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1952 M-38A1 Adrian, MI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7800

(05/23/2015) Seems to be a good price. Seller indicates this has never been restored, but to me it sure looks it was repainted at some point.

“1952 Willys Army Jeep. Runs good. Rides well. 4WD in good working order. Rebuilt transmission 2014. Warn overdrive added for higher cruising speed. Canvas top. Army radio with jeep mounted large antenna. Very good unrestored condition. Many parts as well. Call or text ”

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1953 M-38A1 New Hampshire $4800

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Appears to have an incorrect tailgate, but it looks solid.

“Very nice Korean War era Jeep. Starts and runs well. 5 new bar grip tires. New oil pressure gauge. New horn. New turn signals. (need to be hooked up). Seat belt in passenger seat. Needs parking brake. 4wd works fine.”

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/5028563154.html

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1953 M-38A1 Jasper, GA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $17,500

Nice looking, clean build.

“1953 US NAVY M38A1 frame off restoration with modified 11 inch self adjusting drum brakes, Rear axle locker, air compressor, remote master cylinder resvoir. Accessories included are: PRC10 radio, axe and shovel, military 24 volt warn winch, canvas top, side curtains, doors, Rear seat, seat belts, 24 volt military turn signals with rear gama-goat lens covers.”

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1955 M-38A1 New Ipswich, NH $12,000

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Looks parade ready.

“All new canvas covers, top, side curtains, doors and seats.”

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/4993171544.html

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1954 M-38A1 Tucson, AZ **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $6000.

Worth a closer look at that price.

“Title on site , Original engine, 24 volt generator system is in tack, foot push button start, military non-directional tires are 2 years old w/spare, all seats present w/olive drab canvas covers, ready to drive away.”

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1954 M-38A1 Litchfield, CT $7500

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Looks solid.

“1954 willys jeep 3 speed manual in running condition. Just fired up and took for a drive yesterday everything ran fine. Repainted a few years back to u s army green with lettering and army star on hood. 4×4 works and runs like a champ.”

http://nwct.craigslist.org/cto/4986152052.html

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1955 M-38A1 Cambridge, WI **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE:**Status Unknown** Was $7800.

Looks in good shape.

“For your consideration is a true unaltered Army jeep, not a cj that has a coat of od green.

* show quality condition
* Wisconsin title in my name.
* It is the original 24 volt system with all the working blackout lights and switches.
* Pertronix electronic ignition inside the waterproof distributor
* all original waterproof wiring, generator, regulator, plugs and wires
* runs great and ready to show, parade, or cruise
* ndcc non directional military tires
* Has bumperetts, pintle hitch, jerry can and holder, all in great shape
* bow brackets, lifting shackles and brackets, manual, and extra parts available for the right price”

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1961 M-38A1 Allentown, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6200

“RESTORED READY FOR NEW OWNER, MOVING HAVE TO SELL IN FAMILY OVER 20 YEARS. DRIVES AND RUNS LIKE NEW 45K MILES”1961-m38a1-allentown-pa

 
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1953 M-38A1 Grand Haven, MI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Sold on eBay for $10,000

“1953 Willys Army Jeep M38A1 in very good condition. Jeep came out of Arizona and was owned by same person since the 70’s. I bought a year ago and gave full tune-up with new plugs, wire, points, condenser, distributor, etc. Runs awesome and starts every time. It has no rust at all and it is an old Jeep so it does have a couple of drips which is to be expected. This vehicle is ready to roll so you can buy and drive. Also has the heater option which is nice. Everything is working. The paint is nice, but this is not the $16,000-$20,000 Restoration that you see out there, but it is a very nice $12,000 Jeep and worth the money.”

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1954 M-38A1 Merritt Island, FL **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $14,999.

Another good looking M-38A1.

“1954 WILLY’S JEEP M38A1
• Looks Great!
• Runs Great!
• Fun To Drive!
• Carburetor Rebuilt Within The Last Ten Months.
• Fuel Tank Replaced Within The Last Ten Months. (Comes With Old Fuel Tank Also)
• Master Light Switch Replaced Within The Last Ten Months. (Comes With The Old Switch)
• Military Steel Ax Mounted Over Passenger Rear Fender.
• Full Size Spare Tire Mounted Passenger Rear Body.
• Five Gallon Steel Jerry Can Mounted Driver’s Side Rear Body.
• Military Shovel Mounted Under The Hood.
• 24 Volt Water Resistant Electrical System.
• Blackout Drive Lamps.
• Brake Light Switch Replaced Within The Last Ten Months.
• Extra Set Of Four Spark Plugs.
• Complete Set Of Data Plates.
• Converted Oil Bath Air Cleaner To Napa Gold Dry Filter (Comes With Oil Bath Filter Also)
• Comes with Custom Made 2″ Hitch Receiver Which Is Interchangeable With The Standard
Pintle Hitch.
• Military Top With Frame And Doors.
• Extra Frame With Bikini Top.
• Manuals
• Easily Could Have 29,000 Miles as The Odometer Shows But Will Be Sold as True Miles Unknown.”

