M-38A1 Research Archives


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


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5700

(01/07/2014) This M-38A1 has a few drive train upgrades.

“1952 willys jeep m38-A1, 327 engine, muncie 4 speed,clean professional installation and wiring [no quick connectors,power steering with saginaw box, power brakes [recent brake job] new tires, steward warner gauges, painted top to bottom military green when engine was out, excellent cond.”


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Young Teen Tackles a M-38A1

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, M-38A1

Here’s a good story about a young Teen named Ben Zenger reported in the Winston-Salem Journal on Wednesday. At 9 years old he decided he wanted a jeep. He saved up his own money and, with his parents approval, bought one: A 1954 M-38A1 that needs some work. Check out all the information at the website:


I did have a video below, but it auto-started with commercials, so here’s a still of Ben instead. Go to the website to see the video.


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1945 VEC? CJ-2A / 1955 M-38A1 Glasgow, VA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

The M-38A1 runs.

“1945 Willie CJ2. 1955 Willie CJ5. Titles for both. 1955 runs, shifts, stops. Complete but not together. Hard top available. New radiator, gas tank, steering wheel. 1945 not so much. Two windshields, four fenders, extra stuff. The pair and not separable. Call evenings and speak loud and slow to recorder.”

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1953 M-38A1 Houston, TX $5000


This hunting jeep includes a water cylinder holder.

“I am selling my hunting Jeep. Its a four cylinder, 4×4 with a feeder mounted on the back and a cooler rack and water cylinder holder. It runs well and is in satisfactory condition for its age. It would be a good candidate to re-do.”




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1961 M-38A1 Morro Bay, CA $5000


This jeep looks solid. Includes a Warn winch.

“I have an 1961 M38A1 military jeep 4×4 issued to the us marine corp. it has an original f head 4cyl engine, not sure if its the original engine its been converted to 12v dc has two new batteries, floor pan under fuel tank has been replaced. floor pan has been coated with hurculiner. have soft top and hard top w metal doors. black out front running lights have been converted to running lights and wired to be street legal. exhaust has been upgraded. does not have military carburetor. intake has been modified to use k&n filter. 8000lb warn winch on the front. have an original service manual. top speed 45-50mph. new 31″ tires no spare but have spare tire carrier. has been wired to tow with a 4way flat. 40,500 miles fun jeep asking $5000. runs and drives great. Open to trades”



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M-38A1 & CJ-2A Parts Jeeps Ranchita, CA $500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $500.

“for parts only no titles– bodies are in rough shape ,m38a1 has original 4 cyl, no trans & no transfer case no broken frame and axles are in place

cj2a doesn’t have many parts – has frame- rear diff– seat frames- parts to front diff -no Eng or trans 600.00 for both . good for someone doing a restore– bring your trailer –will forklift them on”


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1954 M-38A1 Bristol, VT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

Looks like a solid jeep.

“I have a restored 1954 Willys M38A1 Military Jeep for sale. Delivered to the Army in February 1954. Runs excellent. Newly rebuilt fuel pump. Engine runs at a steady 50 pounds of pressure and purrs like a kitten. The body is 99% rust free and original. Has all 3 seats,top bows,still all 24 Volt electrical, correct gas tank, new canvas winter top,top bows,jerrycan,pintle hook, shovel,axe, new canvas seat cushions, parking brake works, transmission shifts great(very smooth),new clutch, transfer case works great as does the 4 wheel drive. Has 5 brand new(100 miles on them) Military NDCC tires, correct rims, has had all new brakes put on. New exhaust system. Windshield wipers and all lights work. Has 2 new 12 volt batteries. Just changed the oil and filter last night. INCLUDES a NON-FIRING(cannot be made to fire),display .30 Cal. M1919A4 machine gun, M31A1 mount.pintle,travel arm. Looks AWESOME when installed! This jeep runs great and goes down the road excellent. Very nice ride with top up or down! Here is a link to some of the work done on it”


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1952 M-38A1 Laredo, TX $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000

“1952 MILITARY willy jeep in running condition. brand new brake system.
motor re-built.
$3000. 00 priced low for quick sale
CALLS ONLY— 8985654 if no response text or call —–7748120”


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1955 M-38A1C Phoenicia, NY eBay


UPDATE: The starting bid is only $600.

