Tag: Trailer

Upgraded 1949 Spartanette travel trailer has Art Deco hotel look and feel with modern comfort and conveniences – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

Upgraded 1949 Spartanette travel trailer has Art Deco hotel look and feel with modern comfort and conveniences – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

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While this 1949 Spartanette 24-foot travel trailer listed for sale on Hemmings.com has been thoroughly upgraded, the trailer’s lost none of its vintage charm as a result. Almost all of the upgrades—including new lighting, new electrical, and even a modern bathroom—remain hidden or in keeping with the trailer’s original aesthetics. Additionally, just about everything that one might see or touch while using the trailer still has either an Art Deco or a mid-century jukebox look and feel, largely due to the reuse of the original paneling and fixtures. As a result, it should be reliable and comfortable enough to take on a good long road trip this summer without hesitation. From the seller’s description:

Complete restoration. Trailer, single axle. Looks brand new, new tires, maintained very well, clean title. Approx towing weight: 3,800lbs. Replaced all interior birch paneling. Saved & restored all wood cabinets. Removed all windows, frames – complete rebuild with nickel plating finish. Polished and stored indoors. Original awning steel frame with new sunbrella fabric. New stabilizers. New LED running lights. New SS 50 amp inlet, 50 amp electrical service. New 12V and 100 amp sub panel. New LED puck lighting in cabinets. New 30/40/50/60 amp converter/charger. All new electrical wiring throughout. 50 amp power cord. New LP/CO detector. New A/C – Coleman low profile. Original stove completely restored – re-chromed, re-enameled, new interior parts. New Fantastic vent fan. New 12 gallon electric hot water heater. Restored & repainted original 1949 GM Fridgedaire refrigerator. New LP lines & regulator. New insulation installed throughout. Added a wet shower/toilet room – full stainless steel walls and floor pan. New Marmolium flooring throughout. New upholstery on original Click Clack dining seating. Restored original dining table. New wood venitian blinds

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This ’49 Plymouth coupe pulls along a camp trailer – Larry Edsall @ClassicCars.com

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Pick of the Day is a vintage coupe, and for $5,000 more, you get the UHaul trailer as well

Pick of the Day is a vintage coupe

If the Pick of the Day captures your attention, you need to know that it comes with more than just the usual challenge of the price its owner expects. The car is a 1949 Plymouth Business Coupe that its private owner is offering for sale on ClassicCars.com for $32,500.

But if you’re willing to cough up another 5 grand, for $37,500 you get not only the Plymouth but a vintage UHaul camping trailer in a matching shade of Solar Yellow paint.

Pick of the Day is a vintage coupe

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Related – Salesman’s 1939 Ford coupe

Restoring a one-off Airstream, gold-flake bathtub and all – @Hemmings

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Restoring a one-off Airstream, gold-flake bathtub and all

[Editor’s Note: We recently connected with Paul Lacitinola, the publisher of Vintage Camper Trailersmagazine, regarding a rather unique Airstream that he recently restored, one of only two that the factory finished with gold anodizing. Here he tells us how he found it and subsequently restored it.]

The silhouette of an Airstream trailer has remained mostly unchanged since the 1950s and is thereby recognizable by most. Often described as a silver Twinkie or silver bullet, the iconic foil-wrapped baked potato shape is often synonymous with the color silver. With an exterior made of aluminum, and either left to weather to a dull gray, or polished to a shiny, reflective finish, an Airstream trailer is an iconic image on America’s highways. Airstream trailers are considered by many to be the Gold Standard of trailers but what you may not know is that the company also made two “gold” trailers.

Restoring a one-off Airstream, gold-flake bathtub and all

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Let the work begin

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The A is off to my friend Simon’s for his help in getting the “big stuff” done. Simon and his Dad have the room, facilities and expertise to help get the car over the line for some summer driving.

My friend John kindly helped with the trailering of the A up to Simon’s workshop.