1960 Willys DJ-3A Surrey

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History

In fall of 1959, the Jeep Surrey was introduced. It used the body style of the older CJ-3A, along with the 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 was resort hotels and vacation centers. It 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 White

Cerulean Blue/Glacier White

Jade Tint Green/Glacier White

The canvas tops were striped with a fringe around the edges.

Features

  • 2WD
  • Striped top with fringe
  • Column shifter
  • Chrome hub caps & white wall tires
Manufacturer Willys
Production 1,100
Engine Options 134 cu in (2.2 L) L-head Go Devil engine
Transmission Options T96, 3 speed manual transmission
Transfer Case
Rear Axle Dana 27
Front Axle
Wheelbase 80 in.
Length 136 in.
Width 66.5 in.
Height 71 in.
Curb Weight 1,819 lbs.
  • Client: 1960 Willys DJ-3A Surrey
  • Filed under: Classic