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Old 12-11-2018, 07:00 PM   #1
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1980, 86, 89 Crown Bus for Sale!

Have 3 Crown buses. 1989, 86, and 1980. (2) with Automatic Transmission; (1) with Manual Trans. Black Rubber Flooring; Alcoa Aluminum Wheel

Located in Norwalk, CA.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:51 PM   #2
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wow.....all very nice...love the first yellow one
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:51 PM   #3
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Is the first one an ex-San Diego 40-foot pusher? What engines and transmissions do the tandems have? Who was last using them?

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Old 12-11-2018, 09:57 PM   #4
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Have 3 Crown buses. 1989, 86, and 1980. (2) with Automatic Transmission; (1) with Manual Trans. Black Rubber Flooring; Alcoa Aluminum Wheel

Located in Norwalk, CA.
What engine?
Which are automatic?
What are the prices?
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:22 AM   #5
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1980, 86, 89 Crown Bus for Sale!

1980 - $8000 (automatic) (Cummins mid-Engine)

1986- $10000 (manual) (Cummins mid-Engine)

1989- $10000 (automatic) (Cummins rear Engine)

All have turbo engines.
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:35 PM   #6
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1980 - $8000 (automatic) (Cummins mid-Engine)

1986- $10000 (manual) (Cummins mid-Engine)

1989- $10000 (automatic) (Cummins rear Engine)

All have turbo engines.
Cummins/ automatic....

4BT?
6BT?
220?
855?

Allison auto?
AT545?
MT643?
MD3060?
HT730?
HT740?

Or is it a Voith auto? Or maybe a ZF?
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:47 PM   #7
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Too little to go on, and obviously knows nothing about Crowns. He needs to do some work and get better info out there, but obviously small charter operators equipment. I think I know the orange tandem and if it came from where I think it did, have fun. Most charter operators ran their Crowns to death knowing they would have to get rid of them, so, little to no maintenance. New owners will find out all about this.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:44 PM   #8
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Coachwork: Crown, integral. (With 2kW of tiltable solar)
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Cummins/ automatic....

4BT?
6BT?
220?
855?

Allison auto?
AT545?
MT643?
MD3060?
HT730?
HT740?

Or is it a Voith auto? Or maybe a ZF?
The pusher probably has an 8.3 CT or CTA, in which case probably with an MT643. The middies could have a 262 or maybe a 855 - the latter needs the big HT740, but the 743s can use the MT.

Crown never used pickup truck engines or AT545 transmissions! All their buses always used true heavy-duty drivetrains. The MD3060 came out much later than these buses, and the V730 was only for V-drive buses like GMs (it's basically an HT740 without its 1st gear). A few Crowns used the 5-speed MT - I briefly drove my friend Al's Detroit Crown with a 5-speed, and it keeps the engine in its torque band better than the MT643s. I've never heard of a Voith or ZF in a Crown!

Caveat emptor.

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Old 02-24-2022, 05:19 PM   #9
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Are these still for sale?
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Old 02-24-2022, 06:05 PM   #10
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From 2018? I'll bet not...at least from the original seller. But I think the orange one belongs to a Flagstaff local and he's got it for sale. Here's his link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1742...07794993298760
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Old 02-24-2022, 08:09 PM   #11
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Old 02-24-2022, 08:28 PM   #12
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I'm constantly being sucked in to these long ago threads
Haha! But this one might have some currency, too. I think that's the same orange bus which is for sale locally to me.
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Old 02-25-2022, 07:56 AM   #13
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I love the people that comment on 3 yr old sale threads asking if it's still available
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