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August 1960 Surrey Contest Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Magazine • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Advertisements for the summer of 1960 Miss Gotham contest also appeared in newspapers. I also have learned who won the Surrey, but I need to scan the info still.

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CREDIT: August 25, 1960, Chicago Tribune

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CREDIT: August 21, 1960, issue of El Paso Times

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Originally posted May 13, 2020: A contest ad featuring a DJ-3A Surrey appeared in an August 1960 issue of Seventeen Magazine.

“Seventeen 8/1960.
Original magazine page.
NOTE: You are buying a magazine page, a piece of paper. Sheet size given is approximate. [10 1/2 x 13 1/2″]. 2-page ads noted. Occasional small edge splits not affecting image or type may be present.”

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1968 & 1969 DJ-5 Surrey Gala Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features • TAGS: .

During the late 1960s, a couple different Jeep dealers in Hawaii offered DJ-5Jeep Surrey Galas for sale. There were at least two different styles of ads published.

In 1967, a Kaiser-Jeep dealership owned by Von Hamm-Young Mercantile, flew the 1968 model of the DJ-5 Gala Jeep to Hawaii. From the story below, it would seem that this may have been the first example of a DJ-5 Gala Jeep arriving in Hawaii. Note that the photo’s caption only describes this jeep as a Gala.

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Over the next two years, the dealer published ads hoping to spur sales. We’ll likely never know how successful sales were, but I’d suspect not too many were sold.

1) The first ad appeared between April and September of 1968. The example shown below was published in the May 30, 1968, issue of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. There are a variety of things that struck me with this ad. First, it’s the first ad I’ve seen for a DJ-5 Surrey/Gala. Second, it is advertised as a “Surrey Gala”, rather than one or the other. Third, it came in six different color schemes. Fourth, later in the year (specifically September 24th in the Hawaii Tribune Herald), Big Island Rambler was the dealer name at the bottom of the ad, with no specific link made to Von Hamm-Young.

Apart from all those points, it’s generally just an odd ad for a vehicle!

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2) This ad appeared multiple times, but only during April of 1969 (I could find no other ads for any other month in 1969), isn’t quite as odd as the 1968 campaign. The ad also doesn’t mention the multiple package options. This particular example was published in the April 4th, 1969, issue of the Honolulu Advertiser.

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2 Different Pepsi Sweepstakes with Surrey as a 1st Prize

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

In May of 1960 there was a Pepsi contest that offered a Pepsi-styled DJ-3A Surrey as the first prize. Subsequently, in July of 1960, there was a second contest, Pepsi’s Sociable Sweepstakes, where another Pepsi-styled DJ-3A Surrey was given away. Learn more about the Pepsi Surreys at the CJ-3B Page.

Contest 1: This ad appeared in the May 05, 1960, issue of the Miami Daily News-Record, Oklahoma. To enter the contest, folks had to fill out and mail in this entry blank, “Pepsi Cola, The ___________ Refreshment”. This was a nearly-full-page ad (this version of the ad shown below is slightly different from the one on the CJ-3B page; it can also be found in this Miami, Oklahoma, newspaper).

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This next image demonstrates just how large the ad was:

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Contest 2: Two months later, Pepsi announced its Sociable Sweepstakes in July of 1960. The contest was part of Pepsi’s Sociable advertising campaign and it, too, offered a Pepsi-styled DJ-3A Surrey as the first prize. The ad below was published in the July 18, 1960, issue of the Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina. The ad was another large one, taking up most of the page.

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This next image demonstrates just how large the ad was:

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1961 Kelloggs Aruba Trip and DJ-3A Surrey Contest Prizes

• CATEGORIES: Features

In the spring of 1961 Kelloggs offered a contest with prizes that included DJ-3A Surrey Jeeps. At least two of those winners were from California: N. E. Eastmoore, Sr, out of Bowman, California, and Mrs. Maurine Vogel, out of Pasadena, California. A third, Richard P. Varalin, out of Drums, Pennsylvania, is pictured below.

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This for quality image of the back of an All-bran cereal box is the only image I have. A better one can be found on the CJ-3B Page, which also provides information about the contest.

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1963 DJ-3A Surrey Costa Mesa, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $25,000.

(02/04/2020) Lots of potential here. No indication as to whether it has the top or not.

