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Offline DG

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1944 Military Bus
« on: October 09, 2006, 10:28:51 AM »
We have a 1944 International military bus that was partially converted 30 years ago.  We need to know if it has any value as a conversion or as a historic vintage military vehicle.  It would be pretty hard to return to stock condition as the side windows and seats have been removed.  It still has the stock running gear which was only rated for 40 MPH.  I don't know if it would have much value as a conversion because of this.  On the plus side the bus is very cool looking and it is tall enough for an adult to stand up in. Con anyone out there point us in the right direction to find out what this vehicle might be worth, if anything?  We have to move it from it's storage location soon, and I would hate to see it end up in the scrapyard!   


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Re: 1944 Military Bus
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006, 10:48:58 AM »
DG, it might help if you could add some pictures and also maybe let us know where you are.

As an historic military vehicle, it may have some value, but as a conversion it probably isn't worth a lot unless you find someone who is into going really slow.


Offline kyle4501

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Re: 1944 Military Bus
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2006, 10:50:40 AM »
Yeah, some pictures would be nice......

Try ebay, fast results there. That is where I bought mine  :)  :'(

It is only worth what someone is willing to pay. Nevermind anything else.

Things that will have big impact on price:
If it can be driven
What is involved in a 're-power' to increase road speed
What work is desired by next owner

I was given a 1955 Scenicruiser, but it cost $1000+ to move it 250 miles. It has some 'issues' & there weren't any buyers willing to pay more than that. The 'seller' felt it was better to save it by giving it away rather than selling it as scrap.

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Offline Brill-o

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Re: 1944 Military Bus
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006, 10:55:08 AM »

Hello, DG-

Welcome to a very informative and friendly “Nut-house”!
You came to the right place-

I am very interested in what you’ve found.
What type of bus is it?
Was it converted by the military, or after that? What branch was it used by?
What is her size and what power-train do she have?

Can you please post some pics’ for all of us to enjoy? (As mentioned)
Thank you!


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