About a month ago we were at Ruan Minor Vintage Rally and spotted two of these silver teardrop shaped handmade trailers on display:
I chatted to the maker, an innovative and personable chap, based in West Cornwall. He custom makes each trailer to customers’ specifications. They are roughly £4000 for the smaller one and £6000 for the larger one. If it wasn’t for my two kids, lack of funds and no driveway to store the thing, I would definitely be a punter.
There was something incredibly appealing about these mini caravans. The whole of the inside of the main compartment is taken up by a snug double bed with storage space and somewhere for a stereo, but no standing room. Romping room only.
The back opened outwards in the style of an Italian street coffee cart, and inside was a diminutive kitchen, done up in a lovely black and white checks with red accessories; space for a cool box and a gas burner. As the lady from Retro Trailers told me, it’s really a fair weather kitchen, but if the sun was shining, what fun.
They look so dinky when being towed (what?! could I consider a towbar? Yes, if I had an E Type, I damn well could.)