BF Classified: 1951 Jeep M38

Seller’s Description: 1951 Jeep M38 that’s in incredible condition, it runs great and is mainly used for parades and car shows. This Jeep is from West Texas and has no rust. It was restored 25 years ago. It has a rebuilt “go-devil” flat L head engine that runs great. The trans and 4wd work perfectly. It comes with the replica – non-working 50 cal.

Location: De Soto, Kansas
Mileage: 244
Title Status: Clean
VIN: MC13936

Seller’s Listing: Here on eBay

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  1. AndyinMA

    If only the 50 was operable!

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    • Steve Feld Member

      How about some modification for authentic ammo belt action with the 50 and a great high decibel boom-boom-boom sound-track to attract notice.

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  2. Roger Marshall

    I’m almost certain that this jeep had its origin in Dallas, Texas , and later in Oklahoma, at the hands of my very good friend and former neighbor, Walt Fuller. He bought jeeps from all over the country, fixed them up military style, including adding accessory items like cans of fake bullets for his “machine gun,” helmets, hand grenades, And sometimes he’d take his M-1 riffle along with him. He sold these vehicles world wide, with many going to Europe to be used in their annual summertime WWII festivities . I think Walt sold his jeeps for around $14,000, but he was more interested in the thrill of building them than profiteering. Walt also specialized in restoring 1940s Cushman motor scooters that the military used to parshoot out of air planes
    to ground troops below. Most of his scooters were sold in Europe too. One quick story, while at the BJ auction one January, a large crowd had gathered around Walt and one of his jeeps and kept egging him on to fire his machine gun, so he did. Needless to say, it caused a stampede of folks running for cover. Well, hell, just one more about my good buddy, Walt: seems he had one of his fake machine fund outside his house while painting. The local postman cane by and noticed the “weapon” and called law enforcement to investigate. Next Walt knew, his phone was ring and the local sheriff was asking Walt very nicely if he’d step outside for a brief visit. As soon as he opened the door he was tackled by a handful of cops, cuffed and hauled off to jail, with the news folks chasing after him. Turns out not only was the local sheriff waiting outside Walts home, but they were accompanied by the local PD, Texas highway troopers, Texas Rangers, DEA, FBI, and ATF. Walt had become famous!!

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  3. Karl

    If the .50 was registered and operable it would be worth more than the Jeep!

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  4. Roger Marshall

    The 50 is operable. It is (or was) hocked up to a can of butane with a spark plug mounted inside the barrel . When one pulled the trigger it sounded pretty much like the real thing.

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  5. Gator Member

    Listing on eBay shows auction ended. Someone got a helluva deal for $5k!

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      Ended not because it was sold, it was because of an error in the listing.
      Sounds like a cop-out to me, would love to know what this “error” was.

      Like 1
  6. TimM

    This was an interesting section to read tonight!! I thought this site was about car, trucks and the memories of time past with the vehicles!! This is a cool jeep and was a great deal for someone!!

  7. Kenn

    Rules? Such as: “No profanity, politics, or personal attacks”. Why aren’t the rules enforced, if you’re going to have them? Or else eliminate the rules altogether. I’ld love to see the comments that would occur without them! Folks on this site are a salty bunch.

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