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1952 M-38A1 Hamilton, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,130.

Robin shared this one. The sellers will accept US Silver Eagles …. This is a “complete restoration”, one that did not include removing the body. One pic shows the transmission crossmember, which looks like it could use a good cleaning (at the very least).
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You can look long and hard and probably never find as nice a Willys M38A1 as ours, especially at this low an asking price with so much heavily invested into this restoration. We will consider partial trades, but not interested in anything in particular. We will accept partial to possibly full payment in US Silver Eagles, etc.
1952 Willys M38A1 Jeep Restoration Information:

With a complete restoration, short only of body removal which was not needed, this jeep has been restored to be a functionally perfect beautiful example of the venerable M38A1 with any parts needed, replaced with new items. The elderly previous owner had gone part way in restoring this M38A1 prior to our acquisition and our doing an extensive restoration to virtual show quality. The previous owner had done a partial restoration which included the electronic ignition, partial installation of new Painless brand wiring harness and fuse panel, engine transmission and drive train mechanical work (brakes, exhaust, seals, shocks, etc.)
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1954 M-38A1 Flower Mound, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

I assume the wires sticking out of the battery box was a temporary thing related to getting the jeep going. It looks solid.

“1954 Willys M38A1, original 24v, 4 cylinder. Military tires, roof believed to be original and in good condition (no rips/tears). Fording kit, heater, military 24v charging port installed. OEM Brass Fire Ext. All canvas including front radiator cover for winter. Some of the door/ side curtain fastener stays have started to pull through.

Inherited this from my father who owned it 10-12 years, I was probably the last person to drive it 2009-2010. Started working on getting it running again, cleaned fuel system, new carb, new starter. Start and runs, with a miss, not sure why. Need to get this moved to finish the garage it’s in.”

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1953 M-38A1 Sun Valley, NV $3400


Looks like a good price.


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


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1954 M-38A1 Redding, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE **SOLD** Was No Price.

Former Air Force jeep.

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“24v everything is functioning and All original – still has the original paint (blue was for the Air Force; this Jeep was on an air craft carrier when in the service) new tires tubes and rims and battteries installed by les Schwab, brakes and engine tune up has been done too- fun to drive!!! Has 4low with lockers, tow bar and is wired for flat towing; comes with many extra parts: Bikini top, charging cable for supplying 24v to ???? Many extra parts original- this has been in the family and well cared for for a LONG time and it’s condition shows – always kept covered (very little rust) even the engine paint is original – black out running lights all work so enemy aircraft can’t target you! Haha

Clean and current pink slip in hand – no past reg or anything dumb- even the original turn signals still work!

I’ve seen these go for BIG money on the auction blocks so I’m testing this out – make me a actual offer and I’ll consider it – cash only – no trades – no checks – you pick it up yourself and hand me cash 🙂

I’m happy to show it to real honest interested buyers – tirekickers and low ballers are wasting everyone’s time (YOURS)”


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M-38A1s Chassi w/Flattie Body Morro Bay, CA $2000


This includes a Warn OD which looks little used (or has been well cleaned)..


“M38a1 chassis with flatfender body, rebuilt 289 ford, warn overdrive, front and rear axles all rebuilt, all new brakes, extra parts, new drive shafts, swing out tire carrier bumper, front bumper, tow bar. Power steering conversion, power brake install parts, seats, etc. Clean title on non op. No trades, dont need help selling. Wont bother responding to scams.. cash only.”

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Year? MB? & 1956 M-38A1 Gold Country, CA $4500


What looks to be an MB/GPW has an M-38 body. Seller would prefer to sell these as a package.


“I’ve got two Jeep’s I want to sell. One is a 1956 Willy’s and the other is a 1947 Ford. I also have a set of four new wheels and tires mounted and balanced. I would love to sell it all together if possible. Both have engines. But I have not started either. Clean titles. Call me if interested in the package, or make me an offer on one.”

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1954 M-38A1 Huntsville, AL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

Scott has reduced the price of his M-38A1 to $6000.