“55′ M38A1″C” army jeep for restoration. A rare 106mm recoilless rifle version of the m38a1. Jeep body is pretty beat, but still has some hard to find accessories that can be transferred to a better body. Engine is the original, but does not turn over. Frame is very nice, with the coil helper springs in the back. Sold as is, no warranty…Bill of sale only.”

View all the information on ebay



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1953 M-38A1 Antelope, CA $4800

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4800.

(10/18/2013) Nothing fancy, but looks like a solid jeep that might be easy to restore.

“For sale here is my military Jeep, M38 A-1. This jeep has gone trough frame off restoration in 1990s and is rust free. Going back to school, too much toys.
Has F-134 engine, 6300 miles on it since rebuild
T-90 3 speed with ATV overdrive. Front diff locks, High Neutral and Low Transfer Case
K&N air filter. 16 in rims.
Fresh Engine oil every 2000miles , fresh transmission/transfer oil, and differential fluids, regular join lubrication.
It is registered and insured drive it to work twice a week.
It comes with Bikini top and soft doors. full size spare
Original black CA plates,Repair&Troubleshoot Manuel w/pictures, parts catalog. Comes with extra set of new brake pads, (wouldn’t need it for long time)
I have the title.
This Jeep is turn key, you can drive it home, I can also deliver it locally for free.
The paint job is not the best I have ever seen, but I like non nonchalant look.
Feel free to ask questions (916) 201-7624 Daniel. If this ad is up then it is available for sale. Local sale only, no shipping offers would be entertained.”


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Year? M-38A1 Chino, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000.

Lots of stock M-38A1 here. Might be worth a look.

“M38A1 Willys Jeep, new interior, original gage cluster. Runs.”

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1952 M-38A1 Milton, WV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Apparently needs a little work.

“Military M38A1, (looks like CJ5) has newer V6 engine, runs good, has 1/2 metal top and doors. Body is fair, will run and drive but it needs work to be road worthy. Does have new tie rods and shocks on it.”




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2 M-38A1s Abilene, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $5800. Likely Sold.

Both run.

“I have a couple of M38A1 Military jeeps that I need to sell…One is a 1954 and the other is a 1955…Both jeeps are 24 volt electrical systems….Both jeeps start and run…They both need some TLC…Not rust buckets…2 new batteris included….I have more pictures…I have a title for one of the jeeps and a bill of sale for the other..Great restoration projects…Asking $5800.00 for both jeeps or make me a resonable offer….email this post for more info..”

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1953 M-38A1 Murrieta, CA $6000

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This looks solid.

562 569 6972”


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M-38A1 Parts Waretown, NJ $2500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Parts

Steve spotted this ad.

“For sale is a Willys 1950s M-38A1 body, frame, and parts. The body has been repaired and is ready for prep and paint. The frame was sandblasted and painted. Many parts come with this package. These parts include: windshield frame and glass, front grill (early tilt style), four tires and rims (16 inch), four fenders, 24 V distributor, starter, generator, and voltage regulator, and others items. Please call 6093841875 if you have any questions. DO NOT contact me about other services, products or commercial interests.”



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Year? M-38A1 Fallon, NV $1800


This appears solid.

“For sale 47 Military Willys Jeep Used on the ranch runs but needs some work. Billy 916/217-2232”


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1954 M-38A1 Fire Jeep Rockford, IA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Bids were taken until Dec 31, 2013. Sold to Matt’s Neighbor!

“The Rockford (IA) Community Fire Service is accepting bids on 1952 Willy’s Jeep equipped with 80 gallon water tank and electric pump. 24 volt system, some converted to 12 volt. 48,000 miles. Body, engine, drive train in satisfactory condition. Needs batteries. Sold as is. Eligible for bonded title.

