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Author Topic: 1944 Military Bus  (Read 1868 times)
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« on: October 18, 2006, 10:34:38 AM »

I have a few new details on a bus I described about a week ago.  It is a 1944 military bus that was partially converted about 30 years ago.  The tags say it is a 29 passenger comercial type, with the body built by Gillig Bros.  The chassis is by international, with a weight of 10,900 lbs. and a GVW of 15,000 lbs.  The maximum speed rating is 40 MPH.  The running gear is original.  The date of delivery was 10/30/44.  This bus has to be moved from it's storage location soon and I don't want it to end up being scrapped.  Any info on it's value as a collectable or conversion would be appreciated!  I will post some pictures of it soon.  Thanks. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2006, 11:30:36 AM »

value as a collectable is an open book...depends on condition and who/how many want it.

Bmy best guess is it is worth scrap value.

as a conversion it is worth less than scrap value
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2006, 12:05:02 PM »

You might want to check with some of the bus museums to see if there is any interest.  Maybe even check with some of the WWII historical museums.  I agree that it would be a shame to scrap a rare piece of history like that, but with its speed and weight limitations and the difficulty in getting parts, it would not be a popular choice for conversion.
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