Full restoration includes all new interior, new system components and ‘shell off’ repair and rustproofing of the frame. Renovated interior kept the original floorplan and added a few modern conveniences. I’m selling the trailer for my mom who spent the time and money to have this restored true to original. Unfortunately, health issues prevented her from using it once the restoration was complete so all the systems are brand new. I’ve included pictures from the restoration process but have more as well for interested parties. Price reflects that the mirror shine has oxidized a bit.
The Bambi owes its popularity within the Airstream family to its diminutive 16’ size, cute factor and the fact it was totally self-contained with a very livable layout for two people. With an original weight of 1800lbs, it can be towed by almost any vehicle. This trailer is one of the rarer “street side” style models, meaning it was produced in California (one of ~866 manufactured in Ohio and California between 1961 and 1963). It has style and function as only an Airstream can provide – a piece of history with modern convenience for wherever your travels take you! These models are also used as guest accommodations, Airbnb income and home office – the possibilities are endless!
Listed below are the highlights of the restoration but there is a lot more information I’d be happy to discuss with interested parties. Restoration was done by Silver Bullet Trailer in Vancouver, WA. Additional photos available upon request.
• Complete shell-off restoration with modification to frame to accommodate installation of 4 stabilizing BAL jacks
• Frame treated with POR-15 rust preventive coating
• New insulation in walls and underside
• New PEX plumbing system with brass fittings
• New freshwater, gray and black water tanks, water inlets and water pump
• New propane heater and gas detector
• New electrical AC/ DC system with new control panel
• New MAXX air conditioner
• Installed Bulldog sidewind jack
• New Suburban heater with thermostat
• Spare tire mount
• Installed new rear hitch receiver
• Front window rock guard (not on original model)
• Anodized aluminum trim
• New axle, shocks and powder-coated wheels
• New plywood subfloor and flooring
• New black Furrion power cord and inlet
• New Bambi emblem
• Valet bracket attachment for Trailer Valet system
• New outdoor striped awning and poles
• Kitchen has new countertops, sink, faucet, Wedgewood Vision stove with stainless steel cover, Dometic refrigerator with custom handle, clear birch finish cabinetry
• Bathroom has new formica shower walls, spa shower head & hose and flamingo shower curtain with privacy liner
• Interior has been completely repainted
• Windows have new window screens and curtains on new tracks & sliders
• New custom upholstery
• Additional LED lighting
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