UPDATE: Still Available
(04/13/2014) May be in good shape, but hard to know for sure through the blur.
“1953 M38A1 Willy’s Military Jeep
Restored, Very low milage
New Tires, replaced orginal tires were cracking from Sun exposer
New Canvas Top
Fording kit,Siren,Military Radio,B/O lights
A Real eye catcher
I drive it to town all the time
Has current registation.
Bill forwarded this ad. Might want to take a look at the driver’s side rust situation given the plate in the floor.
“For sale 1953 M38A1 early tilt grill, very complete, 9500 mi. good straight body and frame, 24v.Comes with most fording kit parts. Engine has good comp. and oil pressure, but has a lower end noise. Price reduced to $4000″
“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.”
Listed as a 1953 M-38A1, the body and grille are from a CJ-5. So, I’m not sure what model(s) this really is.
“This old military version of the CJ, an MB, has been an incredibly dependable off road warrior for the family for over 30 years. Our 24 yr old daughter learned to drive in it. As the photos show, it has seen better times cosmetically, but the ol’ girl is as capable and reliable as ever. Posi in the front with limited slip in the rear, dual lever transfer case, power saginaw steering, CB, Chey 327 engine, runs strong, always cool with huge old Cadillac radiator, Warn hubs, new brakes all the way around, lots of rubber. Solid Half doors, Heavy tow bar. An old style performer. Restore or drive as is.”
Looks parade ready.
“1952 Willys M38A1 Army jeep , older restoration but still looks and runs good , has been converted to 12 volts , clean Maryland title .”
Could use a little work and some paint, but may be worth a look.
“I have a original Army Jeep. I have had it for 35 years It’s registered and insured. It’s in good condition . have the side curtains and the doors. Moving out of State Time to Sell.”
Seems to be sitting a little heavy in the front, but that could be the way it’s parked. It’s not been restored to stock specs (brake lights and front parking lights for example), but it looks perfect for a parade or having fun.
“1962 M38A1 Willys Jeep with less than 30,000 original miles. Recently restored to good condition and has authentic numbering system consistent with military issued numbering. New paint, seats, tires. Body is in good condition with little rust. Road ready and runs great. Needs minor work to parking brake; only thing not restored.”
It’s a project with some Desert Dogs.
“This jeep, for the year, is very clean and needs an owner that is not afraid of a little project. Everything in the pictures are included except for the exhaust wrap. The jeep must go, no low balls, clean title in hand, 2500 or best offer!
Stock Chevy 350 four bolt main brand new
Muncie Rock Crusher 4 speed
T18 Big tooth
No drive shaft
Dana 44 rear diff fully locked with tapered axle
Dana 27 ten spline axle
Lockers in the rear
10″ rear drum breaks
11″ front drum breaks
Brand new wheel bearings
No steering box or column
Windshield in excellent condition
20 gallon fuel tank as well as original 10 gallon included
Diamond plate rear wrap and gas tank shield
Frame is boxed in and body is in good/excellent condition
Will need new tires (holds air for about 24 hours)
Those were the main things I could think of… I have a folder full of receipts to show that it is worth it. Again, everything in the pictures are included. Please feel free to call or Text. Serious buyers only. WILL NOT PART OUT! Highest offer takes it all.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(12/31/2013) This might be worth a look.
“Old military jeep. Its all there. I picked it up as a project and well im a novice with not enough time.
brakes have been done. engine turned on once with fuel down the carb…no trades and not looking to lose on my investment.clear title.
Fuel tank cleaned and recoated. Radiator also clean and repaired.
Obo. It has a tow bar you can haul it away.
It was sitting in a field. So it does have rust.”
It’s had some recent work.
“For sale is a 1952 former USMC Willys M38A1 Jeep. This Jeep was, until last year, used at a deer hunting ranch behind Mt. Hamilton for the last 40 years. It was painted in orange until last fall when I put it back in olive drab. It has the correct Hurricane 4 cylinder engine and runs fine. I tuned it up and replaced the exhaust manifold. The seats are new, as is the glass, tires, rims, turn signals, tail lights and bikini top. The body isn’t perfect, but what do you want for a 62 year old veteran?! All gauges, except the speedometer work. She ain’t fast but is a hoot driving around town with the windshield down. Perfect for a weekend ride or ranch property. $6500″
Looks like a good project. Engine needs rebuilding. Price seems a little high.
