“Too much, Magic Bus…”

May 13, 2019 - Comment

“Too much, Magic Bus…” Image by Darron Birgenheier Sunset over Big Valley, California (Lassen County). We get a lot of good ones up here in the high desert. Rusty 1955 Steelcraft school bus, built with a Carpenter body model D on what I believe is a 1954 GMC chassis. Date of delivery 11/54. This 7-window

“Too much, Magic Bus…”
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Image by Darron Birgenheier
Sunset over Big Valley, California (Lassen County).
We get a lot of good ones up here in the high desert.

Rusty 1955 Steelcraft school bus, built with a Carpenter body model D on what I believe is a 1954 GMC chassis. Date of delivery 11/54.

This 7-window (28 adult passengers or 42 wee ones).

The transmission is a four-speed manual. Brakes are power assisted drums, but steering is manual (unassisted).

The inline six-cylinder gasoline (petrol) engine develops all of a wimpy 115 horsepower (86 kilowatts).
Displacement is 270 cubic inch (4.4 liter).
GVWR is 14,500 pounds (6,577 Kilograms).

Driving it over the mountains will be a chore, to be sure (I think I can!, I think I can!).

A previous owner converted it into a motorhome / RV, complete with propane cylinders, refrigerator, sink, toilet, etc.

It is for sale, at the right price. We’ll just have to see how attached to it we’ve become, depending on offers.

Or, we may get it running some day and drive it 170 miles over the hill to Burning Man, where it will be well suited as a camper / party bus.

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