M-38A1 Research Archives


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1952 M-38A1 Bakersfield, CA $5000


This was listed yesterday over at warjeeps.com

“Runs good, lots of new parts, 12 volt system, great for hunting or restoration.”



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1954 M-38A1 Gallup, NM $3500


Could be a good price.

“1954 willys military M38A1 good running”



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1953 M-38A1 Atlanta, GA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

Mark’s got this nice looking M-38A1 for sale. You can email him at jrbullman@hotmail.com.

“We purchased this 1953 Willys M38A1 from an older Vet who was in an difficult way financially. We did some work on this great piece of history and got it to what I believe is a very clean, wonderfully operating Jeep. We have reworked the fuel system (OEM carburetor rebuild and rebuilt fuel lines, etc.), rebuilt the front end, new wires, plugs, new distributor, a good bit of aesthetics, etc.

0We only did a few things that are not “authentic.” I replaced the the wiper motors with new electrical ones, carefully wired through the vacuum hoses (I still have he original vacuum motors if someone wants to reinstall). We also installed a rather good modern radio (with CD, Bluetooth, iPod connection) that is entirely hidden in the glovebox with boxes for speakers I made from 50 cal. ammo boxes. The radio could be easily removed with no damage to the original structure, if someone wanted. Also, I installed a rather well hidden third brake light where a reflector was originally in the middle of the spare tire. Over all, I think the Jeep looks great. (Good enough that my wife’s father was taken aback remembering riding in many like it as a USAF Colonel.) It comes with full canvas, a few extra jerry cans, some extra paint, a tow bar and a protective cover.

It has been a labor of love to restore, with a lot of satisfaction (sometimes following frustration after learning things like how he original manual I used for many tasks published the spark plug order incorrectly). We have enjoyed even more being able to use it for events for Vets, such as wounded warrior and living history events.



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1954? M-38A1 Durango, CO $4000


The front fenders and grille suggest this is a 52 or 53. I like this just the way it is.

“1954 Willys M38A1 military Jeep for sale. Jeep runs really good and drives really good. The Jeep is still 24 volt system. It has the original military drivetrain. the seats have new canvas covers. the only thing added is lockout hubs and a tow bar. 4000 or best offer. local pickup only.”


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1952 M-38A1 Salamanca, NY $2900


This early M-38A1 may be worth a look. 50 years in storage?

“Selling 1952 M38a1 Willys military jeep project will need powerplant installed which I have. This jeep has been in dry storage for 50+ years so the tub is in excellent shape just has a few bumps and bruises.”




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1952 M-38A1 Charlestown, RI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

It runs.

“Jeep runs
Body needs work
Pick Up ONLY – Charlestown. RI
Cash ONLY – $2,500 as is, or best offer”

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1953 M-38A1 Davis, CA $4000


Includes a winch. The hubcaps give this jeep a vintage feel.

“Runs great everything works well. It has the original 4 cylinder engine. It has a clean tile and is registered. Model number M38A1. The wench is super nice. Contact Jason for anymore questions. I can deliver the jeep to you for your convenience for an extra fee.”


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2 M-38A1s Rochester, WA $1000


If the winch is included, this could be a great deal for the right person.

“2 Jeeps For Sale 1 is a 1951 M38A1 and other 1 is a 1952 or 53 M38A1. the white one is taken apart as i was going to put Jeep Wagoner axles under it with stock YJ springs. I have the frame and all parts to put back together. Medical issues forced me to stop working on project and have to sell. Both tubs are in pretty good shape for age.
Asking $1,000.00 for jeeps and parts, some new parts too that havent been installed yet, like outboard spring hangers for frame and all new spring mounts to go around the frame. The white one was the project and the yellow one was parts. Need new homes.”


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1953 M-38A1 Union Grove, WI $13,700

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Includes a field radio.

