Greetings,This is relisting because the winning bidder failed to execute the transaction. We are selling our 1957 Airstream with shell off full frame-uprestoration. The gleaming hand-polished exterior is only the first hint that this trailer is truly special. It turns heads and is crowd pleaser to all who see her. Step inside to cheery, bright interior with custom designs everywhere you look. She is ready for her next chapter in life. Originally hand built inCalifornia by post WWII airplane and outdoor enthusiasts, it is an iconic piece of timeless American craftsmanship. It is one of kind project that began inCalifornia when she was recovered from family reluctant to sell after lovingly caringfor it until they could no longer do so. We bought it and was immediately offered tidy sum as she was pulled outfrom between the two buildings that had sheltered it for years even though it was completely gutted, had several large holes in the floor, and broken windows. For me, it was love at first sight. I took the trailer to Texas to an expert in shell off full frame recovery and completed the frame restoration, which was overall in great originalcondition. We still made the decision to install extensive future protections. We installed new axles with increased weightcapacity, brakes assemblies and all new towing connections. We also purchased new wheels and high-performancetrailer tires. The trailer has an all new foundation and with an upgraded weight capacity and designed around four-inch lift to provide better ground clearance. After the structuralwork, we had all new electrical with harness installed and all new plumbing includingnew waste tanks and new fresh water tank. All exterior lights were replaced with LED lighting while maintaining the vintage look. We then transported the trailer to fifth-generation carpenter inOklahoma City. We designed the floor planlayout based upon our ideal experiences with other Airstreams and collaborated withthis brilliant carpenter for custom built cabinetry throughout the trailer. The dual counter surfaces in the kitchen arewonderful features, not to mention the additional storage. The carpenter’screativity and amazing refinements really make this trailer special. There are self-closing drawers and cabinetdoors throughout. thoughtfullydesigned closet with shoe stalls, easy to lift doors for under seat storage,retractable spice rack just to name few. There is good deal of practical storage throughout the trailer. The living area has combined surroundseating dining and living area. Thetable is adjustable for coffee table height to dining height and anywhere inbetween. The bedroom has full/queen bed with under bedstorage and the bathroom has new Dometic porcelain toilet and storage for basic needs. The trailer is loaded with many surprisefeatures that make her very special. From spice cabinets to medicine cabinetsto beautiful décor features this has been labor of love. The trailer also features Magic Fans variable speed, self-closing, reversible ceiling fans.The last phase of this rebuild relied on experts and friendsto install appliances, state of the art electrical panel and outlets, quality fixtures,designer lighting, cabinet pulls and handles, and historical and thematic décor. The Airstream metal badges have been installed. One gem in this trailer is the original, 1957California license plate that is carefully and centrally framed. A quick recap: this trailer has new electrical, plumbing,water waste tanks, water heater, cabinets, fixtures, and lightingthroughout. The frame, sub-floor, andbase floor are all brand new. Theexterior lighting is brand new except for the original rear classic pancake lights that have newly installedinterior housings. The windows and doorswork perfectly and lock smoothly. Thetongue has brand new over-engineered electric lift with loading lights. This trailer was designed as practical over the road andoff-road trailer with completely sealed underbelly. Is has an additional inches of groundclearance. It is light weight and canbe pulled by any regular SUV, van or small truck. The new axles, however, allow this trailer tocarry more weight than other trailers of this era if that is something you need. Please note this trailer is designed with all electricalfeatures in order to be compatible with solar power source. It travels with full sized and new marinegrade battery and carries with it full and powerful Lithium electric generatorand portable solar panels. It comes with an onboard infrared cook top and copper pans, small lockable mounted refrigerator,and nice microwave. It has instant onhot water tank and full sized electrical convertors for camping via an electriccord to 30amp hookup. There are outletsand USB ports everywhere. Lighting workson 12 volts and 110-volt systems. We have now installed an beautiful marine grade exteriorshower system.This journey began four years ago and things have changed forme during this time. will not be ableto enjoy or use this trailer and it is very sad thing for me. But, after encouragement from family and friends, came to realize someone will truly love her…so am selling her. will never recover the amount of money that have putinto her. The reserve is just an effortat being good steward and to make sure that she goes to someone who willtruly appreciate her. will be donating portion of proceeds to aworthy organization assisting families recovering from the wildfires inCalifornia. This trailer was built inCalifornia and no matter where she ends up, someone in California will beblessed.Thanks for considering. I will be happy to deliver her to the winning bidder, ifable, for small fee. Otherwise, the winning bidder is responsible for pick-up. She is greatpiece of American History and ready for her next chapter. Based upon some past questions here is some more information:- She sleeps four via convertible front seating area. Full size. - Granite countertops in kitchen and bathroom- Deep kitchen sink - Built in cabinet for small, flat screen TV that will keep it secure when traveling.- Small, fold-out desk for laptop or tablet use in the sitting area- All Kohler fixtures- Replaced glass in windows - low profile air conditioner can be easily added if requested by winning bidder at cost (approx $800.00).
We are also listing this trailer locally and can cancel the auction at any time should we receive an acceptable offer. We have shared all that we know and have done to rebuild this trailer. We invite all inquiries but cannot offer any warranties.Additional photos available upon request.
Thank you for your questions.
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