1952 Willys M-38A1 USMC Jeep

This Jeep was assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. It was first sold to a collector in Southern California. It was purchased in 2008 by Richard Woodland, refurbished, and put on display at the Estrella Warbird Museum in 2009.

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Specifications

VIN: 21050
License # Serial #: 83145
Engine: Willys Hurricane F-Head 134 inline-four cylinder engine
Cubic Inch: 134.2
Horsepower: 60
Suspension: 4 WD, 4 Leaf Springs
Transmission: T-90 3-Speed
Transfer Case: Dana 19
Tires: 700 x 16 NDT
Electrical: 24 Volt
Weight: 2665 lbs
Length/Width: 139 inches, 61 inches
Status Static Display
Owner: Richard Woodland (EWM Member)

History

The Willys M38A1, or MD, is a four-wheel drive utility vehicle made by Willys from 1952 to 1971. It was widely procured by the U.S. military from 1952 until 1957, after which it was purchased by the U.S. Marine Corps and exported to foreign governments until the end of production in 1971. The Marine version had minor differences from the units used by other branches. The production information available for these vehicles suggests a much more limited production run. The 1955 Jeep CJ-5 was based on the M38A1.

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