Saturday, January 22, 2011

1969 Airstream Caravel with Rare L-Shaped Rear Lounge


John and Suzy Ballesteros, Owners
Napa, CA
(707) 265-6955

Upon acquiring our 18' Caravel, we nicknamed it "Gort", on account of its resemblance to the helmet of the alien Gort in "The Day the Earth Stood Still". We are the 3rd owners. Upon purchase in 2005, Gort was very sound, no leaks, no rotting to floors, no problems. Second owner had removed most of original laminate and replaced with darker oak, however, desiring a lighter feel, we felt an interior face-lift was in order. So interior was painted a neutral color, oak was replaced with birch, and in 2007, the vehicle was professionally polished in Corning, CA, resulting in the head-turning appeal it has today! Here are a list of features and amenities:

* Polished exterior in excellent condition
* Pergo Flooring
* Birch walls, details
* Sleeps 4. Includes 2 full-size, pull-out, reupholstered beds, with the rear bed making a cozy L-shaped lounge in the back.
* Compact bath featuring original sink, medicine cabinet, shower head, and shower curtain, new port-a-potty.
* Kitchen features original stove, new fridge, sink, movable microwave, overhead stainless steel storage cabinet, and new laminate counters featuring a fun vintage boomerang design.
* 12 storage spaces in the rig including above front couch/bed, underneath rear bed, under kitchen sink, and above and below fridge. There is a coat closet with full-length mirror.
* Mini-blinds and custom curtains on all windows. Included are matching custom pillows in a vintage mod design. Vintage wall decor included.
* Original 3-way mounted reading lamp in lounge
* Upgraded wheels, 5 year old tires w/less than 3K mi. on them.
* Original vinyl blue striped awning which works beautifully.
* Original heater in good condition with new thermostat, works excellent
* new water heater/water line
* Electric brakes
* Original windows and tinted front window shield
* Smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector
* Safety-checked. All systems work as they should. Last time on the road: 9/10.
* 2 propane tanks
* Grey water tank
* Original PA owner's warranty, papers and manuals with notes
Sold as is.

Serious inquiries only, no trades. See more photos below.

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