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Old 03-04-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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Did anyone read the article in Family Motor Coaching about the 1989 Classic 370? I was wondering if any knew exactly how many 345's were made, between what years and about how many might be left on the road?
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Hi, Karen and Jay -
I read your article with interest. Good photos, too. You are exceedingly fortunate to have come across a classic in such good shape to begin with, and you did a good and careful job with the few things that were needed. Most of us have had to do a LOT more to the chassis, body, appliances, etc. before we had a usable Silver Twinkie.

I cannot answer your question about how many 370s and 345s there are, but I do know how many 310's there are with the original Isuzu diesel engine, and it isn't a very large number.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:37 AM   #3
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can you Post a Link to the article ?

I can not open the article Link.

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Looks like its a members only access.

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Looks like its a members only access.

Family Motor Coaching magazine, for motorhome owners
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It is a members only section and my password wasn't working. I get the magazine and didn't realize that the article was in there too.
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Hi, Karen and Jay -
I read your article with interest. Good photos, too. You are exceedingly fortunate to have come across a classic in such good shape to begin with, and you did a good and careful job with the few things that were needed. Most of us have had to do a LOT more to the chassis, body, appliances, etc. before we had a usable Silver Twinkie.

I cannot answer your question about how many 370s and 345s there are, but I do know how many 310's there are with the original Isuzu diesel engine, and it isn't a very large number.
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Hi Jamie,
The article says there were only 15 made of the 370 and only 4 still licensed. I've got a 1987 345 myself that still needs some work. I haven't even gotten it out on the road yet except to drive it out to Inland RV to repair a boo boo I put on one side.
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Looks like its a members only access.

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Yes, I signed in, registered.

then I could go no further.
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Rare Air What we saw when we arrived took us by surprise. In front of us was a 1989 Airstream “classic” 370 LE motorhome. Judging by the exterior, it appeared to be in very good condition. Its two previous owners had always kept it under cover in Washington. The aluminum shell was in excellent shape and ...
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A friend of mine brought his copy of the magazine it was featured in last week. Its a great article. If Im not mistaken this one is powered by a ford 460. The interior shots are beautiful. What a find.

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A friend of mine brought his copy of the magazine it was featured in last week. Its a great article. If Im not mistaken this one is powered by a ford 460. The interior shots are beautiful. What a find.

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You're right. It does say it is a Ford engine.
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Over the past year or so, I have seen three 370's come up for sale.

I can recall seeing a 370 listed for sale in Washington that was in MAGNIFICENT condition with an asking price to match, at over $100K.

About six months ago, there was another 370 listed on ebay that was being sold by a small church in Tennessee or Kentucky (it had been donated to them). That unit was entirely painted white (and I mean everything except the glass and tires), appeared to have suffered some damage to the rear, and was stripped of any and all exterior awnings. It was also missing the impossible to replace "fixed" front passenger window glass. If not for that, I was close to coming up with the $10K that they were trying to get for it. That particular ebay auction ended mysteriously and I was never able to contact anyone regarding that moho again. I can imagine that this unit had some interesting tales to tell and has probably been counted among the 370's that are listed as "lost".

More recently, there was a really nice 370 listed for sale on this forum as I recall. It was owned by an older gentleman in Minnesota who was selling it for health reasons. He was either the first or second owner. I think he was asking for something like $30 or $35K.

So there is evidence of at least three surviving 370's that I am aware of. Fred's archives is a good place to see a few more.

I can also recall reading about another 370 that may have been totaled in an accident.

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So who has any information on the Classic 345? That is what I am after. How many were made? How many made in 1987? How many left on the road?
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Ours is a 345, '89, and we purchased it in Cookville Tenessee, along with a Nissan Maxima toad for a total of $28K almost 5 years ago...don't want to EVEN think about what we put into it, but suffice it to say we still have it...working on our third toad, but some lessons are best left behind. In our journey to find a moho, we looked in Texas(Houston, San Antonio, Bernie) and found ours listed on ebay, removed from ebay, and relisted with the AS dealer in Cookville...the place in Houston(I believe it was PPL) had a 370, but not in very good shape, and a 310 that was also lacking in appeal...when it runs, it's an absolute joy...when it doesn't run, it's a 17,000 pound albatross...
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So who has any information on the Classic 345? That is what I am after. How many were made? How many made in 1987? How many left on the road?
Try here: http://www.ViewRVs.com/Airstream.php

That's where I was directed to when I try to go here:
www.airstreammotorhomes.com/M_345.html I haven't checked the new site but I think the old site pretty much had answers to your Q's. Hope one of these helps.
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