Here are a few pictures of our "new to us" 1973 Sovereign
When we started looking for an Airstream there were a few things that we wanted: 1) everything works, 2) no large dents and 3) able to be used immediately. We found it with this one and the owners were really nice. They included the slide in hitch, load levelers, electronic braking system and extended side mirrors. The only thing he didn't have was the anti-sway bars. Plus he delivered it from north Alabama to our home in Middle Tennessee.
It's in good shape outside and inside. A very few small dents and a scratch or two. The awning is in good shape but doesn't have the metal cover that most seem to have. Not sure if that can be added or you have to buy the entire awning to get that. Maybe it would be nice to have the 2 awning on the back side as well?
The tinting on the windows looks purple in the sun and the LP tanks on the front aren't original (one is but can't be filled anymore).
The sealer is coming off in several places but it still looks good. Perhaps one week next Spring we'll take on the daunting task of stripping and polishing (or perhaps not).
The interior is pretty much original and everything works. The oven was replaced with a microwave and the carpet was replaced with square "VA" tile. Everything works as it's supposed to for electric/LP/battery. Sink covers are missing. Not sure where to get those.
Curtains are not original but do have the connectors top and bottom to keep them in place.
Twin beds, mid-cabin. We thought about the center bath but the bathroom seemed much bigger with the rear bath. The beds are (just) long enough for me to stretch out.
Everything in the bath works and looks to be in good condition. I think the tub/shower is going to be a bit short for a 6'2" guy but I've showered in Liberia, West Africa while standing on a half cement block and pouring cold water over my head from a coffee cup. This can't be that tough.
As mentioned, the oven has been replaced with a microwave. Probably not a big deal since we'll cook outside when possible. One problem though is the vent crank handle that hangs straight down in the kitchen. It hits me (literally) in the middle of my forehead. I will try removing it as I know this will become the beginning of a permenent indention otherwise.