For reasons of patriotism, these vehicles have a strong and unique part of our country and the people that have served and continue to serve our GREAT country.
Own an important piece of history.
Equiped with typical army gear with the addition of a working ” field ” radio.
Many extra rare parts included in deal.
Text me with any questions, I’ll try and answer your questions honesty and as accurately as possible.
I suggest you stop by and personally look it over, runs and drive perfectly.
If you looking to buy a piece of history this is defitinly the one the meets anyone’s standards, without a doubt.”


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1953 M-38A1 Butler, PA $8500

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Looks good for the price.

“Condition: Used Year: 1953
Mileage: 43,000 Make: Willys
Exterior Color: Olive Drab Interior Color: Olive Drab
Trim: Military Army M38A1 Number of Cylinders: 4
Engine: Hurricane F Head 4 cyl Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: 4wd Vehicle Title: Clear
Nice Shape
Starts right up
Runs well”


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1953 M-38A1 Seabrook, TX eBay

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

I wonder which fire department owned this one.

“Selling a 1953 Willys Model M38A1 Military Jeep with 3641 original miles. Has L/R front seats and a rear bench seat, all with new OD seat covers. Engine was running when restoration started. Has 2 new batteries. Windshield frame in very good condition with no rust. Windshield glass on driver’s side needs replacement. New windshield weather stripping for glass and on bottom of W/S frame and cowl included, but not installed. All tires hold air and have about 50% tread. Auxillary fuel tank and bracket included. Loose parts include a new OD steering wheel with new horn button, disc & nut, new instrument panel with NOS speedometer, NOS instruments & NOS dash lights w/ high beam indicator. Body is in very good shape, except for a few minor dents & dings. Two small holes on left rear panel above trailer light connector needs repair. Fuel tank brackets & connecting tubing also included, but not pictured. Jeep was never registered and comes with a bill of sale only.”

View all the information on eBay

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1963 M-38A1 Holly Springs, NC $3500


The seller mistakenly listed this as an M-38.

“M38 1963 Willys jeep for sale. 1995 4 cylinder engine and transmission installed when I bought it. New paint. Everything works except speedometer. Fun jeep to drive. Cash only.”



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1953 Model? Arvada, CO Make Offer

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

No pics.

“1953 Willy runs and drives v6 manual transmission with overdrive. Call or text Mike thanks make an offer ”


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1953 M-38A1 St. Helens, OR $1150


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1150.

(06/26/2016) If the floors are solid could be a good price.

“This Jeep is a true military version, with the original green paint showing through beneath the yellow repaint.
The hard top is authentic, as are the wooden doors which I have included photos of a restored jeep with the same top and doors.
My Jeep has been parked for many years, motor is stuck, brakes not working, but this is pretty complete.
Minimal rust
I only have a bill of sale, as a past owner lost the title many years ago.
Possible trades, in no hurry to sell”


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1952 M-38A1 Charleston, SC $8500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.

(06/22/2016) Includes a trailer.

“1952, M38A1 military jeep and trailer RESTORED. Many additional parts for you to install.
All new canvas except doors.
You also get military trailer restored with new canvas Engine rebuilt and new clutch”


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1955 M-38A1 Burien, WA $8500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.

(05/05/2016) Looks solid.

“This jeep is in good condition, drives great. Resealed fuel tank, NATO/European jerry can, good rubber, brakes are good, fresh paint and stars are new…..A general clean up and ready to parade. Converted to 12 vt.”


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1953 M-38A1 Derby, VT $7500


Has an interesting contraption on it.

“side doors, under 30,000 miles, runs great, a collector.”


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1953 M-38A1 Fairfax, VA $8200


Could be a good M-38A1 for bringing back to original.

