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Old 04-14-2005, 07:15 AM   #1
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Any Boles-Aero collectors out there?

There is a 1952 Boles-Aero for sale just a couple miles from me. It's in decent condition and priced at just $300. It's going to need work but definitely restoreable. Interior is in fair condition and all intact. Nice woodwork.
I normally don't pay much attention to old trailers other than AS but this one has my curiosity aroused. Is this something a vintage collector might snap up?
It looks like the one in this old ad:
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1952 Boles Aero

Did the 1952 Boles Aero you mentioned ever get sold? If not, I am interested in finding out more about it. Please email me at msjaarda@comcast.net.

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Old 05-14-2006, 11:56 PM   #3
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Did the 1952 Boles Aero you mentioned ever get sold? If not, I am interested in finding out more about it. Please email me at msjaarda@comcast.net.
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Yes, I bought it and sold it to a professional restoration facility here in Michigan. It now belongs to an owner in Texas and it's a real beauty. If I can find some pics of the restoration, I'll post them but here's a pic of the "as found" condition. Note the 2 doors.
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There's one for sale out here for $5k right now, not in perfect shape. I think it's a '57. Everyone thinks anything aluminum is worth a fortune now, I guess.
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I have to be honest. I grew very fond of that old Boles during the short time I owned it. The hardwood cabinetry was awesome. The Panel-Ray heater was worth more than the $250 I paid for the trailer. The old Marvel fridge worked great. If I were not a dyed-in-the-wool Airstream nut, I would have kapt the Boles. I polished a small section of the skin as a test. Unlike Avion, a B-A can be polished to a mirror finish.
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