“This is a 1954 near mint condition M38A1 Willys Jeep. This is the waterproof model of the Willys Jeep. It is in fantastic condition and except for a few upgrades and/or repairs that have been done over the years it is in original condition. For instance – New canvas top, starter, brake light on the back, overdrive was installed ( a $2,000+ addition), seat belts added etc.
This is the military 24 volt system. Has black-out lights, waterproof screw-on wires, rear canvas seat, also installed a hidden kill-switch so it can be parked in public. Original mileage 19,632″
“1953 Willys jeep in great condition. Good interior, Runs and drives. Hard to find classic. Get it before it’s gone! Call today! Text will be fine. Pick up only. Serious buyers only.”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4000.
Has some updated tires and wheels and a roll bar, but otherwise looks stock.
“Pretty straight 1953 Willys M38 Military Jeep. Original flat head 4cyl engine with 46,000 original miles. Seats are rough but the body is pretty straight and I drive this Jeep daily. Original 3spd transmission with an overdrive added. Really hard to find this vintage is this good of condition. Calls are preferred.”
No engine, but there still may be value here.
“1953 Willys set up for small block chevy, needs work, great starter project, less engine. call for more info”
“1952 Military M38 -a1 for sale. Jeep is solid. It runs and drives good. Brakes and park brake work. Tires are dry but still running them with no problems. Under carriage is clean and not rusted. I changed it from 24 to 12 volt but still have the 24 volt stuff. Has a clean title, asking $7000.00. ”
This might be worth a look. Note the transferase dash plate with light. What combo causes the light to go on?
“M38 A1 Series.Great for hunting etc.”
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”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300.
Greg’s got this rolling chassis w/drive train for sale.
“38A1 Military Jeep
Rolling Chassis – Complete Drive Train – Tub
Engine-Turns, Stamped RMD28953, Casting # 646228, Complete Except All Electrical Components Will Be Removed And Are Not Included.
Transmission & Transfer Case – Complete with E-Brake System, Nice Original OD Paint, T90A-1.
Running Gear – Complete, F&R Axles, F&R Drive Shafts, Springs, All Stearing Components.
Frame – Complete, Streight, Solid.
Tub – Rough, Has Some Good Solid Areas.
This Jeep has 4 wheels, rolls freely and is easy to access with a truck or trailer.
Located in Concord, MA
Please leave your name and phone number when responding and I will call you back.”
UPDATE: Still Available. The seller tells me this was owned by Larry Minor.
This has a couple classic Fresno upgrades like the doors and the dash. I learned the other day that Edgewood 4×4 near Tacoma, Washington, used to sell a custom fiberglass dash for M-38A1s/CJ-5s. I’ll try to find some pics. I saw one in person, but didn’t have a camera with me.
“1952 jeep willy
4×4 individual wheel controls
Front tow hitch, an witch
Needs break job,
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1750.
“1952 military jeep m38a1, almost all original, runs, will drive, make good restoration project.”
These jeeps will be auctioned tomorrow. They look to be MBs and an M-38A1. No other descriptions provided.
“November 7th, 2015 10:00 AM
The Smith Estate from Petersburg WV
Military Willys Jeeps, Guns, Tools, Vintage Railroad items, Tool boxes, parts, riding tractor Antique Household Furniture & collectibles and more.”
It runs, but needs some work. Has an overdrive and an unusual rear carrier.
“Classic Little m38a1 / cj5 engine starts and runs but this Jeep has been sitting for over 15 years it will need the fuel tanks cleaned and many other things to get it back on the road , ie brakes etc. 5.38 gears, only bikini top, and duster. Rack for gas cans, roll bar, lots of custom old style build stuff.
This was a friends who recently passed away. Clear title, as is. Can start the engine for you, but not drivable.”
Looks mostly stock.
“1954 M-38 A-1 with 24 volt electric. Color O.D.”
No pics provided. It may be a 3A, 3B or an M-38A1.
“1953 willy 4×4 jeep with many extras.
kc lights, off road tires, tow package including hub releases, 9000 pound winch,
recent soft top, This was a daily driver until parked a year ago. It will require some light work,”
I wonder if the seller has confirmation this was in Korea.
“1953 Jeep Willy
Odometer – 18650
Jeep was shipped from Korea and restored
24 Volt System
12 Volt Lighting System for towing
Removable tow bar for 2″ ball hitch
Has all new canvas coverings
Currently registered in Dallas County
Inspection current and good until 10/15/16
Cash or Cashiers Check Only”
It runs and has a plow. Looks like there is value here to me.
“1952 Willys Jeep 4×4 3 speed 4 cylinder 6ft manual plow the frame is very clean, the tub is badly rusted. Oldy but goody. The Jeep does run $600 Calls only”
Funky paint job, but this still might be worth a look
“M-38 A-1 Military Jeep Military original, 24 volt system, 4 cyl F-head, 4 wheel drive.”
No pics provided.
“3.8 Chevy Dana 30 front sold frame tub is in good shape for its age good project $1200 no title but I will give a bill of sale may consider trades”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $1600
(10/11/2015) Has a few funky features, but it runs!
“1954 Willys Jeep M38A1. 6 cylinder, 3 speed, 4-wheel drive, good tires, starts but needs a tune-up.”
There appears to be value here. I suspect the seller means the front end is original looking, not original.
“This jeep has a Buick 2.3 V6 engine runs great needs minor work. It has a brand new soft top and doors. It has an original 52 Jeep willies fiberglass front end. It has $1000. Worth new tires.”
It runs and drives. but appears to need some parts.
“1952 willys overland m38a1 runs and drives good condition.
The reason im selling it for that price is because I moving out
Of town and I can’t take it with me.. hopefully finds a good home
To keep the history alive. Thanks for your time and have a great day.”
UPDATE: Priced dropped to $2800
I’ll bet that top is handy.
“1953 Willys jeep, 4×4, gun rack, good tires, really fun to drive around, great for the hunting lease!”
Matt’s got this M-38A1 for sale. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-340-5594
“Engine, transmission, transfer case has been rebuilt. Brakes and axles have been gone through. Frame and body are straight and clean. I’m going to start it at $5,000. It’s currently in Elko NV. I can deliver to Reno NV, Boise ID, Salt Lake City UT or similar.”
This was a civil defense jeep.
“1956, Runs and drives great, transfer case and 4 wheel work like new, Clear title, 8009 miles, all original except some blinkers and the gas tank, factory gas tank leaked an was replaced with a boat tank, tires are 1/2 tread, one small ding in the front left fender, It is was part of A County Civil Defense Dept. that is why it was painted red. Sold as is, Buyer picks it up, Available for inspection from 6am to 3:30pm M-F. ”
Looks solid. Lots of information included.
“Up for your consideration is my 1952 Willys M38A-1, the military jeep that inspired the civilian CJ5. I purchased this jeep in the high desert in Southern California in 2011 and had it shipped to NJ when I moved to the east coast in 2013. Aside from the military I am the third owner since the jeep sold at government auction in 1971.
The original drivetrain is still 100% operational. Engine and transmission were rebuilt in 1956 while in the service in Japan, drivetrain still has military rebuild tags with information. Continue reading