This is worth a look. Includes an overdrive.
“Selling our project Jeep. 1953 M38A1, 2300 ford courier motor T90 tranny T 18 T case, needs tranny work . New wiring, new tie rod and ends, new shocks, new brakes, power stearing w/tilt wheel and new pump, new water pump, new one wire 100amp alt, new starter, twin stick transfer case w/over drive, 32×9.50 swampers 90%, no rust. This is a great project jeep but don’t have time and money to get it where we want it. We have a good clean title asking $2000.00 obo located in Knappa, just east of Astoria, OR”
Looks like a good restoration.
“Willys Model M38A1 built in 1954. It was restored from an M38A1 that was untouched since its days in the US Army. When purchased, It still had OD paint and the hood and unit numbers were still visible. The body was very good.
The body metal is very good with no rust. This jeep has been garaged since owned. Have Top/bows.
Engine still at 24 volts. All engine accessories are correct. Cranks well, starts right up and runs good. Holds the road very well.
The Jeep has a period correct US Army Radio set with antenna.”
Might be a good price if the floors are solid.
“1952 Willys M38 A1 Army Jeep. Complete vehicle. Low miles. Needs new fuel pump, and some wireing. $2,500.obo.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(11/18/2014) Looks like a solid Fire Jeep.
“For Sale: 1962 Willies Military Jeep. 12k original miles. Aside from upgraded wheels/rims, roll cage and seats. Everything is original. 6 volt system has been upgraded to a 12 volt system. No rust, runs great. Originally was OD green. It was painted white when put in service by the civil defense. It has been used as a small brush truck. Winch and tools not included. We received an AFG grant and need to sell this to help pay for the grant. Asking $8500 or best offer.”
Not all stock Has some practical upgrades.
“1954 m38a1 jeep this is a milatry issue jeep 4cyl many ugrades that really make this vehicle alot more drivable yet maintaining its military pedigree front disc brakes / power steering / limited slip rear true trac full floating kit with 30 spline rear axles fairly new tires front is ,locked cylinder head and gasket just done water pump and starter new, brake lines are stainess steel radiater is new
this vehicle has a galvanized body !!!! asking 5000 obo clear title in hand reg/saftey good till February”
This might be a good combo.
“I have decided to sell my 1953 M38A1 Military Jeep and M416 Trailer. Jeep runs and drives fine…. It has new Batteries, New Canvas Top, New Seats, The front brakes have been converted to 9″ drums and it will stop on a dime…The front tie rods have been replaced… It has a tow bar that goes with it….. Lights work… It still has the 24 volt system, but has a 12 volt ignition system.. It has had some rust issues in the past and the floor has been patched over, and there are some places that still need repaired…. Tires are good… Has some dings and dents, but nothing major… Good daily driver…The trailer is good and solid, no rust…It could use a new paint job…I have a good clear title for the jeep… Asking $5000.00 firm for both…NO TRADES…WILL NOT SELL SEPERATE…Package deal only…Email this post for more info..”
Has an updated motor. No obvious rust.
“1952 Willy’s Jeep M35…Rebuilt Trans, 2.3 Liter Ford Engine…All New wiring…Newer Fuel tank New Exhaust. New Optma Battery, Runs Good Drives Good. New Radiator..”
No pics provided.
“good condition….has a little rust under the gas tank where all of them rust and a little in the tool box and floor but all can be fixed easily. Body is solid…..Engine turns over..new plug wires new plugs…rebuilt carburator……all original has blackout lights etc… I can send photos via text if you are interested but call me FIRST please.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.
(09/17/2014) The pics are dark, but it appears solid.
“1953 army jeep, runs great! Fairly new tires, 24 volt system. Not top on it, I do have an old hard top for it as well as a heating unit if you’re interested.”
No pics provided. Seller is retiring and cutting back on stuff. Seller has a huge list, so I’ve picked out only the jeeps.
