1952 Willys M38 Jeep -numbers matching military classic
- Location: Germantown, Ohio, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Willys
- Model: M38
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Military
- Year: 1952
- Mileage: 14,000
- VIN: 65788
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 4 CYL
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Green
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
1952 Willys M38 description
1952 Willy’s M38 flat fender w/ matching numbers
Hood # 20942827
Serial # 65788
Delivery Date 05/52
I purchased this M38 in 2007 out of Arkansas and have put around 800 miles on her around town and to car shows in the past 8 years. The body is solid and straight and original. It has the original tail gate, the Jeep stamp in the passenger side foot well, and the original air cleaner, data plate, etc.
When I brought her home I replaced the fuel tank, added rear seats, seat belts all around, a side mirror, and a canvas top and top bow.
I have some of the original parts that were not reinstalled on the vehicle including, the wiper mechanisms, some of the blackout tail lights, and a few other items. These items are a battleship gray which I believe was the original color.
Converted to a 12 volt system prior to 2007.
Original Go-Devil L-head engine had a $4,200 over hall in 2011 which included:
All new bearings
New pistons and rings
New clutch and pressure plate
Resurfaced block and head
New carburetor and ignition coil in 2015
New brake shoes and wheel cylinders in 2015
Mechanically a 9.5 out of 10. Aesthetically a 9 with no rust or dents on the body but some pitting under where the primary black out light used to be on the drivers fender and some flaking on the steel rear bumper and leafs. These numbers are not adjusted for age. It is a rock solid vehicle that might even go places my HMMWV will not be able to go.
The speedometer works, the fuel gauge works, the voltmeter works. Everything has been done correctly (except for the welded trailer hitch instead of the proper pintle hook).On Apr-16-16 at 09:14:33 PDT, seller added the following information:
I had my son wash and wax the M38 last night and have added 12 new photos of her cleaned up. The initial dozen pictures were of the jeep straight out of the barn where we keep it for the winters. I tried to upload videos of the M38 with engine running for a walk around and it driving up the street but apparently I lack the intelligence to upload video. Email me and I will send you 3 short clips. In the last 12 pictures I took the top off as its 70 degrees in Ohio but the canvas top and bow are included as are the following Un-pictured parts:
2nd battery box/ steel in great shapeWiper mechanismsMisc. blackout lights but not the main one that goes on drivers side fender (don't have it).
Anyone is welcome to schedule a test drive. We are in SW Ohio and have 2 set for this weekend.