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1938 Curtiss Aerocar Fifth-Wheel Trailer< Back to Vehicles

 

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The luxurious and expensive Aerocar trailer was built by Curtiss of Coral Gables, Florida, a firm also known for motorcycles and pioneering aircraft. Nicknamed "Vagabond" by Dr. Hubert Eaton of the Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks, it was outfitted for hunting excursions and to transport company executives on trips to inspect various real estate holdings. Special features include a self-contained restroom and kitchen, comfortable seating for eight, cup holders, and an observation deck equipped with a speedometer, compass, and intercom for communication with the driver. Though currently set up for day travel, the interior can be modified to sleep up to six passengers. This dramatically styled rig was in regular use until retired by Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks in 1991.

Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum, Gift of Forest Lawn Memorial-Park