- Year: 1957
- Make: Airstream
- Model: Overlander
- Length: 26
- Condition: Excellent
- Country: United States
- State or Province: Texas
- City: College Station
- Zip/Postal Code: 77801
- Type of Sale: Private Seller (Individual)
- Listed: August 30, 2019 4:16 pm
- Expires: 13 days, 20 hours
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- Listed by: Edumacated
- Member Since: August 30, 2019
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This Airstream is a custom Dual Axle Park Model (Highly Desirable) and may not be an Overlander – but the website made me pick a model.
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1957 Airstream Custom – 26″ (23′ foot body + 3 ft tongue)
If you have been waiting for a “perfect” original vintage Airstream that is not a project or a money draining remodel, here it is.
This Airstream is a rare, mint, one-of-a-kind 1957 Custom Model, purchased by the original owners from the Airstream Factory in Norwalk, California. An actual “Barn Find,” this trailer sat unused and stored in a barn in Missouri for almost 50 years. In 2013, it was purchased it out of the estate as the second owners. With only the curtains and vinyl flooring requiring replacement, the interior of the trailer is otherwise unrestored and in it’s original condition. And – very important for most people – the mattresses were changed to new mattresses and were custom made to fold out from two twin bed into one giant KING SIZE BED!
With classic mid-century modern lines, custom-made furniture, atomic light fixtures and hardware, the trailer is a true time-capsule. At 60+ years old, the trailer is in amazing working condition, ready for comfortable camping and traveling on the day you bring it home. We have carefully and professionally restored or maintained every detail of the trailer to working condition. No part of the trailer has been altered or ruined. The original wood cabinetry is in place. The body is straight and the skin is nearly flawless…There are very few minor dents or scratches truly stunning condition for its age.
This trailer is CAMP READY and it was factory designed especially for easy, safe towing and extended trips. It weights 3170 lbs, and the rare dual axle is an important safety feature and makes for smooth easy towing. It has a super desirable floor plan with shower, tub, large kitchen and lots of closet space. Again, the two twins slide out and fold down into a huge (larger than a king) bed that easily sleeps two adults and two children. The original click-clack sofa folds out to a second bed, and sleeps 2. Because it was designed for long journeys it and has two large propane tanks; an upgraded extra large fridge; and a lot of storage including two spacious full-length closets, one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom.
About this Airstream:
-professional mirror finish polish
-superb aluminum skin
-there are no leaks
-it has new custom mattresses – 2 twin which fold out to KingXL)
-original working toilet
-original wood cabinetry in very good condition
-all original appliances – all working
-extra large electric fridge
-working interior propane lamp
-all original mid-century modern light fixtures
-propane stove which is in perfect working condition
-all of the electrical works
-all of the plumbing works
-it has the original steel fresh water storage tank which we have not used
-new electric water heater
-original propane heater in perfect condition and recently serviced
-all of the running lights /tail lights work
-polished aluminum propane tanks- oversized (7 gallon) dual tanks with a splitter
-includes leveling jacks
-original roof vents all in working condition
-all window glass perfect
-belly pan in perfect condition
-all windows in tact
-new curtains professionally made from mid-century vintage bark cloth
-original working window hardware all working except for one crank needs replaced
-original custom made click-clack sleeper sofa
-original drop leaf dinette set with chairs
-the drop out step is in perfect working condition
-rock solid perfect floor with new vintage vinyl tile -NO soft spots anywhere in the floor
-breaks and wheel bearings all in working condition
-original split rim wheels have been newly powder coated and includes the original FULL SIZE SPARE which is also powder coated
-tires are newer and in great condition
-original upgraded anti-sway bar system
-genuine California yellow plate year-of-make plate
-clear title in hand
-ORIGINAL AWNING and poles, great condition, used twice (by us)
-It does not have a grey/black water storage tank, but comes with a portable storage tank.
it has also been featured at events and photo shoots due its historic value and showstopping looks. It was featured in Sunset Magazine and was awarded best All-Original Trailer in 2016 at Mid-Century Modern Week in Palm Springs. The photos show accessories, bedding and decor, which is removable and not included. (The bedroom bench cushions underneath are upholstered in gray.) It is currently stored and has been professionally polished to a mirror finish. It is ready for shows or to simply enjoy. Available for pick up in College Station, TX, or delivery may be available at an extra cost.
A highly-collectible time capsule. It has been appraised and I can put you in touch with the appraiser who did the report. More pictures by clicking this link.
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