Hey everyone! I'm new to this board and new to school busses.
Currently i'm doing lots of research to get formilliar with the different busses, engines and drivetrains there are available.
Because i'm Dutch and English/American is not my fisrt language I find it a bit hard to search for the right information or the right places to look for a school bus.
I've had some help from people in my introduction topic on what to avoid and what to look for.
Based on that information, along with what type of bus I feel attracted to I came to the conclusion I would like to buy a bus with the following specs:
- Dognose bus
- Early 90's without to much engine electronics
- GMC brand (really like the looks of the nose/grill)
- Diesel engine
- full size, I'm not sure how to translate it but the bus I'm looking for is as long as possible, I think it's 40ft. Or 70+ pax?? Correct me if i'm wrong. (I've seen the onse I like to have 12 side windows, not sure if this is saying anything but I assume they are just a bit longer then the onse with 11 or les side windows??)
So now my question is:
What engines do the GMC's come with?
i've found a few gasoline powered onse and some diesel powered Cat 3216's but I read a lot of bad stuff about the 3216's and the gas engines are not what i'm looking for.
Are they even available with a DT466 or orher powerfull diesel engine?
I also read a lot of story's from people saying 3 to $5000,- is expensive for a bus.
Is this just for the very common 1999 ~ 2005 Internationals or is this also expensive for an early 90's GMC? (Can't seem to find a lot of them so I assume they are rare?)
I found this website who has a couple of these busses for sale but i'm not sure about the price of any of the busses they sell, seems a little high to me.
Can anyone tell me something about this?
Are these A grade busses or are these so good the price is justified or is this just a website trying their luck?
The website i'm talking about is:
Lease WALLISVILLE Used Buses Houston Dallas INTERSTATE BUS SALESINC
Any help would be awesome!
Kind regards Bryce.