M-38A1 Research Archives


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1956 M38A1 Spokane, WA Make Offer


Seller wants to sell.


“1956 Jeep Willy. Have been told this is military, not civilian. Not running. You haul. Would like to sell ASAP, so make me an offer. Text if interested.”




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2 M-38A1s Pelkie, MI $3000


There seems to be value here.


“2 M38 A1 Jeeps with a lot of parts included. 1 jeep is complete has’nt run in years, that is a 1960 M38 A1. The other is a ‘ 57 (,I think) it is a shell. It is rough but very restorable . Both jeeps need work , there is alot of parts included engines 1 transmission front and rear axles body parts hoods, everything goes. Jeeps and parts have been in a barn with a cement floor for Many years. Price for all $3000.00”

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1953 M-38A1 Buffalo, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5999.

The could be worth a look.

“1953 M38a1 Jeep (military) mostly original to my knowledge except tires and batteries and exhaust. Need a little work on the charging system. Runs ok. Has a front pto winch, comes with canvas top, doors and weather front. Brakes are soft. Solid jeep little to no rust.
Open to offers”

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1953 M-38A1 Farmington, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD**. Was $9500.

(05/10/2019) Looks solid.

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“1953 Willys military jeep m38a1
I’ve owned this jeep for 2 years , was restored 15 years ago by previous owner, i’ve only driven it a few times to car shows & parades, currently plated & insured. I don’t drive it enough to keep it. It’s a 7 on a scale from 0 to 10.

A lot was done when restored,
new tires (5)
new complete wiring harness
has canvas top on it now but has complete new full canvas included ( top, doors, sides )
military paint with military markings
new drive line parts, tie rods, u-joints, brake lines, radiator
many take off parts that were saved when replaced
new batteries with battery tender & master disconnect switch”


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1953 M-38A1 Wrightwood, CA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $5500.

Kevin’s got this M-38A1 with some updates for sale. Contact with questions at 909-333-2391.






“1953 M38A1
Originally a militay jeep
Converted to 12 volt
Was built 35 years ago
The second owner that bought it from miltary auction had a doner 66mustang

Has 66 mustang 289 v-8
66 mustang 4spd top loader with warn overdrive
66 just rebuilt carb
66 Mustang steering column and steering box
New battery
Dana 27 front axle 5.38 gears
Dana 44 rear full float 1 ton axle 5.38 gears
Under seat tank and added rear tank with dash switch.
New master cylinder
Runs good starts right up
Needs booster pump work

Current reg and title in my name
Good solid jeep for basic to wild build”

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1954 M-38A1 Riverside, CA Auction


This one has a few mods. The auction will be held Saturday, July 20th.


“Gas, 4WD, JEEP, STRIPPED OF PARTS, MISSING TAIL LIGHTS, NON RUNNER, 3 Speed, 4 Cylinders, 4 Wheels, Interior Color: BLUE, Vinyl”


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1953 M-38A1 Dayton, OH **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $12,000.

(01/13/2019) This M-38A1 is equipped with some Runck manufactured body protectors (the black three black strips on each side of the jeep) and a Runck rear bumper (and possibly front bumper).


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Several Jeeps Pelham, Al

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, GPW (Ford MB), M-38A1, MB

No pics provided.


“Old collector is selling his vintage and historical Jeeps including M38A1, GPW, MB, CJ-3A and a CJ-2A parts car.”

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1953 M-38A1 Sun Valley, NV $3400


Could be a good price.


“1953 Jeep Willies Overland V-8 Chevy 283
Runs Good, Wench, 3 Speed, Overall Good Condition

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1953 M-38A1 Penryn, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2777.

This early M-38A1 has some rare Dana HubLok hubs. It also has a Warn/Saturn overdrive and a Meyer hardtop.

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“1953 Jeep Willys M38A1 (Maybe) definately Army Style! Clean Title, Registered on non-op currently, F-head 4-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Manual- IO Range/Overdrive – Power Steering, Manual Locking hubs, Recent Valve job. Runs good. Please e-mail with a name and phone number and I will call back.”


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Year? M-170 Portola, CA $3400


The outside of the body seems in good shape.


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“Willy’s M170 was used during Korean War as a front line ambulance, the military predecessor to the civilian CJ6. The condition is very restorable or could be used as parts. It has a Nevada title and would probably be best to have a new home in Nevada. The stock running gear is all there with the addition of an overdrive. Comes with boxes of parts. I got it off of an estate and the heirs knew none of the particulars of the vehicle. Was stored in a garage. I do not know if it runs. Previous owner was converting to 12 volt. Comes with some parts to convert back to original 24 volt. Price is OBO.”


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1953 M-38A1 Madison, GA $9995

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.


