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Old 03-22-2015, 04:10 PM   #1
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Buying a bus in Portland, Oregon

Does anyone know of any auctions near Portland? Maybe even in Vancouver WA? I'm looking to buy a bus to convert into a food cart, and any suggestions would be great! I've looked at public surplus but the don't have many around Oregon.
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:14 PM   #2
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You will wanna watch as they have different stuff added almost daily.
There have been some good buses in that area for sale not too long ago.
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:39 PM   #3
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I dredge the west coast Craigslists almost daily. The metro areas (Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Portland, Sacramento, etc) tend to have a good variety of buses that get posted almost daily. I put in my search and use the drop town tab on the top right to switch quick between locales.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:49 PM   #4
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Does anyone know of any auctions near Portland? Maybe even in Vancouver WA? I'm looking to buy a bus to convert into a food cart, and any suggestions would be great! I've looked at public surplus but the don't have many around Oregon.
I thought you were the one who bought the black/green chevy bus that was in St.Johns, the one registered as a passenger van.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:36 PM   #5
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This one looks like it's been listed on CraigsList several times, 1952 Crown Coach Bus
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:11 PM   #6
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That Crown has been on Craigs for over two years..............It has one significant draw back...........It has the Hall Scott gas engine...........you can look for a whopping 3 miles per gallon..............got to remember these things game along, the Hall Scott, when gas was 20 cents a gallon...........at three bucks a gallon today............look at it like this..............3 bucks then was 12 gallons......so you got 32 miles for three bucks.......now you get 10 to 12 for the same three bucks with your diesel........
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:45 PM   #7
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here is one at auction
Public Surplus: Auction #1324814

State of Washington Surplus Operations
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7511 New Market Street SW
Tumwater, WA 98501

not sure how close it is to you
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:27 AM   #8
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Rear axle ratio 4.48 not too bad..............should do 65.............maybe a bit more...........unusual turbo set up from........I seem to recall turbo being a bit farther forward and down lower...............didn't see a rebuild indication but engine sounded good..............cracked windshield for sure pass side............steers look good and the undercarriage and wheel wells looked dry and seemed to have an under coating..........Looks like it has been sitting around for quite a long time.............. I'd have a few questions............I'd want to know if all the electrics are in order, lights, clearance and warning lights if all the gauges are functioning as they should and airs up as it should..............i'd ask a bunch of questions: And see what they would answer or if they would not answer at all................I will say this............I've bought many buses out of Washington State..............And done quite well:

Just pulled this 82 out of the Wahkiakum School district.............another Green Floor Crown with the additional under belly holding on the passenger side..........
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:59 PM   #9
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What exactly do you want?

At our Auburn location we have half a dozen buses in great condition with prices under $4,500.00. We have four like this one, two of which have virtually brand new engines: 1991 THOMAS RE 3208 1T7A3G908M1777486 - TheBusDealer.com - Auburn, Washington 98001

And we have this one: 1990 International BB 1HVBB27N1LH288586 - TheBusDealer.com - Auburn, Washington 98001

We have one at our Woodland location as well. 1993 IHC BB 1HVBBPGN6PH532355 - TheBusDealer.com - Auburn, Washington 98001

Call me and let's talk! 253-929-9475
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:37 PM   #10
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For the Love of God man give those a bath...LOL.............If you ever come across any Crowns or any Thomas West Coasters especially with the Tandem give me a shout...........
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