Bids accepted until December 31, 2013 and will be opened at January 8, 2014 board meeting. Submit in writing to Rockford Community Fire Service, P.O. Box 481, Rockford, IA 50468.”

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1953 M-38A1 Provo, UT $4500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

This might be worth a look.

“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.”



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1955 M-38A1 Magna, UT $3000


It doesn’t run, but appears solid.

“1955 Willys $3,000 OBO
All of the original drive train is intact. The tub is in decent shape for the age with all the glass. Some one in the past put a body on it but according to the serial number it was not manufactured with one. The interior has some seats but thats about it. I put a battery in it and the fuel pump comes on but I cant figure out how to get the engine to turn over. Some one with a bit more mechanical know how can get it going without much work. It was last registered in 2006 and I assume that was the last time it ran. You will need a trailer to get it home so be prepared.
It will make a great trail rig or use it for parts.
I have the title and need to get it out of the garage (the wife is in full revolt about not parking in the garage)
Call or text any time.”



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1955 M-38A1 Anniston, AL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200

I can’t tell how much rust there is.



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

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

(04/10/2013) I can’t tell if it includes the trailer or not.

“1953 Willy’s M-38A1 jeep in great condition had minor resteration done about a year and a half ago with outside paint no rust stored inside its whole civilian life runs and drives great has 5 newer NDT’s has the complete Arctic kit with the hard top 24v gas heater and canvas grille cover asking $10,500 make me an offer it has a clean title and is registered historical I am selling it because I never drive it and need the garage space may consider a trade for a dodge M-37 M-43 or an early bronco or pre67 VW or a pre 75 big-rig like a Peterbuilt,Kenworth or something along those line”

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1954 M-38A1 & 1954 M-170 LIttle Mtn, SC $2900

• CATEGORIES: M-170, M-38A1

The M-170 runs.

“ok i have 2 army jeeps the first jeep is an m38a1 its a 1954 it does run its the red one with white hood and I started restoring it but don’t have time to finish it needs work AND I HAVE THE TITLE! the second is a 1954 m170 front line field ambulance they are very rare I have been torn about keeping or selling this but im headed off to colledge and my parents said it has to go or they are scraping it while im gone so please save them. I HAVE THE TITLE FOR THIS ONE TOO!!!! this one runs is still military 24 volt has some rust in the tub but runs fine included in this is all the spare jeep parts I have including 2 gascan holders spare motor mounts and spare suspention bars a few other odds and ends both steering wheels are probly a 7 or 8 out of ten i have to get them gone i love them but i cant see them crushed i want 1150 for the m38a1 and 1750 for the m170 sadly i don’t have the ambulance parts i may be willing to negotiate the price if truly interested and you will have to come pick them up i don’t have a trailer you can reach me at (803) 730 55 one seven i prefer text.”


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1953 M-38A1 San Antonio, TX **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown**. Was listed at $4500.

(12/13/2013) Looks good for the price.

“Hello all I have a very nice and very collectable 1953 Military M38A1 up for sale. It was used for display and parades for years. I have had it in storage for the last year but it is a great jeep.
If you have any questions please contact me at two one 0 three two six 0 six four nine.”

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1953 M-38A1 Fort Mohave, AZ $2400


No pics provided.

“This is a pretty clean, running and mostly original jeep. It is currently titled and ready to drive.I will be able to show this weekend.I do not have pictures”


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1953 M-38A1 Lake, MI $4000


Motor has seized.

“I’m selling my 1953 Willy’s jeep, body and drive train are on outstanding condition. The only problem with the Willy’s is that it needs a motor rebuild. Comes with two motors, two trans, two tranfercases. I payed 6,000 for the jeep, taking 2,000 off for the seized motor. Great deal! Please only respond if truly interested. I bought the xtra motor to fix this one. The trans and transfercase are exra. The reason for the engine problems was the oil pick up was clogged and I seized a rod to crank. I do not want to get rid of the beautiful pice of American history but my family come first. Please call me at 9896154327.”