M-38A1 Research Archives


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1954 M-38A1 Milo, ME $1700


Lacks an engine, but apparently has some new parts.

“Jeep has many new parts but no engine, but I great shape for restoration. Make an offer or let’s work a trade!”



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Photo of M-38A1s Ready for Airdrops

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38A1, Old Images

Charles shared this cool photo of M-38A1s readied for airdrops that was posted to http://www.vintagemilitarytrucks.com/M38A1-Willys-Jeep_airdrop-2_warehouse.jpg


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1954 M-38A1 Wooster, OH $9500

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Looks in good shape.

“This jeep is still 24 volt, motor has been overhauled.”



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1953 M-38A1 Athens, OH $5500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

Looks like a solid jeep to drive as is or restore.

“1953 m38a1 (Willys 4×4 jeep) for sale. Jeep is is in good shape. I was going to restore myself but i don’t have time due to illness in family. It does run, but vacuum lines need to be replaced. I do have a few extra parts that go with it. $5500.”


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1952 Model? Columbia Station, OH $1500

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

No pics provided.

“Runs and drives no title needs master cylinder.sorry no email and no spam. Do not need help selling $1500. ”


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1956 M-38A1 Tucson, AZ $4200


Could be a good price.

“1956 m38A1 military jeep complete. The engine run very good with 120 psi, the carburetor may need some adjustment, the out body in good condition,the front floor have cancer. I have receipts for $4000 from previous work done to the jeep. I also have a inspection done by Jack Furrier’s auto shop with all the details about the jeep condition. 12v system. The only thing the is needed for roadworthy is fixing the steering box and adjust the carburetor for better idling. thanks”


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1952 M-38A1 Vermont $12,000


No pics provided.

“This vehicle is in excellent condition.
The following work has been recently completed:
• Rebuilt carburetor and cylinder head
• Replaced front, and rear differential seals
• New voltage regulator
• Two new 12 volt batteries
• Complete tune up
• All electrical connections and lights in excellent condition
Serious buyers only please”


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1952 M-38A1 Great Falls, MT $4200


Appears sound.

“1952 M-38, A1, nice jeep, $4200, obo,”


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Other Jeeps and Stuff

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ5, Jeep Rods, M-38A1, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons
  1. Meyer? CJ-5 Hardtop Sacramento, CA $200: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/willy-jeep-top/6274632775.html
  2. 1951 Cj-3A Harrison, ID $19,000: https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-jeep-cj3a/6278187245.html
  3. 1953 Truck FonD du Lac, WI $15,000: https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/1953-willys-pickup/6240052808.html
  4. 1975 Jeep Rod CJ-5 Marinette, WI: https://greenbay.craigslist.org/cto/d/1975-cj-jeep-hot-rod/6267772257.html
  5. 1952 Truck Red Wing, MN $1950: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/cto/d/1952-willys-pickup/6274429223.html
  6. 1946 CJ-2A Viroqua, WI: https://lacrosse.craigslist.org/cto/d/1946-jeep/6272953292.html
  7. Ramsey PTO Winch off CJ-3B Cascade, IA $900: https://dubuque.craigslist.org/pts/d/ramsey-winch-for-willys-jeep/6234329142.html
  8. Handmade wood jeep Des Moines, WA $200: https://desmoines.craigslist.org/for/d/wood-jeep/6278717547.html
  9. 1952 M-38 Millard, NE $10,500: https://omaha.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-m38-willys-38-jeep/6268892102.html
  10. 1963 M-38A1 Medicine Lodge, KS $9000: https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/1963-willys-38-a1-military/6204520148.html
  11. 1948 CJ-2A Wichita, KS No Price: https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-willies/6261251658.html
  12. 1960 Truck Manchester, NH $15,000: https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/6273319516.html
  13. 1962 Truck Wilbraham, Ma $500: https://westernmass.craigslist.org/pts/6273598033.html
  14. 1955? Flattie Elsworth, ME No Price: https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/6273977820.html
  15. 1946 CJ-2A Chino, CA $5000: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/1946-cj2a-willys-jeep/6267638417.html
  16. 1947 CJ-2A JeepRod Sacramento, CA $16,500: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-hot-rod-willys-jeep-sale/6270948343.html (has been resold at least once).
  17. 1946 CJ-2A Pleasant View, UT: $3000: https://www.ksl.com/auto/listing/3911805?ad_cid=18
  18. 1953 Wagon Graham, WA $2100: https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/1953-willys-wagon/6272988662.html
  19. 1947 Flattie Kalispell, MT $7000: https://kalispell.craigslist.org/cto/d/47-willys/6266063573.html
  20. 1953 M-38A1 Conroe, TX $6500: https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/m38a1-army-willys-jeep-1953/6272729091.html
  21. 1949 CJ-3A Forney, TX $9000: https://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/cto/d/1949-cj3a-willy-jeep/6269469754.html
  22. 1950 CJ-3A Portland, OR $11,995: https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/1950yr-willys-jeep-over-30k/6242572495.html
  23. 1949? CJ-2A Estacada, OR $3500: https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/1949-willys-cj-2a/6262810573.html
  24. 1951 CJ-3A Battle Ground, WA $5400: https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/1951-willys-jeep/6255954805.html
  25. 1951 CJ-3A/M-38A1 Puyallup, WA $900: https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/1951-willys-jeep/6255954805.html
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1952 M-38A1 New Hampshire, **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

