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1961? DJ-3A Surrey Angels Camp, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Looks like this is missing the front bumper and the front frame rails have twisted slightly. Based on the serial number I’d say this is a 1960 (56337 17492)  if I am not mistaken.

“1961 surrey jeep original paint #s matching 1100 made I have original rims runs great and drives good . currently non op no rust have clear title there is not vary many of this left. ”

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Rare DJ-5 Yellow Surrey

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features, Old Images Jeeping, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Originally published 12/13/2011

Bruce provided this research on Surreys and found a picture of this very rare Surrey. Of the DJ-5 Surrey he writes, Only 30 were built on what looks like the dj platform.  It looks to be 2wd using the full ‘JEEP’ wheel cover, rear spare, steps, 60/40 seats up front & rear seat, daffodil yellow & white interior & candy striped yellow & white top w/fringe.

According to the Saskkatoon Star Phoenix June 17 1968: “For many years a familiar  sight south of the border particularly at southern hotels & resorts, the ‘Jeep’ Surrey has been introduced to Canada, Kaiser Jeep of Canada Limited, Windsor, Ont has produced 30 for a special program.  Painted daffodil yellow & white interior, its chief characteristic is a  yellow & white candy striped fringe top.  It can also be outfitted w/fully-enclosing convertible top for winter motoring.”

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1961 DJ-3A Surrey Riverside, CA **SOLD**


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.
Current non-op.
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.”

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1961 Photo of Blue Surrey and Colin??

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Colin swears this isn’t him, but that surrey looks suspiciously similar to his. In his defense, I will say I’ve never seen him wear that red outfit to any FC Roundups, though it would match his Jeepster’s color. (see his Jeepster and Surrey here)

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Hamilton Surrey Pedal Jeep

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UPDATE: This was on eBay. Looks like the ad was pulled.

This looks in reasonably good shape.

“This is a vintage 1950s pink jeep pedal car reminiscent of the Elvis jeep in Blue Hawaii. My guess is that this piece is rare. It is 41 inches long and 29 inches tall. There is some minor surface rust in a few places and some minor wear to the paint. The top needs to be cleaned and there are a couple either splits or little holes at the corners but not bad at all. It’s really an amazing piece. I would rather not ship but you can make arrangements to ship it or pick it up, whatever you prefer.”


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1966 Anchors Gray Line Tours Postcard on eBay

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This surrey seems to have brought the photographer to his knees. Or, maybe it was the woman sitting on the hood (Get off that hood woman!).

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1963 DJ-3A Surrey Coshocton, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD* on eBay.


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“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.

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1962 DJ-3A Gala? Ad **SOLD**

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

Seth found this rare ad. The Gala rented for $6 a day. Looks to be actually a surrey.


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1960 DJ-3A Surrey **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was auctioned.

Paul spotted this auction. The estimated price is $40,000 – $55,000. The VIN is 56337 18385.


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1960(?) Porcelaine Nassau Surrey Jeep Model on eBay

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Can’t be too many of these around? This one is located in France. I suspect this is newer than 1960.

There’s another version of the 1960 Nassau Surrey for sale on Amazon and mentioned on the CJ-3B Page (scroll down to Newer Toys).

“Très beau modèle en porcelaine, en 3 dimensions, à l’échelle 1/200 environ (24 mm de long, 11 mm de large et 14 mm de hauteur)”

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1959 DJ-3A Surrey Miami, FL $25,995


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.

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1970 Article About the Las Brisas Hotel

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In 1970 the Montreal Gazette published a story from Acapulco, Mexico, about the Las Brisas Hotel and its pink and white jeeps.



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1949 CJ-3A Anchorage, AK Make Offer


Wow. While it looks like a Surrey, it’s definitely a 3A.

“make offer, willing to trade for newer truck.”

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1961 Photo of a DJ-3A Surrey on eBay

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It’s marked July 1961.

“Original Vintage Color Snapshot Photo Man w/ Pink circa 1960 Willys Jeep Surrey Gala dated 1961 Size is 3.5×5″ inches.”

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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Butler, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $6000.

Craig shared this link. I saw this jeep in person in Butler last year. Very well built jeep from what I saw.


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1962 DJ-3A Surrey East Lafayette, IN **SOLD**


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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Hamilton Surrey Pedal Jeep Bakersfield, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $200.

Looks pretty original to me, but I haven’t seen many of these.

“Pedal Car; Hamilton, Princess Jeep, Canopy used needs restored”

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DJ-3A Surrey Postcard

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Looks like a beautiful place to stop and enjoy the view.


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1960 Hawaii Surrey Postcard ‘Holo Holo Kaa’ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards, Women & Jeeps • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Sold on eBay for $3.65.

Here’s a great vintage postcard on eBay.

“Pink Jeep at Waikiki. This auction is for a nice divided postcard showing A Pretty Girl and Pink Jeep, Honolulu, Hawaii – Wonderful 1960 dated card – Published by well known Mike Roberts #C7639”


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Looking for DJ-3A Fastback Style Top Measurements

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UPDATE II: Charles spotted the 2010 post below that shows a DJ-3A auctioned on eBay from Massachusetts. Anyone recognize it or know the previous or current owner?


UPDATE: Bill tells me they are also looking for pictures of any surviving examples of tops and the bows themselves. The bows are the most important item they need to duplicate. The top is something we can construct but without a correct set of bows we won’t be on the mark. 

Bill and Charles are seeking the measurements for the DJ-3A Fastback Style Top like the one shown below. There’s currently a thread about it here, but so far no one has had any luck finding them.

As I look at these two pictures, it appears to me that top folded up like a Jeepster top. I’ve never noticed that before. I’ve never run across one of these tops in the real world, only in brochures or press photos.

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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Carthage, MO **SOLD**


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.”


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DJ-3A Gala? Paperweight on eBay

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Here’s a rare piece of Gala history, but the jeep appears to be a Surrey.



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Pepsi Surrey post at the CJ-3B Page

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Derek’s updated the Pepsi DJ-3A Surrey Page with some neat information. It includes a photo of surreys on a transport trailer.

Here’s an example of one Pepsi Surrey:


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Hawaiian DJ-3A Surreys – Kodachrome Slide

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Neat slide Marc found.


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1959 DJ-3A Surrey in Burn Notice and on eBay


UPDATE: This is back on eBay at a much lower price.

Burn Notice fans will interested in this Surrey. According to the eBay ad it was used on the set of Burn Notice, though no one has seen it appear in an episode (and only two episodes of the series left: sept 05 and sept 12 on the USA Network). We do know that the producer had been hunting a surrey for the show, but never learned what happened to their search. Well, I guess they found one.

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