1954 Spartan Imperial Mansion


1954 Spartan Imperial Mansion, RV/MH Hall of Fame, Elkhart, Indiana, June 21, 2013

Spartan History (SpartanTrailer.com)

With the great need for housing after the war (aircraft builder J. Paul) Getty determined that trailer manufacturing would be the way to go. The first prototype was made in the summer of 1945 using aircraft design similar to the Spartan Executive without much concern for other trailer design of the time. They were out to produce the best product on the market. Using building techniques and designs that they had mastered in the aircraft building industry. By mid 1945 the pilot model shown below had been completely road tested and a small production run of 100 was scheduled. G.R. Schutes, a designer of national reputation, had been hired to give the trailers a modern look incorporating many deco design elements. (read more at SpartanTrailer.com)

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