1924 Chevrolet Housecar
This one of a kind original “motorhome” was built on a Chevrolet chassis with a four cylinder engine. Originally introduced in the 1920’s, these were an improvement over the canvas sided trailers used by early RV enthusiasts.
The body is constructed of wood with sheet metal for roofing and reinforcement at certain places. The interior has the bare essentials; a bed or sleeping platform, kitchen, washbasin and storage. Since these vehicles did not travel fast because of engine size and road conditions, it was not uncommon to see accessories hanging from the sides as the vehicle traveled along.
This housecar could have very well traveled from the Dust Bowl to California in the early 1930s. This housecar is an absolute original and was donated to the museum. It has remained untouched since its manufacture (and it shows) but is a wonderful piece of preserved history.
Style: Housecar (early motorhome)
Serial No: N/A
Engine Cyl: 4
Engine Size: 4
Engine HP: N/A
Trans: 3 speed