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1952 M-38A1 Charleston, SC $8500

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.

(06/22/2016) Includes a trailer.

“1952, M38A1 military jeep and trailer RESTORED. Many additional parts for you to install.
All new canvas except doors.
You also get military trailer restored with new canvas Engine rebuilt and new clutch”


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1955 M-38A1 Burien, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** “Was $8500.

(05/05/2016) Looks solid.

“This jeep is in good condition, drives great. Resealed fuel tank, NATO/European jerry can, good rubber, brakes are good, fresh paint and stars are new…..A general clean up and ready to parade. Converted to 12 vt.”

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1953 M-38A1 Derby, VT $7500


Has an interesting contraption on it.

“side doors, under 30,000 miles, runs great, a collector.”


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1953 M-38A1 Fairfax, VA $8200


Could be a good M-38A1 for bringing back to original.

“This M38A1 Willys Jeep is in great condition. It runs and drives with no trouble. It has a newly rebuilt engine, transfer case, and carburetor. It runs on a 24 volt system. It’s 95% original with a few parts such as the passenger handle in front of the seat that came from a CJ5. Brand new 6 ply tires and drum brakes all around. Seats are in excellent condition with no rips or tears. The only thing missing is the windshield wiper motor. I’m in the process of registering it so it will be road legal. It will be registered next week or the week after that. The DMV issues trip permits to unregistered vehicles so if you would like a test drive that can be arranged”


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1962 M-38A1 Macungie, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

“This is a 1962 Marine variant M38A1.  As such, it has the original stock front and rear lift rings, extended rear bumper, front/rear limited slip differentials and late model air cleaner.  The entire vehicle was restored as an off-frame restoration with all mechanical and electrical aspects rebuilt.  Jeep has 16,500 miles on it and runs as new.  It was originally marked as USN in forest green but was restored with USMC markings.  Most likely originally a Seabee jeep.  Hood number is actual original. Asking $12,500.”

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1953 M-38A1 Jupiter, FL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $12,500.

Looks in good shape.

“All original Korean War Era 4×4 Jeep. Mechanically sound and no rust through anywhere ( some surface peel ). Runs like a top.

Two sets of tires and wheels, full curtains including radiator quilt, canvas seat covers and 2 new 12Volt batteries.

This rare original has seen minimal use. It appears to have been an officer’s jeep because it has a heater. Markings include “82 AB” and “HQ” on front bumper. Jerry can on the back.

Can be seen by appointment. Call with any questions. No long emails, texts. Not interested in any low ball offers and no help needed in selling. Garage kept and as good as you will find for its age.”

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1951 CJ-3A & 1952 M-38A1 Jarrettsville, MD $2750

• CATEGORIES: M-38, M-38A1

Might be a good price. Seller lists one jeep as an M-38, but it looks to be a CJ-3A (thanks Mark).

“1951 M38 for restoration, $1250 1952 M38A1 for restoration, very complete $2750 Have titles for both”


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1960 M-38A1 Lucas, IA $2500


There’s still some work left on this project.

“I’m posting this for a friend of mine. If you want to talk to him about this call the number listed.

134 ci Hurricane engine. New brakes from backing plate to tires. New wheel bearings & seal’s all the way around. New front hubs, new master cylinder with brake light switch. All rubber brake lines and stainless steel line’s replaced.

To complete this project all you need it time and labor. Everything that I needed to buy for it has been bought. You’ll need to adjust the master cylinder & bleed the brakes. Gas tank been repaired, New floor pan that goes under the fuel tank is included. Complete new fuel line, new fuel pump and a carb rebuild kit are also included. I have a fuel cell and electric pump for it. Radiator has been repaired, new bottom hose & fan belt. I’ve reupholstered the seats. Like I said before, everything you need to put this Jeep back on the road comes with it. I’m also throwing in a Tote bar. There are some other parts that will also go with it.

Before I tore into this project I drove it and motor and tranny was in pretty good shape. I bought it to restore, but have decided I’m too old start another project. $2,500 will buy you a lot of fun. ”


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1965 M-38A1 Sacramento, CA $2900


Bill spotted this M-38A1. Runs and drives!

“1965 willys military jeep
Runs and drives on current non-op comes with soft doors and top. New battery original motor.”


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1955 M-38A1 White Salmon, WA $3000


It need some work and is a mix of M-38A1 & CJ-5 parts, but there may be some value here.

“chevy small block, 4 bbl, headers, moonies, manual 3 spd, low geared, bikini top, soft top, soft doors,roll bar, custom mags, have new mirrors need to be mounted, fender flares, runs and drives great on trails, not geared for highway use. Needs: brake work (power brake unit), manual steering but recommend putting in a power steering unit. ”


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1954 M-38A1 San Diego, CA $2500


Looks like a good price.

