|Year:||1957||Water Capacity:||15 gallons|
|Make:||Airstream||Number of AC Units:||1|
|Location:||Charlotte, NC||Self Contained:||Yes|
|Number of Slide Outs:||0|
VINTAGE 1957 16ft AIRSTREAM BUBBLE TRAVEL TRAILER
PREDECESSOR TO THE BAMBI WITH A PRODUCTION RUN OF ONLY 4 YEARS
This Vintage 1957 16ft AIRSTREAM BUBBLE is one very fine specimen of the original vintage AIRSTREAM Travel Trailer. Complete Professional Polish tops off this beautiful example of the Airstream Pacer, courtesy of P&S Trailer Service of Helena, OH. All systems serviced, in good working condition, and ready to use. Clear title with no liens or encumbrances. The coach has a dry weight of approx. 1750 lbs and a hitch weight of 180 lbs. Interior configuration is (1) Convertible dinette in the front galley and (1) Double bed in the rear compartment. It has a kitchenette with original ceramic sink, and original (3) Burner Princess gas stovetop. Nice professionally done vintage trailers dont come cheap, so if you've been waiting for the right vintage Airstream trailer to come along, it only makes good sense to go with the guys who've been doing it since 1968 and have a lengthy proven track record.
This was the last year for the 16ft Bubble. Another 16ft trailer wont come along again until the 1960 Pacer. For 1957 the California Dutchman 9 panel rear end is gone and is replaced by front and aft 7 panel end cap configuration. Only one Ohio trailer appears to have been made in 1957 and only one other the following model model year 1958.
This Vintage 1957 16ft AIRSTREAM BUBBLE includes:
Classic Luxury Camper by AIRSTREAM, the best in the business
Complete Professional Polish by P&S Trailer Service
Excellent Exterior Aluminum
Beautiful 7 Panel Endcap Design w/Metal Framed Windows
Complete Belly Pan Metal Underneath
Electric Trailer Brakes
Repacked Wheel Bearings
Original interior that is in good condition
(2) New Tires
Desireable screen door enclosure
(1) Double bed in the Rear Compartment
Foldout Dinette & Counter extensions
Rear Bath layout
Running Lights & Interior Lighting Functioning Properly
(3) Burner Original Princess Gas Stovetop
Original Windows intact all around and functioning w/screens
Original Kitchen countertops in excellent shape
(2) 20lb LP Tanks
LP Regulator & Hoses
Manual Hitch Jack
HISTORY/DISCLOSURE: This AIRSTREAM trailer has been very well preserved to its original condition. All systems and appliances have been checked, tested, serviced and repaired as needed. Marker lamps and interior lighting function as they should. Electric trailer brakes have been cleaned, checked, serviced and are fully operational. Wheel bearings have been newly repacked with new Dexter grease seals installed. Rooftop AC has been thoroughly cleaned and serviced and blows cold. Original refer is operational. The aluminum skin is excellent and has just been professionally polished. The upholsteries and curtains are in good shape with plenty of useage left in them. This is a good looking solid trailer and it tracks straight, pulls effortlessly and is almost unnoticeable. A classic and rare vintage trailer that will only appreciate in value. The new owners can expect a professional and cooperative purchase experience.
DATELINE 1957: Dow Jones Industrial Average = 465; Average home price $12,220.00; gallon of gas costs 24 cents; average monthly rent $90.00; Average Yearly Wages $4.550.00; Dwight D. Eisenhower is President w/Richard M. Nixon as Vice President; Dwight D. Eisenhower's two terms as President were the end of the great noble US presidencies; Eisenhower presides over ending of Korean War, beginning of Civil Rights movement, beginning of Federal Highway Act which starts our modern Interstate Highway System, establishes NASA, brings us Alaska & Hawaii as states, and warns us of the Military Industrial Complex [do leaders like this still exist?]; Elvis is drafted into the US Army; Russia launches Sputnik I first earth-orbiting satellite and the Space Age begins; James Hoffa gains control of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Pulitzer prize awarded to John F. Kennedy for his book Profiles in Courage; Theodore Geisel writes Cat in the Hat as Dr. Seuss; Barry Gordy Jr. invests $700 to found Motown Records; General Foods Corp introduces TANG breakfast beverage crystals; Velcro is patented by George de Mestral of Switzerland; Eveready produces AA size alkaline batteries for use in personal transistor radios; The Frisbee is renamed and nationally marketed; One thousand computers are sold and not one of them had a Windows operating system; American Bandstand goes national with Dick Clark as host; Senator Joseph McCarthy dies of cirrhosis of the liver. Good riddance; Wagon Train debuts on TV as well as Have Gun Will Travel, Tales of Wells Fargo and Maverick; Leave It to Beaver premieres on CBS ushering in an era of television shows that depict the American ideal; Academy Award for Best Picture: Around the World in 80 Days; World Series: Milwaukee Braves defeat NY Yankees 4-3; Football NFL Championship: Detroit Lions crush the Cleveland Browns 59-14; Iron Liege wins the Kentucky Derby.