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« on: June 25, 2012, 07:06:23 PM »

This is one of the neatest MCI 5C's I've seen.  Beautiful execution and polish!  I have no connection with this bus, just wanted to share some cool pics!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1965-MCI-5-Custom-35-RETRO-STAR-SHIP-BUS-CONVERSION-VINTAGE-/380449994658?pt=RVs_Campers&hash=item58949637a2

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 07:27:42 PM »

That is a nice bus.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 08:26:49 PM »

That is totally gorgeous! If the mechanicals are as good as upstairs looks, it is the best MC5 I have seen.  Anyone looking for a bus should look at it.

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 08:40:16 PM »

We are currently 5 minutes from this bus if anyone wants some details let me know I'll check it out !


Have fun !

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 08:54:16 PM »

And it even has a Louis Vuitton gear lever condom-gaiter-thingy.

Is he correct that it weighs only 15,000 lb?

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 09:02:27 PM »

It is a 5A not a C,  15,000 lbs seems awfully light to me too, i would think more like 25,000.  And the vin should be only 4 digits......although maybe the state that it was titled in after the conversion was done  issued a new, longer vin.
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 07:28:54 AM »

15k lbs may be the shell weight.  My MCI 7 when empty was only 22k and change.  Lopping off 5 feet might be that difference.  It sure would weigh more now.

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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012, 07:43:53 AM »

The way that the ad reads, it is 15,000 lbs right now.....and that ain't no shell! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 09:50:23 AM »

It might weigh 15K with no drivetrain...  Even 25K would be very light for that bus.  I'm not sure all the metallic finish inside is my taste, but it's pretty.

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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2012, 02:53:42 PM »

It looks like a nice piece of work depending on the reserve.  I do not believe the 15000 pound thing and have serious doubts about 12 mpg though.  Those two statements could cast a shadow on other claims also.
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2012, 03:30:53 PM »

Fine craftsmanship on the wood & metal work !!

I agree with Bevans, not quite my taste, but I appreciate the work.

Few side windows will detract from openness and light into the coach.
No roof raise will play havoc with me 6'5"
I do not agree with the weight statement.

Nice ride with a 871, surprised that no pics of engine, I can do without the std shift.

Will be interesting what this will fetch.
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2012, 03:52:26 PM »

That bus looked a lot better the last time I saw it with the original top cap and not the ugly @$# R&M front cap those destroy IMO the looks of the early 5's YMMD and it will weigh more than 15,000 mine was a little over 24k

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