The links to posts below show jeeps grouped by models, condition, and other ways. Some of these jeeps are for sale and others have been sold. If you are unsure whether a vehicle is still for sale or not, email me at d [at] ewillys.com for more info.
Importantly, the allure of buying a project jeep can be romantic. The reality of restoring a jeep can be quite different, expensive and overwhelming without the right tools and resources. So, tread carefully when purchasing a "project". If you have any concerns about buying a vintage jeep, or run across a scam, feel free to contact me for help, comments or concerns .
(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.”
“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. ”
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.”
“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.”
Deborah (aka Alaska Paul’s “the Goddess”) forwarded this ad.
“1953 Willy’s M38A1 1/4 Ton 4 x 4 Jeep. Serial # 44613. Mileage reads 38,117. Powered by the original Hurricane 4 cylinder F-Head gas engine. 3 speed manual transmission, 2 speed transfer case and 2 or 4 wheel drive. This M38A1 starts very easily and runs, drives and stops good. The body is in good solid shape with some imperfections (see photos). All lights, gauges and turn signals work. Overall this is a nice old Army Jeep.”
It’s not running at the moment, but looks in good shape.
“’53 Korean War vintage M38A1 Willy’s Jeep. Overall in good shape but presently not running. Was running great when I purchased it two years ago for a restoration project, but it has been sitting in the garage since then. I’m sure batteries will need replacing, oil pan gaskets leaks and carb will need cleaning. Everything else looked solid when I bought it. Tires are like new. Canvas top & seats are awesome. Body is solid. Even have side doors and flaps. Hurricane engine only has 22,700 miles. Also has a heater (not installed). Great start for project military Jeep. Selling for $5,200 while it’s not running. Once I take to my mechanic and get it running price will go up to $6,200. ”
Craig share this ad. There are no pics, but the seller indicates the fuel is “electric”.
“Here we have a beautiful 1 owner keep Willys. It’s not as nice as some ppl’s xj’s pj’s tj’ wp’s and xls’s but it gets the job done. Well taken care of and waxed every other weekend. If u keep up the maintenance just make sure ur shots are up to date. It’s very low mileage and oil changed every 20,000 miles. This beast turns heads everywhere u go. Not sure if they are amazed at the condition or how it sounds. Looking for 3500.00 or trade for a caddy sts, cts, or hummer. Text or call with trades. Sincerely yours, a proud keep owner”
“1953 M38A1 Willys Jeep – Mostly disassembled. Complete engine (F134), gear box, transfer case in good shape. It’s 95% here, you just need to reassemble and fix some rust. I have another Jeep and don’t have time or space for this one. Parted out its worth more than double the asking price. No title, bill of sale provided. ”
“One running and driving 1952 M38A1 jeep and one 1953 M38A1 non running jeep. For sale as package deal for 8k or will sale separately/part out. Many NOS parts on the 1952. Many original parts on the 53. I can deleiver in local area…for a fee if not in the local area. Bill of sale only. Great project jeeps. Vintage restore very doeable even for the non mechanic. Happy to answer questions and discuss. Was in process of restoring and other priorities have emerged.”
Has a variety of parts. Maybe some parts value here?
“Parts or off-road project early CJ5
M38a1 military frame, which came stock shackle reversed and boxed/braced. Machine gun bracket cut off, rear draw bar/pto v bar cut out for 72-75 rear mounted gas tank. I do have original engine brackets for the f head 134 Willys engine.
Toyota 20r & 2wd 5speed that will run
Toyota 8″ rear end, welded w/ 4:10 gears and g2 wheel adapters to Jeep 5 lug
Dana 30 disc wide track front axle, 4:10 gears, open diff
Stock military m38a1 leafs (need bushings)
Toyota manual steering box
1974 tub in very bad shape, I would call it un useable
2 sets of front fenders and hoods in very good shape
Grill in ok shape but not restoration quality
It’s rough, missing things like shackles, some sheet metal and other pieces but with some work it could be a decent off-road toy, it did run/drive fairly well before I stole the original tub off it.
Needs, pedals, brakes, better steering column and wiring re connected, I have the pedals/brakes but they aren’t installed.
Comes with some soft doors, 2 sets of RANCHO shocks, other odds and ends
$400 or best offer ”
“1954 Willys Jeep M38A1. US Military till mid 60’s then frame off restoration (bare metal) in the 70’s and same ugly green paint (not military green) since then. Absolutely stock, motor, tranny, running gear and body with no rust. Unmolested panels, tub, dash, etc. Has stock “C”-Door metal hardtop with doors (not in pics), Warn overdrive, military tires (not in some pics) and boxes of spare parts, including block, head, tranny/transfer-case parts, black-out lights, seat frames, etc. ”
“US Army 1953 M38A1 Willis Restored military vehicle for parades from the Korean war. No rust. Runs and drives. Antique tags. Come with tow bar and lights. $8000 or Trade for late model Gas golf cart in good condition”
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’
“I have two 1955 era. M38a1 Jeeps. One is restored completely re done USMC correct.. The other is a complete rolling original. No rust.. Very desirable complete correct vehicles. Ca title on one. Total package sale preferred. Call me… I don’t want to text or email for ever. Serious informed buyer… Santa Ana Ca, $12k buys both”
“Cleaning up jeep collection. 3 m38a1s, 5 cj5’s and parts. Some run , some soaking and may be runners.
1 M38a1 fully marked and original, cranks but won’t start-2500.00
2 m38a1 parts or fix 24 volt 1000.00 each
m38a1 24 volt motor-700.00
Nicest cj5 with slot wheels-fiberglass body and nose-3800.00
Come look and make offers. ”