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1964 DJ-3A Surrey Des Moines, IA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $30,000.

This is the late Bruce Agan’s former surrey that is being sold by his wife. It’s about as accurate a surrey as you’ll find. I’ve seen less accurate surrey’s sell for much more. See the full story on this Surrey here.

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12 Comments on “1964 DJ-3A Surrey Des Moines, IA **SOLD**

  1. stevek

    So sad the family is letting it go. It was dedicated to family as indicated on rear left corner. Wife put a lot of labor into it next to Bruce with the making of the top, seats, and side covers of authentic materials and designs. It belongs in a museum to represent Bruce and Surreys too. RIP Bruce… and best wishes to his survivors.

  2. Colin Peabody

    While Bruce and I never made face to face contract, he and I spent a lot of time back and forth in emails and by phone discussing DJ3As, Surreys, parts, restoration tips and just friendly conversation. I followed his restoration of this Surrey and he was meticulous in his detail. I sincerely hope that the person or entity that buys this will appreciate all the work Bruce and Linda put into this Surrey. Please don’t try to “low ball” this family on the cost of this Surrey, as it is worth the asking price.

  3. Richard Primmer

    My wife and I purchased the Surrey from Lynda. I know it was really hard for her to let it go, and It meant a lot to her and her family. Unfortunately we will all cross that bridge someday. It was a pleasure to meet Lynda and her son, and hear the story of how they found the Surrey and the love and devotion that went into the restoration of it. Lynda told me the only reason she felt comfortable about selling Bruce’s Surrey to us was the fact that we are in the process of restoring a Pepsi Surrey and knew that we would appreciate the hard work that went into their Surrey. In fact when Lynda turned in the personalized license plate she called me so I could go right down to the treasurers office and apply for the same personalized plate, with the only difference being from Benton County rather than Polk County. Rest assured, our only intention is to preserve the historical value of both of these Surreys. Thanks you. Rick and Pam Primmer

  4. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Rick,

    Thanks for the update! I remember Bruce fondly, as he was a great help to me when I first started eWillys (I knew nothing about DJ-3As). Unfortunately, I never got a chance to meet him in person. Enjoy the Surrey and good luck with your Pepsi Surrey rebuild!

    – Dave

  5. Don Patnoe

    Hello Surrey fans. I’m looking to purchase a Surrey preferable restored, but will consider most any condition.. Over the last 3 decades I have accumulated 20 + historically significant Willys & Jeeps. At the urging of family and friends I have found a building in Sturgis SD to display the collection in one location. If anyone hears of a Surrey for sale I need one to complete my collection of significant Willys & Jeeps. Thanks in advance for any help I receive.

  6. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Don,

    If I see a good Surrey, I’ll let you know. There’s usually one or two a year that pop up for sale.

    Do you have an anticipated opening date for your collection? I’d love to swing by and see it on and share the news with readers once it is ready. Feel free to drop me an email at if you have more information.

    – Dave

    David Eilers

  7. Don Patnoe

    Hello Dave,
    Appreciate your comments and interest. My target opening date is August 1 this summer, with the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle rolling into the area the first week of August. Let’s stay in contact. Thanks again! Don

  8. David Eilers Post author

    Sounds great Don. Let’s keep in touch. I will likely be just returned from a jeep trip in Africa about that time. But, depending on circumstances, I might drop by in September as part of an FC Jamboree trip to Iowa that month.

    – Dave

  9. Don Patnoe

    Hi Dave,
    Not very long after the above reply I caught up with Richard Primmer. I indicated my interest in his newly purchased Surrey should he consider letting it go to a new home in South Dakota. After Richard checked with Linda Agan, I became the proud and honored owner of the Agan family’s Surrey! This Surrey is a treasure and will be a featured addition to the Jeep Museum coming soon to Sturgis SD.
    Don Patnoe

  10. David Eilers Post author

    Don, that’s great news! Thanks for the update.

    We almost dropped by Sturgis in early March on our quick trip to Minneapolis and back, but the weather started turning, so we took I94 back instead of I90. I’ll get out there at some point!

    – Dave

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