M-38A1 Research Archives


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1953 M-38A1 USMC? Nantucket Island, MA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

The eBay buy-it-now price of $6500 looks like a good price. Could be a USMC jeep.

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“This 1953 M38A1 is in good condition considering its age, starts easily, and the engine runs well. If you are a collector, restorer, or just someone who loves fun vehicles, this is a rare gem and a great island toy and should not be missed!

This vehicle was purchased in 2005 fully restored. It includes all of the cool features of the M38A1 such as the 24 volt electrical system, the blackout lights, foot starter switch, 3 speed transmission with low/high transfer, rear mounted gas can, and more.

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MB, M-38A1, CJ-2A & Parts Redding, CA No Price


No pics of the 2A.

“Have a willys MB , Cj2a,M38A1 plus axles , trans , springs , misc parts”



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1952 M-38A1 Kalispell, MT $3200


Might have an engine issue, but looks like a good restoration candidate.


“1952 M38A1 military jeep Body is in great shape with very little rust. Many new parts such as springs, brakes, clutch, starter, distributor. rebuilt carburetor. complete engine overhaul with hardened valve seats. Bad news is some where it had low oil pressure and developed an engine knock. All original 24 volt system. Very clean and an easy restoration.”

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1953? M-38A1 Newport, NC $5500


This one had me scratching my head. First, it lacks a battery box lid on the cowl, so I thought it might be a CJ body, yet it also lacks “Jeep” on the sides, so probably not a CJ-5 body. The rear bumper suggests it is the USMC variant of the M-38A1. I”m guessing the body has been rebuilt.


“1953 Willy’s army Jeep 4×4 Dauntless V6 runs and drives great has steering stabilizer will run 65 MPH like it’s nothing !”
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1960 Army’s Davy Crockett M-38A1D (Nuclear) Photo **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38A1, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay. See alternative press photos of the M-38A1D setup hereThis photo also appears on a 1960 spec sheet comparing the M-38A1, the M-274, and the XM443E1. 



“This is an original press photo. Davy Crockett, Front Line Atomic Weapon on Jeep. Davy Crockett, the latest front line atomic weapon developed for infantry troops, can be carried by a crew of three or transported easily by Jeep. A recoilless rifle, the David Crockett is a short range weapon capable of lobbing a conventional or atomic warhead into nearby enemy positions. U.S. Army. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 06-12-1960. ”


Original Post  Feb 14, 2013: The photograph highlights a M-38A1D model also known as the Davy Crocket.


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MB? & M-38A1 Splendora, TX $1500

• CATEGORIES: Last Ride, M-38, M-38A1

Both are rough.


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“I have a 1957 and a 1942 cj2a willys Jeep for sale. Both were running when parked. The 42 has a bent frame that can be fixed or swap the whole thing to another frame. All the body is still solid and fairly straight. The 57 has been sitting up longer. The brakes are locked up and it’s in a little rougher shape. Both have been parked under a tree collecting leaves.”

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1953 M-38A1 Fulshear, TX $5000


This could be a good price.


“1953 Willys Jeep M-38A1
Run great, new seats shocks”





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2 M-38A1s Ruston, LA $3000


One runs.


“I have 2 1952 jeeps brown one running and driving new battery new master cyl all wheel cyl’s brake hoses 12000 pto winch bikini top the other Jeep is mostly complete but for parts no title bill of sale only”

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1952 M-38A1 San Bernardino, CA $3000


This may be a good price.


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“1952 M38A1 Jeep
Runs Great
Original Engine & Running Gear
2 Top, full top w/ doors and bikini top
Body in good condition
Serious offers only
Currently registered”

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1951? CJ-3B? Roscommon, MI $19,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, M-38, M-38A1

Based on the description, I’m guessing the seller knows very little about jeeps. No pics provided.


“This Korean War Era Jeep is in excellent restored condition. One piece windshield. Flat front.

