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1952 Model? Carefree, AZ No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, M-38A1, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided. Trustee sale. Maybe something or maybe nothing.

“1952 Willy’s Jeep – Carefree, AZ”



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1953 M-38A1 Tremont, MS $3675


Runs and drives. Could be worth a look.

“Original, partially restored military Jeep. Solid and straight. Runs, drives, and stops. 4 cyl., 3-speed.
Was used for years by a local fire department, so it has been painted red (with evidence of green, primer. and blue(?). More pics/info by text.”



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1965 M-38A1 & 1952 Powerwagon West MA $2500


Neither run.

“1965 Willys M38A1 Army Jeep & 1952 Dodge M37 Powerwagon. Jeep has WW2 Flathead 4 engine. Powerwagon has mopar 318 engine with 727 automatic transmission, divorced transfer case & original running gear. Also has hidden hydraulic dump body. These are for restoration or parts. These are not running condition they are priced low because they need work, don’t bother unless you’re looking for parts or a project. This is a package deal $2500 takes both. I don’t need to sell them I just could use the space so don’t come trying to lowball. The truck has been titled but the jeep never has so it will come with a bill of sale. Get them out of my yard! ”



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1955 M-38A1 Riverhead, NY $11,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks good.

“This is a 1955 M38A1 Jeep. The vehicle is still 24 Volt and the body is in good condition. It’s been sitting for awhile, but we freshened it up and it now runs. The freshening up includes a Rebuilt Carburetor, new Wheel Cylinders, new Windshield Glass, new Inner Windshield Rubber, new Cowl Rubber, new Water Pump, new Fan Belts and new Radiator hoses. This Jeep is setup with Turn Signals and it also has the rare Hot Water Heater Kit.”


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1953 M-38A1 Upland, CA $8900

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9800.

(08/17/2016) Looks good.

“All original USMC radio Jeep with fresh restoration including all new canvas and paint. no rust very straight body. still on the 24v system runs and drives great. clean title with current tags. ready for the trail, parades or car shows.”


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1954 M-38A1 Markleville, TN $8000


Would make a good parade jeep. Has a PTO winch and V6.

“1954 M38A1 Military Jeep – Dauntless V6
Make reasonable offer!!”


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1954 M-38A1 Mariposa, CA $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/21/2016) I thought this was a stock M-38A1 until I spotted the engine. Still would make a fine parade jeep.

“Converted to 12v: Ford 3.2 litre 4 cylinder motor. In great running condition, all major maintenance items recently done, i.e.:
* new timing belt
* brakes overhauled
* transmission and transfer case overhaul w/ new seals
* in the past two years: 5 new tires (7.50×16 NDT, E10 spec), new leaf springs, new shocks, radiator, muffler, fuel pump, etc. (have all mechanical maintenance & parts receipts)
* 2″ hitch receiver (still have original)
* tow bar included”


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1955 M-38A1 Elizabethton, TN $10,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

Mark just posted this over at warjeeps.com.

“Jeep runs great and is in good condition. Listed is a few thing I have replaced. New top, new side curtains, new seat frames, new cushions front and rear, new 700 x 16 military tires, signal lights installed, new Jerry can,new steering wheel, new battery new electric fuel pump and a set of doors. Engine is a 134-F. Jeep has been converted to a 12 volt system. 4 wheels drive works good, transmission is good. I had a second gear synchronizer and bearing installed. Good jeep for parades, farm use, hunting or cruising back roads or off road fun.”



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1955 M-38A1 Black Canyon, AZ $4000


Runs, needs some work.

“For Sale USMC M38A1 radio jeep needs some things to finish, does run, brakes working an lights.changed to 12volt”



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Year? M-38A1 Pinson, AL $1995


Runs. Could be worth a look.

