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Old 07-07-2011, 01:28 PM   #15
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Hard to say, the bottom-most curved panel looks like it has the rolled edge, but the rest look fairly flat like all other 7-panels I've seen/owned. I'm sure I'm incorrect about one or the other half of that statement -- there'd be no advantage to using both methods on a single trailer.

And none of this side issue I raised is factors in at all to your original question of value, anyhow.

In my opinion, value is about condition, length, age and perceived rarity of the trailer... followed by your location, photos, description and method of sale (garage sale, craigslist, ebay) -- than any particular detail.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:03 PM   #16
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True But you made me curious, i'dd like to know/learn as much as possible. And i still don't know what the difference is between the 13-panel-style beads and 7-panel-style beads.
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Here's the diff up close. The 13 panel is polished... the 7 is not.

The crimped, rolled or beaded edge (depending on who's describing it) gives the 13 panels a thicker, more machine made appearance in my opinion. That said, the 60's end caps have beautiful lines as well, which compliment their flush windows in a very nice way.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:51 PM   #18
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I'd call this a renovated rather than restored Bambi.
That affects value a great deal. An all original 63' Bambi in this condition would fetch $20,000 to $30,000. Price would vary depending on documentation, location and if everything actually works.
A renovated trailer in this condition would go for $6,500 to $10,000. Again, price would depend on condition. If everything is ready to go, then $10,000 is not a bad price. If your goal is a restored 63' Bambi, then this trailer is just a start. You'll spend years and thousands of dollars to get it back to all original.
You still need to check out the floor, suspension, brakes, water system, electrical, heater and gas system.
Try contacting the seller to get more info and a third party survey of the trailer.
Are you looking for a restored trailer (think investment/show piece) or a renovated trailer (think really camping in it)?
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:54 PM   #19
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Dream on! 20,000 to 30,000 ????
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I'm not sure if they sell for these amounts but i see plenty priced between 20k and 30k....

The one on ebay has 1 bid now, curious what will happen now. Can't bid anyway the add says: sells to United States
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Dream on! 20,000 to 30,000 ????
Yes, I've seen them sell at that price. These are trailers that are near perfect, all original and usually have full documentation. The Bambi's were made in small numbers and that makes them rare.
I'm watching this trailer on Ebay now. It's already got a bid for 10K.
I think that's a little high for a trailer that still needs a lot of work and no longer has the original interior. There a four days left, let's see were the price goes.
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i'm watching it too, quite curious what will happen with the price....
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20,000 to 30,000......This is what I call "Bottom Fishing." The hopeful seller throws out the "line" and drags it along the "bottom" of the EBAY (or other) lake. Hoping to get that one "bite." But, that works in reverse too. A buyer sometimes can throw out his or her "offer" line....absurdly low....hoping for that one "bite."

When you look at buying....consider the cost to even get it to your possession. In the case of getting it to Port consider where it is in relation. Your best deal lies on the East Coast or near Galveston/Houston. Those French buyers that got the one from your effort last week are regular exporters and know that well. They cherry pick the East Coast. Costs are low for them. Next....you should be looking for one that has everything your will want and need.....remember the European conversion requirements....don't buy what you can't use there.
Prices always drop in the Winter.
A good Airstream person/business...like Franks in Maryland....I have never dealt with him...only go on reputation....would probably be your best bet. They would be aware of what you want, maybe where to get it at a reasonable price, set it up like you want it and reliably get it to Port for you.
Go slow.....do not fall into the "feeding frenzy" mentality of Vintage Airstream buying.
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They were french? I think they paid a lot of money for that trailer....

I try to get one near to either Galveston or the east coast. On the other hand, i'm not trying to make a profit either. If my dream AS is in the middle of the country i'll just have to deal with that

I'm aware of the additional costs, i already have quotes from different shippers and i know there is insurance, taxes etc. So i know my budget and my limitations, it's just that de feeding frenzy mentality makes it hard for me to get a nice and affordable AS.
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The one on ebay has 1 bid now, curious what will happen now. Can't bid anyway the add says: sells to United States
Don't let that stop you Cici. It's worth sending a message and asking the seller if they are interested in selling to you in Holland, if you provide a simple solution for shipping it...

Some sellers mean it, for others, it might have just been the default in the software settings.
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I mailed the seller, we will see what happens
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Well, she hasn't responded to my mail, and price went up way to high (7 bids now). So i'm moving on....

Have my eye on a Bambi II right now, price seems fair. Calling the seller tonight (dutch time that is) to see if we can work out the details. As far as i can see on the pictures the exterior looks fine, the interior seems ok. Al the cabinet doors are removed and i need to check if they are still there. Cant see the floor properly so need to check that too. So fingers crossed
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Well, the Ebay sale ended today. Somebody paid $14,900 for the 1963 Bambi. I thought that was just a little high, but what do I know?
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