Jeep M38 / Willys M38

Jeep M38 / Willys M38 information

The first M-series (military) Jeep was the Willys-Overland M-38 (Model MC).
Know it by: Bulging headlights.
The M38 entered production in September 1950 with the last unit out the door in July 1952 for a total of 62,335. Ford of Canada assembled another 2300 M38 CDN's for the Canadian Armed Forces in 1952.
Credits to Wes Knettle for providing me with some of this information.

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Jeep M38 / Willys M38 technical details



Overall length

133 in.

Overall width

62 in.


80 in.


Modified version of the "Go-Devil" L-Head 4-cylinder in-line watercooled side-valve (L-head) gasoline engine, developing 60 bhp (54net) at 4000 rpm and a max. torque of 105 lb-ft (95 net) at 2000rpm Cubic capacity 134.2 in. (2199 cc).


Borg-Warner T-90

Transfer case

Dana 18/Spicer 18

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