1959 Spartan Mobile Home

A Spartan Mobile Home is a favorite of most vintage mobile home fans and for good reason. The story of the company is as fascinating as the homes they produced.  It’s a true American tale of innovation and the ability to adapt during difficult times.

Related:  Check out this Shabby-Chic Spartan.

Did I mention how awesome Spartan Mobile  Homes are?

Below is a 1959 Spartan Mobile Home for sale. The model is known as a ‘carousel.’ The name describes the roundabouts ceiling and circular counters in the kitchen. It was a retro-mod-mid-century design.  (How was that for a sentence?) Basically, Spartan’s mixed space age and traditional design in a way that appealed to a broad range of consumers, regardless of which style they liked most.

See for yourself:

 

1950 Spartan Carousel for sale - tin can tourists

 

The exterior of a Spartan can’t be mistaken. Aluminum and large windows, usually on the front.

1950 Spartan Carousel for sale kitchen

1950 Spartan Carousel for sale living room

1950 Spartan Carousel for sale kitchen close up

1950 Spartan Carousel for sale interior - tin can tourists

1950 Spartan Carousel bedroom closets - tin can tourists

1950 Spartan Carousel bedroom - tin can tourists

1950 Spartan Carousel for sale bathroom - tin can tourists

 

1950 Spartan Carousel for sale bathroom 2 - tin can tourists

 

This beautiful Spartan Mobile Home was for sale at one time but I can’t find the original posting now (please let me know if you can so I can credit the images properly). If I recall correctly, the asking price was around $50,000.

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9 Comments
  1. tricia la belle says

    I am trying to find this 1950 spartan carousel that you have posted for sale or one of similar. Can you please help me.

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Hi Tricia,

      Spartans are fairly hard to find. You’ll want to setup a alert on Craiglsist through Search Tempest so that you will be notified of any Spartan Trailers within your designated areal. There’s also several websites that you’ll want to visit often: Vintage Trailer Sales, Tin Can Tourists, etc.

      I’ve been looking for a decent Spartan that’s affordable for years and haven’t had any luck yet. If you are on the West Coast you’ll have an easier time though.

      Best of luck!

  2. Robert Bramley says

    Hello, everyone, I am looking for a 1950 or 1960 Spartan Royal Manor 8′ by 36′, we understand the 1960 is taller but also weighs less.
    Please email me with any information you may have.
    Thank you

    1. Robert Bramley says

      sorry my mistake a 1959 or 1960

      1. BRAD says

        I’m renovating a 59 royal manor. Completely renewed! (Insulation, electrical, cedar walls, performance flooring, 50’s retro furnishing. It’s a beautiful trailer! $25,000 I’m about 2 weeks from completion 509-713-5287

      2. Crystal Adkins says

        Hi Brad!

        I’m always looking for awesome vintage homes to feature. Could you email some photos and short description about your project? My email is crystaladkins@mobilehomeliving.org/.

        Thanks!

  3. Sue says

    Love LOVE LOVE this article and would, of course, love to own it to live in. I just love the vintage trailers and the Spartans are one of my absolute fav’s! They are soooo classy and sexy!
    Thanks for making my drool. 😛

  4. Chris Rhee says

    The Spartan Carousels were in ’59 and ’60.
    Here’s a link to some basic info about Spartans.
    http://www.myvintagetraveltrailer.com/vintage-spartan-trailers/
    There are many Spartan Groups out there. You’d probably enjoy looking at how beautiful some of the restored trailers are. One guy just found a Royal Mansion that had been under a roof for the last 40+ years. It was perfect inside!

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Thanks so much Chris! That’s what I get for not double-checking my articles! I have some great resources on Spartans (the original Spartan price book, where the link you shared got their information) but I didn’t take the time to double check the listing.

      Appreciate you taking the time to let me know and thanks for reading Mobile Home Living!

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