Extensive restoration on the drive-train: seals, bearings, front and rear differentials, transmission, transfer case, brakes and military PTO are all in 1st class condition. Engine runs well. Starter rebuilt.

New canvas top and plastic side windows. New authentic seat covers. No rust on frame or body.
Tool kit. Army repair manual. Additional restoration parts.

The late owner was unable to complete the restoration. However the work is 95%+ complete, and with a few weekends work and the correct unit stencils this classic Jeep is ready to join the 4077th or unit of your choice.”

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1952 M-38A1 Tulsa, OK $11,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.


“Korean War Jeep, off the body restoration, 4cylinder Hurricane engine, 3 speed manual, 4 wheel drive, added locking hubs. Vehicle’s history = from the Marine Corp to US Air Force at Tinker, to the Civil Defense, to private ownership and found in a barn.”

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1955 M-38A1 Fresno, CA $4500


No description provided.



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CJ-5 & M-38A1s



  1. 1966 CJ-5 Gunnison, CO $2000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/345721559428054/
  2. 1972 CJ-5 Amherst, VA $2200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/429281107933484/
  3. 1958 CJ-5 Bend, OR $600: https://bend.craigslist.org/pts/6973817835.html
  4. 1980 CJ-5 Shelby, OR $2000: https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/boggstown-1980-jeep-cj5-price-drop/6963252195.html
  5. 1961 CJ-5 Opelika, AL $750: https://auburn.craigslist.org/pts/d/opelika-1961-cj5-willys-jeep/6969366744.html
  6. Year? CJ-5 Cranesville, PA $1000: https://erie.craigslist.org/pts/d/cranesville-willys-cj-5/6975948455.html
  7. 1965 CJ-5 Parts Wise, VA $450: https://swva.craigslist.org/pts/d/norton-1965-willys-cj-5/6969828978.html
  8. 1959 CJ-5 Shingletown, CA $3500: https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/d/shingletown-1959-willys-jeep/6976657537.html
  9. 1955 CJ-5 Fernley, NV $2500: https://reno.craigslist.org/pts/d/fernley-1955-willys-jeep/6944216457.html
  10. 1964 CJ-5 Waterford, CT $4500: https://newlondon.craigslist.org/cto/d/new-london-1964-jeep-willys-cj5/6968733949.html
  11. 1955 CJ-5 Port Orchard, WA $4000: https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/d/port-orchard-1955-jeep-project/6977137904.html
  12. 1977 CJ-5 Dually Manchester, KY $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/808749009494247/
  13. 1966 CJ-5 Lincolnton, NC $4050: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2499003180159451/
  14. 1963 CJ-5 Missoula, MT $3500: https://missoula.craigslist.org/pts/d/missoula-1963-jeep/6966958753.html
  15. 1965 CJ-5 Parts Denver, CO $750: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1280239905516235/
  16. 1964 CJ-5 Glenwood Springs, CO $4200: https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/glenwood-springs-jeep-willys-1964/6980190684.html
  17. 1964 CJ-5 Eagle, CO $700: https://rockies.craigslist.org/cto/d/eagle-1964-jeep-willy-hard-top/6976066898.html
  18. 1956 CJ-5 San Antonio, TX $1700: https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/pts/d/cibolo-1956-willys-cj5/6976621374.html
  19. 1966 CJ-5 Jacksonville, tX $2500: https://easttexas.craigslist.org/for/d/jacksonville-1966-jeep/6979697410.html


  1. 1953 M-38A1 Lockwood, Ca $2000: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/bradley-1953-military-jeep/6973652828.html
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Wrightwood, CA $4200: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/wrightwood-1953-willys-jeep-m38a1/6956897677.html
  3. 1953 M-38A1 Torrance, CA $2700: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/torrance-1953-jeep-2700/6961115215.html
  4. 1952 M-38A1 Vista, CA $3800: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/vista-1952-willys-jeep-m38a1-military/6974318160.html
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1953 M-38A1 Poulsbo, WA $5995


Might be a good price.


