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Old 05-28-2018, 09:47 PM   #1
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Hello Community,
I found this 1975 Ambassador . My novice eye thinks it in great shape and perfect canidate for a rebuild. Thought I'd run it through for your thoughts. I can pick it up for $2000
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:51 PM   #2
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A few of the interior.
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:06 PM   #3
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Might be great deal! Have you consider having it inspect?
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:19 AM   #4
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welcome, the trailer looks really nice. as has been said, get someone with the knowledge to check it out. even with the standard floor-rot i think it's worth it. kurt
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:15 AM   #5
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For two thousand buck it looks to be a steal even if it has some problems.They all do and looks can be deceiving. Get a good look at the bones ie: the frame in any place you can see and the floor especially around the outer edges, under windows, bath and in rear compartment. Window intact? Getting at least some electric power and water to it would be nice to check things.
I wish trailers sold that cheap around here.
It mainly boils down to is this the trailer YOU want? Only you have the answer to that and no amount of decision reinforcement should change that as you are going to spend some money getting her up and going again. Consider the 2K the down payment.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:52 PM   #6
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Well if you don't want it, I do! ;-)
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:50 PM   #7
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Definitely a few issues seen and unseen.

Next weekends mission is new tires ,check bearings ,break loose break and get some running lights working then maybe I can limp it home for some real inspection.
A daunting task ahead, but seems like a great starting point with minimum down payment (cowdiddly)
Thank you all for your input .

Where is the best place to start a build thread ?
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:51 PM   #8
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Welcome to Air Forums. Renovating these old Airstreams is a fun hobby. There is a lot of expertise in the New England area to help out if needed. These Air Forums are also very handy.

I have a 75 Overlander 27', one size smaller than this Ambassador. It was in good shape kinda when I bought it, see photos. I did the inspection myself and knew full well what I was getting into. This Ambassador you are looking at is not the most popular model. The trailers 25' or less are more popular and generally worth more.

I would suspect you could have 20k in this trailer including the purchase price to make it reliable and travel ready if you do most of the work yourself. And spending over 1000 hours on it wouldn't surprise. I can just imagine all it needs. A $2k Airstream is an expensive hobby. I don't think you can make a lot of money on this trailer, just like I don't think I can on my Overlander. I'm spending on it as I like it and intend to keep it, not fix and flip.

I hope you decide to join the vintage Airstream hobby and give this old girl a make over and back on the road.

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