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1953 M-38A1 Cincinnati, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

It runs and drives.  Looks like a deal to me.

“Here we have I think is a military M38A1 ?? Data tags read 8 / 53 dont know much about it. Runs good, will need a
tune up. Has a 134 F head engine with a T 90 3 speed trans which will need rebuilt.. Body is not bad for its age . frame is solid…. $1000.00 OBF”

 
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Year? M-38A1D Phoenicia, Ny eBay

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There seems to be a few items missing from this.

“For your consideration a VERY RARE 1955? Willys M38a1″D” army jeep in partially restored condition. Good running, with new brakes and civilian F-head motor, without the 24 volt accessories  The frame is nice along with the suspension modifications… Body has the original cut down and reinforced side, along with side mounted spare reinforcements.  Missing the dash plates..

You dont find these jeeps too often with only few in existence. ONLY 50 or so ever made! Your chance to own the rarest of the “A1″ series jeeps. This vehicle needs to be completely torn down,and restored properly. Floor boards will probably need replacement, as well as some body panels. Amateur restoration was done years ago to prevent further deterioration. Looks nice now, but is not professionally done.”

View all the info on eBay

 
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1954 M-38A1 Markesan, Wi $1250

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Not pretty but has full cages and runs.

“1954 Willys Jeep runs good, pretty solid. Good condition for it’s age. 1-920-296-9012”

http://madison.craigslist.org/cto/2524070871.html

 
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1953 M-38A1 Egg Harbor Township, NJ $550

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There might be some value here.

“CALLS ONLY!!!! – PLEASE DO NOT MESSAGE ME (I WILL NOT REPLY OR OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS) <> CALL 609-484-7063 PLEASE DON’T GIVE ME AN EDUCATION ON THE PRICE OF SCRAP AS I ALREADY KNOW WHAT THE VALUE IS AND HAVE THE MEANS TO GET IT TO THE YARD. <><> THIS POSTING IS LOCATED NEAR ATLANTIC CITY NJ <><>

1953 Willys Jeep. Cranks over but no spark. Getting fuel with electric fuel pump installed. Please view the included pictures and YouTube videos. This is a project vehicle or a decent parts piece. Clean clear NJ title. 67,000 miles (if that matters)http://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/2517548711.html

1953 Willys Jeep Front & Left Side View
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPDseVOvYro
1953 Willys Rear & Right Side View
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbkuVAeSWe8

 
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1953 M-38A1 Petaluma, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750

The pullbar and winch might be worth $400 by themselves.

“i am selling my 1953 willy’s Jeep. No motor included. Motor is rebuilt and still in the shop approx. $ 1500 to get it out. Has tops windshield and numerous parts to go with it”

 
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1955 M-38A1 New Jersey $1500

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This doesn’t run.  Mark has this listed over at Sellajeep.com.

“1955 m38a1, very complete, all orig 24v motor, even has orig blackout light, back seat, orig markings. Not running, lost title, 20 years in barn, needs minor floor repair, 5 matching correct tires/rims   $1500   Jim   609-654-5070   New Jersey”

http://www.sellajeep.com/sale/ads305/ads305.html

 
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1954 M-38A1 Manchester, Wi $1500

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Still runs.

“1954 Willys Jeep 4×4. Runs and drives good. It is in very good condition for it’s age. Alot of fun. 1-920-296-9012”

http://madison.craigslist.org/cto/2494076193.html

 
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Year? M-38A1 Colorado $2000

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This is a little rough, but looks complete.  Mark has it listed at warjeeps.com.

“Willys Jeep, model M38A1. She runs but needs a bit of body work. Been sitting for a while now and needs batteries but with a little love, this would be a perfect hunting partner. I do not have the specifics other than it was built in 1953, plus or minus a couple of years.   $2,000.00   Mike 719-641-1957”

http://www.warjeeps.com/sale/adw125/adw125.html

 
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2 1952 M-38A1s Sterling, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Were $3000.