“1953 Jeep Good condition. 5 new tires , battery, carburetor, brakes , paint, 12 volt alternator, exhaust.”

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1955 M-38A1 w/Trailer La Porte, IN $4500


Given the trailer, this might be worth a look. No description provided.


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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $50000.

This sure looks in good shape. If it could be rigged up to shoot t-shirts that would be fun!

“1953 willys 4×4 M38A1C. 106m Recoilless rifle. Demilitarized 106MM AND 50 CAL.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. 1955 CJ-5 Anacortes, WA $4500: https://bellingham.craigslist.org/bar/d/anacortes-1955-cj5/6962610973.html
  2. 1965 CJ-5 Lexington, NC $600: https://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/pts/d/lexington-1965-cj5-willys-tuxedo-parts/6958865202.html
  3. 1961 CJ-5 Fort Collins, CO $5300: https://boulder.craigslist.org/cto/d/fort-collins-1961-jeep-willys/6961220848.html
  4. 1960 CJ-5 Cortez, CO $2900: https://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/d/cortez-1960-willys-jeep/6957185000.html
  5. 1960 CJ-5 Delta, CO $2000: https://westslope.craigslist.org/pts/d/delta-1960-willys/6961431902.html
  6. 1960 CJ-5 Fort Mojave, AZ $5000: https://mohave.craigslist.org/cto/d/fort-mohave-1960-cj5-willys-jeep/6956780092.html
  7. 1961 CJ-5 Brooklyn, NY $2500: https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/pts/d/brooklyn-61-willy/6946045379.html
  8. 1959 CJ-5 Gresham, OR $3500: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/snw/d/gresham-jeep-cj/6959994165.html
  9. 1965 CJ-5 Salt Lake City, UT $1000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/515967705815003/
  10. 1969 CJ-5 Clearfield, UT $2300: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/323445228424057/
  11. 1973 CJ-5 Mona, UT $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/496245047778249/


  1. 1955 M-38A1 Rochester, NY $15,000: https://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/d/north-chili-1955-willies-military-jeep/6954666145.html
  2. 1952 M-38A1 Alexander City, AL No Price: https://nashville.craigslist.org/pts/d/alexander-city-private-collection-of/6917216499.html
  3. 1954 M-38A1 Redondo Beach, CA $18,000: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/d/torrance-military-jeep/6946433325.html
  4. 1953 M-38A1 Woodland Hills, CA $7250: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/woodland-hills-jeep-m38a1-1953/6956906167.html
  5. 1953 M-38A1 Torrance, CA $2700: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/torrance-1953-jeep-2700/6961115215.html
  6. 1953 M-38A1 Wrightwood, CA $5000: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/wrightwood-1953-willys-m38a1/6956897677.html
  7. 1955 M-38A1 Monterey, CA $7500: https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/spreckels-jeep-willys/6957479791.html
  8. 1953 M-38A1 Lacomb, OR $3100: https://eugene.craigslist.org/for/d/lebanon-1953-willys-jeep/6960385922.html
  9. 1955 M-38A1 Orting, WA $4200: https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/puyallup-1955-willys-m38a1/6965208752.html
  10. 1955 M-38A1 Troutdale, OR $4500: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/troutdale-jeep-for-sale-1955-willys/6956982278.html
  11. 1954 M-38A1 Centralia, WA $1800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/382936055724144/
  12. 1952 M-38A1 Shelton, WA $1450: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2236796483101862/
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Multiple Jeeps Rockwell, NC Sept 7th **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, CJ-3A, M-151, M-38A1


There are a couple M-38A1s, an M-38A1s chassis, a CJ-2A, and an M-151. Auction is Sept 7th, 2019.

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1959 M-38A1 Phoenix, AZ $2500


Seller calls this a “Ford”, it might be a Ford-built Canadian M-38A1CDN. The grille is probably from a CJ-5.


