M-38A1 Research Archives


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1954 M-38A1 Tucson, AZ **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $6000.

Worth a closer look at that price.

“Title on site , Original engine, 24 volt generator system is in tack, foot push button start, military non-directional tires are 2 years old w/spare, all seats present w/olive drab canvas covers, ready to drive away.”

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1954 M-38A1 Litchfield, CT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

Looks solid.

“1954 willys jeep 3 speed manual in running condition. Just fired up and took for a drive yesterday everything ran fine. Repainted a few years back to u s army green with lettering and army star on hood. 4×4 works and runs like a champ.”

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1955 M-38A1 Cambridge, WI **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE:**Status Unknown** Was $7800.

Looks in good shape.

“For your consideration is a true unaltered Army jeep, not a cj that has a coat of od green.

* show quality condition
* Wisconsin title in my name.
* It is the original 24 volt system with all the working blackout lights and switches.
* Pertronix electronic ignition inside the waterproof distributor
* all original waterproof wiring, generator, regulator, plugs and wires
* runs great and ready to show, parade, or cruise
* ndcc non directional military tires
* Has bumperetts, pintle hitch, jerry can and holder, all in great shape
* bow brackets, lifting shackles and brackets, manual, and extra parts available for the right price”

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1961 M-38A1 Allentown, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6200


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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

This has a Navy tag.

“1953 M38A1. ..Rare Navy Jeep originally equipped with a radio set … later used at a national guard post and painted Army green…minimal rust..untouched original 24 volt set up.. complete except seat cushions”

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2 M-38A1s Shelton, WA $1500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500. Was $4500. The $1500 price *might* be a mistake.

(03/26/2015) Neither runs.

“2 1940’s M38 jeeps. One is in good condition, the other is fair condition. Not running now. Engine turns over. Been sitting for a while.”


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1955 M-38A1 Bakersfield, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Doesn’t run, but loks pretty stock.

“1955 m38a1. Jeep… original unrestored condition. Willys , never apart. Engine turns, rolls shows 15 k miles. Not running.”

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CJ-3B, M-38A1, CJ-3A & More Southern Ohio

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-3B, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1

This just appeared on Facebook. There appears to be a late model CJ-3B brush jeep, a CJ-3A, and a M-38A1. The dark 2A/3A is not for sale. There are supposed to be other parts as well. For those not on Facebook, the seller’s name is Barb watson number and her phone number is 513 304 0141

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1953 M-38A1 Lahaina, HI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500

I suspect this has been sitting here a while.


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1953 M-38A1 Grand Haven, MI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Sold on eBay for $10,000

“1953 Willys Army Jeep M38A1 in very good condition. Jeep came out of Arizona and was owned by same person since the 70’s. I bought a year ago and gave full tune-up with new plugs, wire, points, condenser, distributor, etc. Runs awesome and starts every time. It has no rust at all and it is an old Jeep so it does have a couple of drips which is to be expected. This vehicle is ready to roll so you can buy and drive. Also has the heater option which is nice. Everything is working. The paint is nice, but this is not the $16,000-$20,000 Restoration that you see out there, but it is a very nice $12,000 Jeep and worth the money.”

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1954 M-38A1 Merritt Island, FL **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $14,999.

Another good looking M-38A1.

“1954 WILLY’S JEEP M38A1
• Looks Great!
• Runs Great!
• Fun To Drive!
• Carburetor Rebuilt Within The Last Ten Months.
• Fuel Tank Replaced Within The Last Ten Months. (Comes With Old Fuel Tank Also)
• Master Light Switch Replaced Within The Last Ten Months. (Comes With The Old Switch)
• Military Steel Ax Mounted Over Passenger Rear Fender.
• Full Size Spare Tire Mounted Passenger Rear Body.
• Five Gallon Steel Jerry Can Mounted Driver’s Side Rear Body.
• Military Shovel Mounted Under The Hood.
• 24 Volt Water Resistant Electrical System.
• Blackout Drive Lamps.
• Brake Light Switch Replaced Within The Last Ten Months.
• Extra Set Of Four Spark Plugs.
• Complete Set Of Data Plates.
• Converted Oil Bath Air Cleaner To Napa Gold Dry Filter (Comes With Oil Bath Filter Also)
• Comes with Custom Made 2″ Hitch Receiver Which Is Interchangeable With The Standard
Pintle Hitch.
• Military Top With Frame And Doors.
• Extra Frame With Bikini Top.
• Manuals
• Easily Could Have 29,000 Miles as The Odometer Shows But Will Be Sold as True Miles Unknown.”

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1954 M-38A1 Rudolph, WI **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“This 54 M38A1 was repurposed by the Wautoma fire dept at some time.
It has a new fuel tank, points, condenser, and coil.
Runs and drives.
Very solid but has some rust under gas tank and storage compartment under passenger seat.
Missing tailgate.
Calls only no texting please.”

