This Hyman Ltd 1934 Covered Wagon trailer is a charming and delightfully original throwback to the dawn of the recreational vehicle.
Most recently in a significant collection of classic era motorcars and memorabilia, it is believed that this trailer spent over 60 years with the second owner, who used it to bring his family to the Kentucky Derby every year.
The exterior has been carefully restored using correct leatherette materials and fireproof roof covering while the interior fittings are amazingly well-preserved. The period correct dark green leatherette exterior conjures images of fly fishing adventures and camping in Yellowstone in the 30s.
The interior is astonishingly original, complete with 1934-vintage linoleum floors, wooden cabinets, and window curtains. Numerous fascinating details include period-correct food boxes, tins, maps, travel guides, and even a vintage radio.
Factory original fittings include the icebox, Readykook camp stove, heater, and porcelain sink. While showers and toilets were optional extras on later models, this example requires one to perform those tasks au naturale.
Very few of these pioneering (pun intended) travel trailers remain in existence. The exceptional authenticity and originality set this trailer apart from restored examples, with the incredibly well-preserved interior being a particular highlight. Included in the sale are period advertisements, brochures, travel guides, and maps.
When paired with an appropriate classic car, this Covered Wagon is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any number of concours events. This beautiful Covered Wagon is one of the more fascinating period pieces we have encountered in recent years.