1946 Higgins

For Sale

1903 Curved-Dash Oldsmobile

$6,000 OBO

• Higgins Manufacturing made PT boats for the government during World War II. They also made amphibious assault vehicles, the type that were used for beach landings.

• After the war, Higgins turned to consumer goods such as lightweight trailers

• Trailer is all aluminum. Outriggers support the weight of the beds when folding out.

• Includes canvas, which is in excellent condition.

• Original tires and rims

• These are very rare and somewhat impossible to find. This one is in excellent condition and used very rarely.

Higgins was founded by entrepreneur A.J. Higgins. An industrial manufacturer working with lightweight aluminum, Higgins was originally a contract manufacturer to the United States government, building landing craft during World War II. After the war, he applied this skill toward a small, expandable tent trailer. Manufactured only in 1946 and 1947, Higgins camp trailers are extremely rare and collectible. This trailer has the original canvas and still sits on original 1940’s era tires!

For safety, this trailer rides on a transport hauler when outside the museum, but having the original tires keeps its originality. When set up, it is a roomy trailer that can sleep a small family, has windows with screens imbedded in the canvas that can be opened to let the outside in, and even has a convenient awning that makes up in front of the entrance to allow campers to enjoy the shade right outside their trailer. This trailer came to live in the museum in September 2017.

Call David at (805) 895-4005.


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