1960 Willys Jeep
1960 Willy's Surrey Gala Jeep - Super Rare CA Jeep - Stunning Restoration!
1960 Willy's Surry Gala Jeep
One of the Finest in the World!
One of Only 1,100 Built
Complete Body Off, No Expense Spared Restoration
Using Only NOS Parts Where Possible
Original California, Black Plate Jeep
Only 29K Believed to be Original Miles
Only 52 Miles On Restoration
Complete Photo Documentation of the Restoration
Absolutely Stunning Jeep, Like Showroom New
A True Work of Art & Collectors Item
Runs & Drives Like New!
Here is an absolutely stunning 1960 Willy's Surrey Gala Jeep that looks better then new inside and out. This Willy's received a complete body off restoration of an original black plate California jeep. There was no expense spared in the restoration of this Jeep using only NOS parts where possible. The restoration was photo documented in an album that goes with the car. It is believed to have only 29K original miles on it and only 52 miles currently on the restoration. This is a "REAL" Surrey Gala Jeep, not a recreation. It doesn't get any better then this. If you want the best, here it is!
A little history on the Willy's Surry Gala Jeep. 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 of Tropical Mist (pink)/Coral & Glacier White, Cerulean Blue/Glacier White and Jade Tint Green/Glacier White. The canvas tops were striped with a fringe around the edges.
Category 1: 90+ points
"EXCELLENT/SHOW CAR - A masterpiece, this perfect original car is in the same condition it was in when delivered new or better; or a professionally-restored car that has been restored to new or better than new condition. This car is not driven, and is transported to shows in an enclosed trailer. Normally stored in a secured, temperature and humidity controlled environment when not being shown, this car would be expected to come within a point or two of a perfect score when judged by professionals using current criteria."
Go Devil 4cyl engine, 60 hp & 105 ft./lbs. torque Engine
T96, 3 speed manual transmission
Striped top with fringe
Chrome hub caps & white wall tires
This Willy's looks absolutely like new, finished in one of the three colors offered of Cerulean Blue and Glacier White. It is one of the best we have ever seen. Everything is new or restored from front to back. There is not one flaw in the Jeep. Every nut and bolt was taken apart during this amazing restoration. It is sitting on its original wheels with chrome hubcaps and new OEM white wall tires.
The stunning interior is all-new, done totally correctly. It has the coco floor mats and correct fringed canvas top. The dash, steering column and gauges have all been restored and look like new.
This Jeep runs and drives great. It has its correct Go Devil 4cyl engine and manual transmission that was all completely rebuilt. Under the hood looks like a show piece and highly detailed. The underside is also highly detailed and looks like new. It is ready to drive, enjoy, look at or ship to your house in the Caribbean!
If you have any additional questions please call us at 480-281-2059 or call our sales manager Jimmy directly at 608-215-8300. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements. I also welcome all International buyers. The car is located in beautiful sunny Scottsdale, AZ.
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- Cerulean Blue
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- Blue & White
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- 3 Speed Manual
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