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A Guy in Korea Sells Old Hyundai SUVs for $80,000

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author photo by Doug DeMuro August 2016

Interested in buying a 20-year-old Hyundai SUV that was essentially a copied version of a Mitsubishi? Now, you can buy one of these Hyundai SUVs for around $80,000. It's all thanks to a restorer in South Korea who's bringing the obscure Hyundai Galloper back to life with ground-up overhauls and beautiful new finishes.

But, first, let's discuss the Hyundai Galloper. You've probably never heard of this thing, because it never made its way to America -- except it did as the Mitsubishi Montero. You see, Hyundai was so desperate for an SUV in the 1990s, they purchased the rights to manufacture the first-generation Mitsubishi Montero after it went out of production. The result was the Hyundai Galloper and, later, the Galloper II, which was also a rebadged Montero.

Now, if you've ever been in a Montero of this age, you know they aren't exactly the most luxurious cars on the market. They have few creature comforts and panel gaps the size of a regulation field hockey goal. Thus, you could never possibly want one of these things today, unless you're an automotive journalist who wants to crush one or you're a raccoon who lives in a junkyard.

Enter Mohenic Garages.

Mohenic Garages, based in South Korea, takes these old Hyundai SUVs and restores them to a pristine state going far beyond where they were when new. Think beautiful wood finishes, hand-crafted gauges and gorgeous modern upholstery. When a revitalized Galloper the company calls a Mohenic G leaves Mohenic Garages, it's beautiful, glorious, luxurious and highly unique. They're also $80,000.

This shouldn't be too surprising, though, as companies in the United States have restored old Ford Broncos to the point of selling for $90,000, and fully restored Toyota Land Cruisers and Jeep Grand Wagoneers can easily pull $50,000 or $60,000. In other words, the SUV renaissance is upon us. I just never thought it would involve a rebadged Mitsubishi Montero.

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