Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Art Himsl's 1937 Chris Craft Zeppelin Roadliner Motorhome Is One Of A Kind...

Named 'The Zeppelin Roadliner' by the famed customiser Art Himsl, this unusual vehicle is one he bought in the 1960's.
With its aluminium framing which was originally covered with a 'Grade A' linen aircraft fabric skin, it started out life as a prototype house car built by a mechanic at a Chris Craft boat dealership in San Francisco and was registered in 1942 as a Plymouth house car.
Today the immaculately presented Zeppelin boasts a 350cubic inch V8 Chevy engine, push button automatic transmission, air-ride suspension, a refrigerator, microwave oven and front and rear air bags.
But do have a look here. Art Deco on wheels...








13 comments:

  1. Wow!. hat a super vehicle. It has a propeller too. Is it an Amphibian as well?
    I can't see any Solar panels though, so not capable of being "Off the grid".....Jennybee

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    1. It's a large-scale hot-rod, not a living unit.

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    2. The propeller is probably a tow hitch cover.

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  2. Excellent! I like the lines of that.

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  3. I like it. I bet it turns some heads as it goes down the road.

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  4. I love it cause it's weird! It resembles Bucky Fuller's Dymaxion automobile, which was also designed and built in a few prototypes in the 1930s (Leopold Stokowski bought one). Bucky's car was meant to be amphibious. More Jules Verne!

    Jennybee, it's easy to go off-grid without solar panels. You just turn off the lights.

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  5. You find the most interesting vehicles. I like.

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  6. This one is owned by Jay Leno : http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=jay+leno+rv&qs=n&form=QBILPG&pq=jay+leno+rv&sc=8-11&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&id=4AF33744C8051A2FBF2D4FADEE2829E62004944D&selectedIndex=9
    anglo

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  7. Ooops , try this then : http://we2rv.com/pics/DecoLiner2s.jpg

    anglo

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    1. No, sorry Anglo.
      Are you able to check the link first?

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    2. Well , they worked for me , I just googled "Jay Leno's RV "
      this is annoying , my appologies
      anglo

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    3. Thanks Anglo.
      I've included a link at the end of this post to the two stories I've published on the Decoliner...

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