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1962 M-38A1 Harford County, MD $15,000

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Seller believes this is 1 of 300 Marine M-38A1s. While the Marine M-38A1s from 1960-1967 were slightly different from the standard M-38A1, I could not verify how many were ordered. But, I would think it was greater than 300?

“One of only 300 Vietnam era Jeeps made and issued to the U.S. Marines. Complete restoration last year. Motor, transmission, rear end completely rebuilt, as was the suspension, wheel cylinders and brakes. It has a new battery, military tires and wheels, custom camouflage paint job. Converted to 12 volt electrical system, has turn signals, oil pressure, temperature, voltage gauges that are new but look like originals, electric fuel pump. Snorkel and water fording custom exhaust. Best part is a Browning 50 caliber machine gun that uses propane and oxygen to fire up to 7 rounds a second. Was used by a funeral home in Ohio to lead in military funerals and fire a salute. Has a new military issue canvas top and a new rear seat for passengers. This jeep could be hired to local funeral hours at 300-400 dollars per hour for military funerals. I recently retired and am divesting of my 4 military vehicles and other equipment to make money to travel.”



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1955 M-38A1 Acworth, GA $5000


No pics provided.

“This jeep is a 55 and is in amazing condition for its age. It is an original m-38 which runs and drives, only has 40000 miles and has the hurricane motor. It does have some rust but is minor, not a rust bucket, I am amazed it is in the condition it is. Don’t want to sell but I have medical problems and need to sell to pay bills. If you are looking for something rare and easy to to restore this is it. Please serious buyers only, cash only, bill of sale only. Don’t need help selling. Please no calls after 9 pm and please leave a message. ”


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1952 M-38A1 Ivoryton, CT $5000


UPDATE: Still Available

(11/03/2014) No pics provided.

“1952, M38-A1, 24 volt military Jeep. Great restoration project.”


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1952 M-38A1 Santa Cruz, CA $2000


It’s a project, but appears to have potential.

“Selling my project 52 willys with a 283 small block chevy v8 and a 4 speed manual. My transmission went out in my truck so I’m forced to sell. I bought it from my uncle 1 year ago. It was sitting in his back yard for 10 years. sence then i rebuilt the carb. Replaced the rubber sections of fuel line and cleaned the hard lines. New fuel filters. New starter and alternater. Radiator was flushed at a shop. When I was running it i had it hooked up to a fuel cell. I have the fuel tank but the inside needs to be cleaned.
Still needs brake work and there is no clutch pressure. Its on 33s and a little lift but the tires are old and cracked. The floorboards have some rust.
It’s a project that’s worth finishing. ”



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1953 M-38A1 Knapp, OR $2000


This is worth a look. Includes an overdrive.

“Selling our project Jeep. 1953 M38A1, 2300 ford courier motor T90 tranny T 18 T case, needs tranny work . New wiring, new tie rod and ends, new shocks, new brakes, power stearing w/tilt wheel and new pump, new water pump, new one wire 100amp alt, new starter, twin stick transfer case w/over drive, 32×9.50 swampers 90%, no rust. This is a great project jeep but don’t have time and money to get it where we want it. We have a good clean title asking $2000.00 obo located in Knappa, just east of Astoria, OR”



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1952 M-38A1 Florence, OR $7000

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Looks nice.


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1953 M-38A1 Riverhead, NY $10,500

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UPDATE: Still Available

(08/22/2014) Looks solid.

This is a rare Willys M38A1 Marine Corp Radio Jeep. A limited quantity of these vehicles produced with this radio setup. The radio is still in the dash.

The body of the Jeep is in very good condition. There is some minor rust spots on the hat channels. The Jeep is in good running condition. It is still 24 volt and all original under the hood, has a new canvas top and canvas seats and is road worthy ready.

This vehicle did not receive a show restoration, but it is a great driver. This is a turn key and drive away Jeep. If you are looking for a get in and go Jeep then this is the one for you. 

Please give us a call or drop us an email if you are interested.”



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Raffle: 1952 M-38A1 in Fryeburg, ME

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

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.”


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1952 & 1962 M-38A1 Brownwood, TX $3000


Luis has these M-38A1s for sale.

“I have forsale a 1952 and a 1962 M38A1 jeeps. the 62s body is in excellent shape and i have a title for it. the 52 was for parts to finish the 62 and it does have its data plate. Asking 3000 for both as a package deal. May negotiate, but not much.”



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1954 M-38A1 Boulder, CO $14,000

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Looks like a good restoration.

“Willys Model M38A1 built in 1954. It was restored from an M38A1 that was untouched since its days in the US Army. When purchased, It still had OD paint and the hood and unit numbers were still visible. The body was very good.
The body metal is very good with no rust. This jeep has been garaged since owned. Have Top/bows.
Engine still at 24 volts. All engine accessories are correct. Cranks well, starts right up and runs good. Holds the road very well.
The Jeep has a period correct US Army Radio set with antenna.”


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1952 M-38A1 East Tennessee $2500


Might be a good price if the floors are solid.

“1952 Willys M38 A1 Army Jeep. Complete vehicle. Low miles. Needs new fuel pump, and some wireing. $2,500.obo.”


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1953 M-38A1 Montague, CA $4500

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This amy be a good price. Might not take much to make it look even better.


