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Old 05-27-2014, 06:49 AM   #1
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Sad End to a Rare Trailer

Yesterday we went to London to view our daughters Degree show at Central Saint Martins, Great show by talented youngsters and especially my daughter.

The only downside to the day was to see this VERY rare trailer used to vend food and drinks from, so sad !!
Early 50's i think 13 panel end caps
2 doors both with door within door,
i tried to find serial but could not see,
Yes it has some bumps and small dings but so do I, it was far to rare and good to end up like this. http://www.airforums.com/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif


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Old 05-27-2014, 06:59 AM   #2
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Central Saint Martins. That brings back memories - it's where I started out.

And yes, shame about the trailer. Wonder how it ended up there.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:35 AM   #3
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Mulligan,

Looks like a 1953/54 Double Door 29' Liner. Now I know where another one is.

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Yesterday we went to London to view our daughters Degree show at Central Saint Martins, Great show by talented youngsters and especially my daughter.

The only downside to the day was to see this VERY rare trailer used to vend food and drinks from, so sad !!
Early 50's i think 13 panel end caps
2 doors both with door within door,
i tried to find serial but could not see,
Yes it has some bumps and small dings but so do I, it was far to rare and good to end up like this. http://www.airforums.com/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif


http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...1&d=1401194524
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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To me this is not sad at all. It is not sitting unused rotting and falling apart in some farmers field. I like seeing these old trailers being repurposed. In the States more and more people are discovering that vintage trailers make excellent platforms for commercial purposes.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:50 AM   #6
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To me this is not sad at all. It is not sitting unused rotting and falling apart in some farmers field. I like seeing these old trailers being repurposed. In the States more and more people are discovering that vintage trailers make excellent platforms for commercial purposes.
I agree completely. It could have been chopped up for scrap. At least this way people get to see it. It may help to promote interest in restoration to travel use of other vintage units.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:33 AM   #7
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If you think this double door had ANY chance of being scrapped your living in a different Universe. Granted, there are many others which could and should be repurposed. NOT this one. I do respect the owners choice....it is theirs to do with as they please.
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I guess that I tend to agree that an Airstream in use is an airstream saved. Too many of these proud old travelers end up rotting in a field. They eventually get to the point of decay that they are not worth saving. Those are the really sad cases.

I actually enjoy seeing these old road warriors dispensing hot dogs and enchiladas. There are six of these old guys in downtown Seaside in the Florida Panhandle engaged in various culinary duties.

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I Don't have issues with an old shabby trailer that gets saved from the scrap/breakers yard being re-deployed
But trust me this old girl was a long way from being like that
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It is only sad when they are left to rot. Close to me there is a 59 28" Ambassador, The first year they made the model and this one was fifth of the line. It has not moved or been used since 1992. The interior is in pristine condition and the exterior is covered with a thick layer of dirt. I offered her what Jackson Center said it is worth. Her idea of its worth was five times the offer and that she would rather sell it for scrap than take my offer. It is so sad because she said that it was her fathers pride before he died.
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Central Saint Martins. That brings back memories - it's where I started out.

And yes, shame about the trailer. Wonder how it ended up there.
CSM, is in a new building now, at the side of St Pancras and Kings Cross stations.
The Airstream went in about 2 years ago, when the building opened.
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Hi Bill,

It looked longer than 29ft
i would say 31/32ft

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Looks like a 1953/54 Double Door 29' Liner. Now I know where another one is.

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To me this is not sad at all. It is not sitting unused rotting and falling apart in some farmers field. I like seeing these old trailers being repurposed. In the States more and more people are discovering that vintage trailers make excellent platforms for commercial purposes.
I would have to agree with you, this is still towable, and is in use. We've all seen the back lot trailers that were not. Anybody else who recognizes this as an AS and what it is (as far as age), should also recognize that it is still alive and being used.

I'm just glad it's still alive! So it is not the end.
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There is a 32' listed on the Vintage Airstream Photo Archive site, but unfortunately no pictures.

Regardless, a unique trailer.

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It looked longer than 29ft
i would say 31/32ft

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