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1954? Truck and Camper Durango, CO $5000

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Mike shared this unusual camper. The shape of it reminds me of the late 1940s Book mobiles (or see below post). The box on this truck appears a little taller than the book mobile boxes, so this truck and the book mobiles may be unrelated.

The truck is listed as a 1954, but the grille suggests it is earlier. It’s unclear whether the camper on back is original to the truck (special order for example) or whether someone added the camper later. That said, the interior faux wood and carpet screams 60s or 70s to me. The “Jeep” radio would have also been added at a later date. Note the Warn hubs are IH branded hubs.

The jeep sports a “Rednor & Raine” Jeep sticker from Trenton, NJ, which as of 1965, was a jeep only dealer.  This also has a Princeton Theological Seminary parking permit, which is still an active institution.

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“One of a kind, 1954 Jeep Willys purpose built pickup camper.
Was on our list to rebuild but have moved on to other projects.
We collect jeeps and put “feelers” out from coast to coast and have found very little information on it.
Definitely one-of-a-kind and would make an awesome off-road camper!
All running gear parts are there.
We’ve been told the motor is a 312 y block Ford and that the valve covers and exhaust manifolds are worth close to 2k alone. We are not able to confirm that, though.
It does not run but we were told it was running when it was parked 8 years ago. (We haven’t done anything with it since we bought it other than look at it and talk about how cool it is!)”


2 Comments on “1954? Truck and Camper Durango, CO $5000

  1. Bingo

    I like it, but really hate those meeces to pieces too/2 ad infinitum. I imagine it’s quite ‘fragrant’, inside that thang.

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