So I am starting the journey of looking for a vintage airstream. I have accepted the fact that anything I find will need a full rebuild, and am looking forward to the love-hate relationship that it will bring. I do not have an ideal model in mind but rather a set of very basic criteria to meet:
22-28 ft in length
Relatively dent free exterior
Complete interior (just to have something to work off of)
No missing windows
On my search I have learned a couple things. First, all the trailers near me are priced 2-3x the realistic value (vintageairstream.com guidlines). Second, almost all trailers have at least one broken window.
I have come across a trailer about 4 hours from me and the asking price is $3500 and the owner is willing to negotiate. It is a 1961
Ambassador International Land Yacht. This is the first trailer that is even remotely close to a reasonable asking price and even has all the windows intact. It is listed as having all the original appliances and new tires. I asked what condition the frame and axles were in and their response was that they have not looked at the frame due to it being covered and they towed it about 200 miles 2 years ago and it performed fine.
It fits my basic criteria but I need some input from the professionals (aka you guys).
Thanks in advance!