Motorhome conversion 1954 Flxible for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:
Original Mount Rainier National Park Tour Bus
Rare Scenic Roof Sightseer Windows: This unique and well documented Mt. Rainer Natl. Park tour bus has a significant history in the Northwest, transporting countless visitors to Paradise and other park locations. Historic enough for a museum, this bus carries a unique story and a history of cherished memories and would be welcome and enjoyed by many if used as a tour bus or RV.. Owner’s Description Follows: Based on VIN history, this is 1 of 2 Mt Rainier National Park tour busses and the other is unknown if it still exists. As seen in the photos, there is an original park brochure and 3 post cards displaying the bus. The destination scroll includes “Seattle, Tacoma, Sunrise (Lodge), Paradise (Lodge), Special and Rainier Nat’l Park.”
Converted to an RV Motorhome in 1972. Original blueprints for conversion included.
Caterpillar 1150 Diesel
4 Speed manual with 2 speed rear end.
Both motor and trans have recently been gone through with various updates & repairs.
All new batteries.
All new wheels and tires. (6)
Onan generator serviced and runs well. However last trip, a gas leak began at one of the valves. Minor repair needed, easy access.
Gas stove works great.
Refrigerator and freezer work great.
Water, and shower unknown as I never tried them, water pump activates…
Toilet flushes, flush valve sticks. (this is the reason I haven’t run the water further)
Fresh water and black water holding tanks seem to be complete and holding residual water with no leaks.
Headlights / taillights work.
Marker lights (roof corners) currently disconnected.
Front and rear electric heaters work.
Many outlets not working.
Windshield wipers work – need new blades.
Roof a/c works
Air horns work great and sound like a train lol!
New 30 amp power cord wired in, powers the coach great.
There are additional pieces of glass which I believe are spare windshields. There are also the rest of the original scenic window shades. Included are various additional interior and exterior trim pieces etc.
Registration / documented owner history following Mt Rainier National Park, dated back to 1972 (or earlier). Many original owners manuals and diagrams plus handwritten driver logs.
The remaining roof scenic windows are one of the most rare and unique things about this bus and one of my favorite features!
Reason for selling: We are a larger family with 5 children and need a motorhome large enough for traveling. We have determined it just is not realistic to make this work for us.
Needs: Overall the “bones” of this bus are very decent. There are areas of rust. A few of these spots are significant. Most are surface.
Ideal candidate for motorhome, tour bus, tiny home, mobile espresso and so many other uses!
Currently stored indoor, RV Garage.
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