1961 Airstream Overlander
26 feet long, ultra-rare all-mahogany interior (or maybe olive stained oak)
As the summer of 2016 rolled around and humidity hung low over the Washington DC area, we were busy working on restoring numerous trailers that we had purchased over the prior year, and considered ourselves pretty much done buying new trailers for the time being. Then, our scout from New Mexico called to tell us she had found a 1961 Overlander with an extremely unusual, and likely very rare, interior of all-mahogany. It wasn't in great shape, but it was a rare opportunity. Based on a few dark and grainy photos, we agreed to take it on.
Turns out, the interior had been ravaged by desert pack rats, and the mahogany wood was actually quite run-of-the-mill oak, with a rather strange and deeply unattractive olive colored stain. (We do have to appreciate the matching, and VERY "period," olive colored floral wallpaper in the kitchen, although we're sorry to say that it will probably not survive the restoration intact, and will probably be impossible to replicate. Aww. Too bad.)
In honor of the interior that wasn't, we decided to call her Mahogany, because she's actually really quite a wonderful trailer. She is our fifth Overlander, a very versatile 26-foot model that's easy to tow with any pickup truck, and most SUVs and crossovers. She is not exactly at the front of the line for restoration, but she can be rented for marketing and branding events, or as a prop for film and still creative productions. Get in touch with us to ask about availability and logistics.