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“This vintage 1954 Willys m38a1 U.S. army vehicle is original 24 volt, runs perfectly, shifts perfectly including 4 wheel drive. as far as I can tell the vehicle is not cut, welded on, or in any other way been severely damaged or altered. The jeep is certainly not perfect or show quality / it shows dents and dings / layers of green farm paint. The floor boards in the front are solid but look as though they have seen minor repairs in the past / the jeep shows little to no rust. The wheels and tires are civilian while the spare is a military ndt with original wheel. The dash data plate shows a 1954 date / the data plate behind the passenger seat is missing / the engine that I replaced did not have a number stamped into it. As it stands this is a solid driver vehicle in great condition that is reliable and mechanically totally sound. I have always kept the vehicle garaged and have used it primarily for Sunday driving or riding around the neighborhood / vehicle has not been abused as an off-roading unit.

Mechanically the jeep was in good shape when I purchased it and over the past few years I have made some improvements and completed routine maintenance.

– Summer 2016 – full engine rebuild and installation with correct “MD” stamped military f-134 “hurricane” engine ( done by 1/4 ton military in chickamauga, ga)
– Summer 2016 – new brakes, brake lines, all fluids changed including mechanical housings (done by 1/4 ton military )
– Fuel pump rebuild by kaiser-willys
– Original Carter carb rebuild by kaiser-willys
– Air intake cross-over tube replaced with correct unit
– Instrument cluster removed and replaced non-working gauges
– Damaged seat covers replaced
– Windshield and rubber replaced
– 24 volt waterproof spark plug wires / and new plugs
– A variety of other tasks to numerous to count
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1952 M-38A1 Phoenix, AZ $6500


Drew of “The Jeep Farm” is selling this M-38A1. It’s got a rare Husky overdrive. You can see more pics of it on the Jeep Farm website.

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“I Decided to sell my personal 52 M38-A1 to finance my wagoneer build. It has 51k original miles. I have had this for 6-8 years I think…. I believe i am the second owner (minus military). I purchased from a elderly gentleman’s family when he was in hospice. Still 24volt, all blackout lights work aside from drivers fender light, including the dash. This Jeep has the deep water fording kit (missing tail pipe extension and snorkel extension). New seat upholstery and custom bikini top made from genuine WWII canvas, husky overdrive (rare), rebuilt brakes, add-a-leaf in all 4 original springs, has kelsey hayes renegade 1 wheels with decent 33×10.50×15 bfgs.

Rebuilt carb, rebuilt dual action fuel pump, new gas tank, pickup and sender and two new battery’s (all within last 4 months) has rust on sides (note photos) floors solid but pass floor has typ crack. Some rust in battery box (has a plate over it) You can see all i have done, i painted everything i have touched with the correct simi OD green. The underside is in good shape, original and dirty, some of the “top hats” have rust, Everything underneath and the wheel wells are coated in a thick military under body type paint.
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1955 M-38A1 Cropwell, AL $8200


Mark listed this M-38a1 over at WarJeeps.com.


“1955 Willys Military Jeep – Original
24 Volt
Working gauges
Runs good (drives like a military Jeep)
66,000 miles
Good tires
Garage kept”


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2 MBs, 1 GPW, 1 M-38A1 Laporte, CO **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was No Price.

Seller has  a few CJ jeeps there, too, but unclear if they are for sale or not.

“Willy 1942-1945 MB jeeps, Ford 1942 GPW, Willys M38A1. I have 4 Military project jeeps in various conditions for sale. Some have titles and some do not. None are complete. Please look at the pictures then set up a time on the weekends to see them. They will take some time to dig out and have ready for a trailer so again please look at the pictures. If you are interested we can set up a time to look at them and go from there.”

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1952 M-38A1 Chattanooga, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Appears worth a look.

“For sale I have a Willys M38A1 Jeep project I started last year. I have too many other projects and really need to move this one along. It was an early USMC jeep. The frame and running gear have all been cleaned, blasted, primed and repainted. The engine, tranny, and transfer case have all been rebuilt. Entire brake system is new including master cylinder, brake lines, wheel cylinders, and brake shoes. new wheel bearings and all seals replaced. steering has been rebuilt. I have the body tub, hood, grill, and fenders. Included is an original windshield that has already been sandblasted, primed, painted, and new seal and glass installed. I have over $4000 invested. Asking $2500. No title, but will provide a bill of sale. Please see pictures and ask any questions. Thanks!”



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1952 M-38A1 Paradise, CA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Wayne’s got his nice looking M-38A1 for sale. His number is 530 518 4441

“I have a 52 m38a1 for sale I’m looking to get rid of her for 11,000.00 OBO. She is in great shape all redone and original 24 volt. I have the military manuals to go with it.”





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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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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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