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Willys M38A1

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The Willys M38A1, also known as the MD, enjoyed widespread use as a military vehicle.

  • Year: 1955
  • Make: Willys
  • Model: M38A1
  • Submodel: Jeep
  • Mileage: 985
  • Color: Military Green
  • Interior: Military Green/Tan

The Willys M38A1, also known as the MD, enjoyed widespread use as a military vehicle, being produced from 1952 to 1957 for the U.S. military and until 1971 for export to foreign governments. Notably, the United States Marine Corps continued its use until 1971, a testament to the vehicle’s enduring longevity and reliability.

Renowned for its stellar performance and design, the M38A1 played a pivotal role in shaping the civilian Jeep CJ-5, introduced in 1955. The CJ-5 adopted key design features from the M38A1, such as reversed spring shackles, military instruments, and a 24-volt electrical system.

The M38A1’s robustness and versatility were exemplified by its frequent outfitting with a machine gun, underscoring its significance as a reliable military workhorse. Its stellar reputation and success in military applications contributed to its enduring legacy and continued service in various armed forces.

This particular 1955 Willys M38A1 has undergone an extensive frame-off restoration, returning it to a pristine, like-new condition. With just under 100 miles since restoration, the vehicle boasts rebuilt components, including the engine, transmission, transfer case, and front and rear axles. The suspension and brake systems have been completely rebuilt, featuring new bushings and either replaced or rebuilt steering components.

Equipped with new Coker military tires, the truck features an entirely new 24-volt wiring system, staying true to the original specifications. The gauges have been meticulously rebuilt to ensure accuracy and functionality.

Adding to its historical charm, the .30 caliber Browning machine gun accompanying the truck is a high-quality new replica, complemented by original military pieces for the base and swivel.