Somewhere in the late 50's three employees of Airstream decided they could build
a better trailer (we think they did), so they broke off and started Streamline trailers
in El Monte, CA. They named their coaches after royalty, with models such as Duke,
Duchess and of course "Countess". One of their trademarks is the unusual third tail
light, reminiscent of the streamline trains of years past. Streamline trailers were
built until the mid 70's. Sophie was built in 1966 and was built as a "park" model,
meaning no holding tanks and more household type fixtures. It was designed only
to be used in a trailer park.
About three years ago we were contacted by a lady in Dallas that had inherited Sophie
from her parents, who had purchased it when new. Having sentimental attachment but
no use for it, she thought it would be great if we could restore it and place it
in our park. In honor of Lois & George Endicott, they donated Sophie to the Starlite.
In 2016 Retro Restoration was able to complete the restoration of Sophie and it was
placed into service in July. We did do some obvious changes from original (everything
inside... walls, cabinets, flooring was just beige), just for fun the changes were
kept secret from the entire staff at the Starlite until it's debut.