M-38A1 Research Archives


To Top

1953 M-38A1 Lahaina, HI $500


I suspect this has been sitting here a while.



1953-m38a1-lahaina-hi1 1953-m38a1-lahaina-hi2

To Top

1953 M-38A1 Grand Haven, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Sold on eBay for $10,000

“1953 Willys Army Jeep M38A1 in very good condition. Jeep came out of Arizona and was owned by same person since the 70’s. I bought a year ago and gave full tune-up with new plugs, wire, points, condenser, distributor, etc. Runs awesome and starts every time. It has no rust at all and it is an old Jeep so it does have a couple of drips which is to be expected. This vehicle is ready to roll so you can buy and drive. Also has the heater option which is nice. Everything is working. The paint is nice, but this is not the $16,000-$20,000 Restoration that you see out there, but it is a very nice $12,000 Jeep and worth the money.”

1953-m38a1-grandhaven-mi1 1953-m38a1-grandhaven-mi2 1953-m38a1-grandhaven-mi3 1953-m38a1-grandhaven-mi4

To Top

1954 M-38A1 Merritt Island, FL $14,999

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Another good looking M-38A1.

“1954 WILLY’S JEEP M38A1
• Looks Great!
• Runs Great!
• Fun To Drive!
• Carburetor Rebuilt Within The Last Ten Months.
• Fuel Tank Replaced Within The Last Ten Months. (Comes With Old Fuel Tank Also)
• Master Light Switch Replaced Within The Last Ten Months. (Comes With The Old Switch)
• Military Steel Ax Mounted Over Passenger Rear Fender.
• Full Size Spare Tire Mounted Passenger Rear Body.
• Five Gallon Steel Jerry Can Mounted Driver’s Side Rear Body.
• Military Shovel Mounted Under The Hood.
• 24 Volt Water Resistant Electrical System.
• Blackout Drive Lamps.
• Brake Light Switch Replaced Within The Last Ten Months.
• Extra Set Of Four Spark Plugs.
• Complete Set Of Data Plates.
• Converted Oil Bath Air Cleaner To Napa Gold Dry Filter (Comes With Oil Bath Filter Also)
• Comes with Custom Made 2″ Hitch Receiver Which Is Interchangeable With The Standard
Pintle Hitch.
• Military Top With Frame And Doors.
• Extra Frame With Bikini Top.
• Manuals
• Easily Could Have 29,000 Miles as The Odometer Shows But Will Be Sold as True Miles Unknown.”


1954-m38a1-merrittisland-fl1 1954-m38a1-merrittisland-fl2 1954-m38a1-merrittisland-fl3 1954-m38a1-merrittisland-fl4

To Top

1954 M-38A1 Rudolph, WI eBay

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

UPDATE: This was on eBay two years ago. It is similar, but not the one from the Yeck Auction.

“This 54 M38A1 was repurposed by the Wautoma fire dept at some time.
It has a new fuel tank, points, condenser, and coil.
Runs and drives.
Very solid but has some rust under gas tank and storage compartment under passenger seat.
Missing tailgate.
Calls only no texting please.”

View all the information on eBay

1954-m38a1-rudolph-wi02 1954-m38a1-rudolph-wi01 1954-m38a1-rudolph-wi0 1954-m38a1-rudolph-wi2 1954-m38a1-rudolph-wi3 1954-m38a1-rudolph-wi4 1954-m38a1-rudolph-wi5 1954-m38a1-rudolph-wi6 1954-m38a1-rudolph-wi7 1954-m38a1-rudolph-wi8

To Top

1952 Model? Romney, WV $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, M-38A1

No pics provided.

“Jeep, military green, in running condition; new motor; new brakes. Includes extra transmission, motor and other part”


To Top

1953 M-38A1 Clanton, AL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8750.

“Offered for sale is a retired Marine Corp jeep, low miles and low hours, good mechanical condition, good body, very original, everything is there, light cosmetics for a showpiece”


To Top

1952 M-38A1 Powell, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $3500. **SOLD**

Might make a good restoration.

“Jeep has been stored for several years in barn. Needs clutch,and brakes.Great for collectors.”


To Top

Year? M-38A1 Diesel Sioux Falls, SD No Price


This diesel powered M-38A1 made me smile. It looks pretty rough.

“I don’t know the year off hand. Here is a M38 Jeep M1 Diesel. That is right, it has a Isuzu diesel motor in it, same as the Chey Luv pickups. Comes with Meyer’s snow plow. I strongly suggest you take a look at the font window, it is hard to find and rare. I think I have a title but not sure. I will listen to any reasonable offer.”



To Top

1952 M-38A1 Fresno, CA $1499


Unclear if it runs or not, but still appears to have value.

“All original complete army jeep 4 wheel drive, 4 cyl engine, winch, tow bar, mud grip tires”


1952-m38a1-fresno-ca1 1952-m38a1-fresno-ca2 1952-m38a1-fresno-ca4

To Top

1952 M-38A1 Garden Valley, CA $2500


UPDATE: Price dropped to 2500.

