Rare 1974 Airstream Argosy - 32 foot (yes 32 foot)
Excerpt from sellers ad:
"As far as I know this is the ONLY 32' 1974 Argosy in existence on the entire planet. "Why" you ask?
Here's the story:
I am the third owner, the person I bought it from bought it in a fundraising auction held by the original owners and only drove it once from Central California to Gardnerville NV (130 miles). He used it for a few months as an office for a small hotel he was running. The original owner is really the guy with all the great stories, I will retell the important ones as best I can.
He bought it new in 1974, it had a Chevy 454 on a P-30 Chassis. In 1974 Airstream's longest Argosy was 24'. It lived for 10 years as a 24 footer and in 1984 Airstream started making a 32 foot motorhome; the original owner wanted one, but he already had an Argosy. What to do? Why turn the 24 footer into a 32 footer of course! So he gutted it and took it in to the nearest Airstream factory where he had them extend the chassis, add an air-ride tag axle, and re-skin the newly added tail end (and add a new, longer zip-dee awning). It was now a legitimate 32' Argosy! The owner was a cabinet maker and he completely designed and built a brand new, gorgeous interior. He used a lot of original Airstream parts (overhead compartments, lights etc.) but the floorplan and everything else was his design. I have the original, hand drawn plans and all manuals and paperwork for all the interior hardware.
So that is basically how it became the only 32 foot 1974 Argosy motorhome in the world (as far as I can tell)."