Wally World: ’65 Airstream Globe Trotter – Part 1
The Airstream Company was the only post WW II survivor of the travel trailer industry. It was founded by Wally Byam in the 1920s in Los Angeles. Wally essentially bought a failing trailer company whose design had the entry door in the front. Wally moved it to the side creating a more efficient aerodynamic shape. The silvery sausages were a hit. Although the company still exists, it is the vintage Airstream that has the most loyal following although contemporary owners are active too. And these loyalists aren’t necessarily trekkers. We know an architect that converted his Baby into a pool house. Ralph Lauren designed a few too. We at Mint also have an affection for the Airstream. Our perfect scenario would of course be pulling the trailer with a vintage American Station Wagon. So this is a two-part post with the suggested puller following this offering. Today’s 17-footer is totally restored, inside and out. It was recently polished to a mirror-like finish. We don’t know how difficult it is to keep it this way but it looks very cool. It is also Air- Conditioned, has mahogany floors, a new heater and water heater. The seller hasn’t put forward a price but suggests the best offer will do. That’s like a no reserve auction without a time limit. You can contact them by clicking here.