M-38A1 Research Archives


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Lost M-38A1 Windshield in Texas


Scott alerted me to this ad. The M-38A1 owner lost his windshield while towing it.


“Lost While Towing — Lost my M38A1 windshield from the trailer while towing between Burnet Texas and Mason Texas on Hwy 29. Reward”


Route where windshield was lost.

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1954 M-38A1 Fitzwilliam, NH **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $12,500.

Looks in good shape.

“1954 M38A1 fully equipped. All original. Like new a time capsule. Included is a replica Browning Machine gun . fun machine”

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1955 M-38A1 with M40 106MM Rifle Purcellville, VA $60,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

This has been available for at least a few months. I wonder how many of these M-38A1s are left with a rifle?


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“M38A1 With Mounted M40 106mm Recoilless Rife The M38A1 was the first vehicle to feature the round fender design that would later become the distinguishing body style of the CJ-5 (part of the Universal CJ series). Produced first in 1952, following the retirement of the M38 model, the M38-A1 was re-designed as an “stand-alone” improvement, featuring round front fenders, a contoured hood, a two-piece windshield, top mounted windshield wipers, and powered by the new “Hurricane” F-Head engine and Warner T90 transmission.

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Photo Slide of M-38A1 Fire Jeep on eBay


If still around, this M-38A1 Fire Jeep from Delaware with its unique rollbar structure shouldn’t be too hard to recognize.

View all the information on eBay

“Up for sale is one 35mm color slide of a fire apparatus. Unknown department in Delaware. Dated April, 1976. MVFD is on the Jeep. This is from the collection of the late Richard M. Adelman of Memphis, TN. Original photographer unknown.”


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1952? M-38A1 Bradford, MA $10,500


This is listed as a 1952, but it appears to lack the hinged grille present in early M-38a1s.


“1952 M38A1 Military Jeep “Clean Title”
Fantastic contrition tons of work new Tires exhaust. tons of upgrades frame is solid need to look at it to appreciate it. turn key start.
top included…….. Have too many toys one got to go.
12 V frame is solid like I said need to look at it to appreciate it.”



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1953 CJ-3B Luka, MS $4500


Has fiberglass hood and fenders.


“1953 CJ3B Jeep. Fiberglass hood and fenders. No rust in pan. New brakes, wheel cylinders brakes, gas tank. New exhaust. Fresh rebuilt 4 cylinder. $4500. Located in N.E. Mississippi.”


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1953 M-38A1 Shiloh, GA $4500


I wonder what extra attachments are included with this?


“Old war Army Jeep 4×4 Very hard to find these in this condition. Comes with tons of extra attachments and parts. $4,500 OBO”


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1 M-38A1D and 1 1957 CJ-5 Highland Home, AL $2000 (for both)


The M-38A1D is the nuclear model.


“2 jeeps for sale selling as a pair. You could take the 2 and make a nice jeep as all the parts are the same. 1 jeep is a 1957 CJS with engine and transmission that ran good 2 years ago until starter went out. The other is a military M38A1 that had a cannon mount on the back, no motor has transmission. 2000.00 for both”



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1954 M-38A1 w/ Trailer Oregon, WI $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/29/2020) Looks like a solid combo.


“1954 Willys-Jeep with matching trailer”

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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

This has a CJ-5 grille, but an M-38A1 body. The rear has been extended on the body. This might have a set of Thor Auto-matic hubs on it, but I can’t tell for certain.

“V-6, 227 Conversion, hard top and hard doors included, and tow bar”


