1963 Airstream Bambi - Beautiful Restoration

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Offered here is a stunning camp ready example of the iconic 1963 Airstream Bambi.

1963 was the third and final year for the original Bambi series which began in 1961 with the introduction of the first 16 ft. model produced by Airstream. Only about 1000 in total were produced over 3 years.

According to Airstream, Inc:

"The first 16-foot, single-axle Airstream travel trailer was created in 1961. It earned the “Bambi” nickname on the famous Cape Town to Cairo Airstream caravan through Africa, led by Airstream founder Wally Byam. When Wally learned of a miniature deer revered by the Angolan locals, known for its strength and sure-footedness, it was only natural that it became the trailer’s namesake. The beloved creature was called “O’Mbambi” in the Umbundu dialect of the Bantu language.

Former Airstream Director of Sales C.H. Manchester put it best in a letter to Airstream dealers that year when he said, “Bambi means speed. Bambi means stamina…and, most important of all, Bambi means full Airstream quality, engineered and proportioned and thoroughly travel-tested.”

Fast forward 57 years to this gorgeous restored example, a like new appearing and functioning 1963 Airstream Bambi ready for another 60 years of adventures ahead.

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Features include:

  • Stored in a climate controlled show garage
  • Polished to a mirror shine
  • New tires and wheels
  • New heater
  • New Roof Fan
  • New toilet
  • Modern hot water heater
  • New upholstery and curtains
  • All woodwork refinished and re-stained
  • New window seals
  • New floor covering
  • New Vintage Awning

Also included:

*New TV
*New kitchen vanity, countertop, sink
* New cooktop
*Original Fridge (working)
*New interior paint and surface finishes
*New Interior lighting
*New exterior marker lights, reflectors and tail lights
* New mounted spare wheel / tire
* New manual tongue jack
* New ball coupler

Clear Transferrable Title

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Manufacturer: Airstream
Style: Travel Trailer
Model Year: 1963
Model: Bambi
Length: 16
Condition - Select all that apply:
Partial Restoration
Full Restoration
Ready to Camp
Exterior Condition Description: Excellent
Interior Layout / Sleeping Areas: Pull out gaucho
Interior Condition Description: Excellent
Sub Floor and Floor Coverings: Excellent
Appliances - Whats included and operating condition?: All working
Plumbing System and Condition including Hot Water Heater: All working
Bathroom Layout and Condition - - Wet Bath? Bath Tub? Shower?: Wet Bath / shower
Air Conditioning? Number and Location?: None
Electrical System Notes Including Solar: All good. No solar
Trailer Weight and Tongue Weight: 1800 / 200
Rolling Gear - Tires / Brakes / Bearings - Age, Condition, Service History: Excellent
Signal and Marker Lights Working? Pigtail Cable? Ready to Tow?: Excellent
Accessories Included with Sale?: None
Ownership History: Restoration by current owner
Title Status: Clear Title
Current Registration?: No
Direct Contact email or Phone Number: ward@airstreamhunter.com
Listing created Aug 21, 2020

Public discussion (1)

Karin W

3 months ago

Is this still for sale

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