For many people around the world the Jeep 4x4 stands for much that is good about America: honesty, reliability, ruggedness, straightforward and strong. Conceived by American Bantam in the waning days of the Great Depression, perfected and produced in vast quantities by Willys and Ford during World War II, Jeeps were seen all over the world, from the jungles of the Philippines to the frozen wastes of Russia. Production continued after the war with Willys when this 1954 M38 was built. A direct adaptation of Willys Motors' postwar civilian Jeep; the CJ-3A; the M38 benefits from a strengthened frame, suspension, and full-floating rear axle. This example is largely original and in sound, usable and presentable condition with some cosmetic and mechanical attention. It has dual windshield wipers, a military radio, jerry can, rear mounted spare and a rear view mirror and rides on ribbed uni-directional military-style tires. The military Jeep is a universally acknowledged symbol that brings a smile to the faces of the veterans to whom they often meant the difference between life and death, and to following generations who appreciate their contribution to world history.