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Old 10-24-2019, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default Auction Sale. 1937 WESTERN CLIPPER MOTORHOME. Sold for $60,000.

Fair Condition. Needs major work. Mecum estimated it would sell in the $20,000-30,000 range.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1019-38...per-motorhome/

The Western Clipper motorhomes/sales vans were designed by Brooks Stevens
They were built for the Western Publishing Company of Racine, Wisconsin to be used as mobile sales offices
This motorhome is one of very few known to exist today
Zeppelin air ship styling
Cab over engine configuration
Upgraded 327 CI V-8 engine
Dual rear tires
Over the years 26 variations of these vans and motohomes were designed
The brake system will require maintenance
The cars from the Petrozzini Estate were recently removed from long-term storage and have not been started or driven in recent years. We encourage potential bidders to attend the auction and personally inspect the cars prior to bidding.
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I saw that circulating yesterday. I thought it was super cool. Thought about posting it, but figured it didn't really fit here. Stuff had such class back then.
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In the description, they called it a "Zeppelin air ship styling"
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Almost looks like a door on the rear left. You can see the water damage on the inside. Wonder what material the outside is made of? Almost looks like fiberglass, especially by the vent.
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