5) 1952 Jeep M38A1 newly restored, gobs new parts/upgrades……$21,950.00obo
super impressive classic Military, new camouflage camo paint
10) 1961 Jeep Willys Wagon, Hurricane 6 engine…………………………$ 4,350.00obo
partially restored, all necessary and many extra parts
11) 1949 Jeep Willys flatbed truck, upgrade, newer engine…………..$ 4,300.00obo
runs great, tree limb just fell on roof, we’ll fix for you
14) 1947 Jeep CJ, not pretty ol’ ranch truck, but runs great…………..$ 2,750.00obo
21) 1960 Jeep FC170 (Forward Cab) truck………………………………….$ 950.00obo
cab & dually chassis, no bed, rusty, bought for restoration
Now that we have reached retirement age, we really want to give it at least a part-time try and not be stewards over all this stuff any longer. Therefore, we are willing to work with you to make this all yours instead of ours, so make us an offer, we may take it!!! Thank you kindly for looking…Jim”
“Kaiser-Willys M38A1 Has all new tires, brake lines,master cylinder, brake shoes, seat cover and stuffing materials, decals. Has been converted form 24 volts to 12. Has new exhaust,new data plates. Registered as historic vehicle. Engine runs good, but could use an overhaul, as it smokes some.Runs and drives as it should.Some extra parts. Cash only!!”
No pics provided.
“1952 willys cannon military jeep has cut out in windshield for cannon needs tires the ones that are on it hold air but dry rotted, does run still has original engine and dual batteries for the 24 volt system 4 wheel drive works,, all the original plaques and data tags are in tack.. if interested I will take some pictures of whatever,”
Seats are rough, but looks pretty stock.
“Still has all of the original ID tags, will need minor attention from sitting.”
No pics provided.
“1952 Willys Jeep M38A1 Army Jeep Very good body, converted to 12 v new reduction starter, alternator, and distributor, water pump, nothing altered, can be converted back to 24v, new front seat frames, new rear “tailgate” panel.. not welded in yet, rear floor is good, driver floor good, passenger floor has small rust through over the hat channel. hat channel is also rusted through, tool box has minor pin holes, frame is good, gas tank well has minor pin holes,, gas tank cleaned and sealed. new master cylinder and one wheel cylinder. Paint is correct od green, picture color is a little off. Good Indiana title in my name. $3800 pls no calls after 9 pm and please keep text to a minimum, call me. !”
This jeep includes an overdrive, good roll cage, and a variety of parts.
“1952 jeep. has a newer 327-runs excellent! dana 18 twin stick with warn overdrive, t-150 3 spd. trans.,dana 44 rear, rebuilt dana 27 front,5.38 gears. lots new on jeep-warn hubs, new brake and wheel cylinders front and rear. new clutch and pressure plate new exhaust complete new steering components new steering box pwr. steering all lights work- blinkers, brake, emergency, head lights has new fuel cell, new windshield, new seats, tilt steering, I moved the seats back 3 inchs so there’s room to sit in the front! shock hoops at all 4-corners with new rs 9000 adjustable shocks.locked up frnt and rear, but still drives down the road nice!thousands in receipts.comes with the following spare parts in excellent condition: sm-420 trans,dana 44 rear, dana 30 front needs regeard with discs.dana 18 transfer case, spare drive lines, I’m sure I’m forgetting some stuff, lots of work went into this jeep, hauls ass and 4x4s great!! willing to trade for older k5 blazer or older car. cj willys military rock crawler 4×4 wheeler rat rod”
No pics provided.
“I have two jeeps 1- M38a1 military willis in pretty good shape and 1 1953 cj willis that’s body is rough but has a good drive train. M38 runs good for it’s age. It is original with all military lights, 24 volt, new brakes from master to pads, new tires. Very solid old jeep. Also have 1947 military trailer. Sold all together only.”
The CJ-2A price includes a trailer.
“1947 Army jeep does run with Army trailer 3,600— 1953 Willis Army jeep 1,600 rebuilt motor ( not in Jeep) both 4,800 will accept Trade mopar 1940s-1950s”
Mark listed this over at sellajeep.