“1954 Willy’s jeep. Original engine. Newer seats and upgraded brakes. Recent rebuild on engine, transmission and transfr case. please put your number in any emails.”


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1953 M-38A1 Dyer, NV $3500


Has new tires. Possibly a M-38A1D?

“This jeep is a willys/overland m38a1 military 1953. Eng. 134 cubic inch F head, in good running condition. The tires are new including the spare.
I have all the new parts to change over to 12 volt from 24 volt, alt, starter, solid-state distribtor.”



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1953 M-38A1 Cape Cod, MA Auction

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

The starting bid is $600. More pics of this here:

“This jeep will be up for bid at our live auction on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club in Harwich at the ‘Best Night of the Year’. The event begins at 6:30pm with cocktails, tastings from local vendors, and a silent auction. The live auction will follow and the evening will conclude with a fantastic display of fireworks. To join us at the event and live auction, you can purchase your tickets here.”



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1952 M-38A1 & Trailer Scappoose, Or $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, trailer

Might be worth a look.


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“1952 Willys -M38A1 with custom flatbed trailer and extra rolling chassis
Street legal and off-road ready. Great setup for hunters or weekend off-road racing. Runs good.
Clean Oregon title, plates good thru April 2017.

Dauntless V-6
3 Speed w/ Overdrive and Hi/Lo Transfer Case
Dana front and rear
Warn Hubs
Custom steel front flat fenders
9,000LB Electric Winch with remote mounted behind the grill
MT Mud Claw Radial 80% tread 31X10.50 R15LT
Rear mounted spare
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5 Jeeps Raleigh, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, CJ-7, CJ5, Jeepster, M-38A1

UPDATE: **SOLD** Were $5500.

There are a couple early jeeps, including a 3B and an M-38A1. Only pics are of the Jeepster.

“67 jeepster not running
78 jeep cj7 not running has v-8 chev. motor
75 jeep cj5 not running has v-8 ford motor
53 jeep cj3b not running original 4 cylinder engine
55 jeep m38a1 not running 4 cylinder engine
All for one money $5,500.00 or $1,500.00 each price is FIRM’


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1955 M-38A1 Union, CT $3500


This might be a good price.

“For sale is a Military Jeep, MB. The Jeep includes military rims, nice canvas seats, radio, shovel, all gauges, as shown in pictures. The Jeep runs and drives in yard. The Jeep needs brakes and exhaust. Yes, this is an M38A1D Jeep.

Connecticut is a no title state for antique vehicles. Therefore, Jeep will be sold with Bill of Sale only. The Jeep doesn’t include any other paperwork, only Bill of Sale.”


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1967 M-38A1 Orting, WA $2500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(03/04/2016) It’s rough, but looks like fun. Might be a good value.

“Turn key/wheeling ready
Buick 225
T90 transmission
Dana 18 transfer
Dana 44/Dana 27 w/limited slips
4.11 gears
It’s more reliable than it is pretty! My dad and I have had a blast in this jeep over the years and always get lots of smiles and waves on the trail. This jeep will get you thru most anything. If interested call or text and swing by to see it and hear it run. Asking 3000$ but are open to offers. We’ve seen these iconic rigs going for far more than this so no low ballers please. ”


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1952 M-38A1C Tacoma, WA $5850


Appears worth a look.



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1952 M-38A1 Alger, MI $9000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9000. Has glass tub.

(08/29/2015) Looks nice.

“Starts, runs, shifts, steers, brakes, and rides great. Very reliable.
12 volt system, F-134 engine.
4 x 4 low and high work as they should. Can shift into 4 wheel high on the fly at speeds less than 25 mph.
Battery, battery cables, spark plugs, wires, gear oil, hoses, belt, and fuel pump replaced 6 years ago.
Transfer case and clutch professionally over-hauled 4 years ago.
Original distributor replaced with breakerless electronic distributor 3 years ago.
Original carburetor replaced with new rebuilt carburetor 3 years ago.
Has heater, trailer hitch, turn/brake signals, low/high beam headlights, seat belts, horn, electric wipers, key start, canvas cover with sectional support bars,
Tubeless extreme traction tires. Ball hitch.
Rear tube body is fiberglass. M38a1 steel front end.
Storage compartment under rear seat.
AM/FM/IPOD marine radio located in ammo box between front seats with 4 speakers.
Amp, gas, oil gauges are not working. I have new gauges and gas tank sender. Temp and Speedometer are working. Vehicle does not have a parking brake.
I have used this vehicle to drive dirt roads on summer weekends around Secord Lake near West Branch for the last six years.”


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2 1952 M-38A1s Locust, NC $3000


Both are projects.


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“Please read the entire ad:
Two M38A1 Military Jeeps + extra parts.
Enough parts here to build a really nice M38A1 with lots leftover. It’s all there!!!
Many desirable and hard to find parts, with extras from other projects.

