M-38A1 Research Archives


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1953 M-38A1 Elko, NV $5,000


Matt’s got this M-38A1 for sale. Contact him at mattymajors@hotmail.com or 806-340-5594

“Engine, transmission, transfer case has been rebuilt. Brakes and axles have been gone through. Frame and body are straight and clean. I’m going to start it at $5,000. It’s currently in Elko NV. I can deliver to Reno NV, Boise ID, Salt Lake City UT or similar.”





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1956 M-38A1 MInneapolis, MN $5500


This was a civil defense jeep.

“1956, Runs and drives great, transfer case and 4 wheel work like new, Clear title, 8009 miles, all original except some blinkers and the gas tank, factory gas tank leaked an was replaced with a boat tank, tires are 1/2 tread, one small ding in the front left fender, It is was part of A County Civil Defense Dept. that is why it was painted red. Sold as is, Buyer picks it up, Available for inspection from 6am to 3:30pm M-F. ”


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1952 M-38A1 Morris Plains, NJ $7500


Looks solid. Lots of information included.


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“Up for your consideration is my 1952 Willys M38A-1, the military jeep that inspired the civilian CJ5. I purchased this jeep in the high desert in Southern California in 2011 and had it shipped to NJ when I moved to the east coast in 2013. Aside from the military I am the third owner since the jeep sold at government auction in 1971.
The original drivetrain is still 100% operational. Engine and transmission were rebuilt in 1956 while in the service in Japan, drivetrain still has military rebuild tags with information.  Continue reading

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1954 M-38A1 Hesperia, MI $3000


Runs, drives and looks good for the price.

“1954 willeys m38a1 jeep,
Four wheel drive
Hurricane 4 cylinder engine runs but smokes a little when you start it
Good tires
New fuel system, carb rebuilt, new gas lines, fuel pump, tank,flushed
Comes with snow plow, hydraulics
Has the windshield wiper, lights and gauges but they need to be wired in, most wiring done
Clear title
Full size spare tire
Good glass
Solid frame
3speed transmission”




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1952 M-38A1 Columbia, MO $4000

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

This old fire department jeeps looks like a good price.

“1952 Willys Jeep. Runs good. Was used as a fire department brush fire vehicle for 35 years. Not many miles put on during that time. Has a water tank and Briggs water pump on the back. Rebuilt carburetor and new gas tank on the engine for the water pump. Also comes with a 1955 Department of the Army Technical Manual for operation and organizational maintenance. Clean title.”


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1951 M-38A1 Maxwell, IA $6000


It’s missing a title. It’s supposed to be completed, but the seller doesn’t have any pics of the completed vehicle.

“For sale as I’m moving a fully restored Military Jeep HAS NO TITLE completer with tons of extras . call me if you have any trades or to see always in shop Has a new motor needs timing set and will be perfect.
NO TITLE last 3 pics are what it looks like just didnt have any good pics complete I even have 3 gallons of really paint for it It is complete and full of frame restored and spare parts I need to sell but no low ballers I will take cash or some thing I might need Im moving to Fla so think before you offer”




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1958 M-38A1 Baker City, OR $3500



“M38 Willys for sale. 4 wheel drive. 4 Cylinder F Head. Picked up from an estate sale where it had been parked in the shop for 10 years. It was restored to working condition and driven to its present location. PTO transfer case. Originally built as a military Willys. There are no doors or top and no extra parts. White in color. I have another Jeep and I don’t need two of them. Located in Eastern Oregon. ”


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1953 M-38A1 Eastland, Tx $3200


I’ll bet that top is handy.

“1953 Willys jeep, 4×4, gun rack, good tires, really fun to drive around, great for the hunting lease!”


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1953 M-38A1 Grandview, OH $6000


Looks solid.

“Sale to family friend fell through, back on the market, 1953 Jeep M38A1 New tires. New brakes all the way around. Runs good. Only being used for Memorial Day parade. Time to move it on.”


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1953 M-38A1 Beaver Falls, PA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks solid.

“1953 Jeep Willy. M38A1 U.S. Marine Corps. Excellent shape, mechanically inside and body. Garage kept. 15000 OBO. Clean Title, Manual transmission, and gas fuel.”






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1955 M-38A1 Elk Grove, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape. It’s missing a few details.

New Driver, Passenger and Rear Seats
New Top
New Tires (includes spare)
New Tail Lights and Reflectors
New Wind shield wiper motors
New Brakes
“Some” Engine work
Asking $7000 OBO”


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1953 M-38A1 Virginia Beach, VA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

This might be worth a look at this price.