“4×4, good shape, runs good
$1995.00 CASH ONLY”


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1952? M-38A1 Clovis, Ca $3500


It’s not running. It looks to have a Buick V6 with an Edelbrock dual plane intake. It’s not clear to me what the hydraulics were for (not much need for a snow plow in Clovis). This does have the aftermarket dash (I’ve yet to find an ad for it) and the half doors, like the harris Dura-Door, for which I have found an ad. They were made in Bakersfield, so that explains why they are seen on so mostly California jeeps. Here’s an example ad:


Now for the ad:

“Jeep Willys does run. Body’s is in decent shape. I bought as project but ended up getting another project (a Harley) and can afford to do both so I’m selling the jeep. It will need to be towed because it has no brakes. Well the brakes are there but they have been sitting for years. It has a engine swap some kind of v6. New battery. Carb was just redone by CADs on Fresno. Needs lots of tlc. But is a really cool jeep. I’d be willing to sell or maybe trade for small truck or Harley parts and cash. My
Bike is a 98 Dyna FXD so I need Evo parts. Like a pumped up engine. In no rush sell and need no help selling. Jeep is on non op.”


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1955 M-38A1 Dexter, NY $9550


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/25/2016) Only two pics. They don’t look like the same jeep? Maybe they are before and after a rebuild?

“1955 Willies , only 17000 miles on it. phone calls only. Best Offer!”


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1953 M-38A1 Clarksville, TN $1500


Doesn’t run.

“1953 M38A1 Engine is free. Has compression. Needs the gas tank hooked up. New brakes. New tail pipe and muffler (not installed). Has a 24 volt alt and regulator that test good. Fresh oil, filter, and spark plugs. Tires are suspect. Body has some rust under drivers seat and right rockers. Has lockout front hubs.”


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1953 M-38A1 Boise, ID $8500


Looks solid.

“Mostly original, low miles. Runs and drives great. Lights including BO and gauges all work. No Bondo. Previous dry climate Idaho owner 1982-2015. Currently registered with clean title. Can deliver Western US. NEW PARTS: Brake lines, master and wheel cylinders; leaf springs and shocks; canvas seat covers, summer top and bows; hoses and belts; two batteries; AT radial tires with original spare. Rebuilt carburetor and fuel pump.”



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1954 M-38A1 Waller, TX $2350


Runs and drives.

“Willys Jeep 1954 Model M38A1 good running condition has gun rack,rear carry all,feeder in front like new tires title in hand $2,350.00 call”


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1952 M-38A1 Gold Country, CA $3000


If it runs it could be worth a look.

“1952 jeep for sale 3000obo”


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1955 M-38A1 Euless, TX $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks good.

“treet legal and licensed as an antique car. Fantastic condition. Texas title. Must See!!! Original Hurricane F-Head 134 CID 4 cyl, T-90 3 speed transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, Dana 27 front axle, Dana 44 rear axle. NEW PARTS brakes / brake lines , Firestone military non-directional tires (5), leaf springs and shocks, alternator (replaced the generator), carburetor, clutch, 12v headlights, canvas seat covers on the original seat frames/springs, canvas top and top bows, new/rebuilt steering components.”



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2 M-38A1s Yakima, WA $1500


Maybe some value here if you need M-38A1 parts?

“I have these two M38A1 Jeeps left over from a project. Lots of good parts left on these. Would like to get $1500 OBO for both jeeps. Both sold with a bill of sale.”



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1954 M-38A Fire Jeep Mooreland, IN $3500

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/17/2015) This appears to be the same jeep that was sold a few years ago, but it’s condition appears to be worsened. If it has the “314” on the fenders, then it is the same one.

“1954 Willys Jeep it is actually a Mp38a it has a Buick 231 odd fire V6 with power steering also has headers. It is 3 speed manual with twin stick transfer case At one point it was the brookville Fire dept. grass unit. It is great running and driving jeep it has a lot of new front end parts on it. I took the gas tank out that sets under the drivers seat and put one underneath the back put its not hooked up yet I put a boat tank in the back just to be able to move it around you can drive it it could also use floor pans it has had all new rear tub section replaced with little work this could be a very nice jeep. ”



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1952 M-38A1 Fall Branch, TN $6500


Could be a good price.

