1964 Crown Supercoach
- 40 foot, 49 passenger coach
- Northern AZ University, Original owner; we are second owner
- GVRW = 38,500
- Registered 26,000 by NMDMV
From what I understand, there were only two or three of these particular Coaches made…one for NAU and the other one or two for the Atomic Energy Commission in Nevada.
This particular coach is Diesel, NH Cummins 220, side mount (pancake) amidships, 265 hp Turbo, 10 speed Road Ranger, Jake Brakes, Slippery Road Lock, Inter-axle Differential Lock.
Steel 10-inch chassis beams front to rear, mostly aluminum skin over steel frame. 1 million miles+-, designed for 2-3 million. Around 20,000 miles since we’ve owned it (2001). In-frame rebuild a by NAU about 80,000 miles ago.
Average around 10 mpg; 12 MPG high. A great ride! Leather, electric driver and passenger seats.
New clutch, new steer tires, others changed along the way, new airbags, (eight of ten), starter, fuel pump, and radiator rebuild, brakes plus many other change-outs. Air lines checked before last drive.
Complete service records since new, original manuals and specs. Many pics available showing conversion methods We used the coach regularly during the conversion process. Many extras.
Onan 6500 Genset, new starter. Webasto Diesel fired engine heater, 2 fresh-water tanks (110 gallon +-), grey and black water tanks plus toilet fresh-water tank; 110-gallon fuel tank.
Last driven in 2017. Started several times since. We full-timed in it (stationary) while building a “tiny house” in 2018-2020.
Cabinets and trim of Oak and Hickory, custom-built. Cork underlayment front to rear over 1.5 inch Marine plywood sub-floor. Parquet walnut floor to Bedroom (floor there needs final install); base trim needed throughout. Shower, Commode (Marine), Lav and sink all functional; no known issues. Cooling exhaust fans. Two 10-watt solar panels, Inverter, Fridge, Magic Chef oven / stove- 3 burners. New hot water tank. Excellent storage front to back.
Body issues: (known)
- Driver windshield (cracked)
- Passenger Windshield needs reset
- One side window cracked
- Rear window cracked
- Paint chipped (painted 2009 professionally)
Mechanical issues: (known)
- Garrison Valve rebuild (steers hard to left)
- Water pump (leaking gasket?) Antifreeze on pan beneath
- Diesel fuel in oil (most likely leaking injector per Wagner)
- Start batteries needed; also for generator.
- A/C (basement Coleman) needs service recharge
- Mostly older tires, but “look good”.
Excellent buy for the “right” person”! Great for a Diesel do-it-yourself-er. We are selling because I am a Senior. Just can’t wheel it around……. and work on it . :>(
Being sold AS IS at the time of sale. (working on it with lots of TLC) :>)
Please do not hesitate to ask questions
Thanx for looking.