Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-17-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
bredlo's Avatar
1954 22' Safari
Deerfield , Illinois
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,404
Images: 23
Send a message via AIM to bredlo
'64 Globe Trotter - cheap

Hey guys,

Don't know these people at all, but they say they're going overseas to adopt a little girl, and selling (what appears to be) a really beautiful '64 GT. The auction is here:

The reserve was set extremely low for a trailer in this shape, it's already met at $1800. This could be a real blessing for these people, as well as a great deal on a vintage unit. Man, if I didn't have mine, I'd absolutely guarantee I was the winner on this one! Maybe Maxwell wants a twin?

bredlo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
5 rivets, 1 loose screw
Rog0525's Avatar
1966 20' Globetrotter
Saginaw County , Michigan
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 1,555
Images: 11
Brad, I don't see the beauty in this beast. I see a trailer that likely needs a new axle, at least 2 new skin panels, multiple dent repairs, new dinette, cushions, overhead light lenses, rear window with frame, woodwork refinishing, etcetera. It looks like the Zolatone has been painted over. Is the screen door missing? The caulking over the seams above the bathroom would indicate that there was a leakage problem.
If you examine each photo carefully, I think you will see a '64 GT that would need several $k to get it into condition similar to the decent '60s GTs that have been selling at 4k to 5k on eBay.
I'd say this one needs extensive repair and that's why the seller set the reserve so low.
That's just my opinion. Others may differ.


May you camp where wind won’t hit you, where snakes won’t bite and bears won’t git you.

Rog0525 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2005, 04:26 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
bredlo's Avatar
1954 22' Safari
Deerfield , Illinois
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,404
Images: 23
Send a message via AIM to bredlo
You may be entirely right - I just glanced at the pictures, and figured it looked very liveable, but I might be dead wrong. I come from a very unique vantage point: my whole interior and frame is trashed, the outside is great, and I haven't touched it yet. So anything that has original furniture and your foot doesn't go through the rotted floor looks fine to me.
bredlo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2005, 06:02 PM   #4
Rivet Master
InsideOut's Avatar

1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,740
Images: 97
Sorry Brad...

I have to agree with Roger too...we paid roughly twice the reserve for ours and it was in GREAT original shape with ALL the furniture & such. That was probably the best $1700 we spent ($3500 TOTAL)...we could at least use it while we worked on the aesthetics a little at a time. In the big picture that 'extra' $1700 was cheap insurance that the stove, fridge & plumbing all worked and the furniture was at least there, although we decided to change the front out. Just having to replace one or two of those things would have run well over $1700.

I'm not saying it's a bad deal...just not a GREAT deal IMHO. Keep in mind, pictures usually tend to make things look better than reality does...

Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | Sisters on the Fly | Tin Can Tourists
BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote

« oops | Top | Two Step »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1963 Airstream Globe Trotter - Where Can I find these Parts Uncle_Phil 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 12 03-27-2014 04:39 PM
Aqua Magic Toilet - 68 Globe Trotter Bryanhu Sinks, Showers & Toilets 0 06-30-2003 01:29 PM
Grey water tank for a 68 Globe Trotter Bryanhu Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 5 06-26-2003 09:18 AM
Serial number of 1960s Globe Trotter ? What year is it ? oldvws Our Community 1 12-12-2002 08:25 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.