UPDATE: The seller is selling the rest of the DJ collection as well.
This convertible DJ-3A looks pretty stock. Note the flatly in the back ground of the first pic. Looks like it might be a DJ-3A or Surrey that someone modified. Also of note, the rear top bow has an extra piece across that top of it.
“Selling a nice Willys dispatch jeep. 2wd have paper work reflecting over 4 k worth of work. Runs/ drives. Sweet little runner”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(08/18/2015) Are those clips for a convertible top?
“1961 Willy’s Jeep CJ3. This is the original paint, minimal rust, all hubcaps, and is in really good shape. It was put into storage approx 18 months ago running. Has new distributor, plug wires, battery etc..”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.
Thanks to Craig for spotting this one. I don’t see the footman loops on the fenders nor the hubcaps. Otherwise looks good to me.
“1963 Jeep Willys Surrey Gala
Pink — just like the one Elvis had.
Just over 1,000 of this model was produced from 1959 — 1964. They were produced in pink, green, and blue.
2 wheel drive, 3 speed, odometer shows just over 22,000 miles.
Top, sides, and rear canvas and all hardware is present and in remarkable condition considering the age. Fringes on top are dry rotted from age.
Runs & drives.
New master cylinder.
Don’t waste my time or yours with low ball offers.”
Worth a closer look.
“For Sale 1957 DJ 3A $6500 OBO
Frame off restore, no rust nice paint. Flathead 4 cylinder, 3 speed column shift. 95% done, great shape, has a fuel issue, probably bad gas.
It has just been a porch pretty for a year. We are playing with the fact to cut it in half and stretch it and drop a big block in it and make a bad ass trail rig out of it. We’d figured Id throw it out there for sale 1st.
The inside pics are taken today and the discoloration is all just dirt and pollen. ”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay. $14,999.
Most of the pics are more of these ‘models’ rather than jeep.
“This showroom-fresh Willy’s Beach Car was the center piece of Johnson Jeep & Willy’s in Riverside, California, for many years. The speedometer shows 200 miles since it has been restored.
From the looks of the restoration, it was done by the Jeep Company many years ago, probably in the seventies.
It needed a new parking break cable when I bought it. I’ve installed “Quick Steer” that has made this a joy to drive with 1 finger.
These DJ 3A Willy’s are impossible to find in this condition. From the paperwork, this vehicle looks to have been a Las Brisas hotel Willy’s (Acapulco). I believe that Elvis Presley once owned a Willy’s just like this one, in coral and pink. He certainly drove one in a few of his movies I have seen.
The jeep is missing the top, but I have a re-manufactured original top-style frame for it. And I have located the material and fringe for the Surrey top. This will be the new steward’s job.
The Willy’s stops, starts and rides as it should.
Books and records from the seventies are yours if you are the buyer.
It definitely has some scratches and patina on it. Come see it if you’d like.”
Nice looking surrey.
“1960 Willy’s Surrey Gala Jeep, a frame off restoration with photo documentation of a California Jeep. No expense spared, using only NOS parts where possible. One of only 1,100 made, believed to have only 29,000 original miles, the best one we have ever seen! $44,900; for any further information or to schedule an appointment call Jerry at 602-253-8081. If you are in Phoenix for the auctions call or come by our showroom Monday thru Friday 8 A.M. till 5 P.M.”
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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500
(10/11/2015) The DJ guys report this is a solid Surrey.
“Older restoration by previous owners.
No top, bows or hardware.
Minor mechanicals needed.
Sitting 10+ years.
Runs, drives, everything works.
Very clean and complete body.
Minor scrapes and scratches.
Price is firm, see to appreciate, don’t waste my time and yours.”
UPDATE: **Still Available**
(06/25/2015) It looks in good shape, though not perfect. Here’s a dealer link.
UPDATE: **SOLD* on eBay.
