I've owned this bus for about 15 years, it was imported from Sweden, and it used to be a police bus on the island of Aland. Strange but true.
He looks a bit ratty (on purpose!), the money has been spent on all the right places
Price: £19,500 or sensible offers.
Location: GU14 postcode
(more pic's below)
The topline specs are:
- 1965 Swedish Splitscreen (UK registered)
Lowered with dropped spindles and splines on the rear
1776cc, balanced, lightened
Twin 44 Webers
IRS'ed with Creative Engineering kit
Steering box raised
Dual circuit drums
Left hand loading doors
Sparse, but functional interior
Leisure battery and split charging relay
Currently no MOT, arguable if it needs one, but he's booked in for one in the next 3-4 weeks anyway
This bus drives like nothing else I've ever driven for it's age I will really miss driving this! The 1776 is perfect, spritely if you need it, and on the motorway you'll easily get the dial all the way round and off the clock (65-70mph). The GT gearbox really helps here with it's taller 4th.
The flipped spindles and no hacking of the beam, means the bus is still nice and soft on bumps and flows around bends beautifully. With the raised steering box, you won't worry about scraping over speed bumps. I've spent a lot of effort on making this bus super easy and enjoyable for day to day driving, and it's really paid off.
It's on stock front wheels and bay back wheels (from the IRS conversion). The IRS is from creative engineering and late bay parts. It has adjustable spring plates.
Pretty solid all round, nice and straight and only one bad welded panel
One of the jacking points looks a little worse for wear
Otherwise, no nasty surprises here, it really is a pretty solid bus
Roof gutter has some surface rust, as does front nose, but nothing too bad
Currently in red-oxide primer over normal orange underneath. Rubbed through to look ratty.
The interior needs work, but you can happily camp in it if you don't mind it a bit rough and ready. The back bench is a full width rock and roll with JK hinges.
Headlining is custom plywood, waterproofed
Seats have home made cushions which are vinyl one side and fabric the other (one side for seating, one for sleeping)
Passenger seats are pretty rough, but still comfy
Curtain rail, but no curtain
Seatbelts added to the front, and one in the rear too.
Custom built by Danny Fox of Fox & Sons. A no expense spared 1776, fully balanced and lightened. All reciepts.
Full flow oil cooling.
Cast 69mm volkstroker crank
Chromoly tapered pushrods
Bosch blue coil electronic ignition
Lightened 8 dowel flywheel
Pro street 1.25 rockers
37mm Killer B race fan
Welded fan shroud
This bus would be easy to pick apart, but in all honesty, it's a really solid bus. I wanted to list the main things to show potential buyers that I'm an honest seller and owner, and to stop you picking holes when you come see it
Jacking point on passenger side looking a bit rotten
Surface rust on roof gutter and front clip
Wierd hole hacked at bottom of drivers door post, not a problem, just ugly
I never liked the holes cut for the oil cooler
Fuel reading only ever reads 3/4 full, even when full
Webers need a tune up, they pop a bit on low revs
The bus used to have a partition between front and back, I removed it, but that needed a lot of work that I never patched up (filler job!)
Hole in dash where someone put a radio in
The interior needs help. All of it.
Probably more... I can't think of right now!
Feel free to PM for more info. I've got tons of pictures and a video tour if you're interested.