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1960 DJ-3A Surrey St. Louis, MO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $42,500

“This example in the rare colors of Cerulean Blue and Glacier White is probably the best completely restored example in the world. Everything has been done to the highest standards from the paint and chrome to the bright waterproof fabric upholstery and surrey top. The underhood presentation is exceptional and no detail has been ignored. Much more practical than a Moke or Jolly with legendary Jeep reliability this is a superb and entirely practical vehicle for bright summer days at the shore lake or ranch and will vie with Bentleys and Ferraris for pride of place in valet parking lots in Hollywood the Hamptons or South Beach. $42,500”

 
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1963 DJ-3A Surrey Scottsdale, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $77,000.

This was for sale as late as Sept 5, 2009 for $35,000.

“This is Red Skelton’s personal Surrey. With 14,000 original miles, it has just completed a body-off frame restoration. There is much memorabilia that goes with this Surrey and photo documentation of the restoration and Red’s journey.

This darling little Surrey was previously owned by the legendary comedian Red Skelton. Most of us can relate to one of his characters like Freddie the Freeloader or Clem Kadiddlehopper, for in each of his characters was a bit of each of us. Red Skelton’s Willys DJ-3A Surrey Gala has just completed a meticulous 10-year, body-off frame, complete nut and bolt restoration. The finished product is beyond stunning. Included with the sale of this Surrey are many pieces of Red Skelton memorabilia, like the Freddie the Freeloader vest used during the Red Skelton Hour on CBS TV during the 1960’s, with certificate of authenticity. Red was also quite an artist and included are three Red Skelton prints, the “Girl Clown”, “Floral Bouquet” and “Old Glory”. There is also a limited edition “Clown with Candy Cane” painting with certificate of authenticity. Also included is a 13-page binder of photographs documenting the entire Surrey restoration. The binder chronicles the life and times of Red Skelton’s comedy career. There are many fun stories and photos that invite you into the humorous life of Red Skelton. There are copies of Red Skelton’s California titles and a note from Red’s widow, Lothian Skelton, describing the Surrey and how much Red loved it. All of this goes with the sale of the Surrey.”

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/application/onlinesubmission/lotdetails.aspx?aid=304&ln=748&pop=0&it=1

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1960 DJ-3A Lynnfield, Ma **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  Colin reports that he purchased this Jeep and is enjoying it a lot!  Congrats! He also reports below that the original date listed by the seller as 1956 was incorrect and that it was actually a 1960 Surrey.

“Production of the 2-wheel drive Willys DJ3A model began in 1956 and continued until 1964.  The DJ3A utilized the 4 cylinder “Go Devil” engine, T90 side-shift transmission, and a Dana 23 rear end. The DJ3A surrey was marketed to resorts and as a fun beach buggy. This dj-3a gala surrey was Owned by 20th Century Fox where it was used in a few beach movies.  Annette Funicello, Frank Sanatra etc.. Sold to Pioneer Garage in 1982 where it was totally redone. down to the frame and sat on display in the pioneer jeep showroom on Washington St. in Peabody Ma. Until purchased in 5/09 to me when the dealership closed its doors forever. It runs and drives awesome, 3 speed on the column, a true collectible. I have pictures and documentation from 20th century fox showing the vehicles history there.  Also I have pictures of the jeep with Annette and Frank in the vehicle.  Mileage is around 2000 miles, although California determined it as a undetermined value amount because the gauge glass was sun faded and not readable. When you see this vehicle you will know the mileage to be true.”

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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Boothwyn, Pa **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  A reader noted that this has already sold

It is very rare to see one of these in such poor condition.

“Elvis owned one. 1960 Pink surrey gala jeep. Condition restorable original parts. Bought in May 1978. odometer reading 20,000. Engines apart but complete. $3,ooo or best offer.”

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1963? DJ-3A Surrey? Rising Fawn, Ga eBay

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I’m not sure if this is actually a Surrey or not, but it’s definitely a 2 Wheel Drive DJ-3A.

“Up for bid is a Surrey Gala pink Willys Jeep. I do not know an exact year the Jeep was made (the year I put above was a guess). The Jeep was painted over but there is still lots of pink showing all over. The Jeep runs. Carburetor needs rebuilding it runs way to rich and leaks gas. The gas tank has rust in it and clogs up fuel filters. Column shifter is broken at top of shift handle. I have been shifting with vice grips, transmission shifts good and appears to have had been rebuilt, dope looks brand new and case has been cleaned to bare metal. Seat frames are very solid and springs seem in very good shape, steering wheel has some cracks in it. The windshield glass is broken and the windshield frame is very solid but it has some rust spots, the hood hinge was broken and somebody put screws in it. Bowl for air filter is missing. A hole for a radio was cut into dash. The body tub only has two holes rusted through, one on the right side at the body support above the fender step and the left side at top of wheelwell underneath a roll bar that was in it…. ”

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1961 DJ-3A Gala Surrey Blenheim, Ontario, CA Auction

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I have to say I find it frustrating when professional sellers make mistakes with the history of the jeep like RM Auctions.  You can read their interpretation of jeep history here.  This will be a no reserve auction on August 14, 2009.

