M-38A1 Research Archives


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1953 M-38A1 Tucson, AZ $12,500

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UPDATE: Still Available

(05/23/2013) “Up for sale is an all original, RUNNING and DRIVING M38A1 Willys Military Jeep with an M100 trailer. This 1953 in patina is an unmolested vehicle and EVERYTHING works. Comes complete with a BRAND NEW TOP. Additionally I have the original doors and side curtains; 24 volt system with newer batteries. The M100 trailer rolls perfectly and comes with its own canvas coverage. Both vehicles have all original data plates still mounted, a ton of documentation. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT SET!!!”


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1953 M-38A1 Yorkville, IL **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $7900.

(07/06/2014) This ex-fire jeep runs and drives.

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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.

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1952 M-38 & 1953 M-38A1 Atascadero, CA **SOLD**

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1952 M-38: **SOLD** For $15,500 on eBay.

1953 M-38A1: **Status Unknown** Was on eBay but didn’t sell for $10k.

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“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

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1953 M-38A1 Geneva, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5600.

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
-Veteran owned

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.”

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Year? M-38A1 Clover, NC $4500


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”


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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 **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $5400. **SOLD**

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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MB & M-38A1 Boise, ID **SOLD**



1. “Rare WWII 1944 MB Willys. Engine runs good. Needs brakes and electrical wiring. $3850″

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2. 1954 Military Willys M38-AL (Korean era) Partically restored. Runs good. Needs electrical wirin. Nice project. Idaho Title


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1955 M-38A1 Colrain, MA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000

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.”


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1952 M-38A1 Bainbridge, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000

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.”


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1952 M-38A1 Rochester, IN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,000

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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1953 M-38A1 Richmond, CA $5000


Looks solid.

Original no mods refurbished Hurricane engine, 24 volt system Trailer included in sale.”



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1952 M-38A1 New Jersey **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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 Houston, TX $16,000

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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.”


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1953 M-38A1 Miami-Dade, FL $12,500

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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.”


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1954 M-38A1 Oakland, ME **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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.”

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1956 M-38A1 Dana Point, CA $9800

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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.




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1955 M-38A1 Wardsville, MO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900.

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.”

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Year? M-38A1 Melissa, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

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..”

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1954 M-38A1 Superior, MN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

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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1952 M-38A1 Jackson, MI $5000

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Looks good.

For sale is a 1952 Willys Jeep M-38 A1 Military version. 
Runs and drives great.”


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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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1953 M-38A1 Jackson, MS **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $6000

(06/24/2014) Looks pretty original. Seems to be missing the battery box.

The original Jeep! Runs like a top! Unstoppable 4WD! Extremely well cared for! Price is firm.”


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1955 M-38A1 Santa Rosa, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $7500

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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