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Old 04-10-2018, 09:55 AM   #1
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Value of a nicely redone 1976 International Overlander 27

Looking at a 76 Intl Overlander. Total restoration frame off about 5 years ago.

complete and ready to go. Looks great.

Ideas of value range? Thank you!
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:50 AM   #2
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Anywhere from 15k to 115k? Need far more information to give any kind of idea of value. It might be worth contacting one of the companies that does vintage Airstream appraisals and hire them to appraise it.
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Worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it...

It's all over the board...this can help you put things in perspective:

Price vs Condition

But as the previous poster stated, it could go into the 6-figures, especially if it was professionally restored.

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Thank you for the replies. I had looked over that pricing guide previously but it indicated the high of $18k which did not seem right. The asking price is in the high $30's.

new subfloor, custom upholstery, new plumbing, electric, etc. Not over the top, just tastefully done.
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Thank you for the replies. I had looked over that pricing guide previously but it indicated the high of $18k which did not seem right. The asking price is in the high $30's.

new subfloor, custom upholstery, new plumbing, electric, etc. Not over the top, just tastefully done.
Without seeing pictures and a detailed description, it's hard to say whether the high 30s is a good price for this particular unit, but it's certainly not out of line for a nicely renovated unit of that size and vintage.
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High 30s doesn't surprise if the rebuild was done properly, and the interior design is tasteful. I paid nearly half that for a "well used" one with significant needs.

You will have to appraise all the work done and dollars spent making it a new trailer. Hopefully the seller has photos and receipts of the work done. I would expect to see new axles, brakes, bearings, tires, belly pan, insulation, no rust or cracks in the frame, no rear end separation, new black and gray tanks of larger capacity, nearly perfect body without damage, verified no rain water leaks, new appliances, new plumbing, new 12v electrical including battery, new soft goods (mattress, cushions, upholstery, curtains, etc.) awnings perfect or new, doors and windows all work, rubber seals new, AC new, front window rock guard and everything else?

High 30s buys a new box trailer of the same length. A vintage Airstream is more fun. I believe they will hold their value and last longer than a box trailer.

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The problem with full restores and significant remodels are, for me, twofold.

1. The new materials people want in an updated trailer tend to add weight to a trailer that was not designed for the weight. Balance can also be affected.
2. The seller tends to want to recoup part or all of their investment in the restore project.

It's up to you. The trailer is, in the end, worth precisely what you are willing to pay for it. In assessing value I would tend to consider that you may not have to replace key systems right away like water heater, AC, furnace, appliances etc. - that is about $1,000 per component. The frame off restore is interesting but it was the decision made by the owner and may or may not have had to be done - why should you have to pay for it? And how do you know it was done right? Think buying a house with a pool - the prior owner put a pool in and got enjoyment from it but rarely do they get any return on the investment in a pool at resale.
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Thanks all. I appreciate the insight.
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