Buses for sale, and thoughts.

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Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby sharp77 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:35 pm

Sorry to bother the usual chatter as I'm only a young'un and don't know many things.
You probably already know, but looking at it this isn't too bad for an old bus. I guess though, the society doesn't has funds to preserve any which is a shame.
I believe they're located at the Bridgewater depot. Also, click on the photo tour button on the bottom and you'll see some nice images. Have any regular members here considered getting your own bus :?:

http://www.bussalesonline.com.au/vehicle.asp?ID=609
http://www.bussalesonline.com.au/vehicle.asp?ID=601
http://www.bussalesonline.com.au/vehicle.asp?ID=600

By the way, upon further viewing I found they had one bus which according to the fleetlists has apparently been sold :?: .
http://www.bussalesonline.com.au/vehicle.asp?ID=559 Ex Metro #516 - The Busy Bee. What's the go with this?
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Re: Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby stevegj52 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:31 pm

The TBCS have 2 buses 1 ex Metro Ansair VOV Mk 1 Scania N113 #134 which was donated to us by Metro Tasmania and a recent Donation by Dennis Maxwell of a 1967 AEC Denning Coach which needs restoration.
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Re: Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby sharp77 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:44 pm

I knew that. I was more interested in the case of #516 and your own personal thoughts on owning a bus.
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Re: Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby yoda » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:06 pm

sharp77 wrote:I knew that. I was more interested in the case of #516 and your own personal thoughts on owning a bus.


516 is now with O'Driscoll's.
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Re: Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby royaltiger » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:12 pm

The buses for sale are so expensive at $19,800 for the Scanias and $17,050 for the MAN. They are simply not worth that much in the current market.... what market there is.

The Tas Bus and Coach Society does not primarily exist to own and preserve buses in its own right, it simply does not have the resources to do so. But it will certainly encourage and foster the ownership and preservation of buses of historic significance by its members. Some members already have preserved buses and I am sure that others do have acquisition plans in an embryonic stage, perhaps as consortiums.
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Re: Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby yoda » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:14 am

royaltiger wrote:The buses for sale are so expensive at $19,800 for the Scanias and $17,050 for the MAN. They are simply not worth that much in the current market.... what market there is.


After enquiring for someone else (big camper plans) all decommissioned vehicles are at $10,000.
Some probably aren't worth that still....
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Re: Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:37 am

The most amusing thing about these advertisements, is NOT ONLY the price :lol: :lol: BUT the horsepower :shock: considering the VOVI (non-turbos) are only 203hp, definately NOT 260hp as stated in the ads :roll:
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Re: Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby stevegj52 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:07 pm

At some stage in the future I would be looking at a B10M, depending on price and would most likely be one from here in Vic. Prices are a little high at this point in time as they all are and as mentioned in above posts but no harm in keeping a eye out you never know.
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Re: Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby Bedford-29 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:43 pm

And for 18k you can buy two or three Volvo B10M Butterboxes from Brisbane transport when they were auctioning them off.Or if you fancy two or three Mk4 Mercedes 0305s for 18k.For 18k these Scania vov one would have to be mickey mouse.
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Postby Rclasstramcar » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:48 am

stevegj52 wrote:At some stage in the future I would be looking at a B10M, depending on price and would most likely be one from here in Vic. Prices are a little high at this point in time as they all are and as mentioned in above posts but no harm in keeping a eye out you never know.
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Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby Rclasstramcar » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:56 pm

Bedford-29 wrote:And for 18k you can buy two or three Volvo B10M Butterboxes from Brisbane transport when they were auctioning them off.Or if you fancy two or three Mk4 Mercedes 0305s for 18k.For 18k these Scania vov one would have to be mickey mouse.
You mean ex STA ones, Bedford-29?

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Re: Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:12 pm

Loves @ QLD have Scania N113 VOVIs (ex Metro) for a mere $2,000ea :shock:
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Postby yoda » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:09 pm

Tas Bus Nut wrote:Loves @ QLD have Scania N113 VOVIs (ex Metro) for a mere $2,000ea :shock:


And they were retro fitted with A/C from memory?
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Re: Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:00 pm

Not these ones. The ones from Westside DID
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Re: Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby metro_tas » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:32 am

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Re: Buses for sale, and thoughts.

Postby Bedford-29 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:37 am

Love`s bus service Cairns Queensland ex Metro Scania`s 106,121,123 were not retro fitted with A/C but there heaters were working well in the tropical climate mobile sauna :mrgreen: that is the reason Love`s are selling them.Bus Queensland Ipswich ex Metro Scania`s 108,110,111,116,126 were retro A/C and converted to single door and still in service.
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