1924 Chevrolet Housecar
All original Chevrolet Housecar. This one of a kind original “motorhome” was built on a Chevrolet chassis with a four cylinder engine. Originally introduced in the 1920’s, these were an improvement over the canvas sided trailers used by early RV enthusiasts.
The body is constructed of wood with sheet metal for roofing and reinforcement at certain places. The interior has the bare essentials; a bed or sleeping platform, kitchen, washbasin and storage. Since these vehicles did not travel fast because of engine size and road conditions, it was not uncommon to see accessories hanging from the sides as the vehicle traveled along.
This housecar could have very well traveled from the Dust Bowl to California in the early 1930s. This housecar is an absolute original and has remained untouched since its manufacture (and it shows) but is a wonderful piece of preserved history.
This was, at one time, a Chevrolet car or pickup and was modified to be a housecar (early motorhome). Back in the 1920s, when Americans wanted to experience the great outdoors, it was termed “autocamping”. Many would simply attach canvas tents to the side of their car while others had more elaborate setups such as this one. This has the original four cylinder engine and manual transmission. It does not run but is complete. It has been used as a static display for many years in a museum but it is time to move it along.
Sale includes antique interior fittings and exterior accessories (old gas cans, old oil cans). Sale also includes photo negatives of early travelers near cities and towns living their every day life. Also includes original Chevrolet owners manual. The registration may be with the box of paperwork that goes with this vehicle, but I will have to check and will amend the advert either way. This is a unique item and is best if the purchaser stored it indoors or had a plan to get it running and take to events.
Price is negotiable but only serious buyers. No history buffs, John Steinbeck Novel comparisons, or 1930s Dust Bowl stories please. Buyer will need to flatbed it away.
• All original interior and exterior
• Does not run but does have the original engine and 3 speed transmission
• Includes Chevrolet owner’s manual and Kodak negatives of period correct old timers posed in front of streetscapes
• Includes all items displayed inside and gas/oil cans outside
• Bill of sale only
Call David at (805) 895-4005. Serious buyer only please.