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Old 01-15-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
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I'm in Maryland for the month on business and missing the hell out Brooke and the kids. Tonight, Brooke emailed me a picture of a 1964 Overlander for sale in town. It's completely gutted, needs a new floor and, from the looks of it, new axles as well as other stuff.

Asking price is $2500.

What would you pay for it?

Here's a pic of it.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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I'd pass. Looks like a lot of work.

JMHO.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:04 PM   #3
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Hard to tell the condition without seeing it in person or looking at a lot more photos.
Are you looking for a gutted trailer where you get to redo everything on the interior to your style?
Have you been looking at Airstreams for a while to get a feel for the price of vintage models and what years/styles/size that you and your wife like?
Have you ever restored a car, boat, airplane or house?
Do you believe that you have the skill to do the work yourself or learn with the help of this forum?
Do you like the size and style of this Airstream?
Do you understand that a complete restoration of this trailer may cost $10k plus the purchase price?
If you can answer yes to all the above questions, then I say go after it and negociate your best price with the owner.

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Old 01-15-2011, 11:58 PM   #4
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Hard to tell the condition without seeing it in person or looking at a lot more photos.
Are you looking for a gutted trailer where you get to redo everything on the interior to your style?
Have you been looking at Airstreams for a while to get a feel for the price of vintage models and what years/styles/size that you and your wife like?
Have you ever restored a car, boat, airplane or house?
Do you believe that you have the skill to do the work yourself or learn with the help of this forum?
Do you like the size and style of this Airstream?
Do you understand that a complete restoration of this trailer may cost $10k plus the purchase price?
If you can answer yes to all the above questions, then I say go after it and negociate your best price with the owner.

Dan
Dan,

Search my screen name and ask me that last question again...my last resto was over $30K, LOL!

As for the other questions, I have extensive mechanical ability and am not afraid to take on the task.

I just want the opinion as to whether the price is in line with the shape of the trailer.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:16 AM   #5
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Top, when I buy 'em, I buy 'em CHEAP!!! Something like this I would start at maybe $1000 and go to $1500. BUT, that's just me.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:27 AM   #6
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Everybody that has one of those, without knowing what they have, seem to think they're made out of gold, not aluminum. If the frame is okay (doubtful, it probably needs outriggers or crossmembers at least), it might be worth a grand. We paid pretty much what they are asking for that Overlander for our Sovereign, with everything in it but the soft goods.
You could make an offer, and see if they take it.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:41 AM   #7
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I paid $600 for my 64 overlander in somwhat better condition than that.

They need to be bought cheap, because you will spend many dollars and countless hours to make it what you want. If you have to pay for any of the work to be done it will cost even more.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:29 AM   #8
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I paid $3,500 for my 72 Overlabnder in ready to camp condition. I hope that helps. I am making improvements and updates to mine, but I will only have $5,000 in it and the Axles, brakes and interior are near excellent. I hope this helps. I would not give over $500 for a gutted trailer in that condition.
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:13 PM   #9
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You can already tell that it needs new axles. They run $750 each with brakes and then another $100-$150 for installation. Then there are tires. And, that's just to make it safe to tow. I'd agree with one of the other posters, $1000 at most.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:02 PM   #10
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I still think you need more information to pin down the value. If the skin is in good shape, the windows are complete and work properly, the floor is solid and the frame is solid, and it is the size and layout that you want I can see where it could be worth $2,500. Having said that you should negociate your best price obviously.

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Old 01-16-2011, 09:43 PM   #11
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:54 AM   #12
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That's what I thought.

Thanks for the answers.

When I get back to Texas, if it's still available, I'll take a closer look at it and negotiate, if it's worth it at all.

Thanks again.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:22 AM   #13
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By the way, what axles did the '64 models have, leaf spring or Henschens?
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61 and later had the Henschen axles
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