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Roof Palomino(?) Model 60 Mower Benton, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1900.

I’m not sure how much original Roof Palomino is left on this rig; here’s a Model 60 manual.

“Rare roof 60 mower from the 60s made in pontiac il. This one had been made to resemble a palomino. 18 hp cast iron Kohler hydrostatic drive. Runs and drives good alot of fun. Has new a ATV tires and 3000 lb winch. High and low range. Turns alot of heads. Cruise around the car show in style. Deck not included but could be made a mower again there are still mower decks out there for these. 1900 cash obo cash in person. located in benton il 62812. Wont deliver ”


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Roof Palomino Mower Urbana, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Unclear if this has mowing equipment or not.

“RARE RARE RARE Roof manufacturing co. Palomino only around 100 were every made. this is painted like the M A S H jeep, 8.5 out of 10 condition. runs great looks great paraded last three years always a big hit. { check the internet for its rarity } has a matching trailer that goes with it”


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Roof Palomino Mower “60” Nebraska Best Offer

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Justin’s selling this Roof Palomino. This version, the model “60”, did not come with the jeep-like hood, so it isn’t quite as jeep-looking as other’s we’ve seen. He hasn’t used it recently, but it did fire right up when he started it recently. To make an offer, email him at

“This came from the university of Nebraska and I bought it from the guy that bought it from there auction 19 years ago. Mowed with it for 16 of those years. Just parked it because I decided to go the safety route and bought a newer John Deere so my daughter could take over the mowing. I live on a farm and it it awesome at mowing the road side ditch because of its wide wheel base. I even entered a lawn mower race back in the day and won fastest lawn mower. Had my wife drive next to me on the road with car and was going 23 mph.”




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Roof Palomino Mower Williams Bay, WI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: This may have sold. Was on eBay for $20,000.

Craig forwarded this eBay listing for a rare Palomino Mower. It’s listed at $20,000. For that price you can get a restored CJ-2A and a set of mowers to pull behind it.

“This is the very rare mini Jeep “Roof Palomino” made in the Roof factory in Pontiac, Illinois. There were only about 200 of these mini Jeeps made in the 60’s. These were very expensive, costing around $1,700.00 when new, about the same as a new Chevrolet. Therefore, not many of these were sold, as only the wealthy could afford one.

This Palomino is in excellent original condition. It runs really well. It cuts a 5 foot swath with no problems. This could also be used as a golf cart, since the mower deck removes easily. This is a lot of fun to use since it creates so much attention when you are driving around your yard, either cutting grass or golf carting. According to your local ordinances, this could be driven down the street in your community.

It has a hydra static drive, so it is easy to use. This works really good, except the headlights and horn are not working. I never needed them, so I never bothered to have them fixed. There is no rust damage, and it has never been repaired for rust. I have owned this for about 20 years. It has a new 12 volt battery, and it starts right up. It has a large Kohler 2 cylinder engine, with more than enough power to cut tall grass. It is capable of speeds over 25 mph. How cool is that????

This type of vehicle does not require a title or registration. The purchaser will not have to be in a rush to pick it up since I will keep it safe in my garage until arrangements can be made. Look at photos closely and ask any and all questions you may have.”



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Roof Palomino “mini jeep” Lawn Mower White Plains, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Rare ROOF Palomino “mini Jeep” Lawnmower. Good overall condition and very original. Serial #1505 as per tag on hood. These were built from approx 1969 to the early 70’s and were very expensive in their day, hence not too many were sold and not too many left.

This one has been in barn storage for the past 10+ years. It was parked due to no spark; the coil is suspected too be bad, but I haven’t tested it yet. It ran and drove fine before that and was great for putting around the property and moving stuff (beer, parts, people and tools) around the property. It is 40 years old, so despite its good preserved shape, it will need a good service before getting it going.

-Original Kohler k482 motor, seats (with cushioning springs), air cleaner, rims, grille, tailgate, etc, etc..
-Very little rust ( just a little on the outside edges where the floor meets the body in the footwells),
-All mechanical pieces are intact. Rear tires are pretty dry rotted, but I have a nice set of 2 used tires that match the front that come with it. There is some kind of small patch on the right rear corner. Front bumper has had a small hitch added. Motor has good compression and oil pressure; turns right over.
-This originally had a 60″ belt driven mower deck. This one has been stripped of its PTO, engagement and lift levers, as well as the mower deck and its attachment points. NO MOWER OR PARTS for the mower. I have read that the Roof 60 mowers used many of the same parts, but can not confirm that.
– It will need a complete service before being taken out to have fun with! Should be easy to get going again!”

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Struck Mini Beep(?) Salem, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Sold. Listed as a Struck Mini Beep, this looks to me more like a modified Roof Palomino.

Blaine spotted this rare Mini Beep Struck.

“This is a really hard to find Struck Mini Beep. These were built by the Struck company that is famous for making the little bulldozers that you could buy as a kit. Today they are called Magna Tracks. This one has been modified some. It is a really neat little Jeep. It articulates in the middle to turn. It is four wheel drive. It runs good but could use a couple of new belts. I collect old garden tractors and so it does not really fit so I am passing it on to someone else to enjoy it. ”

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Mini Jeep Garden Tractor Des Moines, IA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was no Price

The seller is interested in some trades, including a “tandem axle enclosed trailer or Toy Hauler such as a roadmaster campmaster, Work & Play or similar. I may also be interested in a Jeep Wrangler, a nice 3/4 ton pickup for towing a trailer on trips, Classic Car in driver condition, several nice items for my gun cabinet or ? Email me with photos, descriptions of your item(s) to trade and your proposal”.

And, from a previous ad:

“You are looking at a Roof Palomino riding mower. There were a few of these produced with the Jeep Body in the 60’s and 70’s by the Roof Mfg. Co. was in Pontiac, IL. This one has had a few very minor modifications from the original such as the roll bars and there has been a couple of holes cut in the sheet metal that can easily be repaired (see pictures) just finding one of these being sold is quite a task. I have decided to sell a few of the rarest garden tractors out of my collection if you know anything about these you will know this is a really good price. This would be a great golf cart or advertising item. Serious inquiries only”