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Old 05-30-2016, 10:07 PM   #1
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Abingdon, VA buses for auction

Some buses for sale from the Abingdon, VA school district. One is a shortie with manual trans.

Bluebird Bus #09 - Manual Trans
Public Surplus: Auction #1614100

Amtran Bus #36
Public Surplus: Auction #1614040

I spoke with the bus garage boss and he said both of the above buses were pulled from service not too long ago and would have no problem driving to get them home. The have other buses listed as well. Auction ends in 16hrs (approx 3:00pm Tues)

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Old 05-31-2016, 07:55 AM   #2
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that shorties is a bus id love to get my hands on!.. a DT466 in a shortie with a stick... that bus probably has some guts!...

alas i really dont need 2 busses....

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Old 05-31-2016, 08:39 AM   #3
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that shorties is a bus id love to get my hands on!.. a DT466 in a shortie with a stick... that bus probably has some guts!...

alas i really dont need 2 busses....

-Christopher
I know, the shortie is the one I really want but I'm not financially ready right now to make the purchase. I would have purchased the shortie or the Amtran though after talking to the garage boss about the condition of both. Basically he said both were road ready and should have no problems driving the 300+ miles across the state to get them home. They are being sold just due to age. I'd love that shortie with a manual trans!
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Hey, bus #73 looks pretty nice. Got the smaller Cummins but has the 3060 trans so it should drive pretty well.
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Old 05-31-2016, 03:56 PM   #5
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Some buses for sale from the Abingdon, VA school district. One is a shortie with manual trans.

Bluebird Bus #09 - Manual Trans
Public Surplus: Auction #1614100

Amtran Bus #36
Public Surplus: Auction #1614040

I spoke with the bus garage boss and he said both of the above buses were pulled from service not too long ago and would have no problem driving to get them home. The have other buses listed as well. Auction ends in 16hrs (approx 3:00pm Tues)

Wow, the Bluebird sold for only $1765 and the Amtran for only $860! Great deal for two ready to drive buses. If a dealer bought them they'll turn around and flip them for $4000-$8000. Geez I wish I had more $$$$$ and a large place to store these things!
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:01 PM   #6
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I WAS the high bidder on the shorty with the manual. Unfortunately, I went to St Augustine today and got back a little late and was outbid by $25. Damn.

I WANTED that bus BAD!
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:31 PM   #7
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CB that bus is like 1 hr from me...too bad you lost it, maybe they will back out
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Maybe you can buy it from them for $3500
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Maybe you can buy it from them for $3500
nah, I bid what it was worth to me. I woulda went to like 1900 but oh well. Theres a nice local shorty for 3500 but I want one cheap!
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I hope they do!!!
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