1962 DJ-3A SURREY (GALA) JEEP RARE 4X4 MODEL.THE WILLYS SURREY BEGAN PRODUCTION IN THE FALL OF 1959 AND WAS PRODUCED UNTIL 1964. ONLY 1100 GALA/ SURREY VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED
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 BEAUTIFUL, ORIGINAL CONDITION. IT HAS ITS ORIGINAL FACTORY PAINT, AND HAS NEVER HAD ANY BODY DAMAGE. IT IS COMPLETELY STRAIGHT, WITH NO RUST.
THE GALA MODEL WAS MADE FOR EXPORT MARKETS LIKE MEXICO AND THE CARIBBEAN, AND THE SURREY MODEL, MADE FOR THE U.S. MARKET, CAME WITH STRIPED FABRIC TOPS TO MATCH THE BRIGHT BODY COLOR. FRINGE AROUND THE EDGES AND CHROME HUBCAPS, JUST A FEW OF THE ADDITIONAL FEATURES TO MAKE THIS UNIQUE VEHICLE STAND OUT.
APPROXIMATELY 1,100 GALA/SURREY VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED. ALONG WITH PROMINENT FEATURES IN CONTEMPORARY MOVIES, THIS BRIGHT, FUN VEHICLE, HAS EARNED ITS PLACE AS ONE OF THE MORE UNIQUE JEEP HERITAGE VEHICLES. EVEN ELVIS PRESLY OWNED ONE, WHICH IS STILL ON DISPLAY AT GRACELAND.
THE JEEP SURREY WAS INTRODUCED USING THE BODY STYLE OF THE OLDER CJ-3A, ALONG WITH THE 60 HP, L-134 ENGINE. IT WAS ONLY AVAILABLE IN 2WD AND CAME WITH A COLUMN SHIFT BORG-WARNER T-96 MANUAL TRANSMISSION. THE PRIMARY TARGET MARKET FOR THE SURREY WAS RESORT HOTELS AND VACATION CENTERS, WHERE THEY RENTED THEM TO THEIR GUESTS TO TOOT AROUND IN DURING THEIR STAY. IT ALSO SERVED AS A LOW-COST DELIVERY VEHICLE ... THIS PARTICULAR JEEP, HOWEVER, IS A RARE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE MODEL, WITH A T-90 TRANSMISSION. VERY FEW FACTORY 4X4S WERE BUILT.
THE PRIMARY TARGET MARKET WAS RESORT HOTELS AND VACATION CENTERS. THEY ALSO SERVED AS A LOW-COST RENTAL VEHICLE FOR THEIR GUESTS. THE SURREY CAME WITH A STANDARD STRIPED FABRIC TOP, AS WELL AS A MATCHING FABRIC COVER FOR WHAT WAS ADVERTISED AS A “CONTINENTAL TIRE MOUNT.”
SHORTLY AFTER HENRY KAISER BOUGHT WILLYS-OVERLAND HE RETIRED TO HAWAII WHERE HE OWNED SEVERAL BUSINESSES INCLUDING HAWAIIAN VILLAGE HOTEL THAT HE LATER SOLD TO CONRAD HILTON AND A CAR RENTAL AGENCY. THE CAR RENTAL AGENCY OFFERED THE SURREY JEEPS AS A CHEAP RUNABOUT VEHICLE FOR RESORTS AND A DELIVERY VEHICLE FOR SMALL SHOPS IN HAWAII AND THE CARIBBEAN AS WELL.APPROXIMATELY 1,100 GALA/SURREY VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED.THE SURREY JEEPS CAME IN TWO-TONE PAINT COLORS.TROPICAL MIST (PINK)/CORAL & GLACIER WHITECERULEAN BLUE/GLACIER WHITEJADE TINT GREEN/GLACIER WHITE
THIS JEEP STARTS AND RUNS, HOWEVER WILL NEED THE USUAL MAINTENANCE DONE WHEN A VEHICLE IS STORED FOR MANY YEARS ….. FUEL SYSTEM CLEANED, OIL CHANGE, NEW ANTIFREEZE, ETC. IT MAY ALSO NEED A NEW MUFFLER. AFTER GETTING OUT OF STORAGE, WE PULLED THE PLUGS AND PUT OIL IN THE CYLINDERS TO HELP LUBRICATE THE RINGS FROM SITTING SO LONG... AS A RESULT IT NOW SMOKES BIT AND PROBABLY WILL UNTIL IT HAS RUN A WHILE TO BURN ALL THE RESIDUE OUT.THIS IS A GREAT CHANCE TO OWN A GREAT PEACE OF WILLYS JEEP HISTORY.
MANUFACTURER WILLYSPRODUCTION 1,100ENGINE OPTIONS GO DEVIL ENGINE, 60 HP & 105 FT./LBS. TORQUETRANSMISSION OPTIONS T90, 3 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSIONWHEELBASE 80 IN.LENGTH 136 IN.WIDTH 66.5 IN.HEIGHT 71 IN.CURB WEIGHT 1,819 LBS.COLOR JADE GREEN

Used Year: 1962
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 5633717479 Mileage: 32,582
Transmission: Manual Make: Willys
Vehicle Title: Clear Drive Side: Left-hand drive
Number of Cylinders: 4