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1956 Airstream Flying Cloud 22 - Colorado Private Seller

1 month ago Airstream Trailers FOR SALE  Denver, CO 1401 Views 2 Watching
Year: 1956
Make: Airstream
Model: Flying Cloud
Length: 22
Country:US
State or Province:CO
City: Denver
Type of Sale:Private Seller
Listed:1 month ago
Location: Denver, CO
Price : $54,500

Its time to pass on the caretaking of Louis Mousleys number 50 heritage 1956 Airstream Heritage Flying Cloud. Louis and Mildred Mousley were Wallys right hand man on variousEuropean rallies as a wagon master/boss as Wagon Boss Louis was the first outof a campsite and the first one in no one passes the wagon boss if you have seen the wagon wheel parking that was his invention. Louis was aserious collector of sea shells and as such he built the Mousley Museum ofNatural History which still exists to this day in Yucaipa Ca. I have manyvintage photos of this trailer in Europe and Mexico as well as the 1957National Geographic magazine that has photos and article on the Europeancaravan this trailer was on. This Airstream was on many rallies including the1956 six month Europe caravan, fall 1956 Cuba, 1957 Mexico if you have seenthe picture of an Airstream next to a pyramid, its this trailer and summer1957 Eastern Canada.

This Airstream has been restored as much as possible to itsoriginal condition. Original wood thatwas salvageable was used. A shell off floor replacement of the floor withmarine plywood with epoxy edges and some exterior skin work was professionallycompleted by Area 63 Productions LLC . This Airstreamhas marine grade wiring, new pex plumbing, and new copper gas lines. It has a marine low amp draw fridge, lifelinebattery and smart converter. Runninggear was also professionally replaced with a new torsion bar axle and new 16 Michelin tires and new tongue

This Airstream wasstored in a storage unit for many years. Since restoration it has been stored in a climate controlled garage.

This trailer has been a joy to own and restore The reason I am selling is because we have anew Airstream trailer that is getting used more and this one is not gettingused. This Airstream is a very rare unitand one of the very few with as much photographic history as this one and willcontinue to appreciate over time.

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<p>Its time to pass on the caretaking of Louis Mousleys 501956 Airstream Heritage Flying Cloud. Louis and Mildred Mousley were Wallys right hand man on variousEuropean rallies as a wagon master/boss as Wagon Boss Louis was the first outof a campsite and the first one in no one passes the wagon boss if you have seen the wagon wheel parking that was his invention. Louis was aserious collector of sea shells and as such he built the Mousley Museum ofNatural History which still exists to this day in Yucaipa Ca. I have manyvintage photos of this trailer in Europe and Mexico as well as the 1957National Geographic magazine that has photos and article on the Europeancaravan this trailer was on. This Airstream was on many rallies including the1956 six month Europe caravan, fall 1956 Cuba, 1957 Mexico if you have seenthe picture of an Airstream next to a pyramid, its this trailer and summer1957 Eastern Canada.</p><p>This Airstream has been restored as much as possible to itsoriginal condition. Original wood thatwas salvageable was used. A shell off floor replacement of the floor withmarine plywood with epoxy edges and some exterior skin work was professionallycompleted by Area 63 Productions LLC . This Airstreamhas marine grade wiring, new pex plumbing, and new copper gas lines. It has a marine low amp draw fridge, lifelinebattery and smart converter. Runninggear was also professionally replaced with a new torsion bar axle and new 16 Michelin tires and new tongue</p><p> This Airstream wasstored in a storage unit for many years. Since restoration it has been stored in a climate controlled garage. </p><p>This trailer has been a joy to own and restore The reason I am selling is because we have anew Airstream trailer that is getting used more and this one is not gettingused. This Airstream is a very rare unitand one of the very few with as much photographic history as this one and willcontinue to appreciate over time. </p> <p>Its time to pass on the caretaking of Louis Mousleys number 50 heritage 1956 Airstream Heritage Flying Cloud. Louis and Mildred Mousley were Wallys right hand man on variousEuropean rallies as a wagon master/boss as Wagon Boss Louis was the first outof a campsite and the first one in no one passes the wagon boss if you have seen the wagon wheel parking that was his invention. Louis was aserious collector of sea shells and as such he built the Mousley Museum ofNatural History which still exists to this day in Yucaipa Ca. I have manyvintage photos of this trailer in Europe and Mexico as well as the 1957National Geographic magazine that has photos and article on the Europeancaravan this trailer was on. This Airstream was on many rallies including the1956 six month Europe caravan, fall 1956 Cuba, 1957 Mexico if you have seenthe picture of an Airstream next to a pyramid, its this trailer and summer1957 Eastern Canada.</p><p>This Airstream has been restored as much as possible to itsoriginal condition. Original wood thatwas salvageable was used. A shell off floor replacement of the floor withmarine plywood with epoxy edges and some exterior skin work was professionallycompleted by Area 63 Productions LLC . This Airstreamhas marine grade wiring, new pex plumbing, and new copper gas lines. It has a marine low amp draw fridge, lifelinebattery and smart converter. Runninggear was also professionally replaced with a new torsion bar axle and new 16 Michelin tires and new tongue</p><p> This Airstream wasstored in a storage unit for many years. Since restoration it has been stored in a climate controlled garage. </p><p>This trailer has been a joy to own and restore The reason I am selling is because we have anew Airstream trailer that is getting used more and this one is not gettingused. This Airstream is a very rare unitand one of the very few with as much photographic history as this one and willcontinue to appreciate over time. </p>

