This 1950 Westcraft Capistrano is believed to be one of just two ever built.
Travel trailers and recreational vehicles have definitely increased in popularity recently, but we promise you're not going to find anything cooler, rarer or more opulent than this 1950 Westcraft Capistrano. Measuring in at 33-feet long, this vintage trailer is a beast, but every square inch is stuffed with high-end, art-deco style. Taking the rarity and the jaw-dropping quality into consideration, it's not that surprising to see this Westcraft Capistrano listed on duPont Registry for $975,000.
When this Westcraft was purchased by the current owner in 2008, it was in dire need of a restoration, but instead of restoring this travel trailer back to its original glory, it was transformed into a restomod of sorts. When this Westcraft was purchased by the current owner in 2008, it was in dire need of a restoration, but instead of restoring this travel trailer back to its original glory, it was transformed into a restomod of sorts. From the wheels up, every inch of this trailer was restored, replaced or upgraded to the unique condition you see here.
After years sitting neglected and unpainted, some of the aluminum body panels had to be replaced using custom CNC pieces, but it sounds like the chassis was even worse shape requiring repairs and reinforcements. The original pine flooring was removed and restored, and the same was done with as much of the birch wood paneling as possible; some pieces had to be replaced. Even the stainless countertops and vintage appliances were restored!
The coolest part of the 1950 Westcraft Capistrano is just the overall style. On the outside, the blue and off-white colors combine for a perfect 1950s look, while the slant-back rear end and 14-window "Pullman" roof (which allows for 6'4" of headroom) adds to the art deco styling while making the inside a little roomier. Inside, the real wood, red leather and pastel green appliances provide a brighter, more welcoming living/lounging accommodations.
Despite its vintage appearance, the inside of this Westcraft does feature some modern amenities. The newer water heater and energy-efficient air conditioner make occupants more comfortable, and modern technologies are concealed throughout the trailer including two flat-screen TVs, two stereo systems, modern grounded outlets USB charging sockets and ethernet and coaxial cables.
Overall, the massive restoration project lasted 11 years, and that hard work and dedication definitely show. In fact, this trailer is in such good shape, we couldn't even begin to imagine what would be the most suitable vintage tow vehicle.
Source: duPont Registry