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Mix of Old and New in This 1957 Flxible Starliner. If You like Art Deco You’ll Love This.

This post was updated on March 19th, 2024

The Flxible (pronounced “flexible”) Company made all sorts of vehicles from 1913 to 1996, including ambulances, hearses, buses and large coaches.

Orignally the company was named the Flexible Sidecar Company, but they changed their name soon after in order to strengthen their brand.

Although Flxible didn’t make an actual motorhome, some talented RVers have converted Flxible buses into their own mobile homes.

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The 1957 Flxible Starliner is one the most popular designs, and it’s iconic shape makes it highly sought-after today.

Powered by a new turbocharged diesel with a six speed transmission, the seller claims it can reach 80 mph on the highway. Why you’d want to drive it that fast is beyond me. Kind of like doing barrel rolls with a WWII fighter plane…no thanks.

Some other specs on this converted bus:

  • factory-raised roof
  • eyebrow windows
  • mahogany trim
  • diesel generator
  • A/C
  • kitchen
  • bathroom
  • twin beds
  • independent “Torsolastic” suspension (front suspension is totally independent)

If you’re interested in making your own Flxible conversion, take a look at these vehicles available for ‘adoption’ at Flxible Owners International.

Some more photos of this 1957 Flxible Starliner motorhome:

converted starliner motorhome front
Front of the Starliner
flxible starliner 1957 conversion motorhome
Side view of the 1957 Flxible Starliner motorhome
sleek lines of the flxible starliner
Sleek lines
starliner kitchen area
Starliner kitchen area
front of the coach
Front of the coach
Sleeping area with twin beds
Sleeping area with twin beds. Must have tinted windows in there…
bathroom in 1957 starliner
Bathroom with a shower around to the left.
is that a fancy air horn
Is that a fancy air horn?

Source: CarScoops and Hemmings

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