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Old 07-10-2010, 11:05 PM   #1
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Front Wheel Drive Unit...

Hello folks, I just posted a thread in the new comers section about my 73 Winne. The one reason I may not keep the Winne is @ the location my camper is getting fix they have this old weird looking unit. I love old and rare items. I can't seem to get much info on the unit. The owner of the site is ill so a good friend of his is working to get the campers out before the owner passes on. This is what I know, it looks like an Airstream on wheels. Yes, it is an aluminum bubble. About 22' long. It is front wheel drive. The time period it seems to be from is 60's or 70's. I think it may be early to mid 70's as it has the front wheel drive (Cadillac Motor???). However, I am not at all sure. It is somewhat buried in the weeds so it is not accessible @ the moment. The the owner of the camper passed a way so I would have to chase a title for it.

I just want to know if anyone knows or have an idea what type of RV this is? It kind of looks like a Corvair Ultra van but I can't see the front. From looking in the back window the inside seems to look pretty good for sitting there almost 30 years. I know that there is major work and checking to be done if I get this thing, but I think it is well worth it. I even told the wife I would part with my 74 Ford E300 van to get this thing. Any idea, info would be great. Thanks in advance...
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:33 AM   #2
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most likly a G.M.C. Olds. Torando drive train go to gmc motor.com and check it out
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
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No, it's not the 73 GMC motor home you are thinking of. I went over to the RV repair place this morning and took some shots as best and close as I could. I will post them when I get home from the firehouse. They are going to let me pull it out and allow the wife to peek inside and me to check the outside a bit better. Then I will hopefully get some better shots of it and if I decide to past I will surely let everyone know. I know one thing, it is to sweet to let it go to scrap...
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There is, or was, And Airstream motor home at one time
(You said it looked like an airstream)
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Yes it looked like an Airstream, here are the pictures I promised. Now understand that the unit is buried in the brushed. Once I move it later this week I hope to find out what it is and get better pictures. Enjoy...












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Old 07-11-2010, 10:29 PM   #6
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I FOUND IT! I FOUND IT! It's a Tiara! Here is a link...

Tiara #2019 For Sale
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Looks like late fifties or early sixties styling. Don't recall ever seeing a MH like this. Be interesting what the drive unit is.
Looks like alot of denting of the body panels on the right rear from the inside. Probably used for storage or something.
Looks like it will hold a fair amount of money on the inside though. LOL
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It's a 1970 Ultra Tiara. About only 40 or so made. I have done a lot of research on this model and was able to get in it to check it out. It has a motor issue as the heads and intake are off. It is front wheel drive with the Olds 455 motor. The inside is built like an Airstream as far as the cabinets and walls go. I am really interested in this coach. I'm waiting to figure out how to title this thing before I make my final decision. I will keep you all posted...
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Shouldn't be a big deal to get a title. I know here in Michigan it wouldn't. You just fill out a form, get a VIN inspection, and they'll send a title as long as the VIN comes back clean.
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I saw a sister unit to the one pictured up at Toquart Bay on Vancouver Island during this past father's day weekend. It was the most looked at unit in the campground.
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