M-38A1 Research Archives


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1955 M-38a1 Deming, NM **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1850.

It includes an Overdrive.  This looks like a good price for it.

“1955 Willys M38-a1 for sale. $1895.00 It has Warn Overdrive, 134 F head. Runs but smokes some. 20 gallon stainless steel gas tank with electric fuel pump. All 12 Volt with Ford alternator. Had to sell to my wife to a buy a new Welder. She wants to sell it to put money back into savings.”

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1954? M-38 Kanosh, Ut $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38, M-38A1, Unusual • TAGS: .

Thanks to a reader named Brett for pointing out this jeep.  The front part of the jeep appears to be a M-38, though the year is off.  On the other hand, the rear body on this jeep looks suspiciously CJ-5ish.  I’d like to see some close up pics to see how the front and rear of the body has been merged.  Perhaps it is a M-38 and 1954 M-38A1?

“1954 Jeep Military. !2 volt alt, 4 cyl flat head engine, front and rear seats,body in good condition. Brake wheel cylinders have been replaced. Body is in good condition with little or no rust. Selling Jeep and buying 4 wheeler. Come and see it at 210 North Main Street, Kanosh, Utah 84637.”


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1959 M-38A1 Napa County, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

To register in Cali, it will cost an extra $700, but it sure looks like a good price at $2000.

“1959 willys jeep with a 289 ford v8. runs good . 3 speed manual tranny, twin stick differential shifters, decent mud tires. brand new performer intake, flowmaster, rancho shocks and edelbrock carb. 700$ back registration due. no pink slip .runs good”



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1952 m38a1? Cobleskill, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

I’m assuming it’s the green jeep for sale?

“1952 willy mb green with a 289ford v8 and headers, need work (master cylinder,body and wiring) engine runs very good and has a excellent vinyl top black in color . $400.00 firm. Pick-up only”

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1955 M-38A1 Spokane, Wa $3950


Lots of pics of this in progress jeep.  Plenty of good work has been done and much work left.

“1955 Jeep M38A1

Too many projects not enough garage time! 1955 M38A1 Military Jeep. It was a running and driving Jeep a few years ago and I tore it down to restore the frame, motor, body and wiring. The frame was sand blasted and re painted in gloss OD. All the frame bushings, spring bushings and shackles were replaced and new brake lines were installed front and rear. The motor ran good and did not smoke so all I did was strip, paint and re-gasket it. This Jeep has been a military Jeep it’s whole life so there is no extra crap added to it. All the 24 volt stuff is still on it. I do have a new OE (1955) wiring harness for it but it is not installed yet. The body was also blasted and the main tub was put in black sealer primer the rest of the parts are still bare metal. It does need some light body work on the rear of the tub where the gas can and spare tire mounts, it’s not bad just a little wavy. The floor was replaced under the drivers seat because of some rust but other than that the body was rust free. It has brand new NDT military tires all the way around. The original fuel pump was also rebuilt a few months ago. All the small parts like blackout lights, gages, handles, tire mounts not in the pictures is stored in rubbermaid tubs. This Jeep has under 20k original miles. It is an easy winter project with a lot of the hard work already done. $3950 OBO 509-953-1868 located by Northtown Mall area.”





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1953 M-38a1 Gilford, NH $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

This looks in good shape, though the seller’s camera appears to have a smudge right in the center of the lense.

Good running and not bad looking Antique jeep .Take it in to a parade like it is or do a complete restoration. It is a good solid start either way. New brakes & tune up. Ready to enjoy. Please call between 4 & 8 pm. I work early every day…. Thanks…Bill 603-293-0685″



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1953 M-38a1 Joplin, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

“I am selling my 1953 M38-A1 Willys Jeep. It has a Buick Grand National V-6 with an Elderbrock intake and runs very good. I have the original tires and wheels that came with it and the original seats. The seats need reupohlstered and the engine could use a set of adjustable pushrods. The pushrods in it right now are a little noisy, but nothing major. I do not have a title ,but I was told that I can get one if I want. The four wheel drive works but it does need a gear replaced in the front axle. I have a spare front axle with power assist that goes with the Jeep. This will solve that problem. I drive it around my house and sometimes take it down the road. This would make a great play toy for a weekend warrior. There is no rust at all anywhere on the body.”l


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1952 M-38A1 Dryden, NY eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Now I know what you are thinking;  Why install a non-military fording kit?  That’s what you were focused on, right?

