It has an updated motor.
“I am looking to sell this 1955 Willys M38A1 Army Jeep. I was in the process of restoring it but just don’t have the time or the resources anymore. It runs and drives great, all the work that needs to be done to it is cosmetic, like replacing older parts with new ones and paint. It does not have the original engine, it had been replaced with a 1966-67 Ford Inline 6 200 C.I. engine, most likely from an old Mustang. It has a 3-Speed Manual transmission. I have painted the hood and grille back to the original olive drab green. I have several replacement parts to go with it to help with the restore, including a canvas top assembly kit, and a rear seat assembly kit. It has both the original manual and a reproduction to help with the restoration. I’m asking $6000 but feel free to make an offer or come look at it. Text or email and I can get back to you anytime after 4 PM.”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $7900.
(07/06/2014) This ex-fire jeep runs and drives.
“1953 WILLYS M38A1 MILITARY JEEP 35,300 MILES VGC
For sale is an original 1953 Willys Military M38A1 Jeep. I obtained this Jeep from the McClure Fire Department in Ohio several years ago. It was occasionally used to plow their parking lot and was stored indoors for the most part. It still has many of the military accoutrements such as the convoy blackout marker lights, H.D. bumpers, waterproof ignition, 24 V. electrical system and illuminated high/low red dash lighting.
UPDATE: Still Available
(08/07/0214) Looks like a good price.
“Owned by private collector in Santa Cruz
Always stored indoors and regularly maintained
Good running and driving Military Vehicle
M31c and M1919A4 Pedestal and replica gun included
Top bows, side curtains and doors included with sale
Top needs the canvas replaced
Serious collector/buyer please
No low ball offers please Semi firm on price but willing to listen to reasonable offers IN PERSON
1952 M-38: View all the information on eBay
1953 M-38A1: View all the information on eBay
“1952M-38 & 1953M38 A-1 BOTH OF THESE ARE ON E-BAY, PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT—AUCTION LASTS TILL SUNDAY. #121407032486 & 121407032039 show contact info
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 like a solid jeep.
“Rare opportunity to own a true, one of kind military classic! Always serviced and well maintained. One of the cleanest examples you will find. An affordable collectable the whole family can enjoy.
-original Willys Hurricane 4 engine
-starts and runs perfect
-3 speed manual transmission
-shifts and clutches smooth and easy
-2 speed 4 wheel drive transfer case
-like new military spec tires with matching spare
-like new high quality canvas/windows by Best Top
-full military lighting, black out lights and Jerry can
A unique, well preserved example of a military work horse. Everything in good working order. All lights, wipers, even the horn works! Originally an aircraft support vehicle. This Jeep retains many unique features. An easy to maintain, affordable classic.”
This has not title. It is listed as a 1952 (probably just a guess), but more likely mid 1953 or later.
“I have a rare Willys military jeep up for sale. This jeep has a lot of new parts including new batteries, seats, and fuel pump. This is an ongoing project but it is about ready to go.
I will either sell for cash or trade for a nice 4 wheeler, (hunting type), lifted golf cart, or newer CJ7
This is a true military jeep. IT HAS NO TITLE”
No pics provided.
“ready to hunt, cj body , just spent $4600 on overhaul, rebuilt carb, fuel pump, transmission and transfer case rebuilt, all new u-joints, plugs points wires, dist. caps, clutch pressure plate an bearing. All new bolts to undercarriage anti seeze and all new bolts to inside floor plates. no leaks at all. new tires and rims , roll bar , high front seats back raised bench seat . custom rack on back that has carried 2 deer and ice chest. jeep comes with power sterring, posti traction, Detroit lockers, limited slip. 134 hp 4 cly. this jeep will go up any hill climbs any hill I have tried. have old parts and receipts. Potter Valley location, will demo in mountains . all work completed by local shop, you can contact.”
“I have a 1953 Willys M38A1 Military Jeep. It is complete and registered in California. I have the pink slip and you can drive it away. Brakes have been redone and a new high performance starter has been added. The 1953 Military Jeep has a few unique features including a tilting radiator support and a battery box with 8 thumb screws. A few safety features added including removable roll cage and seat belts. This jeep is mostly original condition and is a very fun vehicle. It was converted to 12 volt system. Don’t be fooled by people who claim they have a military jeep and it’s just a CJ with green paint. Has a few oil leaks but runs well. I am selling it for $5400 obo.”
Two jeeps for sale. http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/4597115543.html
1. “Rare WWII 1944 MB Willys. Engine runs good. Needs brakes and electrical wiring. Idaho Tile
2. 1954 Military Willys M38-AL (Korean era) Partically restored. Runs good. Needs electrical wirin. Nice project. Idaho Title
Sounds like this has some good updates.
“1955 m38a1 jeep Chevy 4.3 v6 4bbl, th350 automatic, dana30 with big disc, dana44 with flanged axle 4.27 gears. Ps pb.”
“90% original restoration, rebuilt motor, new brakes, seats, summer canvas top. Runs great. Fun to drive around on sunny summer day, gets loads of looks and smiles.”
Nice looking M-38A1.
