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1948 Airstream Trailwind 19 - Utah Private Seller

1 month ago Airstream Trailers FOR SALE  Salt Lake City, UT 2281 Views 3 Watching
Year: 1948
Make: Airstream
Model: Trailwind
Length: 19
Country:United States
State or Province:UT
City: Salt Lake City
Type of Sale:Private Seller
Listed:1 month ago
Price : $10,000

It's time to sell our incredibly rare 1948 Airstream Trailwind. I've got too many and already have a '49 underway. There were only 18 of these made in 1948 and unless another has surfaced, this is the fifth one known to exist. It is 19' from bumper to ball 17' of trailer. I have a clear Utah title in hand.

I was told this was used on the MGM lot as a trailer for one of their actresses. I haven't found solid proof of this, but there are some things that make me think it's possible. The trailer came with a bathroom in the back, with a porcelain over steel tub surrounded by individual Bakelite tiles. Airstreams, especially the small ones, were rarely built with bathrooms back then, let alone a tub. The year coincides with the making of "A Foreign Affair," in which Marlene Dietrich starred. She was a well known and loved star by that point, and would have been given whatever she asked for including a tub in her trailer.

This trailer is the embodiment of American ingenuity and style! It's in "as found" shape now, but with some love it could be a real showpiece. Will have to be transported on a flat bed trailer. The interior is gutted even most of the floor is gone but I have the original fridge, stove, end cabinets, tub, Bakelite tiles, aluminum upper cabinets, lights, wheel well covers, aluminum frame cross members the outrigger "fins" , and a lot of other pieces. Some of the original floor is intact in the rounded ends so you'll be able to use them as a template. The frames typically have to be rebuilt on these anyway. You can see the bath in the back of those pics. The cabinets were gone when I bought it.

This trailer would clearly be a lot of work, but it's kind of like buying an old house in the right neighborhood, you'll never be upside down there are literally 5 of these in existence, and only 18 ever made. I've seen 3 of them and they are gorgeous when restored see last pic of Ranger Doug's '48 !

The trailer is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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