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June 10, 2014

Another Spectacular Vintage 1950 Spartan Aircraft Royal Mansion Trailer For Sale!

By Sara In AZ

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Check it out y’all…..Ryan alerted me that another Spartan trailer was up for sale….and you just know that I HAD to do a post about this beauty!

1950 Spartan Royal Mansion

From the auction listing:

For your consideration… let this 100% original Spartan travel trailer take you back to a very unique time in America! This Atomic-era mid-century home reflects modern taste with its unadorned machine era style and modernity. Warm and inviting curved birch wood interior displays a very high level of craftsmanship. The highly functional minimalism layout has an open floor plan that feels spacious and easy to navigate


The Spartan all aluminum exterior Aircraft′s were the basis of inspiration for the Spartan Mansion line. The famous Spartan Executive Model 7W aircraft  was one of the most famous built by Spartan Aircraft in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The same aeronautical genius was applied in the concept and building techniques of the lightweight Royal Mansion. Like its aeronautical predecessor, it was designed and built for durability and trouble-free performance. This one is still 100% functional and will cater to all of ones needs on and off the grid.


This Mansion was one of the very first Royal Mansions built in 1950 at the Tulsa, OK Spartan Aircraft plant. This is one of the only remaining original Spartan′s in immaculate original condition, located in the dry Southern United States. Our research has only uncovered 3 sold like it over the last few years. This trailer obtains the multi-tiered split windows throughout, 4 roof top ventilation shafts, two rear quarter rolling windows, forward slating nose, elegantly down curved tail-end and nearly perfect exterior and interior. This beauty will easily become the envy of all Spartan Aficionado′s who lay eyes. The great ones like this quickly disappear from the US. when purchased by off-shore collectors of rare Americana.


This Spartan has been gone through professionally and it is ready to be lived or traveled in. Currently configured for park use only as there are no black or gray water holding tanks. Holding tanks can easily be added for extended or off-grid use.

Spartan Aircraft travel trailers obtain the thickest gauge aluminum ever used in a production travel trailer. Only the highest and purest grade aluminum was used in its production. This type of aluminum is usually reserved for aircraft use only. We recently commissioned a company based in Southern California that is very well known in the Spartan community for professionally polishing aluminum exteriors. At roughly 350+ man hours of polishing, 6+ cuts to expose the beautifully reflective aluminum material. Lastly it was carefully polished by a four man team using a special orbital tool to work the metal into a mirror like reflective sheen. This polishing process is a must for Spartan’s to simply stand out from among the rest, and the results are breath taking.



We installed beautiful German wood flooring throughout the trailer that compliments the light birch wood walls and ceiling. Between the sub-floor and the wood floor we added a high-tech weather barrier that will reflect heat and cooling to retard temperature fluctuations. The under carriage has not been compromised and is still sealed from front to back. Its original aluminum cladding/ barrier is still fully intact and will continue to protect the undercarriage as it has since new.

All windows and bug screens are 100% original with the exception to the three Plexiglas windows in front. These windows have been replaced with new modern plexi-glass material and new rubber gaskets. All windows open and close as they should.

The interior has all its factory original birch wood from floor to ceiling. It still obtains all the aluminum fittings in the windowsills, skylights, sky light caps. All original art deco style hinges and cabinetry hard-wear. This trailer still has its two ORIGINAL birch wood screen doors, they are so rare and beautiful!


Bathroom is a very unique one piece all aluminum wet bath configuration. The bathroom interior has been repainted with a special wet bath paint that resists marking and chipping. The lavatory has a tall toilet, sink, ventilation system, window, shower head, floor drain, over head storage compartment.


Original glass lantern over top the kitchen nook seating area that runs on LP Gas; helps light the forward area when boon-docking. Kitchen nook seating has been re-skinned with new, yet period correct materials and obtains it original cotton stuffing and springs that gives it that comfortable and unique 50’s dinner feel!



Kitchen obtains a one piece aluminum double sink, four burner LP gas stove with large oven below. Upgraded 3-way fridge that runs on 12v/120v/LP Gas. Classic, original one piece sconces light up each wall through out the trailer. Large “yacht” style fluorescent lighting found under each cabinet to create a very soothing low light disbursement at night.


Wow Ryan, this trailer is AMAZING! Thanks SO much for the heads up…..and if anyone out there buys this beauty please let us know!

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10 Responses to Another Spectacular Vintage 1950 Spartan Aircraft Royal Mansion Trailer For Sale!

  1. Andrea Reply

    June 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Wow! I think I would spend the entire summer camping if I had this trailer!

  2. Queen of Fifty Cents Reply

    June 10, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Is there a link to an ad for it? I didn’t spot it and want to forward it to someone.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      June 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Hi Queen – the link is just the words at the top ‘1950 Spartan Royal Mansion’.

  3. Susan Measures Reply

    June 10, 2014 at 11:28 am

    This Spartan is NOT 100% original.It is not “immaculate original” condition.I am not a Spartan expert but I do know enough to know this trailer is being misrepresented. The outside is pretty and yes it is a lot of work polishing it to the fine shine.The inside is not the way they came,It is much more modern. Stove is wrong, flooring from Germany?, modern Toilet, painted bathroom, upgraded fridge which they don’t show and the dinette is wrong,they were never polished and there is more. A Spartan Aficionado would choke. Sorry to be a downer but there are so many people out there trying to pass trailers off to people who don’t know. It is very overpriced. It would be nice if they advertised this correctly, and not try to make it what it is not. That being said it is pretty to look at.

  4. Grace Banning Reply

    April 28, 2015 at 1:25 am

    I once owned and lived in a 1950sh 42 foot, 1 Bedroom Spartan.
    After losing my husband due to a horrific truck accident. I left it with someone I trusted to store it on his private property while I took a
    Profession as a flight attendant.
    The trusted family that I left my beloved Spartan
    With made off with it…….I have begrudge it
    Ever since and am wishing I could have another
    Chance at one since I an now retired.
    How much would cost in today’s price……I would be most intrested .

  5. Jerry ryan Reply

    January 27, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I havea 1950 royal manison 95% original .Very resonable.Please contact jerry at 9093023448 or gerardkennedyryan@gmail.com

    • Terry Laucher Reply

      August 10, 2017 at 12:57 am

      I own a 25 ft long 1955 Spartan that barely survived a fire.
      Exterior is fair condition, most windows have some cracks.
      Most of central interior paneling is gone. Closet still there.
      Bedroom untouched.
      In some ways it would be a blank canvas for a non purist to modernize to another level (God forbid)
      Anyway, it would be a lot for me to take on to restore and not just because of
      my age. I would sell it and buy one in original condition.
      Terry 831-234-9160

  6. Johnny Starzz Reply

    August 2, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I own a 1955 Spartan Imperial Mansion. It was a one owner. I bought the property on which it presently sits. It is in very good condition , and is presently being used as a second home. We upgraded the fridge and placed mid century furniture inside it. Everything else is original. It will be for sale after the end of the year. Send inquiries to email listed.
    email inquiries to:odellf@hotmail.com

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