Lot 241 - 1979 Chevrolet Airstream P30 Motorhome
|Odometer reading||67,469 miles|
|Estimate||£58,000 - £65,000|
- Rare and in original condition
- Retro and desirable
Airstream is an American brand of caravan (‘travel trailer’ in American English) easily recognised by the distinctive shape of its rounded and polished aluminum coachwork. This body shape dates back to the 1930s and is based on the Bowlus Road Chief, an earlier all-aluminum travel trailer designed and built by Hawley Bowlus, the same designer and engineer who also oversaw the construction of the ‘Spirit of St. Louis’. Airstream trailers and recreational vehicles are manufactured in Jackson Center, Ohio, United States. The company, now a division of Thor Industries, employs more than 800 people, and is the oldest in the industry.
This highly original Airstream has an impressive specification including Captains chairs, air conditioning, relatively new fridge, shower, WC, shower, oven and hob, kitchen sink, wall bracket light fittings and many other accoutrements that one would expect in a vehicle like this. To the rear of the vehicle are two single beds and the front seats swivel round which become ‘armchairs’ to add to the seating arrangement. It is powered by the mighty 7.4 litre petrol V8 mated to an automatic gearbox, which provides masses of torque and great for long touring holidays and this vehicle even has a tow-bar fitted which can be used for a trailer etc. These are highly sought after and retro and this particular Airstream could be restored to its former glory on the interior or indeed re-fitted with more up to date modern furniture and fittings.
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