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1953 M-38A1 Fresno, CA $9500

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Here’s another Fresno jeep with a Muller top.


“53 Willys M38-A1 Military Gunner Jeep. This model has the highly desired heavy duty turret frame because they were often used with a tripod mounted 50 caliber machine gun.
This Jeep now sports a ’69 Chevy 327 V-8 engine w/overdrive, 4-stick shifts (4-speed, 2wd-4wd, Hi-Lo, Overdrive), power steering, power brakes, Warn Locking hubs all around so you can tow it free-wheeling. Two Heaters. An extra external radiator fan. Two gas tanks. New modern fuse box built into custom glove box.
Also includes soft side windows and doors (not shown), roll bar, tow bar, trailer hitch.
Front winch and wipers are not hooked up.”

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2 1953 M-38A1s Lakewood, WA $1500


Seems worth a look.


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“2 Jeeps with enough parts to build one with extras. Both have a titles. Full arctic top with original wooden doors, winch, Body on the complete jeep is rough and probably not usable except for parts. It’s still 24 volt and is basically complete as shown. Everything pictured plus tons that has been in dry storage for Atleast 20 years. Included but not pictured is an extra usable long block, several transmissions, several transfer cases, rebuilt front and rear axles, gauges, steering parts, rear seat, pedals, and tons of misc This is all the pictures I have and I will not dig individual parts out of storage to take more. This is a project I will never get to. $1500 for everything must take all.”

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1960 M-38A1 Mt. Clare, WV $3500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/18/2023) Mike shared this former civil defense jeep with a Meyer hardtop.


“60 s willys m38 a 1 project will start and move on its own 3500 obo no trades.”

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1952 M-38A1 w/ Trailer Bellevue, ID $13,500


This has a blown head gasket, but looks in great condition otherwise.


“This is an Army 1952 Jeep Willys. 24 Volt (2 batteries). I did originally drive it but it now has a head gasket problem beyond my ability to repair. I’m a 26 year vet who was hoping to drive this jeep and enjoy past memories. It needs a mechanics touch. I will add more information and pictures shortly as it also comes with a army trailer, doors and top, roll bar, a metal rack that slides into the trailer hitch, chains, and a variety of other accessories i.e. (heater) etc. Serious buyers only please/cash sale (I have the title). If cashier’s check, then buyer will accompany seller to a local bank to make the deposit”

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1952 M-38A1 & 1948 CJ-2A Alger, MI $6200


The 2A is a parts jeep.


“1952m38A1,1948parts jeep plus extra parts canvas doors gage ect.all included”

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1953 M-38A1 Union, MO $8480

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UPDATE: Price now $8480.

(01/05/2022) Looks in good shape.


“This is a 1953 Willys military jeep. It is not perfect but has been saved and redone in many areas. Mechanically good it runs and drives. The carburetor has been rebuilt and the jeep has new batteries. The 24 volt military electrical system in intact and most work. An electric fuel pump has been installed. Sure it is old and not a high speed truck. But rolling history in relativly good condition. The jeep is sold with a bill of sale”

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1953 M-38A1 Templeton, CA $8000


Likely the frame is about all that’s left of the original M-38A1. Looks solid.


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“1953 Jeep Willy with a clean 70’s body and rust free frame. 75k Miles.

All new brake lines, master cylinder, fuel pump, fuel filter and meticulous wiring job completed.

Buick 225 engine, V6, T90 transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, Dana 44 Rear End, Dana 30 Front end and Warn overdrive.

New 33″ mud terrains, full roll cage, rancho shocks, also has a Warn front wench.

This Jeep runs STRONG!”

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1953 M-38A1 Avery, Tx $13,500


Trailer may be sold separately.


“Military Willy Jeep for sale. Serial number 61840 date of manufacture is 10/1953. Original Willys overland 4 cylinder 24 volt gasoline engine. 2 new batteries, 3 speed standard transmission with low and high range also 2 and 4 wheel drive. This Jeep is in good condition for its age. Almost new tires. Used for pleasure rides and parades.”