Jeep #1
This is not your typical rusted farm heap basket case.
Straight and almost rust free body. It’s been stored indoors for 20 years or more.
CLEAN and RUST FREE floors, except fuel tank well (2 new repos included).
NO RUST in toolbox.
Virtually NO RUST showing on the outside of the tub except for one tiny spot in the right side front rocker.
Nice fenders, just a little dented on the front.
ONLY real dent in the tub is on the front right corner but easily straightened.
Good front seat frames. 3 rear seats frames but all need repairs.
Original top bows.
Windshield frame is included but forgot to dig it out for pics.
It was virtually complete, less motor, when I got it years ago.
Everything was carefully bagged and tagged on disassembly.
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Sand Jeep Yuma, AZ $6850

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Racing

Still needs a little work.

“Registered as a 1952 Willys. All fiberglass, Locked Ford 9in., Automatic Transmission, 427 Big Block Chevy (approx. 450hp), nitrous kit available, Full cage built for 3 people attached to the frame, New drive shafts, etc. The Jeep has not seen sand since 2008. I had a new T18 transfer case put in it in 2012 as well as having the rest of the drivetrain inspected. It does not currently run. The fuel lines, battery and driveshafts need to be installed. The seats are weathered but actually new. I have never driven it with these seats installed. The Super Swampers and Mickey Thompsons are no longer on the Jeep, It will be sold with 32×11.50×15 BFG All Terrains on aluminum wheels. I am willing to negotiate but do not come at me with some ridiculously low ball offer.”


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Stretched M-38A1 at Walmart

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

Seth found this photo of a stretched M-38A1 with extra seats parked at a Walmart. Looks like there’s a small sign attached to the beer case that indicates this may be in Virginia near the National Museum of the Marines


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Year? M-38A1 Klamath Falls, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900.

Given the Meyer top, there may be value here.

“I believe that this is a 52 or 53. I have no title only bill of sale. I originally bought this to restore but have gone another route. This is mostly all there, the two side windows on the top are missing, easy to get. The windshield, doors and rear glass is all there and in good condition. I believe that this top will fit most of the CJ5s There is surface rust on the inside of the doors, the floorpan on the drivers side is rusty but there. The passanger side needs to be replaced.
It has the rearends, transmission, transfer case and has the adapter plate still on it for a 350 Chev.
It has been sitting for a number of years on a farm so of course it is rusty, but restorable or use for parts. Has the Ross steering conversion which is nice. missing the speedo. The sheetmetal is not all beat to heck and gone but in pretty good shape overall.

I was thinking of just parting this out but don’t haave the time (or effort)…I would like to get 900 for it but am open to reasonable offers. Might take a trade . Maybe a jeep or pickup truck.
I am very easy to deal with so give me a call or a contact number. by the reply box.”

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1953 M-38A1 Upstate NY $3500


Henry’s got this jeep for sale.

“Early 1952 M38a1 Starts and runs good, no serious rust on body and frame, motor all correct for year, Has recovered seats and rebuilt emergency brake system. Excellent vehicle for restoring..Also has Myers Hardtop in very good shape and is set up for plowing. Can be reached at 315-945-0543 Is in upstate N.Y.”




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1952 M-38A1 Shipshewana, IN $1600


Nick shared this one.

“For sale is a 1952 Willys M38A1, the first year produced. I bought this Jeep a few days ago and was told it ran less than a year ago, and just needed batteries. The story goes a farmer bought this Jeep to use on his blueberry farm. After bringing it home I cleaned the entire Jeep out, topped off the transmission, and got intimidated with the electrics. I’m not sure if this is 24V like original or converted 12V, but the wiring needs all gone through. The gas tank should be cleaned out, and I would guess a new fuel pump. I’ve owned a dozen flat-fender Jeeps and always wanted to try an M38A1, but it was more work than I anticipated for a weekend project before driving back down to campus.

This Jeep is perfect for an off-road or farm toy. The transmission is free and the shifter moves nicely, I could push the Jeep around with ease. When I topped off the tranny, the gears looked pretty clean. Engine is free as well. I crawled all under the frame and it’s solid. It looks like there’s a plow mechanism that’s still hooked up on the front. The tires have dry rot but have been holding air pretty well, and have plenty of tread left. These are the larger 7×16 tires.

From a historical standpoint, this is also a great basis for a restoration project. The entire drivetrain is original military with the correct engine and transmission. You can even see the USMC hood numbers peering through the hood paint. It looks like this Jeep at one time during service had a snorkel, which the hole in the hood was for. The front-half body is in great shape with little rust, and the tub could be repaired or replaced.

I also have a clear title. I’m asking $1600 firm. Feel free to call/text me anytime, and if I don’t answer I’ll get back with you shortly.”