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Old 09-03-2021, 04:55 PM   #1
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Mid size bus wanted

HI all-


I am searching for a mid size school bus. My wants/needs are:

26-28' long or as close to that as possible (bumper to bumper)
interior height 6' 3" or higher
150k miles or less
no rust

a solid engine is key, preferably the dt466 or 360 but all models I'd be interested in.

not picky on dog or flat nose

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Old 09-03-2021, 05:06 PM   #2
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Good luck, that is a highly desirable size that everyone wants. Even rusted out full size mid lengths go for solid money.
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Old 09-03-2021, 05:27 PM   #3
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You forgot your $2500 budget.
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Old 09-03-2021, 07:21 PM   #4
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Yup. Been looking for months. I’ll pay a premium
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Old 09-03-2021, 07:21 PM   #5
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$2500. I wish. Haha
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Old 10-26-2021, 02:40 AM   #6
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Runs awesome. Looks great. Exceedlngly rare these days and classic 12V 5.9 Cummins.
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Old 10-26-2021, 10:45 AM   #7
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Hey I just bought a 30 foot bus in Virginia and drove it back to Washington. The dude I got it from has 2 more 30’ FE internationals with a 215 hp DT466e with Allison md3060. He also has like 4 30 foot dog nose busses with Mercedes engine and an md3060 tranny. The internationals are posted at 6,100 and the dog noses at 5,700 i believe. The internationals are right about 200k miles

If your interested let me know and I’ll get you contact info
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Old 10-26-2021, 10:45 AM   #8
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Oh forgot to mention they are 10 windows with handicap lifts
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Old 10-26-2021, 11:23 AM   #9
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Great size, my 7 window 3800 is just under 28' BTB. I like to watch the auctions occasionally to see how prices have moved. I bought mine in 2018 for $2600. I saw about a dozen P-Pumped DT466 7 windows 300k+ miles go from Los Angeles in July-ish for about $4k on GovDeals, and a handful of 6-8 window P-Pumped DT466s ~180k go from Kansas for about the same price on PurpleWave in March.

The one you want is out there, you've got got to be ready to pounce. Having $5k + travel money set aside would be wise.

Here's some links of sold ones to see what I mean.
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...1&acctid=19243
https://www.purplewave.com/auction/2...9hh9nkgJwJWTzI
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Old 10-26-2021, 05:00 PM   #10
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Runs awesome. Looks great. Exceedlngly rare these days and classic 12V 5.9 Cummins.

Whats the B2B length and location of that bus?
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Old 10-30-2021, 03:16 PM   #11
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Hey I just bought a 30 foot bus in Virginia and drove it back to Washington. The dude I got it from has 2 more 30í FE internationals with a 215 hp DT466e with Allison md3060. He also has like 4 30 foot dog nose busses with Mercedes engine and an md3060 tranny. The internationals are posted at 6,100 and the dog noses at 5,700 i believe. The internationals are right about 200k miles

If your interested let me know and Iíll get you contact info
I'm definitely interested in the contact info!
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