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Old 06-22-2015, 08:27 PM   #1
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I'm going to pass this one along.....

I just don't want to be in it for $9000.00 starting out

someone else might.
seller won't budge off of 9k, and he doesn't know anything about it, except he and his brother brought it to Arkansas from California several years ago.
double rear barn doors
original tires and 7288 miles, military spec generator and 2 a/c's

1988 Navistar International American Transportation Cor

it's stored in a warehouse 30 miles from me, but the owner lives in Tulsa.
It's legit, and sitting in his company's warehouse.

good luck
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:21 PM   #2
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Nice but as you noted...$9K is WAY out of line for any '88.
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I checked the VIN to try to find out what engine was in it. No luck on that, but found that govliquidation.com sold it as an "ambulance conversion" for the Navy out of Portsmouth (Chesapeake) VA four years ago for $4342.42. The mileage is the same, so it was trucked to Arkansas. Either that, or the odometer is broken. They listed it (in inches) as a 35-footer.

If it did visit California, maybe the firm price is an attempt ro recover the cumulative costs of dragging it back and forth across the country.

It does look nice.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:28 PM   #4
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interesting..... the guy's wanting to double his money

is it possible that it was registered in Virginia, but lived it's life in California?
like Uhaul has a central operations, but units all over

m1031 thought it was an ICU bus, as he's seen one in military museum
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:33 PM   #5
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if you google his contact number, it shows it's a legit business.... then map the address for warehouse in question
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:29 PM   #6
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I don't know why but it seems like the military medical transports like this one with the special rear barn doors and stretcher racks are going for insane prices regardless of age or condition....wonder why.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:26 PM   #7
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This is a medical ambulance bus. Probably Air Force.

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Old 06-23-2015, 05:27 AM   #8
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I don't know why but it seems like the military medical transports like this one with the special rear barn doors and stretcher racks are going for insane prices regardless of age or condition....wonder why.
GSA/USAF buses go for insane prices. Because they're low mileage, in pristine condition, zero rust, and not beat up. A couple I saw on Fleabay while looking for mine were going for 12k+
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:28 AM   #9
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A buddy of mine owns a 64 GMC military funeral coach.

He only paid 2500 for it. Insanely low miles, pristine condition...
Still needs a lot of work but its a sweet bus.
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:02 PM   #10
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oooohhhh....I 'has a want'!

snark...Sam says it looks like a caterpillar turd in that pic!

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Old 06-23-2015, 08:07 PM   #11
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This is a medical ambulance bus. Probably Air Force.

Definitely Air Force, 90+ percent of the non-tactical Air Force fleet is painted in some shade of "Blue". The tactical fleet? Green, tan, or desert pink (including portions of the non-tactical fleet)
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:39 PM   #12
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I put it in my driveway for $5k
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I put it in my driveway for $5k
Does that mean you were able to purchase it for $5K? If so, I'll bet you got a good bus there for a good price! [Heck, the AC and generator would probably be worth that.]
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Brian did it right!
Kudos to you man for not rushing and buying the first bus that came along. You got a real dandy of a bus!
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:27 PM   #16
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Does that mean you were able to purchase it for $5K? If so, I'll bet you got a good bus there for a good price! [Heck, the AC and generator would probably be worth that.]
Oops, actually $5.5k
The kicker (sellers idea)
$1000 down, $300 a month, zero interest for term.
(We drew up a contract, agreed to it, and he filled out lien holder's info on back of title)

He knew my situation, we emailed back & forth for a month last year...
Wanted $9k last year, dropped it to $6500 this year, and just recently dropped it to $5500. I jumped on it!

He had a buyer last year walk away because he couldn't get the second engine started...
Took me less than a minute!
Outside, set switch to ENABLE START
Walk back inside, set switch to LOW IGNITION
Pull start switch down, let it crank till it fires up.


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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
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Old 07-17-2016, 04:37 PM   #18
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
Cheaper than paying rent for someone else to put toward THEIR mortgage!
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Exactly what I'm doing.
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11 more payments and she's all mine!
But, I plan to double up on some of them when the suburban is paid off in March.

Looked at a warehouse today that a buddy has... You could park 20 buses in it! For $300 a month with utilities paid already.
He said "why don't you just rent an apartment?"
I said "because it's throwing money away!"

At least with the warehouse, I can spread out and work inside.
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