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Old 04-04-2004, 08:04 AM   #1
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New Classic ?

Does anyone know a site to preview the new classic that is to go into production in August? And I have information from what I beleive is a good source that my 1988 345 Classic should be worth app. $100,000.00 after the intro of the new models. Fact or fiction. Thanks

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Old 04-04-2004, 08:15 AM   #2
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I haven't seen any pre-production photos or illustrations of the new motorhomes yet, perhaps someone else knows where that info can be found. I'd have to say that it's doubtful that your '88 345 will appreciate quite that much or that quickly. You'll probably see the prices rise for the older Classic motorhomes though, as the new ones make a splash, and folks decide that they want one, but can't afford new. It will infuse new buyers into the used MH market. Supply and demand takes 'hold, and prices will rise.

Before the 'reintroduction' of the Bambi, I bought a '61 Bambi in OK shape in 1998 for $1100 and the owner was pleased to get rid of it for that. After some repair work, and using it for three summers, I sold it in 2000 for $6000. I could probably get around $9000 for it today. The demand for original Bambis is high. Motorhome demand doesn't seem to be quite as high as for vintage lightweight trailers, but I suspect you'll do OK with your '88 over the next few years.


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We are planning to do a "first look" article on the new classic-style (aluminum body) motorhome, with photos, in the Fall issue of Airstream Life. (This is subject to change depending on Airstream's development schedule.)

From what have heard, the new classic motorhome will not be on the market for 12-18 months. This is according to what Dicky Riegel stated publicly at the Florida State Rally in February.

The newest motorhome to arrive this year is the Airstream Westfalia, which is a Class B that sleeps 4. It should be arriving at dealerships in late April or May of this year. We are reviewing it in the Summer 2004 issue of Airstream Life.
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