- Year: 1979
- Make: Airstream
- Model: Excella 28
- Length: 28
- Condition: Good
- Country: United States
- State or Province: California
- City: Santa Clarita
- Zip/Postal Code: 90034
- Type of Sale: Private Seller (Individual)
- Listed: January 31, 2017 9:08 pm
- Expires: 68 days, 3 hours
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- Listed by: CindyC
- Member Since: August 30, 2016
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Picked up this “too good to be true” sweetheart named Ellis from the Midwest in October 2016. The previous owner raved about the work he had done but we found that the raving was unfounded…rebuilt this…rebuilt that…well it wasn’t….now it HAS been and IS as advertised!
We have $7k invested in engine/ transmission work within the last 100 days (with receipts). The generator starts up on demand and a new toilet is awaiting installation. As for damage, there is a dimple in the right rear top (from the former owners) that cannot be seen by the casual observer at road level but can be seen from higher ground and a depression over the right front tire. There is also a short crack in the right windshield (also inherited). Her skin is in otherwise decent condition, ready to be made shiny again!
I would like to see her go to a good home as I have not been able to enjoy her since she had her engine work done…just still upset at the whole deceitful ordeal. She has sadly lived in storage for the last couple of months since the work was completed. She is visited weekly…and run…but not taken out. I haven’t used the lavatory or water systems or kitchen items but was told everything works. You are welcome to check out these systems yourself. Her awning/canopy is there, but haven’t checked it out. Also per the previous owner, the counter top was replaced, new 2 burner stove top installed, newer microwave inserted. Old carpet was removed and any bad sub flooring was replaced with a new floating hardwood floor. Refrigerator had new cooling unit installed 3 years ago.
She had a temp registration that expired in November but she will not pass the smog inspection without installing an air cleaner set up which is approximately $2k- installed to continue the California registration process. Otherwise, she should be ok in most other states given the 25 year (or older) rolling smog exemption. The air cleaning system was removed by the previous owner when adding headers, headers now since removed. And because she is unique, the VIN will have to be verified by the CHP’s (again, at least in California). I do have the original title from the previous owner but I just don’t have it in me to continue dolling her up. On the road she is a real eye catcher and easy to drive. She drives well…shifts smoothly…and sounds great (since the work has been done). The panoramic view of the road is spectacular especially heading into a sunset and she looks really cool at night with her running lights on!! LOTS of attention and people taking photos (and asking for tours) when parked.
Ellis has a solid foundation for minor or major restoration but she runs the way she should and perhaps even better than when she was new. She needs some cosmetic love and someone to appreciate her novelty. OH! And she has a spot to plug in your GPS or charger on the dash!
(per previous owner)
Dual electric fuel pumps
NEW 600 cfm Holly Carb
New HEI dist.
New High Temp spark plug wires
New air bags on front
OEM alternator replaced with 100 amp dual output alternator.
New dual battery charger installed.
Radiator removed and cored out
Roof AC a newer model Intertherm
Engine AC has been removed we just run the gen and roof AC and stay cool in 100 degree heat Dual trans coolers one on each side of radiator.
Gen 5 454 engine
4KW gen starts right up
New pump belt
Manifold replaced and painted
New Mechanical high velocity fan reinstalled
Section of new exhaust installed 2 ½” piping installed.
2 new heads
Filters and gaskets
Top end of engine rebuild
Lots of other fixes that I cannot decipher from the receipts. Thanks!
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