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Old 03-08-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Smile Is this a 1963?!!

Ok I have a chance to buy a 1963 Bambi, The asking price seams to be a little high but it does appear in restorable shape, and its been sitting for for around 2 decades!. The #'s on the side by the front door are 193D236 and also T0024670. I cant find these #'s to match anything on the web sites... Could someone tell me if this is a 63? And the value of it? Thanks alot! I hope to be on the road next summer!
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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On our 63 Safari... the first two numbers=22 length, 3 the third=year.
T=twin bed, 344 production number.

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Based on the VIN # you posted (193D236) it's an Ohio-built GlobeTrotter, not a Bambi which means it's 19' long instead of 16'.

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Old 03-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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Thats the strange part...It says Bambi on the same metal plate that the #'s are. Im heading back out to measure it!
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Also do I measure from the tounge to the bumper? Thanks!
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #6
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Also do I measure from the tounge to the bumper? Thanks!
Airstream lengths are measured including the bumper & tongue...the body will be approx. 3' shorter.

If this is the one currently on eBay (Item #170799184048) in MN, the pictures are of a Bambi...the small window & louvers on the back are typical of Bambi's and not found on GlobeTrotters. Why it has a GlobeTrotter VIN#, I don't know.

The strange thing to me is the eBay seller's name is smallville3.3...any relation?

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Yes its the same one! Also it says in was made in Cal??
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Yes very close relation
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Yes its the same one! Also it says in was made in Cal??
What are you basing that on? The "blue plate" next to the door like the earlier photo posted here? The VIN # is definitely an Ohio VIN #. Do you have any more pictures of it or the plate?

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Im heading out to my buddys house now. I will have more info on this AS soon. And last time I looked at it I dont think the plate looked like the blue one at all, But my buddys dad has had it for along time and he called me to tell me that he put it on ebay, so my head has been turning. I wanted it years ago and now I have the chance
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BTW, here is the info page for the 1963 Bambi

It's VIN# should start with 163---- instead of 193---- The first two numbers indicate the length, the third number indicates the year. "T" or "D" indicate twin or double bed(s) and the last three numbers are the production number.

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Possible swapped plate

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Based on the VIN # you posted (193D236) it's an Ohio-built GlobeTrotter, not a Bambi which means it's 19' long instead of 16'.

Check this out:

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A Bambi without a title is worth a lot less than a Bambi with a title, and few Bambis are ever junked. If the Bambi you are looking to purchase was stolen or the the title was lost, the owner (or a previous owner) may have taken an ID plate and title from a junked Globetrotter and placed it on the Bambi so the Bambi could be sold with a title. Just a thought.
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Hmmm...I had the same thought.

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Ok I have a chance to buy a 1963 Bambi, The asking price seams to be a little high but it does appear in restorable shape, and its been sitting for for around 2 decades!. The #'s on the side by the front door are 193D236 and also T0024670. I cant find these #'s to match anything on the web sites... Could someone tell me if this is a 63? And the value of it? Thanks alot! I hope to be on the road next summer!
That is a 63 Bambi, but it seems to have a replaced serial number plate like this from VTS Airstream Serial Number Plate
The number should be stamped as 163D236. Maybe someone got it wrong when re stamping.
In that condition it should easy be worth $7500 - $8000
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