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2 M-38A1s Stafford, VA $8000


This could be a good price for the pair.

“One running and driving 1952 M38A1 jeep and one 1953 M38A1 non running jeep. For sale as package deal for 8k or will sale separately/part out. Many NOS parts on the 1952. Many original parts on the 53. I can deleiver in local area…for a fee if not in the local area. Bill of sale only. Great project jeeps. Vintage restore very doeable even for the non mechanic. Happy to answer questions and discuss. Was in process of restoring and other priorities have emerged.”



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CJ-5/M-38A1 and Other Parts Hollister, CA $400

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1, Parts

Has a variety of parts. Maybe some parts value here?

“Parts or off-road project early CJ5
M38a1 military frame, which came stock shackle reversed and boxed/braced. Machine gun bracket cut off, rear draw bar/pto v bar cut out for 72-75 rear mounted gas tank. I do have original engine brackets for the f head 134 Willys engine.
Toyota 20r & 2wd 5speed that will run
Toyota 8″ rear end, welded w/ 4:10 gears and g2 wheel adapters to Jeep 5 lug
Dana 30 disc wide track front axle, 4:10 gears, open diff
Stock military m38a1 leafs (need bushings)
Toyota manual steering box
1974 tub in very bad shape, I would call it un useable
2 sets of front fenders and hoods in very good shape
Grill in ok shape but not restoration quality
Homemade windshield
It’s rough, missing things like shackles, some sheet metal and other pieces but with some work it could be a decent off-road toy, it did run/drive fairly well before I stole the original tub off it.
Needs, pedals, brakes, better steering column and wiring re connected, I have the pedals/brakes but they aren’t installed.
Comes with some soft doors, 2 sets of RANCHO shocks, other odds and ends
$400 or best offer ”



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1962 M-38A1 Mobile, AL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,500.

Looks good.

“Korean War Era Willys M38A1 Jeep
Perfect for Hunters and Collectors!
Doors and extra carburetor included”

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1952 M-38A1 Ventucopa, CA $3200


This might be a good price.

“49500 original miles. 4 cylinder. Runs good. No-op. Everything works. 4×4 3 speed tranny with high and low on transfer.’


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1954 M-38A1 Surrey, BC, Canada $8200


Jack shared this ad. That top is a curiosity.

“1954 Willys Jeep M38A1. US Military till mid 60’s then frame off restoration (bare metal) in the 70’s and same ugly green paint (not military green) since then. Absolutely stock, motor, tranny, running gear and body with no rust. Unmolested panels, tub, dash, etc. Has stock “C”-Door metal hardtop with doors (not in pics), Warn overdrive, military tires (not in some pics) and boxes of spare parts, including block, head, tranny/transfer-case parts, black-out lights, seat frames, etc. ”


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1952? CJ-5 Iselin, NJ No Price


Listed as a 1952, it looks more like a CJ-5 to me. This has been available for a while. No title.




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1952 Model? Denver, CO $3000

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

No pics provided.

“Hunter’s & Outdoorsmen; 1952 Jeep Willy, it is a classic. Great for outdoors. Does need work.”


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1953 M-38A1 Savoy, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Needs a new top, but looks solid otherwise.

“US Army 1953 M38A1 Willis Restored military vehicle for parades from the Korean war. No rust. Runs and drives. Antique tags. Come with tow bar and lights. $8000 or Trade for late model Gas golf cart in good condition”


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2 1955 M-38A1s Tustin, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000.

Only one photo provided.

“I have two 1955 era. M38a1 Jeeps. One is restored completely re done USMC correct.. The other is a complete rolling original. No rust.. Very desirable complete correct vehicles. Ca title on one. Total package sale preferred. Call me… I don’t want to text or email for ever. Serious informed buyer… Santa Ana Ca, $12k buys both”


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3 M-38A1s & 5 CJ-5s Saugerties, NY


UPDATE: Still Available. 

“Cleaning up jeep collection. 3 m38a1s, 5 cj5’s and parts. Some run , some soaking and may be runners.
1 M38a1 fully marked and original, cranks but won’t start-2500.00
2 m38a1 parts or fix 24 volt 1000.00 each
m38a1 24 volt motor-700.00
cj5’s 500-1500.00
Nicest cj5 with slot wheels-fiberglass body and nose-3800.00
Come look and make offers. ”



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1954 M-38A1(?) Tripoli, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600.

(12/15/2016) Has a fiberglass body that looks pretty new.

“fiberglass body. Steel half cab and doors. Engine is out and needs to be rebuilt. No title. cash only pick up only”

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1952 Model? Denver, CO $3000

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

No pics provided.

“Hunter’s & Outdoorsmen; 1952 Jeep Willy, it is a classic. Great for outdoors. Does need work.”


