“Kaiser-Willys M38A1 Has all new tires, brake lines,master cylinder, brake shoes, seat cover and stuffing materials, decals. Has been converted form 24 volts to 12. Has new exhaust,new data plates. Registered as historic vehicle. Engine runs good, but could use an overhaul, as it smokes some.Runs and drives as it should.Some extra parts. Cash only!!”
Just a reminder: Tickets are $100 and only 100 will be sold.
“WIN THIS JEEP! 1952 Military Willys Jeep M38A1 – Surplus military unit acquired by the Fryeburg Fire Department upon military retirement. All original, 24 volt system, blackout lights, and new batteries with all maintenance required to maintain readiness. Steel top is bolted on and is easily removable to return this Jeep to its original configuration. Gas can and spare tire mounts currently attached to the top will bolt back onto the tailgate as designed. Always stored indoors and climate controlled. This is a little-used time capsule that could easily be restored or enjoyed in it’s current condition. Includes original military records but no title as Maine won’t issue a title to any vehicle older than 1995.
We are raffling this Jeep off to the winning ticket holder. Tickets are $100 each and are limited to only 100 tickets. That’s a 1 in 100 chance if you buy one ticket or a 50 times better chance than getting a hole in one golfing. Buy more tickets and your odds increase! The drawing will be held as soon as all 100 tickets are sold. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new ATV Wildlands Firefighting unit. We’re replacing the old with the new and you have the opportunity to benefit while helping out a worthy cause. Tickets are available from the Fire Chief most weekdays at our Main St. fire station or from various members of our Fire Department.”
No pics provided.
“1952 willys cannon military jeep has cut out in windshield for cannon needs tires the ones that are on it hold air but dry rotted, does run still has original engine and dual batteries for the 24 volt system 4 wheel drive works,, all the original plaques and data tags are in tack.. if interested I will take some pictures of whatever,”
Looks like a solid Fire Jeep.
“For Sale: 1962 Willies Military Jeep. 12k original miles. Aside from upgraded wheels/rims, roll cage and seats. Everything is original. 6 volt system has been upgraded to a 12 volt system. No rust, runs great. Originally was OD green. It was painted white when put in service by the civil defense. It has been used as a small brush truck. Winch and tools not included. We received an AFG grant and need to sell this to help pay for the grant. Asking $8500 or best offer.”
Seats are rough, but looks pretty stock.
“Still has all of the original ID tags, will need minor attention from sitting.”
No pics provided.
“1952 Willys Jeep M38A1 Army Jeep Very good body, converted to 12 v new reduction starter, alternator, and distributor, water pump, nothing altered, can be converted back to 24v, new front seat frames, new rear “tailgate” panel.. not welded in yet, rear floor is good, driver floor good, passenger floor has small rust through over the hat channel. hat channel is also rusted through, tool box has minor pin holes, frame is good, gas tank well has minor pin holes,, gas tank cleaned and sealed. new master cylinder and one wheel cylinder. Paint is correct od green, picture color is a little off. Good Indiana title in my name. $3800 pls no calls after 9 pm and please keep text to a minimum, call me. !”
This jeep includes an overdrive, good roll cage, and a variety of parts.
“1952 jeep. has a newer 327-runs excellent! dana 18 twin stick with warn overdrive, t-150 3 spd. trans.,dana 44 rear, rebuilt dana 27 front,5.38 gears. lots new on jeep-warn hubs, new brake and wheel cylinders front and rear. new clutch and pressure plate new exhaust complete new steering components new steering box pwr. steering all lights work- blinkers, brake, emergency, head lights has new fuel cell, new windshield, new seats, tilt steering, I moved the seats back 3 inchs so there’s room to sit in the front! shock hoops at all 4-corners with new rs 9000 adjustable shocks.locked up frnt and rear, but still drives down the road nice!thousands in receipts.comes with the following spare parts in excellent condition: sm-420 trans,dana 44 rear, dana 30 front needs regeard with discs.dana 18 transfer case, spare drive lines, I’m sure I’m forgetting some stuff, lots of work went into this jeep, hauls ass and 4x4s great!! willing to trade for older k5 blazer or older car. cj willys military rock crawler 4×4 wheeler rat rod”
No pics provided.
“I have two jeeps 1- M38a1 military willis in pretty good shape and 1 1953 cj willis that’s body is rough but has a good drive train. M38 runs good for it’s age. It is original with all military lights, 24 volt, new brakes from master to pads, new tires. Very solid old jeep. Also have 1947 military trailer. Sold all together only.”
The CJ-2A price includes a trailer.
“1947 Army jeep does run with Army trailer 3,600— 1953 Willis Army jeep 1,600 rebuilt motor ( not in Jeep) both 4,800 will accept Trade mopar 1940s-1950s”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.
“This is an original unmodified military M38a1. (the civilian version was the Cj5)
Runs well. Less than 5,000 miles on rebuilt engine. Stops straight.
Registered. Clean title.
Has original data plates (indicates serial number/date of delivery).
Body is original. No body rot. No additional welding or cutting to the body anywhere. Nothing has been modified, with the exception of added turn signals, third brake light and the Warn all speed overdrive. (That’s an overdrive for each gear….nice to have since these military Jeeps from that era were geared a bit low).
The electrical system is correct at 24v along with the correct distributor, voltage regulator and generator. Springs are original.
Original/stock rims and NDCC tires. Not lifted.
Has 3 year old canvas winter top, no side curtains or doors included.
Has correct pintle trailer hitch.”
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.
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. 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.”
Mark listed this over at sellajeep.
