Brooks Stevens 1941 Western Flyer RV is the Coolest CamperAugust 1st, 2016
I’ve always thought that the old ’60s and ’70s era VW camera vans were the coolest campers around, but I am now changing my mind. This extremely rare 1941 Western Flyer RV designed by Brooks Stevens is easily the coolest RV I have ever seen. It has a big decorative wing (not the type that adds downforce) on the back. It also has a third headlight on the roof, because why not?
And if you think it looks a little bit like the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, you’d be right – both vehicles were designed by Brooks Stevens. Apparently, it has been completely restored and rides on a much more modern chassis than you would have gotten back in the ’40s, complete with a 460 cubic inch Ford V8 and an automatic transmission.
Inside it appears that the RV has a small gas stove, fridge, and a microwave along with a sink. The bed looks like a full size big enough for two people. It’s not cheap though; last word was that the seller was looking for $150,000. It’s currently up for auction on eBay, but even with a $70,000+ bid, it’s yet to have met its reserve price.