Well, it's a bit late, but...Woodland school District in Washington, near Portland has 4 Crowns up for auction. 2 1983 and 2 1986. Bids due by Jan 23, this Friday!!
I spoke with a mechanic; they're all in good shape, all DD 6-71 w/ turbos, Allison autos. All are 40', tandem rear axles. They've been surplus for about 1 year, but the district has a driver start and drive them once a month. All have legal tread. Bus #58 and #59 have 20 - 26K since major work/rebuild. For those who want a Crown, this is an opportunity to get a bus that you can drive home without worry!! Contact is Chuck Anderson, 360 225-8075. Fax a bid to 360 225-6410. Chuck said that past auctions usually yield $1500 to $3000 per bus. They have some 35' Crowns that will be sold in a year or so. Good luck, let us know if you get one!!!!
I'm going to hold out for that elusive 10 speed.