Lindbergh’s 1939 Travel Trailer Up for 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, Calif., 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 while the inside is furnished with well-preserved oak paneling.
Summer will be on its way out when the trailer hits the auction block on Aug. 15 at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, Calif. 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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