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Introducing the Jeep Surrey

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A November, 24, 1959 article in the Spokesman Review introduced the Surrey to Spokane, Washington, residents. There was no accompanying article. Behind the jeep is an old surrey carriage. I’ve not seen an original press photo of this one. Has anyone else?


Two months earlier a September 16, 1959, article in the Toledo Blade welcomed the ‘Jeep Surrey’ as well. Interesting that by 1959 the Jeep Galas were already serving multiple locations (Las Brisas, Hawaii and the Carribean).


Three months later in January of 1960 the Toledo Blade published this article.



This later photo was taken at the 1961 Chicago Auto Show. I found it via Google, but I couldn’t locate it on the chicagoautoshow’s website due to errors from the site.




2 Comments on “Introducing the Jeep Surrey

  1. Colin Peabody

    Very cool press photos. I had not seen the top one, but the article with the two models on the Surrey was taken at the Toledo airport. That photo from the Toledo Auto Show i had not seen, but I have seen others from that show and the 1960 Chicago Auto Show photos are out there as well. I think Bruce Agan has most of the press photos of the Surrey and I have a few copies of some of them as well.

  2. mmdeilers Post author

    I thought you’d like them. I’ve got a few similar articles on the ‘Jeep Dispatcher’ schedule for tomorrow.

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