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Old 05-27-2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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Streamline BEAUTY

Wow!! This beautiful vintage MH pulled into the park we are staying at tonight. It was so cool that I had to google it to find out about it. Found out it is from 1964-1967. Sure hope the owner is friendly and wants to show it off when we happen to be strolling by his camp tomorrow It has original California plates and from the looks of the outside, it is probably fully restored inside too. I Love that there are such artists among us to bring these true treasures back to life...they are works of art . I'd love to hear more from anyone who knows about this model. The back looks like a train cabbose. Coloring is similar to TXiceman's beautiful TT
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:06 AM   #2
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Seems Streamline Trailer Co. was purchased by Newell in 1967 and is still in biz and producing top of the line coaches today.
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Did you by any chance find out the brand name of the coach?

The rear of my old 84 Airstream motor home resembled the rear end of the old club cars on a streamliner train.
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Take pictures if you can and be sure to tell them about this site...
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It says STREAMLINE and does look kinda' like an airstream. I'll snap a pic of her today. I swear, this MH is so pretty...looks like it should be in a museum
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Cheryl, we hope you can post some pictures. And as Poppatello says tell the folks about us and IRV2.

That brings to mind a thought... would anyone be interested in a Vintage Rv/ IRV2 window sticker? With approval of the management of course.
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Here it is, a 1964 Streamline Travel Car. Owner was away but his friend said OK to take some pics. They bought it in 1997 from the mayor of Garden Grove CA.
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That is so cool, I would pay to see the inside.
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WoW! You said it all Ed. Too cool. Back porch and all. It looks like it has seen many Happy Trails!!

I wonder what engine it has? I think it was '68 when Ford introduced the 460cid and '70 when Chevy delivered the 454cid. I think it was 1960 when Ford marketed it's first big block; a 325 or something in that range. Regardless it is a beautiful Motor Coach.
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After reading this, I did a search on Craig's list:

66 streamline

and this one

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/rvs/2410135066.html
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Wow, thanks
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That thing is awesome.

People with units like that have got to love to talk about it...
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What are the odds of finding 2 for sale in the So Cal area. As far as I could tell from my research only 70 were ever made between 1964 to 1967. One somewhat famous Travel Car, The Silver Bullet owned by David Janssen has been recently rediscovered. Only a few of the Vista View models (rear porch) were ever made. The others had the standard enclosed rear end cap.

The manufacturer of The Travel Car "Streamline Trailer Co" began life as a trailer manufacturing company founded in 1957. The owner James Patterson bought out his 2 partners at Silver Streak Trailer Company to be able to start it.

It definitely has that Airstream look and I was able to trace it's lineage all the way back to the Airstream founder Wally Byam.
Airstream was founded in 1931 by Byam and first produced the famous "Clipper" travel trailer in 1936. Airstream closed it's doors when the war started due to lack of raw materials. Byam was then hired by Curtis Wright Manufacturing (not to be confused with Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Co) during the war and they worked together until 1948.
In 1947 Curtis Wright (with help from Byam) resumed production on the Clipper travel trailer. Byam left Curtis Wright in 1948 to reform the Airstream Co. In 1949 three partners (including James Patterson) bought Curtis Wright trailer manufacturing and renamed the company "Silver Streak"
Silver Streak continued on to build travel trailers until the demise of the company in 1986. It is rumored that the owners went on to build a limited number of custom built TT's until 1997.

The Travel car did not die in 1967. The motorhome division of Silver Streak was purchased by L.K. Newell. He kept the name Streamline Travel Car for the first year of production and later changed it to his own name. According to Newell Coach's web site, the beach boys owned one of the first models produced by Newell in 1967.
L.K. Newel was an innovator of coach building in the 60's and 70's. He built the first rear engine motorhome in 1969 and the first diesel power coach in 1970. The company was sold in 1979 and renamed "Newell Coach Corporation", and is still in business today producing some of the nicest top end coaches on the market.

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Wally Byam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Silver Palaces - Google Books
Newell Coach Adds Fresh Look to 2011 Model | RV Business
Newell Coach Luxury Motorhomes
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silver_streak [Tin Can Tourists Wiki]
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