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1972 Condor II on Ford chassis

1972 Condor II in Christmas Vacation, Movie, 1989 IMDB

Class: Bus, Class A Motorhome — Model origin: US

1972 Condor II on Ford chassis

Position 00:40:22 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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G-MANN UK

2006-04-09 18:43

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[Image: christmasvacationrv2.8730.jpg] [Image: christmasvacationrv3.3440.jpg] [Image: ChristmasVacationRV4.jpg]

Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase): So, when did you get the tenement on wheels?
Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid): Oh, that there? That's an RV. I borrowed it off a buddy of mine. He took the house, I took the RV. It's a good looking vehicle, ain't it?
Clark: Yeah. Looks so nice parked in the driveway.
Eddie: Yeah, it sure does. But don't you go falling in love with it now, because we're taking it with us when we leave here next month.
(Clark spits out his eggnog)

-- Last edit: 2012-03-03 23:43:58

Ddey65 US

2006-04-09 21:08

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This is tough in the dark. I'm leaning towards a Barth, but don't confirm it. I may have to rent it sometime for myself.


firebird86 US

2006-04-10 18:43

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I wonder if Condor II is the model or manufacturer?

Ddey65 US

2006-04-11 03:43

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G-MANN wrote This might help.

Oh, it does quite a lot.

firebird86 wrote I wonder if Condor II is the model or manufacturer?

I'm not 100% sure which either, but I've seen Condor Motor Homes built on Ford chassis that used grilles from Ford N-Series trucks, which also closely resembled T-Series and H-Series trucks.

firebird86 US

2006-04-16 02:03

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Im thinking this pos has to be from the late 50's or early 60's

bubba NL

2006-05-22 15:59

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I know what it is; rotten

Ddey65 US

2006-06-03 21:52

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Here's a more recent Condor, from a dealership in Texas.

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/rvs/motor-homes/condor-motor-homes.htm

G-MANN UK

2006-06-15 15:43

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One day someone will get this! I think those new Condors are a different company that probably didn't exist when this sh*tbox was made.

-- Last edit: 2006-06-15 15:43:36

Firebird86 US

2006-06-21 01:18

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I didnt see any resemblence :lol:

G-MANN UK

2006-08-02 19:24

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I can't believe no one's identified this! I love to know what this is, it's such a memorably rotten vehicle. Clark Griswold calls it a tenement on wheels.

-- Last edit: 2006-08-02 19:25:33

wickey SK

2006-12-24 00:17

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from the answer on RV forum : "...looks like a vintage Superior motorhome..."

wickey SK

2006-12-24 01:59

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and another: :?

"Two thoughts on the Superior. In the picture, the windshield appears to slope foreward from the bottom to top. Also the window in the entry door is a rectangle. I used to have a '73 23 footer. The windshield sloped to the rear and the door had a round window. That seemed to hold true with the few others that I saw."

wickey SK

2006-12-27 12:57

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more thoughts:

Link to "irv2.infopop.cc"

wickey SK

2006-12-28 01:26

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woohoo, I found it :) Link to "www.tincantourists.com"

thank to troth from the forum cited above :)

antp BE

2006-12-28 01:30

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Isn't "II" the model ?

wickey SK

2006-12-28 01:32

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could be "wickey, I finally read all of the threads on your site and reviewed the other pics. It is indeed a Condor II, manufactured by Condor back in those days. -Now I think they're made by R-Vision...."

G-MANN UK

2006-12-28 21:11

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Finally!! Well done Wickey! :king:

jtband US

2007-05-29 01:05

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I know this RV very well because I own one. It IS a 1972 Ford Condor 2. Made in Califorina.
I have a myspace account dedicated to Ford Condors
www.myspace.com/fordcondor
I love it and I have yet to see antother on the road.
Darren

-- Last edit: 2009-08-11 01:48:56 (G-MANN)

antp BE

2007-05-29 11:00

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So it should be refered as "Ford Condor" rather than just "Condor"?

-- Last edit: 2009-08-11 01:49:06 (G-MANN)

62imperial US

2010-10-17 09:37

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News flash: It lives!

Link to "jalopnik.com"

modell US

2011-08-10 23:23

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This isn't an RV. That there is an ARVEE. :D

Fordtruck26 US

2012-06-25 15:17

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I am glad the rv is still around probadly only a few left on the road. I love vintage motorhomes and this is definetely a unqie one pretty sure its a ford condor:p

-- Last edit: 2012-06-25 15:18:56

bodkin1 US

2012-12-25 04:44

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http://www.partyfleet.com/condor_vehicle.html

The actual RV used in the movie. They list it as being a 1974.

Jale PL

2013-12-13 15:58

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In fact it was sold as Condor, not Ford Condor (from Ford was only a chassis and grill). The maker was Condor Motor Homes (later Condor Coach).

Their brochures:

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