(11/24/2014) This runs and drives. It might be worth a look.

“Everything is original except top it has been converted from 24 volt to 12 volt. Original name plauqe. Runs good this would be a great resteration project! Sold as is”



To Top

1954 M-38A1 Abilene, TX $2800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2800.  Was listed here. Might be an APU (see comments)

“Good restoration project… all original parts… email me for more pictures. You don’t find them in this condition very often.”



To Top

Raffle: 1952 M-38A1 in Fryeburg, ME

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

More than half the tickets are sold I am told: Tickets are $100 and only 100 will be sold. The raffle won’t take place until they are sold.

“WIN THIS JEEP! 1952 Military Willys Jeep M38A1 – Surplus military unit acquired by the Fryeburg Fire Department upon military retirement. All original, 24 volt system, blackout lights, and new batteries with all maintenance required to maintain readiness. Steel top is bolted on and is easily removable to return this Jeep to its original configuration. Gas can and spare tire mounts currently attached to the top will bolt back onto the tailgate as designed. Always stored indoors and climate controlled. This is a little-used time capsule that could easily be restored or enjoyed in it’s current condition. Includes original military records but no title as Maine won’t issue a title to any vehicle older than 1995.

We are raffling this Jeep off to the winning ticket holder. Tickets are $100 each and are limited to only 100 tickets. That’s a 1 in 100 chance if you buy one ticket or a 50 times better chance than getting a hole in one golfing. Buy more tickets and your odds increase! The drawing will be held as soon as all 100 tickets are sold. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new ATV Wildlands Firefighting unit. We’re replacing the old with the new and you have the opportunity to benefit while helping out a worthy cause. Tickets are available from the Fire Chief most weekdays at our Main St. fire station or from various members of our Fire Department.”


1952-m38a1-fryeburg-me1 1952-m38a1-fryeburg-me2 1952-m38a1-fryeburg-me3 1952-m38a1-fryeburg-me4

To Top

1952 M-38A1 Florence, OR $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.


1 1952-m38a1-florence-or2 1952-m38a1-florence-or3 1952-m38a1-florence-or4

To Top

1952 M-38A1 Paso Robles, CA $2500


It runs.

“I am listing this cool old jeep for a friend of mine.
The engine is a L style 4cyl that runs well (unknown mileage).24 volt system.The ignition is still the original switch on the dash with starter button on floor.The body is in great condition with only a little trough rust on the floor. Would make a great hunting jeep or off-road toy
A little trough rust on the floor.
Needs seats”


1952-m38a1-pasorobles-ca3 1952-m38a1-pasorobles-ca4

To Top

1954 M-38A1 Greenville, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

No title, but looks like a good resto project.

“1954 Willys jeep. M38A1. Will run. Has original four cylinder (4-134 F head motor ). 24 volt system. New batteries . Three speed T-90 transmission. Rebuilt master cylinder and all new wheel cylinders with brake shoes. Lots of extra parts. Some rust. Jeep is over 60 years old. Was used on deer leases for about the past 15 years or so. Because of that , there is no title.”

1954-m38a1-greenville-tx1 1954-m38a1-greenville-tx2 1954-m38a1-greenville-tx3 1954-m38a1-greenville-tx4

To Top

1953 M-38A1 Florence, KY $5900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/26/2015) Has some floor rust.

“1953 M38A1.. very good condition over-all ..Original Radio Set Navy Jeep..needs metal seat frames put back in and other minor issues..always garaged since owned…very little rust…nice rare project..please google for more information on navy jeep & marine radio sets etc…asking $5900-but will consider any reasonable offer or part trade?..economy car.. motorcycle bang or what do you have??…call or text if interested..more pictures & information soon.  ”


1953-m38a1-florence-ky1 1953-m38a1-florence-ky2 1953-m38a1-florence-ky3

To Top

1955 M-38A1 Milford, MI $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/15/2015) Looks solid.

“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”


1955-m38a1-milford-mi1 1955-m38a1-milford-mi2 1955-m38a1-milford-mi3 1955-m38a1-milford-mi4

To Top

1953 M-38A1 Cambridge, WI $2200


Sellers has done some work.

“For sale is a true Army jeep, not a cj that has a coat of od green. I have a Wisconsin title in my name with the military vin. It has been converted to 12v, and still has all the blackout lights and switches. The tub is fairly solid, not perfect, but a great start. I put all new axle bearings, seals, wheel cylinders, brake shoes and lines, as I started restoring it from the bottom up. It has a buick v6 with a twin stick. Has bumperetts, pintle hitch, jerry can and holder, spare tire carrier, canvas loops, lifting shackels and brackets, and many more expensive and rare hard to find parts. It also has the fold down grill, so it must be an early 53.”


