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

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9800.

(08/17/2016) Looks good.

“All original USMC radio Jeep with fresh restoration including all new canvas and paint. no rust very straight body. still on the 24v system runs and drives great. clean title with current tags. ready for the trail, parades or car shows.”

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1954 M-38A1 Mariposa, CA $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/21/2016) I thought this was a stock M-38A1 until I spotted the engine. Still would make a fine parade jeep.

“Converted to 12v: Ford 3.2 litre 4 cylinder motor. In great running condition, all major maintenance items recently done, i.e.:
* new timing belt
* brakes overhauled
* transmission and transfer case overhaul w/ new seals
* in the past two years: 5 new tires (7.50×16 NDT, E10 spec), new leaf springs, new shocks, radiator, muffler, fuel pump, etc. (have all mechanical maintenance & parts receipts)
* 2″ hitch receiver (still have original)
* tow bar included”


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1955 M-38A1 Elizabethton, TN $10,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

Mark just posted this over at warjeeps.com.

“Jeep runs great and is in good condition. Listed is a few thing I have replaced. New top, new side curtains, new seat frames, new cushions front and rear, new 700 x 16 military tires, signal lights installed, new Jerry can,new steering wheel, new battery new electric fuel pump and a set of doors. Engine is a 134-F. Jeep has been converted to a 12 volt system. 4 wheels drive works good, transmission is good. I had a second gear synchronizer and bearing installed. Good jeep for parades, farm use, hunting or cruising back roads or off road fun.”



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Year? M-38A1 Pinson, AL $1995


Runs. Could be worth a look.

“4×4, good shape, runs good
$1995.00 CASH ONLY”


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1955 M-38A1 Dexter, NY $9550


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/25/2016) Only two pics. They don’t look like the same jeep? Maybe they are before and after a rebuild?

“1955 Willies , only 17000 miles on it. phone calls only. Best Offer!”


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1953 M-38A1 Clarksville, TN $1500


Doesn’t run.

“1953 M38A1 Engine is free. Has compression. Needs the gas tank hooked up. New brakes. New tail pipe and muffler (not installed). Has a 24 volt alt and regulator that test good. Fresh oil, filter, and spark plugs. Tires are suspect. Body has some rust under drivers seat and right rockers. Has lockout front hubs.”


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1953 M-38A1 Boise, ID $8500


Looks solid.

“Mostly original, low miles. Runs and drives great. Lights including BO and gauges all work. No Bondo. Previous dry climate Idaho owner 1982-2015. Currently registered with clean title. Can deliver Western US. NEW PARTS: Brake lines, master and wheel cylinders; leaf springs and shocks; canvas seat covers, summer top and bows; hoses and belts; two batteries; AT radial tires with original spare. Rebuilt carburetor and fuel pump.”



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1954 M-38A1 Waller, TX $2350


Runs and drives.

“Willys Jeep 1954 Model M38A1 good running condition has gun rack,rear carry all,feeder in front like new tires title in hand $2,350.00 call”


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2 M-38A1s Yakima, WA $1500


Maybe some value here if you need M-38A1 parts?

“I have these two M38A1 Jeeps left over from a project. Lots of good parts left on these. Would like to get $1500 OBO for both jeeps. Both sold with a bill of sale.”



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1952 M-38A1 Fall Branch, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Could be a good price.

“1952 Army Jeep 38A-1.(Willis).. 4 cylinder..3 speed..low and high. 4 WD…new batteries…all original…have doors and curtains…. ..heater works…everything original….drives great…wipers and all gauges work…excellent jeep…..50,000 actual miles!!!..call before 8 p.m.”

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Hunting Jeep Houston, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

I love this funky jeep. Looks to have started life as a CJ-5 or M-38A1. Then, someone with a welder and torch got a hold of it. Just bring it back to life and keep as is. It’s a great conversation piece of nothing else.

