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Forget the Beast from the East – here’s an Airstream you will love

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February 26, 2018
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The Beast from the East is bringing a very inclement airstream carrying snow and icy conditions  – but here’s an Airstream you will love and it is coming up for auction very soon.

The 19-foot 1954 model is easily recognised because of the distinctive shape of the rounded and polished aluminum coachwork.

The unique body shape dates back to the 1930s. The iconic caravans are adored by “Airstreamers” a group who share a community spirit because of their common love of the trailers.


Airstream caravans enjoy a cult following

In the early 1950s, Airstream company founder Wally Byam began leading groups of owners on tours around the world.

Photos taken of the trailers in front of many famous tourist sites were common. This promoted a mystique which surrounded Airstreams and persists to this day.

Having purchased the caravan as a restoration project, the current owner set about removing the body and repairing the chassis, together with overhauling the brakes.

The interior was completely stripped, repaired, insulated and reassembled.


Recon Airstream has an authentic 50s feel

A refurbished Paul Metalcraft kitchen was fitted together with a Husky fridge, electric water pump, hot water and walnut worktops all resulting in an authentic 50’s feel.

A double bed is fitted which can be enclosed if required. At the other end a new toilet and shower/wet room was fitted.

The Airstream is being sold by Historics at Brooklands at Ascot on Saturday (March 3) and the pre-auction estimate is £46,000 to £52,000.


Thinking of upgrading to an Airstream of your own?

If you are thinking of upgrading your caravan for 2018, or you are considering your first van purchase, it make good sense to ensure it is adequately protected.

Whether you are considering an iconic Airstream, a two berth tourer, an eight berth static caravan, a large European van or a even folding caravan, Adrian Flux will have a suitable, affordable caravan insurance policy for you. Call 0800 369 8590 for the best rates available.


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