This looks to be a great price.

“This is a rust free (yes even under the gas tank) M38A1 that was used as a fire dept brush truck so it was well cared for and kept indoors. It has some bumps and bruises but that just makes it look like it belongs in an Army motorpool. Runs great, lost of new parts, all the important stuff, brakes, exhaust fuel, front end etc. Call for details , $6500.00 with NH title”

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1952 M-38A1 w/Trailer Wahoo, NE $8500

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

Nice package price.

“1952 M38A1 Jeep for sale
Older restoration
All new military tires
Runs good
Asking $7500

M100 military jeep trailer
All new military tires
Recent restoration
Asking $1500

Or $8500 for both”


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1955 M-38A1 Rocklin, CA $4400


There could be some value here. Has a few upgrades.

“I can show on weekends only. I do enjoy meeting new people from CL, but please be a serious buyer looking for a classic Willys Jeep, as I don’t have spare time to just talk shop these days. Price is OBO.

Original family owned since bought from military surplus in the early 70’s. Converted to off roader in the 70’s.
Jeep Dauntless V6 tuned up and runs perfect
T90 Military transmission just rebuilt
T18 Military transfer case just rebuilt
Exhaust system rebuilt
Retains original Military ordinance plate
Very clean interior
Rancho suspension
Upgraded steering
12 Volt
Stewart Warner gauges all functional

Runs excellent and rides smooth and easy. The body was restored in the 70’s and has had lots of lumps and bruises since then. It’s solid, but if you’re not into the “aged” or “patina” or “surface rust” or “1970’s time-capsule” look, this may not be for you.”


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1955 M-38A1 Kent, WA $8500

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Looks solid.

“This is a post Korea, early Vietnam veteran. Converted to 12 vt with turn signals. Painted the correct Olive Drab Semi Gloss with stars. Includes a back seat (not shown), Jerry can, service manual, and spare tire. Will do 60 plus in high range and 3 mph in low (walking speed).”


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1955 M-38A1 Eatonville, WA $3200


Not road ready, but there could be value here.

“Not road ready but was. 1969 302 motor. Chevy front end. Not sure on miles. 3 speed with overdrive. Project. Needs a good home.”


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6-Jeep Collection Ocean County, NJ $42,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B, M-170, M-38A1, MB

This might be a pretty good price. Note that the last one is an M-170 that’s been modified a bit.

“Selling for a friend – all appts will be made through me for serious buyers only. Will not answer any texts or emails. Selling 6 Army Jeeps & 2 Army Trailers. All run & drive & are used in parades twice a year. Some Jeeps alone sell for over $15,000 for one…please do your homework before calling. Selling as a package deal for $42,500. You get 6 Jeeps & 2 Trailers & all accessories. Can send more pics to serious buyers. Same owner for over 20 years.”


