Originally Posted by asquarecan
I did not know that about them being acquired!
When you say real expensive any idea over $5000? To make it road worthy assuming we are just discussing deferred maintenance
Well.... If you found one with a 671 Detroit and it was in great shape except for a couple of scored liners. If you can fix it yourself then you may only spend a couple of grand. If you have to go to the Detroit shop I would be ready for a $10k repair bill.
If it needs tires add another $2k-$3k.
Seriously, you are looking at a 60 year old vehicle. It is most likely going to need a fair bit of work. The shop down the road from me charges $125 an hour to work on anything that I cannot fix myself.
That is a beautiful bus but if you have a slim budget I think that you may be better served with a newer, lower miles rig.