Sunday, November 6, 2016
Homebuilt Streamlined Camper Car, 1941
The builder sent in a photo of his car with a note, explaining: "An article you published about a year ago, on a combined automobile and trailer, gave me an idea. The photograph shows the result, built in spare time over half a year at a cost of $250. A frame of welded metal tubing over a Ford V8 chassis is covered with sheet metal. Over the engine is a metal framework supporting a table. Where the dashboard was originally, is a place for a stove. Covers over the front wheels make seats for the table. Back of the driver's seat there is room to install two bunks as in a trailer. Running boards are inclosed and are at the level of the bottom of the body.Windows slide as on a station wagon, and there are doors for oil filler, oil gauge and gasoline pipe filler. Building the framework over the wheels gives extra room and eliminates fenders. - M. C. P. Downey, Calif."
Multipla. Now I need to find the article that inspired it! I'd love to know what happened to this car, and if M. C. P. built any other innovative vehicles - anyone that could build a car like this in six months had to have other stuff up his sleeve.