I have been after this trailer for about five years. My friend Marc, who owns a '53 Ohio-Made Flying Cloud, happened upon this trailer one day while out for a drive with his family. Ironically, he had just stopped at my house earlier that same afternoon to see my '66 Caravel, Percy, and my '64 Safari, Mavis. He told me later about this Flying Cloud that he had seen. I spent the next four years driving past it any time I was in the area. I was not ready to make any offers, so I just wanted to make sure it was still there. In the fall of 2007, I decided to actively pursue the trailer. I left my cards on the owner's doorstep a couple times. They finally called. I went to see the trailer and below is what I saw.
Rear hatch door needs work. Not really attached.
Cool original marker lights. No exposed screws on base plate
Very minor crease on rear street side
original license plate bracket with lens - and it works!
Mismatched tail lights, neither original to the trailer.
Whale tail end cap in awesome condition!
All three Hehr roof vent covers are there! The front on has a circular skylight cut into it and the middle one has an original fan.
Original TV antenna with inside rotator
13 panel front end. Very rare front jalousie window
Front water tank and floor rot
Original mattresses. Yuck!
Original kitchen completely intact
Original WORKING Marvel fridge
Front inside with table, gas lamp and furnace
Toilet (jack storage?) Bathroom door is present, but removed
Sink needs cleaning (duh). City water faucet and hand pump for tank water. Vintage pole awning included
Complete Dixie Stove
Broken window glass by entry door
original light fixture. The glass shade for both sconces were broken, but I have some ideas for new ones.
Inside front end cap
Middle roof vent has original fan
Inside rear end cap (whale tail!)
Entry door - needs some work
Kitchen window is present but broken
Entry door rot
Table in great shape. The two doors in the background are for the bathroom and the closet. The latches were sticking so we took the hinges off.
Minor dimple on front curb side
Excellent end cap. One broken jalousie replaced with plexi
Six-way plug filled with bug nests
Belly pretty good. Gas line broken
Very interesting free-standing dinette seating that converts to bed. I found out that these benches were made for Airstream by a company called Float 'N Rest.
Upholstery is not original, although bits of original 50s fabric is present.