One 2006 International DT466E school bus with less than 85,000 miles and minimal isolated rust. The color could be left as-is because this particular bus was used for the Athletic Department. I reached out to them and they emailed all the service records. It has lived an uneventful life as the team’s limo. It never had any flashing lights or a swing-out stop sign. It was never used to pick up or drop kids off like a normal school bus.
The engine is 300 hp, 850 lb-ft of torque, 7.6 liter, inline 6 cylinder, diesel Maxxforce DT466, mounted in the rear. These engines are so epic they have average life spans ranging in the hundreds of thousands of miles. Driving this bus is a pleasure because it quietly rumbles and purrs like a giant friendly kitten. The transmission is an automatic, Allison, four-speed. The body is 37 ft long and rated to seat 70 children. There is a cargo area beneath. This cargo area extends the “skirt” all the way around the bus, which makes it appear lower to the ground, helping in fuel economy. Speaking of which, the mpg is actually pretty good at a whopping 8 miles to the gallon! (fanfare!)
The fuel capacity is 100 gallons of diesel. The weight (GVWR) is 31,800 lbs. I “exercise” the bus engine for 15 to 20 minutes once a week, so it’s ready to go at any time. The work I have done so far is thus: removed all the seats except for the driver’s seat. Removed most of the insulation. Isolated the wiring harness leading thru-out the interior and removed those things that are superfluous like dome lights and PA speakers. Sealed the roof with a UV reflective “rubberized” coating that goes down as a base and a top. I used Ames seam tape, Ames Super Elasto Barrier (it’s dark gray), and Ames White IC5 Commercial Iron Coat. It was well worth the money.
The tires have good tread, all the windows go up and down, the door opens and closes, the turn signals work, the brake lights work, the headlights and directionals all work. Windshield wipers and spritzer things both work. No cracks or breaks in the windshield, or in any of the glass. Here are a few of the most recent images, including the odometer. Thank you for taking the time to give it a look. If you have any questions that are not answerable from the information I have provided here, then feel free to email me directly at “electricty4food(at)gmail(dot)com”. Put “bus” or something in the subject field. Or “bus question”. Whatever works for you. I will do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.
As I mentioned in the beginning, I paid $10,000 for this bus. I have put some work into it and would like to see some sort of return on that investment because time IS money. In my world, fair would be no less than $12K, however, I am willing to take into consideration the recent pandemic craziness and how that has affected everyone’s financial flexibility, therefore, I am being realistic in my asking for $11,950 (or best REASONABLE offer within a few percentage points of that). Also, cash is awarded an automatic 3% discount ($11.3K), so there’s that. Thank you for taking the time to view my bus. I don’t expect it to be for sale long since it’s such a gem. email me your questions to electricity4food(at)gmail(dot)com or to set up an appointment to look at it in real life.