Throughout its 70 year history
, Jeeps have become renowned for their utility. When the Willys-Overland brand belonged to Kaiser Motors, it produced a long line of work trucks built solely for practicality. However, when the firm’s owner Henry Kaiser retired to Hawaii to run a hotel soon after purchasing Willys-Overland in the mid-1950s, he needed a low-cost vehicle to ferry guests and supplies around the island. Enter the Gala Runabout, an appearance package based on the DJ-3A Jeep Dispatcher which mainly served as a postal vehicle.