M-38A1 Research Archives


To Top

1952 M-38A1 Wenatchee, WA $1500


It runs.

53 willy’s Jeep with Pontiac V-6 motor runs great Just needs some TLC $1500.00 firm”



To Top

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

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** $6500.

Not perfectly stock, but looks good for the price.

1954-m38a1-Sturtevant-wi2 1954-m38a1-Sturtevant-wi3 1954-m38a1-Sturtevant-wi4

Ground up restoration done a few years ago.
Things that have been done,
1. Sand blasted frame and painted it, no welds.
2. New leaf springs, all 4.
3. New shackles.
4. New rear brakes.
5. New master cylinder and brake lines, also brake hoses.
6. Rebuilt steering box.
7. New steering wheel and horn button assembly.
8. New black out light.
9. New horn.

Continue reading

To Top

1955 M-38A1 Corpus Christi, TX $9500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Seller includes long list of parts replaced.


1955-m38a1-corpuschristi-tx1 1955-m38a1-corpuschristi-tx2

I am selling my 1955 Willy M38A1, that I have restored myself, not by a professional restorer and registered in Nueces County for $9,500. The engine, however; was overhauled by a professional mechanic. The unit has new brake lines, fuel tank, seat cushions and various other items listed below. I am interested in selling it to someone that is interested in the continued preservation of this rare military vehicle. It is 59 years old, therefore it is not in perfect condition and will be sold as is. It is asked that only serious interested buyers contact me at show contact info or text me with your name and number at same. These military vehicles are hard to come by and even those that are non-running rust buckets sell for a premium. Those who are knowledgeable about these vehicles know that these are off road vehicles and not the smoothest riding vehicles or the quietest riding vehicles. Vehicle is being sold as is, where is, with no written warranties.

Continue reading

To Top

1953 M-38A1 Spicewood, TX **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8800

(03/26/2014) Deal includes the trailer. It might be worth a look.

“1953 M38A1 Military Jeep and M-100 Trailer. REBUILT, very nice. Rebuilt engine, 3 speed transmission, two speed transfer, axles. Complete new brake system (all lines, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, shoes). 8000 lb. Ramsey winch & PTO (original-fits frame), Five New rims, tires and tubes. Replaced canvas and seats. Rear seat, original too box. Complete off frame resurrection of frame and body…NO Rust out.. Good Glass. Unit has been converted to 12 volt. All lights work including black out. Includes repair and Parts manuals. INCLUDES THESE EXTRAS another engine, transmission, transfer case, bell housing, brake shoes, front and rear axle assemblies, pressure plate, carb parts, hood, tie rods, drive shafts, electrical parts, Tow bar, 24 volt starter. plus other odds and ends.”


To Top

1952 M-38A1 Dublin, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

This may warrant a closer look.

“Clean 1952 m38-a1 jeep all stock. Been sand blasted cleaned and painted.
New brakes- brake lines,master cylinder,wheel cylinders,shoes.
New transfercase gears.
Rebuilt rear driveshaft.
Rebuilt front end.
Body is in good shape no bondo.
New gas tank and sender.
The fenders,window,seats,hood,front bumper,motor are already sold.
Nice tires 5.
Also spare transfercase parts.
Also has used and new t90 transmission parts.
Good to Finnish or use for parts.
$1,500 obo.
No title. This is a rolling chassis.
What you. See is all I have left.”


To Top

Year? M-38A1 Graham, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

If it includes a drivetrain it might be a good price. It’s listed as a 1951.

year-m38a1-graham-wa1 year-m38a1-graham-wa2


To Top

1955 M-38A1 Grantsville, UT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Solid and runs. Might make a good restoration candidate.

“Rare 1955 Willys M38A1 Korean War Era “Jeep”
Straight rust free great running little Jeep with an Arctic Kit(hard top and doors)
This little jeep was in storage for a long time and was not running. With some work it is now purring like a kitten. It is complete and has been updated to a 12 volt system. It still has some of the cool old military lighting, gauges and switches. This would make an AWESOME candidate for restoration or to just put around the farm or mountains. It still needs some brake and clutch work. To be fully drive able.”


To Top

1953 M-38A1 Provo, UT $4500


It’s supposed to have less than 10k original miles. Might be worth a look, but I’m skeptical.

“Very low miles. Very good condition. Garaged and auto repair shop owned
Lots of extras Tire chains, Soft Top, G.B., Towbar. GREAT FOR HUNTING!!!
Call for more info.”



To Top

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

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6999.

Looks solid.

“Great shape ready to drive starts first turn over , new tires , engine, and new top”


To Top

1952 M-38A1 Brodhead, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6850.

Bob’s selling his nice looking M-38A1. It looks like a good price.