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1952 Model? Romney, WV $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, M-38A1

No pics provided.

“Jeep, military green, in running condition; new motor; new brakes. Includes extra transmission, motor and other part”


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1953 M-38A1 Clanton, AL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8750.

“Offered for sale is a retired Marine Corp jeep, low miles and low hours, good mechanical condition, good body, very original, everything is there, light cosmetics for a showpiece”


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1952 M-38A1 Powell, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $3500. **SOLD**

Might make a good restoration.

“Jeep has been stored for several years in barn. Needs clutch,and brakes.Great for collectors.”


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Year? M-38A1 Diesel Sioux Falls, SD No Price


This diesel powered M-38A1 made me smile. It looks pretty rough.

“I don’t know the year off hand. Here is a M38 Jeep M1 Diesel. That is right, it has a Isuzu diesel motor in it, same as the Chey Luv pickups. Comes with Meyer’s snow plow. I strongly suggest you take a look at the font window, it is hard to find and rare. I think I have a title but not sure. I will listen to any reasonable offer.”



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1952 M-38A1 Garden Valley, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

(11/24/2014) This runs and drives. It might be worth a look.

“Everything is original except top it has been converted from 24 volt to 12 volt. Original name plauqe. Runs good this would be a great resteration project! Sold as is”


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1954 M-38A1 Abilene, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.  Was listed here. Might be an APU (see comments)

“Good restoration project… all original parts… email me for more pictures. You don’t find them in this condition very often.”


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Raffle: 1952 M-38A1 in Fryeburg, ME

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

More than half the tickets are sold I am told: Tickets are $100 and only 100 will be sold. The raffle won’t take place until they are sold.

“WIN THIS JEEP! 1952 Military Willys Jeep M38A1 – Surplus military unit acquired by the Fryeburg Fire Department upon military retirement. All original, 24 volt system, blackout lights, and new batteries with all maintenance required to maintain readiness. Steel top is bolted on and is easily removable to return this Jeep to its original configuration. Gas can and spare tire mounts currently attached to the top will bolt back onto the tailgate as designed. Always stored indoors and climate controlled. This is a little-used time capsule that could easily be restored or enjoyed in it’s current condition. Includes original military records but no title as Maine won’t issue a title to any vehicle older than 1995.

We are raffling this Jeep off to the winning ticket holder. Tickets are $100 each and are limited to only 100 tickets. That’s a 1 in 100 chance if you buy one ticket or a 50 times better chance than getting a hole in one golfing. Buy more tickets and your odds increase! The drawing will be held as soon as all 100 tickets are sold. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new ATV Wildlands Firefighting unit. We’re replacing the old with the new and you have the opportunity to benefit while helping out a worthy cause. Tickets are available from the Fire Chief most weekdays at our Main St. fire station or from various members of our Fire Department.”


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1952 M-38A1 Florence, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000

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1952 M-38A1 Paso Robles, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500

It runs.

“I am listing this cool old jeep for a friend of mine.
The engine is a L style 4cyl that runs well (unknown mileage).24 volt system.The ignition is still the original switch on the dash with starter button on floor.The body is in great condition with only a little trough rust on the floor. Would make a great hunting jeep or off-road toy
A little trough rust on the floor.
Needs seats”

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1954 M-38A1 Greenville, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

No title, but looks like a good resto project.

“1954 Willys jeep. M38A1. Will run. Has original four cylinder (4-134 F head motor ). 24 volt system. New batteries . Three speed T-90 transmission. Rebuilt master cylinder and all new wheel cylinders with brake shoes. Lots of extra parts. Some rust. Jeep is over 60 years old. Was used on deer leases for about the past 15 years or so. Because of that , there is no title.”

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1953 M-38A1 Florence, KY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900

(01/26/2015) Has some floor rust.

“1953 M38A1.. very good condition over-all ..Original Radio Set Navy Jeep..needs metal seat frames put back in and other minor issues..always garaged since owned…very little rust…nice rare project..please google for more information on navy jeep & marine radio sets etc…asking $5900-but will consider any reasonable offer or part trade?..economy car.. motorcycle bang or what do you have??…call or text if interested..more pictures & information soon.  ”

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1955 M-38A1 Milford, MI **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $15,000

(01/15/2015) Looks solid.

“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”

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1953 M-38A1 Cambridge, WI $2200


Sellers has done some work.

“For sale is a true Army jeep, not a cj that has a coat of od green. I have a Wisconsin title in my name with the military vin. It has been converted to 12v, and still has all the blackout lights and switches. The tub is fairly solid, not perfect, but a great start. I put all new axle bearings, seals, wheel cylinders, brake shoes and lines, as I started restoring it from the bottom up. It has a buick v6 with a twin stick. Has bumperetts, pintle hitch, jerry can and holder, spare tire carrier, canvas loops, lifting shackels and brackets, and many more expensive and rare hard to find parts. It also has the fold down grill, so it must be an early 53.”


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