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Winter Park Villager: A DJ-3A Surrey Pulling a Matching Trailer

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features, Old News Articles, Postcards • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  The two post cards at the bottom of this post were on eBay several years ago. I recently came across some newspaper clippings that give background about the Winter Park Villager tram’s purpose. The service began November 28, 1966, but I could not find an end-date.

This first article discusses the jeep tram’s beginnings:

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Article dated November 13, 1966, from the Orlando Sentinel

This next article notes that Monday, November 28th, as the launch date for the jeep tram service.

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Article dated December 1, 1966, from the Orlando Evening Star

This short article from March of 1967 describes some of the tram’s stops:

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March 03, 1967, in the Orlando Evening Star

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This Winter Park Villager shows a DJ-3A Surrey pulling a matching trailer in Winter Park, Florida. One of these postcards is currently on eBay.

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Here’s another view of the same combo. One of these postcards is currently on eBay

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1946 CJ-2A and 1959 (DJ-3A?) Agoura Hills, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A

There could be some value here. No pics provided. The “59 Willys CJ2” could very well be a DJ-3A.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/pts/d/agoura-hills-46-willys-cj2-59-cj2/7288207869.html

“i have a 46 willys cj2 with a small block chevy and 59 willys cj2 with the original flathead both need restoration $2000 for both.”

 
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DJ-3A Tops Bows and Clips Black Canyon City, AZ

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/d/black-canyon-city-jeep-dispatch-dj3a/7278137833.html

The top bows are $700 a set. A price for the top clips were not included. Both the both bows and the clips are for the DJ-3A convertible model (solid back and CJ-3B-like windshield with twist-knobs across the top). The seller only has a few sets made. He notes that he isn’t making any money on them and has been more than willing to share information on the insights he gains trying to make his top.

The soft top is something custom the seller had made by an upholsterer. It took him some work to redesign and properly fit the top so that it would fold up and connect to the windshield properly, yet also fold down and attach to the body.

Here is pic of the reproduction bows vs. the original black bows:

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Year? CJ-2A/DJ-3A? Fayetteville, AR $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

Joe in Mesa spotted this ad. The body looks to be from a DJ-3A convertible. I can’t tell what the chassis is, but odds are it’s a CJ-2A.

http://topclassiccarsforsale.com/willys/705583-1945-willys-cj-2a-suv-green-4wd-manual.html

“This 1945 Willys CJ-2A is an original. The owner has had it for 5+ years. The vehicle runs great.”

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1956? DJ-3A/CJ-2A Barboursville, VA $3800

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800.

(02/02/2021) This DJ-3A is tagged a 1956, but the body is post 1959 given the passenger-side cold-air intake.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/239420284386299

“1956 dj3a titled as a 47cj2a. I have the body tag for the dj3a. It has been converted to 4×4 , but was very well done. 134l runs and drives, but no brakes. new master cylinder but I think it needs wheel cylinders. 5.38 gears, new fluids all around. Very nice body, barely any rust except the floors which the PO had diamond plated. 21000 miles that seems to be legit. Price is 4000 obo, may be interested in trades.”

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Year? DJ-3A GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This jeep sold within an hour of being posted (at $2500) on Facebook. You’ll note it’s a DJ-3A body with footman loops across the back and on the fenders. The jeep has a column shifter. It’s also got pink under the hood. It appears it never had the oil bath filter; instead, it likely had the wire gauze filter. So, I suspect it was a DJ-3A Surrey.

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1961 DJ-3A Surrey Lake Worth, FL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: This did not reach the reserve, so it did not sell. I don’t know what the seller plans to do next.

