1948 Airstream Wee Wind
The Airstream Wee Wind was manufactured in 1948 and 1949. There were 60 made during that time, and this one is serial number 3041. It is believed that about a dozen exist today. The Wee Wind was one of the first models to be produced by Airstream after World War II. Airstream began manufacturing trailers before the war (in the mid1930’s), and like all industrial manufacturers, had to cease production during wartime (1941-1945) to ensure that critical war materiel, such as aluminum, was used for the war effort.
The Wee Wind measures 13’ inside, with an overall measurement from tongue to bumper of 16’. It has the functionality of today’s pop up campers but with a lot more style and class. The layout and interior are all original and include;
• Two beds, one fore and one aft
• wardrobe and dresser curbside
• galley kitchen streetside which includes an icebox, a three burner stove and a food preparation area
• storage above and below each bed as well as above the galley.
This trailer also has the original pipe frame chassis, typical of early trailer manufacturing techniques and although many have been restored with ladder frames (stronger), a pipe frame signifies originality and carries a higher value.