“60 hp, 134 cu. in. inline L-head four-cylinder engine, three-speed synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gearshift, Hypoid semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 80”

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1948 CJ-2A Ft. Myers, FL $5995

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UPDATE:  Last listed in 2009.  The bumper appears Surreyish.

(07/13/2009) This has been family owned for it’s entire life.

“1948 WILLYS CJ2A PURCHASED BY MY PARENTS NEW IN NOV 15TH 1948. BODY IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. ENGINE PONTIAC 4 CL
1980 WITH VERY LOW MILES, RUNS GOOD.
USED ON FARM, DRIVEN VERY LITTLE.
PARENTS BOUGHT NEW FORD IN 1950..
I LEARNED TO DRIVE IN THIS WILLYS IN THE EARLY 1950’S.
IT HAS BEEN IN SOUTH FLORDIA SINCE 1982, ONLY DRIVEN TO THE BEACH A FEW TIMES. IT HAS A LOT OF SENTIMENTAL MEMORIES. 64 YEARS OLD.
IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. $5995 OR BEST OFFER.
PLEASE PUT 1948 WILLYS IN RESPONSE OR I WILL NOT RESPOND, THANK YOU. ”

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/cto/3013295434.html

 
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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Wilmington, NC $**SOLD**

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

“This 1960 Willys Jeep DJ Gala Edition Soft Top Coupe features a 4 cyl cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 3 speed manual transmission. The vehicle is Pink with a Pink Vinyl interior. It is offered As-Is, extended warranty is available. AM-FM, Wheels, Vinyl Interior Surface – Contact Eric Lotz at 910-815-1055 x2 or sales@fleetleaseremarketing.com for more information.”
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1963 DJ-3A Surrey St. Louis, MO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $41,500. **SOLD**

This might be the same one that was for auction on eBay.

“This 1963 DJ-3 has been restored to better than new condition and is beyond perfect in every respect. It is powered by Jeeps rugged little 134 cubic inch inline four-cylinder engine with three-speed manual transmission. More importantly it is festively finished in Flaming Pink and White with a Pink and White striped surrey top and spare tire cover. It is cheeky cute cheerful and fabulously restored.”

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1963 DJ-3A Gala Surrey Houston, Tx eBay

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1963_dj3a_surrey_houstonThere are a TON of great pictures of this Surrey.  I don’t think I’ve seen this Surrey listed previously, but I might have missed it;  it looks like no expense was spared in it’s restoration.

“Purchaced by Wayne Davis because his wife liked the way it looked, this Gala-Surrey was purchaced at a small Jeep dealer in Cleveland, Texas, a full restoration began with an unlimited budget. The car was brought back to its original color scheme of pink and white as no detail was overlooked. The end result revealed a car ready for any show.  Contact Jose at 281 497 1000 with questions about this Jeep”

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1963 DJ-3A Surrey — Saint Petersburg, Florida eBay

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On first glance this looks almost brand new.  But, on a closer look I realized someone couldn’t resist modifying it by changing the windshield.  At first, I thought the windshield was raised and attached to an added bracket; however, after looking at more pictures,  I’d say someone tried to make a CJ-3B windshield fit on it. On such a rare and good looking jeep, I can only wonder why??

“This ultra rare 5000-mile documented original 1963 Willys spent the majority of it`s life on a golf course in Florida. It is believed to be one of the few Surrey Gala models. At some point in it’s life it has had a color change and top upgrade. For the last 15 years it has been part of a private collection. It has never been offered for sale before. It is in excellent mechanical condition and presents beautifully.”

 
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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Minnesota **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“BOUGHT BY FATHER 12 YEARS AGO, STORED LAST 5 YRS, TAKEN OUT APPROXIMATELY 3 TIMES A YEAR FOR CASUAL USE OR JUST TO CLEAN

WHEN PURCHASED, FRAME UP RESTORATION, BUT DID NOT TOUCH BODY, ORIGINALLY WAS PINK BUT WHEN PURCHASED RED IN COLOR, REBUILT MOTOR, PUT IN NEW BREAKS, WHEEL CYCLINDERS, BRAKE LINES, MASTER CYCLINDERS, TIRES, SHOCKS,SAND BLASTED, PRIMERED AND PAINTED EVERYTHING.  THERE IS A SOFT TOP AND DOORS INCLUDED, SEE PICTURES”

 
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1960 DJ-3A South Paris, ME **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

” Condition –  Used.  Good condition.  “Jeep C” is painted in script of the door.  Repairable approx 2″ tear in Willys roof.  Visor hem is loose. Roof is Cerulean and white stripes. Fringe, seats, roll down/up windows are in good condition.  Expected paint wear on pedals.   Hub caps are cerulean blue with “W” in the chrome.  Has spare tire with cover.  Stored in self-contained Car-Mate (PA)  It has a side door, roof window and ramp.  Car-Mate is included in the price to tow your surrey.  Important:  Gallery picture is generic.  My Willys has black side steps, not blue!

Features:  All original as far as I am aware.  Windows, braces, visor, steps and keys are in the vehicle.  Frame and serial numbers match.  Plate is on fire wall.  NOTE:  Historical records on surreys are sketchy.  According to hand written notes from factory 1959-1960 start and end numbers are 16643-19367…..”