1959 Airstream 18' Globester travel trailer ULTRA RARE NO RESERVE FREE DELIVERY!
COVID NOTICE: As an essential business, we are open for you. In order to better serve our customers, we are offering free delivery of this unit up to 150 miles from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Additional miles will be charged at $2 a mile (round trip). We are also offering up to 3 months of free storage in the event that you want to purchase this unit and store it for a while. If you need to store it for more than 3 months, we charge $50 a month.-------Up for auction is a vintage, partially restored and ultra rare single axle 1959 18’ Airstream Globester. The “Globester” model was only available by custom order, with very limited production only in Airstream’s California factory. It is believed to be one of the rarest Airstream models produced. Globesters were marked “special order”, meaning it is practically impossible to pinpoint the production totals. Only 6 1959 Globesters are known to be in existence (VIN #s 18-D0199 to 18-D0204), but there may be more that haven’t been identified. Even Airstream does not feature documentation on its website about this ultra rare camper. It is distinguished from its close cousin (the Traveler) by its teardrop shaped wheel wells and the positioning of the toilet (which was removed but was originally in the right rear). The Traveler production numbers were much higher than that of the Globester. With a total length of only 18 feet, this Airstream would be great for camping in national parks as it is well below the length requirements. It features the 50's style original Hehr stamped windows, and did not come with any nameplates from the factory. Due to its very light weight of only 2,180 pounds and hitch weight of 300 pounds, practically any vehicle with a towing package can pull it comfortably. The exterior aluminum on this Airstream was polished two years ago as part of the incomplete restoration process. There are some scratches and scuffs and some denting on one of the left rear body panels, which are visible in the pictures. It will need to be touched up as it was covered with a tarp for the last few years. Overall, the body and underbelly are both in great shape. The trailer has a new jack installed. The frame is in great shape, as pictured. Two of the rear windows are not original glass. The tires are new. Onboard, there is a twin bed, a gas powered stove, sink and a refrigerator (all of which were added during the restoration process). The floor was recently replaced with new vinyl and looks good but does have some areas that are peeling or improperly sized. This is the perfect candidate to complete a restoration or turn it into your vintage dream. We did test the onboard stove and it works. It is currently hooked up to a small propane tank under the counter. Being a 61 year old trailer, it is not perfect but it is in really great overall condition and is the ideal candidate for restoration as a collector trailer or very nice camper. This exact year and model was featured on the TV show Flippin' RVs, and sold for $39,000 in 2015. All in all, this is a perfect vintage Airstream for the enthusiast that is looking for an awesome camper or Airbnb! Clean and clear title in hand. We've listed it for a quick sale at $22,900 OBO. A $2,000 non-refundable deposit is required within 24 hours of auction end, via Paypal or wire transfer. We try to be as descriptive as possible in the listing but we're glad to answer any questions or show the trailer, which is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The trailer is in AS IS condition - you can call Nathan at 260-498-3415 with any questions. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE VIA WIRE TRANSFER OR CASHIER'S CHECK WITHIN 7 DAYS OF AUCTION END.-------Berning Trailer Sales is a 4th generation family owned business, founded in 1953. We sold the very first Airstream out of the Ohio Airstream Factory. Since then, we have sold thousands of new and used Airstreams, and now focus on vintage trailers. PLEASE NOTE: We do also have several other unlisted vintage Airstreams in inventory. Feel free to inquire about them via text or call at 260-498-3415. Currently sizes: 20', 21', 27', 28', 31'