1958 Corvette — Frame-Up Restoration
127 Berkeley Ave
Tacoma, WA 98466
This little sweetie is completely rebuilt... Absolutely zero water damage to this 2015 frame-up restoration. Diligently maintained, meticulously cared for and loved! Skins and windows resealed summer 2018.
The restoration included all-new 120-volt wiring, plumbing (w/water tank, electric water pump), fan, propane lines, electric refrigerator, and flooring. Everything works just dandy. There is even a connection under the sink for a li’l propane heater, using the single propane tank up front. Original components were returned to their former locations, including cabinet sliders, table, ice box, seats and all hardware.
An extra-large sliding storage drawer was thoughtfully added under the bed.
There is an impressive amount of storage for such a little trailer. A fabulous layout, indeed! The floor plan of this trailer is truly quite desirable— both functional and attractive.
The interior was painted all white during restoration, so color was thoughtfully added later to enhance the fun, cheery 1950’s vibe. The colors go perfectly with vintage accessories and decor. As a whole package, this little girl has brought MANY smiles to MANY people! Climbing in is an INSTANT mood booster, guaranteed. Hooray!
Walls are turquoise, storage drawer beneath bed is a vintage light pink, and the interior of all other cabinetry was finished in a happy, complementary apple green.
The exterior of this Corvette was left with its original, FABULOUS, well-storied patina— As it rolled out of the factory (plus 60 years of good living, of course.) A professional artist was commissioned to paint the “birds on a line” in front. Sweet! This artwork is on to stay.
She also currently sports a few “temporary tattoos,” you could say. The flamingos will scrub off easily with soap and water, or can possibly be sealed over to preserve them.
Awning (by Tin Can Awnings) and new bedding included.
Bearings packed and checked.
This gal is ready to roll!
As my first and only vintage trailer, it will be difficult to see her go. My interest in restoring a trailer myself is what leads me to sell. If I had a bigger chunk of property, I’d probably FILL it with trailers! But, alas... I don’t. Shoot.
13’ long including tongue. 10’ body. Around 1,200 pounds.
Vintage 1958 WA state trailer license plate, too! Have title in hand.