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Old 08-17-2003, 11:00 PM   #1
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$10K+ and it sold!!

This is the most I've seen a vintage trailer actually sale for.

I was watching the auction on ebay for this 1968 Overlander 26' and it closed at $10,400...

I like seeing this. Maybe my *investment* is rising

I know lots of people ask for that or more for a nicely restored unit. This one does not even seem that restored to me.

What is the most you know of one selling for and what was it?


Ebay link....
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Old 08-17-2003, 11:15 PM   #2
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Maxwell's Twin ~

I posted this one in the Polls section...but it fits here too
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Update 8/7/03: Max's twin ended up closing on ebay for $10,675 ~
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Old 08-17-2003, 11:19 PM   #3
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W$W

I wonder why some go for so much and others don't?...

I guess the globetrotter is close to the coveated bambi in length, but the overlander for over $10k.....
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Old 08-17-2003, 11:28 PM   #4
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I dunno...you never know what drives a particular item to go so high and others not...is it location? Originality? Layout? Hmmm...

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Old 08-18-2003, 02:59 AM   #5
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I believe a 69 Caravel closed for close to $12k back in April. It was polished and had been used in a Madonna video (according to the description). Different things add value for different people. I'm sure with the press vintage trailers have been getting, prices will only go up. I'm glad I've got mine already!
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Old 08-18-2003, 11:49 AM   #6
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Publicity is Good!

I purchased my vintage Airstream on 8/3 and a week later my local newspaper, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune did a full two-page feature on Airstreams. Now this week another Airstream, same model and year, but not as nice was advertised locally for $2,000 more than mine. The want ads had four Airstreams advertised yesterday. That is three more than average from what I had been observing. Maybe that article brought them out.
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Old 08-18-2003, 05:39 PM   #7
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Wow......amazing

I JUST got back from driving to Louisiana to pick up my 2nd 'Stream, which happened to be a very nice 1966 Overlander. It's in very good shape both in and out, and after surfing ebay for fun last night (terrible habit...hard to break! ) I must say my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw where the price for that one was headed...
Funny thing is,Tim, if I had not got on the forum today and spotted your link, my husband would never have believed me. For some reason, maybe bidding just closed or something, it would not reappear when I was attempting to "prove" to him what a great investment I had just made on ours!

So thank you for giving back my credibility.. .

Now,...
Anyone interested in a lovely '66 Overlander for, say, $8500.00?
Such a deal!
(p.s. I paid the princely sum of $2750. And it came with a cool washer/dryer unit!)
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I became curious Saturday afternoon ...

... when the bid was still at $4200. Of course you'd have to figure folks were saving their dollar$ for the final run-up.

Advantage over new is a nearly 1000 lbs lighter empty weight with corresponding increase in cargo weight. Needed early repairs would have been to the axles, heat and awning. The owner was fairly helpful -- there seemed to be a minor roof leak at the AC but seals can be looked at. My online ice pick wouldn't reach to Denver so floors were an unknown. It looked like a worthwhile project but my head started to turn away when it moved through $6000 & $7000 so early.

Early Sunday evening there were some good-sized leaps of maximums and the proxy bidding ratcheted the price right up there.

eBay is so much sight-unseen on the product! This certainly wasn't a restored unit -- this link was updated on 8/16/03 so I will trust all you alluminati for a while longer. Researching this Overlander, I did run across Shari's Maxwell note above and appreciated it greatly.

Congrats to the new owner, whoever among us they may be!

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