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Old 10-02-2005, 03:09 PM   #1
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ID this trailer?

I am told this is a 29 foot 'land-yacht' from 1958.
It doesn't look quite long enuf to be a Sovereign (30ft),
so perhaps it's an Ambassdor?

what do you think?

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Old 10-02-2005, 03:22 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forums. Do you have a VIN for this trailer?

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Old 10-02-2005, 03:28 PM   #3
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Looks like a '59 28' Ambassador. Check out the pics here:

Others with more experience will chime in, I'm sure. Good luck. The interior looks great and seems to have quit a bit of original stuff left. Might make a good buy if everyhing works. How much?

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Old 10-02-2005, 07:39 PM   #4
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The shape of the wheel wells first appeared in 59.

Now Airstream did follow auto model years and its possible it was built late 58 as a 59 Model and it in inadvertently got registered as a 58.

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Old 10-02-2005, 07:58 PM   #5
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This is a 26 foot '59 Ambassador and it is a California model because of the bathroom arrangement. My Trade Wind was built in August of 1958 and titled as a '59. This one looks to be in great shape. Let us know the outcome.

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Old 10-03-2005, 04:18 PM   #6
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thanks all for the warm welcomes and replies.

I do not have a VIN number for this trailer. It is currently listed on EBay and I was trying to find out as much about it as possible. The seller does not seem to be the owner and doesn't seem to have a lot of info about it, so I am becoming leary.

The outer skin sure looks nice for the age, but the trailer may be a little big and old for our first AS. Hopefully it's all legit and someone gets a good deal out of it...

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Old 10-10-2005, 06:36 PM   #7
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Ok, so i'm pretty sure this is a '59 ambassador. Despite the fuzzy interior photos, looks to have been pretty well taken care of. Seller claims everything works, but hasn't been used in 5 years (so who knows).

Does it look to you like the countertops and cabinets have been redone? From photos I've seen here and elsewhere, the 50's ones had metal trim on the corners, while these appear more like 70's type conventional kitchen counter tops...

Trying to talk my wife into letting me spend $2700 on it...
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comments? thanx, Paul.
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:52 PM   #8
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It's a '59 Ambassador

This is one of the trailer's actually documented in the Vintage Airstream Archives here. The interior appears to be a mix of original appointments, with some later custom additions. It appears to be in good shape, but who knows if anything works, or if there are floor rot issues. The frame does appear to be solid in the photo's, from what I can see of it.

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