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1954 M-38A1 Saratoga, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

(05/26/2013) “This 1954 Willys M38-A1 Jeep (Korean war era) was completely restored a few years ago to nearly like-new condition in olive drab with matching canvas upholstery and top. Attention to detail throughout. Extra clean frame, no rust, this jeep is a true eye catcher and a lot of fun to drive around town. Complete engine tune-up done approximately 12 months ago. Engine runs very strong on 4×4 or 4×2. This jeep drives very well, as a correctly restored and mechanically sorted 1/4-Ton 4×4 should. It has all the right military jeep stuff, including decals, combat lights, jerry can and spare. Door safety straps and reproduction of the original maintenance and operation manual are included. The Jeep has a clean California title.”

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1952 M-38A1 Dubuque, IA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

(12/28/2014) Looks like a good price.

“I’ve got a mostly original Willys M38a1. Very good condition and always kept in the garage. Great for cruising around town and I always get complimen’s when filling it up. Runs and drives great, but I don’t get the chance to drive it much anymore. It’s got the 4 cylinder engine with the 3 speed manual and twin stick 4×4 transfer case.
Backseat, and all buckles, and about 75% tread on the tires.
12 volt conversion.
It has the blackout light, but is not hooked up.
Missing the emergency brake cable.
Shifts smooth, but you have to double clutch from first to second. It’s done that since I got it, I’ve never fixed it because it doesn’t bother me. Does not grind. Might be a good winter project for somebody with more time, or just do what I did!
Engine rebuilt by a professional shop, I have the receipts. It does drip a little oil though, nothing major.
The odometer reads 1,876.
The pictures should give you a pretty good idea of the condition, if interested in taking a look, please give me a call or text or shoot me an email and I will get back to you ASAP!”

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1952 M-38A1 North Georgia $8000

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Appears in good shape. Not the most useful pics.

•New Radiator, Total rebuilt engine by Bell Engines (Lilburn, GA)- ($3,000 in engine)
•Rebuilt transmission
•5 Brand new Goodyear MTR Kevlar composite tires
•Less than 200 miles on the engine
•Jeep is in good condition with extras installed
•Repainted USMC Green
•Electric fuel pump installed
•New brake lines installed
•Other additions (too many to list)”


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1954 M-38A1 Pine, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

A few dents and some surface rust, but this might warrant a closer look.

“This 1954 M38A1 Military Jeep is ready for restoration. Jeep has spent the last 25 years at the Caribou Ranch in Nederland, CO. May have been driven by some famous musician! Jeep ran until late 1990’s and then just sat on the ranch. This jeep is in good condition and is all original except for the roll bar. It has a lot of the original parts still intact. Wench on front bumper included. Buyer pays delivery/shipping. No title – we do have bill of sale.”

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1953 M-38A1 San Antonio, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Looks like a solid rig.

“This is a 1953 M38A1 Willys Military Jeep.
Condition: Stored indoors, Pristine, Immaculate
This Jeep is a turnkey, fully restored military classic. It is street legal, fun to drive, turns heads everywhere, and is a hit at parades, shows, rallies, etc!
I am selling this to make room for another project.
It has 48,800 miles on it. It has a full canvas, shovel, and much more.
This particular Willy’s has been restored to its former glory using only authentic parts.
Beautiful sounding engine! All seats and canvas in great condition.
Comes with original User’s Manual, Supply Manual, and Maintenance Manual.
I have receipts, work orders, and maintenance logs and have included several spare parts as well!
Please view my attached photos.”





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1953 M-38A1 Killingworth, CT **SOLD**

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

“Willy,s M38A1, 1953 Army Jeep, Original with minor restoration, rebuilt motor, PTO winch with snatch block and chains, cold weather top, gas heater, shovel, axe, tool kit, two WW11 gun racks, one with canvas cover, signal lights installed with no changes to the original wiring. Ser # 38880”

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1953 M-38A1 Montague, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $4500. **SOLD**

This may be a good price. Might not take much to make it look even better.