The current bid is $1600 with four days to go. The reserve has not been met.

https://www.proxibid.com/Collector-Cars/Classic-Vintage-Cars/1961-WILLYS-JEEP-GALA/lotInformation/ (#topoflot

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“1961WILLY’S JEEP GALA, Treated to a cosmetic and mechanical redo! Built from 1959 to 1964, based on a flat fender DJ-3A the body style was used originally as postal jeeps until 1959. The surplus parts were used to create the Surrey Galas which came in three colors. This one is Pink, Tropical Mist with striped pink and glacier white interior and top, riding on wide whites with chrome wheel covers. It is exactly the same as the one Elvis had and is displayed to this day at his home ,Graceland in Memphis ! This unit does not have the fringe or the dual leather straps attaching to the windscreen, and is Fitted with a new steering wheel that matches the two new side rear view mirrors”

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1963 DJ-3A Brook, IN $500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Maybe some parts value here, but not a whole lot.

https://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/cto/d/morocco-1963-willys-dj-jeep-4cyl-2wd/7257857539.html

“Up for sale is what’s left of my Dad’s 1963 DJ3 delivery jeep after he left it sit outside :-((
What you see is what you get, NO title. Too bad, I learned how to drive in this jeep. L134 flathead engine, column shift, two-wheel drive. Rusty & rotted. Dont know if engine still turns. This originally had the enclosed rear; what the post office used years ago before they got what they are using today. I was going to part it out but if I can offload it whole it’s just less I have to do. AS-IS as pictured!!”

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1956 DJ-3A Dispatcher Mailer Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features

UPDATE: These pics are from a previous eBay ad. This mailer brochure rarely comes up for sale. It folds out to 8.5″x11″. There’s no form number printed. 

View all the information on eBay

 
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1962? DJ-3A? Sevierville, TN $7500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

Lots of updates to this custom build. The body appears to be from a DJ-3A Convertible or a Surrey. The front frame rails have a curious shape; the chassis may not be a jeep chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/582389092458452/

“Old Navy jeep, 4.3 v6, 700 auto trans, power steering and brakes, heated seats, S10 ft clip and rear end ”

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1957 DJ-3A? Winchester, VA Trade Only

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/03/2020) This appears to be a DJ-3A body, but hard to tell for sure. Has a variety of modifications.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/337300037549850/

“FOR TRADE ONLY 1957 Willy’s jeep with a chevy 327 engine car Borg Warner 4 speed very nice very fast, want to trade for a nice side by side ONLY.”

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Barney Goodwin’s 1963 DJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

This 1971 photo shows Barney Goodwin in his 1963 DJ-3A. No doubt he was the coolest kid at his Houston, Texas, High School!

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1964 RHD DJ-3A Shingle Springs, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This is a relatively rare right-hand-drive DJ-3A with an even rarer automatic transmission (see 4th pic… shifter to the right of steering wheel). Unclear how much value is here, but certainly some parts value at the very least. It has an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/773489700232581

“I had big plans for this cool little mail jeep but I have too many projects. It is a 1964 DJ3A dispatcher. They stopped making flat fender jeeps in 52 but they had so many parts left over they continue to make flat fender delivery vehicles into the mid 60s. It is very rare, I haven’t seen another one for sale. It does not run or drive, it is a project. I have a clean clear CA title in hand. The Jeep was last registered in 1985 so it is well out of the system.  any questions feel free to ask. Delivery available within reason.  i’m located in shingle Springs, Northern California”

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1956 DJ-3A/CJ State College, PA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, DJ-3A

Looks like a 1956 DJ-3A body on a CJ-5 chassis (not how the frame is little longer than the body).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/895304877957576

“Looking for offers. I have a Willys Jeep titled a 1956 but I’m told it’s earlier than that. This jeep runs and drives. Frame is good and body is good except for some welded patches. Also selling a 1968 fiberglass body, a 1978 CJ5 and a 1978 Bronco Custom. Trying to thin the herd for 2021. Again, looking for offers on one or all. If I recieve good offers they’ll sell… if not, I’ll have them restored”

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1957 DJ-3A Orlando, FL No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This nice looking DJ-3A has a few mods, such as the wrong tailgate, incorrect turn lights. extra rear bumper, extra gauges and some changes within the engine compartment. The history listed isn’t quite right either.

https://www.orlandoautomuseum.com/sales/vehicles/3564/1957-willys-jeep-dj3a

“The Willys Jeep Truck is a truck made by Willys-Overland Motors from 1947 to 1965. The styling and engineering of the Jeep Truck was based on Willys’ existing vehicles, the Willys Jeep Station Wagon and the Jeep CJ-2A. The DJ-3A was introduced in 1955. It used the body style of the older CJ-3A, along with the L-134 engine. Unlike the CJ-3A, it came with either a column shift or floor shift three-speed Borg-Warner T-96 manual transmission. The DJ-3A”

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Year? DJ-3A Alvin, TX $450

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

Unclear how much value is here. It’s been converted to 4WD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/242271840664694

“Rolling chassis been sitting in the barn Price negotiable Willing to trade for something of equal value ”

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Video of Bruce Agan’s Former DJ-3A Surrey

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, videos • TAGS: .

