1964 Crown Supercoach 40 foot, 49 passenger coach
- Northern AZ University, Original owner; we are second owner; all original records
- 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 coach is Diesel, NHH Cummins 220, side mount (pancake) amidships, Turbo (265 hp), 10 speed Road Ranger, Jake Brakes, Slippery Road Lock, Inter-axle Differential Lock.
Steel 10-inch chassis beams front to rear, aluminum skin over steel frame. (except for window level change out, 10 gauge steel). 1 million miles+-, designed for 2-3 million. Around 20,000 miles on it since we’ve owned it (2001). In-frame rebuild a by NAU about 64,000 miles prior to our purchase.
We averaged around 10 mpg; 12 MPG high. NAU stated 11 mpg. Smokes on start up; dissipates quickly. A great ride! Leather, electric driver and passenger seats.
New clutch, new steer tires, others changed as judged necessary; new.airbags (8 of 10??), starter, fuel pump, and radiator rebuild, brakes plus many other change-outs. Air lines checked prior to last drive. 2017. Started several times since.
Complete service records since new, original manuals and specs. Many pictures available showing conversion methods We used the coach regularly during the conversion process.
Onan 6500 Genset, new starter, Webasto Diesel fired engine heater, 2 fresh-water tanks (110 gallon total +-), grey and black water tanks plus toilet fresh-water tank; 110-gallon diesel fuel tank, two 10-watt solar panels, 3 heaters (rear,middle front, work separately when Webasto is running) , back-up camera, fog lights, search light, Co-Pilot wired, many extras. Lots of parts, including paint and parts removed from original coach.
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, steel framing in ceiling for two A/C units.
Cabinets and trim of Oak and Hickory, custom-built. Shower, Commode (Marine), Lav and sink all functional; no known issues. 3 Cooling exhaust fans, Inverter, Fridge, Microwave, Magic Chef oven / stove- 3 burners. New hot water tank. Tilt down table. Electric control panels easy access under counter end and in driver and trunk area. Excellent storage front to back.
We full-timed in it (stationary) while building a “tiny house” in 2018-2020. Water system altered a bit, (all lines available); hookup to outside water as is.
Needs attention here and there..Little things, cosmetic mostly, nothing serious; just years of use.. Not pristine, but working on it! :>) Drive it home?…depends…. …..drive it for pleasure?…would not recommend till some things are attended to……(see below * )
Body issues: (known)
Driver windshield * (cracked)
Passenger Windshield needs to be reset
- One side window cracked (prior to our purchase)
- Rear window cracked (suggest cover with metal)
- Paint chipped here and there. (painted 2009 professionally)
Mechanical issues: (known)
- Garrison Valve rebuild recommended (steers hard to left)
- Water pump. Antifreeze on pan beneath * (leaking gasket?). Recommend “fixing” before a drive.
- Diesel fuel in oil (most likely leaking injector per Wagner) … they suggest drain oil and replace before driving. *
- Start batteries;(group 31) needed * ; also for generator (?). (all”house” batteries older but reconditioned -Epsom Salts)
- A/C (basement- Coleman) needs service recharge.
- Mostly older tires, but many “look “good.
Excellent buy for the “right person”! Great for a do-it-yourself-er. ( I have done it for 20 years and am not a “mechanic! ) :>) Selling because I am a Senior. Just can’t wheel it around anymore…or 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. Pledge credibility in our statements above! Bus is located in East Central NM, Ruidoso area..
Thanx for looking.