“Very nice Military Willys Jeep
New Tires.
Four cylinder Overhead Valve engine
Three Speed Transmission
Four Wheel Drive
High and Low Transfer Case for the 4WD
Brakes done not long ago
Drivers seat has been moved back ~four inches for us big guys
Tow Bar with safety chains
All seat covers excellent (canvas)
Body very nice
Some floor patches, but not crude
Seat belts on front and back seats
Solid nice steps
Front Tow Hooks
Gas Can w/carrier on back
Windshield folds down
Brackets and bows for military top…(no top included)
Runs very nice

1952-m38a1-brodhead-wi1 1952-m38a1-brodhead-wi2

To Top

1954 M-38A1 Kirkland, WA $7100

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks good for the price.

“Selling my 1954 Jeep Willy’s Military issue vehicle. All original. This is a rare 24 volt communications jeep. The odometer shows about 30k miles. Color is the standard military green. Includes complete canvas soft top. Newer front tires. There are all the gadgets like a fuel can and ax and spare tire strapped near the back and a shovel under the hood. Front tires are new. Engine runs great! Extremely mechanically sound. 4X4 works. Effectively no rust anywhere…always under cover or garaged. Please let me know if you have questions or would like to take a look. This is an awesome weekend driver or trail riding truck. Not Showroom quality but next best thing. Serious buyers only. $7100 obo. Call or text from the “contact” button in top right.”


1954-m38a1-kirkland-wa1 1954-m38a1-kirkland-wa2

To Top

1952 M-38A1 Vernon Center, MN $5000


Runs, but needs a few things.

“All original body and drive line, less than 30000 original miles. runs good but needs new batt., brake master cylinder and a little elctrical work on lighting (maybe just a switch). New spark plugs. Collector plates. I have a gallon of OD green military carc paint to go with if you want. $5000.00 obo. Clear title in hand. I will not respond to questions asking if I still have this, it will be deleted when gone.”


1952-m38a1-vernoncenter-mn1 1952-m38a1-vernoncenter-mn2

To Top

1953 M-38A1 Eastern KY $6500


I can’t tell what’s hanging in the back under the tow ball? The jeep looks solid.

“1953 Military Jeep in good running condition. Body is in good shape Looks great!!”


1953-m38a1-easternky2 1953-m38a1-easternky1 1953-m38a1-easternky3 1953-m38a1-easternky4

To Top

1952 M-38A1 Gooding, ID $500


No pics provided.

“1952 M38A1 Military Jeep”


To Top

1952 M-38A1 Shreveport, LA $13,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks solid.

“Up for sale is this very nice 1952 Willys M38A1. This Jeep was purchased a few years ago and had underwent a full frame off restoration before purchase. It has been lightly used ever since and is still in very good condition! The paint still looks great since the restoration and there are a few chips in it from normal wear and tear and I will try and show any imperfections in the pictures. It comes with a complete canvas top and doors that are in great condition with no tears. All drive terrain and electrical systems had been gone through and are in perfect working condition. The original 24 volt system is still working great and she fires up every time. The original Brass data plate is still intact! This is a great driving jeep and runs and drives like it did when it was new. If you’ve been interested in an army jeep now is your chance to own one!

If you have any question about the jeep or something more you would like to see that was not shown in the pictures please feel free to email me, call me or text me at 360-601-fourzero30 and I will be happy to answer any questions the best I can.”


1952-m38a1-shreveport-la1 1952-m38a1-shreveport-la2 1952-m38a1-shreveport-la3 1952-m38a1-shreveport-la4

To Top

1953 M-38A1 Westlake, OH $13,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Parade ready.

“This is an awesome completely rust free, recently restored and VERY CLEAN 1953 Wills M38A1. This Jeep underwent a frame off restoration about 7 years ago and still looks great. It was used in a few parades over the past few years and sat in a barn the rest of the time. She runs great and is ready for action! The floors, frame and undercarriage were sandblasted and painted and look like new (see pictures). The transfer cases were rebuilt and also painted and look like new. All wheel wells are immaculate and look like new. The motor (original 4 cylinder Hurricane) was rebuilt and detailed with correct original colors. The engine compartment was also repainted and the original shovel is present. 24 volt system with electrical generator outlet and heavy duty cable included. The jeep was painted at the time of restoration and still looks great (it does have its share of paint chips and dings and some paint wear areas on the floor). Brass data plate was redone and looks like art! The interior was also repainted and is still in very good shape with some slight paint wear in floor feet areas. Seats are in very good shape with some slight wear. Canvas top is also in good shape and free of rips. This Jeep has the keyless floor foot start button. She fires up right away. Has correct choke and throttle cables. All gauges and gauge lights work! Horn works! Lights work! Wipers work! Complete with correct military tires and wheels! I also have a repair manual that comes with the Jeep. Also has the tow cable connector box in rear. This jeep gets attention everywhere and is a blast to drive! Here is your chance to own a piece of history at an affordable price!”


