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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**


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.”



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

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


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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.

•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)”


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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


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.”


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1953 M-38A1 Ronkonkoma, NY $10,000

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Looks good.

“Tub off restoration, engine and trans rebuilt. All new brakes including master cyl. and lines. New gas tank, rebuilt carb. New top and seats. Five new ND tires with new tubes installed. Original 24volt system,all lights work. I have many pictures of rebuild. NO trades wanted! Jeep runs and drives fine. Title in my name.”


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1953 M-38A1 Edgewood, WA $15,000

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Can’t tell a lot, but is sure looks promising.

“Mint condition, 1953 Willys Jeep with all of the Army decals. You do not find an army jeep in this condition often. This jeep looks like it just came off the show room floor prior to going to a Mash movie. All stock except for the front wheel hubs. I drove it in the Daffodil parade and taken it to car shows. It is a head turner.”



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1954 M-38A1 Lovelock, NV **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,500

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(06/17/2014) “I have a 1954 M38A1 Military Jeep for sale. It has 20,000 original miles on it. I have gone through everything on the Jeep. I have owned it since 1986 but I don’t get to use it much anymore so I decided to sell it instead of letting it sit, when someone else could be driving it and having a good time. Hot August Nights is just around the corner.

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1962 M-38A1 + Trailer Lewistown, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

(01/04/2015) Looks like it might be a good price.

“This is a 1962 Willys Jeep and trailer. The Jeep is in good condition and has a 4 cylinder engine. The Jeep has been mostly used in parades. The top and heater are included, but not installed. It runs well and the 4×4 works well. There are no side curtains. The Jeep was built for the USMC. I am asking $8000 or best offer. Please text or email with questions.”


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1955 M-38A1 Pompano Beach, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17000.

Looks like a nice M-38A1.

“1955 M38A1 Jeep.
Full Canvas
Street Legal, Mirrors, Turn Signals, Horn
24 volt system.
Front Disc Brakes.
Runs great..





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1953 M-38A1 Westtown, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $4800.

(08/21/2013) This early M-38A1 deserves more pictures. I wonder what that rear cargo looks like.

“1953 military jeep ,body of jeep in super nice condition ,runs great , still has original 24 volt system. have title,some extra parts.ideal resto project to bring back its real color. item sold as is ,if its posted its for sale . you know what to do if your serious.”



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1953 M-38A1 Riverhead, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500.

(08/22/2014) Looks solid.

This is a rare Willys M38A1 Marine Corp Radio Jeep. A limited quantity of these vehicles produced with this radio setup. The radio is still in the dash.

The body of the Jeep is in very good condition. There is some minor rust spots on the hat channels. The Jeep is in good running condition. It is still 24 volt and all original under the hood, has a new canvas top and canvas seats and is road worthy ready.

This vehicle did not receive a show restoration, but it is a great driver. This is a turn key and drive away Jeep. If you are looking for a get in and go Jeep then this is the one for you. 

Please give us a call or drop us an email if you are interested.”



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1952 M-38A1 Avon Park, FL $12,500

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Ad could use some better photos.

“All original 1952 willy Koren War
we have door/ full winter enclose and snorkel
keep in garage excellent condition”


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1954 M-38A1 Boulder, CO *SOLD**

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UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $14000

Looks like a good restoration.

“Willys Model M38A1 built in 1954. It was restored from an M38A1 that was untouched since its days in the US Army. When purchased, It still had OD paint and the hood and unit numbers were still visible. The body was very good.
The body metal is very good with no rust. This jeep has been garaged since owned. Have Top/bows.
Engine still at 24 volts. All engine accessories are correct. Cranks well, starts right up and runs good. Holds the road very well.
The Jeep has a period correct US Army Radio set with antenna.”

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