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“1953 M38A1 Military Jeep in nice condition.
I have owned this Jeep for around 20 years. Around 4 years ago, I had the dents and dings taken out, primed and painted by a local auto-body shop. I did not have them fully disassemble the jeep as that would have been a little too pricey for me. As such, the more hidden areas (like under the fuel tank) are not painted in Army green, nor was the underside of the vehicle. The paint was researched by the Surplus outfit in Oroville and that is where I purchased it. I have a gallon of it left for touch-ups or doing what was not done before.
There are several military gizmos still on the Jeep: It has a pintle hitch, the small black-out lights below the headlights, the canvas-bow brackets mounted on the side, several placards (in brass) showing the serial number, etc, several tie downs for a top and the shovel bracket under the hood.
The floors are (amazingly) rust free and the tool chest beneath the passenger seat is intact with only a small bit of rust. There is a bullet hole in the floor of the tool chest (?) that was there when I purchased it, but not in the lid. It’s something you can ponder over with your friends.
The Jeep needs a thorough ‘going-through’ to check and replace seals where necessary.
The bottom canvas on both front seats need to be replaced but the remainder is quite serviceable.
There is a rear seat bench, painted-to-match of the correct type and the canvas is there.
All 4 tires are military-type and show very little (if any) wear. There is a spare wheel and military-type tire or serviceable but older vintage. There is a painted-to-match roll that just hasn’t been re-installed after the painting.
The jeep starts, idles, runs and drives. I believe the engine (a 4 cylinder) is original and has a new fuel pump and tune-up around 3 years ago. The battery is old, but it starts and the lights work. It has been converted to 12V. The battery well is funky and could use some protective coating.
The speedometer, water temp and oil pressure appear to work. The fuel gauge does not.

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1962 M-38A1 Winchester, TN $8500

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

UPDATE: Still Available

(11/18/2014) 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.”


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1954 M-38A1 Kailua, HI $5000


Not all stock Has some practical upgrades.

“1954 m38a1 jeep this is a milatry issue jeep 4cyl many ugrades that really make this vehicle alot more drivable yet maintaining its military pedigree front disc brakes / power steering / limited slip rear true trac full floating kit with 30 spline rear axles fairly new tires front is ,locked cylinder head and gasket just done water pump and starter new, brake lines are stainess steel radiater is new
this vehicle has a galvanized body !!!! asking 5000 obo clear title in hand reg/saftey good till February”


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1953 M-38A1 Abilene, TX $5000

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This might be a good combo.

“I have decided to sell my 1953 M38A1 Military Jeep and M416 Trailer. Jeep runs and drives fine…. It has new Batteries, New Canvas Top, New Seats, The front brakes have been converted to 9″ drums and it will stop on a dime…The front tie rods have been replaced… It has a tow bar that goes with it….. Lights work… It still has the 24 volt system, but has a 12 volt ignition system.. It has had some rust issues in the past and the floor has been patched over, and there are some places that still need repaired…. Tires are good… Has some dings and dents, but nothing major… Good daily driver…The trailer is good and solid, no rust…It could use a new paint job…I have a good clear title for the jeep… Asking $5000.00 firm for both…NO TRADES…WILL NOT SELL SEPERATE…Package deal only…Email this post for more info..”



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1952 M-38A1 La Grande, OR $3000


Has an updated motor. No obvious rust.

“1952 Willy’s Jeep M35…Rebuilt Trans, 2.3 Liter Ford Engine…All New wiring…Newer Fuel tank New Exhaust. New Optma Battery, Runs Good Drives Good. New Radiator..”


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1955 M-38A1 Pace, GA $2800


No pics provided.

“good condition….has a little rust under the gas tank where all of them rust and a little in the tool box and floor but all can be fixed easily. Body is solid…..Engine turns over..new plug wires new plugs…rebuilt carburator……all original has blackout lights etc… I can send photos via text if you are interested but call me FIRST please.”


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1953 M-38A1 Freeport, ME $5000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(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.”




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Several Jeeps Bitterroot Valley, MT

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, FC150-FC170-M677, M-38A1, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided. Seller is retiring and cutting back on stuff. Seller has a huge list, so I’ve picked out only the jeeps.

5) 1952 Jeep M38A1 newly restored, gobs new parts/upgrades……$21,950.00obo
super impressive classic Military, new camouflage camo paint
10) 1961 Jeep Willys Wagon, Hurricane 6 engine…………………………$ 4,350.00obo
partially restored, all necessary and many extra parts
11) 1949 Jeep Willys flatbed truck, upgrade, newer engine…………..$ 4,300.00obo
runs great, tree limb just fell on roof, we’ll fix for you
14) 1947 Jeep CJ, not pretty ol’ ranch truck, but runs great…………..$ 2,750.00obo
21) 1960 Jeep FC170 (Forward Cab) truck………………………………….$ 950.00obo
cab & dually chassis, no bed, rusty, bought for restoration

Now that we have reached retirement age, we really want to give it at least a part-time try and not be stewards over all this stuff any longer. Therefore, we are willing to work with you to make this all yours instead of ours, so make us an offer, we may take it!!! Thank you kindly for looking…Jim”


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1955 M-38A1 Winchester, KY $6500

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Looks good.

“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!!”


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M-38 or M-38A1 Woodlands, TX $3000

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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,”


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1952 M-38A1 Orange County, CA $4500


Seats are rough, but looks pretty stock.

“Still has all of the original ID tags, will need minor attention from sitting.”


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1952 M-38A1 Henryville, IN $3800


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. !”



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1953 M-38A1 Belfair, WA $3500


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”


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1953 M-38A1 & 2nd Jeep Indian Pass, FL $7500


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.”