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Old 01-11-2018, 07:29 PM   #1
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Value on this beauty ?

I️ have a canny ability to notice airstreams out of the corner of my eye and just noticed this. No clue what I️t is even? But looks very old and being used as a garden shed.
Would be a total rebuild of course, couldn’t even see the trailer chassis.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:29 PM   #2
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:00 PM   #3
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Trade him a nice new shed for the trailer
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:06 PM   #4
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It's a pre-1953 Silver Streak Clipper. Cool trailer
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:09 PM   #5
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That, my friend, is a Silver Streak

So ... looks to be a late 40's early 50's Silver Streak Clipper. Originally designed by Wally, so not surprising it caught your eye. With the vin number I could give you a closer estimate of the year.

It looks like someone put some rub rails from an early Spartan down both sides. It's hard to tell from the pics, but maybe they hung skirts from the added rails to park it full time?

Looks like an interesting project. Are the owners selling it?
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:12 PM   #6
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Tom Patterson would know better than most. Also, he has a gorgeous version of one of these that I was fortunate enough to tour.
Google: tom patterson silverstreak
He's pretty good about responding.

Get it!

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Old 01-11-2018, 10:13 PM   #7
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So ... looks to be a late 40's early 50's Silver Streak Clipper. Originally designed by Wally, so not surprising it caught your eye. With the vin number I could give you a closer estimate of the year.

It looks like someone put some rub rails from an early Spartan down both sides. It's hard to tell from the pics, but maybe they hung skirts from the added rails to park it full time?

Looks like an interesting project. Are the owners selling it?
No clue yet, I knocked on the door and no response. I'll try again on the weekend, you never know, could be the right timing for him. His house looked as run down as the trailer ...
anyone want to throw a number out there on what a shell like that is worth? Would be way beyond my skills to renovate, fun thinking about though.
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Might even be a very rare 1948 Curtis Wright.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:33 AM   #9
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Looks like a worthy project.
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No clue yet, I knocked on the door and no response. I'll try again on the weekend, you never know, could be the right timing for him. His house looked as run down as the trailer ...
anyone want to throw a number out there on what a shell like that is worth? Would be way beyond my skills to renovate, fun thinking about though.
I live in the country for a reason. Not to have people knocking on my door asking if I want to sell my old trailers.

Leave a note in the mailbox as some people don't like it when strangers come up uninvited. Might be an invitation to a near death experience.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:01 AM   #11
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Be careful with assumptions..

I grew weary of people knocking on my door wanting to buy my trailer, usually for about $500. One guy said that he didn't know anything about " RVs ", but low balled me because it was just an Argosy, and not an Airstream.

Things that went through my mind.

1. They think I am stupid and don't know what the trailer is worth.

2. They hope I am strapped for cash and willing to let it go for nothing.

3. They are ignorant and don't know what it's worth.

4 They want to do nothing to it and flip it for a quick buck.

5. They think that I am going to care that they don't want to spend a lot of money

6. They think that how little they will use it should determine the price

I am on the look out for a "NOT FOR SALE " sign. If the trailer doesn't have a FOR SALE sign…thread lightly
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:35 PM   #12
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I live in the country for a reason. Not to have people knocking on my door asking if I want to sell my old trailers.

Leave a note in the mailbox as some people don't like it when strangers come up uninvited. Might be an invitation to a near death experience.
I, on the other hand, have met some really nice people who stopped to ask about our Airstreams. I enjoy the extra space afforded by living in a rural area, but it doesn't mean I don't want to talk to people.

Unless there are signs that the owner is unwelcoming of visitors, go to the door and ask! If you leave a note and you don't hear back you'll never know if it got to the right person or not. If you didn't live so far away I'd already be cruising your neighborhood to see if I could get there first!
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I'm willing to bet they get hit up all the time and ask a boatload of $ for it when asked.
but if there's no NOT FOR sale sign you might luck out
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Took me 8 months knocking on the same door and asking if they were ready yet to sell. They kept saying come back. So I did, that's how I got my 77 minuet
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