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For Sale at Auction: 1953 Jeep Military in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Vehicle Description

1953 Jeep M38 Soft Top

VIN:  12849235798


Built under the name of Willys and Willys Motors / Kaiser Jeep, the M38 Jeep was a 1/4 ton, 4x4 military light utility vehicle.  Seeing extensive service in the Korean War and the Vietnam war, these vehicles "earned their stripes" for utility and durability.  Often times referred to the 'round-fendered' Jeep, the M38 formed the basis for the Jeep CJ-5 produced from 1954 to 1983.


Though titled as a military Jeep, the car presented at auction carries the look of a civilian model.  Coming out of an estate, this Jeep could be considered a "storage shed" find having been restored to civilian attire then put away for a few years.  


- Solid Blue Body with Color Matched Soft Top

- Diamond Plate Flooring

- Black Upholstery

- A Dauntless V-6 from a later model Jeep

- Custom Wheels and Tires


This ran and drove very well prior to it's slumber.  A good cleaning and a soft re-start is all that is needed to get this fun little Jeep back on the road providing endless miles of fun!


This car has been consigned to the 6th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction hosted by the Classic Car Auction Group. The auction is Saturday, May 1 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT. To consign your car and/or to register to bid on this and other cars in the auction go to

Vehicle Details

  • 1953 Jeep Military
  • Listing ID:CC-1465745
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Jeep
  • Model:Military
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-6
  • Odometer:0
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Good