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1958 M-38A1 Baker City, OR $3500



“M38 Willys for sale. 4 wheel drive. 4 Cylinder F Head. Picked up from an estate sale where it had been parked in the shop for 10 years. It was restored to working condition and driven to its present location. PTO transfer case. Originally built as a military Willys. There are no doors or top and no extra parts. White in color. I have another Jeep and I don’t need two of them. Located in Eastern Oregon. ”


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1953 M-38A1 Grandview, OH $6000


Looks solid.

“Sale to family friend fell through, back on the market, 1953 Jeep M38A1 New tires. New brakes all the way around. Runs good. Only being used for Memorial Day parade. Time to move it on.”


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1953 M-38A1 Beaver Falls, PA $15,000

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Looks solid.

“1953 Jeep Willy. M38A1 U.S. Marine Corps. Excellent shape, mechanically inside and body. Garage kept. 15000 OBO. Clean Title, Manual transmission, and gas fuel.”






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1955 M-38A1 Elk Grove, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $7000

Looks in good shape. It’s missing a few details.

New Driver, Passenger and Rear Seats
New Top
New Tires (includes spare)
New Tail Lights and Reflectors
New Wind shield wiper motors
New Brakes
“Some” Engine work
Asking $7000 OBO”

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1953 M-38A1 Virginia Beach, VA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

This might be worth a look at this price.

“For sale is a Korean War era military jeep used by U.S.M.C. Needs restoration but is complete. Call for further details. 1000.00 or best offer. No title.”

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1952 M-38A1 Bethel Acres, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1300.

There could be value here.

“This is a M38A1 Military jeep with all of the sealed electrical, It was running when parked years ago but i don’t think it would take much to get it back up and running. All of the mil data plates are still on the dash. I am clearing out all of my projects make an offer I might even trade for hunting items.”

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1953 M-38A1 Fort Davis, TX $8000

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This looks good.

“This is my personal Jeep. I bought it in 1986 as part of a consignment of military vehicles from Camp Mabry in Austin, TX. Runs great. Engine, transmission, drive train, all body parts, and seats are as they were when the Jeep came out of Camp Mabry. Painted in 1987. Carb, wiring harness, side rear-view mirror are old/new replacements. The only non-military part is the water temp gauge. The Jeep has been kept in covered parking for the last 16 years in the high desert of Fort Davis, TX. Virtually no rust.”



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1952 M-38A1 Covington, IL $3900


Seems to be a good price.

“Original drive train. Reupholstered seats. Tires in good shape. Soft top and doors in excellent condition. Was driven in the Newport Hill Climb.”


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1951 CJ-3A/M-38A1 Lewiston, ID $1900


It runs. It looks to be a CJ-3A chassis with an M-38A1 body.

“This is a 1962 Willy’s Jeep 4×4 with all original 4 cylinder/3 speed running gear. Has new upholstery, new tires, new mag wheels, all new wiring under dash.”


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1954 M-38A1 Wilmington, OH $8500


Looks sold.

“A true piece of American History!
1954 M-38 A-1 Willys Military Jeep. It has been converted to 12-volt. Hurricane 4 cylinder engine. Engine is in Perfect Running Order. A roll bar has been added, the bar is bolted, not welded so that it may be removed if you wish.
Restored and in Great condition! Perfect for any military enthusiast! Great for parades and showcasing! Comes with bill of sale, has never been registered or on the road.”


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1955 M-38A1 Marietta, TX Make Offer



“4X4 1/4 Utility Original equipment, Sealed ignition
Extra set of Wheels and Tires
Running well
Needs some cosmetic TLC”


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Year? M-38A1 Jourdanton, TX $2000


It is listed as a CJ-3A.

“1950 or 1951 Willys CJ3 Jeep. Newly rebuilt 4 cylinder. Starts and runs good. High seats, racks and dog cages. Needs brake work and some tender loving care. $2000 upfront, no payments. Any questions please text or call. There is NO title!!”


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1958 M-38A1 Marietta, GA $2250

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

Runs and drives.

“I have a jeep that I have had for a while, I have done some work to it and put some original parts on it that were missing when found. It runs and drives but could use a few things here and there to make it road worthy. The 4 wheel drive does work. I have the original gas tank and cover that goes around the gas tank. it will go with it for the right price …. key word right price.. no trades no bartering just cash.. no movers no checks while you are out at sea or whatever it is this week”


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1952 M-38A1 St. Paul, MN $9500

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

This is an ex-fire station jeep, which would explain the unusual paint job.

