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Author Topic: Saudi MCI 9 Barn Find  (Read 2122 times)
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« on: March 27, 2013, 06:55:51 PM »

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I talked to this woman today whose husband bought this bus to convert.
But as the story goes he passed away and she has no use for it only to pay the rest of the loan.
This Saudi 9 can be had cheap (like 4 or 5 grand).
I have no interest in this just passing along a good deal if anyone is interested.
I threw the disconnect switch and the batteries still had juice.
The bus is a shell; it has a generator and holding tanks.
Low mile 8V71 /auto Trans, good rubber.
located in Delaware
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 07:15:53 PM »

Hmmmm, i thought that the only buses that are referred to as a Saudi bus was the MCI 5C.  Gonna have to dig out my book and check it out.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 06:07:06 AM »

Aramco had some MCI 9's I rode those from Saih Rawl to Zakum before I never knew those came back they were owned by Aramco not leased like the 5's and I thought the Prince kept those to hunt and haul all the wife's to go shopping they were a sleeper setup with a small galley sorta like a entertainer bus here. 

I know of 8 of those first hand fwiw they were made by Custom Coach back east some where
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 08:09:16 AM »

Gees.... Clifford for all the sh.....t you know about busses you must be 150 years old LOL   Cheers Gerry
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 09:11:27 AM »

Lot's of mileage Gerry and only 1/2 of the 150  lol wasn't a bad gig back then 6 months on 6 months off working on the Cooper and got to do a little DD work sometimes in the fields the bus rides sucked
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 09:39:53 AM »

This bus never made it over to Saudi
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013, 07:54:24 PM »

Went back over today. The bus fired right up.
I took it for a short ride.
Runs great, no smoke at all. Shifts through all gears and don't wander.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2013, 08:02:00 PM »

And it does have the double roof Like ours. Learn something new everyday eh. Grin Cool

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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013, 09:01:35 PM »

Some of the early MC-9s used for prisoner transport came with the double "Saudi" roof, perhaps this is one of those.

Ed, if you get a chance, try to get the serial and unit numbers for the coach, we might be able to solve the mystery that way. . .

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 11:53:19 AM »

Is there any signs of a back side door for the women like ours had that now is probably covered up? Also might have the over-sized radiators if from over there. Just wondering.

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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2013, 09:49:30 PM »

Is this bus for sale, how much?

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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 05:06:45 PM »

It is for sale, she would like $5000 but will take $4000.
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 02:27:07 PM »

Some of the early MC-9s used for prisoner transport came with the double "Saudi" roof, perhaps this is one of those.

Ed, if you get a chance, try to get the serial and unit numbers for the coach, we might be able to solve the mystery that way. . .

FWIW & HTH. . .

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I'm8 9cm8a x bp036258 - No side door, No bars on Windows
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Sussex county, Delaware.
See my picture's at= http://groups.yahoo.com/group/busshellconverters/
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2013, 07:34:16 PM »

I'm8 9cm8a x bp036258 - No side door, No bars on Windows

That is the numbers besides the spell check
IM8 9CM8A X BP036258 .
That's a long number, my 9 has like 5 digits that all.
I guess that's right around when Mci changed that.
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Sussex county, Delaware.
See my picture's at= http://groups.yahoo.com/group/busshellconverters/
That's Not Oil Dripping under my Bus, It's Sweat from all that Horsepower.
----- This space for rent. -----
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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2013, 02:31:18 AM »

That is the numbers besides the spell check
IM8 9CM8A X BP036258 .
That's a long number, my 9 has like 5 digits that all.
I guess that's right around when Mci changed that.


I'm pretty sure that that's a "1" (number 1) rather than an "I" (letter).  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_Identification_Number .  Became effective in 1981.
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