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Old 07-26-2005, 10:20 PM   #1
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You just never know...

what you'll find out there.

I "found" this oldie out in Hillside, Colorado this weekend. I've known about it for awhile and it never moves. Parked deep in the woods, you'd have to look hard to find it. Looks to be in pretty good shape and is almost currently licensed (9/04)

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Old 07-26-2005, 10:28 PM   #2
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Flaming christwagon! I hope that guy has it really locked up, he's got a gold mine in them hills!

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Old 07-26-2005, 10:34 PM   #3
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It's miles from anywhere. You'd have to be looking in order to find her...
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:37 PM   #4
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:50 PM   #5
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A little help here...

It looks Airstream-ish, but is that rear end cap original? Can't say I've seen anything like it -- even in the Avion line. Enlarging XRay's 3rd post I believe the front is normal for the older end caps. But the back has definitely been modified in some repair...
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:56 PM   #6
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Isn't that a whale tail?

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Old 07-26-2005, 11:05 PM   #7
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Isn't that a whale tail?

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Yes, the famous California Dutchman or Whaletale. You will see examples on VintageAirstream.com 1954 Flying Cloud.

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Old 07-26-2005, 11:14 PM   #8
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You just never know...

The windows help to identify it as a pre-1959 model, and it appears to me to be either a Cruiser or Overlander that was sold as a 26' coach. If my notes are correct, the whale tale would date it as a pre-1957 model built in California.

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Old 07-27-2005, 04:49 AM   #9
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Bet that opened your eyes when you happened upon it. Nice find, great pics!
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