My wife and I recently got the 30' Classic Limited. Here's what we got for our $8000 that I know of: (Actually, with the dealer discount, it was probably closer to $6000, plus tax.)
1. Burgandy Zip Dee awnings and chairs, instead of blue. The main Zip Dee awning never opened and closed properly so I took it to an Airstream dealer in MT looking for a minor adjustment, and contrary to my instructions the dealer repositioned the "J-hook" that secures the awning to the roof, putting addt'l rivet holes in roof, he smeared silicone (!!) sealant all around and over it, scratched the aluminum surface, and made the awning even more difficult to operate.
$20 Walmart chairs are more comfortable and functional.
2. Clear acrylic outside entrance door handle with the word "LIMITED" inscribed on it. You can see it if you look closely.
3. Hickory wood interior complete with numerous scratches and mis-aligned cabinetry straight from the factory. The Hickory dinette is so cheaply finished that my wife is unable to use normal place mats because they stick to the surface.
4. "Brass fixtures" some of which by all appearances certainly appear to be plastic with a brass-colored finish, some of which the finishes were coming off after first use.
5. His and Hers matching Airstream logo hats and jackets; thankfully, you don't have to get them in burgandy. Haven't seen these yet since they were sent to our home about 3 months after we purchased the "Limited" and 2 months after we left home for the summer. Cute for the geritol generation, but not probably not very useful. Give me a chioce of 2 packable gore tex parkas next time for my money, please.
6. Burgandy pin striping on outside sidewall of trailer, and the word "LIMITED" inscribed on a plastic insignia. The word "AIRSTREAM" is also in gold colored plastic on the front and rear of trailer.
7. A "Flag Holder" as per Airstream's description. This is a metal box placed underneath the trailer just behind the entrance door steps. Since my wife and I do not have a flag to carry in it, we have found it is ideal for storing our entrance door rug (an indoor/outdoor carpet measuring about 4'x8').
8. Moen filtering faucet - not sure if this is the same Moen model that is put in all Classics or not, because it is shown in both Limited and non-limited literature. I LOVE this faucet! It filters on demand, pulls out to spray, or fill big items that won't fit in the sink, and shows the % of the filter life remaining (mine is now at 89% after 2 months of use).
9. 40# propane tanks, instead of the 30# tanks that are standard in the Classics. One of our tanks must have a loose sensor, or something, inside the tank which makes an annoying t-w-a-n-n-n-n-n-ng everytime you take a step inside the trailer. I"ll have this looked at when I'm at the factory for repairs next month.
We used 28# total of propane so far this summer, and had it filled at Montana Propane in Helena,MT last week for a grand total cost of $4.04 during their annual open house. We got free hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks, cookies and chips just for stopping by. It didn't matter if we were "Limited" or not, but by all accounts, I think that was the best bargain of the summer!
10. My truck is Burgandy and Silver, so I wouldn't want blue and silver. The Limited comes in burgandy graphics.
One time Henry Ford returned home only to find his wife had painted over his imported walnut wood family room walls with white paint. When she asked him what he thought about it, after some hesitation he said "peace in the family at any price."
I guess I feel like Henry must have felt. After thinking about it, I'll still take the Limited, at (almost) any price. (And, maybe my wife will paint over that damn hickory wood!)