I found this a few days ago. I needed it then and I got it. 1953 M38A1, full body off frame restoration about 10 years ago, less than 1000 miles on it since the restoration.
I didn't get the trailer or most of the larger spare parts (engine, axles etc) since I have no space for them. But as a result I got the Jeep for $6000, which I think is a pretty good deal. The body is in great shape with no rust or rot. The paint isn't the best with the primer showing though but it adds a little character I think.
New canvas top and seat covers. 5 new wheels and tires. The steering gearbox and bell crank could use rebuilding but they work and the rebuild kits were included with the vehicle. 4x4 hi and low work. 8000lbs winch driven by a mechanical PTO off the transmission works as well.
I went and completed the paperwork today and got the title, I was planning on picking it up today as well but it's raining pretty hard today and I didn't feel like driving 50 miles in the rain in a vehicle with no doors, seatbelts, rollbar or insurance. So we'll pick it up in a few days with a trailer.
I really like the original 1953 plates as well which are Texas legal. I'm actually going to be sharing the Jeep with my roommate so it's only $3000 out of pocket for me. Should be a fantastic vehicle to cruise around Austin in, top off and windshield down. And then take it somewhere for some light off-roading. The gearing on this thing is hilariously low. The differentials are something like 4.82 geared and the whole thing is gear limited to like 50mph.
Either way I'm excited, I'm heading back to the rig today for about 10-12 days but as soon as I get back I'll post some more pictures and driving impressions.