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19 Sep 2007

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Clipper History


Production of the 21' American Clipper began in in late 1973 and ceased in 1980, with units produced figures as follows:

1973 - 3 1974 - 31 1975 - 422 1976 - 1369
1977 - 1211 1978 - 1396 1979 - 342 1980 - 150
 

American Clippers at the February 2000 Petaluma rally
Dodge chassis were used on all Clippers through the 1977 model year. Due to a shortage of Dodge chassis in November and December of 1977, some Chevrolets were used beginning in 1978 and their occasional use continued until the end of production.

The side kitchen/rear bath model was introduced in August 1977 (1978 model) and the popular "bunkhouse" models appeared in November, 1977.

Only 25 of the rare 24' Clippers were produced in late 1979 and 1980.


Please click here if you would like to see an old American Clipper sales brochure of 1977

Please click here if you would like to see an old American Clipper sales brochure of 1980

Please click on this link  if you would like to read "Clipper History" from the man who started it all: Irv Perch, President and CEO between 1973 and 1980 of the American Clipper Corporation when the Clippers were built in Morgan Hill, California.