Saab 9-3 Convertible and Bowlus Road Chief

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Inspired by timeless American style, the Bowlus Road Chief is expertly handcrafted from honest materials for a lifetime of adventures. This trailer is a perfect pairing with Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible.

The Bowlus Road Chief makes an Airstream look about as design forward as a dogcart. The glittering, riveted-aluminum, lozenge-shaped trailer was engineered by an aircraft designer named William Hawley Bowlus in the 1930s (he also built the Spirit of St. Louis).

But only 80 were produced before World War II shut down the camper business in this country. A few years ago, when John Long and Helena Mitchell, Canadian tech entrepreneurs who are married, took their vintage Road Chief on the road, they made a splash at the Modernism Show in Palm Springs, Calif.

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