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Old 07-20-2015, 08:52 PM   #1
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1996 GMC gassers for auction

I just found this website auctioning a bunch of 1996 GMC's with 366ci. engines.

https://www.onlinepros.com/servlet/S...?auctionId=603

To bad i'm looking for a late 80's / early 90's GMC.
But someone else might appreciate them?
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Old 07-20-2015, 10:44 PM   #2
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The bids are already hundreds higher than I'd pay, but they look fairly solid.
Any reason you'd pass on these? They look like just your type of bus.
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:13 PM   #3
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The one I need needs to be from 1990 or older for the Dutch tax issue.
(25 years or older, or I have to pay full roadtax)
1993 is the newest i'm willing to buy.
I can suspend it for 3 years, 6 years might be a bit to much.

I'm also not ready to buy yet, still have to work out a lot of things.
Living in a RV in The Netherlands is pretty much unheard of.
Campings won't let u stay during the winter and police won't let u stay on a public parkinglot.
I think it's even illegal to park it on someones land and live in it. (Not saying I care about that, but still...)
Also have to ask a friend to let me use his space to work on it.
And I still need to sell my racing stuff before having enough budget for the conversion.

So still lots of thing to do but they sure look like the one i'm searching for.
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:14 PM   #4
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They seem to be what you're looking for. They are rust free as well. I bought my '88 Ford B600 from them and it's still running strong. The auctioneers and the school district are very reputable here in Texas. It's about three hours away from Houston and the Houston Port Authority where it can be driven onto a Drive-On-Drive-Off ferry headed to Europe. California has many gas buses going for auction in the near future as well. 90% are rust free as well.
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:24 PM   #5
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The one I need needs to be from 1990 or older for the Dutch tax issue.
(25 years or older, or I have to pay full roadtax)
1993 is the newest i'm willing to buy.
I can suspend it for 3 years, 6 years might be a bit to much.

I'm also not ready to buy yet, still have to work out a lot of things.
Living in a RV in The Netherlands is pretty much unheard of.
Campings won't let u stay during the winter and police won't let u stay on a public parkinglot.
I think it's even illegal to park it on someones land and live in it. (Not saying I care about that, but still...)
Also have to ask a friend to let me use his space to work on it.
And I still need to sell my racing stuff before having enough budget for the conversion.

So still lots of thing to do but they sure look like the one i'm searching for.
Ah, I see.
Well when you decide its time to buy, don't pay too much. The bus you want is one of the MOST affordable to buy.
Now that you've explained the taxes and stuff I see why you're looking for one of these.
FWIW I'd much prefer these GM 366 engines to the Fords.
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:47 PM   #6
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Yes I thought so.
There are way better options when buying one for in the U.S.
Maybe I should go look for a wife, get a greencard and come to the U.S. instead of going to the U.S. to buy a bus and get it back home. LOL.

I don't really care spending a bit more for the right bus, bit I understand what u are saying.
They are the least desirable models in the U.S. so that's good for me.
But still... when it's time to buy I need to come over to inspect the bus or pay someone to help me so it will cost some more but thats okay.
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:18 AM   #7
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hey.....my price range, to get started for shelter!
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:34 AM   #8
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Yes I thought so.
There are way better options when buying one for in the U.S.
Maybe I should go look for a wife, get a greencard and come to the U.S. instead of going to the U.S. to buy a bus and get it back home. LOL.

I don't really care spending a bit more for the right bus, bit I understand what u are saying.
They are the least desirable models in the U.S. so that's good for me.
But still... when it's time to buy I need to come over to inspect the bus or pay someone to help me so it will cost some more but thats okay.
I can't wait to see pics of as American school bus in Amsterdam!
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:43 AM   #9
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Haha me neither!
Hope to receive some emails back today.
I asked some camp sights for a spot yesterday.
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:35 AM   #10
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But still... when it's time to buy I need to come over to inspect the bus or pay someone to help me so it will cost some more but thats okay.
If you are looking in Texas, I'm just west of Houston. I'm not rich, but I can help if you want. I know quite a bit about shipping as well since I used to drive intermodal containers when I was a trucker. If you look at the San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and/or Houston area auctions I can be you eyes and ears. I can get you pictures and an accurate assessment of the vehicle you want. All I'm asking is to cover my fuel costs. I have no problem volunteering my time to help out a fellow skoolie. PM me with the information and I'll let you know what it costs in fuel and we can go from there.

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P.S. - This is an offer open to anyone in the forum looking in the Texas areas I've mentioned, time permitting. El Paso is 750 miles ONE WAY for me, which would require more than just a day-trip, just FYI....
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