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Old 03-11-2012, 12:26 PM
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Default Not pro car, but coach built...

I enjoy all types of vehicles and one thing that has always interested me are trucks and buses. A friend of mine put me on to this site that sells buses and they have a whole "antique buses for sale" page. It is interesting to see so many coach company names amongst the listed buses for sale. Names like Flxible, Wayne and Superior to name a few.

Link to the antique bus listings.

A couple of the ones that stuck out to me.

1948 Flxible
1960 Flxible
1957 Wayne Chevrolet
1941 Superior Chevrolet
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Thanks for posting this link Charles. I have a passion for all vehicles too and I am a huge fan of vintage busses.
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The Flxible Clippers are my favorites.
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Love those Flxi Clippers!!
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Ive always wanted a bus motor home conversion. My plan is to someday buy one when I retire & have it be my primary residence.
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This old Clipper - sitting near Laverne, OK - had been converted to a motor home years ago.

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For me, the original passenger configuration vs motor home conversion in the buses is very similar to the stock vs custom debate in professional cars.

I don't know which I would rather have. I wouldn't mind having an older school bus that was ALL original, but I also think that some of the motor home conversions look good.

Just like an old professional car that has been sitting for a while and gutted out, where would you start to restore one of these old buses or would you be better off customizing it to fit your own needs and likes? Couple of nice buses on that site for sale, but I can't imagine where one would go to find original or replacement parts.
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I really like the looks and the lines of this 49 International. Unfortunately, I don't understand. The exterior has been restored very nicely, but it is listed without motor and without interior. Where would you start to find seats and everything else to restore this bus? Is there an IBOA (International Bus Owners Association) out there somewhere?

Also, why would you take the time and spend the money to completely re do the outside and leave the interior empty and the drive train missing? Would this have maybe been a movie prop at one time? Tow it in, park it at the school and as long as it looks good from the outside, it is fine?
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Can anyone that is familiar with Superior Coach answer a question.

The name plate on the 41 Superior Chevy says Lima Ohio. Did Superior build the buses in the same facility as the professional cars in Lima or was there a completely separate facility somewhere else in town that the buses were constructed?

This is the name plate from the 41 Superior shown in the first post of this thread.
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I do remember seeing a picture of the Superior plant where they were building hearses and the school busses were being built in the background at the same plant,
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