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1953 M-38A1 Clanton, AL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8750.

“Offered for sale is a retired Marine Corp jeep, low miles and low hours, good mechanical condition, good body, very original, everything is there, light cosmetics for a showpiece”

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1952 M-38A1 Florence, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000

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1955 M-38A1 Milford, MI **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $15,000

(01/15/2015) Looks solid.

“1955 Korean War M38A1 Willy’s Jeep that is in excellent condition. I have receipts, work order, maintenance logs going back nearly 20 years. This jeep has had a lot of time, effort and money invested into it over the years including a full engine overhaul (at a cost of nearly 3.5K– nothing was skimped. Vehicle has approx 2700 miles since engine overhaul. I currently drive the jeep when weather permits in parades and military funerals. The paint is from Quantico U.S. Marine Base and is Marine Chemical Resistant paint approximately 8 years old. Every thing works on the jeep. Gages, horn, lights and has new spark plugs, wires, new radiator and has a very hard to find military antenna. This is a 24 volt system that has 2 new military batteries. This is not a frame off restoration but everything else is 100 percent. All new canvas on seats and top. There is an AM/FM/CD radio
with 9″ speakers mounted in two ammo cans in the rear of the jeep. Five new military tires and tubes”

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1953 M-38A1 San Francisco, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7800.

The interior is pretty plush for a M-38A1.

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“This military Willys needs an engine installed. It is wired for 12 volts. I have all the parts for the original F head engine (except the carburetor) that will go with it. The odometer reads 97333. I am not interested in parting it out. It had an F head installed, but it gave out, and I no longer have the interest or the health to replace it. The buyer could put in another F Head or sell the parts to help finance putting in a different engine such as a small block V-8 or a V-6.

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1962 M-38A1 Harford County, MD $15,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/20/2014) Seller believes this is 1 of 300 Marine M-38A1s. While the Marine M-38A1s from 1960-1967 were slightly different from the standard M-38A1, I could not verify how many were ordered. But, I would think it was greater than 300?

“One of only 300 Vietnam era Jeeps made and issued to the U.S. Marines. Complete restoration last year. Motor, transmission, rear end completely rebuilt, as was the suspension, wheel cylinders and brakes. It has a new battery, military tires and wheels, custom camouflage paint job. Converted to 12 volt electrical system, has turn signals, oil pressure, temperature, voltage gauges that are new but look like originals, electric fuel pump. Snorkel and water fording custom exhaust. Best part is a Browning 50 caliber machine gun that uses propane and oxygen to fire up to 7 rounds a second. Was used by a funeral home in Ohio to lead in military funerals and fire a salute. Has a new military issue canvas top and a new rear seat for passengers. This jeep could be hired to local funeral hours at 300-400 dollars per hour for military funerals. I recently retired and am divesting of my 4 military vehicles and other equipment to make money to travel.”

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/4898783841.html

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1961 M-38A1 Philadelphia, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500

“RESTORED, READY TO BE LOVED/DRIVEN”

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1953 M-38A1 San Antonio, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,500.

“This is a 1953 M38A1 military Jeep.
Condition: Stored indoors, Pristine, Immaculate
This Jeep is a turnkey, fully restored military classic. It is street legal, fun to drive, turns heads everywhere, and is a hit at parades, shows, rallies, etc!
I am selling this to make room for another project.
It has 48,800 miles on it. It has a full canvas, shovel, and much more.
This particular Willy’s has been restored to its former glory using only authentic parts.
Beautiful sounding engine! All seats and canvas in great condition.
Comes with original User’s Manual, Supply Manual, and Maintenance Manual.
I have receipts, work orders, and maintenance logs and have included several spare parts as well!
Please view my attached photos.”

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1954 M-38A1 Saratoga, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

(05/26/2013) “This 1954 Willys M38-A1 Jeep (Korean war era) was completely restored a few years ago to nearly like-new condition in olive drab with matching canvas upholstery and top. Attention to detail throughout. Extra clean frame, no rust, this jeep is a true eye catcher and a lot of fun to drive around town. Complete engine tune-up done approximately 12 months ago. Engine runs very strong on 4×4 or 4×2. This jeep drives very well, as a correctly restored and mechanically sorted 1/4-Ton 4×4 should. It has all the right military jeep stuff, including decals, combat lights, jerry can and spare. Door safety straps and reproduction of the original maintenance and operation manual are included. The Jeep has a clean California title.”

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1952 M-38A1 Dubuque, IA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

(12/28/2014) Looks like a good price.