“1952 M38A1. Serial Number 22011, date of manufacture 9/1952. It was an ex-Marine, then Fire Department Jeep. I’ve owned it for about 20 years with the intention of restoring it back to original, it was painted maroon before I bought it. Original military jeep with the 24 volt waterproof electrical system. No rust, only some light surface corrosion in spots. New NDCC tires, wiring harness, batteries, canvas seat covers, spark plug wires, and summer top. Rear seat and external power connector. Many extra parts: 3 voltage regulators, generator to voltage regulator cable, original light switch, 2ea winter doors (not in the best shape, 1 winter side flap, new door bows, old set of plug wires, extra black out light lamp, original gauges (37800 miles on it), extra military style wire connectors and covers, original spring & horse hair seat covers, 4ea NOS ground straps, battery hold down brackets, new parking brake arm and shoes, engine electrical test kit (Sun model WPW-10), new grill welt, extra cuno oil filter gaskets, NOS radio antenna mount, spare ammeter gauge, misc hardware, parts manual and service manual.”


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1952 M-38A1 Woodbridge, VA $6800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6800

(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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1956 M-38A1(?) Glendale, CA $3000


No pics provided.

“Up for sale 56 willy’s jeep military model stored for 20 years. For pics please email or call needs some tlc. Body is super clean no rust.”


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1952 M-38A1 Alger, MI $10,000

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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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1952 M-38A1 Willow Glen, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200.

Some plates have been added to the sides.

“USMC Jeep that spent many years on a ranch behind Mt. Hamilton. New paint, wheels, tires, seats and glass. Great fun running around town or up in the hills. New front disc brake conversion added. Runs fine on an original 4 cylinder “Hurricane” engine and stock 3 speed and 4 wheel drive.”

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1953 M-38A1 Morgan Hill, CA $12,000

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Looks good.

“RARE, fully restored 1953 Willy’s Jeep converted to 12volt system. Runs excellent!! To much to list. Please call for all other info. If no answer leave a message and will call back ASAP. No SCAMMERS or LOW BALLERS. Thanks for your interest.”


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1952 & 1953 M-38A1 Lakewood, CO No Price


there’s some value here.

“Have a couple of Military Jeeps M38-A1’s still painted OD Etc. One is a 1952 with less then 15,000 miles. The other is a depot rebuild 1953 also still in OD paint with a original military hard top. And also a large number of spare parts for them both. – – – –

I also have a Military GP Small Tent with a Liner and Aluminum Poles. 18 foot in diameter x 6 1/2 foot walls x and a 10 foot center pole. – Has a few small Boo Boo’s. – Not sure of age but is a Great Heavy Duty Tent for a Base Camp or Hunting Camp. – Also have other items that you may need. For your Main Camp, Stove, Heater, Lanterns, Cots, Canteens, Mess Kits and Much More. I hope to have it set up in a few days. – I will also trade for Guns, Gold, Silver, Tools, ETC. Just ask me????? – – – Just call or E-Mail me. Located in Central Lakewood.”


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1955 M-38A1 Sierra Vista, AZ $4000


This has potential. No description.


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1963 M-38A1 Tawakoni, TX $5000


This could make an interesting restoration.

“1963 M38A1 100% original with life’s history on paper. 134 ci Ford 4 cyc 41667 miles 24 volt elec system, all dash placards, original stencils and paint. Needs carburetor work and a little body work, only one small rust spot.”


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1953 M-38A1 Bennington, NE $14,750

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Looks good.

“For Sale Restored M-38A1 Jeep Located at my Friends Farm Bennington NE.
-Rebuilt Motor / Trans
-New Clutch
-New Hoses Water Pump
-5 New Tires
-New Carb (correct Carb)
-New Fuel Tank and Fuel Pump
-New Seat covers correct rear seat
-New Canvas Top with Side Curtains
-New Exhaust
-New Urethane Paint (frame off)
-New Brakes Backing Plates Master / Lines
-Professionally rebuilt Engine
-Lock out hubs
This jeep is a Military Correct M38A1 No Rust No Rust Repair, Very Straight Jeep that was Restored for a Friend. If you want a Junker this is not for you. Jeep is still correct 24 Volt System, Correct Waterproof Ignition, Correct Carb Air Filter and Air Intake system. New Seat covers canvas top and side curtains. His plan was to move to his farm and use this regularly, His business has prohibited him from moving to his family farm so he has decided to sell the jeep. Since Rebuild it has never spent a night outside. It is as dirty in the photos as it ever gets. Over $15,000 into the paint and finish work on this jeep. Engine and Trans professionally rebuilt.. This jeep was nearly perfect before work started. ”


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1964 M-38A1 Finger Lakes, NY $1500


There may be value here.

“Last ran about 2 years ago. Needs new gas tank and battery. 4 Wheel drive and high low gears both work. Good tires on it.”



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1953 M-38A1 Butler, PA $8500

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Looks good.

“Nice 1953 Willys Runs good 12 volt New brake and Gas lines just tuned up. Original interior not perfect but very nice”


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