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Old 02-22-2007, 10:43 AM   #15
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I agree with you wahoon. I looked at new ones and I was not impressed. If a 1971 was restored in pristine condition it should be worth in that range. Restoration is not easy to do. Restorers that restore classic cars spend $$$$$$ doing it. Putting $50-100 for restoration is not uncommon. The market place determines what ours are worth.
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:34 PM   #16
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Airstream Prices

A few weeks ago I did a comprehensive search of vintage Airstream prices to justify why my insurance company should repair my '76 Caravanner and not total it. From my research I can state that the value of vintage Airstreams is increasing. I convenced my insurance company to repair my Airstream.

Current selling prices seem to me to be almost $2500 above last years prices. Good news for those wanting to sell , bad news for purchasers .

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Old 02-24-2007, 05:40 PM   #17
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A 1972 Overlander sold on ebay a couple of weeks ago, all original for $10,300.00 so I guess it depends on what someone is willing to pay. There is one on there now from the same guy but it is a 73.
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:18 PM   #18
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Thinking about it a bit more, last year my insurance company representative suggested I increase the replacement value of my FC by 4K which I did. The increase in my premiums was not much but it placed the replacement value in Canadian dollars in their eyes at between 12 and 16 thousand.

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Old 02-24-2007, 09:06 PM   #19
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Could sell as many as I could get with no ad, just parked. Work performed about 10 years ago by other owner. Berber carpet. Both davenports reupholstered. All new OEM tambour doors. All other woodwork excellent.Floor OK. some dents and stairs needs work. Now I see it is priced too low. People have told me that they been looking for year or more. True can't find one myself. lOOKING FOR ONE IN THE 80'S ....Should keep until I find one.
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:28 PM   #20
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....Should keep until I find one.
IMHO that would be my stance. I'd hate to be without one and particularly at this time of year.

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Old 02-25-2007, 08:53 AM   #21
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Sorry I put it up for sale now. Don't like to dissapoint people.I bought my Airstream sight unseen. It's not the mony....I see now I WILL not be able able to duplicate it! Tom
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Old 02-25-2007, 07:15 PM   #22
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Talking Airstream Values

Just took it off the storage lot. Near riot for it. Must have been underpriced @ $6700. Think one guy wanted it to resell it. Took pictures of it probably to place it on the internet.
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:43 PM   #23
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The problem with Airstreams, muscle car (MOPAR) and other classic is that fact that people with disposable income (near retiring Boomers) are using them as 401k plans.
What about the working man?>
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:52 PM   #24
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Airstream Purchase--For the Working Man

Unfortunately, they are not getting any cheaper, although bargains can be found...

My thought is to buy what you can afford when you can afford it. Given the current situation, buying an Airstream is an investment for the future, plus great fun and fellowship in owning a very unique Airstream!

Good luck in your quest!

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Old 02-25-2007, 08:57 PM   #25
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you wouldnt get mine for that....i paid 5500 and now have about 200 hrs...all original except new gas and/or elec water heater, pergo, and cleaning started on polishing.....nope 10-15 wouldn't get it!
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:09 PM   #26
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What a Deal

Wow did I get off light. A couple of years ago my Vet just wanted to get rid of the one I bought--$1500. It needed new tires and supply side plumbing and (I did not know at the time)...a new furnace. Other than a couple of running lights and repairing the tambour, I have just been updating it. The ussual birds nest in the vent and so forth needed to be taken care of. the front gaucho had UV light fade so the two gauchos got replaced. The one 20 amp circuit is now two 20 amp separate circuits with the charger and one outlet isolated.

Restoration people would probably cringe but I changed the charger put in a new furnace and am changing the lights to flourescent and am installing a new stereo and so forth. I will eventually put in one of the marine furnace-fireplace from Dickenson. Changing into a dual battery made me feel better about how many hours of power I have. I will install another circuit when I put the new water heater in.

Looking at the prices now, I feel very fortunate to have stumbled into such a deal. My Vet is happy too, he now has a place to put other things---the 34 ft. Damon will not fit under the roof where the AS was. I never realized these things could actually go up in value???? I just wanted a good camper.
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If it means anything to you. We bought our 71 Overlander last July. Needs tires/hot water heater/ac repair or replace/all window seals. Drapes/upholstery and sofa bed redone in 1995-ish by A/S - black water tank replaced with aluminum frame. All original but really needed(s) tlc and a good scrubbing. Paid $5,700.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:56 AM   #28
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Sounds like you lucked out S. Camel. At $1500 you can put mucho in it and not reach its' current value. Mine had extensive work: couches, carpet and tambourr doors, tires and hitch. I needed something that I could move immediately. Lots of other coaches but many miles away. This one was on my route. Probably paid too much for it 5 years ago but it was either that or a hotel that Winter. Half the fun in owning it is restoring it and pride in owning it. It turns out to be a love hate relationship.
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