“For sale is a Korean War era military jeep used by U.S.M.C. Needs restoration but is complete. Call for further details. 1000.00 or best offer. No title.”

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1964 M-38A1 Nuevo, CA $10,000


Looks solid.

“Jeep for sale very good shape . Contact me with any questions.”


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1952 M-38A1 Bethel Acres, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1300.

There could be value here.

“This is a M38A1 Military jeep with all of the sealed electrical, It was running when parked years ago but i don’t think it would take much to get it back up and running. All of the mil data plates are still on the dash. I am clearing out all of my projects make an offer I might even trade for hunting items.”

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1953 M-38A1 Fort Davis, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

This looks good.

“This is my personal Jeep. I bought it in 1986 as part of a consignment of military vehicles from Camp Mabry in Austin, TX. Runs great. Engine, transmission, drive train, all body parts, and seats are as they were when the Jeep came out of Camp Mabry. Painted in 1987. Carb, wiring harness, side rear-view mirror are old/new replacements. The only non-military part is the water temp gauge. The Jeep has been kept in covered parking for the last 16 years in the high desert of Fort Davis, TX. Virtually no rust.”



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1952 M-38A1 Covington, IL $3900


Seems to be a good price.

“Original drive train. Reupholstered seats. Tires in good shape. Soft top and doors in excellent condition. Was driven in the Newport Hill Climb.”


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1951 CJ-3A/M-38A1 Lewiston, ID $1900


It runs. It looks to be a CJ-3A chassis with an M-38A1 body.

“This is a 1962 Willy’s Jeep 4×4 with all original 4 cylinder/3 speed running gear. Has new upholstery, new tires, new mag wheels, all new wiring under dash.”


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1954 M-38A1 Wilmington, OH $8500


Looks sold.

“A true piece of American History!
1954 M-38 A-1 Willys Military Jeep. It has been converted to 12-volt. Hurricane 4 cylinder engine. Engine is in Perfect Running Order. A roll bar has been added, the bar is bolted, not welded so that it may be removed if you wish.
Restored and in Great condition! Perfect for any military enthusiast! Great for parades and showcasing! Comes with bill of sale, has never been registered or on the road.”


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1955 M-38A1 Marietta, TX Make Offer



“4X4 1/4 Utility Original equipment, Sealed ignition
Extra set of Wheels and Tires
Running well
Needs some cosmetic TLC”


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Year? M-38A1 Jourdanton, TX $2000


It is listed as a CJ-3A.

“1950 or 1951 Willys CJ3 Jeep. Newly rebuilt 4 cylinder. Starts and runs good. High seats, racks and dog cages. Needs brake work and some tender loving care. $2000 upfront, no payments. Any questions please text or call. There is NO title!!”


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1958 M-38A1 Marietta, GA $2250

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

Runs and drives.

“I have a jeep that I have had for a while, I have done some work to it and put some original parts on it that were missing when found. It runs and drives but could use a few things here and there to make it road worthy. The 4 wheel drive does work. I have the original gas tank and cover that goes around the gas tank. it will go with it for the right price …. key word right price.. no trades no bartering just cash.. no movers no checks while you are out at sea or whatever it is this week”


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1952 M-38A1 St. Paul, MN $9500

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

This is an ex-fire station jeep, which would explain the unusual paint job.

“1952 M38A1. Serial Number 22011, date of manufacture 9/1952. It was an ex-Marine, then Fire Department Jeep. I’ve owned it for about 20 years with the intention of restoring it back to original, it was painted maroon before I bought it. Original military jeep with the 24 volt waterproof electrical system. No rust, only some light surface corrosion in spots. New NDCC tires, wiring harness, batteries, canvas seat covers, spark plug wires, and summer top. Rear seat and external power connector. Many extra parts: 3 voltage regulators, generator to voltage regulator cable, original light switch, 2ea winter doors (not in the best shape, 1 winter side flap, new door bows, old set of plug wires, extra black out light lamp, original gauges (37800 miles on it), extra military style wire connectors and covers, original spring & horse hair seat covers, 4ea NOS ground straps, battery hold down brackets, new parking brake arm and shoes, engine electrical test kit (Sun model WPW-10), new grill welt, extra cuno oil filter gaskets, NOS radio antenna mount, spare ammeter gauge, misc hardware, parts manual and service manual.”


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1952 M-38A1 Woodbridge, VA $6800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6800

(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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1956 M-38A1(?) Glendale, CA $3000


No pics provided.

“Up for sale 56 willy’s jeep military model stored for 20 years. For pics please email or call needs some tlc. Body is super clean no rust.”


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1952 M-38A1 Alger, MI $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks nice.

“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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