyl. engine that was running when pulled – I’m sure I’m forgetting to list some things because there is so much included with this package – I may even be able to throw in a running Chevy 350 V8 or a 2.8 V6 with the deal – You will need a tow dolly and a truck or a car trailer to pick these up as they are mostly in pieces – One does roll and is in the process of being built – Call, text or email with questions, however cell service is not great here, so texting works best -”


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1954 M-38A1 Queen Creek, AZ $5000


This has a rare Hickey sidewinder winch.


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“This 1954 Willys Jeep M38A1 was recently discovered in a U.S. Government Warehouse in Logan, Utah, And had been stored there since 1986 !!

It was Manufactured by Willys–Overland (MB) in 1954. Officially called by U.S. Military a Willys M38A1 or Willys MD, it was the first “round fender” Willys.

The Willys M38A1 or (MD) was built from 1952 until 1957 for the U.S. military forces and from 1958 until 1971 for export to foreign governments. The United States Marine Corps continued to order and use the M38A1 until 1971. The M38A1 was so well liked, they introduced the CJ-5 in 1955 based on its design.

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1953 M-38A1 Glendale, AZ $3500


UPDATE: Pics now provided.

“1953 willy’s jeep rebilt motor and trans..need carb rebuilt are new one, bearing noise in transfer case, 3,500.00 firm”



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1953 M-38A1 New Hampshire $4800

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Appears to have an incorrect tailgate, but it looks solid.

“Very nice Korean War era Jeep. Starts and runs well. 5 new bar grip tires. New oil pressure gauge. New horn. New turn signals. (need to be hooked up). Seat belt in passenger seat. Needs parking brake. 4wd works fine.”


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