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Year? DJ-3A Durango, CO $8500


UPDATE II: Still Available. Whomever appraised this is incorrect on the appraisal value.

UPDATE: This seems to me to be a later model DJ-3A (has the passenger side vent), but not a Surrey. Overall, it does seem to be in good shape.

(06/25/2019) Looks like fun.

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1947-cj2a-durango-co1“All American “Red, White & Blue” Willy’s Gala Jeep
Don’t know exact year but probably between 1959 and 1964
Street Legal and Registered – It’s in Great Shape!

Over $17,000 put into it!
Appraised between $16,000 and $25,000!
Similar one just sold in Kansas City for $25,000

2 Wheel Drive. 3 Speed Overdrive
New Undercarriage, Axles, Springs, Shocks, Transmission, Steering
New Brakes, Carburetor, Fuel Pump, Radiator,
New Wheels and Tires (5), White Walls
New Seats and Surrey Top
Delivery is extra.”


11 Comments on “Year? DJ-3A Durango, CO $8500

  1. Colin Peabody

    The serial number will tell the story on this Jeep. Could it have been one of the Pepsi Surreys that wound up in Colorado during a Boy Scout Jamboree in the early 60s?

  2. David Eilers Post author

    I think the seller is in a hurry to sell. To me it seems easily worth the asking price of $5k.

  3. SteveK

    Stripes o not make a Gala or a Surry, since it has a tailgate. The seller is “guessing the year” based on Surry/Gala years, but the vin (???) doesn’t apply, and the associated registration should indicate the year. Dave’s comment above references an “asking price of $5K”, but the listing now shows $10K??? with “appraisals from $16K-25K”??? Looks like a solid DJ3A.

  4. David Eilers Post author

    Steve … yep, that’s pretty much the situation … the price has bounced from $9k, down to $5k, and now up to $10k.

  5. Colin Peabody

    The VIN is either not complete or incorrect as a DJ3A number, the tailgate wouldn’t apply for a Surrey and it looks to have the smaller 13 inch wheels from. 63-64, states it has overdrive, which wasn’t offered in the DJs, but may have been added later. Without further documentation from the seller, it is difficult to tell what year it is and what modifications are unseen.

  6. David Eilers Post author

    The convertible DJ-3A AND the Surrey DJ-3A both used a tub with a solid back. The fuel inlet for both was moved to the rear passenger side. Both had side drain holes like a 2A/3A. Both used the large speedo with gauges, and both tubs had an extra hat channel installed on the passenger underside (as compared to an MB/GPW).

    Surrey rear:
    1956 DJ-3A (mine):

    I hope that helps,
    – Dave

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