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1955 M-38A1 Yakima, WA $6500

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Looks like a good price. Includes an overdrive.

“For sale: 1955 M38A1 Jeep. I started on this jeep with plans for a full restoration but found a flat fender that has pulled my attention and resources away so this one needs to find a new home. The Jeep has been converted to 12v and comes equipped with new locking hubs and has a vintage warn overdrive installed. It and runs and drives well with many new parts already installed including;

-Front and rear seat canvas and cushions
-Canvas top
-Steering Wheel
-Wheel cylinders, master cylinder, and brake shoes
-Soft brake lines
-Rebuilt original fuel/vacuum pump
-Rebuilt original carburetor
-Outer wheel seals
-All pinion and output seals
-NDCC tires and tubes

This machine has it’s share of dings and dents and would make a great trail/parade vehicle as it sits but I’m also including two more parts jeeps and several crates of parts to help facilitate a complete restoration if desired. I’m hoping to get out of M series jeeps so buyer will get everything I have for one price. There are enough parts included to finish the jeep and probably have a really good table at the swap meet for the next couple of years. I’m looking to get $6500 or best offer for the whole package. I have a clear title for the jeep and it’s currently registered with a vintage plate in Washington State. ”


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1955 M-38A1 Dexter, NY $9550


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 Meridian, ID $1000


There could be value here.

“this jeep was going to be a hunting jeep. there is no motor the rest is there. included is an artic top and half doors. clean title in hand.
i will have to meet you to see the jeep call me to make arrangements. if you do not have a trailer or cant get one, i dont have one either. you will have to rent one. the uhaul 6×12 works g”


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1953 M-38A1 Lincoln, NE $5500


Looks solid.

“1953 M38A1, excellent condition, 20,000 miles,”


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1952 M-38A1 Kansas City, KS $1800


Seller lists the price as $1800 in the title, but $2600 in the text. I think what the seller intends to do is include the overdrive at the higher price. This may have an Air Force data plate.

“Everything added to this Titled jeep is able to be unbolted to return to original 68hp condition.
Most Mil Vees are Army surplus, but Air Force vehicles are very rare.

This is a nonrunning 53000 mile, Air Force M38A1 with $2600 Warn / Atlas Overdrive,
making 12 forward gears and 4 reverse gears
Novak adaptor kit allows install of Ford ranger 120hp engine.
Warn front hubs for no front end running parts, while in 2WD mode.
This jeep is really straight with a few small rust spots, easy to repair.
Needs an owner with more time to devote to such a good rare jeep.”


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1954 M-38A1 Denton, TX $10,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/26/2016) Looks solid.

“This is a 1954 M38 A-1 military Jeep. Frame-off paint job, new valves and springs, water pump, oil pump, battery, canvas top. 12 volt conversion. Perfect for deer lease”



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1953 M-38A1 Upland, CA $12,000

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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. $12,000”


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1952 M-38A1 Tustin, CA $10,000

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The one pic is promising.

“1952 Willys M38a1 Military Jeep, Bone stock, Condition, Canvas top, sides and doors, OD green paint. Calif title and reg. Nothing missing. F134 engine .. 24volt. Call for pics or info. ”



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3 M-38A1s Carlisle, VA $4900


There are three different M-38A1s, one blue and two gray, in varying conditions. No titles for any of them.


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1954 M-38A1 West Lawn, PA $2000


Needs some work.

“Hey guys I have to sell my 1954 Military M38A1
The M38A1 is in West Lawn PA.
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Not yet on Ebay.
The clutch is stuck, and it has not been on the road since 1991. The orignal data plates are on the dash, although they were painted over. The DOD date is Oct-54. It has 90% of the components and all of the major items. It was last inspected and driven on the roads of Pennsylvania in 1991. Although it does not currently run, the F-head engine does turn over and both the T-90 transmission and transfer case levers move. This jeep has a clear Pennsylvania title.  Continue reading

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1953 M-38A1 Grizzly Flats, CA $2000


Some value here.

“Military jeep has been sitting untouched for 8 years. I did get the engine to turn over 8 years ago. It has added Manual locking front hubs. The engine is stock. As is the pictures look, as they where taken last week. Sold as is. The tow bar, roll bar, rear seat and tow lights included if needed (as is). The tires still have air and the jeep is towable as it is. Tags expired 2012.

I am selling this because I do not have the time to restore another jeep, according to my wife.”


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1953 M-38A1 Tupelo, MS $1800



“1953 M38A1 Army Jeep. Has I.D. Plate. Cranks, runs, and drives.”


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2 M-38A1s Scarborough, ME $5500


One is more of a parts jeep, but both run.

“(2) M38A1 Military Jeeps. One is restorable and the other is for parts. Both run but neither has working brakes. Included in the sale is a complete master brake kit -9″, made for the M38A1 from Kaiser Willys Auto Supply which cost $494.99.The last photo is the boxes of brake parts.
The olive drab Jeep is very original with it’s 24 volt electrical system. Although painted over, you can still see the US Army markings on the hood. Floor pans NOT rusted through and the frame is in great shape.
The orange parts Jeep has been converted to 12 volts. It comes with a gas tank and the original orange hood.
Various other parts are included: Spare wheel, antenna mount, brand new steel tubing frame to hold a canvas top and it’s associated clips, etc.
Both Jeeps have brand new batteries.”