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3 M-38A1s Carlisle, VA Pick and Pull


UPDATE: Seller couldn’t sell them as is, so he’s invited folks to pull parts and buy them on Feb 18th. The photo is from an older ad.

“Saturday, February 18th, 8am – 2pm – You pick it, you pull it. (3) 1952 M38A1 Jeep rolling bodies.

Partial list of parts includes windshields, hoods, axels, wheels, transmissions, engines, bodies. Pictures do not include all parts. Too many to list. Restore a piece if history! Bargain prices!

Everything will be compiled together in the Carlisle area on this ONE day only! (Blue Jeep) is partially torn down, but most of the parts that were removed? from it? are available.

I have a large 6×10 trailer full of loose parts. Too much to picture or list”



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M-38A1 Parts Fruitland, ID $150


If the fenders are in good shape it’s a good price.

“I have a mix of extra parts that came with a 1955 M38a1 Willys Military Jeep including used
Fenders, Dash, passenger seat, drive lines, a box of miscellaneous parts, and aftermarket light bar.
Fenders and dash have been media blasted clean. Fenders have some body damage, dash has a radio cut out spot, and seat has some rust, mostly 1955 era parts not new.’



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M-170 Body Chaparral, NM **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-170, M-38A1

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was on eBay.

Seller says this is “1 or 3” but I only see one pictured? So I’m not sure what all is for sale in this ad.

“{ 1 or 3} M170/M38A-1 military willys korean vietnam army medical service mash ambulance approx. years 1958, I do not any titles for these vehicles, Bodies and frames and whatever parts are attached. The bodies have dings and dents, however pretty rust free. I have 2x windshield frames only. They have been in the El Paso, Texas area for some time. Perfect for restore or rat rod or replacement parts. If you need more pictures or other information.”


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Year? M-38A1 Waldorf, MD No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

This one is listed as a 1945 ….

“Year: 1945
Make: JEEP
Model: CJ 4WD
Series: CJ7
Stock #: WA1181
Condition: Used
Exterior: Green
Interior: Graphite
Body: (US)
Transmission: Manual
Engine: 8 Cylinder”



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1952 M-38A1 San Antonio, TX $2800


No description provided. Might be worth a look.


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1955 M-38A1 Asheville, NC **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $3000.

(11/05/2016) Looks pretty straight. Will need work.

“This 1955 Jeep is a US Army M38A1. It has been switched over to a 12V system. It has an canvas top just like what would have been put on it in the 50’s. I was in the process of restoring it but rain out of resource to get the job done. It comes with several new parts and even has the original manual. Cash and pickup only. I will not work with a shipping company.”

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1960 M-38A1 Houma, LA $6950


Unusual driver’s step and a few other custom elements.

“Rebuilt, Runs, New Top, Sides, and Door. Heavy Duty Roll Bar, extra off road tires, military tires and wheels with deer carrier.”


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1953 M-38A1 Greers Ferry, AR $4000


Needs work. Has an interesting winch.

“1953 Willys M38A1. Looking for a good home for a restoration project. In great condition. No title, bill of sales only”


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1958 M-38A1 Largo, FL $3500


Might make an pretty easy restoration.

“1958 Jeep Willys M38 4×4 Fun to drive all original military vehicle $3,500 obo”


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Year? M-38A1 Pensacola, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,500.

It’s listed as a 1950, so might be a 1960?

“Korean War Era Willys M38A1 Jeep
Perfect for hunters and collectors
Doors and extra carburetor included”

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M-38A1 Body Kit Northfield, MN $4100


I don’t know what the usually run.

“1953 Jeep M38A1 body tub kit. Includes tub, fenders, hood and windscreen. All sandblasted, primed and painted the correct Korean War Green. Windscreen has new glass and new correct weather strip. Some extras include body reflectors, seat brackets front and rear, firewall cover plugs and more. More pictures available. ”



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1952 M-38A1 Woodbridge, VA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

(05/29/2015) Has some rust.

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“1952 USMC version. Running condition and partial rebuilt. Own a piece of military history made in America. I personalized this to Olive Drab like the Army Jeeps, but the true USMC version is painted in Mountain Green, which is just a dark green color. With some minor work, you can have this ready for the July 4th parade or just a weekend vehicle to show off.

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1953 M-38A1 w/Trailer Genada, MS $1300

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, trailer • TAGS: .

There appears to be value here.

“1953 Willis jeep with trailer. Trailer was made in 1964. Bill of sale only. I am told these did not have titles. I do not know but do know there is an antique tag on it. I saved this from going in the scrap yard. I am retired military and thought this would be a fun project. I have too many projects. The motor turns over with boost. Not firing. Overall needs tlc but oh what fun it would be running. This would never get stuck”


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