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« on: January 26, 2010, 10:47:39 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 02:17:51 AM »

Maybe.  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 05:31:25 AM »

According to Larry Plachno's book Modern Intercity Coaches, the first bus built in the US was biult by MACK in 1902 and the first vehicle MACK built was a bus.  However, I don't think MACK was building buses in the 60s.  Jack
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 05:37:40 AM »

Jack,I believe Mack built buses till 1968 they had the Thermodyne engines 11L 225 hp I know of a 1967 model.
FWIW they were building 102 wide buses in the 50's



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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 05:44:32 AM »

Jack,I believe Mack built buses till 1968 they had the Thermodyne engines 11L 225 hp I know of a 1967 model.
FWIW they were building 102 wide buses in the 50's
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Thanks for the information, Larry's book does not mention MACK after the '30s.  Jack
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 09:38:55 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 04:07:04 PM »

Really nice one in the  bus museum in Hershey Pa. You have to get a nice shot of the rear end of these coaches. Almost looks like it has fins. And its a LARGE CAR. There is a book on Mack buses  similar to the GM and MCI books.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 05:24:27 PM »

I called the guy just to see what he wanted for it.  I figured, "Heck, if it runs well enough to get it home, it could be worth a couple of k as a quest house."  The owner, who just acquired it when the PO died, thinks it is worth about 90k.  That's if he washes it and puts some batteries in though.
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 05:28:47 PM »

i will give 4k no more.  what's so special about it?
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 05:36:01 PM »

DMoeDave, was it two or three years ago since you saw that Mack with the fins?
If so, it was sold to a private man.
That was the one made for Greyhound and actually was in Greyhound service for a while.
Interesting history on it.
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 06:36:36 PM »

It could have been that long ago. I would guess the only reason they got rid of it was it took up alot of space in the lower floor. It is a shame they dont have enough room for them all like they do over at the railroad museum down the road. Shoot they even have alot stored outdooors too. I knew a guy who was crazy about the Mack buses several years ago before i even had heard of them. I hope the new owner of the Mack keeps her rolling and intack.
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2010, 06:42:14 PM »

I called the guy just to see what he wanted for it.  I figured, "Heck, if it runs well enough to get it home, it could be worth a couple of k as a quest house."  The owner, who just acquired it when the PO died, thinks it is worth about 90k.  That's if he washes it and puts some batteries in though.


Did he also state that with some paneling and a paint job it would look just like Dale Jr's camper that he lives in at the races!!?
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2010, 06:44:40 PM »

i may be stupid but i think my 4106 looks as good or better and was only 13k
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2010, 09:27:06 PM »

When we were at the Arcadia bus rally in 2007 we met a gentleman who had done a very nice restoration of a 1952 Mac bus.  The first picture is what it looked like when he bought it in 1999.
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Really nice one in the  bus museum in Hershey Pa. You have to get a nice shot of the rear end of these coaches. Almost looks like it has fins. And its a LARGE CAR. There is a book on Mack buses  similar to the GM and MCI books.




DMoedave -

Is this the Mack you're talking about?  It's the MV-620-D they built in the late 50's:



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« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2010, 06:29:59 AM »

When we were at the Arcadia bus rally in 2007 we met a gentleman who had done a very nice restoration of a 1952 Mac bus.  The first picture is what it looked like when he bought it in 1999.

That bus belongs to John Hiscock, Loxahatchee, FL.   Jack
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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2010, 07:03:31 PM »

thats its RJ! Any shots of the rear?
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2010, 08:47:34 AM »


thats its RJ! Any shots of the rear?



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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2010, 05:45:13 PM »

Oh yeah thats its! Is that wild or what? Thanks RJ. That bus was almost as big as a 6!
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2010, 11:02:53 AM »

That is the ugliest looking hind end since I seen this gal...oh never mind...guess they had to put a caboose out back for the pure-breed powerplant.
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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2010, 03:14:58 PM »

So...Was That The Only Bus Made Like That?? Or Are There Others? I Would Buy One Of These If I Could Find One...Looks Kinda Like A 56 Desoto At The Rear. Maybe 1957.

Someone Tell Us More About These COOL Mack Buses.

GIVE ME... GIVE ME.

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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2010, 08:39:24 PM »

I am with you John, I like that Mack! I am a big classic car guy so I think it is way COOOOOL looking  Grin

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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2010, 07:52:34 PM »

prototype, built by Mack for Greyhound...result of anti trust litigation...which ened up with GLI buying MCI

One off.  1957 dollars cost 1 million dollars to build
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