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Year? DJ-3A Durango, CO $8500

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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.

https://monterey.craigslist.org/atq/d/durango-classic-willys-gala-jeep/7032394547.html

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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.”

 
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1944 MB Traverse City, MI $34,900

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

This surrey-like mb is painted pink as a tribute to the builder’s wife’s victory over breast cancer. Though labeled a 1942, it’s actually a 1944.

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“Many of us know the history and some more than others, however this vehicle is special as it was built by a husband for his wife after she battled breast cancer and won. He had a highly detailed restoration on this Jeep completed. One thing to note is that it says “1942 Willys” on the side of the hood, however it is actually a 1944. This was a slight mistake done at time of restoration.

This particular Willys is in fantastic condition both physically and mechanically. This Jeep has been driven and it starts, shifts, brakes and goes down the road as you would imagine with all the lights in working order as well. This would be a great piece to add to your collection of eclectic autos, use in parades or do a repaint back to original as there would be no metal work to complete. This is a turn key Willys that is looking for a new home.”

 
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1964 DJ-3A Surrey Des Moines, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

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

This is the late Bruce Agan’s former surrey that is being sold by his wife. It’s about as accurate a surrey as you’ll find. I’ve seen less accurate surrey’s sell for much more. See the full story on this Surrey here.

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Surrey Key Chain From St. Thomas, VI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

The final price on this was $55!

I was in the bidding for a short time on this, but it quickly reached more than I was willing to pay. It was at $12.50 when I dropped out.

View all the information on ebay

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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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Three Blue Surrey Slides on eBay

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These slides feature a blue and white Surrey.

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“60’S – 70’S Amateur Color Slide Lot Photo Old Jeep Blue Chrome Pictures 03
Normal wear. Great shape.”

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Press Photo of Three DJ-3A Surreys on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

The seller dates the photo to 1950, but it’s more likely 1959.

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“Details: W 10 x H 8 x D 0.1”

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1975 CJ-5 VAM Brochure

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

Maury shared this 1975 Brochure from VAM, a company that produced jeeps, among other products, in Mexico. The photos show the short nose CJ-5, some of which had inline 6 (199 AMC) starting in 1966. One of the pics includes a Surrey DJ-5.

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Barrett Jackson Surrey MB

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Colin spotted this Surrey-fied MB at Barrett Jackson yesterday. He also saw the “Tender” that was posted last month there.

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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

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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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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1962 Poster ‘When the Girls Takeover’ on eBay

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Maury spotted this rare poster for the movie “When the Girls Takeover” that may include a Surrey (certainly the poster has it). The full movie is on Youtube and the jeep appears in multiple scenes (no, I haven’t watched the movie yet).

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“THIS AUCTION IS FOR ONE Original Vintage 1962 MOVIE POSTER FOR THE MOVIE “WHEN THE GIRLS TAKE OVER”.

THE POSTER IS IN GOOD SHAPE AND THE COLORS ARE GOOD AND CLEAR BUT THE WHITE BACKGROUND HAS SLIGHT DISCOLOR DUE TO ITS AGE. THE EDGES SHOW SLIGHT WEAR BUT WILL LOOK GOOD WHEN FRAMED.

THE POSTERS MAIN IMAGE IS OF A WILLYS JEEP “PINK SURRY”!

THE MOVIE FEATURED ROBERT LOWERY, MARVIN MILLER, JACKIE COOGAN, AND JIMMY ELLISON. IT MEASURES 22X28 INCHES.”

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Clip from the beginning showing several Surreys in a row.

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And the full movie:

 
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2004 Wrangler “Surrey” Sandy, UT $34,995

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

TJ shared this unusual Wrangler. In terms of a DJ-3A Surrey throwback attempt, it doesn’t quite work for me.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/jeep/unspecified/2038992.html?refer=news#&gid=1&pid=6

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” This 2004 Jeep Wrangler Surrey very nice customization has brought this Jeep to look as though it came straight from the ’60s, displaying many of the signature themes seen on the original Surreys. The base for this re-creation is a 2004 Jeep Wrangler that is equipped with the much loved inline six-cylinder engine, an automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. The exterior has been finished in a light shade of blue with matching wheels and whitewall tires. The interior is finished with blue and white striped upholstery, blue door panels, blue dashboard; and a blue and white steering wheel. The Jeep is tailored with a rollbar, removable side curtains, a striped fringed top and a rear-mounted spare tire with a striped cover.

Along with the many aesthetic customizations, this Jeep has power steering, power brakes, air conditioning and an AM/FM radio. The re-creation completed here has been executed very well and complements the original Surrey Jeep design. This Jeep, with its modern drivetrain, presents itself as a perfect candidate for being used at a resort or used for a weekend adventure. Henry Kaiser bought Willis-Overland in 1953, and then went to live at a hotel that he owned in Hawaii. As a part of the hotel, he owned a car rental business that offered Surrey Jeeps as a cheap runabout vehicle that were used around the resorts. In 1959, a Gala edition, with striped upholstery and fringed top, was added to the export line; intended for resort areas like Hawaii, the Caribbean and Mexico. Later that year it was marketed domestically as the Surrey.”

