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1954 CJ-3B & Parts Jeep Salem, WV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

(09/29/2018)  “1954 Jeep Willy’s running a go devil engine with a PTO drive train. Runs but the body is in need of work. Price includes a 1959 jeep Willy’s for parts (featured in last picture). I am posting this for my mother n law. It is located in Salem wv. Please contact me with further questions and I can get our her contact info. Asking $2500”

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CJ-5s and M-38A1s



  1. 1960 CJ-5 Hebron, IN $1000: https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/cto/d/1960-willys-jeep-cj-5-4-wd/6730555019.html Has the service-station push bumper on it.
  2. 1959 CJ-5 Richmond, IN $550: https://richmondin.craigslist.org/cto/d/1959-willys-cj5/6730245628.html
  3. 1962 CJ-5 Clare, GA $4000: https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/1952-willy-jeep/6726205246.html
  4. 1958 CJ-5 Rhinelander, WI $3750: https://northernwi.craigslist.org/cto/d/1958-jeep-cj5/6696180209.html
  5. 1961 CJ-5 Plover, WI $2000: https://wausau.craigslist.org/cto/d/jeep-willys-1961-for-sale/6724779084.html
  6. 1959 CJ-5 Wheaton, MN $3500: https://siouxfalls.craigslist.org/cto/d/59-jeep-cj-with-chevand/6719646246.html
  7. 1975 CJ-5 Santa Paula, CA $4200: https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/1973-jeep-cj5/6729558078.html
  8. 1955 CJ-5 Rifle, CO $2500: https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/1955-willys-jeep/6727212017.html
  9. 1970 CJ-5 Mud/Drag jeep? Kelso, WA $1500: https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/1970ies-jeep-willies/6728513985.html
  10. 1960 CJ-5 Atwater, OH $2900: https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/d/1960-willys-jeep-woods-buggy/6727812296.html
  11. 1971 CJ-5 Copperas Cove, TX $3000: https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/1971-jeep-cj5-kaiser/6710687309.html


  1. 1954 M-38A1 Huntsville, AL $6500: https://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-jeep-m38a1/6714418139.html
  2. 1952 M-38A1 Snellville, GA $15,500: https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/1952-willy-jeep/6726205246.html
  3. 1952 M-38A1 Annapolis, kMD $17,295: https://annapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/vintage-1952-willys-m38-a1-us/6724585290.html
  4. 1968 M-38A1 Bayville, NY $4990: https://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/d/1968-m38a1-and-trailer-combo/6730034915.html
  5. 1952 M-38A1 Clinton, MA $4000: https://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willys-jeep-m38a1/6728355047.html
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1953 M-38A1 Boise, ID $3000


This might be worth a look.


“1953 Willys M38 A1 military Jeep with a Chevy 305 V8, 4 barrel, heaters, 3 speed transmission it runs and drives but is a winter PROJECT. A restored Jeep like this sells for 10 to 15,000 so please don’t expect that. All the hard work is done.”

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CJ-2A Body on M-38A1 Chassis Mesa, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Project or parts.

“jeep i lost interest your gain 1968 az titled jeep almost all there good glass split window seats flat fenders hood motor turns over have not started it though 4cyl 24v system”

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1952 M-38A1 Fire Dpt Jeep Larkspur, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $5750

Bill shared this former Tahoe Fire Department Jeep. Pretty neat!

“From Korea to California, this Willys/Jeep has seen it all. If this Jeep could talk! Plenty of war wounds to let your mind run wild.
Hi, I’m selling my 1952 M38A1 Willys. The Willys has seen a very colorful life, starting with its tour of duty during the Korean War era to its rebirth as a rim fire Willys Jeep, putting out rim fires along the Northern Sierras in the Tahoe National Forest. Bumps and bruises tell the story of the life of this non-stop built to do service, Willys. 90 thousand original miles. All of the Military accessories are still on the Willys and intact. The Willys has never let me down. This is a numbers matching Jeep! Fresh tuneup, fresh rebuilt carb, This Willys is turn key and ready to go, and is a blast to drive. The ‘ol Willys get thumbs up everywhere we go, and, I’ve never washed it, the Willys has earned the dirt and dust that this workhorse wears! Below is a bit of history in regards to the legacy of the Willys M38A1….Enjoy!
Year: 1952 Mileage: 90,000 Number of Cylinders: 4 Make: Willys Transmission: Manual Model: Willys M38A1 Body Type: Convertible Trim: Willys Jeep Engine: Hurricane 134 cu. in Vehicle Title: Clear Drive Type: 4WD Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible Fuel Type: Gasoline Sub Model: M38A1, Jeep, Willys, Korean War Jeep, Fire Dept. Exterior Color: Red Interior Color: Red
I’m selling as I need to downsize. Starts and runs great. Currently at a mechanics getting a special bracket for the generator.”

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1952 M-38A1 Willmar, MN $2000




“1952 M38a1, runs and moves under its own power, needs some body work. Needs some mechanical work to be road worthy. Had a clear MN title. Definitely a project Jeep.”


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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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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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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.”