“I’ve got a mostly original Willys M38a1. Very good condition and always kept in the garage. Great for cruising around town and I always get complimen’s when filling it up. Runs and drives great, but I don’t get the chance to drive it much anymore. It’s got the 4 cylinder engine with the 3 speed manual and twin stick 4×4 transfer case.
Backseat, and all buckles, and about 75% tread on the tires.
12 volt conversion.
It has the blackout light, but is not hooked up.
Missing the emergency brake cable.
Shifts smooth, but you have to double clutch from first to second. It’s done that since I got it, I’ve never fixed it because it doesn’t bother me. Does not grind. Might be a good winter project for somebody with more time, or just do what I did!
Engine rebuilt by a professional shop, I have the receipts. It does drip a little oil though, nothing major.
The odometer reads 1,876.
The pictures should give you a pretty good idea of the condition, if interested in taking a look, please give me a call or text or shoot me an email and I will get back to you ASAP!”

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1952 M-38A1 North Georgia $8000

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Appears in good shape. Not the most useful pics.

“USMC MILITARY JEEP 1952 KOREAN WAR VET !!!!!!!!
•New Radiator, Total rebuilt engine by Bell Engines (Lilburn, GA)- ($3,000 in engine)
•Rebuilt transmission
•5 Brand new Goodyear MTR Kevlar composite tires
•Less than 200 miles on the engine
•Jeep is in good condition with extras installed
•Repainted USMC Green
•Electric fuel pump installed
•New brake lines installed
•Other additions (too many to list)”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/4881270451.html

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1953 M-38A1 San Antonio, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Looks like a solid rig.

“This is a 1953 M38A1 Willys Military Jeep.
Condition: Stored indoors, Pristine, Immaculate
This Jeep is a turnkey, fully restored military classic. It is street legal, fun to drive, turns heads everywhere, and is a hit at parades, shows, rallies, etc!
I am selling this to make room for another project.
It has 48,800 miles on it. It has a full canvas, shovel, and much more.
This particular Willy’s has been restored to its former glory using only authentic parts.
Beautiful sounding engine! All seats and canvas in great condition.
Comes with original User’s Manual, Supply Manual, and Maintenance Manual.
I have receipts, work orders, and maintenance logs and have included several spare parts as well!
Please view my attached photos.”

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1953 M-38A1 Killingworth, CT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

“Willy,s M38A1, 1953 Army Jeep, Original with minor restoration, rebuilt motor, PTO winch with snatch block and chains, cold weather top, gas heater, shovel, axe, tool kit, two WW11 gun racks, one with canvas cover, signal lights installed with no changes to the original wiring. Ser # 38880”

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

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UPDATE: Was $4500. **SOLD**

This may be a good price. Might not take much to make it look even better.

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“1953 M38A1 Military Jeep in nice condition.
I have owned this Jeep for around 20 years. Around 4 years ago, I had the dents and dings taken out, primed and painted by a local auto-body shop. I did not have them fully disassemble the jeep as that would have been a little too pricey for me. As such, the more hidden areas (like under the fuel tank) are not painted in Army green, nor was the underside of the vehicle. The paint was researched by the Surplus outfit in Oroville and that is where I purchased it. I have a gallon of it left for touch-ups or doing what was not done before.
There are several military gizmos still on the Jeep: It has a pintle hitch, the small black-out lights below the headlights, the canvas-bow brackets mounted on the side, several placards (in brass) showing the serial number, etc, several tie downs for a top and the shovel bracket under the hood.
The floors are (amazingly) rust free and the tool chest beneath the passenger seat is intact with only a small bit of rust. There is a bullet hole in the floor of the tool chest (?) that was there when I purchased it, but not in the lid. It’s something you can ponder over with your friends.
The Jeep needs a thorough ‘going-through’ to check and replace seals where necessary.
The bottom canvas on both front seats need to be replaced but the remainder is quite serviceable.
There is a rear seat bench, painted-to-match of the correct type and the canvas is there.
All 4 tires are military-type and show very little (if any) wear. There is a spare wheel and military-type tire or serviceable but older vintage. There is a painted-to-match roll that just hasn’t been re-installed after the painting.
The jeep starts, idles, runs and drives. I believe the engine (a 4 cylinder) is original and has a new fuel pump and tune-up around 3 years ago. The battery is old, but it starts and the lights work. It has been converted to 12V. The battery well is funky and could use some protective coating.
The speedometer, water temp and oil pressure appear to work. The fuel gauge does not.

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1955 M-38A1 San Antonio, FL **SOLD**

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

(12/22/2014) Not sure why the steering wheel is brown?

“It is a 1955 M38A1. Price is firm, no trades, cash only
If interested (CALLS ONLY)”

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1953 M-38A1 Phoenix, AZ $4000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(01/16/2015) The engine compartment looks good.

“Rare 1953 M38A1. This is a military Willys. Hurricane with three speed. Runs well. has been garaged since I have owned it. I bought it in 2004 and have put less than 100 miles on it. I have replaced many parts. It’s been converted to 12 volts. Has the full top in good condition. Would benefit from another frame off. Parts are easy to find and easy to work on. If you are not familiar with this generation of “Jeep” this is a military vehicle from the Korean War Era. This is certainly a very clean and complete example. Clean title in hand. Won’t last. Please contact for more info.”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/4843092396.html

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