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JAMES HETFIELD'S 1948 WEE WIND
1948 Airstream Wee Wind (serial# 3020) built and sold to James Hetfield of Metallica. He has engaged me to offer it for sale. My studio built this trailer.
This is the finest Wee Wind in existence. It has been the subject of magazines and books.
This was built as my personal trailer before selling to Mr. Hetfield.
The 16’ Wee Wind was only manufactured for two years (1948-9) and about 60 were produced. There are about a dozen known to have survived. This is serial# 3020 making it the 19th Wee Wind produced. Few of these ever come to market and certainly none that are even close to this build quality and condition.
This is arguably the most desirable and rarest Airstream and without peer
The trailer was disassembled into its smallest components and totally rebuilt. The best of everything was utilized in the restoration. Condition is as it came out of my studio. For a small trailer it feels spacious in the interior. The rear bed is a double. There is tons of storage under the sofa and rear bed along with polished overhead aluminum locker. Custom sconces illuminate new upholstery/cushions + pillows of the highest quality textiles and craftsmanship
The trailer weighs approx. 1200lbs allowing it to be towed with most any vehicle which makes it even more desirable.
This trailer has always been stored under roof.
This is the finest Wee Wind in existence and the first time offered.
Delivery can be arranged by insured flatbed trailer to your location.
I will only sell this to individual[s] who have the ability to maintain the trailer.
Complete documentation of the build is available to interested parties. SEE BELOW for highlights of build
Trailer is located in San Francisco area.
Please contact me for additional information.
This is a rolling work of art
-New heavy gage 4” pipe frame, re-engineered with addition of steel frame and coupler/jack
(Original pipe frame Airstreams were inherently dangerous and weak)
-New heavy gauge aluminum frame ribs (replacing lighter gage originals)
-All new springs, shackles/bushings
-New ‘Goodyear’ radial trailer tires
-Marine grade ¾” plywood subfloor
-Sheet linoleum floor w/custom entry inlay
-Walnut hardwood cabinetry, aluminum edgings - all stainless fasteners
+ vintage hardware
-All new aircraft grade (2024-T3 alclad) aluminum exterior panels [All new except endcaps)
-New aluminum belly pan
-Polished interior front and rear end caps
-Custom lasered stainless screen-door guard
-New aluminum interior wall panels
-Curved front and rear plastic windows replaced with Lexan and seated/sealed properly with automotive weather strip. (Mastic used in original build caused leaks)
-‘Dometic’ 3 cu ft 2-way (LP or 110v) refrigerator w/custom front panel
- 12v sconces w/custom shades, like new vintage propane glass globe light
-All new wiring, marker lights, 110v/12v voltage converter
-Marine grade deep cycle‘Optima’ 12v battery (Yellow Top)
-Marine grade stainless steel ‘Marinco’ 30amp power inlet + cord
-6# horizontal mount 'Worthington' aluminum LP tank
-Chromed brass 'Fynspray' sink hand pump made in New Zealand (finest made)
-Custom louvered aluminum galley panels
-‘Smev’ (Made in Italy) double burner sink combo
-All new custom upholstery + pillows (highest quality textiles and workmanship)
-Rear double bed w/under storage
-Front sofa w/under storage
-Vintage wall-mounted kitchen accessories
-Two folding wall-mounted front tables with custom inlay
ALL WORK DOCUMENTED AND PHOTOGRAPHED, AVAILABLE TO PROSPECTIVE BUYER(S)
With James Hetfield at the Marin/Sonoma Concours
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