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“1953 M38 Willys Military Jeep with 30 caliber replica machine gun and radios. Overall good condition and a head turner! The paint job is probably an 8. The radios worked the last time I tried them however they are designed for 24v system and the Willys was converted to 12v and need more juice to operate fully. There are a few small rusted areas (floor board, battery compartment) and I can get additional photos if you have serious interest. The windshield does not have wipers. The siren is not currently working. I’m not sure if its a wiring, motor issue or just needs some tlc. It is very loud however when it works. I put a new carburetor on it and have the original. If it sits for a short time I usually have to put a little fuel in the carb to start it. It runs well and has been used in parades, festivals and ice cream runs in town but just don’t use it that much anymore since I moved”


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1963 M-38A1 & Trailer Wrightwood, CA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was priced at $11,500.

“1963 Willys military Jeep and trailer, antique jeep parts”


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CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. 1971 CJ-5 Austin, KY $3500: https://bgky.craigslist.org/cto/d/austin-1971-jeep-cj5/6896545542.html
  2. 1960 CJ-5 Pipestone, MN $2000: https://siouxfalls.craigslist.org/cto/d/pipestone-1960-cj-5-willys-jeep-with/6883879423.html
  3. 1958 CJ-5 Downers Grove, IL $5000: https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/d/downers-grove-1958-cj-5-willys-jeep/6899011482.html
  4. 1955 CJ-5 Corpus Christi, TX $2500: https://corpuschristi.craigslist.org/pts/d/corpus-christi-1955-willies-jeep/6896084980.html
  5. 1964 CJ-5 Silver City, NM $5000: https://lascruces.craigslist.org/cto/d/silver-city-1964-willys-jeep-cj5/6897799819.html
  6. 1963 CJ-5 Rainbow, Ca $1500: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/for/d/temecula-1963-jeep-willys/6897755321.html
  7. 1956 CJ-5 Dayton, NV $3100: https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/dayton-1956-willys-jeep-with-hurricane/6898396973.html
  8. 1958 CJ-5 Cheney, WA $800: https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/four-lakes-1958-jeep-cj5-project/6896751222.html
  9. 1957 CJ-5 Blaine, WA $4800: https://skagit.craigslist.org/cto/d/blaine-1957-jeep/6895929436.html
  10. 1961 CJ-5 Clackamas, OR $3200: https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/boring-1961-willy-jeep/6895764353.html
  11. 1961 CJ-5 Fryeburg, ME $650: https://maine.craigslist.org/for/d/fryeburg-1961-willys-cj5/6898617184.html
  12. 1960 CJ-5 Bailey, CO $4000: https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/bailey-1960-willys-jeep-cj5/6900086770.html
  13. Year? CJ-5 Berlin CT $750: https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/d/kensington-jeep-cj5-willys/6898080317.html


  1. 1955 M-38A1 Jacksonville, NC $1500: View all the information on eBay
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Parts Gilbert, AZ $750: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/gilbert-1953-jeep-willys-m38-a1/6897818087.html
  3. 1953 M-38A`1 Marana, AZ $3700: https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/marana-1953-jeep-m38-a1/6897417331.html
  4. 1966 M-38A1 Haverhill, MA $3400: https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/d/haverhill-1966-jeep-cj-m38a1/6899046521.html
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CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. Year? cJ-5 Salem, OR $2500: https://salem.craigslist.org/cto/d/salem-1952-willys-jeep-cj-4a/6895678165.html
  2. 1960 CJ-5 Superior, MT June 1 Auction: https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/paradise-wills-jeep/6894225448.html
  3. 1962 CJ-5 Chicago, IL $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2236780516414454/
  4. 1964 CJ-5 Eagle, CO $1500: https://rockies.craigslist.org/cto/d/eagle-1964-jeep-willy-4×4-hard-top/6892001987.html
  5. 1959 CJ-5 Prescott, AZ $2500: https://prescott.craigslist.org/cto/d/prescott-jeep-willys/6892507887.html
  6. 1974 CJ-5 Pleasant Grove, CA $2500: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/d/pleasant-grove-74-jeep-willies/6895053920.html
  7. 1956 or ’57 CJ-5 Antelope Valley, CA $3000: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/clt/d/bakersfield-1948-willys-jeep/6895008609.html


  1. 1953 M-38A1 Cary, NC $11,200 on eBay
  2. Year? M-38A1 Athol, ID $200: https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/athol-m38a1-jeep-cj5/6894495998.html
  3. 1952 M-38A1 Kalispell, MT $4500: https://kalispell.craigslist.org/snw/d/kalispell-a1-korean-war-willys-jeep/6890045790.html
  4. 1953 M-38A1 Soulsbyville, CA $4500: https://modesto.craigslist.org/cto/d/soulsbyville-1953-m38a1/6890713773.html
  5. 1959 M-38A1 Body Hockinson, WA $1500: https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/d/brush-prairie-59-willys-jeep-m38a-body/6891597265.html
  6. 1957 M-38A1 Blaine, WA $4800: https://bellingham.craigslist.org/cto/d/surrey-1957-jeep/6890324533.html
  7. 1953 M-38A1 San Rafael, CA $3200: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/san-rafael-1953-willys-jeep-3200-obo/6896070275.html
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1967 M-38A1CDN Langley, BC, Canada $2500 (CDN)


Jon shared this rare Canadian M-38A1. It will take some work to get this going.


