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Old 11-29-2008, 05:02 AM   #1
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Stumbled upon a 1964 in a trader/Should I or Shouldn't I buy it

I am out of town with my wife and I was killing time thumbing through a trader magazine you pick up in stores. I stumbled upon a 1964 airstream. It says it is listed as a 16' ft trailer. I got on my lap top and checked out all 1964 airstreams and buy looking at the picture it looks bigger. It has a very unique window by the right side of the door. It looks to have louvers and be bigger then normal. It is all original and ready to be pulled. The paper said there were electrical problems and the bathroom needed to be done over. He wants $800 for the coach. I know if I go look at it I will buy it. I know I could buy it and pull it to Atlanta and turn around and sell it or fix it up. I just finished my overlander. Decisions, Decisions. It looks to be about 20' in the picture. I may just go check it out.

This airstream bug I have is addicting.

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Old 11-29-2008, 06:59 AM   #2
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Same thing happened to me. You wanta buy a 66 overlander?
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:54 AM   #3
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I am out of town with my wife and I was killing time thumbing through a trader magazine you pick up in stores. I stumbled upon a 1964 airstream. It says it is listed as a 16' ft trailer. I got on my lap top and checked out all 1964 airstreams and buy looking at the picture it looks bigger. It has a very unique window by the right side of the door. It looks to have louvers and be bigger then normal. It is all original and ready to be pulled. The paper said there were electrical problems and the bathroom needed to be done over. He wants $800 for the coach. I know if I go look at it I will buy it. I know I could buy it and pull it to Atlanta and turn around and sell it or fix it up. I just finished my overlander. Decisions, Decisions. It looks to be about 20' in the picture. I may just go check it out.

This airstream bug I have is addicting.

Lothlorian
Lothlorian,
GO FOR IT..YOU'LL BE HAPPIER FOR IT..
Look at it this way, it's another "treasure" hunt~!
GOOD LUCK~!
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:05 AM   #4
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Ditto,

Gas is on the cheap right now, and you could always get your money back by reselling it if things wern't "meant to be".

Sounds like a good deal, without actually seeing it.

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Old 11-29-2008, 09:06 AM   #5
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Join the rest of us multi owner "fools". 'sides, '64 is a great year. Do let us know what model it is, and do make sure and take pictures!

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Old 11-29-2008, 09:21 AM   #6
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Go for it. If it turns out to be totally trashed, you could keep it as a project or re-sell it for more than the price they are asking. I like the 64 models.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:57 AM   #7
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I am out of town with my wife and I was killing time thumbing through a trader magazine you pick up in stores. I stumbled upon a 1964 airstream. It says it is listed as a 16' ft trailer. I got on my lap top and checked out all 1964 airstreams and buy looking at the picture it looks bigger. It has a very unique window by the right side of the door. It looks to have louvers and be bigger then normal. It is all original and ready to be pulled. The paper said there were electrical problems and the bathroom needed to be done over. He wants $800 for the coach. I know if I go look at it I will buy it. I know I could buy it and pull it to Atlanta and turn around and sell it or fix it up. I just finished my overlander. Decisions, Decisions. It looks to be about 20' in the picture. I may just go check it out.

This airstream bug I have is addicting.

Lothlorian
As one who bought on the spur of the moment without sufficient knowledge, Be Careful!
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I have looked at at least a dozen in the last few months, none of which were worth the money or did not meet our needs.
Know your Airstreams, as you know yourself.
When you go to check one out, be prepared to complete the transaction, cash is sweet!
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:08 PM   #8
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We bought our Argosy 20 through the newspaper, it was listed as a 17'. Using that logic, the trailer you have found would be 19', and would rule out a Caravel or Bambi. It could be a Globetrotter, officially 20' for the pre-1969 coaches, and would be 17' long body.
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:31 PM   #9
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If I were you, Id be bringing it home! At least look at it in case you dont want it, someone else on here might... :-)
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For 800 smackers, it'd be behind the truck and on the way home. The only proviso is that it must be "towable as-is", without a lot of immediate work needed. Let me know when you get it home. I gotta see this one.

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Old 11-29-2008, 05:45 PM   #11
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This trader magazine is a brand new trader magazine and I waited until 8:00 A.M. to call. The lady sold it. I should have figured that much. We are out in the country this holiday out of state, and my eye has been looking to see what is out in peoples yards. Some great deals here. I have also been looking at tractors with a front end shovel. I love to spend money I do not have.

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Old 11-29-2008, 09:19 PM   #12
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Take a look at this for $16K ... it has 68,000 miles ... is this a good deal? Been wondering ... MSRP is $25K?

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Old 11-30-2008, 08:36 PM   #13
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When I was looking for my RV I eventually decided not to get a motorhome. I am not an engine mechanic and I do not want that expense. I like my overlander and it works great for my wife and myself. I just saw a neat looking trailer that you can't pass up. I am glad it sold because I really do not need another one.

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