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1956 Airstream Safari for sale.
The trailer is 22 feet long and weighs just 3400 pounds.
Located in Apex, North Carolina.
Priced at $70,000.00.

Professionally appraised in person by James Polk of Polk and Associates for $87,500.00. It is insured for agreed upon value for $87,500. This is an opportunity to own the currently #1 Award Winning Vintage Airstream in the USA, serial number O6317. Selling due to personal circumstances.

Her name is Betty Lou. She has the iconic 13 panels and the rare front kitchen and interior dinette. Manufactured in Ohio. There were 133 made. Less than 15 of those still exist. Fewer yet, if any in this exemplary restored original condition. Winner of Best 1950’s Platinum Award at the Vintage Airstream Club Concours D’ Elegance at the 2016 WBCCI International Rally in Lewisburg West Virginia. This unit also won the Gold Award (cannot win Platinum twice) at the 2019 WBCCI International Rally Vintage Airstream Club Concours in 2019 at the Meadow Event Park. She also won Best 1950s in Show (of all makes and models) at the Southern Vintage Trailer Friends in Jeckyl Island Georgia.

A previous owner was John McAfee, founder of the McAfee Anti Virus Software Company. It has spent the majority of its life in the dry climate of the Southwestern part of the country. It was photographed in Money Magazine in 2015. In the photos I have included a picture of the original owners in 1956. I purchased this unit in 2014. It has been meticulously restored and maintained by Capital City Customs in Raleigh, NC. Capital City Customs is a certified Airstream Service Center specializing in world class Airstream Restoration.

As stated above, Polk and Associates appraised it in person. Polk is a pre-eminent appraiser of Vintage Airstreams and other RV’s. A copy of the Appraisal and Polk’s credentials is available upon request. Unlike many other RV’s this unit will continue to increase in value every year if properly maintained in its current condition.
All functionalities have been maintained and work properly.

It has:
Highly Polished finish.
New brakes.
Original heavy duty 4 inch frame.
Powder coated rear bumper.
Powder coated propane tanks.
Vintage Curtains.
New color coordinated vinyl tile floors.
Original Fantastic Fan.
Labeled Pex plumbing.
Coleman 13,000 BTU Air Conditioner and heat unit.
Refurbished original cabinetry.
Original Dinette and table.
Bathroom with shower, toilet & sink and black & gray tanks.
New Zip Dee awning.
50’s style Baby Moon wheel covers with beauty rings.
Less than 50 miles on Goodyear Endurance tires 10 ply.
New tongue. Painted in POR 15.
Electric Jack.
Iconic Panoramic windows. Only made for 3 years.
Stainless chains.
Original 1950’s and 60’s Travel stickers on Windows.
Brand New custom twin mattresses, never slept on.
An original bridge and small mattress are included which creates a queen sized bed.
Cable TV connection.
Way too many more attributes to mention.

For more information I am happy to answer any questions, provide additional information or pictures and schedule showings. Please reply to this posting.
Thanks for your interest.

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