REO Speedwagon Camp Car











Gypsie was purchased in Sarasota, Florida in 1987 through a classified advertisement. We were visiting Florida between selling our home on St. Croix and before leaving on a year’s tour of Europe and North Africa in a VW camper. We bought the vehicle as a future restoration project with the intention of traveling around the states in the “camp car”. Restoration of Gypsie was a sporadic 19 year project, as our wanderlust kept finding us pursuing new adventures abroad and in the states, thus delaying our efforts. Finally, we finished her a few years back, and if Gypsie could talk, she’d make one captivating storyteller.

A 1928 REO Speedwagon converted into a vintage home on wheels in Edgeley, North Dakota by Don Paul.

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  • Reply Annette September 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    How cool is that?! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Janet September 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I sure would love to take a trip down south in that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Nerida September 21, 2014 at 7:02 am

    How wonderful is this! Well, happy travels to her now. Fabulous restoration. I understand the delays but I would be kicking myself for not getting it done sooner. Still all good things.

  • Reply Lori September 21, 2014 at 8:13 am

    When you’re ready to sell…. Contact me. Seriously interested

  • Reply Shell September 21, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I really like the style. Very cool, guys.:)

  • Reply Susan Franks September 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I LOVE this “camp car”. It is perfect. I can just see all the people in any campground stopping what they are doing and following you to your campsite. It is easy to see this was a labour of love. The gas stove is the cherry on top!

  • Reply Debra September 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    What a fantastic restoration! Love this Speedwagon. Reminds me of a beautiful, vintage rail car. Is Gypsy on the road or is she a lust ‘n love show car only? I think I might have to make her my home-on-th-road!

  • Reply Anne September 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Looking good guys! I remember traveling up to Brandon to check her out like it was yesterday.

  • Reply Br. Curt Beardsley September 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Was the Reliable stove in it when you bought it or did you find it someplace else? What a nice job you’ve done. Did you use the original motor or put a new one in?

  • Reply Margaretha Tramontano September 23, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Fantastic ride you got there. We hope to see this beauty on a visit in NC.

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