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For Sale: 1947 Airstream 22' Liner - This is the oldest known post war surviving one built. Serial number 1006, making it the 5th (possibly 6th nobody is sure if they started the 47 serial numbers at 1000 or 1001) it came off the line a full year before Airstream was incorporated. Built at the Metropolitan Airport in Los Angles California in 1947, not quite a prototype, but still before many of the standardization's that Airstreams became known for. My plan when I bought it was to farm it out to Timeless Travel Trailer or David Winick and have it re-done and take it to Barret Jackson or Mecum auction. Alas, neither the time or the budget has let that happen, so it's time for me to send it on down the road as is. It still has it's original Pipe frame construction, which is still good enough that when I bought it in California, I had it towed it through the Colorado route via the Rockies, and it did just fine, but unless its local, I would not recommend anybody tow it again, it should be trailered to ship. It has new tires, suspension is still OK, but anybody who knows those pipe frame Airstreams knows that 2 U bolt failures and you can find yourself towing a pipe only, and no trailer. I have contacts in Wisconsin and have done at least 2 new frames for 19' 47' Liners and can put you in touch with them.

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Exterior: Excellent, for it's age. Exterior wise its 100% original, and the only damage is on the belly pan, next to the pipe frame and hitch where it comes out. It tore on the trip to Wisconsin and the wind caught it a bit. Its repairable, and wont be seen. Other than that, almost no dents, dings or no major road rash or scratches at all - nothing that won't polish out quite easily. Both the front and rear brass nameplates are totally intact. Side windows are all original and functional. Front and rear curved plexiglass windows do need to be replaced.

Interior was gutted at some point in its life. It has a front table dinette, with a not so nice south west fabric, and a rear bed. That's it. All of that should go and it can be a blank slate to make it whatever one would want it to be.

Frame as stated should be replaced. If you don't know what an Airstream Pipe frame is, you do not want to! But for a purist, it is still intact and fully functional. My suggestion, replace it with a modern ladder frame, and ideally keep the pipe frame look for the hitch and rear.

Pictures, videos and other details attached. Any questions or further details of anything about it, please message me and we can connect.

Photos of the canopy are just for show, borrowed from our 62' Tradewind and to large for this trailer anyway - it is not included.

1947 never used (still has its original mailing envelope from the DMV) CA Trailer License Place included. Domain name and facebook page of www.1947airstream.com also included if one wanted it.

Google Album: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/UNaXcE
Bike Tow Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJvQ8K6hr3U
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1947 Airstream Serial #1006 For Sale
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