Originally Posted by roach711
It may have a Detroit Diesel engine or a Duramax.
The body is a Bluebird which is considered a well built body. It's from Ontario so there may be rust issues but the mileage is pretty low so maybe the rust is minimal.
Price is about par for 15 year old shorties.
It would be nice to have more condition history and service history but they probably won't give it to you. The lawyers have put the kibosh on that.
Is it driveable? They aren't saying. I'd want way more info before breaking out my checkbook.
With my very limited knowledge, the Bluebird body is something that attracted me.
I think the price is good. Quite a few of the other buses I've seen advertised recently are double or triple that for no apparent reason.
The guy selling it says it was safetied about a year ago and has been sitting in his shop (not a mechanic's) ever since.
Originally Posted by sdwarf36
I'd place a (small) bet its not a really a diesel. Look at the size of the exhaust pipe. Either way its still a good deal.
That didn't even dawn on me. I will double-check! A diesel would be my preference, and it'd be a warm weather bus.
Originally Posted by cadillackid
2001 - that will have a 4L80E in it most likely if its a 1500.. if its a 2500 or 3500 series it will have the made-for-GM Allison 4 speed in it (Yes it is lockup)...
Having a lock-up is good for fuel economy (and the transmission in general), right?
My other alternative right now is a safety and e-tested wheelchair E350 with Powerstroke 7.3. However, they want more than twice as much money.
Thanks gang for your input!