M-38A1 Research Archives


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1952 M-38A1 Portland, OR $8500 or $7800 **Scam**


UPDATE: Priced at $7800 here: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/firestone-winterforce-jeep/6718075911.html and here https://provo.craigslist.org/cto/d/firestone-winterforce-jeep/6718093057.html. The descriptions are nonsense. One example: “1952 Jeep Cabs are in good condition. Good vehicles. One has a motor. Both have transmissions.

Original Post: The title of all the ad is “Firestone Winterforce Jeep Willys 185/60R15 completely”. Only one pic provided.


“1952 Jeep 2 extra axles that have been completely rebuilt has had a tranny that has been serviced”


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MB, M-38A1, And Model? Cape Fair, MO $3800


No pics provided.


“3 Jeeps for sale. 1942 Willys MB military jeep–not running, 1951 Willys M38A1 military jeep–not running, and a 1953 Willys with title most recently used however also not currently running. As is all 3 for $3800.00”

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2 M-170s and 1 M-38A1 Projects Lawrenceville, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170, M-38A1

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Lots of work to build 1 out of these 3.


A M170 is a M38A1 which has been stretched 20″ to carry 3 stretchers. Made from 1953-1963. Basically a Military version of a CJ6. Only 4000 something were produced and only a couple hundred known to survive. Includes a bunch of parts which some are NOS that are not mentioned. 1955 Willy’s M170 body, 1960 M170 body and rolling chassis and a 1961 M38A1 rolling parts chassis winch includes engine, trans and t-case. Decided to move on to another project that I can enjoy more. Asking $3500 and NO TRADES.”

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2 M-38A1s York, PA $8500


Mike of Watson’s Wagons has these two M-38A1s plus parts for sale.




“I have two 1953 M38A1 projects. One is all original 24 V system which does run but needs a carburetor and ignition coil which I can provide. Included is a new fuel line kit which it will need. The brakes do not work. The body is rough but comes with front and rear brand new floor panels rear tailgate section and toolbox. The other 53 is a restoration in progress complete chassis has been gone through with all new brakes,seals,brake lines, etc. All the heavy lifting work has been completed for you. T90 transmission and T18 transfer case have been rebuilt, engine has all new seals with the exception of rear main seal. Engine is yet to be tested. This vehicle comes with a new old stock body with very minor surface rust on the passenger side, standard windshield frame, hood and new CJ5 fenders (easily converted) Front seats and a whole bunch of extra parts.

Anything that I have that is M38A1 related goes with the total package. I have one set of new batteries for the vehicles. Too many small items to list . Serious inquiries only price is firm please no lowballing . I have one title for the green Jeep and to spare engines to go with it both engines are frozen most likely due to sitting.”

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2 1952s Model? Portland, OR $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, M-38A1, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

Not sure what the model is. Not pics provided.


“2 1952 Willys. Both complete. One rebuilt engine and one rebuilt transmission neither ever installed yet. Originally belonged to older gentleman that was in the process of making one nice out of the 2. Please call or text with any questions. $2500 or best offer. Have $1900 in receipts for the engine rebuild.”

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1953 M-38A1 McKinney, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $7700.

(10/23/2018) This is a nice looking, civilianized M-38A1.

“1953 Willys Jeep
Runs good, and is a real looker.

Colors: Blue with Silver trim (like Dallas Cowboys)
Engine: 4 cylinder
Body restoration: 2005

Recent NEW work / Parts:
Gas tank, carbarator, fuel pump, water pump & hoses.
Battery & Front brakes.

Known issues:
Grease seals leak at differencial, transfer case, transmission.
Freeze plug leaking at back of block.
Syncronizer on 2nd gear worn, sometimes slips out of 2nd gear when down shifting at slow speeds
no brake lights or tail lights

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Willys Truck & M-38A1 Coatesville, PA Auction Oct 6

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Willys Trucks

This auction includes two jeeps, a 1955 Truck and a Year? M-38A1.


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2 Jeeps At Auction on Saturday in Madrid, IA


A 1947 CJ-2A and a 1955 M-38A1 will be up for auction on Saturday.


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• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Parts
  1. Klayton spotted these M-38A1 jeeps in parts for sale in Phoenix, AZ $3500: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/willys-jeep-m38a1-barn/6693253685.html
    “I’m asking $3500 OBO for all of them. I have (3) 1953 era M38A1 military Jeeps, no titles just a bill of sale. All have serial number plates. They are all apart, but I have all the parts to complete them. I will need help dragging the parts out as can’t do it by myself. The bodies a in great shape. If you want three good projects here they are.I’m overstocked, so please no BS or tire kickers……. serious buyers only. There is just too much stuff to drag out and show you every nut and bolt. UGH! Thanks for looking.”m38a1-parts
  2. Various Jeep Parts in Inkom, ID $500:  https://eastidaho.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-jeep-parts/6658299353.html
    “Lots of Willy’s parts. front and rear axel, two flat head “go Devil” Motors, suspension, tow bar, too much to list. For sale or trade. looking for Motorcycle, Small truck, Draft horse. $500 OBO Will Fit Willy’s wagon, Willy’s Pickup, CJ2A, CJ3B, Early CJ5.”
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1953 M-38A1 Malvern, AR $1595


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1595.

