Sunday, February 16, 2014

I finally learned about a beauty of an RV from the 1930's that I've only been able to find photos of in the past

1937 Hunt housecar, one of several very unique early housecars built by Hollywood cinematographer Roy Hunt between 1935 and 1945, considered to be the first mobile home with a working shower.

 Acclaimed Hollywood cinematographer J. Roy Hunt had to spend weeks on location shoots so in 1935, he added a bed, folding table and 110 volt generator to a Willys sedan delivery.

 Two years later, he bought a 1937 Ford truck chassis and, borrowing some aircraft techniques, designed a smooth fuselage body with a hatch-like flush door and a streamlined shape.

 A local auto-body shop did the fabrication and Hunt ended up putting the House Car into limited production, making about 50 of them over the next 10 years.

 Restored by David Woodworth of Tehachapi, California, today the Hunt House Car sits in a place of honor at the RV/MH Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana.

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