In sixty years many things can happen to a trailer, many bad things. This 1953 Airstream Flying Cloud, on the contrary, survived the wrath of careless hippies, gaudy glampers, and abusive hunters.
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What remains is an un-restored gem presenting a time-worn condition that only comes with upkeep from a loving owner. Usually, when these trailers outlive its prideful titleholder, the deterioration from harsh winters and hot summers is only enhanced by neglectful family members and insensitive second-hand owners. When this trailer became an orphan, it sat un-used, un-harmed, and un-modified.
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This means all the good pieces are there to complete a tasteful renovation. From the gas lantern, to the Sunray stove, to the Marvel fridge, to window hardware, this Vintage 13-panel Flying Cloud has retained the stuff that collectors cherish.
And while all the original latches are still secured with period-correct flathead screws, this Flying Cloud is sixty years old. Showing the toll in the form of sagging, yet serviceable, cabinets, and a chassis that’d benefit from a new axle, brakes, and wide white-wall tires. The exterior of this Flying Cloud is in very good shape with minimal panel damage and will polish up nicely.
A welcome change from the all-to-common vintage trailers with questionable DIY fixes, this 19-foot body Flying Cloud is an ideal candidate for a full restoration. Contact Reparadise for more information.