Friday, February 26, 2010

The Best Trailer EVER Is Now For Sale...

On the Atomic Addiction blog I did a tiny write up about the 1960 Holiday House Model "X" (later named The Geographic). You can see that HERE

I loved this thing the first time I saw it. The trailer is very rare and is now for sale on Craigslist of all places. Here is the info off of Craigslist...

1960 One of A Kind Retro Trailer Home Original Showroom Model - $135000 (West Hollywood)

"For sale is an original prototype, showroom model Travel Trailer built in 1960 with a design years ahead of its time. This "Trailer for the Rich" was designed by David H. Holmes, owner of Harry & David, and Chuck Pelly, an engineer and designer of BMW race cars.
The "Geographic Model X" was originally listed for sale in 1960 for $8,495 (In 1960 you could buy a house for $13,000). It includes a living area with two (2) fold out sofa-beds, kitchenette with teak cabinetry, Original Norcold Refrigerator and two pairs of wall foldout Magic Chef brand gas stove burners and a Magic Chef Oven (all appliances are in perfect working condition). Original receipts, invoices, advertisments and promotional items have all been retained and preserved (available on website below). I purchased this trailer and put my heart and soul into restoring it. This is my personal luxury antique one-of-a-kind land Yacht! There has been tremendous media buzz regarding this unique trailer in the LA Times, the Harry and David Frutier and other publications.
You can find a full description, history, and additional pictures at *****  This antique, one-of-a-kind trailer should only appreciate in value, unlike new trailers that will be guaranteed to depreciate tremendously. Serious buyers only please. Please reply to this post and I will contact you back at my earliest convenience. Willing to consider possible 1035 exchange. I hope you enjoy this piece of history and I look forward to speaking with you soon. "
In my opinion the inside is a bit too nice and modern. Some how it looks like some swanky modern hotel on the inside and an awesome Jetsons car on the outside. HOWEVER... if you have $135,000 to buy it I would bet you have the kind of money that you could make it look like anything you want. Really it doesn't matter. I think it belongs in the RV/MH Hall of Fame. It just wouldn't seem right camping such a rare travel trailer. I wonder if it will sell???

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