“1952 Army Jeep 38A-1.(Willis).. 4 cylinder..3 speed..low and high. 4 WD…new batteries…all original…have doors and curtains…. ..heater works…everything original….drives great…wipers and all gauges work…excellent jeep…..50,000 actual miles!!!..call before 8 p.m.”


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Hunting Jeep Houston, TX $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

I love this funky jeep. Looks to have started life as a CJ-5 or M-38A1. Then, someone with a welder and torch got a hold of it. Just bring it back to life and keep as is. It’s a great conversation piece of nothing else.

“I have for sale a jeep that I have used at my hunting lease. It is a tough vehicle that is entirely metal. It has both high and low 4 wheel drive and a hoist on the back. It has some slop in the transmission that can be fixed with adjustment of the yoke in the three speed on the floor. It has a Ford Falcon engine. It has been sitting in my barn but it was running when I drove there. Tires are good and the fuel tank is a new tank that I have in the rear cargo area. I replaced the carburetor a few years back and runs fine. Will make a great jeep for a hunting lease or just to drive around a ranch. There is no title and I don’t know what year model or make it is! I am told that this is a form military jeep but I don’t know what era it is from.”


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1952 M-38A1 Sunnyvale, CA eBay

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

Seller has never washed it. Great old converted fire department jeep.

“Hi, up for auction is my 1952 M38A1 Willys. The Willys has seen a very colorful life, starting with its tour of duty during the Korean War era to its rebirth as a rim fire Willys Jeep, putting out rim fires along the Northern Sierras in the Tahoe National Forest. Bumps and bruises tell the story of the life of this non-stop built to do service, Willys. All of the Military accessories are still on the Willys and intact.

I’ve owned this Willys for several years and have had a blast driving the Willys on and off road, mostly off road. The Willys has never let me down. Fresh tuneup, fresh rebuilt carb, This Willys is turn key and ready to go. I’ve never washed it, the Willys has earned the dirt and grime that this workhorse wears! Below is a bit of history in regards to the legacy of the Willys M38A1….Enjoy!”

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1952 Model? Yelm, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, M-38A1

Could be a good price based on the description. No pics provided.

“1952 Willys flat fender trail jeep
Buick 252 v-6 w/RV cam headers and 4bbl
TH350 AT w/shift kit
Transfer case is a model 20 case with 18 guts
Offset 44 rear w/ full floater kit disc brakes , lock rite and 5.38 gears
Front is a 25 disc brakes , lock rite and 5.38’s
Warren overdrive
8000 lbs warren winch
Full roll cage
Full and Bikini tops
Real 32 bolt bead locks w/ new 33/12.50/15 truxus radial swamper’s
Wotking heater ,horn , lighter
All lights and turn signals work

NOT looking for any trades unless it’s an old chat muscle car Chevelle , nova , Camaro or c10
Will only trade up will not trade down or for any 3rd gen camaro’s don’t like them”


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1953 M-38A1 & CJ-3/2A Body Norco, CA $2500


Seller erroneously describes the M-38A1 as an MB and the cj body as a 1942.

“1942 Willy’s jeep body flat fenders hood windshield seats fuel tank grille and frame. Have title and currently registered.
1953 mb runs and drives no paperwork.
Extra windshield 2 roll bars.
Package deal $2500 obo.”


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1953 M-38A1 Dillon, MT $5000


The steering has been converted to a saginaw box. It’s mounted pretty high on the frame. A good picture from the front ought to give more info. Otherwise, it looks like a solid jeep.


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“Good complete jeep for restoration back to military (several hundred dollars of parts included) or just fun CJ-5 type driver. Clean title. The jeep starts, runs and stops. Five brand new American made military non-directional tires on reconditioned rims (2 combat, 2 regular jeep). The engine has good even compression (taken 7/2013). See photo of parts included at purchase price. Carburetor needs to be replaced or rebuilt. No significant rust in the tub – good solid steel tub. Engine: Hurricane134 F head with T-90 transmission. Jeep can be seen on weekends with apt. in Dillon, MT.
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