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January 11, 2021

1976 Airstream Sovereign Restoration


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Join us on a captivating journey through time and craftsmanship as Texoma Classics meticulously restores a 1976 Airstream Sovereign in Sherman, Texas. This vintage Airstream Sovereign isn’t just a trailer; it’s a symbol of adventure, travel, and iconic design, and we’re dedicated to breathing new life into it. Step into a visual narrative of the restoration process, where classic aesthetics meet contemporary expertise and innovation.

At Texoma Classics, our passion for preserving the allure of vintage trailers shines through in every restoration project we undertake. With the 1976 Airstream Sovereign, we’re not just restoring a trailer; we’re rekindling the essence of American travel excellence. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration experts meticulously revives every aspect of this iconic Airstream, from its iconic aluminum exterior to its thoughtfully designed interior.

This isn’t just a restoration; it’s a transformation. As we pay homage to the original aesthetics while incorporating modern upgrades for enhanced comfort and functionality, we’re crafting an Airstream Sovereign that captures the nostalgia of a bygone era while meeting the demands of today’s travelers. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer, a road trip enthusiast, or someone who appreciates the enduring charm of vintage trailers, our restoration projects epitomize the spirit of American travel heritage.

Witness the magic as Texoma Classics turns this 1976 Airstream Sovereign into a rolling masterpiece, ready to hit the open road with style and comfort once more. Explore how we’re turning dreams into reality, one restoration at a time, and envision the possibilities for your own travel adventure with Texoma Classics, where vintage Airstreams are reborn with a touch of modern sophistication.

History

Airstream is an American brand of Travel trailers (“caravans” in British English) which are easily recognized by the distinctive shape of their rounded and polished aluminum coachwork. This body shape dates back to the 1930s and is based on designs created by Hawley Bowlus, who had earlier overseen construction of Charles Lindbergh’s aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis. Airstream trailers and recreational vehicles are manufactured in Jackson Center, Ohio, USA. The company, now a division of Thor Industries, employs more than 800 people, and is the oldest in the industry. 

As a recession and the Middle East gas crisis hit America drivers hard in the late 1970s, it did the same to Airstream. With the expansion of the Jackson Center Facility and a need to consolidate, Airstream finally made the move east complete. The California plant was closed in 1978, and all manufacturing and executive operations would move to the Ohio complex- where they remain today.

Before…

This trailer came in to have some rust replaced and the plumbing fixed.

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1976 Airstream Sovereign
1976 Airstream Sovereign
1976 Airstream Sovereign

During…

Found rust under the sub-floor in the rear of the trailer.

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1976 Airstream Sovereign
1976 Airstream Sovereign
1976 Airstream Sovereign