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Old 09-07-2015, 02:36 PM   #1
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1998 37' Blubird RE 8.3 3060 in Denver (x2)

Selling bus 9841 from the Jefferson County School District
1998 Bluebird with Cummins 8.3 250HP and Allison MD3060. This bus has an air ride suspension and is 37' long. There are 215,000 miles on the clock and the engine and transmission all operate very well. The front tires have 50% left and the rears are at 30%. There is almost no rust on this bus and overall it is in clean, great shape. This is a desirable engine/transmission combo and the MD3060 features a locking torque converter with unlockable 6th gear for double overdrive and improved highway mileage and reduced engine wear. Combine that with the air suspension and you have vehicle that will be very comfortable cruising on the highway--much more so than the buses from 30 years ago!
Feel free to call with any questions--I have 2 of these buses and one 40' rear engine bus too and could work a deal for both or all of them.
Happy Bussing,
good luck charlie

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1998 Bluebird Rear Engine School Bus Cummins 8.3



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Old 09-07-2015, 09:14 PM   #2
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How many hours on the engine?
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:01 PM   #3
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Man, that's a great bus.
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:54 PM   #4
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Being from Colorado is the transmission a MD3060R as in
a retarder added to the back of the transmission for all
the long hills.
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:11 AM   #5
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Shoot! I forogot to check if this is the bus with or without a retarder. I believe all the jefferson county buses have them. Ill look tomorrow and ill get the hours on it.
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I'd imagine it would.

Damn fine bus.
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:54 AM   #7
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Same bus as my new one, but in Mint shape.

Mine is rusty like everything around here.

Being the bus is a 98, is the engine mechanical, or electronic? It's right at the thresh hold of the change over.

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Old 09-08-2015, 10:15 AM   #8
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What is the internal height of that bus? You say you have 2 in the ad what is the other bus like. could you throw up some pics here So we can see them bigger that what cragslist allows? Also Info on the 40 footer too.
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:59 PM   #9
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The two 37 footers DO have the retarders. Neither has an hours meter, which is a bummer.
Interior ceiling height is 76" on all the buses.
All the buses will do 70mph
The miles on 9848 is actually 220k and on 9841 (the other 37') is 215k.
All the buses also have air seats.
All the engines are fully mechanical.
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:01 PM   #10
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Both 37' buses are identical except one has 5k more miles on it.

Here are pics of the 40'

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pn2...ew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RBP...ew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cjh...ew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VkM...ew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WiY...ew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lff...ew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lec...ew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SD0...ew?usp=sharing
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