“1959 Ford jeep pretty much complete no rust minor surface rust call”

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1956 M38A1 Spokane, WA Make Offer


Seller wants to sell.


“1956 Jeep Willy. Have been told this is military, not civilian. Not running. You haul. Would like to sell ASAP, so make me an offer. Text if interested.”




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CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. 1959 CJ-5 Phoenix, AZ $4900: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/pts/d/mesa-1959-willy-jeep-cj5/6956017372.html
  2. 1961 CJ-5 Fort Collins, CO $4500: https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/d/berthoud-willys-jeep-cj5/6953938804.html
  3. 1955 CJ-5 Cupertino, CA $3900: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/cupertino-1955-willy-jeep-cj5-new-price/6938947165.html
  4. 1963 CJ-5 Bella Vista, CA $1650: https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/d/bella-vista-1963-jeep-cj5-hard-top/6951731340.html
  5. 1962 CJ-5 Spring, TX $5200: https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/spring-1962-willys-jeep-cj-5/6947034934.html
  6. 1957 CJ-5 Newton, KS $3400: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/negreet-1955-willys/6954913092.html
  7. 1963 CJ-5 Biddeford, ME $3000: https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/hollis-center-jeep-cj5/6955668640.html
  8. 1961 CJ-5 Youngtown, AZ $3000: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/youngtown-61-willys-jeep/6948652944.html
  9. 1959 CJ-5 Redding, CA $4000: https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/d/shingletown-1959-willys-jeep/6945106748.html
  10. 1964 CJ-5 Janesville, CA $3500: https://reno.craigslist.org/for/d/janesville-1964-cj5-willies/6946812235.html
  11. 1955 CJ-5 Fernley, NV $2500: https://reno.craigslist.org/pts/d/fernley-1955-willys-jeep/6944216457.html This appears to have a ventilating windshield. It might be an M-38A1.
  12. 1964 CJ-5 Ballston Lake, NY $3500: https://albany.craigslist.org/cto/d/ballston-lake-1964-willys-jeep/6952589519.html
  13. 1961 CJ-5 Glens Falls, NY $3000: https://glensfalls.craigslist.org/for/d/lake-george-willys-plow-jeep/6957722855.html
  14. 1957 CJ-5 Greene, NY $775: https://binghamton.craigslist.org/cto/d/greene-willys-cj5-jeep-1957/6945885096.html


  1. 1956 M-38A1 Arlington, WA $1500: https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/tls/d/bainbridge-island-giant-pto-welder/6952947934.html
  2. 1953 M-38A1 San Rafael, CA $800: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/san-rafael-1953-m38a1-project-jeep-3000/6945245913.html
  3. 1952 M-38A1 San Diego, CA $3800: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/vista-1952-willys-jeep-m38a1-military/6955711485.html
  4. 1955 M-38A1 Hemphill, TX $2650: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/negreet-1955-willys/6954913092.html
  5. 1953? M-38A1 Inland Empire, CA $3000: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/redlands-m38-a1-jeep/6948779150.html
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2 M-38A1s Pelkie, MI $3000


There seems to be value here.


“2 M38 A1 Jeeps with a lot of parts included. 1 jeep is complete has’nt run in years, that is a 1960 M38 A1. The other is a ‘ 57 (,I think) it is a shell. It is rough but very restorable . Both jeeps need work , there is alot of parts included engines 1 transmission front and rear axles body parts hoods, everything goes. Jeeps and parts have been in a barn with a cement floor for Many years. Price for all $3000.00”

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1953 M-38A1 Buffalo, MN $5999


The could be worth a look.


“1953 M38a1 Jeep (military) mostly original to my knowledge except tires and batteries and exhaust. Need a little work on the charging system. Runs ok. Has a front pto winch, comes with canvas top, doors and weather front. Brakes are soft. Solid jeep little to no rust.
Open to offers”

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1953 M-38A1 Farmington, MI **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $9500.

(05/10/2019) Looks solid.

