M-38A1 Research Archives


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1952 M-38A1 Henderson, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

It’s missing the data plates at the very least.

A Great Vehicle 1952 Jeep Willy $7,500.00

Has Been in Storage for 20 +Years Now Restored 1952 Jeep Willy Great Running order. For Sale my Loss your Gain. I’m Moving out of town.

Pictures documenting restoration along the way. CASH price is $7,500.00, LOCAL PICK UP ONLY!! 
This jeep has a clear title and is in running condition. For questions or to arrange an appointment to see please contact me via email and I will get back to you ASAP. 
Please keep in mind this jeep is sold in Las Vegas for locate pick up only.”

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1954 M-38A1 Trafalgar, IN $3800

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This may be worth a look.

this is a 54 willy very good shape all complete all matchin number willy it a 3 speed all original 4 wheel drive all matching number lot more stuff with it trade for family car or what u got this is a great barn”



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1952 M-38A1 Prescott, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Runs and drives.

You are looking at a 1952 M38A1 Willies Army Jeep. This jeep would be a great restoration project for some one looking to complete such a project. It is in actually really great condition, it starts and runs with no issues. The drive train is in fine shape and I have drove it many times on public roads. 4 wheel drive works perfectly and transmission has no issues with popping out of gear. The clutch has just been replaced so it is brand new. It is equipped with the original engine, it does probably need a rebuild as the jeep is a little smokey which tells me she is burning a little oil. However it does not seem to be leaking oil all over the ground. 

Rust is there, I wont lie she is rusty, but it all for the most part is surface rust that can be removed by a good bead blast. There is no heavy deep rot settling into the frame or the body. 

It has been converted to a 12 Volt system however there are still components of the 24 volt system still installed, like the head lights which I am pretty sure were the same ones that were on it the day it left the factory.

It has been repainted on multiple occasions however there are signs of the OD Military paint showing through in various parts under the hood in the engine compartment, body, and drive train. Although the unfortunate side is that all the original data plates have been lost or removed. 

It has a clean title and is registered in the State of AZ, I would not recommend driving it home as the tires are around 22 years old and the brakes need some work. “


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1955 M-38A1 Albuquerque, NM **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

Looks in good shape.

1955 M38A1, for sale or trade straight up for cruiser motorcycle. Harley, VTX 1800, BMW R1200C, etc”

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1953 M-38A1 Galeton, CO $1999

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1999

Looks like it may have been a brush or fire jeep.

1953 M38A1 Jeep
Kansas Title
Needs work”


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1953 M-38A1 Santa Rosa, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

1953 Willys-Overland Model MD (M38A1) Army Jeep For Sale.

Jeep was purchased in 2000, engine rebuilt in 2003 and garage stored since 2006. Originally planned for a restoration, as jeep had been converted to 12-volt electrical prior to purchase. Military version of venerable F-Head engine was professionally rebuilt in 2003 with hardened valve seals for today’s unleaded gasoline and rebuilt military carburetor. The dual-pane windshield is intact without cracks and body is solid (though previous owner tack-welded a sheet of metal on the rear floor of body tub). Extra parts come with the jeep, including various 24-volt electrical system parts (generator, starter, voltage regulator), Top-bow for roof, various small parts including extra mechanical fuel/vacuum pump, jerry can and spare tire mounts.

*** This Jeep is currenly not running and sitting on wheel dollies (which come with the jeep). It will need to be moved by trailer or towed, and a floor jack will be required to move it off the wheel dollies.”



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1962 M-38A1 LIttle Rock, AR $3100


No pics provided.

selling my dads M38A1 military jeep. had original stuff, including old canvas seats, and soft top. running, condition. but we haven’t woods ran it in a LONG time. just an occasional start up and drive around the yard.. military tires. and waterproof plugs, extra sets… “


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1955 M-38A1 Kingstown, RI $5800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5800.

I have a original Army Jeep. I have had it for 35 years It’s registered and insured. It’s in good condition . have the side curtains and the doors. Moving out of State Time to Sell.”


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1953 M-38A1 Sherwood, OR $2500


It runs and drives.

runs great drives great has had tune up, new brakes, fluids all changed carb gone threw, has the original 4 cylinder motor still has 6 volt system”


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1955 M-38A1 Cameron, TX $1000


This sounds worth a look.

55 m38a1 jeep. Runs but a wire is broken on the distributor. I do not have time to fix. But everything else works well. Furl pump was rebuilt last year. Was used at the coefield ranch. There is no title or vins on tub but has vin on engine. Has the original 24 volt system and two brand new battery’s. Speedo still works”


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1953 M-38A1 Somerville, ME $12,000

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Looks good.

