Have a couple of options I'n looking that.
Option 1: Thoughts on a 1986 international S1700 shorty...8 cylinder Diesel engine. 4 speed automatic...they said 6.9 liter. It has 178745 miles. Tires in good shape. Last owned by a church. They just replaced the air filter, 2 different fuel filters, all fuel injector hoses, glow plugs, and glow plug relay.Asking for $4500 cash only. Overall, pics look pretty good and I like the look of these older internationals.... first attached.
Option 2: 1998 international. Got less information on this one. t444e motor. not sure transmission type. air breaks. 140k miles. Current owner seems a lil either hesitant on sharing information, or just doesn't care/know info. $3500 but say's price is negotiable. This one is definitely in my sweetspot price wise, and closest distance wise (still 7 or so hours away though )
Option 3: 2001 international 3800. Seems to be in really good condition from all the pics. 189,000k miles, Detroit Diesel, 4 speed automatic. Also last owned by church. I got some info on Detroit Diesels last night, which was helpful but anyone else care to chime in. Asking $5,000. Third attached.
I've been shopping on Facebook market, which seems to have an abundance of the type of size bus I'm looking for. Has anyone had experience with purchasing through Facebook market? I definitely want to make it out to see/test drive all of these, but I'm 7-11 hours away from all of them, so not really a practical option.