1953-m38a1-cambridge-wi1 1953-m38a1-cambridge-wi2 1953-m38a1-cambridge-wi3 1953-m38a1-cambridge-wi4

To Top

1953 M-38A1 San Francisco, CA $7800


The interior is pretty plush for a M-38A1.


1953-m38a1-sfbay-ca1 1953-m38a1-sfbay-ca2 1953-m38a1-sfbay-ca3 1953-m38a1-sfbay-ca4

“This military Willys needs an engine installed. It is wired for 12 volts. I have all the parts for the original F head engine (except the carburetor) that will go with it. The odometer reads 97333. I am not interested in parting it out. It had an F head installed, but it gave out, and I no longer have the interest or the health to replace it. The buyer could put in another F Head or sell the parts to help finance putting in a different engine such as a small block V-8 or a V-6.

Continue reading

To Top

1962 M-38A1 Harford County, MD $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/20/2014) Seller believes this is 1 of 300 Marine M-38A1s. While the Marine M-38A1s from 1960-1967 were slightly different from the standard M-38A1, I could not verify how many were ordered. But, I would think it was greater than 300?

“One of only 300 Vietnam era Jeeps made and issued to the U.S. Marines. Complete restoration last year. Motor, transmission, rear end completely rebuilt, as was the suspension, wheel cylinders and brakes. It has a new battery, military tires and wheels, custom camouflage paint job. Converted to 12 volt electrical system, has turn signals, oil pressure, temperature, voltage gauges that are new but look like originals, electric fuel pump. Snorkel and water fording custom exhaust. Best part is a Browning 50 caliber machine gun that uses propane and oxygen to fire up to 7 rounds a second. Was used by a funeral home in Ohio to lead in military funerals and fire a salute. Has a new military issue canvas top and a new rear seat for passengers. This jeep could be hired to local funeral hours at 300-400 dollars per hour for military funerals. I recently retired and am divesting of my 4 military vehicles and other equipment to make money to travel.”



To Top

1961 M-38A1 Philadelphia, PA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks good.



1961-m38a1-philadelphia-pa1 1961-m38a1-philadelphia-pa2

To Top

1964 Model? Cordova, TN No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-151, M-38A1

No pics.

“Military Jeep needs to be restored”


To Top

1953 M-38A1 San Antonio, TX $13,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,500.

“This is a 1953 M38A1 military Jeep.
Condition: Stored indoors, Pristine, Immaculate
This Jeep is a turnkey, fully restored military classic. It is street legal, fun to drive, turns heads everywhere, and is a hit at parades, shows, rallies, etc!
I am selling this to make room for another project.
It has 48,800 miles on it. It has a full canvas, shovel, and much more.
This particular Willy’s has been restored to its former glory using only authentic parts.
Beautiful sounding engine! All seats and canvas in great condition.
Comes with original User’s Manual, Supply Manual, and Maintenance Manual.
I have receipts, work orders, and maintenance logs and have included several spare parts as well!
Please view my attached photos.”


1953-m38a1-sanantonio-tx42 1953-m38a1-sanantonio-tx43 1953-m38a1-sanantonio-tx44

To Top

1954 M-38A1 Saratoga, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

(05/26/2013) “This 1954 Willys M38-A1 Jeep (Korean war era) was completely restored a few years ago to nearly like-new condition in olive drab with matching canvas upholstery and top. Attention to detail throughout. Extra clean frame, no rust, this jeep is a true eye catcher and a lot of fun to drive around town. Complete engine tune-up done approximately 12 months ago. Engine runs very strong on 4×4 or 4×2. This jeep drives very well, as a correctly restored and mechanically sorted 1/4-Ton 4×4 should. It has all the right military jeep stuff, including decals, combat lights, jerry can and spare. Door safety straps and reproduction of the original maintenance and operation manual are included. The Jeep has a clean California title.”

1954-m38a1-saratoga-ca2 1954-m38a1-saratoga-ca3

To Top

1952 M-38A1 Dubuque, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

(12/28/2014) Looks like a good price.

“I’ve got a mostly original Willys M38a1. Very good condition and always kept in the garage. Great for cruising around town and I always get complimen’s when filling it up. Runs and drives great, but I don’t get the chance to drive it much anymore. It’s got the 4 cylinder engine with the 3 speed manual and twin stick 4×4 transfer case.
Backseat, and all buckles, and about 75% tread on the tires.
12 volt conversion.
It has the blackout light, but is not hooked up.
Missing the emergency brake cable.
Shifts smooth, but you have to double clutch from first to second. It’s done that since I got it, I’ve never fixed it because it doesn’t bother me. Does not grind. Might be a good winter project for somebody with more time, or just do what I did!
Engine rebuilt by a professional shop, I have the receipts. It does drip a little oil though, nothing major.
The odometer reads 1,876.
The pictures should give you a pretty good idea of the condition, if interested in taking a look, please give me a call or text or shoot me an email and I will get back to you ASAP!”

1952-m38a1-dubuque-ia1 1952-m38a1-dubuque-ia2 1952-m38a1-dubuque-ia3