“’63 Willys Surrey Gala Jeep – DJ-3A – Very Rare – 1963
Runs Great – Very Low Mileage – Original Owner”

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1952 CJ-3A Surrey, BC, Canada $8000 (CDN)

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

As best as I can tell, this is a project, but the pics show varying stages of progress, so I’m unsure.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rds/cto/d/surrey-1952-jeep-willys-flatfender/7070568301.html

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“The legendary flatfender willys, Grandpa of all jeeps! This 68 year old 1952 m38a1 jeep willys, the last year for the flat fender willys. It was manufactured only for military purposes hence the designation m38. This particular one has a 300 hp chevy 350ci small block v8 from a corvette with edelbrock intake and mild cam, long tube headers, true dual exhausts, chrome valve covers, chevy steering box and steering shaft with a Saginaw 4 speed, manual transmission, and a twin stick trasfer case. Stock differentials with front hub locks, deep dish chrome steel rims, a set of worn down tires for the rims.

Body is in excellent shape, all steel everything . Redone floor, clean frame and body rails. Chrome tailgate to match the grill.

Comes with stock front end or an all fiberglass race front end with giant hood scoop.

Have another full metal jeep front end( grill, fenders, hood) as well as a cj2 grill with headlights.

Comes with period correct and rare bellview winch (the company warn bought their patent from and started manufacturing warn winches) another ramsy PTO winch and a ramsy PTO (power take off). Tow bar so you can tow the jeep like a trailer.

Plastic race seats with a grant steering wheel. Roll bar and a full soft top for it with doors. Sold with Alberta VIN and bill of sale.”

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1964? DJ-3A/Surrey Seats Pollock Pines, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Were $300.

After a closer look, it appears the serial number makes the DJ-3A a 1962 (#56337 22581).

“Here’s a rare 60/40 or split front seat out of my 1964 DJ3A. It needs restoration or recovering. My DJ3A was a surrey originally and you can see the original pink and white stripes under the tan. Frame has been repaired at some point. Perfect for your surrey restoration.”

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1961 Parkway Wagon Surrey, BC, Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Johnny is selling this late model Parkway Conversion wagon project.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rds/cto/d/surrey-willys-wagon/6952132445.html

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“1961 Willys Wagon Utyility Delivery 4X4. Has rear swing doors and a parkway conversion. This is a project. All parts are there, most in boxes. However a body restoration process has already begun. The new rear quarter panels need to be attached and floors need some new metal. Comes with new quarter panels. Original driver/passenger doors have very little or no rust. Spare… hood, grill, and left/right front fenders, each are very good and straight. Spare driver/passenger doors, in average condition. I have had it stored in my heated garage since 1986. Open to offers.”

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1965 CJ-5 Tux Park IV “Surrey” Lake Murray, SC $38,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features • TAGS: .

Ted shared this unusual blend of a Surrey and a Tux Park. It sure looks nice. The seller doesn’t mention that the Surrey upgrades are incorrect for this model, but the seller is correct that if you want something unique to bring to a jeep event, this qualifies.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/jeep/cj5a/2288471.html?refer=news

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“1965 Jeep CJ-5A Tuxedo Park Mark IV – An “upscale” Jeep was named after the upscale Tuxedo Park in New York, which was the birthplace of the tuxedo. Elvis drove a similar Jeep in the 1965 movie “Tickle Me” which also starred Julie Adams. Tuxedo Park Jeeps were also driven in President Lyndon Johnson’s inaugural parade in January, 1965.

This special edition Jeep came standard with chrome bumpers, wheel covers, column shift, fold-down rear license plate, fold-down windshield, and a little more highway-friendly rear gear. Standard running gear is a 4-cylinder engine and 3-Speed manual transmission. Optional equipment on this one includes the surrey interior & top, 4-Wheel-drive, and “full” passenger seat. It has been retrofitted with seat belts for safety. Just like Elvis’ Tuxedo Park, this one is finished in Marlin Blue. Continue reading

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1953 CJ-3A Surrey, BC, Canada **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,995.

Jon spotted this 3A for sale. That’s one odd hood scoop. I wonder if it has an updated radiator that needed extra space?

“Very good classic Willy Jeep Runs excellent Rare in the market New tires New paint”

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1947 CJ-2A “Surrey Tribute” O’Fallon, IL $25,995

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Keith shared this Surrey Tribute CJ-2A. The seller incorrectly notes that the DJ-3A was originally used as a postal truck. Instead, they were built as cheap and economic delivery vehicles.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/willys/jeep/2163676.html

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“The Gateway Classic Cars Showroom is super excited to present to you this 1947 Jeep Willy that has been customized into a Jeep Surrey Gala Jeep tribute.BACKGROUND: The Surrey Gala Package produced from 1959 to 1964 was based off the DJ-3A Dispatcher (a flat fender jeep). The DJ-3A was originally used as a postal truck with the US Postal Service until 1959 when the contract ended …. This particular Jeep Surrey Gala Jeep tribute has a new carburetor rebuilt transmission. new gauges new drum brakes new shocks rebuilt steering box and new tire rod ends”

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1962 CJ-3B Surrey, BC, Canada $5700 (CDN)

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Has a variety of mods.

