Travel in Style With This 1940 Ford Camper

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Is this 1940 Ford camper a little eccentric or a lotta cool?

It’s common to see a truck turned into a sort of camping apparatus, but rarely do we see a conversion on the same level as this 1940 Ford camper. The reason being that somebody actually grafted a 1977 Boler travel trailer onto the back of what was a 1940 Ford coupe. The result is just too interesting to ignore, and if this kind of thing amuses you, it’s also up for sale in the San Francisco area Craigslist!

The Frankenstein-like concoction was built back in 1995, and subsequently spent time touring with Goodguys that same year. The one-of-a-kind creation is still registered as a 1940 Ford, but it has modern convenience features like rack & pinion steering, and power disc brakes. Unfortunately it also uses a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder Pontiac engine for power, which is about the weirdest choice of powerplant you could possibly make for something like this.

As with most recreational vehicles, the really cool stuff lies behind the classic cab. Everything you need to take your significant other, and/or buddy to the wilderness is present. That includes a fridge, stove, sink, toilet, microwave, and even an awning for outdoor relaxation. Everything runs on either 110 volts, or propane, and there’s even a heater to keep you warm on chilly nights.

The whole thing is an interesting exercise, to say the least. It doesn’t necessarily look oddly proportioned or out-of-place, and the asking price of $16,000 isn’t terrible either. Just ditch the lame 90-horsepower engine, replace the hideous wheels, and you’ve got yourself a heck of a camper!

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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