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Old 06-02-2004, 11:48 PM   #1
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My eyes have seen a 1970 Caravel and I am in lust- after the honeymoon is over, what should I be aware of with this particular model? I did read up for general advice, but this year specifically?
And in good condition with some systems replaced, what would be a compassionate price?
Thank you in advance for your wisdom!
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Old 06-03-2004, 12:00 AM   #2
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And in good condition with some systems replaced, what would be a compassionate price?
Check out: Price vs Condition may provide some helpful info.

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Old 06-03-2004, 10:16 PM   #3
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Thank you, Shari.
Problem was- by the time I had gotten the pictures and made arrangements to go see it, the dealer wrote and it is sold- do the good ones really go that fast? Perhaps telling me there was a sale pending would have helped me not feel so disappointed.
Back to the drawing board!
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:24 PM   #4
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Thank you, Shari.
Problem was- by the time I had gotten the pictures and made arrangements to go see it, the dealer wrote and it is sold- do the good ones really go that fast? Perhaps telling me there was a sale pending would have helped me not feel so disappointed.
Back to the drawing board!
The little ones tend to go very fast, as the size increases, the "dwell time" on the lot increases, and the price (generally) decreases. Everything is subject to condition, of course, but usually if you blink you will miss the good little ones.
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:26 PM   #5
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Sorry Butch, the good ones really do go that fast! You need to find one close enough to home to run out and inspect it the day you find it, and be ready to jump on it if you like it. I was talking to a guy who was about to buy a Caravel when the folks who had looked at it that morning phoned the seller on his cell and said they would take it, as this guy was about to say the same thing! If he'd said it ten seconds sooner he would have had it!

Don't worry, your Airstream is out there somewhere. Fill out your info so we know where you're at. Maybe someone will point you in the right direction.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:35 PM   #6
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Hi there! I seem to have been bitten by the same bug as you! I think 1970 Caravels are too perfect!! It is such a bummer that they are so rare. I was just wondering how your search for one of these little airstreams has gone.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:26 PM   #7
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on my 69 the frame was rusted thru behind the rear wheels. If you can peel the belly down & have a look. Look in the rear truck and under the front seat for rot. As THE VAP boys say "they all leak" especially the front and rear windows. Floor around the door is also a good place to look.

I love my Caravel....bigger than a Bambi and not as heavy as a Globe Trotter.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:30 PM   #8
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I think its a Caravell

Look at the other end of this equation. The cost of an Ac, fans, floor, water punp, converter, etc., etc. The price condition reference is WAY out of date or reality. IMHO
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Sorry you missed that one! What worked well for me was to decied which model you want and get a bunch of people searching for you...If I see one I will pass you a quick note. Good luck with your hunt!
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