1953 Willy’s Jeep M38-A1 with Arctic top. Frame Up Restoration, about 41,000 miles. excellent condition. Call Jim with serious reasonable offers”


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1957 M-38A1 Central Point, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE:   **SOLD** Was $9500

“Clean military Willys M38a1 G758. Clean title in hand

PTO winch, 4 wheel drive, hi range, low range, 3 speed T90 transmission, NDCC Military tires, and full winter canvas enclosure.

Some civi mods, military lights removed, military trailer plug removed, lock out hubs on the front, key start.

Runs and drives strong, super nice jeep, need a little TLC from sitting for 4 years, i.e. carby overhaul, and fuel tank leak
no tire kickers”


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1954 M-38A1 DuPont, WA $2500


UPDATE: Still Available

(08/18/2014) It’s a project with some Desert Dogs.

This jeep, for the year, is very clean and needs an owner that is not afraid of a little project. Everything in the pictures are included except for the exhaust wrap. The jeep must go, no low balls, clean title in hand, 2500 or best offer!

Jeep has:

Stock Chevy 350 four bolt main brand new
Muncie Rock Crusher 4 speed
T18 Big tooth
No drive shaft
Dana 44 rear diff fully locked with tapered axle
Dana 27 ten spline axle 
Lockers in the rear
10″ rear drum breaks
11″ front drum breaks
Brand new wheel bearings
Stock hubs
No steering box or column
Windshield in excellent condition
20 gallon fuel tank as well as original 10 gallon included 
Diamond plate rear wrap and gas tank shield
No exhaust
Frame is boxed in and body is in good/excellent condition
Will need new tires (holds air for about 24 hours)

Those were the main things I could think of… I have a folder full of receipts to show that it is worth it. Again, everything in the pictures are included. Please feel free to call or Text. Serious buyers only. WILL NOT PART OUT! Highest offer takes it all.”



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1953 M-38A1CDN Dallas, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1995.

Engine ran when stored. Seller has the A1s confused with the M-38s. Ford only produced 2,135 M-38s in Canada. Ford produced many more M-38A1s in three lots through 1971: M-38A1 CDN, M-38A1 CDN2, M-38A1 CDN3.

1953 Willy M38A1 CDN military jeep. This jeep is very rare, only 2,135 A1’s made by Ford Motor Company in Canada. This jeep needs some work, but when your done it will diffidently be a show stopper and collectors dream come true. The engine ran before it was last parked in storage. Still have the data plate attached showing serial number. Only serious buyer and price is firm.”


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1953 M-38A1 Nashua, NH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

Bill forwarded this ad. Might want to take a look at the driver’s side rust situation given the plate in the floor.

“For sale 1953 M38A1 early tilt grill, very complete, 9500 mi. good straight body and frame, 24v.Comes with most fording kit parts. Engine has good comp. and oil pressure, but has a lower end noise. Price reduced to $4000”





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1962 M-38A1 Madison, NC **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

Seems to be sitting a little heavy in the front, but that could be the way it’s parked. It’s not been restored to stock specs (brake lights and front parking lights for example), but it looks perfect for a parade or having fun.

1962 M38A1 Willys Jeep with less than 30,000 original miles. Recently restored to good condition and has authentic numbering system consistent with military issued numbering. New paint, seats, tires. Body is in good condition with little rust. Road ready and runs great. Needs minor work to parking brake; only thing not restored.”

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1952 M-38A1C Clearlake, TX $3800


UPDATE: Still Available

(12/31/2013) This might be worth a look.

“Old military jeep. Its all there. I picked it up as a project and well im a novice with not enough time.
brakes have been done. engine turned on once with fuel down the carb…no trades and not looking to lose on my investment.clear title.
Fuel tank cleaned and recoated. Radiator also clean and repaired.
Obo. It has a tow bar you can haul it away.
It was sitting in a field. So it does have rust.”



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1952 M-38A1 Willow Glen, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $6500. *SOLD*

It’s had some recent work.

For sale is a 1952 former USMC Willys M38A1 Jeep. This Jeep was, until last year, used at a deer hunting ranch behind Mt. Hamilton for the last 40 years. It was painted in orange until last fall when I put it back in olive drab. It has the correct Hurricane 4 cylinder engine and runs fine. I tuned it up and replaced the exhaust manifold. The seats are new, as is the glass, tires, rims, turn signals, tail lights and bikini top. The body isn’t perfect, but what do you want for a 62 year old veteran?! All gauges, except the speedometer work. She ain’t fast but is a hoot driving around town with the windshield down. Perfect for a weekend ride or ranch property. $6500″

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1955 M-38A1 Philadelphia, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3999

Looks like a good project. Engine needs rebuilding. Price seems a little high.

lder restro w/newer canvas complete winter top w/arctic hot water heater,solid body and frame,original motor need rebuild and comes with new crankshaft,has clear correct title,please call for more info”

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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.”