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Old 04-07-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
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1979 Gillig Schoolcoach for sale

Our church has determined that our 1979 Gillig Schoolcoach is excess to our current needs and the foreseeable future needs. As a consequence the church is selling the bus.


It is a great bus and I can truthfully say our loss will be someone else's gain.


The price is a bit aggressive but it is a very good bus in very good condition and ready to go with more than 3/4 tank of fuel.


https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/...860756837.html
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:34 PM   #2
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A classic. Looks like it would be a good conversion candidate. I like the spiderweb of belts in the engine bay.

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Old 04-07-2019, 10:10 PM   #3
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The price seems pretty fair to me, especially since it looks like it actually has recent maintenance records to go with it. And 79 inches of headroom?! That's awesome!
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Don't see half dollars in the real world much anymore!

Cool bus, but man that's a lot of dough. GLWS
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What a beauty! Piles of potential, but not for that mountain of moolah.
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What a beauty! Piles of potential, but not for that mountain of moolah.

It is an aggressive price but it is a very good bus and well worth the price in my book.
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It is an aggressive price but it is a very good bus and well worth the price in my book.
Given the mechanical work/upgrades done, historical PMS records, and overall condition... I ain't arguing the price. They surely gave themselves some room to dicker!

It'll be a fine project for someone, just not me: I'm stuck on the sticker shock.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:35 AM   #8
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If Mr. C. says it's a good bus, it's a good bus. But between the price and the 3K miles to fly out and get it and then another 3K to drive it home, I'll pass.

Besides, I want to do a roof raise before I die and I don't want to be the guy on this forum who takes a torch to that beautiful bus (and hears about it forever). I hope someone with good bus taste who's 5'8" or less picks it up.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:48 PM   #9
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I love the lines of the Gilligs.

That will make a great platform for somebody's skoolie project.

One note on the CL ad. It lists the transmission as an MT-643 5 speed. The MT-643 is a 4 speded.
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:32 AM   #10
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I love the lines of the Gilligs.

That will make a great platform for somebody's skoolie project.

One note on the CL ad. It lists the transmission as an MT-643 5 speed. The MT-643 is a 4 speded.

You are correct!


Thanks for the heads up!


I went back and re-read the listing. The listing said the MT-643 replaced a 5-speed manual. I changed it to read replaced a 5-speed manual with an MT-643 4-speed automatic.


I also lowered the price.
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