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Old 11-11-2020, 09:27 AM   #1
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Trying to date a 19?? Bambi?

I inherited a badly beaten-up, but still beautiful, Bambi, with zero information on year etc. It's 16 ft and I have attached the model number or whatever that relates to, along with a picture of the Airstream logo under the rear window. Any help with the year would be appreciated. Also curious what the four numbers at the top mean.
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Old 11-11-2020, 11:17 AM   #2
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Looks more like an Ohio built 1956 Bubble. 13 panels and the logo font looks mid fifties. Maybe Joe (66Overlander) will tell us. Take care
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Trying to date a 1960s Bambi
I once tried to date Bambi in the 60's.
But that's another story.
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Old 11-11-2020, 11:37 AM   #4
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Thank you for the quick response! Did the Bubble come with different window options? Here is what I have front and side. Seems like a bit more window than other 56 Bubbles I looked at, but I am grateful for your reply since I assumed it was a 60s-era Bambi because that's what I was told. I will keep digging.
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Thank you for the quick response! Did the Bubble come with different window options? Here is what I have front and side. Seems like a bit more window than other 56 Bubbles I looked at, but I am grateful for your reply since I assumed it was a 60s-era Bambi because that's what I was told. I will keep digging.

It's 1956 Bubble as shown here http://vintageairstream.com/photo-ar...956-bubble-16/
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Jack, when time allows, please post pictures. That’s an interesting trailer. Also, go to the vintage archives’ site Doug posted. Good luck
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The serial number O1017 indicates that this is a 16' Bubble built in Ohio in September 1955. That would make it a 1955 Bubble. Airstream model years did not change until almost the end of the calendar year in the early to mid-1950s.

The information on the Vintage Airstream Photo Archives is reasonably accurate, but not always perfect.
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