“This M38A1 Willys Jeep is in great condition. It runs and drives with no trouble. It has a newly rebuilt engine, transfer case, and carburetor. It runs on a 24 volt system. It’s 95% original with a few parts such as the passenger handle in front of the seat that came from a CJ5. Brand new 6 ply tires and drum brakes all around. Seats are in excellent condition with no rips or tears. The only thing missing is the windshield wiper motor. I’m in the process of registering it so it will be road legal. It will be registered next week or the week after that. The DMV issues trip permits to unregistered vehicles so if you would like a test drive that can be arranged”


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1962 M-38A1 Macungie, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

“This is a 1962 Marine variant M38A1.  As such, it has the original stock front and rear lift rings, extended rear bumper, front/rear limited slip differentials and late model air cleaner.  The entire vehicle was restored as an off-frame restoration with all mechanical and electrical aspects rebuilt.  Jeep has 16,500 miles on it and runs as new.  It was originally marked as USN in forest green but was restored with USMC markings.  Most likely originally a Seabee jeep.  Hood number is actual original. Asking $12,500.”

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1953 M-38A1 Jupiter, FL **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $12,500.

Looks in good shape.

“All original Korean War Era 4×4 Jeep. Mechanically sound and no rust through anywhere ( some surface peel ). Runs like a top.

Two sets of tires and wheels, full curtains including radiator quilt, canvas seat covers and 2 new 12Volt batteries.

This rare original has seen minimal use. It appears to have been an officer’s jeep because it has a heater. Markings include “82 AB” and “HQ” on front bumper. Jerry can on the back.

Can be seen by appointment. Call with any questions. No long emails, texts. Not interested in any low ball offers and no help needed in selling. Garage kept and as good as you will find for its age.”

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1951 CJ-3A & 1952 M-38A1 Jarrettsville, MD $2750

• CATEGORIES: M-38, M-38A1

Might be a good price. Seller lists one jeep as an M-38, but it looks to be a CJ-3A (thanks Mark).

“1951 M38 for restoration, $1250 1952 M38A1 for restoration, very complete $2750 Have titles for both”


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1960 M-38A1 Lucas, IA $2500


There’s still some work left on this project.

“I’m posting this for a friend of mine. If you want to talk to him about this call the number listed.

134 ci Hurricane engine. New brakes from backing plate to tires. New wheel bearings & seal’s all the way around. New front hubs, new master cylinder with brake light switch. All rubber brake lines and stainless steel line’s replaced.

To complete this project all you need it time and labor. Everything that I needed to buy for it has been bought. You’ll need to adjust the master cylinder & bleed the brakes. Gas tank been repaired, New floor pan that goes under the fuel tank is included. Complete new fuel line, new fuel pump and a carb rebuild kit are also included. I have a fuel cell and electric pump for it. Radiator has been repaired, new bottom hose & fan belt. I’ve reupholstered the seats. Like I said before, everything you need to put this Jeep back on the road comes with it. I’m also throwing in a Tote bar. There are some other parts that will also go with it.

Before I tore into this project I drove it and motor and tranny was in pretty good shape. I bought it to restore, but have decided I’m too old start another project. $2,500 will buy you a lot of fun. ”


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1965 M-38A1 Sacramento, CA $2900


Bill spotted this M-38A1. Runs and drives!

“1965 willys military jeep
Runs and drives on current non-op comes with soft doors and top. New battery original motor.”


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Barn & Shop Sale Ellensburg, WA

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Parts

Seller’s got hoods, an M-38A1, other parts, tools, and more. I think I’ve seen this M-38A1 and it has a unique, aftermarket dash.

” Also have older Willys jeep parts including fenders, hoods, grills etc. and rear ends, front ends, motors etc. Tons of tires and wheels and bumpers, all at great prices. Need to move this stuff!!! We also have a 1953 Willys M38A1 JEEP for sale and a 1970 Chevy 1/2ton 4×4 pickup. Friday & Saturday 6/3 and 6/4 7AM-2PM”


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1955 M-38A1 White Salmon, WA $3000


It need some work and is a mix of M-38A1 & CJ-5 parts, but there may be some value here.

“chevy small block, 4 bbl, headers, moonies, manual 3 spd, low geared, bikini top, soft top, soft doors,roll bar, custom mags, have new mirrors need to be mounted, fender flares, runs and drives great on trails, not geared for highway use. Needs: brake work (power brake unit), manual steering but recommend putting in a power steering unit. ”


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