Bed-liner in and out
New custom seats and custom covers
New windshield and gaskets (still in box)
200 watt Stereo with custom ammo can speakers
Brake system, pad, lines
Custom ?marine? fuel tank.
Brand new Tires
Custom turn signals in front and rear
The seller of this M-38A1 has a unique and special view of jeep history, hence the reason I have shared this ad. (As a precursor, there were a few CDN M-38s and M-38A1s built by Ford in Canada, but not that many — it is doubtful, but not impossible, that this was one.)
“This is an awesome vehicle that looks super cool and goes ANYWHERE! It is the true granddaddy of them all! M38A1 It is made by Ford Motor company as Willis could not keep up production during the war and Henry Ford cut a deal with our government to supply Jeeps to our troops utilizing the the Willis body design but with a more powerful engine, built in Canada (to not infringe on Willis patent…). The Willis had 60 hp while the Ford Jeep had a 75 hp Hurricane engine. The extra fifteen hp made a very big difference! This particular unit has over 2K custom welding (front bumper, roll bar, rear bumper and tail gate, reinforced floor boarding). It comes equipped with six ply Military tires (valued at $400 each= $1600). There are also custom accessories for the avid outdoorsman (remote controlled electric hoist rated at two thousand pounds, a remote controlled animal feeder, custom front carrier box and a custom tow bar). The accessories are a combined $1000 value. There are two adult jump seats in the cargo area to transport a combined four large adults. There is a gun rack and custom convertible top. Everything on this machine works! Extra large radiator. Military Jeep is rated three quarter ton (1500 lbs.) Have receipts for everything done over the last thirty years! Comes with extra parts and manuals. This thing not only looks good but “runs like a top”!!! These Jeeps were designated an International Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.”
UPDATE: Was $17,000. *Status Unknown**
Looks parade ready.
“THIS IS A GREAT PARADE READY 1953 M38A1 WILLY JEEP AND TRAILER. THE CONDITIONS IN EXCELLENT WITH A REBUILT MOTOR. .(SEE PIC). IT COMES WITH ALL KINDS OF GOODIES. IT HAS THE OLD BRASS FIRE EXTINGUISHER MOUNTED ON THE MACHINE GUN MOUNT, THE SHOVEL UNDER THE HOOD. THE OLD AX BY THE RIGHT REAL PANEL. EVERYTHING IS WHERE IT BELONGS. IT HAS A SIREN AND THE BLACK OUTLIGHT. IT ALSO HAS THE CANVAS TOP IT IS 24 VOLT AND IS LICENED FOR STREET TRAVEL IN CALIFORNIA. IT HAS ONLY BEEN USED FOR PARADES. THIS JEEP HAS IT ALL. THE TRAILER IS ALSO IN FANTASTIC CONDITION AND READY TO HOOK UP TO Y0UR JEEP IT IS A 1952 AND COMES WITH A CANVAS COVER.”
Looks good, but needs a battery at the very least.
“Restored M38A1 1955 Willys M38A1. Has been sitting on jacks in garage for about 20 years. Selling as is. Was driven frequently for a short period until it was finally parked. Probably just needs a new battery, gas and oil. Clear title.”
Runs roughly. The front bumper isn’t original.
“Built by Kaiser – same as Willys. rust free, converted to 12 volts, was stored in garage for last five years, runs rough, very low mileage, planned to restore to military specs but too many projects. Five new tires.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(09/10/2014) Might be a good price.
“Korean war era military Jeep in good condition. Starts, stops and drives well. “
“1955 Willys M38A1 Military Jeep with title. Includes military radio, 24 volt system 4 cylinder, waterproof. Call or text for details before 8PM”
There are multiple ads across the country for a 1953 M-38A1 for only $3000. This too-good-to-be-true offer is made using a gmail address that is also selling other vehicles across the country. It looks like a scammer to me.
Here’s the ad:
“Army Jeep Very good body, converted to 12 v new reduction starter, c00ntact: email@example.com”
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