THIS IS A WHALETAIL! SUPER RARE- A TRUE GEM.
Totally renovated. Shell off, frame rebuilt. Tiny home living, glamping – at its best! The 1954 Airstream Cruiser Whaletail was built like a tank. I also have a 1974 sovereign, but there is NO competing with the superiority of the craftsmanship, character and quality of the 54.
Documentation of the entire renovation that was performed and completed about 2 years ago are available. I will include as many as possible in this ad, but have many more.
The frame was rebuilt. All cross members and outriggers were replaced and the entire frame was painted with anti rust pant. Brand new tires, hub assembly- electric brakes, inner and outer bearings, and shocks. Plus, Baby moon hubs! Underbelly aluminum is completely new.
All windows were preserved and rebuilt with custom brand new slightly tinted gray tempered glass, new galvanized steel screens, and all new cranks and hardware.
All of the interior aluminum walls were removed and saved for reinstallation including both of the front and rear dome of which displays the beautiful historic and rare whale tail in the rear and the iconic and rare 13 panels in the front. Floor is insulated with 4 inches of rigid foam board and walls are all spray foamed closed cell for maximum R value everywhere.
All new electrical was wired and installed by Licensed electrician 12V and 120V. 9 recessed led lights, 2 reading lamps in bedroom, 2 vintage sconces in living room and the original vintage light over the kitchen sink. All new electrical outlets 16 total and switches the switches are new vintage toggle switches and support the retro feel New 50 amp AC/DC distribution circuit panel. Inlet for ethernet for wireless router. All exterior running lights and brake lights are new and look amazing when driving down the road.
All new plumbing PEX. 20 gallon electric Hot water heater. We managed to save the original and adorable kitchen sink and the even more charming round bathroom sink. Also installed is a 24″ X 36″ mini tub/shower. Fresh water tank ready. Brand new Natures Head composting toilet.
Brand new Coleman 15000k BTU AC unit. You will never have to worry about being too warm in the summer!
2 high efficiency Envi electric heaters heat this airstream beautifully, silently and take up virtually no space at all. You don’t even notice they exist.
1,300 Equator Washer Dryer Combo machine built into the kitchen as well. This HE unit washes and dries your clothes all in the same machine. Vented to the outside.
Over 3.5 ft of closet space floor to ceiling, not to mention all of the storage under the bed, built ins behind the bed, and under custom built and upholstered U shaped sofa. 3 drawers in kitchen and sink base cabinet provide more storage space. In addition, the original beautifully crafted metal upper cabinets were preserved and restored. Brand new solid wood paneled doors and all brand new exact replica latches and rooster catches. Much of the replica 50s airstream products were purchased from the vintagetrailersupply website. There are 5 of these beautiful original upper cabinets, 3 in the kitchen, 2 in the bedroom.
A vintage small LP stove and oven was installed that fits into the charm of this piece of history and it works perfectly. Electric Fridge/freezer has plenty of room too at 4.5 cubic feet.
Sleeps 4. Bedroom has full size mattress. The U shaped sofa which is custom upholstered in a beautiful velvet-like material also becomes a full size bed.
Replica original porchlight, bargman style entrance door handle, door within a door etc, etc.
There’s too much to mention and there aren’t the right words to describe the charm, character, and quality of this airstream. The only thing
that it yet needs to be buffed to mirror. However, the exterior skin as it is isn’t dull. Obviously polished, the value just increases. As is the case with the older it gets – more rare, more value.
I love when my wife and I pull this trailer, the thumbs up from other drivers! This airstream just incites pride and excitement in people and campers, but especially people that know about the special and rare WHALETAIL beauty! I have the title and registration.
Ask any questions. Whoever is the next owner really owns a piece of American History.
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