“1952 Willys M38A1 90% restored to as delivered to the Marine Corps in 1952. This vehicle was converted to 12 volts with new non military wiring. It runs well and transmission as well as transfer case work well. There are some minor leaks in the seals of the rear diff and transfer case. The battery box was removed by previous owner to install heater. heater has been removed. Many new parts including lights, horn switch, dash, glove box cover, gauges, steering wheel and more. This M38A1 runs very well and has made the parade / car show circuit in upstate New york this summer with no problems. The fording kit is not military, but looks real cool. The starter and generator are not waterproof so don’t expect to ford any streams. Markings are correct for the 1950s era. There are minor blemishes on the tub, but no rust holes. The frame is solid and in excellent shape. It runs and stops. The motor is clean and runs well. Sorry guys, Danielle does not come with the Jeep.”

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1955 M-38A1 Hillsboro, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500

“1955 M38A1 Willy’s Jeep. All new tune up with coil, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, points, all fluids changed also new water pump, carb, and fuel pump. A very cool little jeep the front fenders have been trimmed and a lot of the army stuff is gone but still has the machine gun mount! lol just in case you need that.. 95% on 31×10.5 mud tires and new steering stabilizer. Has top but no doors. Also 6000lb winch that works and CB. Has a little rust but nothing bad. Also has tow bar.”


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1952 M-38A1 Enumclaw, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“1952 M38A1 Willys military jeep. This unit has been completely refurbished top to bottom. All components are new or refurbished. 24 Volt electrical system. Deep Water fording equipped, including all sealed electrical components and intake and exhaust above roofline. All original, no modifications from stock. Matching 1/4 ton trailer.”



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1962 CJ-5 Matawan, NJ eBay


UPDATE:  Jim pointed out that this is a CJ-5.  I was so captivated by the yellow light on the top that I made the mistake of trusting the seller on this one.

No reserve with a starting price of $500.  Think of it as a plow +some parts.

“This is what I believe to be a 1962 Willys Jeep I say believe because I am not sure of the year. I do know its a Military Willys with military spec tires. The jeep ran about five years ago but has been laying around for awhile. The cab and plow were added about fifteen years ago plow works with a electric hydraulic piston and worked well five years ago. Body has some rust and would be an ambitous project but a lot of great parts. Can help load must be trailered no title but a Bill Of Sale will be given at Pick Up.”

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1953 M-38A1 Wylie, Tx Make Offer


It’s been modified some and beat up some as well.

“53 Willys Military Jeep. V8. Rebuilt Transmission. Runs Good. Ready for hunting season. Or have for fun. These are hard to find jeeps. call or email if interested. Extra parts. Make offer. Must sell. Branden 214-929-1497”



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1953 M-38A1 Clinton, IA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2450.

It’s missing the lights upfront.  It looks complete and original.

“1953 M38A1 4×4 jeep. Runs and drives. Rebuilt transmition and transfer case, 24 volt ignition system. This jeep is mostly original and would make a good restoration project as it has all original components in good shape with a solid frame and very restorable body. All parts for restoration are still available for this jeep.”1953_m38a1_clinton

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1954 M-38a1 Vallejo, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD for $7400**

Looks great!

“1954 M38A1 military jeep. Restored completely! It has a rebuilt 4 cyl. engine, new t-90 tranny. Runs excellent. Perfect body, paint, and extras! Military US Army markings. Clear Ca. title. Good tires. Canvas Top. 2 front seats with new canvas. Parade ready!!”


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1952 M-38A1 Castle Rock, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

This might be an interesting find.  Did the early M-38a1 come without a tailgate or is this a later model body?

“For sale is this 1952 Jeep Willy.  Used in the winter months only…the rest of the time it was housed in the garage, Snow blade, Runs okay, Only minor rust, Enclosed roof/cap was installed, A lot of original parts”


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1953 M-38a1 Maple Valley, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

It has an overdrive, a sm420, and presumably a sm420-dana 18 adapater.  There’s some value here.  There is no motor.

“for sale is a 1953 willys m38-a1 military jeep for 1500 obo. 5:38 gears in axles, chevy sm-420 truck four speed tranny, warn overdrive unit, new wiring harness, new brake system, 2 1/2 inch lift springs, etc. no motor but it is set up for a small block chevy. THIS IS A PROJECT JEEP. i will haul to your house if needed.”


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Jim’s 1953 M-38a1 ** SOLD **

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .


“Very original unrestored Marine Corp Radio Jeep M38A1, serial #69609 AZ car so never any rust, 24 volt, starts, runs, drives excellent. Rebuilt motor, brakes, carb, fuel pump etc. New tires, new military canvas seats, new batterys and more, Is turn key, everything works as it should.”


