To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The Guyton
Collection event, 4 - 5 May 2019.
$40,000 - $60,000
- The most luxurious and desirable travel trailer of the Classic
- Hand-built and beautifully constructed by Pierce-Arrow
- One of fewer than 20 known survivors
- The ideal partner to a Classic Pierce-Arrow
Many American luxury automakers used inventive tactics in an
attempt to survive the Great Depression. Few were more inventive
than Pierce-Arrow, which decided to build a luxurious travel
trailer to accompany its automobiles.
Produced by a separate division at the Buffalo factory, the
Pierce-Arrow Travelodge was built to the same outstanding standard
as the company's cars, with a steel frame covered by sheet aluminum
outer panels, and an interior of beautifully finished birchwood and
gum with linoleum floors. It was mounted on fully independent
suspension and featured a Bendix hydraulic brake, actuated by a
vacuum cylinder connected by hose to the trailering car. Three
models were offered, the smallest being the 13.5-foot Model C
priced at $784, with all equipment standard.
The Guyton Collection's Model C was acquired from Charles and
Veronica Orin of Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, its owners since 1956.
The interior features a handsome dinette, with comfortable
booth-style seating and a linoleum table, which folds into a double
bed, as well as an insulated icebox, a hand-pumped sink (designed
to draw from an external source), a Prentiss-Wabers Auto-Cook-Kit
camp stove, and a wood-burning stove. Extensive storage and counter
space is provided as well. All windows are fitted with modern
safety glass and curtains, and open to mosquito screens, including
the rooftop hatch, allowing for well-ventilated living while on the
Accompanying the Travelodge are a variety of charming period
accessories, including a blue speckleware dining set, a Philco
table radio, and a three-piece set of leather luggage, amongst
others, completing its wonderfully detailed presentation.
The ideal partner to one's Pierce-Arrow, this unusually luxurious
and beautifully built trailer is the ultimate tour accessory and
the greatest prize for the determined Full Classic enthusiasts.To
view this car and others currently consigned to this auction,
please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/gc19.