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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Vintage Motorhome

When stopping to buy strawberries earlier this spring we saw this vintage motorhome parked at a restaurant nearby.
 It is a 1966 Corvair Ultra Van - built by a tinkerer who wanted to have a place to stay when he traveled - it took him four years to perfect it and then others wanted one - so he began production.
 It has a Corvair engine, which is air cooled so it was touted as being able to travel in summer or winter because there was no radiator full of water to worry about - well, we all know how successful that idea was.
 There are now Ultra Van motoring clubs that travel together - though this one seemed to be on a solo journey.  When restored, these early motorhomes go for up to 35,000.00.

Happy travels!!
Tuesday's Treasures


13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is cute. I would love a motor home if I could drive one. They are so big! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Peg said...

How neat to see that! And thanks for the 'history lesson'.

Tom said...

How about linking this beauty to Tuesday's Treasures?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow, a real pioneer!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great vintage vehicle.

Candy S said...

I love this old motor home. She is a real charmer, I would love traveling around the country in this old girl.

Sharon said...

I love it

Mary said...

That's a first for me JoAnn, never seen one of these that I can recall.
I'm definitely not a camper in a tent kind of person, mainly because of biting bugs and being scared of snakes, however I really nice RV might entice me to take to the road! It really is the best way to see everything along the way.

Happy week dear - Mary

J said...

It must be fun to just park any old place and fall asleep! I wonder how you'd function if you chose to permanently live in one of these. There are days I would gladly do that! But how would you get your mail? And would you have to pay income tax? They'd never find you!

Amy at love made my home said...

What a great piece of travelling history!

Rowan said...

Motorhomes aren't my thing but I like this one - very retro and stylish.

Granny Sue said...

That is fascinating! I think I want one!

Powell River Books said...

Quite a piece of history. Way before its time. - Margy