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2 M-38A1s Snohomish, WA $3000


No pics provided. Lots of parts.

“1952 & 1953 M38A1 Willys Military Jeeps plus tons of extra parts!!! Moving and getting rid of my projects. I have 2 jeeps with titles, plus extra windshields (even a tilt out one), axles, seats (including a rear military fold down one), etc. I also have a brand new lift kit, adapters from Trans-Adapt to install a Chevy V8 & Turbo 350 Auto transmission, Willys transmissions, transfer cases, extra frame and lots of extra parts – Tilt steering, military gas tank & a rear gas tank from a CJ5, black out lights, too much to list it all – One of the frames has been boxed and body parts for one of the jeeps has been media blasted, but not primered, so there is some surface rust –

Also, I have an original metal hard top and a Hurricane F-head 4cyl. engine that was running when pulled – I’m sure I’m forgetting to list some things because there is so much included with this package – I may even be able to throw in a running Chevy 350 V8 or a 2.8 V6 with the deal – You will need a tow dolly and a truck or a car trailer to pick these up as they are mostly in pieces – One does roll and is in the process of being built – Call, text or email with questions, however cell service is not great here, so texting works best -”


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1952 M-38A1 Adrian, MI $7800

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Seems to be a good price. Seller indicates this has never been restored, but to me it sure looks it was repainted at some point.

“1952 Willys Army Jeep. Runs good. Rides well. 4WD in good working order. Rebuilt transmission 2014. Warn overdrive added for higher cruising speed. Canvas top. Army radio with jeep mounted large antenna. Very good unrestored condition. Many parts as well. Call or text ”


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1954 M-38A1 Queen Creek, AZ $5000


This has a rare Hickey sidewinder winch.


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“This 1954 Willys Jeep M38A1 was recently discovered in a U.S. Government Warehouse in Logan, Utah, And had been stored there since 1986 !!

It was Manufactured by Willys–Overland (MB) in 1954. Officially called by U.S. Military a Willys M38A1 or Willys MD, it was the first “round fender” Willys.

The Willys M38A1 or (MD) was built from 1952 until 1957 for the U.S. military forces and from 1958 until 1971 for export to foreign governments. The United States Marine Corps continued to order and use the M38A1 until 1971. The M38A1 was so well liked, they introduced the CJ-5 in 1955 based on its design.

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1952 M-38A1 Belgrade Lakes, ME $4500


There seems to be some value. Neither runs at the moment.

“Selling two 1952 M38A1’s. Project started on the red one frame is original with no repairs just sandblasted and coated in POR15. Body is in fantastic shape. The green one I originally bought for parts and the MD engine as the tub is shot. All parts are military for both jeeps aside from the CJ-5 F-head and an aftermarket roll bar. Both engines ran when I bought the jeeps and were fogged before storage. Also included are some transmission rebuild parts and several gallons of sealed paint and primer. Maxed out the pictures but there are more parts included. Looking to get $4500 or best reasonable offer cash only, any questions I will do my best to answer.”


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1953 M-38A1 Glendale, AZ $3500


UPDATE: Pics now provided.

“1953 willy’s jeep rebilt motor and trans..need carb rebuilt are new one, bearing noise in transfer case, 3,500.00 firm”



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1953 M-38A1 New Hampshire $4800

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Appears to have an incorrect tailgate, but it looks solid.

“Very nice Korean War era Jeep. Starts and runs well. 5 new bar grip tires. New oil pressure gauge. New horn. New turn signals. (need to be hooked up). Seat belt in passenger seat. Needs parking brake. 4wd works fine.”


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1953 M-38A1 Las Vegas, NV $6500


Could make a good driveable restoration.

“Willys m38a1 runs good needs very little. This jeep would be the perfect restoration project as it needs very little and runs excellent. I have the spare tire and rim just needs to be mounted, also have a few other misc parts that can be added.”


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1956 M-38A1 Gilbert, AZ $5000


Has some minor updates. Might make a good restoration.

“Unrestored Military Jeep M38A1. 12 volt elec. system, runs and drives good. Have canvas top and doors (no shown). New non-directional tires on correct wheels. Hi-lift jack, roll bars, receiver hitch, seat belts, oil filter canister and custom tow hitch.”


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1953 M-38A1 Denver, CO No Price


Seller indicates there might be more than one. Seller is selling a variety of vehicles.

“Army trucks 1944 REO 6 by 6 semi tractor parade restored $7500..1953 REO Nice running original truck.$3200. ..1953 fordCOE semi tractor 3800$…1958 king midget micro car 3800$.. World War 2 ,3 /4 ton and 1/2 ton Dodges.Also 1959 Triumph tr3 sports car project$3500. 1942 Ford stake bed pickup … 1953 m38 Jeeps. 1960? Harley humer?…1965 Cushman motor scooter not running electric start. earlier Cushman’s other motorcycles. 1969 427 Corvette daily driver. old blacksmith power hammer… steam engines whistles gauges miscellaneous.”



