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I have a 1959 International Harvester B-130 Series one-ton class truck with a custom motorhome buildup on the rails. A dataplate identifies it as having been built by Mastercraft of Glendale, California. The plate includes a graphic logo depicting the “Donald and Mickey” (almost cartoonish) rounded Spam-Can style popular from the 1930s through the '50s.

The original owner apparently had the rig prepared for a trip up the West Coast to Northern Alaska. The side entry door glass bears decals from legendary touristy places like Santa Claus and North Pole. The owner apparently returned home to Minnesota in the motorhome, made a few short excursions after that, and then in true storybook form, parked it behind the barn.

Owner Number Two discovered it there, and after several visits and some wrangling, persuaded the original owner to sell. Number Two used it as a weekend family camper and tow vehicle for his SCCA amateur racing bugeye Sprite.

I became owner Number Three when it was put up for sale in the summer of 2000.

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