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Offline tekebird

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Sad day....ON topic
« on: March 22, 2007, 01:54:34 PM »
well after 30 years in the family GM PD 4104 4162 has a new owner, Clif Bar........they will be retaining it's bus form with a VIP Interior as it has been since 1978.  Complete in the Colors and Number it left the factory in with the addition of window graphics.

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Re: Sad day....ON topic
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 01:57:11 PM »
My condolences.  Where's Clif Bar?  In PA?
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Re: Sad day....ON topic
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007, 02:28:55 PM »
Do I hear TAPS playing..........

or is that tears dropping from your eyes...

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Re: Sad day....ON topic
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2007, 03:24:19 PM »
clif bar is based in Berkley CA.

No tears...at least not yet........Bright side is that it will be getting used and there will be a no cost option on maint and parts.....

If I had a roof over it's head and it wasn't out in the weather not getting used, save for it's monthly exercise......I would not have sold it.  Hell It still havs a couple million miles left in it.  presently has about 3 million on the chassis


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Re: Sad day....ON topic
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2007, 04:26:42 PM »
Doug,

I hate that the '04 is going to someone else, but I am also heartened to see that she is going to do what she likes to do best..... Run with the Big Dogs.

Dallas


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Re: Sad day....ON topic
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2007, 04:28:32 PM »
They are planning on using it for 4 years or so, so I will have the option to get it back.

I still have the MC-8 and two 4108's ( my dad's) to play with. but you really don't drive those.

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Re: Sad day....ON topic
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2007, 08:26:44 PM »
Doug -

IIRC, the MC-8 is an automatic, right?

You're right about not "driving" an automatic MCI - it's really just guiding a huge mini-van down the highway.

Your '04 was a cool coach - remember sharing war stories at In-n-Out in Fresno a few years ago?

Since it's going to Berkeley, maybe I'll get a chance to see it again.

Good idea, the repurchase option!!

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Re: Sad day....ON topic
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2007, 10:50:47 PM »
Wow! Thirty years! Unfortunately I get attached to things and it makes it challenging to get rid of them sometimes. Thanks to my wife I have gotten a lot better. After thirty years in the family, that would have been a hard one for me. :'(
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