1953-m38a1-westlake-oh0 1953-m38a1-westlake-oh1 1953-m38a1-westlake-oh2

To Top

1954 M-38A1 Rivesville, WV $1000


Maybe some value?

“this is a project that someone started and got in over there head. I got in on a trade and all of the parts should be there and I have the title $1000 obo”



To Top

1971? M-38A1 Montreal, Canada **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

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

“WW2 Army jeep M38A1. Engine, carroserie redone
Orriginal 24 volts; books ( maintenance; repair; parts )
My baby; my passion
Reason for sale : leaving the country
$13000 ( evaluated professionally $18000 )
Liviu 514 943 4022

Jeep armée WW2, M38A1. Moteur, Carroserie refaite
Orriginal 24 volts; livres (entretien, réparation, pièces)
Mon bébé, ma passion
Raison de la vente: quitter le pays”

1971-m38a1-montreal-ca2 1971-m38a1-montreal-ca3 1971-m38a1-montreal-ca4

To Top

1953 M-38A1 Lancaster, PA $5500


UPDATE: Still Available

(10/12/2013) Bill has this up for sale.

“Nice driver or restore as military. From a small town up high and dry in Utah, this body is in great shape. Currently located in Lancaster, PA.
M38-A1 is military version of CJ-5.
Call Bill @ (717) 393-5337”



To Top

1952 M-38A1 Clovis, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3800

I thought this was interesting due to the aftermarket dash and the doors. I haven’t seen the dash used very often in the M-38A1s or CJ-5s.

“I haven’t been able to post pics. But I have some. The jeep needs in my opinion minor body work. It has a dodge fireball v6 engine that runs. It has hydraulic pump and lines that run a very powerful wench. With a little work this WILLYS could be rock climbing or cruising in no time. I’m selling because it was a project me and my grandfather had been working on but we both don’t have much time for it and he needs some money and I want to put some money down on a used Harley.”

1952-m38a1-clovis-ca1 1952-m38a1-clovis-ca2 1952-m38a1-clovis-ca3

To Top

1953 M-38A1 Thousand Oaks, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000.

(02/15/2014) This looks like it was just released from the Army.

“1953 Willys army jeep. Runs great”


1953-m38a1-thousandoaks-ca1 1953-m38a1-thousandoaks-ca2 1953-m38a1-thousandoaks-ca3

To Top

1953 M-38A1 Paso Robles, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3000.

(02/27/2014) This runs and drives and includes a warn OD.

“custom 1953 M38A1 military jeep with warn overdrive and warn locking hubs.. stock original 4 cylinder engine with electric fuel pump..runs and drives great very solid fun to drive..current reg ready to go down the road. pink in hand.”

1953-m38a1-pasorobles-ca0 1953-m38a1-pasorobles-ca1 1953-m38a1-pasorobles-ca2 1953-m38a1-pasorobles-ca3 1953-m38a1-pasorobles-ca4

To Top

1954 M-38A1 Georgia **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

It has a couple flat tires.

“1954 Jeep Willy Military style … already been converted to 12 V Battery and also converted to use unleaded gas … runs and drives … needs tires … and paint”


To Top

1952 M-38A1 Danville, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3750.

(03/19/2014) I wonder what that piece of wood sitting in front of the grille is for?

“1952 Willys M38A-1 Army Jeep. This military jeep is very original. Has 4 cyl. engine, 4WD, 24V electrical system, 16 inch wheels with excellent tires, rebuilt fuel tank, new fuel pump, new radiator, new hoses and belts, recent tune-up. Comes with new canvas military seats. Brakes are good, and the engine runs great. Currently registered. Comes with tow bar. $3,750.”

1952-m38a1-danville-ca1 1952-m38a1-danville-ca2 1952-m38a1-danville-ca3

To Top

1953 M-38A1 Dallas, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

This looks good for the price.

1953-m38a1-dallas-tx-01 1953-m38a1-dallas-tx-02 1953-m38a1-dallas-tx-03 1953-m38a1-dallas-tx-04

“This is the rare 1953 M38A1 Willys jeep, in Good condition. Original engine and drivetrain. Runs good and has a clear title. This model jeep was the type vehicle used in the Korean war. This is the type vechicle used in the MASH episodes and a real honest to goodness Willys jeep. It was known for being reliable, dependable, and damn near indestructable. Vehicle has been garaged for 10 years, and well maintained.

Continue reading