Old Buses can be both a fun past time for mechanically incline motor coach enthusiasts as well as the pride and joy of a company's bus operating service. Old buses are often viewed as treasures to be restored and rejuvenated. Many companies such as tour and charter services often seek out a special old fashioned bus to offer that quaint feeling to those who may prefer to take a ride down memory lane instead of in a brand new coach.
My opinion would be that the most popular of the old buses you find for sale today would be the old GM Transit Buses and the old Flxible Buses. The GM 4100 series, with probably the most popular being the GM 4104 transit bus, most likely fetch a decent price on the use bus market as they are definitely more of a collector's item to many bus enthusiasts.
Older Buses For Sale
Shopping for an antique or old bus for sale can be challenging. Most bus dealers tend to carry new models of motorcoach in their inventory. Considering that the transit coach and shuttle bus are two of the most popular style of coaches, not considering specialty vehicles such as an old school bus for sale, it can be even more difficult finding dealers willing to stock older vehicles at all as they tend to have lost their purpose in life. Many times you will find problems with an old used bus that you purchase second hand. Obviously your old bus is going to be pre-owned, and as such there is sure to be wear and tear to the vehicle to say the least! I wouldn't be too surprised if you find older buses for sale missing the engine, transmission, or with horrible body damage. As is the case with an used bus buying, when dealing with vintage buses you may find yourself becoming a lot more acquainted with your neighborhood mechanic.
Buying Old Bus Parts
Another gigantic problem to consider before going out and finding the old coach for sale of your dreams that needs some love and care to restore to working condition, you may want to consider parts! If you can afford to do it, then the best idea as ridiculous as it may sound is to shop around for two of the same model of older bus for sale. Assuming you can get your hands on more than 1 of the older buses you had in mind to restore, you can get the older bus parts you need from the other bus. Obviously you are going to want to consider the bus parts you are going to need for the old coach closest to restoration in terms of the lowest cost of rebuilding. Then shop around for an alternate bus to use to disassemble to get the used bus parts you need. Sometimes even the silliest of items may be in better shape than what you currently have. You may find old bus seats, windshield wipers, dashboard parts, motor, engine, transmission, flooring, air conditioners, seatbelts, doors, steering wheels, brakes, roof parts, windows, trim, bus step parts, windshields, or any number of parts that can save you a few dollars on your restoration projects.
For a few dollars above top cost, I'm sure you can find a mechanic that can work wonders on your old or vintage bus and do all the restorations and making you think the best just drove off the showroom floor.
Types Of Vintage Older Buses
Some of the most popular types of vintage motor coach would probably be the following manufacturers or styles of coach. You can usually find a bit of a market for an old school bus for sale, an old transit bus for sale, an old passenger bus for sale, an old mini bus, an old church bus, and possibly a few old tour and charter buses for sale. I enjoy the old trolley bus and I find that these can be somewhat harder to find than most other styles of old bus.
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