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1953 M-38A1 Madera, CA $5000


Included with the purchase is a rare Muller top (not pictured below).

“1953 M38Al Jeep
1964 Chevy 327
Granny 4 speed
Warn Manuel Overdrive
Dana 44 rear posi traction
Dana 35 front limited slip
538 gears
Warn Hubs front & rear
Muller Top – Full Curtain
Price Firm at $5000”


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1955 M-38A1 Chula Vista, CA $2000


This appears to have some Allstate hubs.

“Military jeep
Good tires and rims
4 cyl motor needs rebuilding or swap out
Mechanically all there
Last registered in Arizona, I have copy of title.
Will consider Trade”



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1954 M-38A1 Boise, ID $2000


Engine is out. Has a Meyer hardtop.

“1954 willies M38A1. This Jeep has been good to us but I ran er out of oil and all the kids have fledged. I pulled the motor and it is in the back of the jeep. It has a removeable hard top with solid doors. We put many miles on it and now its your turn. Best offer gets a piece of history. This jeep still has the machine gun mounts in the back but you have to find your own machine gun. will consider trade.”





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2 1955 M-38A1s Morehead, KY $10,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500

(02/03/2017) A couple barn jeeps. It doesn’t say when they were parked in the barn.

2 Willys jeeps both are 1955
No rust Easy restore on either jeep all parts including doors & back window included with hardware as well as 1extra motor Both jeeps were driven into barn & parked
One has damaged left front fender’


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Various Jeeps For Sale in Sikeston, MO


Seller must get rid of his jeeps. I can’t tell how many or what types are there, other than a couple M-38A1s. The white M-38 has sold.

“I have collected these older jeeps over the years and have accumulated a few parts jeeps that i have to remove from the property. None of these jeeps have titles or any other papers. They are parts jeeps, or farm jeeps or trail jeeps. They have different prices on them, please call for prices. If the add is still up they are for sale. The m38 on left has been sold”


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1953 M-38A1 Grants Pass, OR $6800

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Look solid.



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1954 M-38A1 Royse City, TX $3500


“Great jeep” suggests it runs and drives.

“Great jeep have original service hand book as well 3,500”


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1955 M-38A1 Milford, MI $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/28/2015) Looks parade ready.

“1955 Korean War M38A1 Willy’s Jeep that is in excellent condition. I have receipts, work order, maintenance logs going back nearly 20 years. This jeep has had a lot of time, effort and money invested into it over the years including a full engine overhaul (at a cost of nearly 3.5K– nothing was skimped. Vehicle has approx 2700 miles since engine overhaul. I currently drive the jeep when weather permits in parades and military funerals. The paint is from Quantico U.S. Marine Base and is Marine Chemical Resistant paint approximately 8 years old. Every thing works on the jeep. Gages, horn, lights and has new spark plugs, wires, new radiator and has a very hard to find military antenna. This is a 24 volt system that has 2 new military batteries. This is not a frame off restoration but everything else is 100 percent. All new canvas on seats and top. There is an AM/FM/CD radio
with 9″ speakers mounted in two ammo cans in the rear of the jeep. Five new military tires and tubes”


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1953 M-38A1 Kalispell, MT $4500



“Model M38A1. 4 cyl; 24 volt system; All there and all original. Runs. Some extras included. Good title.”



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1952 M-38A1 Salt Lake City, AZ $49,995

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , , .

Lots of interesting mods to the jeep. Is that paint or a wrap?

“This 1952 Willys has had several modifications, namely a reconfigured floor pan and cowl to accommodate the late-model Ford 302 small block V-8 and C-4 automatic transmission. Other modifications include power rack and pinion steering, power front disc brakes and chassis upgrades to accommodate the 33 inch Goodyear Wrangler tires on custom alloy rims. The engine is dressed with Ford Racing Billet accessories, MSD ignition, 4 barrel carburetor and ceramic coated headers and dual exhausts with chrome side pipes
Interior upgrade features include Mastercraft shock absorbing ride seats, B & M automatic on the floor shifter, Roll bar, tilt steering column and a full set of gauges.”


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