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    63 Mercury House Car.

    Thought you all would get a kick out of this. Not mine, but sure is different.http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/6028990983.html

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    ....Oh my!....

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    Be the only person on your block to own one!
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    I test drove a 52 Caddy camper similar to that once. It felt very tall. This one looks like something a fellow could have a lot of fun with for not too much money.
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    That might be a handful and a half in a crosswind, or when meeting a truck or bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
    I test drove a 52 Caddy camper similar to that once. It felt very tall. This one looks like something a fellow could have a lot of fun with for not too much money.
    There was a guy here when I was a kid that built several campers using mid 50s Cadillac hearses. They were a bit neater that the Mercury.

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    I had a friend that offered me his 1963 Ponatic convertible that had a slid in camper in the trunk. Full size camper, but I just could not do it. I took the 62 Plymouth Belevedere slant 6 instead. Just married, headed to the USAF stationed in ND. The convertible just did not make sense.

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    A family named VanBibbers from Indy did conversions of fifties hearses and sold them as new conversions in the sixties in Indianapolis. They called them "The cadillac of campers" IIRC. I saw a few around.

    One I mentioned above I test drove over in Marion In. I used to see them from time to time traveling with the carnival at the county fairs.

    There also used to be one in a little town north of Crawfordsvile... Parkersburg... built on an Edsel chassis. I saw it there for perhaps as many as 20 years but it disappeared from that place about 5 years ago.

    Last few times I went past there they had a Crosley station wagon sitting near where the Edsel had been. Its a little concrete block building built as an auto repair....now perhaps just a storage building for someone.

    I've always had a fascination with the commercial chassis caddies and similar vehicles....so heavy duty and often with low miles.
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