(06/20/2018) Poor M-38A1.


“1953 Jeep Willys. 1987 4 Liter, transfer case, & transmission. 6 Cylinder swapped in. Chevy S-10 Pickup bed. Power steering. Co-op mud tires. Bill of Sale only no title.”

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Year? M-38A1C-106 Bailey, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

It’s rough, but looks to be a rare M-38A1C – 106 body.

“Early model Willy’s Jeep body and frame. First reasonable offer gets it.”

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1953? CJ-3B Chassis? Colfax, CA $2800

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

Looks to be a GPW body with tailgate.


“1953 CJ5, clean title, body in great shape, not running, 3 speed, 4cl f-head, front drive shaft not installed, seats and gas tank need to be installed, motor needs tuning, hood needs to be bolted on, windshield needs glass. Frame is also in great shape. Body could be a 47 CJ2A. Extra flat head motor if wanted.”

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1952 M-38A1 Salida, CO $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

This ex fire department jeep looks in good shape. No description provided.



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1953 M-38A1 Crawley, WV $5000


Looks to be an ex-brush fire jeep.


“1953 willys m38 a1 military jeep, jeep is in good condition, runs drives and stops, just has been driven on property. Would need more work to be street legal. Jeep is located in greenbrier county wv, price is firm.”

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2 M-38A1s Baraga, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170, M-38A1



“Hi, I’m helping my dad sell his entire collection of military jeeps. They are located in Baraga mi there in a barn with a concrete floor. They been sitting a very long time.They do not run. They need total restoration and there is alot of parts that come with them.

1st jeep is a 1963 M170 ambulance. It was from Nevada. In my opinion this is a extremely solid jeep. No rust areas it has the hurricane 4 cylinder engine that did run. The engine is not the original one though.

There are 2 1954 M38A1 jeeps. One (pictured) is a 2 seat hard top. The body is in good condition no rust out but at one time some rust repair was done. The engine ran great in this one. The other M38A1 is not complete. No engine or trans mission. Continue reading

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1949 & 1952 Models? Fort Payne, AL $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, M-38A1, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided.


“1949 & 1952 Willy’s jeeps 1991 dodge 5.2 v8 4×4 runs and drives no title!”

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1953 M-38A1? Santa Rosa, CA $5800


No pics provided. Seller made reference to this being a military vehicle, so it is probably an M-38A1.


“Willy Jeep
Good Condition
Great Jeep
Was made for military use meant for heavy duty.”


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1953 M-38A1 Gold Hill, CA $3800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800.

(11/19/2017) It looks like this has two different types of Dualmatic hubs. Driver’s side has the dual lever and passenger the spin type.

“1953 M38A1 Willys Jeep. Runs great, new brakes and wheel cylinders, new Toyo mud and snow tires, tub is very solid, really fun to drive, original motor and transmission. $3800.”


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1952 M-38A1 Albion, NY $500


Should have some parts value.


“all there parts only”


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1952 Model? Louisville, KY $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, M-38A1, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided.


“1952 Willys Jeep all original. Good restoration project. Barn kept.”


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1953 M-38A1 Eagle, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Could be worth a look. Lacks an engine (f-head). Eagle was where I was living when I started eWillys in 2008.

“1953 m38a1 military Jeep
-Comes with hard to find Arctic top
-No engine but the rest of the parts seem to be there
-will make a great restoration project
-Clean title”


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1952 M-38A1 Somerset, PA $3500


Could have been an old Brush fire jeep.


“Very solid shape, very little rust.
I have not tried to start it yet. But turns free
I would consider selling it for less if I get to keep the original 24v parts (generator, regulator, starter and distributor)”



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1953 M-38A1 McAllen, TX $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/25/2018) No engine, but the body appears in good shape.


“1953/M38A1.Military Jeep,Complete solid body “rust free”, rolling chassis straight, has original standard transmission and transfer case assembly, electrical system has been converted into 12volt system and replaced with tilt steering wheel column complete from 1987 jeep, 4inch, rollbar round tube cage, original axles, and 10×15 wheels and 31/12.5R15M/T tires. Note has “No” motor in jeep but has original engine disassembled for rebuilding. Selling as is. $2500.”

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1952 M-38A1 Winona, MN $4000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1

Looks like an ex-fire jeep.


“24 Volt Military Runs good,”


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1953 Model? Reno, NV $6000


No pics provided.


“Green ’53 Jeep Willys.
Great Condition.
Wind Shield Folds Down For Those Summer Cruises.
3 Speed.
Drives Well.”