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Old 01-20-2009, 11:27 AM   #141
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:22 PM   #142
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OK the cat is not quite out of the bag. HOW Much did it sell for at the auction???
75,000 in a down economy?????????? I guess I will have to eat my hat. There is a sucker born every moment in my opinion and to pay 75,000 ????????????
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I have an old wally beret I can send you with mustard if you prefer.

I have not heard what the sold price was but it is all relative between the buyer and the obect of desire.

I remember being irritated by the story recently that the Airstream Company paid almost 300K for a customized chopper motorcycle to help reach new customers that may not understand the appeal of aluminum travel trailers. I thought it was a complete waste of time and money and enjoyed posting snarky comments about it.

Had the company bought and restored this legacy trailer and put a fraction of that money into restoring it, this would have meant much more to actual future customers and existng owners of Airstreams. Maybe they did? The BMW Motorcycle division has has great success using their history of classic products to sell the new ones. And they were selling motorcycles.

Old vs. new but that they are not the same is another subject.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:44 PM   #143
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I'll take the Wally Beret, cherish it, wear it to all rallies, and then give it to a museum. If we really wanted to share our special wagon would we not donate it to a museum so all can see and appreciate it. I am really surprised Gooding took that item but then again mabye someone was just cashing in. I prefer to share and give back.
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:02 PM   #144
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If we really wanted to share our special wagon would we not donate it to a museum so all can see and appreciate it. I am really surprised Gooding took that item but then again mabye someone was just cashing in. I prefer to share and give back.
It must be nice to be independently wealthy without a financial care in the world. Go back and read airhead2's reason for selling and I think you will feel a little embarrassed. You certainly must be a share-the-wealth kind of gal.

BTW, Goodings is an auction house for automotive related collectibles. With your reasoning, no one would ever sell vintage automobiles or antique furniture or artwork but would donate all those Picasos and Rothkos to museums. Some people just don't get it.
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It is nice to be a good person. Giving back comes from the heart and would it not be nice if we all gave back on what ever level we can. Wealth has nothing to do with giving back. Did you never read about people who barely made a living but helped others? Shame on you to be judgemental of my financial worth. I have and always will be a giving person and it has zero to do with money. Also I know about Goodling and uually they ck facts about any item they sell. You are the one who does not get it as apparently you have no interest in helping anyone or sharing so others can appreciate things that they may never see. It is a mind set that you obviously do not have.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:10 PM   #146
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You are the one who does not get it as apparently you have no interest in helping anyone or sharing so others can appreciate things that they may never see. It is a mind set that you obviously do not have.
You couldn't be more wrong about your fellow forums member.

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Old 01-20-2009, 06:16 PM   #147
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I see a mod in this threads future.

Hopefully the new owner will take care of it, have it restored, and use it as Wally intended.

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Old 01-20-2009, 07:14 PM   #148
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Couldn't have been an easy choice to sell, can only imagine. I'm guessing anyone investing that type of money isn't going to let it go to pieces. Maybe Jay Leno is expanding his garage to include an RV section....
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:52 PM   #149
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I think I need to go back and read from the beginning... Seem this trailer has been sold a couple of time in this thread. Sure is a shame to have dirty laundry hung out like this.
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I called the auction house this morning on the way to work. The Bubble sold at auction for $55,000 to someone from overseas. Now this doesn't necessarily mean it will end up overseas but I imagine there is a very good chance that it will. My plans are to go out tomorrow AM and take a wealth of pictures of this unique trailer and share them with the AS community. I would expect the new owner to be proud to own this piece of AS history as the person I spoke with at the auction house said he was. I expect and hope it will be properly attended to and respected. More tomorrow night...

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hello everyone,
i'm the very very proud new owner of the wally bubble.
i'm from ireland, my wife is english and have two little daughters born in new york but we live between england and ireland at present.
not a movie star or an asian business man or a zilionare, just someone like all of you the has got the bug for airstreams and wants to live my dreams.
will keep you all posted on progress but the plan for the moment to to ship it back to our home in the south west of england. the dream would be to redo the 1955 scouting trip with her and a vw convertable and stop off for some french onion soup in paris on the way.
again will keep you posted, but at the moment just want to finalize the deal and keep her safe.
robert77 has been helping me a great deal on this and we are working out a way that without risking any damage we could let of few folks have a look before this sets sail.
again, i'm just a normal guy with a passion and living my dreams before it's too late.

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Old 01-21-2009, 06:13 AM   #152
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Sam, thanks for the post and welcome. Now that you have revealed your excellent plan and are the proud owner of Wally's trailer you are no longer a normal guy. I am glad to see the the trailer will be restored and used on a grand adventure. Please post more about your plans and share your on going restoration with the group.

One question do you plan to recreate the script on the trailer exterior, I hope so it is the final touch.

You may have just become a European Caravan leader. I can see a line of trailers winding their way along the original route with you in the lead.

Best of luck Jim.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:10 AM   #153
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Way to go Sam. I want to sign up along with Jim for that onion soup caravan. Sounds like this trailer is returning to it's world travelling roots.

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Good morning Sam. Any chance I will be able to meet you this morning when I come out to the mall where the auction took place? I hope we get the chance to share a few stories.

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