“Offered for sale is our 1963 Willys Jeep Surrey. This car was restored in our automotive restoration shop CASCO Automotive Restorations, a division of Classic Auto Supply Co., in Coshocton Ohio in 2004 and shortly thereafter transported to the Florida Keys where it has been since then. The odometer shows 37,600 miles. I do not believe this to be correct. The Serial Number is 5633722482.
For more information about the Jeep Surreys (called the Gala when first introduced) and the history and restoration of this Surrey please visit the nice article done by Old Cars Weekly magazine which can be found at Old Cars Weekly, Car of the week. older posts until you get to May 1, 2013.
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was auctioned.
Paul spotted this auction. The estimated price is $40,000 – $55,000. The VIN is 56337 18385.
UPDATE: was $3750. **Status Unknown**
Doesn’t run, but looks in good shape. I don’t see a front driveline, so it may still be 2WD.
“1957 military jeep all original except for paint. Jeep is in excellent condition as far as the body is concerned, needs a little restoration for the interior to be back up. Has been sitting for 20 years. Does not run, would be a great project or collectors item. Call or text anytime”
It’s a little rough for the asking price. Listed as a 1956, it is actually a 1959 based on the serial number 5633716301. It only has 11,000 miles.
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6800
(03/10/2014) “This is an ALL original running unmolested 1956 dj3a jeep willys, paint wiring engine transmission gauges rims everything all original, 55000 miles, new water pump battery and master cylinder, original 12 volts system which works great, upholstery is original but needs tlc. This is a time capsule, stored for more than 35+ years, expect scratches here and there, rust is minute, largest area is about a quarter in size on the rear left side near the spare, nice camper which needs the 2 glasses (windows) that go each on each door, it has the original exhaust system but need minor TLC at the end of the pipe, Thank You.”
UPDATE: UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000
(10/092013) It runs, but has rust.
“I have for sale a 1960 DJ3A willys jeep. The engine runs good, the transmission and transfer case work, the numbers on the data plate, frame and title all match. It has been converted to four wheel drive. The floor boards have rust through. The brakes do not work.”
UPDATE: **SOLD for $650**
This is missing the radiator, but it looks solid.
“What you are looking at is a REALLY cool opportunity for a rat rod, or a restoration, or a neat little delivery vehicle for your auto parts biz. This is a 2 wheel drive Willy’s DJ-3a dispatch Jeep. lots of people think they were for the post office, but they were generic delivery vehicles. lots of small businesses in the 50’s and 60’s ran these.
The Jeep is relatively complete with column shift etc. It is missing the radiator. The motor etc is a little bit mystery, as this Jeep hasn’t been registered since the 70’s
DMV said not to do anything as far as registration until your ready to put on the road. Which means NO TAXES!!!”
UPDATE: **SOLD** for $7300. Was on eBay
Needs a little work, but looks in good shape.
“Willys is missing surrey top canvas, but I have material and complete frame is attached. Restored in 1997 but has minor surface rust in various areas. Carbeurator on vehicle is not the original and linkage is not complete for rebuilt carb. I have original carb in box.Have not found the original oil bath air cleaner, but might still have it. Fuel filter bowl is not functional and is not connected. Might need distributor, is running rough. Less than 19000 original miles with good compression.Tires have less than 1000 miles on them.”
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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $4000.
“This jeep has been stored in the garage for 40 years
from 1973 and is still there.
It ran when it was stored and needed some work done at that time.
It was never moved or started and no attempts were made to do any repairs since 1973
It was one of these projects my father never got to finish”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.
(06/28/2013) This looks good. It certainly is a DJ, but I’m less sure that it was a Surrey.
“1960 Willys DJ3A Jeep, in its former life it was a Surrey jeep. It is 2WD. Flat fender jeep. Only 1100 of these were made. Elvis Presley owned one, it is in his museum at Graceland. The engine was rebuilt by Benning Machine shop in Columbus, Ga. There is NO rust, both front floor pans were replaced. They originally had a Surrey top. I do not have the top, frame or original bumpers. I do have the original Wheel covers and front bumper pan. New gas tank, NOS Carter WO Carb, New electronic distributor. Steering does need to be tightened up, a common issue on these old jeeps. Serious buyers only Please, Respond to this Ad or call 706-763-ZeroNineThreeNine, It can be seen in Columbus, Ga.
