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Old 11-02-2012, 07:53 AM   #15
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Ok, depending on how much faith you put in the pricing guide here:

Price vs. Condition - Vintage Airstream

Your trailer is probably in the range of $5200-$8900. Again, a more accurate means of pricing your trailer would be to check out complete auctions on Ebay for similar trailers.

There was a Bambi that sold recently, that doesn't sound like it is in dramatically different condition than yours (except for the shiny polish job), that sold for over $13k. If you could raise the expected sales price from around $6k to double that by having your trailer polished, then it might be worth investing a couple thousand in the effort.

1963 Airstream Bambi Vintage Trailer in RVs & Campers | eBay Motors

Looking at this auction, only two people were bidding on it, so it might not be a valid data point. Besides, I think the polish job blinds perspective buyers who are not familiar with these trailers to the issues.

In sizing it up, I would say you get extra points for having already replaced the axle, but you lose points for the dorm refrigerator, the water heater needing repair, and the doubled rows of rivets on the front end-cap are a cause for concern.

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:20 AM   #16
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We think that the owner (original owner possibly) removed some of the front segments and smoothed out a dent as best they could and re-revited it back on. We bought it from the second owner who had begun restoration but ran out of energy/time and we picked up where he left off so we don't know much of the history.
We are gearing up for a good polishing!

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:49 AM   #17
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The $550 for an axle assembly suggests the PO did not pay for an installation which may or may not be a factor in how the trailer handles. The eyebrow over the door does not look stock.

Having totally refurbished our B II we really notice the little things.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:41 PM   #18
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We paid for the axle replacement about 5 years ago. Also had a pro make us new access doors, hinges on door, and I think he remade the eyebrow too. He did awesome work and we had hoped to do more but sadly he passed away.

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