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Ultra Rare 1960 Jeep Gala Runabout Up for Auction
This ultra rare tropical ride has everything you need for some summer fun. Over the span of its 70 year history, Jeeps have been known and renowned for their utility. When the Willys-Overland brand belonged to Kaiser Motors, it churned out an extensive line of work trucks designed solely for practicality. The firm’s owner Henry Kaiser needed to change things up when he retired to Hawaii in the mid-1950s. He identified a need for a low-cost vehicle to ferry guests and supplies around the island. And so, the Gala Runabout was born.
The Gala Runabout was seen as a fun alternative to traditional Jeeps. Although the primary market was in the Caribbean and Mexico, the Gala package was eventually available in the US as the Jeep Surrey. About 1000 Runabouts were sold in its five year production run between 1954 and 1964, making them extremely hard to come by. This 1960 Gala Runabout in Cerulean Blue with blue and white striped vinyl seat upholstery is being sold by RM Sotheby’s at an upcoming Arizona auction later this month. Check it out here.
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