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2 M-38A1s Evansville, IN $1500


Mark spotted this collection of M-38A1 stuff.


“I have two chassis and bodies with assorted parts that will make an excellent restoration project. Neither has a title. The data plates are in place on the yellow body and a new, unmarked set of plates are included. Both frames appear solid but the bodies need significant repairs. Both have running gear with transmissions and transfer cases in place. There is only one engine and it is disassembled and incomplete. The M38a1 parts in the photos are included. Buyer will have to pick up but I can assist with loading. Call or text me at eight 12-five five zero-23 eight 7 for more information or to inspect in person. I am generally available during the evening and on weekends.”

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1960? M-38A1 Phoenix, AZ $1100


Listed as a 1960, this has the fenders and grille of a 1952 or early 1953. It also appears to have a USMC rear bumper. There appears to be parts value here at the very least.


“~1960’s Military Jeep. M38A1. Good drive train. 6 cylinder engine – probably froze. No time- too many projects. No title- Bill of sale only. Selling for my friend. Boy if I had the know how to restore this bad boy I’d be all over it! $1100 obo”

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1952? M-38A1 Escondido, CA $11,998


While this looks solid, it does not have the correct fenders or hinged grille that a 1952 ought to have.


“nice original shape runs and drives well”

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1955 M-38A1 NEKAF Santa Barbara, CA $8500


This is a project.https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/829281808233029

“1955 Kaiser Willys M38A1 “Nekaf” Manufactured in Ohio and assembled in the Netherlands. It was used by the Dutch Military and then made its way back here to the states. The Jeep was complete and driving when I bought it but it had significant rust damage to the tub. I stripped the Jeep down to the frame. Engine removed. Frame was blasted, primed and painted. Brand new replica body was primed and painted (still have original rusty tub). All other large body parts were blasted, primed and painted. Engine cleaned and repainted. I have several spare body parts, and new radiator. Most other essential parts are ready to be reinstalled. Small items need some cleaning and paint. I have just about everything needed to reassemble, minus the wiring harness and some other small parts. Have a gas tank, but it needs to be cleaned or replaced. All parts can be easily found on eBay or military vehicle sites. Have original manuals, current registration and CA title Will not ship, but can load”

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1953 M-38A1C North Truro, MA $8500


This might be a good price.


“Willys. 1953 M38A1C. Have Title. Just passed the MA inspection. 24 Volt original system, new spark plugs, new batteries, canvas top, jerry can, 4 wheel drive, high/low all work great. Runs great. Bring a plate and drive this baby home.”

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1952 M-38A1 Goffstown, NH $7459


Looks solid, though has a Buick V-6.


“M38A1 3 speed manual Motor has been replaced with a Buick V6 Not original waterproof electrical – set up with a 12 volt system. Runs and drives nicely!”

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1952 M-38A1 & Year? CJ-2A St. Paul, MN $9600 (for both)


The seller also lists prices for buying them separately. The 2A is listed as a 1952, but it looks to have some 2A attributes, such as the radiator, so the year may be incorrect (Or it is a 2A+3A).


“2 Jeeps, 1-1952 CJ2A $3800, and 1- 1952 M38A1 $6200, both have many many new parts, I got them both and were not running, my goal was to get them running whicih I did, now it’s time for someone else to take them to the next level, both start, run and drive, would take $9500 for both,”

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1961 Model? Pittsburgh, PA $5999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, CJ-6, CJ5, M-38A1, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided. Maybe something or maybe nothing.



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1952 M-38A1 Wenatchee, WA $4000


Could be worth a look. Sounds like it runs.


“Willys Jeep M38A1 1952, transmission 3 speed T-90, transfer case 2 speed Dana 18, front axle Dana 25/27, rear axle Dana 44, 283 V8 Chevy. Also comes with a full tune up kit. serious inquiries only, email to leave name and number to set up appointments.”