“1952 Model, first year for the curved front fenders. Serial #MD18104, 21,680 original miles, 24 volt system, black out lights work. This Jeep is in very good condition. I have original four tires and gas can, all stamped 1952. It now has new Firestone military tires and spare. Very dependable. Canvas top and seat covers in very good condition. You want a piece of military history, this is it!”
“Original no mods refurbished Hurricane engine, 24 volt system Trailer included in sale.”
The engine sure does look nicely rebuilt.
“Up for trade is my 1952 Willys M38A1.
I purchased this jeep in SoCal last year and brought it to NJ when I moved here. This willys is clean and daily driver material. In the past year I have:
new fuel pump, new fuel lines & filters. Cleaned out gas tank
New water pump & thermostat
Full tune up
New lightweight land cruiser starter
New headlight switch
Fresh fluids transmission & transfer case
This is currently on display at the National United States Armed Forces Museum.
“Fully restored 1954 m38a1. Radios not included serious inquiries only. Clear title.”
Maybe a former fire jeep?
“In excellent condition must sell. The jeep is in excellent conditions as it is garage kept. It
s red with Black top and interior. Manual transmission Low Range Mid Range High Range Transfer Case with Locking Hubs.”
It’s got rusted front floors, but from the outside looks pretty good. Needs wiring and brakes, too.
“1954 Willys M38A1. Runs good. Still 24V and has two new batteries. Correct engine. Solid frame, nice restorable tub, correct front fenders, new repro gas tank. Five correct wheels. Correct front seats. Has rusted through front floors. Needs wiring and brakes. The jeep is sold as is, where is, with no warranty.
Email Joe at the Craiglist address above with any questions. Please include the year, make and model in your message so that I know you aren’t spamming. Cash sales only. I have a trailer and can help with local delivery.”
UPDATE: Still AVailable
(01/07/2014) This looks in good condition.
“Priced for immediate sale. Fantastic Military Jeep for parades or personal use. Original 24 volt system and no rust anywhere. 50 calibre machine gun replica ($1,200) included. Under 5 k miles on vehicle and title.”
No pics provided.Needs some rebuilding.
“I have a 1953 Willys M38A1 military jeep that has been partially restored. At this point, the frame of the jeep has been completly disassembled, sandblasted, primed and painted olive drab. Jeep has NEW brake system, fuel system, tires (5), engine and transfer case has all be rebuilt. The tub has had some work done on it as this is always the worst part of the body…looks great now. I have 2 new front fenders, a new hood, new lights, new front seats, a new 24 volt wiring harness, new radiator, new front pull bar to hook up to another vehicle, new swivel bracket for soft top and I also have an original hard top and hard doors for the jeep. Many, many other parts to complete this restoration. The tub, fenders and hood are not on at the moment. This was a project that I had to stop about 3 years ago and now I have moved and will not be able to complete the restoration. If interested email me back and I will answer any questions. I do have some pics. and I will get to you if you email me. I have over $7000 in this jeep and the extra parts. The only thing I am missing in a “new” gas tank for under the seat. Just decided not to purchase that until I was ready for it. Also, I do not have the title to this jeep as there are not data plates, but no worries there are many companies across the US that can get you a legal title for these restoration vehicles.”
Needs electrical work, but otherwise looks good.
“This military jeep was once part of the 1-128th field artillery, Missouri National Guard. It has the original engine and new brake lines / master cylinder. It runs great, just needs a little electrical work.”
This is a great price on a 1952 or early 1953 M-38A1.
“M38A-1 model, jeep runs and has canvas seats, canvas military top, antenna, military blackout lights w/headlight switch, push button start, 24v system. Have a second jeep sold as parts jeep if interested..”
Looks good. Dash isn’t quite complete.
“1954 m38a1 jeep for sale many new parts,tires brakes wheel cylinders,master cylinder,rebuilt carb,elec fuel pump eletronic ignition, new gauges all new wiring,12 volt new starter,alternator, new weather stripping new seats 2new tires 2like new tires, jerry can and spare rust repaired painted usmc green, runs and drives fine. 8000.00 or best offer”
“For sale is a 1952 Willys Jeep M-38 A1 Military version.
Runs and drives great.”
“Jeep looks and runs great. Has the 134 Hurricane water tight engine. I purchased it three or four years ago from a guy in SC and from what I can tell it has not been striped and rebuilt. Of course parts have been replaced over the years. I have put new front end parts on it such has tie rod ends and ball joints as well as breaks, fuel sending unit, and added the snorkel, tail pipe extension and fording plate and cable. I have the two fording valves but did not put them on as you can’t see them and I would never attempt to put this in the water just due to it age.
The jeep has all the canvas and can be fully enclosed or open it up and drop the windshield in the summer for a really fun ride. I also have a military winch that will fit on the jeep and run off the PTO however the winch needs to be rebuild and I have never got around to it but will include it if you purchase the jeep. The jeep does have a fully functioning PTO but would need the forward shaft to connect it to the winch.
I have no idea of the mileage as the speedometer was not working when I purchased it but I was able to fix it.
I drive it around town, especially on the 4th of July and such. People love seeing it.
Jeep has an IN title.
Asking $7,500 cash, will consider $5,000 cash and some trade items like guns, hunting, or saltwater fishing gear, or even a motorcycle”