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“1953 M38A1 Military Jeep in nice condition.
I have owned this Jeep for around 20 years. Around 4 years ago, I had the dents and dings taken out, primed and painted by a local auto-body shop. I did not have them fully disassemble the jeep as that would have been a little too pricey for me. As such, the more hidden areas (like under the fuel tank) are not painted in Army green, nor was the underside of the vehicle. The paint was researched by the Surplus outfit in Oroville and that is where I purchased it. I have a gallon of it left for touch-ups or doing what was not done before.
There are several military gizmos still on the Jeep: It has a pintle hitch, the small black-out lights below the headlights, the canvas-bow brackets mounted on the side, several placards (in brass) showing the serial number, etc, several tie downs for a top and the shovel bracket under the hood.
The floors are (amazingly) rust free and the tool chest beneath the passenger seat is intact with only a small bit of rust. There is a bullet hole in the floor of the tool chest (?) that was there when I purchased it, but not in the lid. It’s something you can ponder over with your friends.
The Jeep needs a thorough ‘going-through’ to check and replace seals where necessary.
The bottom canvas on both front seats need to be replaced but the remainder is quite serviceable.
There is a rear seat bench, painted-to-match of the correct type and the canvas is there.
All 4 tires are military-type and show very little (if any) wear. There is a spare wheel and military-type tire or serviceable but older vintage. There is a painted-to-match roll that just hasn’t been re-installed after the painting.
The jeep starts, idles, runs and drives. I believe the engine (a 4 cylinder) is original and has a new fuel pump and tune-up around 3 years ago. The battery is old, but it starts and the lights work. It has been converted to 12V. The battery well is funky and could use some protective coating.
The speedometer, water temp and oil pressure appear to work. The fuel gauge does not.

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1953 M-38A1 + CJ Indian Pass, FL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1, trailer

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $7500

“1953 Willys Military M38A1 Jeep, comes with a trailer and a 53-55 CJ with good drivetrain for parts.

The M38 has new brakes, tires, fuel tank, floor, and a lot more.
All military lights are still there, Very solid Jeep.
The trailer is a 1947 model updated with lights, minimal rust.
All 3 for $7500 firm.”

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1955 M-38A1 San Antonio, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,000

(12/22/2014) Not sure why the steering wheel is brown?

“It is a 1955 M38A1. Price is firm, no trades, cash only
If interested (CALLS ONLY)”

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1953 M-38A1 Raymond, ME $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(10/25/2014) Not perfect, but a good start.40

“1953 former military M38-A1 Jeep. This jeep is in great condition. Runs, Drives, Stops, Steers. It has had a partial restoration. It has a good running engine, and solid drive train, NEW complete correct wiring harness, and it IS 24 volt still, new brakes, good tires, new canvas top, seats and cushions, TONS of new parts, Ready to go. really nice jeep, moving it out to make room for another project.

the photos were taken the day this add was posted. If the add is up, the jeep is still available. If your seriously interested, CALL me, dont email or text, and COME SEE IT. I do not have any more pictures.”


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24th Annual Military Vehicle Show

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Joe and his GPW attended the 24th Annual Military Vehicle Show held by the Arizona Military Vehicle Collectors Club this past weekend. It looks like he was having plenty of fun!


Here’s Joe posing with some new friends.


Here’s Joe and his GPW


Another new friend Joe?


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1953 M-38A1 Phoenix, AZ $4000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(01/16/2015) The engine compartment looks good.

“Rare 1953 M38A1. This is a military Willys. Hurricane with three speed. Runs well. has been garaged since I have owned it. I bought it in 2004 and have put less than 100 miles on it. I have replaced many parts. It’s been converted to 12 volts. Has the full top in good condition. Would benefit from another frame off. Parts are easy to find and easy to work on. If you are not familiar with this generation of “Jeep” this is a military vehicle from the Korean War Era. This is certainly a very clean and complete example. Clean title in hand. Won’t last. Please contact for more info.”


