Vintage Mobile Home Series: 1953 Vagabond Trailer
This 1953 Model 31 Vagabond Trailer has been making a stir within the vintage mobile home groups for good reason, it is gorgeous!
Vagabond Coach Manufacturing Company hailed from New Hudson, Michigan.They built homes that were considered the Cadillac of trailers and were known for high-quality construction using welded steel frames and aluminum bodies, much like the beloved Spartan Mobile Homes.
The Craigslist ad for this 1953 Vagabond describes the extensive restoration performed on the trailer’s exterior:
The exterior paint is all new 2 tone base coat, clear coat automotive paint. All windows have been removed , resealed and re installed. The Vagabond frame is all steel , so no need to ever worry about wood framed walls. This is one of the highest quality trailers ever built .
Interior of the 1953 Vagabond
The interior of this 1953 Vagabond trailer is exquisite and received a complete restoration:
All woodwork has been completely striped and refinished by one of the nations top finishing companies. All cabinets are original and fully refinished. The original click clack couch has been fully restored, the original table and 2 chairs have also been refinished by hand back to original. All appliances are original and have been fully refurbished and repainted. All lights are original art deco style lights and are fully functional. Includes all new curtains also. Full bath with tub and shower has been completely restored and repainted back to original. New period correct flooring thru out.
The seller continues their description:
Trailers of this quality and style are getting very hard to find, and in this original refurbished condition, they are impossible to find. These trailers are going up in value every day. They are a piece of American history that time forgot until the recent revival, and are now in very high demand. This is your chance to have the coolest guest house ever!!!!
You can buy this Vagabond for $55,500.
This vintage Vagabond is a beautiful example of the wonderful workmanship and American pride that went into building these trailers. They are standing the test of time with careful restorations and passionate owners that ensure their timeless beauty continues.
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