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CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. 1970 CJ-5 Cle Elum, WA $5500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/622758435230405/
  2. 1974 CJ-5 Blanchester, OH $1800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/694319184717501/
  3. 1960 CJ-5 Brant Lake, NY $1600: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3845214978853771/
  4. 1977 CJ-5 Worcester, MA $2800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2593181034340351/
  5. 1955 CJ-5 Longview, WA $3500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2513845908722069/
  6. 1968 CJ-5 Chowchilla, CA $3800: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/165377588105162/
  7. 1967 CJ-5 Valley Springs, CA $3200: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/206922457388755/
  8. 1971 CJ-5 Vancouver, WA $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/175319180426203/
  9. 1966 CJ-5 Eagle Creek, OR $1501: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/143682980238888/
  10. 1962 CJ-5 La Grande, OR $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/512790792759958/
  11. 1976 CJ-5 Spokane, WA $3250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/160133398736770/
  12. 1962 CJ-5 Scappoose, OR $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/238894477520295/
  13. 1962 CJ-5 Hermiston, OR $2900: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/537876593601770/
  14. 1955 CJ-5 Tahoe City, CA $4500: https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/tahoe-city-1955-willys-cj5/7114426913.html
  15. 1959 CJ-5 Springville, NY Make Offer: https://buffalo.craigslist.org/bar/d/springville-1959-jeep-cj5-willys/7115379812.html
  16. 1956 CJ-5 Daytona Beach, FL $2500: https://daytona.craigslist.org/pts/d/palm-coast-1956-jeep-willys-project-4×4/7101480835.html
  17. 1974 CJ-5 Oakley, CA $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/536123443770828/
  18. 1963 CJ-5 Monroe, NY $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/203375737607925/
  19. 1959 CJ-5 Colchester, CT $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/197407704893612/
  20. 1958 CJ-5 Middletown, NY $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1265036027028837/
  21. 1957 CJ-5 Suffield, CT $1300: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/192586491817321/


  1. 1956 M-38A1 Ellsworth, ME $1500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2290141921282070/
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Chamblee, GA $3500: https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/pts/d/atlanta-1953-willys-m38a1-project-cj5/7112895802.html
  3. 1952 M-38A1 Fulton, NY $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/787998165038255/
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1953 Model? Bloomfield, CT $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ-3B, M-38A1, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided. Could be a wagon, truck, 3B, 3A, or an M-38A1.


“1953 Willys Overland, with plow.
Was running fine when I last parked it, over 20 years ago.
all mechanicals worked, then.
Purchased from my grandfather who bought it in 1963 (Bill of sale…somewhere…)

This is a great parts truck, and can be restored, which was my goal when younger.
Many photos available..call or text me

$5500 or best offer”

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1952 M-38A1 Madisonville, KY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5800.

Robin noticed that this doesn’t have a battery box; yet it does have all the other characteristics of an M-38A1 body (and does not have the CJ-5 body branding). Anyone have any thoughts as to why?

“Has hard top that can be removed new tired and brakes.”

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CJ-5s & M-38A1s



  1. 1955 CJ-5 Greeley, CO $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2385937215031299/
  2. 1959 CJ05 White Rock, NM $2500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/653331142157623/
  3. 1958 CJ-5 Thornton, CO $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/656849808398458/
  4. 1955-CJ-5 North Platte, NE $4000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/819839738491403/
  5. 1973 CJ-5 Hotchkiss, CO $3700: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/601431577063193/
  6. 1963 CJ-5 Pagosa Springs, CO $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/732051157262512/
  7. 1975 CJ-5 Rico, CO $3000: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/539209030072483/
  8. 1982 CJ-5 Jensen, UT $3250: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/461913881358015/
  9. 1970 CJ-5 Sidney, NE $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/613665649190818/
  10. 1955 CJ-5 Jesup, GA $4500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2910139548997332/


  1. 1953 M-38A1 Atlanta, GA $5500: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1106679229709517/
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1953 M-38A1 Forest, VA $12,800

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Looks good.


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“1953 Army Jeep
24 volt
Black out lights
Original condition to the M38A1
Completely restored
4 cylinder ( Hercules )
3 speed
No rust
Undercarriage very clean
Excellent condition all around

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1963 M-38A1 Eden, NC $14,500


Not sure if this includes the trailer or not.



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“1963 M38A1 Military Jeep & matching Trailer. Jeep runs and drives great. New Top, New Tires, New seat covers, new rebuilt starter. Steering wheel has since been changed to quick release, blackout convoy lights, map light & road lights. Being a ‘63 you don’t need to wear a seatbelt but one has been added to passenger side for Grandkids. 4×4 works perfectly with 3 speed transmission (also has high & low range). 2 new batteries (a year old) – runs with original 24 volt systems (all but the windshield wipers – changed to electric 12 volt). Horn added. 5 gallon Jerry Can.”