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1952 M-38A1 Kalispell, MT $1500


This has been for sale for a while. Price has dropped to $1500. It seems like there is some parts value here at the very least.


“Does not run. Engine needs rebuild, Radiator needs repair!
Clear Title.
Has original canvas top and aftermarket top

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1952 M-38A1 Smithton, IL $3500


This ex-forest fire vehicle doesn’t run.


“Selling my 1952 m38a1 military Jeep. It does not run it has been sitting in a garage for 10 plus years. It did serve as a Michigan department of resource forest fire vehicle. It has the water tank and hose reals in the back. It does have the brackets for a pump also. I have a title for it”


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1952 M-38A1 Kingwood, TX $3000

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This has an extended back and lots of diamond plate.


“1952 Willys Jeep, restored in 2008, has not ran in 10 years but keep in good condition during time and ready to go to a new owner to getting it runnings and use! 3 speed transmission with hi/lo shifter and 4 wheel drive.”

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1962 USMC M-38A1 Charlotte, NC $2000 (ebay)


Bill shared this USMC M-38A1 (see back bumper) with a few updates.

View all the information on eBay

“1962 Willys M38A1 for sale. Vehicle is mostly complete. The floor pan is rusted out on passenger side. Local pick-up only. Charlotte,NC”





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1953 M-38A1 Rexburg, ID $6500


UPDATE: **SOLD**Was $6500.

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“We’ve owned this Jeep for over 12 years. It’s been our primary trail Jeep. We’ve driven it all over the Targhee N.F. and when we lived in Boise it took us through the Boise Mountains and across the Owyhee Desert. No rock crawling or hard abuse, just easy cruising on gravel roads.

It starts, stops, runs, shifts and steers as it should. It’s mostly stock. We converted it from the 24 volt military system to 12 volts and added some BDS 2 1/2” lift springs and shocks.

F134 4 cylinder engine is strong, compression and oil pressure are good. Transmission and transfer case shift fine. I’ve had the original military carburetor and fuel pump professionally rebuilt. Tires are in great shape.

It’s been a great Jeep for us. But we’ve got a couple other projects going and it’s time for the next owner to enjoy it. Clear Idaho title in my name. $6500. Cash only. No trades. Located in Rexburg, Idaho.”

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1952 M-38A1 Taberg, NY $6500


This has a PTO and is equipped with duallies.


“Bought the Jeep in PA to restore just don’t have the time to work on it ”

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1952 M-38A1 San Diego, CA $7000


Nothing fancy, but looks solid.


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“The Willys MD, formally the M38A1

I am the 3rd owner after the military. It was used as an airplane recharging vehicle on California central coast and then was a family fun car since then.

A mechanic recently did a significant revamp on it.

brakes, turned drums, seals (2020)
transmission new seals, axle new seals
clutch and pressure plate
cleaned oil pan out, new gasket looked good
shortened steering wheel
new head from previous mechanic
new fuel tank and floor pan

Not the original motor.

It starts right up, lights work and I have a clean title. Serial number says it was either a 1952 or 1953 I believe but title says 1958. Very fun jeep.

has vin plate
come take it around the block’

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2 M-38A1s Odessa, TX $3000


One of the M-38A1s, the one with the binging-like top, is described as an M-38.


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“1st set of pictures- Vintage 1953 Willis Military Jeep. Model: M38 A1. Runs on a 24V system with original generator, Jeep has been taken care of and is still operational. 4WD still works but has some minor issues in the front end area. Also needs some work done to the gearbox for the steering. 2nd Jeep- 1950 Willis Military Jeep. Model: M38. Jeep has been started and engine operates smooth once turned over. Has been converted over to 12V system and has an alternator in it. This one was originally bought as a parts jeep but was not stripped apart for any. Needs body work and Seats. Both Jeeps are sold as a pair MPU.”