M-38A1 Research Archives


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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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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 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,800.

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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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”

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1960 M-38A1 Toledo, OH $7500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500

(05/10/2019) Includes a trailer.


“M38A1 Military Jeep & M-100 Military trailer. The real thing!
Rebuilt original 4 cyl engine, carburetor, & fuel pump – everything works well.
Trailer has a removeable wooden seat(s) insert and a tubular framework for a top.
Ask price is $7,500 OBO (Verbal appraisal is Approx $12M for the pair).
Cool little piece for a country house, cottage or farm.”


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1952 M-38A1 Brownfield, ME $12,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.


“1952 Willys M38-A1. This is a restored willys in beautiful shape. Needs nothing. Brand new warn winch. Custom stereo. Serious inquires only.”

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1954 M-38A1 Winder, GA $10,900

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This is also on eBay, but with a lower price of $10,900.

This M-38A1 looks in good shape.



“Lots of work done, good driver/parade truck. This is my client’s Jeep and I’ve done 99.9% of the work to it since he acquired it. He is moving in a different direction in the hobby and is putting the Jeep up for sale and since I’ve done all the work for the last 4+ years, I’m helping him sell it.

Details: Currently registered and tagged in Georgia, current owner has the title from the prior owner in Florida (Georgia will not title anything built prior to 1963). Located in Winder, Ga. Vehicle has recently been serviced with new oil and filter, all fluids checked, all zerks greased, etc. All systems on vehicle function as they should: Engine, drivetrain, 4wd, gauges, lights, parking brake, etc.

Condition: Vehicle is in very good driver or parade duty condition. Sheetmetal is above average, but not perfect. Both front fenders were wrinkled at some point and straightened. They are acceptable in their current condition but a new owner looking for show quality perfection will probably want to replace them. Tub corners, rockers, cowl and rear panel are excellent. Vehicle had a replacement floor pan installed at some point and the job was done competently. Rear panel is straight and has never had a tailgate cut in. Windshield is correct M-series Jeep (it’s an M170 ambulance Jeep model, but it’s identical to M38A1 other than two small brackets on top for stretchers) and has new glass and weatherstripping. Vehicle retains all of its original 24V system (25A generator, external regulator, blackout lights, etc.). Most of the wiring is new and retains the original Douglas connectors. The paint is older and a few spots have been touched up but overall it’s a clean and presentable vehicle. Vehicles runs very well, will maintain 50mph, transmission doesn’t pop out of 2nd gear like so many T90s, transfer works like it should, etc. Carburetor is the correct Carter YS950, etc.
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1953 M-38A1 Lufkin, TX $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Mark listed this over at warjeeps.com.



“Complete Frame-Off restoration completed in 2018. Motor, transmission, transfer case, front and rear end are original equipment. It has 24,000 original miles. This is a no rust Jeep. It is equipped with an overhead cam 4 cylinder engine. The Jeep shifts great, motor has excellent compression. The transfer case is smooth in low range or high range 4 wheel drive. The frame was sanded and repainted and no rust was evident. New gas tank, brakes, brake lines, master cylinder, hoses and belts. New paint is correct military specs for this authentic Korean War Period Jeep. The interior is new with correct seats. It has the original 24 volt system that works without a flaw. This Jeep has a clean title showing it was purchased from the US Government. Equipped with a new full canvas top. Runs and drives great.”

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1953 M-38A1 Benton City, WA $6700


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6700.

(01/11/2020) Looks solid.


“1953 Military Jeep M38A1. Selling my military jeep. Lots of work done, including, brakes, new radiator, new top, batteries, and much more.. This jeep has no rust!!. Body in great shape. A great survivor. Selling to fund another project. Has original 24 volt electrical system. Comes with Overdrive transmission/PTO. Also has side canvas doors. (Full winter top). Also has factory hard top, but do not have hard top doors.”

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1952 M-38A1 Lebanon, PA $2950


This project has possibilities.


“1952 Jeep Willy’s 4-cylinder M-38A motor. Motor is seized up. 24-volt system 4wd 3-speed $2950 or best off”

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1954 M-38A1 Kettering, OH $12,000


Nice looking M-38A1.



“1954 M38A1. 2011 MVPA Gold Motor Pool ready award.
Parade ready-runs well. Clear Ohio title. Has had the engine replaced.
All fording components, winter top with grille cover, side panels, doors.
Original 24-volt system. Working radio set w/antenna.
Minimal rust, always stored indoors.
Has additional 4th gear overdrive.
All data plates. Have complete list of repairs.
Low mileage.

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1953 M-38A1 Chelsea, AL $13,900

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape. Includes a trailer.


“1953 M-38 A Military Jeep and Matching Trailer. All original with all assecories. Runs good Hurricane 4-cyc. Engine, 3-sp. Manual trans. Very nice.”

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Year? M-38A1 Williamsburg, MA $600


Given the hard top, there seems to be value here.


“This is the willys md variant. It use to be a plow truck. Hasn’t run in years. Ran when it was parked. Looking to sell. $600 or best offer”

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1952 M-38A1 Apple Valley, CA $2500


Former USMC M-38A1.


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“On non opp with pink slip in hand..


A perfect project for restoration. Only 2 coats of paint original green and the red on it now.
Only rust is in tool box and small patch passenger rocker panel.
Non the Jeep Army version this is the Marine Corps version. You can read the hood numbers all Dash plaques are complete from what I can see it’s only missing the starter. If you’re looking at this you know what it is and what to look for in Parts alone they can be parted out for more.”