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1952 M-38A1 Mendocino County, CA $6500


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.”



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1953 M-38A1 Riverside, Ca $5400

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Looks solid.

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.”


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1952 M-38A1 Rochester, IN $11,000

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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!”



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1952 M-38A1 New Jersey $7000


The engine sure does look nicely rebuilt.


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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:

Rebuilt carburetor
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

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1954 M-38A1 Oakland, ME $3500


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.”


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1953 M-38A1 Atlanta, GA $4000


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.”


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1954 M-38A1 Superior, MN $8000

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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”



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1954 M-38A1 Sellersburg, IN $7500

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Looks solid.

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”


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1955 M-38A1 Milwaukie, OR $3295


It’s got a fiberglass body. Looks like solid vehicle for the price.

“L1955 M38A1
Front fenders, hood and windshield original steel
3.8 chevy v6 dual exhaust with headers and Edelbrock 500 cfm 4 barrel, runs great can drive it home or to hunting camp.
T90 TRANS original recently rebuild
DANA 18 TRANFER CASE W/ Warn Overdrive
DANA 25 FRONT AXLE new bearing and seals with low miles
DANA 44 10 SPLINE new bearing and seals with low miles
Axles, tranny and transfer case all original (all have tags that say rebuilt Japanese ordinance command 1955)
Saginaw power steering
Power Brakes
Hydraulic clutch
Painless wiring harness
Newer seats
Duel fuel tanks. Soft top
Good tires
Needs plate made for floor to cover tranny. You can see in pictures
otherwise good to go. come give it a test drive!!!!!”




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1955 M-38A1 Santa Rosa, FL $7500

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Looks in good shape.

Great 1955 M38A1 – owned it for just over a year and in that time have significantly improved the drivability and reliability of it. It is still 100% original, down to it’s 24volt system. 4 wheel drive will climb you up a tree. Runs and drives well, and feels like a 58yr old Jeep! Would be an ideal beach buggy(didn’t get a permit this year, or it would be!).

Most recent work includes:
Head completely reworked, new coil, new plugs, valves adjusted, etc.

Cosmetically it’s in great shape – especially considering it’s age. No significant rust, some surface rust on the frame – no big deal. I decided to have it repainted from it’s original OD Green to a mil-spec Sand Beige (a 3 stage PPG color). I’d say it’s a level above an amateur job, but certainly a 10 footer. A fantastic color though, one that you don’t see enough for this era of Jeep: hence why I had it repainted. The seats were also redone to factory original. Bimini too included.”


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1952 M-38A1 Bixby, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

No key, but it might run.

1952 willies army jeep.. motor still intact. started last time we had it running. no key..no title.. tires in pretty good shape. body in decent shape but does have rust. tow winch on front. $1000 OBO call or text”


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1955 M-38A1 Hoover, AL $2300


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2300.

(05/16/2014) Keith’s selling his M-38A1. It runs, but does need some work.


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I have had this Jeep about 3 months. Quickly realized I do not have time to work on it. The jeep sat in a garage since 2002. Before that, it was used as a hunting vehicle. As such, the body needs some work. I figure, if nothing else, a person can barely get a decent ATV these days for the same money as I am asking for a (rough)vintage jeep. As of now, I am staying FIRM at $3000. If I can’t get that much, that is ok, I will just hold on to it. 

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1958 M-38A1 Santa Rosa, CA **Sold**

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UPDATE: Was $4700. **Sold**

Looks ready to go now or could be restored.

Perfect for hunting or running around the ranch! 1958 Willys M38A1, MD102078, running, odometer: 33052 mi, has working winch. Much stronger and more durable than the earlier jeeps. Drive Train: The M38A1 used the “Hurricane” F-Head 134 I4 engine, T-90 3 speed transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, either the Dana 25 or the Dana 27 front axle, and Dana 44 rear axle.”

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