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“1953 Willys military jeep m38a1
I’ve owned this jeep for 2 years , was restored 15 years ago by previous owner, i’ve only driven it a few times to car shows & parades, currently plated & insured. I don’t drive it enough to keep it. It’s a 7 on a scale from 0 to 10.

A lot was done when restored,
new tires (5)
new complete wiring harness
has canvas top on it now but has complete new full canvas included ( top, doors, sides )
military paint with military markings
new drive line parts, tie rods, u-joints, brake lines, radiator
many take off parts that were saved when replaced
new batteries with battery tender & master disconnect switch”


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CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. 1964 CJ-5 Silver City, NM $5000: https://cosprings.craigslist.org/wto/d/1969-chrome-mach-1-wheels-center-caps/6899430306.html
  2. 1965 CJ-5 Kenosha, WI $4500: https://racine.craigslist.org/cto/d/kenosha-1965-willys-jeep-cj5-with/6933306147.html
  3. 1957 CJ-5 Churchville, NC $4500: https://charlottesville.craigslist.org/atq/d/churchville-antique-cj-willys-jeep/6932524219.html Has a new tub (note there is no JEEP branding on the cowl
  4. 1957 CJ-5 Clearlake, CA $3500: https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/silver-city-1956-willys-jeep-54/6927199784.html
  5. 1958 CJ-5 Klamath Falls, OR $2500: https://klamath.craigslist.org/pts/d/chiloquin-1958-cj5/6929496522.html
  6. 1957 CJ-5 Elk Creek, CA $5000: https://chico.craigslist.org/cto/d/elk-creek-1957-willys-jeep/6929703108.html
  7. 1955 CJ-5? Commerce City, CO $3500: https://denver.craigslist.org/bar/d/brighton-1955-willys-jeep/6928123167.html
  8. 1955 CJ-5 Corpus Christi, TX $2500: https://corpuschristi.craigslist.org/pts/d/corpus-christi-1955-willies-jeep/6929389414.html Has fiberglass body.
  9. 1961 CJ-5 Glens Falls, NY $3000: https://glensfalls.craigslist.org/for/d/lake-george-willys-plow-jeep/6922738254.html
  10. 1965 CJ-5 Doylestown, PA $1000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/714002449045613/
  11. Year? CJ-5 Woodridge, NY $400: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/460158991209661/


  1. 1952 M-38A1 San Diego, CA $5000: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/rvs/d/escondido-m35a-jeep/6934277310.html
  2. 1952 M-38A1 San Bernardino, CA $3500: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/san-bernardino-1952-m38a1-jeep/6931310083.html
  3. 1953 M-38A1 Colfax, CA $8000: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/weimar-1953-jeep-willys-4×4/6933758228.html
  4. 1952 M-38A1 Pensacola, FL $13,000: https://pensacola.craigslist.org/cto/d/pensacola-jeep-willys/6927752539.html
  5. 1959 M-38A1 San Jose, Ca $2000: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/d/san-jose-willys-jeep/6930273039.html
  6. 1953 M-38A1 Sublimity, OR $3300: https://salem.craigslist.org/cto/d/sublimity-1953-jeep-willys-m38a1/6928224717.html
  7. 1953 M-38A1 Parts vehicle Pullman, WA $1500: https://pullman.craigslist.org/pts/d/pullman-1953-willys-jeep-parts-vehicle/6924578079.html
  8. 1952 M-38A1 Houston, TX $8000: https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/pearland-1952-jeep-m38a1/6924055498.html
  9. 1953 M-38A1 Belleville, IL $9000: https://carbondale.craigslist.org/cto/d/belleville-1953-willys-m38a1/6924519043.html
  10. 1953 M-38A1 Centralia, WA $6300: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1049062928632956/


  1. 1972 DJ-5 Arlington, TX $4000: https://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/cto/d/arlington-1972-postal-jeep-dj5-cj5/6921167842.html .. this has a funky gauge cluster installed.