I'm in that "over research, reading everything" pre-buying phase
My goal is to have a mechanically well running bus and doing the inside build out with my 3 young sons as a "spend time together" project. While I've worked on plenty of vehicles growing up, I'd rather not wrestle with it too often on a full sized bus.
We'll take the adventure bus for 3-4 weeks over the summer and travel around mostly the Northeast.
An hour away, I've been in conversation with a bus owner that has listed a 2005 IC Model: CE300 Full size school bus. 66/44. It looks nice, runs well, and has minimal rust underneath.
It has a DT466(e I assume) and an allison transmission but they don't know what model trans.
It was purchased from a dealer for his skoolie project. The interior has all been removed (including walls/ceiling) and cleaned up over the last year. The windows have been resealed. Life through them a curve ball and it's listed now for a firm $5900
Is this price in the right range for the year/quality?
PS. Bonus 2nd questions: how do I get this bus an hour home?? I know in NYS they offer intrastate transport tags, but I believe you have to register the bus first and I want to do the conversion first...