Charles Lindbergh's Strangely Wonderful 1939 Travel Trailer is Headed to Auction
Do you find the Winnebago a bit too plebeian? Is the iconic Airstream a bit too passé for your tastes? Well, you’re in luck, because Charles Lindbergh’s personal travel trailer is up for auction, and it is in fact neither of those things. Designed and built by an engineer of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Carlos, California, the trailer sits on twin axles, lending suitable durability and avoiding the use of a jack to support its weight when unhooked from the tow vehicle. Its exterior is skinned with lightweight aluminum, quite striking we’ll admit, while the inside is furnished with well-preserved oak paneling. RELATED: A traveler of epic proportions - the 1940 GM Futurliner
During his day, Charles Lindbergh captivated the American public, having vaulted himself from obscurity to worldwide acclaim as the first pilot to complete a solo non-stop transatlantic flight in 1927. Five years later Lindbergh would hold the headlines once again, however this time it regarded the tragic kidnapping and murder of his infant son, Charles Jr.
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Summer will be on its way out when the trailer hits the auction block on August 15 at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California. But what better a reason to keep your vacation plans rolling than in this historic camper. The auctioneer estimates a final sale north of $150,000, which seems like quite a steal for such a historic and well-sorted item.
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