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1962 M-38A1 Wilmington, NC $4700


This has one of the more unusual stars I’ve seen on a jeep. The seller is deploying to Afghanistan, so needs to sell quickly.

1962 Jeep Willy M38a1 with original F-head motor (rebuilt and very strong). Custom aluminum floor. Clarion stereo. 33″ tires on 15 inch wheels. Small lift. CJ7 windsheild. New lights and wiring. It is a very solid Jeep. Runs great and 4×4 works perfectly. New temp gauge, new hoses, coolant flush. Runs @ a cool 180 degrees all day long! Comes w/ extra set of wheels/tires 2 boxes of misc. parts included extra fuel pumps ..etc. Deploying to Afghanistan need to sell ASAP $4700 obo, call Jon (319)541-0346″



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1953 M-38A1 Berry Creek, CA **SOLD**


1953_m38a1_berrycreekUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1100.

It runs.  It is only $1100.  What more do you need to know?

“’53 M38A1 military Willys. Runs, rough body, definately a project/hunting rig. Engine converted to 12volt, lights are still 24 volt. Also included is a ’52 frame and body. not street legal at this time…bill of sale only. Limited access to email”

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1953 M-38A1 Race Jeep Plains, Mt $4500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Racing

1953_racejeep_plainsUPDATE:  Price dropped to $4500

(06/10/09) I’m unfamiliar with the types of 4×4 or jeep racing in Montana.

“RACE READY!– 1953 willys CJ5 race jeep, powered by Chevy small block stroked to 388, approx. 450 hp, turbo 400 tranny, buckshot mudders on front, Super Swampers on back, 8 point roll cage, 2 seats w/covers and 5 point safety harnesses, races in sportsman class, mud bogs, sand drags, obstacle, tuff trucks, this jeep has won countless races and its ready to go! $6000 OBO”


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1958 M-38A1 Wasco, Or $1800


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1800.  This looks like a great deal.

This looks like a nice M-38A1 for the price.

“1958 Willys Jeep. F134 four cylinder motor. Runs great. Good tires. Perfect for hunting. Email me with questions. If you want more photos I can provide those for you. Clear title. I am selling because I would like to buy a class C motor home. If you have a motor home I would consider working out some sort of partial trade.
Price Reduced: $1800.00”



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1950 M-38 & M-38A1 Nebraska $1000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

The flattie looks to be a M-38, so the year should be 1950 or later.  The other I’m guessing to be a M-38a1.  It’s a bizarre parking job.

“The red jeep ran when i got it 5yrs ago. The drive train worked good too. It has a title. The yellow jeep has the motor taken out of it and is in the back of it same with the front clip. The drive train is good on it though. It dosent have a title. I was gana take the two and make on nice one. And take the rest of the other one and make a trailer for it. I will bring them to denver for you for an extra 300. If you have any questions feel free to ask @ mrdobrinski@gmail.com”



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1949 CJ-3A & ’52 M38-A1 Tacoma, Wa $2500


This appears to be a package deal.  It looks like this ’49 has a CJ-2A windshield.

“hello my name is bruce and i have 2 jeeps for sale….one is a 1949 willys flatfender body is in great condition for a fix er upper wheelin rig… the other is a 1952 willys(same as a cjs) the 52 is a complete rig with a full roller chev 350 small block !!!!! call any time from 10 am to 10 pm cell is 253 722 6039”



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1959 M-38a1 La Center, Wa $500


1959_m38a1_lacenterMaybe it has an overdrive?  I don’t see a great deal of value otherwise.

“Rare 1959 Willys M38A1 Jeep, has 109 hourse pinto motor needs clutch and brakes have most of the parts for the brakes. Just have not had time to put them togather. Has roll cage. or trade for a 4×4 toyota”


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2 M-38a1s Lompoc, Ca $1500


This appears to be a good price for those interested in early M-38a1s.

Jenn asked me to post these.  She wrote, “We are asking $1500.00 for both. I would rather not part them out.  If bought together they would have a complete restored M38A1.

The green one has the original engine and converted to 12 volt. 4 inch lift, and locking front tires. Tires in good shape and have 1 brand new spare.

The sanded one is the better body. All rust spots have been patched and welded up. Floor has been rhino lined. Original tires and have 6 spares with tubes. This one has the original seats.  We are located in Lompoc California.  Email would be gtimesxu@yahoo.com or jennburmester@rocketmail.com