So it is finally here at my farm in the Fraser Valley BC Canada and yes I lost sleep over the last few weeks leading up to the purchase of the trailer. But it is finally here after 20 years of saying, "Wouldn't it be cool to have an Airstream".
This Overlander is from 1955
the same year I was born in the summer of 1955
. Considering cars and trailers usually are of a certain year are usually advertised and started to be sold in the previous year you could say it was sort of conceived at the same time.
I have been throwing a few names around to call the 55 but not decided yet.
There was a song by Etta James from 1955
called "The Wallflower" which happened to be one of my Dad's favorite flowers (avid Gardner, you couldn't keep him out of the garden) and I also had met Etta James twice in a small club she was playing at in the 80's before her career took off for the second time (She died this year) so song "The Wallflower" from 1955 or just "Wallflower" is starting to sound right. The trailer looks kinda unassuming right now but probably has seen quite a lot and if it was a person sitting in the corner would probably have lots of great stories to tell, bit of a "Wallflower".
It needs lots of work to get it all cleaned up but I think it is cool. The first stage (freaking out wondering if I will actually end up owning it) is over. Right now I am just enjoying the view of it sitting outside the kitchen window until the fields dry out, then I will move it to a better place to work on it (need to extend road to back of property).
But for now it's finally a great sunny spring day, a good time to be buying a 1955 Airstream Overlander.
PS: I posted some images in 50's Airstream photos