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Old 07-13-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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What are the most collectable airstreams?

Now that I own a vintage airstream my curiosity is peaked. Are there certain years and models that are more collectable than others? Are there years and models that are less desirable? Mine is a '73 sovereign land yacht. I wander how it lands in the collectable market?

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Old 07-13-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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Generally anything built between 1967 and 1979 (the Beatrice years) are less collectible.
Sorry bout that.

But unless you are a Collector, all that matters is that YOU are happy with it.

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Old 07-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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The 1964 Bambi II was only built for one year. They go for premium prices when one pops up on the market.
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As a general rule of thumb, older+smaller=in demand. Another generality is that the more panels on the end cap, the more people get excited about it. What markdoane says is essentially true, but I think it's more because of supply than anything else... those were the peak production years for Airstream, so there's a lot of inventory out there.

Personally, I'm not looking for collectible, I'm looking for a trailer that's pleasant to travel with and camp in. For that, a good '70s trailer is pretty nice. Lots of large windows, a variety of floor plans and sizes, relatively simple systems. Of course, they're 35-45 years old, so most of them as-found are not "a good '70s trailer" and will require some work to get into good traveling condition. That said, unless you spend a lot of money on a trailer someone else has restored/renovated, you're likely to find most of the same problems in a '60s trailer as well.

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