Public Surplus: Auction #1672809
Originally Posted by Dragonpop
Just noticed that Public Surplus is listing 2 Crown/Carpenter 84 passenger
Buses for auction in East Wenatchee which is the dryer part of Washington.
They both have around 250,000 mile on them but have the 8.3l Cummins
motor and the Allison 647 transmission and lots of under belly storage.
These buses are a few hours from me and really have my attention.
I did a bit of checking and found that there is really no "Crown" in a 1994 Crown by Carpenter. They are built on a Spartan chassis. Per Wikipedia: In 1994, after failing to meet expectations, the Coach was replaced by a rear-engined version of the Counselor, while retaining a Spartan Motors chassis.
What can you all tell me about these buses compared to Blubird RE? Gillig?
These do have Cummins 8.3 mechanical engines and MT-647 trannys. The only thing I would like more would be an MD3060....
Another random question: Why does a bus that lives in the desert have so much rust?