“I have for sale a jeep that I have used at my hunting lease. It is a tough vehicle that is entirely metal. It has both high and low 4 wheel drive and a hoist on the back. It has some slop in the transmission that can be fixed with adjustment of the yoke in the three speed on the floor. It has a Ford Falcon engine. It has been sitting in my barn but it was running when I drove there. Tires are good and the fuel tank is a new tank that I have in the rear cargo area. I replaced the carburetor a few years back and runs fine. Will make a great jeep for a hunting lease or just to drive around a ranch. There is no title and I don’t know what year model or make it is! I am told that this is a form military jeep but I don’t know what era it is from.”

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1952 M-38A1 Sunnyvale, CA eBay

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

Seller has never washed it. Great old converted fire department jeep.

“Hi, up for auction is 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. All of the Military accessories are still on the Willys and intact.

I’ve owned this Willys for several years and have had a blast driving the Willys on and off road, mostly off road. The Willys has never let me down. Fresh tuneup, fresh rebuilt carb, This Willys is turn key and ready to go. I’ve never washed it, the Willys has earned the dirt and grime that this workhorse wears! Below is a bit of history in regards to the legacy of the Willys M38A1….Enjoy!”

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1952 Model? Yelm, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, M-38A1

Could be a good price based on the description. No pics provided.

“1952 Willys flat fender trail jeep
Buick 252 v-6 w/RV cam headers and 4bbl
TH350 AT w/shift kit
Transfer case is a model 20 case with 18 guts
Offset 44 rear w/ full floater kit disc brakes , lock rite and 5.38 gears
Front is a 25 disc brakes , lock rite and 5.38’s
Warren overdrive
8000 lbs warren winch
Full roll cage
Full and Bikini tops
Real 32 bolt bead locks w/ new 33/12.50/15 truxus radial swamper’s
Wotking heater ,horn , lighter
All lights and turn signals work

NOT looking for any trades unless it’s an old chat muscle car Chevelle , nova , Camaro or c10
Will only trade up will not trade down or for any 3rd gen camaro’s don’t like them”


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1953 M-38A1 & CJ-3/2A Body Norco, CA $2500


Seller erroneously describes the M-38A1 as an MB and the cj body as a 1942.

“1942 Willy’s jeep body flat fenders hood windshield seats fuel tank grille and frame. Have title and currently registered.
1953 mb runs and drives no paperwork.
Extra windshield 2 roll bars.
Package deal $2500 obo.”


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1953 M-38A1 Dillon, MT $5000


The steering has been converted to a saginaw box. It’s mounted pretty high on the frame. A good picture from the front ought to give more info. Otherwise, it looks like a solid jeep.


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“Good complete jeep for restoration back to military (several hundred dollars of parts included) or just fun CJ-5 type driver. Clean title. The jeep starts, runs and stops. Five brand new American made military non-directional tires on reconditioned rims (2 combat, 2 regular jeep). The engine has good even compression (taken 7/2013). See photo of parts included at purchase price. Carburetor needs to be replaced or rebuilt. No significant rust in the tub – good solid steel tub. Engine: Hurricane134 F head with T-90 transmission. Jeep can be seen on weekends with apt. in Dillon, MT.
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1953 M-38AC? Harleysville, PA $18,000


This looks more like a standard M-38A1 with a rifle added. It’s missing the spare tire just off the cowl and the correct windshield. See a more original one here: http://www.m38a1.com/Models/models_106.htm

“1953 M38-A1C Willy’s Jeep w/106mm mounted recoilless rifle parade vehicle. Cannon has .50cal tracer mounted for fire adjustment also. Only 45k miles. Brand new custom made canvas seats NIB ready to install. Other extras included. Runs, drives, antique plates, clean title in hand.”




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2 M-38A1s Angels Camp, CA $6500


Seller lists one M-38A1 as a “1950”, but the earliest they were produced was 1952.

“1950 an 1952 m38 a1s jeeps for sale 6500 for both for more info please call me 209 six six 3 5056 jeep in front has about 2000 miles on all running gear an motor jeep an back has new motor never been started still all original”



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1952 M-38A1 Billings, MT $5500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

This looks like a good price.

“For Sale 1952 Willys M38A-1 Jeep. Asking $5,500, but am willing to negotiate. ”


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CJ-2A, M-38A1, FJ Land Cruiser Medford, MN

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38A1, Other 4x4s

The FJ might be the best deal of the bunch.

