Model: HPO – (Highway Post Office) Crown Coach
Length: 40 feet
Miles: Approx. 140K
Engine: 855 Cummins Big Cam II – 600 hp, Allison HT 754 automatic trans
Engine rebuild details: Full custom engine build and repower in 1998 (140K miles)– Custom fuel pump, injectors, and Turbo by Pittsburgh Power. Custom-built cooling, turbo/boost, exhaust, air intake, electrical systems.
Chassis Details: Ladder style heavy-duty chassis on (10) airbags (New 2021) (Full Air Ride). 3-axle, with true dual tire tandem axles (10 Michelin XZA tires) (New 2021) on aluminum Alcoa Wheels, brakes on all axles. (6) Koni fully adjustable shocks. (3) 2” diameter custom-made sway bars with polyurethane bushings. Chassis rated to 60,000 lbs. GVW.
Generator: 15kw Kubota(300 hrs.)
50/30 amp service
Complete restoration – 2011 – Bus always kept in a climate-controlled building The entire coach was stripped to bare metal.
Any panel found to have corrosion was removed and replaced – Approx. 25% of riveted panels were fabricated and replaced.
Front upper fiberglass cap adapted from eagle Bus installed to modernize front fascia.
Square headlights from Mid 1970’s Wester Star semi-truck installed in custom-formed aluminum panels
Front bumper modified from donor bus to fit, chrome-plated
Lower full perimeter side body trim panel modified from donor MCI bus – Chrome plated
Rear tail light panel fabricated to house 2006 ZO6 Corvette taillights and license plate panel
Full body epoxy sealer
Full body urethane primer surfacer block sanded to a perfect surface
Full sealer before color
(8) color basecoat custom paintwork with 4 coats polyurethane clear
Final paint job color sanded and polished by Finishing Touch Coachworks in Santa Clarita, CA
Professionally pinstriped and lettered as the final touch
The approximate total cost of exterior remodel: $70k
All exterior lights LED
All windows custom made dual-pane Peninsula brand
All interior work was professionally completed by Bill Kingston of Kingston Coach from Costa Mesa, CA. Mr. Kingston recently deceased.
Auto Extend/retract power entry step
Interior entry steps fabricated from Corian solid surface material with (2) colors to match countertops.
Dash fabricated from Walnut Burl with Walnut trim – (25) gauges Dash surround and driver and passenger headliner finished in leather Driver and Co-pilot seats full power leather Villa brand.
Walnut and aluminum steering wheel Stock steering upgraded to tilt/telescopic column with Ross Power Steering Box
Full-color backup camera
Custom In-Dash air conditioning/heat/defrost
New 12V Multispeed/delay windshield wiper system
Alpine CD/NAV dash stereo with Sirius/XM radio/CD Changer multiple amps and speakers throughout coach
Leather Villa brand sleeper sofas and dinette.
Dinette uses a custom sliding Corian table for ease of entry/exit
32” Flat screen television rises from a hidden position in the motorized table Bose Surround
Motosat HD Auto-Tune roof satellite with DirecTV
DVD Player Cabinets throughout custom fabricated/laminate surfaces Tivoli accent lighting hid throughout
1 2500 watt Trace/Xantrex Inverter with remote panel
4 400 AH 6V L16 AGM House batteries – 800 AH 12V total capacity – New 2018
3 1100 CCA engine batteries – New 2017
120-gallon fresh water tank
150 gallon combined grey/black waste tank with electric dump valve
150-gallon fuel tank
20-gallon propane tank
10K lbs. hitch
Work completed 2021:
(10) New Firestone airbags
New Front Brake Drums and linings
New front wheel bearings
New Rear Brake Linings and S-cams
All-new engine belts and hoses - required the engine to be removed to replace all hoses on top of the engine
All fluids/filters replaced including generator
(10) New Michelin Tires
Safety check of all lights and systems
This very rare bus has been in our family for almost 50 years and is meticulously built and maintained. It is being offered at $100K plus under a recent 2021 appraisal which is available upon request. Reasonable offers will be considered. Thanks for looking!
Click HERE to see this bus featured in the May 2022 issue of BCM.