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Old 05-12-2014, 07:24 PM   #1
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Can anyone help me figure out what model airstream this is?

I just recently purchased this Airstream but I'm not sure what year it even is. I was told by the previous owner that it is a 1958 the overall length from hitch to rear bumper is 24". I posted a few pics I hope this helps. Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:24 PM   #2
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I'm gonna go with a 1955 to 1957 Overlander, possibly a "Custom". The official length looks to be 26'. The 1958 had an additional set of clearance/marker lights up higher than yours. I can't link to the archives on airstream.com anymore, not sure what the deal is. Should be nameplate, serial number, etc. somewhere on there. More pics would help. Good luck!

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Old 05-13-2014, 01:01 AM   #3
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If it is actually 24' it should be a Tradewind.... the photos don't show except the one view and the tiny fuzzy ones... here is a link to the Vintage Airstream Photo Archive. See what you think! Vintage Airstream Photo Archives.

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Old 05-13-2014, 07:28 AM   #4
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I agree, it is a 55'-57' Overlander/ Crusier or Custom which are all considered 26' footers measured bumper to tongue.

In the mid-late 50's which this trailer definitely is based on the number of panels at the end cap, Airstream didn't offer a 24'. The bumper & tongue add 2-˝ to 3' to the body though which is where length confusion comes from.

In '58, the end panels were reduced from 13 to 7 - so it has to be earlier than that. In '54 the rear tail lights were square. If you post the VIN number, you can be more certain.

Ohio built:
O- 4183 to ~O- 4219 (Cruiser)
O- 7000 to O- 7144 (Cruiser “Overlander”)
O- 4600 to O -4609 (Cruiser “Romany”)
California built: ~6500 to ~6600

Ohio built:
O-7145 to O-7358 (Overlander)
O-4219 to O-4233 (Cruiser)
California built: 6NNN

Ohio built: O-7359 to O-7593
California built: 6NNN
(~6700 to ~6900)

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