Bed-liner in and out
New custom seats and custom covers
New windshield and gaskets (still in box)
200 watt Stereo with custom ammo can speakers
Brake system, pad, lines
Custom ?marine? fuel tank.
Brand new Tires
Custom turn signals in front and rear
UPDATE: Price dropped to $5800.
(09/17/2014) The pics are dark, but it appears solid.
“1953 army jeep, runs great! Fairly new tires, 24 volt system. Not top on it, I do have an old hard top for it as well as a heating unit if you’re interested.”
The seller of this M-38A1 has a unique and special view of jeep history, hence the reason I have shared this ad. (As a precursor, there were a few CDN M-38s and M-38A1s built by Ford in Canada, but not that many — it is doubtful, but not impossible, that this was one.)
“This is an awesome vehicle that looks super cool and goes ANYWHERE! It is the true granddaddy of them all! M38A1 It is made by Ford Motor company as Willis could not keep up production during the war and Henry Ford cut a deal with our government to supply Jeeps to our troops utilizing the the Willis body design but with a more powerful engine, built in Canada (to not infringe on Willis patent…). The Willis had 60 hp while the Ford Jeep had a 75 hp Hurricane engine. The extra fifteen hp made a very big difference! This particular unit has over 2K custom welding (front bumper, roll bar, rear bumper and tail gate, reinforced floor boarding). It comes equipped with six ply Military tires (valued at $400 each= $1600). There are also custom accessories for the avid outdoorsman (remote controlled electric hoist rated at two thousand pounds, a remote controlled animal feeder, custom front carrier box and a custom tow bar). The accessories are a combined $1000 value. There are two adult jump seats in the cargo area to transport a combined four large adults. There is a gun rack and custom convertible top. Everything on this machine works! Extra large radiator. Military Jeep is rated three quarter ton (1500 lbs.) Have receipts for everything done over the last thirty years! Comes with extra parts and manuals. This thing not only looks good but “runs like a top”!!! These Jeeps were designated an International Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $17,000.
Looks parade ready.
“THIS IS A GREAT PARADE READY 1953 M38A1 WILLY JEEP AND TRAILER. THE CONDITIONS IN EXCELLENT WITH A REBUILT MOTOR. .(SEE PIC). IT COMES WITH ALL KINDS OF GOODIES. IT HAS THE OLD BRASS FIRE EXTINGUISHER MOUNTED ON THE MACHINE GUN MOUNT, THE SHOVEL UNDER THE HOOD. THE OLD AX BY THE RIGHT REAL PANEL. EVERYTHING IS WHERE IT BELONGS. IT HAS A SIREN AND THE BLACK OUTLIGHT. IT ALSO HAS THE CANVAS TOP IT IS 24 VOLT AND IS LICENED FOR STREET TRAVEL IN CALIFORNIA. IT HAS ONLY BEEN USED FOR PARADES. THIS JEEP HAS IT ALL. THE TRAILER IS ALSO IN FANTASTIC CONDITION AND READY TO HOOK UP TO Y0UR JEEP IT IS A 1952 AND COMES WITH A CANVAS COVER.”
No pics provided.
“1952, M38-A1, 24 volt military Jeep. Great restoration project.”
Looks good, but needs a battery at the very least.
“Restored M38A1 1955 Willys M38A1. Has been sitting on jacks in garage for about 20 years. Selling as is. Was driven frequently for a short period until it was finally parked. Probably just needs a new battery, gas and oil. Clear title.”
Runs roughly. The front bumper isn’t original.
“Built by Kaiser – same as Willys. rust free, converted to 12 volts, was stored in garage for last five years, runs rough, very low mileage, planned to restore to military specs but too many projects. Five new tires.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(09/10/2014) Might be a good price.
“Korean war era military Jeep in good condition. Starts, stops and drives well. “
Not perfect, but a good start.40
“1953 former military M38-A1 Jeep. This jeep is in great condition. Runs, Drives, Stops, Steers. It has had a partial restoration. It has a good running engine, and solid drive train, NEW complete correct wiring harness, and it IS 24 volt still, new brakes, good tires, new canvas top, seats and cushions, TONS of new parts, Ready to go. really nice jeep, moving it out to make room for another project.
the photos were taken the day this add was posted. If the add is up, the jeep is still available. If your seriously interested, CALL me, dont email or text, and COME SEE IT. I do not have any more pictures.”
“1955 Willys M38A1 Military Jeep with title. Includes military radio, 24 volt system 4 cylinder, waterproof. Call or text for details before 8PM”
There are multiple ads across the country for a 1953 M-38A1 for only $3000. This too-good-to-be-true offer is made using a gmail address that is also selling other vehicles across the country. It looks like a scammer to me.
Here’s the ad:
“Army Jeep Very good body, converted to 12 v new reduction starter, c00ntact: firstname.lastname@example.org”
other related links:
Ex Fire Jeep? Best offer by November 4th.
“1953 Willy’s Jeep
Four cylinder gas engine
Four speed manual transmission
It’s located in Plattsburg and we’re selling it to the best offer received by November 4.
Has some rust.
“1952 Willys Jeep M38A1 Army Jeep Very good body, converted to 12 v new reduction starter, alternator, and distributor, water pump, nothing altered, can be converted back to 24v, new front seat frames, , new rear “tailgate” panel, rear floor is good, driver floor good, passenger floor has rust through over the hat channel. hat channel is also rusted through, tool box has minor pin holes, frame is good, gas tank well has minor rust through,, gas tank cleaned and sealed. new master cylinder and one wheel cylinder. Paint is correct od green, picture color is a little off. Good Indiana title in my name. ”
UPDATE: Back on eBay
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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!