1952 Willys M38A1

Condition Used
Body SUV
Make Willys
Model Wagon
Mileage 3000 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1952
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Green
History Yes
VIN: 27312

The Hurricane F-head 134-cu.in. four-cylinder engine debuted in 1950, and went into civilian production in the CJ3B with its tall hood. This engine original to this Jeep. The engine bay appears to be well detailed both on top and underneath. The engine is paired with a T90 three-speed manual transmission, and a twin-stick Dana 18 transfer case, with high and low ranges for both two- and four-wheel drive. The transmission “shifts well” through all the gears. The paint was applied in 2016, and appears to be excellent in the photos, with no visible blemishes or scratches, and the seller notes no issues. Common rust areas like the windshield frame and the tub near the taillights appear to have no rust. The vehicle has been restored with a few military accessories, such as the fuel can and the spare tire. The top is canvas and features the correct bows. The canvas appears to be excellent, along with a clear rear window. The seats are upholstered in olive drab canvas and appear to be in excellent condition, with barely a wrinkle visible in the upholstery. The rear seat is in similar condition. The floor appears to be protected by a canvas mat on the driver’s side and the rear passenger area, and fully painted underneath. Interior accessories include a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher mounted under the passenger’s seat. The dash appears to be in excellent condition, and features the appropriate instruction plates on the passenger’s side, and full gauges in the instrument cluster. The gauge faces appear to be in good condition, with some slight fogging visible on the oil pressure and temp gauges. The Jeep is in excellent condition with no apparent frame rust or other issues. The manual steering system has “minimal” play, and the suspension was inspected in 2016 with no issues to report. The brakes are said to be in working order. The M38A1 rides on 16-inch steel wheels painted to match the body, and equipped with “non-directional cross country” (NDCC) tires from Specialty Tires of America.