While looking for something else, I was pleasantly surprised with this video of Bruce Agan’s former 1964 DJ-3A Surrey. The video was posted in 2012, prior to his passing. He was the guru of Surreys and Galas for a time and his restoration (including all the interior fabric) is a testament to that fact. There are various photos of his Surrey, Surrey advertising, and other jeeps on Flickr.

 
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1957? Flattie Fountain Hills, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE **SOLD** Was $8995.

Colin has been able to supply additional info in the comments.

“1957 Willys Jeep with a rebuilt 3.8 ltr Buick motor and automatic transmission. This is a titled new build with no miles on it and will need some work to finish. Every part on this vehicle is brand new.”

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DJ-3A Project/Parts Darlington, MD $600

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $600.

(05/28/2020) Later model DJ-3A body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/417261702732461

“Im selling my Jeep flat fender projects. -complete DJ3a body tub- sand blasted and epoxy primed-yes it has some bad areas in it but can be repaired. There is no filler in the tub so it is what you see. -Fenders -two hoods -tail gate -grill -CJ5 frame – very nice and solid -pair of CJ5 axles. $600 for all. Located in Darlington Md 21034”

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1963 DJ-3A Surrey Costa Mesa, CA $24,999

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back up for sale.

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

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/costa-mesa-63-original-willys-surrey/7233960045.html

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

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1949? CJ-3A? DJ-3A El Paso, TX $6100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

This appears to have a DJ-3A Convertible body and windshield. The chassis may be from a CJ-3A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/398772334597985

“1949 Jeep Willys CJ3A Clean title of Texas Motor 350 of a chevy 💡Project jeep If you buy it will need to be town”

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1965 DJ-3A Napoleon, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

(08/18/2020) This is a nice looking DJ-3A, though it does have a few restoration inaccuracies. It’s listed as a 1965, but the serial number indicates it is an April 1964 DJ-3A.

“1965 Jeep Kaiser 4×2 Green with gray interior Ready to enjoy Model DJ3A VARY RARE METICULOUSLY RESTORED”

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1959 CJ-5 Topsham, VT $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, CJ-6, CJ5, DJ-3A, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Pics added (Thanks Steve). It’s a CJ-5

https://vermont.craigslist.org/grd/d/sharon-willy-jeep/7236066296.html

“I HAVE A 1959 JEEP WITH A LOT IF NEW PART”

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Year? DJ-3A? Sewell, NJ $2750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/14/2020) With 3-on-the-tree and 2WD it sounds like a DJ-3A. The solid back suggests it may have been a convertible model; yet the body has cutout in the rear wells consistent with having been mounted on an MB/GPW. Has the correct hand brake, but incorrect gauges. Has the correct front end, but incorrect rear end. Has the correct 2/3 1/3 seats for a convertible model. Has the incorrect windshield.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/550618715609518/

“I have a 1949 Willies Jeep. It’s a army Jeep. I am looking for someone that will appreciate what it represents. AMERICA. Lol. I did have a title but am unable to locate at this time. I have extra parts and the original rear. It is a 3 on the tree,2wd, single barrel straight 4. It does run and I have driven around my yard. I am looking for a person that knows what a special find this is. Trust me I don’t want to post this for sale,but I want someone who can restore it back to glory.”

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1952? CJ-3A/DJ-3A? New Iberia, LA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

The lack of a fuel inlet on the driver’s side might indicate a DJ body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/822891015216474

“1952 willys Jeep. Has 198 fireball/ dauntless v6 motor and a standard transmission with overdrive. I heard the overdrives were a rare find. Runs and drives but will need a carb cleaning and some fine tuning. Does not have seats. Title in hand. Serious inquires only please”

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