Go to this website for more info on these jeeps http://www.jeepsurreygala.com there you can see what the jeep looked like originally.
Make me an Offer, Trades depending on what you have.
If its online, its still for sale. Person to Person sale only.
I will not deal with Spammers. If your response does not sound real, i will not reply.”
UPDATE: Was listed at $20,000
“Jeep is vitually mechanically perfect. Documentation for re-build on engine, new gaskets and seals through-out, new ring gear, rear main seal, starter, engine cluster, thermostat, side panels that were never installed and are like new, owners manual, shop manual. Older restoration that is in nice shape. Has original vacuum wiper and a hand wiper on the passenger side (as it was equipped originally). Has original size white-wall tires. this is a truly eye-catching vehicle.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was auctioned.
Bruce noted this Surrey is still for sale. It will be up for auction some time in the next few days.
“To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at Auction Americas Auburn Fall event, August 28-1, 2013. Estimate:$ 30,000 – $ 40,000 Chassis no. 563371789”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.
(03/26/2010) “As mentioned above this DJ3A comes in very rare automatic transmission variation, 4×2 WD, with right hand drive which was a special order of Public Works Departments through out the country, this vehicles were also used by delivery agencies and post offices. When I got this Willys I was skeptical about if auto tranny is original or not but later in my research I came across official Willys document called Consolidated Specifications for Commercial Vehicles and it clearly stated that in fact auto transmission was an option for DJ3A line of vehicles (I can email this document to any interested party). Also I found pictures of very same Jeeps with canvas half tops, right hand drive and auto tranny at the Los Angeles Department of Public Works web sight on the page related to the history of the department (it’s a low resolution pictures but I attached them to this listing) . . . Much more history on eBay”
UPDATE: Was on eBay. Status Unknown.
“1961 Willys Jeep DJ3A Surrey Gala
With a heavy heart, I am selling this vehicle for the widow of my closest friend.
This street legal vehicle was originally designed for use at resorts and vacation clubs.
Original pink color with redone pink and white interior and fringe canvas top.
Vehicle is in good working order.
Suspension has been redone with all new leaf springs, rebuilt brakes and new tires on all for corners.
Original Go-Devil L134 4-cylinder engine runs strong with new carburetor. Original mechanical fuel pump has been replaced with an electrical pump.
Fuel tank has been cleaned and coated.
3 speed column shift transmission in good working order.
This Gala is fun to drive!”
This one-owner 7000 mile DJ-3A Surrey is for sale and will be at the Willys Reunion. It’s been in storage for 30 years. No word on the price.
UPDATE: Was on eBay. Status Unknown.
Here’s a DJ-3A in great shape. Note the frame is purple.
“First of all,I must start by saying that this NOT a post office jeep,. In 1955 &1956 Willys put out this vehicle & called it a Jeep Dispatcher / Delivery vehicle ,ideal for use in congested metropolitan areas. To me it’s just a cool little jeep. This jeep had a frame off restoration a couple years back,at that time the original owner changed the transmission from a manual 3 speed synchromesh to a turbo 350 automatic with a 6 volt system.The original transmission is included,every nut &bolt was saved just incase to switch it back. The jeep is in great shape & runs good. Just had it inspected in may 2013,Ican’t think of anything it needs,besides maybe a tune up. $500.”
Marc spotted this unsual DJ-3A. The back has been extended and the dash contains a glovebox, but otherwise there’s lots of DJ-3A elements here. I didn’t know there were DJ-3A ambulances. Anyone ever seen one?
“Fully equipped DJ3A ambulance, well restored over the past years, very good technical condition, new tyres, good condition canvas softtop, etc…”