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Old 07-17-2017, 01:04 PM   #1
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WANTED: Tandem 80's Crown

I've been searching for the perfect Crown for a year or so now, I had a deal all lined up through CL, but the seller backed out at the last minute (They decided they loved the bus too much to let it go). Now that my broken heart has healed, I have cash in hand and I am looking for the perfect bus.

Here are my requirements:
  • 1980's Crown Supercoach (Late 70s or very early 90s maybe acceptable)
  • Original Exterior (ie. no removed windows, doors, etc)
  • Must be 40' Bus with Tandem rear Axle
  • Must have Turbo 6-71 Detroit Diesel
  • Must Be mechanically sound
  • Must have Heat and A/C
  • Must have good Glass
  • Prefer Automatic transmission, but would settle for 10 speed
  • Prefer less than 300K miles
  • Reasonably Priced

Please PM me if you are looking to sell, or if you know of a bus that meets these requirements.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:38 PM   #2
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Year: 1990
Coachwork: integral
Chassis: Crown Supercoach II
Engine: Detroit 6V92TAC, DDEC 2, Jake brake, Allison HT740
Rated Cap: 37,400 lbs GVWR
My friend's tandem that he recently sold checked all those boxes except for A/C. Finding a Crown with factory A/C narrows down the field considerably. Another friend of mine has a 855 tandem with RTO and A/C, but they're rare buses at best. Good luck!

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Old 07-19-2017, 05:03 PM   #3
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Factory installed A/C will be impossible to find. There were only a handful of A/C Crowns built for desert school districts, and I only know of one left in existence. Also, automatic transmissions were not common with 6/71 powered tandems because the bus is so heavy. A twin-drive tandem typically weighs about 4000 lbs more than a 36' single axle Crown.

So it may take a few compromises on your requirements, but hopefully you can find something close.

Cheers,

Dave
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:25 PM   #4
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Good luck on getting those exact specs
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