Ford House Car: Small Space Living from 1937!

Ford House Car: Small Space Living from 1937!

Aaron Able
Apr 2, 2010

Apartment Therapy reader April alerted us to this rare Ford House-Car dating from the late 1930's. Thought to be one of only six produced by the Ford Motor Company, the House Car was "discovered in a garage (under a heavy cover) in Northern Minnesota in August 2001, she had only 19,000 miles, and the owner's manual was actually still the glove box in like-new condition!…"

"…She had always been garaged and treated with much TLC as a collector vehicle. The interior, all wood lined, was still the way it appeared in the '30s and '40s, complete with framed photos of the original
owner on his travels (mainly to Florida) and his cabin in the North Woods, plus and other memorabilia from the era."

The House Car includes these space-saving tricks:
• An aluminum sink with a wood cover/insert that allows it to function as counter space when not in use as a sink.
• A pop-up roof
• A folding table behind the driver's seat.
• Functional windows on all sides allowing for ventilation and light.
• Storage under the bed/sofa.

For former owner Graeme Thickins' images and information see Ford House Car.

Images: Graeme Thickins

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