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Old 04-17-2024, 11:20 AM   #1
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Join Date: Nov 2022
Location: Indiana
Posts: 20
Year: 1970
Coachwork: Eastern Coach
Chassis: VRT/SL3/2176
Engine: Gardner 6LXB - Detroit Diesel
Double Decker Bus for sale

So my wife and I bit off way more than we can chew with this project. We had a limited time rare opportunity and I was in a manic state so we jumped into a huge project with zero experience. You can see the little progress we made and more pictures/videos on our instagram page Double_Decked_Out.

Price: $6,000 OBO

Location: Anderson, IN

Detailed description:

Dimentions: 13.5'tall, edge of mirrors 9 1/2' wide, 33' long approx.
Year: 1970
Chassis: VRT/SL3/2176
Body: ECW 24138 Series 2
Engine: Gardner 6LXB - Detroit Diesel
Configuration: H43/31F

Pertinent maintenance and condition information:

Bus is in the middle of demolition.

Two windows have been destroyed by child vandals and the passenger windshield is cracked. (Broken windows top floor passenger side front window and bottom floor rear window.) All bottom floor windows with exception of windshields have been removed for cleaning and reinstallation, but have not been put back in yet.

Bus ran about 5 years ago and has not been started since. Unsure if it runs or not, people told us not to try until someone looks at it because it could burn its own oil and be destroyed.
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Old 04-17-2024, 05:53 PM   #2
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Location: Andrews,Indiana
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Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: AARE
Engine: 3116 Cat 250hp
Rated Cap: Just the two of us.
Sorry to hear that. If I were 10 years younger.
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Old 04-17-2024, 08:53 PM   #3
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Location: Orange County, CA
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Year: 1990
Coachwork: Crown, integral. (With 2kW of tiltable solar)
Chassis: Crown Supercoach II (rear engine)
Engine: Detroit 6V92TAC, DDEC 2, Jake brake, Allison HT740
Rated Cap: 37,400 lbs GVWR
You list two very different engines. What is in it now? Has it been reengined, and if so why?

I've traveled many miles in VRs, and in plenty of other Bristols such as FLFs, REs, MWs, etc etc. I considered a VR when I was thinking of doing a bus conversion in England, but Fluffs were cheaper so I would have used one of them instead; however, bus conversions aren't common in the UK for several reasons, so I've instead converted the next best to a Bristol. Good luck selling yours!

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Old 04-17-2024, 09:45 PM   #4
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Location: Indiana
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Year: 1970
Coachwork: Eastern Coach
Chassis: VRT/SL3/2176
Engine: Gardner 6LXB - Detroit Diesel
I know nothing about engines I just based it off the info from this website. Must have been replaced at some point. All I know is the engine is a Detroit so I assumed the website was correct

https://bcv.robsly.com/fdv810v.html
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Old 04-17-2024, 10:37 PM   #5
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Coachwork: Integrated Coach Corp.
Chassis: RE-300 42ft
Engine: 466ci
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You list two very different engines. What is in it now? Has it been reengined, and if so why?

I've traveled many miles in VRs, and in plenty of other Bristols such as FLFs, REs, MWs, etc etc. I considered a VR when I was thinking of doing a bus conversion in England, but Fluffs were cheaper so I would have used one of them instead; however, bus conversions aren't common in the UK for several reasons, so I've instead converted the next best to a Bristol. Good luck selling yours!

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Looks like a DD 4-71, to me. You'd know better than I, John.

Kind of a bummer.
Two owners & kid vandals, all focused on demo work (demolishing), further diminished the value of this aging old iron.

I love the "ran five years ago". Owned it about 18 months? I read about an Aquatic team who used it, Omaha, NE back in 2012. Additional maintenance records or info on the vehicles provenance may increase the value to prospective buyers.
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Old 04-18-2024, 10:46 AM   #6
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Year: 1970
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Chassis: VRT/SL3/2176
Engine: Gardner 6LXB - Detroit Diesel
Yeah, more than happy to go far below the asking price. If I could find out how to edit the post I'd change the name of the engine and lower the price
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