2023 |Estate of Mark Smith Auction
1937 Pierce-Arrow Model C TravelodgeRegister to Bid
$5,000 - $10,000| Without Reserve
Extremely Rare, Unrestored Pierce-Arrow Travel Trailer
Beautiful Art Deco Design with Riveted Aluminum Construction
An Outstanding Restoration Project for Enthusiasts of Early Travel Trailers
Riveted Aluminum Construction
Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Fully Independent Suspension
A few years before its demise in 1938, Pierce-Arrow produced a line of well-built, luxurious camper trailers. The Model C Travelodge, as offered here, was the smallest of three models, and was targeted to wealthy individuals who wanted a stylish camper to match their Pierce-Arrow automobile. According to an article in the Pierce-Arrow Society on file, this example was found in Kansas by enthusiast Jim Embrey of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Embrey stated that he believed it to remain in largely unaltered condition and had planned a restoration, but never got around to it.
Aficionados of early travel trailers will be rewarded by restoring this beautiful Pierce-Arrow to its original glory and will have one of the most unique and beautiful Art Deco trailers on the road.
*Please note that this Lot, like all vehicles in this Auction, has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to any road use.
Gooding & Company presents and conducts the Estate of Mark Smith Auction under the authority of John J. Rendemonti, Executor of the Estate of Mark J. Smith, duly appointed by the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire, Probate Division, Case Number 312-2022-ET-00072. The Estate has compiled available title and/or registration paperwork for the Vehicles offered in the Auction and will provide such paperwork to the Buyer if it is available. However, as set forth more fully in the Conditions of Sale, neither the Estate nor Gooding makes any representation or warranty with respect to any existing certificate of title or registration with regard to any Lot in the Auction. Any Lot may be sold on a Bill of Sale. By participating in this Auction, all bidders and buyers recognize that Estate and Gooding have expressly disclaimed all such warranties concerning the availability or sufficiency of any title or registration documentation.