I’m excited to show you this 1948 Curtis-Wright Model 5 trailer that sold recently for $20,500 on eBay.
It’s got the original factory-installed pop-out front and back windows that – according to the description – are only found in three surviving Curtis-Wright trailers.
The seller is the third owner of this trailer. Before he bought it, the trailer hadn’t been towed in over 50 years. It was used as a lake cabin in Kansas.
The current seller restored the trailer from the ground up and turned one of the original closets into a bathroom.
It tows easily with just a 1/2 ton pickup and weighs only 2,000 pounds.
Here’s what the seller had to say,
If you do not like people driving alongside you taking pictures and giving you the thumbs up on a continual basis or talking to you at the gas station about what a cool trailer you have and their own personal stories, then do not buy this trailer.
- sleeps 2
- leveling jacks included
- 22 feet long
- 1 awning
- new Dometic refrigerator
See more photos below.
Read more about Wally Byam, the founder of Airstream
Learn more about Curtis Wright trailers at Tin Can Tourists
Follow the interesting history of the Curtis-Wright company
More history on Wally Byam and Curtis-Wright at the Airstream blog