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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1952 Willys M38A1 MD and Dunbar Kapple M-100 trailer

The sale includes both the Willys and color-matched trailer


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1952 Willys M38A1 MD with a color-matched Dunbar Kapple M-100 trailer.

“As part of its 2019 refurbishment, this 1952 M38A1 was coated in blue bed liner material and topped by a black roof covering,” the listing states. “The exterior features a front-mounted tow bar, a winch, soft doors, a rear-mounted full-size spare, a jerry can, a receiver hitch, and a second spare tire housed in the cargo area. The included cargo trailer is a Dunbar Kapple M-100 that has been modified with a tailgate and coated in the same blue finish as its tow vehicle. The top of the trailer lifts to reveal two storage areas and has a built-in 4′ X 8′ Smittybilt pop-up tent.”

1952 Willys M38A1 MD and Dunbar Kapple M-100 trailer
1952 Willys M38A1 MD and Dunbar Kapple M-100 trailer

The Willys rides on black steel 15-inch wheels with polished trim rings, and 30-inch RoadOne Aethon M/T tires.

It has a two-seat interior with black vinyl low-back bucket seats and a padded center console. Further features include a full roll cage, fire extinguisher, and a tilt-adjustable steering column.

Under the hood is a 302ci Windsor V8 featuring a two-barrel carburetor and two electric fans. The engine is paired with a T18 four-speed manual transmission, a dual-range transfer case, and a Warn 27-percent overdrive unit. It also features a Dana 27 front axle, a Dana 44 rear axle, a crawler first gear, and limited-slip differentials with 5.38 gearing.

The sale includes a clear duplicate California title for the Willys and the Dunbar trailer comes with a clear California title. The trailer’s title describes it as a 1964 Dunbar utility trailer with VIN 19152.

This Willys’ auction ends on August 2, 2022, at 11:40 a.m. (PDT).

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


  1. That hood and grill sure look more like a 1970’s CJ to my rather untrained eye. Perhaps the Jeep experts can chime in…


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