Vintage matched pair: 1935 Ford Tudor with camping trailer

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The Ford and trailer have been painted to match

Here’s a real match made in heaven, an attractive couple that’s going places. Most likely, heading out on the back roads for a cross-country camping trip in vintage style.

The Pick of the Day is a 1935 Ford Tudor that the seller says has had a frame-off restoration to stock appearance and powered by a 1951 Ford flathead V8, a 100-horsepower truck engine that’s had a “top-to-bottom rebuild.”

The classic Ford is paired up with a matching 1938 trailer, and they look like they were meant for each other.

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The vintage camping setup during a road trip

“This trailer was designed for sheepherders,” according to the private seller in Seal Beach, California, advertising the rig on ClassicCars.com. “The exterior is stock as well as the headliner, the rest has been totally restored. Solar panel on roof supplies 12-volt power for reading lights inside and in kitchen nook.”

The photos with the ad show a well-stocked trailer with a workable kitchen and sleeping quarters inside. Both the Ford and trailer are painted Washington Blue with red wire wheels and wide whitewalls, which the seller says are fresh from Coker.

The car is a good-looking two-door slantback with a spare tire in the rear. The interior has been restored to original as well, the seller says. The odometer shows 7,659 miles, the seller notes, which presumably have been put on since the restoration.

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The trailer is well-equipped for living on the road

The whole setup evokes long-ago road trips in gentler times, before super highways bisected the landscape and roadside camping areas were common, especially in the west. With its 100-horse V8, this Ford should do a competent job of pulling itself and the trailer on long trips.

And car and trailer are meant to be used, the seller adds, not sit around in a static display.

“Just completed 5,000-mile round-trip run on Route 66, Santa Monica to Chicago,” the seller says. “This near-stock rig (is) built for the road.”

The asking price for this enjoyable pair is $55,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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