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1953 M-38A1 Ronkonkoma, NY $10,000

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Looks good.

“Tub off restoration, engine and trans rebuilt. All new brakes including master cyl. and lines. New gas tank, rebuilt carb. New top and seats. Five new ND tires with new tubes installed. Original 24volt system,all lights work. I have many pictures of rebuild. NO trades wanted! Jeep runs and drives fine. Title in my name.”


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1953 M-38A1 Edgewood, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.

Can’t tell a lot, but is sure looks promising.

“Mint condition, 1953 Willys Jeep with all of the Army decals. You do not find an army jeep in this condition often. This jeep looks like it just came off the show room floor prior to going to a Mash movie. All stock except for the front wheel hubs. I drove it in the Daffodil parade and taken it to car shows. It is a head turner.”


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1954 M-38A1 Lovelock, NV **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,500

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(06/17/2014) “I have a 1954 M38A1 Military Jeep for sale. It has 20,000 original miles on it. I have gone through everything on the Jeep. I have owned it since 1986 but I don’t get to use it much anymore so I decided to sell it instead of letting it sit, when someone else could be driving it and having a good time. Hot August Nights is just around the corner.

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


UPDATE: **SOLD** No Price was listed. Now listed here.

Maybe there’s some value here??

“For sale by owner: 1954 Willys M38-A1 Jeep. All original. Does not run, but has all the original parts. It was running when it was parked in 2010 and was painted yellow over the Army green because the original owner who got it from the military sale used it while working on a road construction crew. I intended to restore it, but have never got to start because of health reasons. It is a military vehicle that has never been titled. ”

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1955 M-38A1 Rancho Cucamonga, CA $4500


Needs work of some kind, but looks good on the outside.

“1955 jeep willes 4×4 1,200 dollars worth of tires and rims, built small block needs some tlc but runs and drives contact dave”


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1953 M-38A1 Nanticoke, MD $3000


It’s a project, but might be pretty solid.

“1953 ex-military jeep 7700 miles no rust, stored indoors. It is an unfinished project. Extra parts, body is in very good shape.”




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1955 M-38A1 Pace, GA $1900


No pics provided.

“Good condition….has a little rust under the gas tank where all of them rust and a little in the tool box and floor but all can be fixed easily. Body is solid…..Engine turns over..new plug wires new plugs…rebuilt carburator……all original has blackout lights etc… I can send photos via text if you are interested but call me FIRST please. ”


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1962 M-38A1 + Trailer Lewistown, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, trailer • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

(01/04/2015) Looks like it might be a good price.

“This is a 1962 Willys Jeep and trailer. The Jeep is in good condition and has a 4 cylinder engine. The Jeep has been mostly used in parades. The top and heater are included, but not installed. It runs well and the 4×4 works well. There are no side curtains. The Jeep was built for the USMC. I am asking $8000 or best offer. Please text or email with questions.”


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2 M-38A1s Shelton, WA $4500 OBO


Price is for both. Neither run. I think only one is pictured.

“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. $4500 for both”



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1955 M-38A1 Pompano Beach, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17000.

Looks like a nice M-38A1.

“1955 M38A1 Jeep.
Full Canvas
Street Legal, Mirrors, Turn Signals, Horn
24 volt system.
Front Disc Brakes.
Runs great..





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1955 M-38A1 Milwaukie, OR $2995


Has a fiberglass tub.

“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 Westtown, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $4800.

(08/21/2013) This early M-38A1 deserves more pictures. I wonder what that rear cargo looks like.

“1953 military jeep ,body of jeep in super nice condition ,runs great , still has original 24 volt system. have title,some extra parts.ideal resto project to bring back its real color. item sold as is ,if its posted its for sale . you know what to do if your serious.”



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1954 M-38A1 Woodleaf, NC $1300


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1300.

(10/08/2014) Runs.

1954 m38a1 military jeep
Runs good- but will need a starter
will need paint and some body work if you want it for show.
If you want it to just beat and knock around in- your good to go