“1946 Willy’s Jeep (has title) Not sure if it will run. Was parked 6 years ago. $2000.00 or/Best Offer

1956 Military Jeep – will run – no title $600.00 or/Best Offer

1975 Toyota Land Cruiser – Rebuilt motor, Runs good, Rusty (no title) $1200.00 Or/Best Offer

Will Trade one or all for … Gas Pumps – Signs – Large Tool Boxes – 8 Ft. Metal Brake – Old Trucks – Old Cars – Rat Rods ….”


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1953 M-38A1 York, PA $7,495


Mark just listed this over at warjeeps.com.

“Great parade jeep. Mechanically sound. NEW; brakes, exhaust, gas tank and sender, upholstery, 4– 7.00 x 16 tires and tubes, seals, electric fuel pump, turn signals for street use, speedometer cable. Converted to 12 volts with battery mounted under the hood. CJ-5 Windshield with single electric wiper. Original data plate.”



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1952 M-38A1 Little Rock, AR Govt Auction


Tom spotted this M-38A1 for auction.

“Will start with a jump and prime. Serial number MD 19673 Engine number MD 82728. Has correct for model MD marked military engine. Has limited rust, good floorboards and tool box. Converted to 12 volt but still has correct starter, ignition switch, carburetor and light switch. Original front bumper included. Original wheels and seat frames.

Has tow Bar but not mounted on jeep Truck has had the decals removed, some impression may remain. It has minor dings, dents and scratches. Radios and special equipment have been removed some holes were drilled in dash and floor board ”



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1964 M-38A1/CJ-5 Redding, Ca $2200


Bill spotted this one. It’s listed as an M-38A1, but has a CJ-5 body. Still might be a good price given it runs/drives/has PTO.

“1964 M38A1 Willys Jeep with smooth 4 cylinder Hurricane engine. 3-speed tranny with hi-lo range, locking hubs and PTO winch. Frame for soft top, 2 sets of cloth doors, extra roll bar, 31 x 10.5 x 15 tires (70%), and fender flares. Front seats only (torn), mild rust on right rear fender.”


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1954 M-38A1 American Falls, ID $2500


Still needs some work completed, but looks like a solid foundation.

“1954 Willys M38A1, purchased this with plans to finish, plans have unfortunately have changed. It’s an original body, amateur restoration. Have pictures of when it was being restored. It’s definitely come a long ways!

It still needs to be finished, mechanically it may need a starter, battery, an obvious carb clean. It has been converted to a 12v system with electronic fuel pump. Tires are good, minimal surface rust. Could be finished as it sits and used for what it is, or if desired stripped and brought back to original.”



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1955 M-38A1 Yakima, WA $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks like a good price. Includes an overdrive.

“For sale: 1955 M38A1 Jeep. I started on this jeep with plans for a full restoration but found a flat fender that has pulled my attention and resources away so this one needs to find a new home. The Jeep has been converted to 12v and comes equipped with new locking hubs and has a vintage warn overdrive installed. It and runs and drives well with many new parts already installed including;

-Front and rear seat canvas and cushions
-Canvas top
-Steering Wheel
-Wheel cylinders, master cylinder, and brake shoes
-Soft brake lines
-Rebuilt original fuel/vacuum pump
-Rebuilt original carburetor
-Outer wheel seals
-All pinion and output seals
-NDCC tires and tubes

This machine has it’s share of dings and dents and would make a great trail/parade vehicle as it sits but I’m also including two more parts jeeps and several crates of parts to help facilitate a complete restoration if desired. I’m hoping to get out of M series jeeps so buyer will get everything I have for one price. There are enough parts included to finish the jeep and probably have a really good table at the swap meet for the next couple of years. I’m looking to get $6500 or best offer for the whole package. I have a clear title for the jeep and it’s currently registered with a vintage plate in Washington State. ”


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1953 M-38A1 Meridian, ID $1000


There could be value here.

“this jeep was going to be a hunting jeep. there is no motor the rest is there. included is an artic top and half doors. clean title in hand.
i will have to meet you to see the jeep call me to make arrangements. if you do not have a trailer or cant get one, i dont have one either. you will have to rent one. the uhaul 6×12 works g”


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