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Author Topic: Articulated Eagle (Setra) For Sale  (Read 3505 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2009, 04:47:41 PM »

OK, I have a question as to where the engine and drive wheels are located. In the pic of the last link there are several side ventilation panels at the front of the aft section, just ahead of the rear dual axles. Makes sense from a weight distribution stand point. However I am thinking these rear section wheels must "drive" the bus pushing thru the articulated joining section.
I am thinking of a 18 wheeler in reverse pushing the 40' trailer. Obviously not as severe, but how would this bus be affected in wet, icy pavement conditions??

I see the articulated buses in Phila, but at low city driving speeds the traction would not be as treacherous as on a interstate in the mountains.
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2009, 05:13:59 PM »

That would be the perfect toy hauler,And those crazy white walls,gotta have me a set.White walls & moon covers,ohhh boy!  Wink   

   
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2009, 05:25:34 PM »

I wonder if the photo (postcard)? is it the same as the real bus that is for sale in Houston,TX? Huh
The reason I say this all 4-60 ft Golden Eagles articulated coaches have been accounted for and none are in the Houston,TX area.
But at one time there was 1 of the 2 articulated Kassbohrer (Academry Express) coaches that was converted to a motor home and it was located in the SW part of Houston,TX.
It was painted yellow with orange trim.
The other coach was located in AZ used as a horse trailer/bunk house conversion.
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2009, 06:13:20 PM »

   JLV,this shoots down the theory only 2 or 4  were imported one guy is telling us his family owns 3,you have the 1 in Portland I saw, 1 in Southwest Houston, 1 off Texas Ave in Houston that I saw and 1 in AZ that adds up to 6 for me.When my Eagle guy gets back from Norway I will check with him he has been to all the factories in Europe and Texas and has tons of records  good luck
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2009, 06:19:14 PM »

there were 8 of them
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2009, 06:20:46 PM »

there were 8 of them

Nope, I think that there were 9 of them Grin Grin Grin (sounds like a better number). Just kidding, of course. What makes you think that there were 8? Just curious.

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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2009, 06:39:12 PM »

correction sorry. I thought I had read there were 8 and I found online where I read it

2 of the Academy Express Eagles
4 of the Super Golden Eagles

Wilson Bus lines in MA owns 3 of them and is thought to be the only road worthy one.
one is at the junk yard which was/is owned by the former green tortoise  hippy bus line


Just got off the phone with someone who knows......

added trivia:  Wilson also owns the  GM Golden Chariot
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2009, 06:45:37 PM »

I wonder how much work it would be to make it driveable?

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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2009, 02:36:03 AM »

Just to throw in this possibility - maybe the bus for sale is a 'Setra touring bus' as the description says, and the stolen picture of the 60' Setra/Eagle is just a red-herring.

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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2009, 07:27:58 PM »

OK guys now ya got my interest! Just curious just how bad is it? Hmmm could be a good project fer ahhh, my ahhh museum collection! "Ahhh, yeah dad that's it I'm starting a museum!"  (think he'd go for it?)

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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2009, 07:32:35 PM »

Bryce...dad would take you out for as Roy D. Mercer would say..."A good ole' country Arse' whippin'!" Grin
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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2009, 08:57:04 PM »

Neat, found out today that these were Rolls Royce powered
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