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Unread 06-20-2022, 12:01 PM   #1
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[Hi. I’m Melissa . I was gifted a running 1958 Ford Motorhome. I have the original pink and the description is Ford 1958. It’s clearly a motorhome but I can not find anything like it online and I’d like to know if it holds any value at all.
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Unread 06-20-2022, 12:12 PM   #2
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Anybody know what this is

All pink slip says is 1958 ford.
Itís def an RV I just canít find anything like it to determine value .
Any guidance Is appreciated .
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Unread 06-20-2022, 12:24 PM   #3
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Scroll thru this old Motorhome magazine, it look a lot like the Beechwood Vacationer on page 10 of the pdf (16 of the magazine) but the Beechwood looks perfectly flat in front and yours looks to have a slight rake back, hard to really tell. There's also a "Wagonmaster further in that looks the same.
https://webcontent.goodsam.com/motor...Issue_1968.pdf
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Unread 06-20-2022, 12:33 PM   #4
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Guess it can't be a Beechwood or a Wagonmaster as those were only available in Chevy or Dodge according to the magazine.
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Unread 06-20-2022, 12:54 PM   #5
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There is a big retro camper glamping movement going on in the US these days, though it is mostly centered around towable camping trailers and not motorhomes. Of course condition will be a big factor, are we a talking a usable RV or a pile of rust, can you post pictures so we have some idea of what you have.
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Unread 06-20-2022, 03:09 PM   #6
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It is unrestored . Will need to be completely gutted as the rats have taken over . It runs.
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It appears to be based on a delivery van. Mobilux was a higher end example but the front was different from yours. As for value, someone wanting a true vintage RV might be interested and that person might be a member here https://tincantourists.com/

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[Hi. Iím Melissa . I was gifted a running 1958 Ford Motorhome. I have the original pink and the description is Ford 1958. Itís clearly a motorhome but I can not find anything like it online and Iíd like to know if it holds any value at all.
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Unread 06-20-2022, 04:02 PM   #8
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Melissa,

Please do not add me to your Christmas gift. If your circle of friends calls that a gift, I would hate to see what you might give for Christmas to someone as low as me on your gift list.

Hopefully you can find a way to turn that lemon into lemonade, I hate seeing so much of what we have going into landfills. My wife and i just had a discussion about my unwillingness to toss 3 bowling balls into the trash - I am going to plan to drop them off at a bowling alley when ever it cools down enough to go in the attic and retrieve them. Surely someone will be able to use them.
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Unread 06-20-2022, 04:15 PM   #9
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I wonder what a good power washing would do for it?
I don’t think it is worth much, but it is worth researching!
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Unread 06-20-2022, 07:33 PM   #10
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I'd look for a manufacturers build plate. Maybe on the drivers side of the vehicle or around the engine compartment. There may be the campers build sheet if it's a commercial build, in the cupboards or drawer bottoms.


Body builder used a Ford chassis.
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Unread 06-21-2022, 12:19 AM   #11
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Thanks everybody for your input.
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Unread 06-21-2022, 12:20 AM   #12
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It’s silver underneAth the yellow paint
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Unread 06-21-2022, 03:30 AM   #13
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For it to have value as a 1958 the interior would have to be restored with the original cabinetry and operational appliances. If it needs to be gutted that takes all original out of the picture, and that's where the money's at with something that old.

What you have is the body and chassis. That's not going to be worth much, it's really old technology, not much power, probably a standard transmission, terrible ride and some of the parts will be hard to find. Does it have power steering and brakes? Leaf springs on both axles? 6 or 12v? There a real good possibility the tire size hasn't been made for years which means even the wheels would have to be replaced. A modern interior with out doing major (expensive) chassis upgrades would be a waste of money, no one wants a motor home that is exhausting to drive.

If you can get a few hundred bucks go for it. If you think thousands, or a thousand, I think you'll wait a long time for that person to come along. It's a money pit, that's the reason you got it for free.
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Don't really know if they could provide you with any information. But it might be worth a shot. https://www.rvmhhalloffame.org/
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