This sounds interesting …

“I have 2 1952 jeeps. [ 3000 for both ] They are W-38 -a1 –? …they have original 4 cylinder overhead valve engines [getting specs] ….sealed for under water … both have 23,000 miles….have titles and I am investigating the history…..they were Naval issue …with stainless steel original hard tops…have original wooden doors with original army green paint on inside….were purchased at a surplus auction in the sixtys, and used very little. Kept semi inside, these jeeps were green, then blue civil service color…they still have the remnents of the civil service stickers and #s on hoods…the one has a plate that says Edwards Airforce Base on front bumper …they have different types of info stickers on both …one inteior says commander vehicle ..these jeeps are in great condition, with one with minor corner spot. These are unrestored jeeps sealed with naval blue rustolium in good condition …both motors are free [ and i will post engine compresion on both ] – cleaning fuel systems now and both will be running shortly. They are complete down to the original air cleaners ..everything…even have the jerry cans for back of both.. Will post more info as I get it …email for any questions ….any offers appreiciated as well as any shared info. I am away working from sterling now but i am getting new brake seals , batterys and such to make them go next i go there these jeeps are original ruff but take good photo ..price is nego.. Thank you, Jeff.”

 
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1964 M-38A1 Middlebury, Vt **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“1964 Willys M38A1 Military Jeep for sale. Body off frame restoration, new top, new military tires, and new seat covers. Comes as a package deal with 1/4 ton trailer: two new tires, new canvas trailer cover and total restoration. This vehicle is in great shape… you have to see it to believe it!!”

 
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1953? M-38A1 Brayton, Tn $2000

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This runs, but needs some body work.  It looks pretty darn stock though.

“Willys Jeep, model M38A1. She runs but needs quite a bit of body work. Been sitting for a while now and needs batteries but with a little love, this would be a perfect hunting partner. I do not have the specifics but I think it was built in 1953, plus or minus a couple of years.”

http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/cto/2446858310.html

 
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Parts M-38A1 St. Louis, Mo $500 or best offer

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This is being swallowed by the bushes.  Oh no!

“50’s jeep all parts there does not run $500 best offer call Chris at 314-280-1752”

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/ctd/2443807720.html

 
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1953 M-38A1 Roswell, GA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1400

(04/15/2011) What is that on the hood?

“1953 Willys military Jeep. My father-in-law had this surplus Jeep turned into a hunting Jeep complete with a marine plywood dog box. It always ran great, but unfortunately I never started it up after he gave it to me eight years ago. It was stored outside for much of that time, but is now stored inside.

This is a historical model. The M-38A1 was the military equivalent to the civilian CJ-3. 1953 was the first year of the M-38A1. The CJ-3 didn’t come out until the following year. Definitely a collectors item for Willys Jeep fans.”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/2431530297.html

 
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1959 M-38A1 San Jacinto, Ca $1850

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Some good work appears to have been done.

“Looking for a project? I started restoring this M38A1 Jeep, but haft to sale. Over $8000.00 invested. Tub boby painted inside and out. 283 chevy small block, floating rear axle, 3 speed, overdrive, 4 wheel hi/lo & transfer in/out. trans rebulit. New tires. $2000.00 obo. ALAN 951-795-2630.”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/2425848413.html

 
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1956 M-38A1 Wausaukee, WI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

She ain’t pretty, but she’s a runner.

“has ford 260 v8, 4wd hi and lo, 3 speed, have new windshild and frame, bought for a mud or woods vehicle but i have to many already. has clean title. would trailer home”

 
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1951? M-38A1 Riggins, Id $1800

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UPDATE:  Price bumped to $1800.

(05/17/2011) This looks great for the price, though this appears to be a M-38A1 body on an earlier frame.

“1951 Willy’s M38 A1 Jeep for sale. Runs and drives. New snow tires so can be driven or towed. New Solex carburetor. Have a few spare parts including original air cleaner. Have not found any rust in body except in rear deck by rear seat. I believe a previous owner has done the body work as the body is straight and clean. Stock gauges in-op. Transmission, transfer case and differentials are tight. Over the last three years I have taken it on a half dozen 40 mile back road trips with no problem

See photo’s here. http://s571.photobucket.com/albums/ss157/riverdancer_photos/M38%20A1/

Call 208-628-2767 (mornings or evenings) $1800 or make offer.”

http://lewiston.craigslist.org/cto/2405583619.html

 
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1953 M-38A1 Custom Bucks County, Pa eBay

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Here’s a highly modified M-38A1 spotted by Tommy.

“1953 WILLYS JEEP. Custom built with 350 Chevy V8 and 350 Turbo Transmission. The front end is from a later CJ model. The frame and tub look very clean and show very little wear and no rot. This vehicle has only been driven approx 2,400 miles since the engine/trans were installed and it was repainted in PPG bright red. It also has independent coilover suspension in the front, so the ride isn’t punishing. It has 20 inch chrome wheels with nice tires, a dual exhaust system, and custom guages. The previous owner also had a local Jeep fanatic shop make a custom soft top with soft doors (see pics). This Jeep turns heads and is fun to drive.”