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Posted by goransons (1 month ago)

Ken, we saw your work in person in Salem, amazing job! I hope it finds a great caretaker to continue to preserve such a key piece of Airstream History!

Posted by Hittenstiehl (1 month ago)

Ken hard to believe you're giving this one up. Good luck with your sale it's quite the catch. St Michel, France[ATTACH]374383[/ATTACH]

Posted by Hittenstiehl (1 month ago)

Verdun, Tower of the Mortuary of Douamont.[ATTACH]374384[/ATTACH]

Posted by Hittenstiehl (1 month ago)

Feldkirch, June snowstorm at foot of Arlberg Pass, Austria.[ATTACH]374385[/ATTACH]

Posted by goransons (1 month ago)

#1 is now at Jackson Center. I hope #50 finds a great home! Great pictures!

Posted by Ken J (1 month ago)

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Ken, we saw your work in person in Salem, amazing job! I hope it finds a great caretaker to continue to preserve such a key piece of Airstream History!
Thatís going to be the really hard part - Iíve had several calls however after talking to them Iíve said this is not the trailer for you - I will not sell to anyone who is not interested in itís history - that said I would really like to see it in a museum - Iím in contact with Airstream again as well as the museum in Elkhart- they will all take it if I donate it - I would least like to get something for it - if not no biggy itís stored in a climate controlled garage. Will probably end up keeping it if the right person doesnít come along

Posted by Hittenstiehl (1 month ago)

Good plan, this one needs a special family.

Posted by Ken J (1 month ago)

Thanks - and yes it does - I figure if that person or museum does not come along, I'll still do my annual polishing and take it out for fun once or twice a year.

Posted by 66Overlander (1 month ago)

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Thatís going to be the really hard part - Iíve had several calls however after talking to them Iíve said this is not the trailer for you - I will not sell to anyone who is not interested in itís history - that said I would really like to see it in a museum - Iím in contact with Airstream again as well as the museum in Elkhart- they will all take it if I donate it - I would least like to get something for it - if not no biggy itís stored in a climate controlled garage. Will probably end up keeping it if the right person doesnít come along
Hi Ken, Knowing that your trailer went to Mexico, Europe, Eastern Canada, and Cuba with Wally Byam and the special relationship that the Mousley's had with Wally as the Wagon Boss for those caravans definitely makes yours the most significant Airstream that I am aware of currently on the market. And you have done the hard work getting it back into usable condition. I appreciate the steps you are taking with it. The one's with special travel history need to be preserved and celebrated, not gutted, modernized, or food-truck-ized. That does make the potential buyer market a bit smaller. I guess it is more of an interview process to select the next caretaker rather than a simple sales transaction to the highest bidder. Good luck!

Posted by Coloradobus (1 month ago)

Beautiful trailer. I have photos from : Salem 2018 parked nexf to old#1. Good luck. Real beauty

Posted by Ken J (1 month ago)

[QUOTE=66Overlander;2390628]Hi Ken, Knowing that your trailer went to Mexico, Europe, Eastern Canada, and Cuba with Wally Byam and the special relationship that the Mousley's had with Wally as the Wagon Boss for those caravans definitely makes yours the most significant Airstream that I am aware of currently on the market. And you have done the hard work getting it back into usable condition. I appreciate the steps you are taking with it. The one's with special travel history need to be preserved and celebrated, not gutted, modernized, or food-truck-ized. That does make the potential buyer market a bit smaller. I guess it is more of an interview process to select the next caretaker rather than a simple sales transaction to the highest bidder. Good luck![/QUOTE] Yup - when someone responds I first ask what their intended use is - and so far Iíve said no to everyone :-)

Posted by Ken J (1 month ago)

[quote=coloradobus;2390633]beautiful trailer. I have photos from : Salem 2018 parked nexf to old#1. Good luck. Real beauty[/quote] [attach]374439[/attach]

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