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Old 02-11-2020, 10:52 PM   #1
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Looking for a Shorty

Currently looking for an International 3800 shorty(5-7 Window in Southern California. Will consider freightliner pre 2003 as well.
* Budget $2000-4000
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Old 02-12-2020, 03:15 AM   #2
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Look at Ritchie Bro’s although I stopped looking a while ago, a 7 window diesel is hard to find and you’re about a thousand light. But you k ow things come up at auction. Last stellar deal I saw was at Ritchie. 11 window freight liner Apple Valley fire district buses, 5 of them
All went for 2500 or less. After those it’s been hard. The CARB rules made all the govt agencies unload and buy new. I think at this point you need to start looking for a church bus or other private sale if you want 7 windows. Cabovers all day.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:40 AM   #3
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Your best bet is to wait until the spring. If you're willing to travel, Oregon has a couple districts that sell nice buses every year and a good chunk of them are 7-8 window. California market seems to be mediocre even with all the older buses being sold off due to CARB.

But good deals can be had anytime of the year, just need to keep checking the auction sites. Good luck
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:44 AM   #4
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Agreed ^^

Also- AZ seems to have some shorties pop up a few times a year. Mostly 3400 navistars.
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Old 02-12-2020, 03:03 PM   #5
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Hereís an old Wayne

https://visalia.craigslist.org/cto/d/parlier-wayne-chassie-bus-obo/7055968566.html
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:20 PM   #6
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Looks like I’m driving Az this weekend found 4 different 6 window 98-04 internationals’. All t444’s and Allison.��
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Old 02-13-2020, 01:59 AM   #7
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Nice. Good luck. I need to ask though, are you titling in CA? If you are, make sure you understand what you need to do.

Sorry I don’t know if there are any extra requirements and I really get upset when others disparage California, but they got rules. Just make sure you know what you’re getting into.
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Old 02-13-2020, 07:34 AM   #8
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@Danjo thank I’m gonna check the local dmv system with the Vins before I head out. I’m 95% sure these buses are from California.
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Buy this one-
https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2521229
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Old 03-10-2020, 02:19 AM   #10
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Your best bet is to wait until the spring. If you're willing to travel, Oregon has a couple districts that sell nice buses every year and a good chunk of them are 7-8 window. California market seems to be mediocre even with all the older buses being sold off due to CARB.

But good deals can be had anytime of the year, just need to keep checking the auction sites. Good luck
Oregonian here🙋🏼*♀️ Which school districts? Looking to buy one this spring/summer.
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Old 03-10-2020, 08:27 AM   #11
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Oregonian here🙋🏼*♀️ Which school districts? Looking to buy one this spring/summer.
Beaverton is a popular one here all their stuff is well maintained and they usually offload a dozen or more at a time so prices stay reasonably low.
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Old 03-10-2020, 08:31 AM   #12
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Oregonian here🙋🏼*♀️ Which school districts? Looking to buy one this spring/summer.
Quite a few of Oregon buses are sold through the state surplus facility in Salem.
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