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Year? M-38A1 Shady Cove, OR Estate Sale


The sale happens next weekend.

This one has a little bit of everything…more pics to come.

Furniture, antiques, collectibles, full size compressor, table saws, drafting tables, collectible bottles , lapidary supplies, rocks, willys jeep, Liberty Safe, Apple Computer, antique singer sewing machine. I am selling the Willys and Liberty Safe at anytime now until the sale. Everything else will be at the sale. This is a quality sale with treasures for everyone.

Address to be announced. Dates are 8/12, 8/13 and 8/14. More Pics to come
Another professional sale by 5 Daughters Estate Sales”



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1962 M-38A1 Caruthersville, MO $14,000

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It arrived in a box in pretty rough shape. Looks like the seller did a lot of work.

“Jeep has had frame off restoration run great all original except electrical is 12 volt instead of 24 have plenty of pics from start to finish and parts list $14000 or may trade for something of equal value”



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1955 M-38A1 Tucson, AZ $9000


It has a CJ-5 body.

“1955 M38A1 with civilian body. I bought this and put a ton of time and money into it. And had fun time for something new. This had a frame off a few years back engine and trans rebuilt. All fluids changed. New tires, tubes, breaks, seats, top, paint, carb”



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1955 M-38A1 Richland, OR $5500


Looks solid. Includes a Warn winch.

“Good running. Everything works. F-Head Motor gone through in 2011. 8,000 lb winch. Extras.”



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1952 M-38A1 Bakersfield, CA $5000


This was listed yesterday over at warjeeps.com

“Runs good, lots of new parts, 12 volt system, great for hunting or restoration.”



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1954 M-38A1 Gallup, NM $3500


Could be a good price.

“1954 willys military M38A1 good running”



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1953 M-38A1 Atlanta, GA $15,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

Mark’s got this nice looking M-38A1 for sale. You can email him at jrbullman@hotmail.com.

“We purchased this 1953 Willys M38A1 from an older Vet who was in an difficult way financially. We did some work on this great piece of history and got it to what I believe is a very clean, wonderfully operating Jeep. We have reworked the fuel system (OEM carburetor rebuild and rebuilt fuel lines, etc.), rebuilt the front end, new wires, plugs, new distributor, a good bit of aesthetics, etc.

0We only did a few things that are not “authentic.” I replaced the the wiper motors with new electrical ones, carefully wired through the vacuum hoses (I still have he original vacuum motors if someone wants to reinstall). We also installed a rather good modern radio (with CD, Bluetooth, iPod connection) that is entirely hidden in the glovebox with boxes for speakers I made from 50 cal. ammo boxes. The radio could be easily removed with no damage to the original structure, if someone wanted. Also, I installed a rather well hidden third brake light where a reflector was originally in the middle of the spare tire. Over all, I think the Jeep looks great. (Good enough that my wife’s father was taken aback remembering riding in many like it as a USAF Colonel.) It comes with full canvas, a few extra jerry cans, some extra paint, a tow bar and a protective cover.

It has been a labor of love to restore, with a lot of satisfaction (sometimes following frustration after learning things like how he original manual I used for many tasks published the spark plug order incorrectly). We have enjoyed even more being able to use it for events for Vets, such as wounded warrior and living history events.



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1954? M-38A1 Durango, CO $4000


The front fenders and grille suggest this is a 52 or 53. I like this just the way it is.

“1954 Willys M38A1 military Jeep for sale. Jeep runs really good and drives really good. The Jeep is still 24 volt system. It has the original military drivetrain. the seats have new canvas covers. the only thing added is lockout hubs and a tow bar. 4000 or best offer. local pickup only.”


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1952 M-38A1 Salamanca, NY $2900


This early M-38A1 may be worth a look. 50 years in storage?

“Selling 1952 M38a1 Willys military jeep project will need powerplant installed which I have. This jeep has been in dry storage for 50+ years so the tub is in excellent shape just has a few bumps and bruises.”




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1952 M-38A1 Charlestown, RI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

It runs.

“Jeep runs
Body needs work
Pick Up ONLY – Charlestown. RI
Cash ONLY – $2,500 as is, or best offer”

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1953 M-38A1 Davis, CA $4000


Includes a winch. The hubcaps give this jeep a vintage feel.

“Runs great everything works well. It has the original 4 cylinder engine. It has a clean tile and is registered. Model number M38A1. The wench is super nice. Contact Jason for anymore questions. I can deliver the jeep to you for your convenience for an extra fee.”


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2 M-38A1s Rochester, WA $1000


If the winch is included, this could be a great deal for the right person.

“2 Jeeps For Sale 1 is a 1951 M38A1 and other 1 is a 1952 or 53 M38A1. the white one is taken apart as i was going to put Jeep Wagoner axles under it with stock YJ springs. I have the frame and all parts to put back together. Medical issues forced me to stop working on project and have to sell. Both tubs are in pretty good shape for age.
Asking $1,000.00 for jeeps and parts, some new parts too that havent been installed yet, like outboard spring hangers for frame and all new spring mounts to go around the frame. The white one was the project and the yellow one was parts. Need new homes.”


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