“lder restro w/newer canvas complete winter top w/arctic hot water heater,solid body and frame,original motor need rebuild and comes with new crankshaft,has clear correct title,please call for more info”
UPDATE: Still Available
(05/23/2013) “Up for sale is an all original, RUNNING and DRIVING M38A1 Willys Military Jeep with an M100 trailer. This 1953 in patina is an unmolested vehicle and EVERYTHING works. Comes complete with a BRAND NEW TOP. Additionally I have the original doors and side curtains; 24 volt system with newer batteries. The M100 trailer rolls perfectly and comes with its own canvas coverage. Both vehicles have all original data plates still mounted, a ton of documentation. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT SET!!!”
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. I’m asking $6000 but feel free to make an offer or come look at it. Text or email and I can get back to you anytime after 4 PM.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(07/06/2014) This ex-fire jeep runs and drives.
“1953 WILLYS M38A1 MILITARY JEEP 35,300 MILES VGC
For sale is an original 1953 Willys Military M38A1 Jeep. I obtained this Jeep from the McClure Fire Department in Ohio several years ago. It was occasionally used to plow their parking lot and was stored indoors for the most part. It still has many of the military accoutrements such as the convoy blackout marker lights, H.D. bumpers, waterproof ignition, 24 V. electrical system and illuminated high/low red dash lighting.
UPDATE: Still Available
(08/07/0214) Looks like a good price.
“Owned by private collector in Santa Cruz
Always stored indoors and regularly maintained
Good running and driving Military Vehicle
M31c and M1919A4 Pedestal and replica gun included
Top bows, side curtains and doors included with sale
Top needs the canvas replaced
Serious collector/buyer please
No low ball offers please Semi firm on price but willing to listen to reasonable offers IN PERSON
1952 M-38: View all the information on eBay
1953 M-38A1: View all the information on eBay
“1952M-38 & 1953M38 A-1 BOTH OF THESE ARE ON E-BAY, PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT—AUCTION LASTS TILL SUNDAY. #121407032486 & 121407032039 show contact info
Looks parade ready.
“THIS IS A GREAT PARADE READY 1953 M38A1 WILLY JEEP AND TRAILER. THE CONDITIONS IN EXCELLENT WITH A REBUILT MOTOR. .(SEE PIC). IT COMES WITH ALL KINDS OF GOODIES. IT HAS THE OLD BRASS FIRE EXTINGUISHER MOUNTED ON THE MACHINE GUN MOUNT, THE SHOVEL UNDER THE HOOD. THE OLD AX BY THE RIGHT REAL PANEL. EVERYTHING IS WHERE IT BELONGS. IT HAS A SIREN AND THE BLACK OUTLIGHT. IT ALSO HAS THE CANVAS TOP IT IS 24 VOLT AND IS LICENED FOR STREET TRAVEL IN CALIFORNIA. IT HAS ONLY BEEN USED FOR PARADES. THIS JEEP HAS IT ALL. THE TRAILER IS ALSO IN FANTASTIC CONDITION AND READY TO HOOK UP TO Y0UR JEEP IT IS A 1952 AND COMES WITH A CANVAS COVER.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,000
(06/17/2014) “I have a 1954 M38A1 Military Jeep for sale. It has 20,000 original miles on it. I have gone through everything on the Jeep. I have owned it since 1986 but I don’t get to use it much anymore so I decided to sell it instead of letting it sit, when someone else could be driving it and having a good time. Hot August Nights is just around the corner.
