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Old 09-27-2015, 10:46 AM   #11
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That would be a Bluebird AAFE (All American Front Engine)

How can you tell it is an AA and not a TC2000?
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:20 AM   #12
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I believe it is a TC, single headlights. AAs had dual.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:05 PM   #13
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I don't know how to tell the difference. I know the All American is the Cadillac of Blue Birds.
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:14 PM   #14
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We used to call these shortys or hill climbers. It's still for sale on seattle CL, A ridiculous price for $7500.00. Bus is worth less that half that. BUT it's a wonderful platform for a skoolie. Hope the owner gets more flexible on the price and someone gets it for a skoolie.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:52 AM   #15
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I always called them 3/4 buses, great for tight spots and city driving
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:45 AM   #16
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This one looks a lot like mine. Mine's a 9 window TC/2000. I wouldn't call mine short, but it's not full sized either. Mine has a 12' wheelbase (shorter than some 1-ton trucks). It's fun and easy to drive and park.

Mine is a 1988 model (this one is a 1992 model). Mine has 115,000 fewer miles on it. Mine cost $2,500. I'm sure things are a little more expensive up there in the pacific northwest, but not 3x more expensive. If the tires and engine are in good shape I might pay $3,500 for that one. $7,500 is wayyyy above market.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:03 AM   #17
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Actually, prices in the PNW are not THAT expensive. This guy just thinks his bus is golden. I got my 38 ft IHC3800 for $1000.00.
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:09 PM   #18
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Yeah, there are two of these up right now. One guy wants $5k and despite posting that it's got about 130k miles, when I made my offer (trade for a $2.5k trailer or $2k cash) he got really defensive and insisted it had 7k miles.

The other guy ($7,500) was much nicer but thought the $2k was 'way, way too low' despite having no information about the bus history or records.

So I sit and wait!
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:41 PM   #19
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I paid $8K for my 84 passenger Thomas HDX and it's in great shape. That seller has got to be smoking something.
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