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1954 M-38A1 Avondale, AZ $3000


It this drives well, it might be worth a look.

“This is a 1954 M38A1 Willys Jeep with a Hurricane-4 Flat Head 134 engine, a 24 volt system, a clear title, and new tires.”



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1953 M-38A1 Chicago, IL $9000


Looks like the seller will accept an offer.

“Up for sale is a Jeep Willy 1953 M38A1. Well cared for, kept in garage and comes with fitting cover. New tires, tubes, front seat canvas cushions. It has a 4-134 F Head Motor, T-90 Trans, Dana 18 Transfer Case with Warn Overdrive Unit, Dana 25 Front Axle and Dana 44 Rear. You can contact me through Craigslist email if you have any comments or questions about the Jeep. Would like to sell while the weather is just getting nice. Please make a reasonable offer.”


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1953 M-38A1? Barbourville, KY $1200


No pics provided.

“4 cyl. Hasn’t run In 40 years.”


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1953 M-38A1 Jasper, GA $17,500

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Nice looking, clean build.

“1953 US NAVY M38A1 frame off restoration with modified 11 inch self adjusting drum brakes, Rear axle locker, air compressor, remote master cylinder resvoir. Accessories included are: PRC10 radio, axe and shovel, military 24 volt warn winch, canvas top, side curtains, doors, Rear seat, seat belts, 24 volt military turn signals with rear gama-goat lens covers.”


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1953 M-38A1 Phoenix, AZ $7000

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No title. Looks solid.

“Restored Military Jeep M38A1, Korean War-Era Jeep,
12 Volt elect. system, currently running, but needs carb rebuilt,
I can type up a bill of sale, NO title, but can be titled at DMV”


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1953 Model? Oklahoma City, OK $3000

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No pics provided.

“1953 willys jeep. It runs and drives. It’s a 3 speed manual transmission. Four wheel drive and a 8000 pound pto winch. It will climb anything and everything. It’s a great little jeep and will make someone a very fun toy to play with.”



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1955 M-38A1 New Ipswich, NH $12,000

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Looks parade ready.

“All new canvas covers, top, side curtains, doors and seats.”


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1953 M-38A1 Inman, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

The seats looks in such a good shape that this may be worth a closer look (or more pics).

“1953 m38a1 marine Corp jeep, all original, was running when parked.”

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7? Jeeps Lexington, MS $5000

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The black CJ-2A might run (top pic). You’ll need a big trailer.

“Lots of good parts!!! Must all go together.. ”


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1955 M-38A1 Hendersonville, AL $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

It has an updated motor.

I am looking to sell this 1955 Willys M38A1 Army Jeep. I was in the process of restoring it but just don’t have the time or the resources anymore. It runs and drives great, all the work that needs to be done to it is cosmetic, like replacing older parts with new ones and paint. It does not have the original engine, it had been replaced with a 1966-67 Ford Inline 6 200 C.I. engine, most likely from an old Mustang. It has a 3-Speed Manual transmission. I have painted the hood and grille back to the original olive drab green. I have several replacement parts to go with it to help with the restore, including a canvas top assembly kit, and a rear seat assembly kit. It has both the original manual and a reproduction to help with the restoration.”




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1953 M-38A1 Carthage, TN $3500


No pics provided.

“1952 Willy’s Jeep model M38A1 original 24 volt 4 cyl. engine. 2 brand new batteries.
Great restoration project. Engine will turn over but will not fire as yet.
5 military tires. Gas can. Have service manual and restoration parts catalog.”


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1952 M-38A1 Henryville, IN $3500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

“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.”



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1954 M-38A1 Tucson, AZ $6000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

Worth a closer look at that price.

“Title on site , Original engine, 24 volt generator system is in tack, foot push button start, military non-directional tires are 2 years old w/spare, all seats present w/olive drab canvas covers, ready to drive away.”


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1954 M-38A1 Litchfield, CT $7500

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Looks solid.

“1954 willys jeep 3 speed manual in running condition. Just fired up and took for a drive yesterday everything ran fine. Repainted a few years back to u s army green with lettering and army star on hood. 4×4 works and runs like a champ.”


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1954 M-38A1 Wild Rose, WI $12,500

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Looks real nice.

“For sale a 1954 M38A1 Willy’s Jeep. Fully restored. Includes Winter top, doors and heater.”



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1954 M-38A1 Wild Rose, WI $8500

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Looks good.

“1954 M38A1 Willy’s Jeep. This jeep has a summer top and no heater.”