Part 1 – A Bambi: ’61 Airstream Travel Trailer
This will be our 2nd Airstream Travel Trailer and that should tell you something. We love them and judging from the readers’ response, so do you. A little background information for you. 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. Today’s find is really a rare survivor. It is the smallest trailer affectionately called the Bambi. Only 800 were produced from 1961 to 1963. But it isn’t the rarity, it is the 16 foot compact size that we like. Every inch of interior space is smartly utilized. The condition of the trailer is very original and the seller states it is in great working order with no immediate issues. But someone who knows their way around these should have a look. The seller is looking for $26,500 but will accept the best offer.