View all the info on eBay

 
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Multiple Jeeps for sale Orange County, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Prices.

It appears there are a couple M-38A1s and at least one M-38.

“Beautiful World War Jeeps, Classic sets that appear just like it was back in 1951. Run Wonderfully. Clean Body. Excellent Condition!  Extraordinary feeling when seeing it in action! Great For collector, to display at shows, movies, parades! Feel free to visit and take a look! 🙂 ”

 

 
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1953 M-38A1 Prescott Valley, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2700

(04/12/2011) It doesn’t run, but looks pretty stock (except for the engine as noted by Javier).

“JEEP: WILLYS 1953 Military Model M38A1 with clean AZ title. Jeep has M38 Military engine and original 24 volt electrical system. Engine does run — not currently running since vehicle has sat a long time. This jeep is a restoration / rebuild project. Nearly all original military parts intact. Extras included with Jeep: manuals, complete drum to drum front axle assembly, steering gear box, lights, data plates”

 
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1954 M-38A1 Prescott, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

This looks like a good restoration candidate.

“Over 95% original military m 38a jeep. Has been sitting for over 10 years. Also have some extra parts. Clean az title. Serious inquiries only.”

 
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1962 M-38A1 Bakersfield, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2950.

This looks solid.  Remove the cammo and this might look pretty good.

“Up for sale from my Father’s Estate a 1962 Willys Jeep. Motor completely rebuilt by Reynolds Machine Shop. (Have paperwork detailing motor work). Good Tires, No Rust, Runs like a striped a** ape”

 
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1952 M-38A1 Cool, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Here’s another ‘Cool’ jeep from Cali.

“This is a 1952 Willys Army jeep in need of a restore. It has never been restored. The engine indicates it was rebuilt in occupied Japan. It’s located in Cool, California, half way between Auburn and Placerville in Gold Country. Bring cash and pick up this awesome project car! Here’s a link to some photos: ”

 
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1954 M-38A1 Houston, Tx $2500

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This has some dents, but might be worth a look at this price.

“clear title .all original .$2500 obo plz call for info 832-368-3017”

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/2355893347.html

 
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1953 M-38A1 Cypress, Tx $1100

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This is wonderfully odd.

“I am reposting in an attempt to attach some pics . this is a 53 willys jeep , it is rough but runs strong ! the front end will need work and the brakes need work . the transmision shifts and works fine along with the transfer case. 1,100.00 obo ! would like it gone by sunday if possible!”

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/2353819819.html

 
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1954 M-38A1C Dayton, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

It looks like there might be a little rust around the front edge of the fender.

“1954 Willys M38A1C Jeep for sale

The cutout in the windshield is for the barrel to stick out (the Jeep does not come with a gun or a gun mount).

This is a military Jeep with AROUND 45,000 original miles.

THIS VEHICLE DOES NOT HAVE A TITLE, SOLD WITH BILL OF SALE ONLY.

Body is in good shape with very little rust as you can see in the photos.

I bought it 4 or so years ago and got it running and frankly it didn’t run that bad but it does need a carborator rebuild.  We drove it around the field, parked it back in the garage and haven’t touched it since!

This Jeep has the original 24 volt system and has a place for 2 batteries just in front of the windshield.

I was going to restore it but I have enough other projects that I will never get to and it would be nice to have the room!

This vehicle has a lost title from the previous owner and is sold with a bill of sale only.

Let’s talk about the title for a minute… YES this vehicle has been titled to a private owner.

The lady that I purchased this vehicle from has promised me for the past several years that she would send me the title and never has, I have called her literally hundreds of times with no luck.

So the title is lost.

I have a rough looking Xerox copy of the title when it was owned by the Museum of the Great Planes but not the current title.

So really it is a lost title and it has been titled in private hands.

I have a Xerox copy of the title… The vehicle was sold to the City of Lawton OK for the Museum of the Great Planes April 12, 1977 from the US Government.  The vehicle was sold to the previous owner sometime in the early ’80s.  The vehicle was last tagged in 2003.  The owner died sometime around 2004 and the Jeep sat for a couple of years.  I purchased the vehicle from the Mother of the previous owner in July of 2006.

On one part of the title is says 1953 but that has been covered up and is typed as a 1954… so upon further investication here is what I found:

The VIN number is 77369, the unit # is 433 Manufactured by WIllys Motors Date November 1954 Contract # G2758-8358319.”