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Saturday 23 November 2019

1979 Airstream Excella 280 - BONHAMS AUCTIONS Bonhams MPH November Sale Bicester Heritage, Bicester Tuesday 26th November 2019


Bonhams MPH
November Sale
Bicester Heritage, Bicester
Tuesday 26th
November 2019

1979 Airstream Excella 280
Registration no. XOU 494T
Chassis no. M28T9V5146
*Fully-sized motorhome

*Well equipped

*An ideal historic motorsports support vehicle

Odometer Reading: 89000

MOT Expiry: 13/06/2020

The first 33 years of this Excella 280's life were spent in Florida, and when new its purchase was more than $100,000. Its generous specification includes an on-board generator and a full kitchen that features an ice-maker. Bills detail money spent, including a new distributor and plug leads this September and a new solar system fitted in mid-2018. Said to be in great condition and 95 per cent original it would make a first-class historic motorsport support vehicle and today it can boast appearances in a music video and French Vogue magazine. Mechanically it is described as being in good order, starting and running well, while the gearbox suspension and brakes are also good. With the potential to earn £700 per day it has the potential to provide a good income stream for any new owner willing to share their home-from-home experience.


  • Vendor Score Total: 82/100

    Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments.

    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Driveaway | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Glass: 5
    Paint: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 17/20
    Mechanical components: 4
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 3

    Axles: 5
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 4

    Ancillary components: 4
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 3

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