1961 WILLYS SURREY / GALA JEEP

Price: - Item location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Willys
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 25,860
  • VIN: 5633718219
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1961 Willys

1961 DJ-3A SURREY (GALA) JEEPTHE 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 YEARSAGO,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.
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 JEEPSURREYWAS 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 VEHICHLE
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, IT HAS BRAND NEW COKER WHITE WALL TIRES JUST INSTALLED, WITH 0 MILES ON THEM. IT ALSO HAS A FACTORY HEATER. THE ORIGINAL TOP PIECES WILL BE INCLUDED WITH ALL THE TOP BOWS. IT WILL NEED THE USUAL MAINTENANCE DONE WHEN A VEHICLE IS STORED FOR MANY YEARS ..... FUEL SYSTEM CLEANED, OIL CHANGE, NEW ANTIFREEZE, ETC.THISIS A GREAT CHANCE TO OWN A GREAT PEACE OF WILLYS JEEP HISTORY.


  • MANUFACTURERWILLYS
PRODUCTION1,100ENGINE OPTIONSGO DEVIL ENGINE, 60 HP & 105 FT./LBS. TORQUETRANSMISSION OPTIONS, 3 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSIONWHEELBASE80 IN.LENGTH136 IN.WIDTH66.5 IN.HEIGHT71 IN.CURB WEIGHT1,819 LBS.COLOR PINK