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Old 06-24-2015, 03:38 PM   #51
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Nah he buys regular schoolies too..............many of them. And off to Africa they go. That's my guess anyway.
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:42 PM   #52
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Here's a better theory. Omar Sadek runs a charter bus company in Los Angeles called Global Transportation Services.

http://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib08/C...0Companies.pdf

Doesn't explain why he'd buy these buses that can't drive more than 1000 miles per year under CARB rules, though.
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:46 PM   #53
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I'd think the South American market would be more likely than africa.
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:53 PM   #54
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I'd think the South American market would be more likely than africa.

Beyond my expertise......... And like Hillary said in the Benghazi Hearings. "What difference does it make at this point?"

Magically there remains one Gillig untouched and it is one a friend of mine is bidding on............so it seems I will be moving on to other things today I don't think anyone could have imagined when this thing began that one guy would descend from on High and lock up these buses and the Super II........the rich pageantry of Life rearing it's ugly head........
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:54 PM   #55
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Here's a better theory. Omar Sadek runs a charter bus company in Los Angeles called Global Transportation Services.

http://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib08/C...0Companies.pdf

Doesn't explain why he'd buy these buses that can't drive more than 1000 miles per year under CARB rules, though.
I like your theory a lot Good work and thanks for the Link............there might be a way around that by removing the seats an titling them differently. I know if I were that business I'd be looking for angles. Good Work though.

I can take heart that I did win One of them........but it was an arduous task. First I had to put up bid deposits for 6 auctions: My strategy was to bid him up and hopefully deplete cash flow so he didn't drop down and scoop the last one. I bid him up to 4700 bucks on at least three or four, one went up over 5K..........I figure I cost him easily over 12K........but he was probably proxy'd up to 6 or more. It was all I could do. Didn't like the idea that he was going to get all these Gilligs. And didn't want to surrender. Next week it will go in: Engine steam cleaned, Exerior washed and waxed. Interior cleaned, a little treatment to the rubber surrounds, Taken for a rigorous test drive...........and will be flipped.

Though I'd wouldn't mind keeping it. I do think these are Awesome buses
but I'm flush with buses at the moment. Somethings got to give and this was kind of fun in a tense sort of way.

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auc...212:baconflag:
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:03 PM   #56
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did you try the link you posted in post #64?
I had to take the bacon flag down before it worked
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I never tried the link..............but when you posted it ended with bacon so I new right where you were coming from............I just hope the Gillig isn't a pig........
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Old 06-25-2015, 12:49 AM   #57
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Here's this Osadek dude bidding on a 1987 Bluebird AA RE

$3,600, wow Although it does have a new transmission.

Public Surplus: Auction #1395110

If he was buying buses to export to Africa you would think he'd stick with the dime-a-dozen conventional buses, not the ones that are desirable for the skoolie crowd.
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Old 06-25-2015, 01:14 AM   #58
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Here's this Osadek dude bidding on a 1987 Bluebird AA RE

$3,600, wow Although it does have a new transmission.

Public Surplus: Auction #1395110

If he was buying buses to export to Africa you would think he'd stick with the dime-a-dozen conventional buses, not the ones that are desirable for the skoolie crowd.

It was pretty much determined that Omar owns a charter Bus business in LA............but a little further research showed that he is part of a consortium called Global Travel Services..........which seemed to be involved in "shipping services". Really doesn't matter much at this point.
The final tally game to this: AmericanHoss a Crown and two Gilligs. Omar 2 Gilligs......one requiring a new hub and a rear tire.........and Moki 1 88 Gillig........

Very Luck to get the one...............a lot of work. Also please to have driven Omar up on every bus an average of 3K. Sapping is economic strength or trying to. Which left one for me. Pretty Cool
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Old 06-25-2015, 02:36 AM   #59
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Could be this Omar guy is simply driving the buses across the border to Mexico, it's where a lot of old school buses end up. I know the bus company I work for sells a lot of their used equipment to outfits like these.
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They'll end up in central and south america.

These older buses are becoming the new VW bus... They're hip and young people all want one... But the prices are goin up steadily.
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