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1968 17' Caravel
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1968 Airstream Caravel 17 - Indiana

Title: 1968 Airstream Caravel 17 - Indiana
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

“Airiel” is a very rare, iconic 1968 17’ Caravel, complete with “Baby Moon” hubcaps. I have owned this charming little collector’s item for 6 years and am selling her reluctantly only to purchase a larger vintage Airstream. The skin is in very good condition, perfect for mirror polishing. At ca. 2500 lbs. the Caravel tows well behind most passenger vehicles. Made in Cerritos, California, she has ghost WBCCI numbers and the names of the original owners from Ft. Wayne, IN, who provided me with “baby pictures” of the Caravel, which I can provide along with original documentation and an owner’s manual.

She is one of the few Caravels with a four-person dinette and large table that converts to a rather roomy bed. Except for the kitchen cabinets, cook top and accordion door the Caravel interior is entirely original. All curved glass windows are original.

"Shag" wheels (very large casters) attached to the single axle in case of problem with tire or wheel.

• Water-tight
• Stored indoors for the past 6 years
• Clear title
• 2 propane tanks
• 30 gallons of fresh water
• 12 gallon black water tank

Lots of Improvements:
• New tires, including spare
• Baby moon hubcaps
• New Suburban furnace and thermostat
• Fantastic Fan
• New 2-burner propane cooking stove
• New water pump
• New battery
• New fuse box
External waist-height electrical connection
• New 30 amp electrical cord
• Partially new plumbing
• New kitchen cabinetry
• All new upholstery, foam rubber and curtains
• New window valences
• Pergo wood laminate floor (red oak)
• New emergency brake switch
• New window and door seals
• Levelor blinds in kitchen and rear

The Interior is nearly original:
-Toilet (with new seals and wax ring), bath cabinet.
-All original woodwork and cabinetry, other than kitchen cabinets
-Dining table
-Forward overhead compartment and radio
-Newer Dometic electric / gas refrigerator

Full disclosure:
The original water heater was removed and not replaced.
Rock guard has missing corner. Can be replaced for $150.
Slight dents in upper rear panel above window

Questions are welcome. Additional pictures are available on request.
You can contact us by filling in the form on the right hand column of the ad listing:
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