I am a huge fan of Airstream trailers and I love the new ones, but the entry barrier is a bit high for me. So I have focused on vintage Airstreams. . .the silver bullets constructed of aviation-grade aluminum. In my view, a polished, gleaming Airstream is the quintessential, timeless, classic, all-American icon of the highway.
My first Airstream was a 1972 Globe Trotter (see early photos in nav bar) that I owned for more than two years, that is the basis for this blog, “Vintage Highway,” though I haven’t done any posts since my trip to Oregon and Washington last summer. My blog posts are reports on my trips into wine country where I stay at wineries and spend time tasting and buying,
Shortly after I parked my rig after returning home from a 2,300-mile sojourn, I responded to a knock at my front door. A passerby virtually begged to purchase my Airstream, and after first rebuffing him, I ultimately sold it for a price I could not refuse.
Late last year when I had the opportunity to purchase another Airstream, this one a 1972 International in pristine condition, I wrote the check. . .even though this one is too big for what I need. At 27 feet, my Honda Ridgeline just doesn’t have the juice to pull it in this part of the world.
I’m offering this unit for sale, and interior and exterior photos are posted here. With the exception of the air conditioning, all appliances and systems are in perfect working order. This spacious Airstream sleeps four and it has new floors, custom leather couch cushions and some window treatments.
You won’t find a nicer rig that is ready to roll than this one, priced at $15,000. . .a fraction of the cost of a new Airstream, and far less than the cost of a new travel trailer of its size. If you would like to view this Airstream, contact me to make an appointment. –gary