“Needs window,clutch,heater, gas tank, batteries Not running. Hasn’t run in years but engine rotates.”

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1952 M-38A1 Upland, CA $10,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape. It’s been converted to 12 volt.


“1952 Willyʼs Jeep m38a1 navy Jeep in navy grey fully restored runs and drives great straight body no rust California jeep electrical has been converted to 12V runs and drives great”

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1963 M-38A1 Saratoga, CA $3500


This late model M-38A1 might make a good project.


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“M38A1 military Jeep for sale is not running but was when parked. The Jeep is 24volt and mostly original.
Has very little to none rot or rust. Has the two front and one rear seat and windshield and all the gauges.
Engine is the F head 4 cylinder, T-90 manual trans and all the running gear is stock.
Needs to be gone through and is an excellent restoration candidate. The M38A1 is the same as a CJ-5 but with a heavy duty frame that has the front section boxed. Priced to sell for either parts or restoration.
Can be flat towed or on a dolly.”


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2 Cherokees and 1 M-38A1 Wales, MA $2500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Other 4x4s

Could be a good price for the right person.



“Liquidating my Jeep collection. This is a package deal because I want them out of my yard. 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L, 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L & 1965 M38A1 Army Jeep. These are for “parts/ as is” condition. The Cherokee’s both ran last year but will need work. The Army jeep hasn’t run in years. I have title for both Cherokees the army Jeep is on a bill of sale due to the age.”


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Collection of Jeeps in Montgomery, AL


Not sure how much value is here, but it looks like multiple models for sale. I have included a phone number in the ad below for those folks not on FB.



“I’m posting this post for a friend. His father passed away and left him with a life long collection of old Army Jeeps and everything Jeep parts. He also collected a few other old cars, wheels, tires, “real original baby moon hubcaps” as well as many, many other wheel covers for all kinds of old cars. Come walk through 6 acres of parts, cars, Jeeps, Jeep parts , ect. He also has more parts in Montgomery in Pops old garage and under the homes he owned. Call Mike at [hidden information] or Howard at 235-4979.”

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Year? M-38A1 Martinsburg, WV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

Here’s another M-38A1 with the extended rear. It looks to be a ’52 or early 1953.

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“I really hate to part with this project, but I just have too many. This is an original military type jeep but what makes it even more rare is that it was extended in the back like a scrambler for some special purpose. (not a cj6 because they were extended between the wheels and this one is extended in the back. As you can see it it has the military dash board, windsheild, front grill, cut out for battery box and heavy duty suspension and steering components. It looks like someone modified it at some point with a Buick Dauntless V6 225 and it ran when i parked it here.

It needs a new floor and i have another tub with a great floor that i was going to cut out and put in this one but never got around to it. This would be such a great head turner project with just some big tires and a great military type paint job or like with any jeep, whatever you can emagine. Call me to take a look at it. I garantee you will not find another one like this! Almost forgot. I have a half cab top for this thing so it could look like a pickup if you like.”

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1952 & 1953 M-38A1 Projects Sultan, WA $1000


No pics provided.


“I am moving & selling my Willys M38A1 projects. There are 2 titles & enough parts to build 2 rigs & extra parts left over. 3 frames, extra axles, transmissions, transfer cases, fuel tanks, 3 windshields, seats, 2 roll bars, etc. One of the Willys is in the middle of being rebuilt & will roll around. It has tires on it & has been lifted & the frame has been boxed & it is set up with an adapter to put a small block Chevy in it. The body has been media blasted, but was never primered & has been stored outside for the past few years so it has surface rust on it. The other one is completely disassembled. Only selling because of the move. Call or text. Thanks.”

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1954 M-38A1C Plympton, MA $7000


This does not have a title or the rifle.


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“Rare 1954 M38A1C has all the right suspension and accessory brackets for recoilless rifle.
Runs good, new brakes, working lights and gauges.
Needs tires.
I do not have the rifle and it is not titled.”


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1953 M-38A1 Reno, NV $3000


Seems like this is in good shape for the price.


“1953 Willy’s military jeep. Don’t know much about it. Has a winch on the front it’s an older one. Bikini top tires are in great shape about 75% it runs. Comes with extra carb fuel pump and an extra engine. Was told it was rebuilt took the valve cove off and it looks to have been rebuilt. And never run. The engines are 4 cylinder. Can’t locate the vin # so selling as parts. The title is California .”


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1957 M-38A1 Dublin, CA $1500


It runs and drives.


“1957 Jeep Willys m38a1 all original runs drives engine tranny transfer case and axles where gone through and rebuilt about 5-6 years ago selling as take all or parts would rather someone take the whole thing it does not have a title can not be registered use on ranch or in parades or as parts run has rust aluminum fuel cell under drivers seat”

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