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Old 09-19-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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considering purchasing an Airstream

We are considering purchasing an Airstream, listed as a 1961 but by the serial # probably and '52. We are very new to Airstreams, so if I post pictures on here, can anyone/everyone commend on their general take on this particular one before we spend the bucks? Generally, we'd like to know if anyone thinks the cabinets are original (does ANYTHING look original?), how much money might we have to put in this for restoration, etc. It is on the market right now for $2500. As you can see by the pictures it had done a "slow roll" damaging one side, but they say no leaks. Looks like a back window needs replacing too. Thanks everyone!
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:57 PM   #2
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More pics

Here are the rest of the pictures - ANY comments are appreciated!
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:57 PM   #3
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Sorry - mistyped - listed as a 1951
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:19 PM   #4
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Some of the cabinets look original and some don't, but I really do not know.

Repairing the shell will be very costly IMHI. I don't believe there are many people with the skills to replace all the panels. I would say you are looking at many thousands of dollars to repair the shell. If I were looking for an old Airstream, I would look for one with a good shell and good windows. There is still a ton of work to be done on them.

Wait for the experts to chime in.

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Old 09-19-2011, 11:37 PM   #5
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The interior looks pretty original. Take a look here: 51Cruiser

It looks like you have a 1951 Cruiser. The good news is that all the panels are flat, no stretch formed panels on your unit.

It looks like a good survivor and could be brought back to original condition.

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