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Old 07-20-2016, 09:28 PM   #1
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Talking 1976 Crown School Bus

I have this 1976 crown bus and trying to find out an approximate value. I know there are lots of variables. The rust is minimal and only in a few spots and is only surface rust. The seats are in fair condition but need some love. Mechanically, this bus seems amazing. It runs like a champ, stops great, has new brakes, new tires, and two new giant batteries.




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Old 07-21-2016, 12:20 AM   #2
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It's really not worth much. After all it is 40 years old. I'll give you $1200 for it.

In all seriousness... Crowns are very highly sought after by skoolies. Skoolies also tend to be cheap. The market varies by demand at the exact moment you're looking to sell. You might get $5000 for it. You may have to settle for half that. Depends on how fast you want to get rid of it. You "might" find a sucker willing to give you $10,000 for it. I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. Plan on somewhere between $2500 & 5000.

Well, the driver's seat doesn't look stock. What drivetrain does it have? A/C? That kind of stuff will make a difference.

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Old 07-21-2016, 04:41 AM   #3
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I'd stick it on Ebay with no reserve and start the bidding at like $5999.
Honestly, I've seen folks pay nearly that for clapped out bluebirds from michigan.
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Old 07-21-2016, 03:28 PM   #4
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it's beautiful. Great shape, great character. And runs great? Good luck!
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:45 AM   #5
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If you are considering selling it please PM me.

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Old 07-25-2016, 09:27 PM   #6
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Have you listed it to sell yet? Where are you located?
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:38 PM   #7
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Hey, fellas. The OP was simultaneously in another thread, looking at purchasing this bus, not selling it. So, I'm not sure where he stands at the moment.
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:56 PM   #8
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Have you listed it to sell yet? Where are you located?
With the extra lower rub rails and 8-way flashers, it looks like a WA bus, maybe. The yellow roof also tells me it's probably not from CA! Wherever it's from, it's a beaut.

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Old 07-26-2016, 12:01 AM   #9
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Easy, peasy, detroit power, $3500.00 Cummins Power, $4500.00, ONLY because it runs and drives! I looks to be in great shape, don't get taken advantage of!
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