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/cto/d/willys-cj3b-1962/6699083693.html

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“1962 Willy’s CJ3B High hood flat fender Rare Model
Custom Frame
350-LT1 Camaro engine (less than 200km on rebuild )
Borg Warner Super T10 transmission
Competition clutch
Dana 44 positrac rear end
Dana 40 front end
Custom Suspension
Bestop soft top with clear windows and removable doors
New battery and alternator
operational heater
Complete set of new Firestone Winter Force M+S Rated LT tires, size: 285/85R16 on white spoke rims
Needs body work
Currently registered in BC
$5700 Firm. (receipts available, comes with some new parts that haven’t been replaced yet)”

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Camping & The JeepGalaSurrey site

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This quick post will cover two unrelated topics.

  1. Ann and I decided to go camping for a couple days. Unfortunately, I couldn’t escape the internet, even out here. So, I will be checking email, but responding little. I already have some posts ready for the next couple days, so enjoy! (see the crab story under #3)
  2. Bruce Agan’s JeepGalaSurrey DJ-3A site may be down permanently. Those who don’t know, Bruce was arguably one of the most knowledgeable DJ-3A/Surrey (he owned several) collectors about that vehicle line. Moreover, he not only shared his information with anyone interested in the DJ-3A family, but he also posted his information on the jeepgalasurrey.com site a few years ago. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2016. His site remained online until last week.

    If I don’t see the site reappear soon (this means his web host received a payment), then I’ll launch the information from files I gathered from his site (SiteSucker is a very handy application). I’ll let you know when the site goes back up.

  3. As you can see, we are enjoying some crab on our first night of camping (Clyde Holiday State Park in Oregon). Funny store that explains why a brain damaged wife can be a good thing.

    Ann had a craving for crab. When we decided to go camping, she went shopping for some camping food and felt 1/2 a crab each ought to be enough. She approved the fish counter and said she wanted 2 crabs (as the crab was already cleaned and separated into halves).

    However, the person behind the counter interpreted that as 1 crab (2 halves) each or 4 halves total. The counter-person went to work, while Ann was blissfully unaware what was happening …. she said she was trying to remember how she had setup the sprinkler system in 2005.

    When the counter-person handed her the package, she thought it looked big, but didn’t think much of it. Only when she got home did she open to find SIX HALVES!

    Now, I don’t know where the disconnect happened, but I can confirm that I had my fill of crab Wednesday night 🙂 🙂

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1961 DJ-3A & Surrey Smithfield, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD**

“Here is a Running 1961 Willys DJ3A. This is a Numbers Matching unit which only 1542 were made. Has Firewall Tag which matches Frame Number, and the Original 134 Flathead Engine it was built with. Painted Military over very poor body work by an old soldier who wanted parade use. New tires on very scarce original wheels, It’s ready to go while you make it better.

Included is an ORIGINAL Willys Pink SURREY body, like those in the Elvis beach movies. Only about 1100 ever made. Fix the Surrey body and mount it on the ’61 DJ3A chassis and you have a very special Matching Numbers Surrey Jeep. Two DJ3A units are in this deal. I found ’em, you decide where you go from here. Health issues prevents me from doing this project. Delivery and financing are available”

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1961 DJ-3A Surrey Salt Lake City, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This sold for $14,889.99 on eBay. I just discovered that this was listed on KSL for only $8000! 

I’ll be in Salt Lake City this Tuesday/Wednesday.

“THIS PARTICULAR JEEP IS PART OF LARGE COLLECTION OF EARILY MODEL WILLYS JEEPS THAT WERE PUT IN STORAGE OVER 45 YEARS AGO, AND ARE JUST NOW BEING OFFERED FOR SALE. IT IS IN ORIGINAL CONDITION. IT HAS ITS ORIGINAL FACTORY PAINT, AND HAS NEVER HAD ANY BODY DAMAGE. IT IS COMPLETELY STRAIGHT. ”

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1960 DJ-3A Pepsi Surrey Endicott, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a Pepsi Surrey.

“1960 DJ-3A Willys Jeep 2WD
This jeep was purchased by my Dad in 1969 and has been in the family since. It was used for transportation on a vacation island in upstate NY going to the beach, etc….island was 3.5 miles by 7 miles. My brother did a restoration around 20 years ago…..runs, drives, clean with minor scraped and scratches. Seats and top could need to be redone….but no tears. It has a new carb, still have the original carb, missing a front turn light lens and the original gas cap. Dad removed the side foot steps many years ago and they are gone along with both side door frame.

39935 miles…..believe it was in the mid 20’s when Dad purchased. Let me know if there are any questions….i’ll try to answer the best I can……oh, my Mom has all the paperwork to go with it.”

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