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

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Bill shared this nice looking M-38A1. The jeep’s supposed to have only 4850 miles on it, but given the engine was likely pulled and painted (and rebuilt?) at some point, I find that claim hard to believe. Perhaps they are miles after engine rebuild? There are a few other clues that body parts were repainted as well at some point.
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“1955 M38A1 Willys Jeep ONLY 4,850 original miles! I’ve had a couple of these and this one drives amazing. It is super complete with all of the knickknacks even the original 50 cal gun mount as you can see in the pictures ! Currently registered, clean clear CA title in hand.
Underwater hurricane engine !

It runs drives steers stops great all 4×4 has been tested and works great as well. Drives very nice for its age! no rust issues it is solid inside and out, you won’t be disappointed with this one ! I do have a original soft top side windows and soft doors, the doors and side windows are in pretty good shape but the soft top will need a little bit of work or replaced. This jeep is located in Yucaipa California .”

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1954 M-38A1 Scotland, SD $3400

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

UPDATE: Still Available.


(04/27/2017) Blaine spotted this ex-fire jeep. Engine is stuck at this time.

“Clear SD title. Tires are 90% and jeep is pretty complete. Front bumper and some other odds and ends missing. The engine was stuck when I bought it so I pulled the spark plugs and put some PB blaster in the cylinders to work on freeing them up. Jeep has matching body number to vehicle data plate. Has correct military motor. Some rust in the usual places and a few small spots were cut out in the bed where a fire dept had a water tank mounted. Also have roll cage included, but not pictured. I was going to restore this back to military appearance, but honestly have too many projects so I’m selling it for what I have into it. Here is your chance to own a genuine military army jeep!”

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1954 M-38A1 Blue Springs, MO $10,800


Looks solid.


“Korean War Era Jeep everything works and runs great , Jeep is in good shape”

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M-38 & M-38A1 Richmond, VA $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38, M-38A1

Maybe some parts value?


“For sale are EX USA ARMY USED Jeep Willys One Model Early 1950’s M38 the Other one Late 1950’s M38A1 . For Autoparts or Farm Use / NO TITTLE BILL SALE OFFERED/ Pickup is available 24hrs/ 7 Day & Night / 365 Days Rain, Snow or Shine . From 300 East Belt Blvd Richmond / VA / 23224. Bring $$$ Cash Money Only Please. I will load your Up Jeep Willy in Less than 20 mins 100% Guarantee after you Pay.”


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1956 M-38A1 Milton-Freewater, OR $6500


Could be a good price.


“Mostly all original military”


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1955 M-38A1 Gretna, NE $6500


Includes an M-416 trailer.


“1955 Willy’s M38A1 Jeep very original, 4cyl, 24 volt, new batteries, spark plugs, and plug wires, showing 55,900 miles, runs and drives, needs some wiring to get lights working, the only rust I can find is by the front tub body mounts, has a M416 trailer that goes with it.”

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1952 M-38A1 Choctaw, OK $7000


Looks pretty original.


“All original. Runs great . We take it out for rides. Clears Title and plates. Needs upholstery, mileage 12009”

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1953 M-38A1 Black Canyon City, AZ $4000


This could be worth a look.


“Good condition must see to appreciate”


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1953 M-38A1 USMC? Palm Springs, CA $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/12/2020) Looks like it has the USMC rear bumper. Includes a hardtop.


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“AZ and CA owned, Can sit for 6 months and starts in seconds. Drives great, 4 wheel drive works, sounds good with no smoke or leaks.

Early 1953 Willy’s had 3 features that later months and years did not have. Hinged Grill Welded Fender seem 4 Straps on Battery cover

Has back seat not shown in pictures 44,392 miles Comes with an after market steel Roof, Doors and Windows that bolts on.

Someone that knows M38a1’s will enjoy seeing this one. Had the 12 volt conversion, but the rest is very original.

Gauges for gas and voltage are not working well Seats are old Suspension looks original (meaning rubber is failing) I had fun, now someone else will. Clean Title Licensed in CA No Smog needed”