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Old 09-22-2021, 07:02 PM   #21
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I am curious what the prices might be today. Looks like this is a sought-after style (specifically - 2010 Blue Bird flat nose FE - 8 windows) and I found a dealer locally asking $7500. Is this price still way above the market price? It has 150K miles.

Thank you in advance.
Prices have gone up in the last few years.


But just saying 2010 8-window means little. What condition is the bus? Where did it live its life? The rust belt?


What mileage is on it? Can you find out how many hours it was run (idling the motor wears it out, too)?



What motor does it have? Then find out about the emissions stuff on that motor and if it was made more reliable by then. Modern diesels can typically need an expensive hi-pressure fuel pump between 150K-250K miles. Has that been done already?



What tranny does it have? By 2010 it almost certainly has one that is OK or very good to start with. But what condition is it in now?


How about tires? New tires just cost me over $2200 for 6. Factor that into the overall price.


Bottom line, I might be convinced to pay that price today if everything was groovy and I didn't have to drive too far for it. But I paid $2285 for mine in 2017. Granted, I've done quite a bit of repairs on it (new heater & radiator hoses, new water pump, 2 new starter batteries, alternator rebuild, new battery isolator, rebuilt air-compressor, just to begin with, plus wiring problems that I trace myself or would pay big $$$ for a shop to fix), but that is what I'm getting at. If the repairs have been done already, or the milage is low enough, that price may be doable in today's market.

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Old 09-22-2021, 08:40 PM   #22
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a short bus...

I know of a 32 foot long bluebird all american front engine 1991.

cummins 8.3 with allison mt643 air brakes and 4.10 axle ratio front engine.

cost was about 6 thousand after sale and repairs to get it roadworthy.

this one was never a school bus so it does not have flasher lights or roof hatches.

spent three days work to get it somewhat roadworthy and this thing still needs work to heaters, wipers and air brake system....

does that give you value ideas of current values.

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Old 09-23-2021, 07:18 AM   #23
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I am curious what the prices might be today. Looks like this is a sought-after style (specifically - 2010 Blue Bird flat nose FE - 8 windows) and I found a dealer locally asking $7500. Is this price still way above the market price? It has 150K miles.

Thank you in advance.
You are commenting on a 6 year old thread.

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Old 09-24-2021, 10:15 AM   #24
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@magnakansas Yes it does. Thank you
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Old 09-24-2021, 10:17 AM   #25
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Thank you @Mountain Gnome This is helpful info. I will keep all this in mind while assessing the price of a bus.
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Old 09-24-2021, 12:32 PM   #26
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You are commenting on a 6 year old thread.

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Asking for updates to the subject, totally appropriate.
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