 
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1963 DJ-3A Surrey Howell, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD**

(08/16/2017) “finally came to terms with myself. found this 15 yrs ago in a garage in Clifton nj. cleaned it up. new brakes clean fuel system.drove around the block a few times. put back in the barn and now its up for sale. needs some work.has some small rust holes nothing bigger than a quarter.
has original seats still. no top but have the frame for it. please only call if you want to buy it. and if you you know what it is.
easy resto or drive like it is. cash talks.”

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Australian CJ-3B Gala @ the CJ-3B Page

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If you haven’t read this, take a look at the CJ-3B page and check out this story on the Australian CJ-3B Gala.

https://www.cj3b.info/Finds/FindsSurreyAustralia.html

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1960ish Las Brisas Jeep Rental Card W/Map

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

I found this neat little card from the Las Brisas resort on eBay. Folded up, it’s about the size of a post card. The illustrated side advertises pink jeep rentals in English and Spanish. The other side shows a map of the area (here’s a google map link). It’s meant to sit on a table or desk.

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Las Brisas Brochure W/ DJ-5s

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

UPDATE: The DJ on the lower right is not a DJ-5, but a DJ-3A. Thanks to Steve for pointing out the obvious to me!

This 1966 brochure for the Las Brisas resort included some pics of Surreys.

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Here’s a DJ-5 with hubcaps.
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We’ve seen this “bar jeep” featured in a photo from another angle.1966-las-brisas-dj5-surrey1-lores

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1963 Tonka Ad with Surrey on eBay

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

The January 1963 issue of Playthings Magazine included this neat Tonka ad. I tried to find a full issue of Playthings Magazine on eBay, but there weren’t any 1960s that I could find. I suspect this is probably a rare ad.

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July 1966 Las Brisas Menu Surrey on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Documents, Features • TAGS: .

Here’s another Las Brisas Menu from 1966. I have one from August of ’66. This one is from July.

“Date: July 30, 1966.
Restaurant: Las Brisas Hotel.
Location: Acapulco, Mexico.
Size when open: 14 x 23 inches – 3 panel card stock menu.
The World’s Only Hotel With Room Service By Jeep.”

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3 DJ-3As Long Beach, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** 

Gray Navy Jeep (has a gov plate on the right side of dash):

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Year? DJ-3A Valley View, TX Estate Sale

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Charles spotted this Surrey-like jeep. It looks to me like an early, basic DJ-3A to which someone added some surrey trimmings. No price or description provided, other than the seller describes it as a “1953”, which would be three years before the first DJ was introduced. Still, it looks like a fun rig to drive around town. It’s for sale the weekend of May 12-14.

https://www.estatesales.net/TX/Valley-View/76272/1501800

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1964 DJ-3A Fairfield, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/11/2017) This DJ-3A is actually a 1962 that sold in 1964. The trim ID indicates that it may have been a Surrey. Though it has an L-134, it’s a former industrial engine. The jeep has a few other modifications, including four wheel drive. Still, looks like a good price.

Re-posting as I was away for 2 weeks , 1964 3A flat-fender 4×4 Jeep last year of production, was used as a hunting Jeep, no rust in the body and well cared for. 134 stock motor , has new water pump, radiator, valve job. 60 amp alternator, 12 volt, starts on the first click ( started on first turn after just sitting two weeks) and runs very well. Has a rebuilt transmission and transfer case. Vintage 5 leaf Rancho 2 inch lift springs , 11″ bendix brake conversion ( stops on a dime) with rear axle parking brakes that work. has factory 3/4 -1/4 front seats, (was originally a column shift) vintage Ramsey PTO winch with front and rear pto output . all electrical and gauges work perfectly, including “gas gauges”, turn signals back up lights spedo and digital tac also , two gas tanks ( came with factory rear tank) is set up to tow and tows perfectly , has a rear tow receiver. Floating rear axle and has 4:88 gears. Roll bar, hubs and bikini top, has factory rear seat. All mechanical parts in great shape. Current registration so “Wild Willy” can be driven away… at 50 mph…ha.. $4,500 B/O Just a real rare stock great running Jeep. In person pickup and cash only.”

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/6081922285.html

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Photo of Sylvia Porter in a Gala (?)

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

Sylvia Porter was a financial guru of some renown in the 1960s. We think this might be an actual Gala from Las Brisas.

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1960 Pepsi Surrey Hatfield, MA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.

You can learn more about them on the CJ-3B Page: https://cj3b.info/Siblings/SurreyPepsi.html

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