I painted it with the Military OD Green and stenciled it with Military markings (NOT DECALS) a few years ago. It has a Hurricane 4 cyl engine, standard 3 speed with high/low range with a 24 volt system. I had put a brand new 20,000 btu military heater (NOS), tires like new but not military. New upholstery, new brakes & master cylinders, wheel cylinders, U joints and seals all around and new windshield wiper motors. Transmission as good as new, does not slip out of gear. Transfer case works great in all gears. Great gas mileage and does not chimmy at any speed. Oil sender not working but is an easy fix. Military shovel under the hood, axe on the rear fender well. Just too much to list. If any parts are needed, they’re usually found on Ebay.
2 gun racks between the seats, double roll bar, but great to have. Tires are not military but at the time of my restoring this Jeep, I did not know where to find them. It has locking hubs so you don’t have to run the front differential all the time. Canvas top is not military issue.
If interested and have any questions please call or email me. Serious buyers only please. Listed for $12,000 OBO. Will take a partial trade, looking for a 1997 or newer gas engine with automatic transmission, Dodge 2500 or 3500 or a Ford F250 or F350 4×4, crew cab or possibly extended cab, short bed pickup. No junk please.”
Looks like a solid jeep.
“Rare opportunity to own a true, one of kind military classic! Always serviced and well maintained. One of the cleanest examples you will find. An affordable collectable the whole family can enjoy.
-original Willys Hurricane 4 engine
-starts and runs perfect
-3 speed manual transmission
-shifts and clutches smooth and easy
-2 speed 4 wheel drive transfer case
-like new military spec tires with matching spare
-like new high quality canvas/windows by Best Top
-full military lighting, black out lights and Jerry can
A unique, well preserved example of a military work horse. Everything in good working order. All lights, wipers, even the horn works! Originally an aircraft support vehicle. This Jeep retains many unique features. An easy to maintain, affordable classic.”
This has not title. It is listed as a 1952 (probably just a guess), but more likely mid 1953 or later.
“I have a rare Willys military jeep up for sale. This jeep has a lot of new parts including new batteries, seats, and fuel pump. This is an ongoing project but it is about ready to go.
I will either sell for cash or trade for a nice 4 wheeler, (hunting type), lifted golf cart, or newer CJ7
This is a true military jeep. IT HAS NO TITLE”
No pics provided.
“ready to hunt, cj body , just spent $4600 on overhaul, rebuilt carb, fuel pump, transmission and transfer case rebuilt, all new u-joints, plugs points wires, dist. caps, clutch pressure plate an bearing. All new bolts to undercarriage anti seeze and all new bolts to inside floor plates. no leaks at all. new tires and rims , roll bar , high front seats back raised bench seat . custom rack on back that has carried 2 deer and ice chest. jeep comes with power sterring, posti traction, Detroit lockers, limited slip. 134 hp 4 cly. this jeep will go up any hill climbs any hill I have tried. have old parts and receipts. Potter Valley location, will demo in mountains . all work completed by local shop, you can contact.”
“I have a 1953 Willys M38A1 Military Jeep. It is complete and registered in California. I have the pink slip and you can drive it away. Brakes have been redone and a new high performance starter has been added. The 1953 Military Jeep has a few unique features including a tilting radiator support and a battery box with 8 thumb screws. A few safety features added including removable roll cage and seat belts. This jeep is mostly original condition and is a very fun vehicle. It was converted to 12 volt system. Don’t be fooled by people who claim they have a military jeep and it’s just a CJ with green paint. Has a few oil leaks but runs well. I am selling it for $5400 obo.”
Two jeeps for sale. http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/4597115543.html
1. “Rare WWII 1944 MB Willys. Engine runs good. Needs brakes and electrical wiring. Idaho Tile
2. 1954 Military Willys M38-AL (Korean era) Partically restored. Runs good. Needs electrical wirin. Nice project. Idaho Title
Sounds like this has some good updates.
“1955 m38a1 jeep Chevy 4.3 v6 4bbl, th350 automatic, dana30 with big disc, dana44 with flanged axle 4.27 gears. Ps pb.”
“90% original restoration, rebuilt motor, new brakes, seats, summer canvas top. Runs great. Fun to drive around on sunny summer day, gets loads of looks and smiles.”