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Bid History for 1986 BlueBird International 1853 School Bus
Auction Start Date: 02/14/22 5:57 PM ET
Auction End Date: 02/28/22 6:56 PM ET
Asset ID: 11   Number of Bids: 11

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1986 BlueBird International 1853 School Bus
Auction Closed
High Bidder: j*******e
Sold Amount: $3,900.00
Buyer's Premium (10.00%): $390.00
Total Price: $4,290.00
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Year Make/Brand Model VIN/Serial Miles Title Restriction
1986 International 1853 1HVLPUYN7GHA47714 213,433 No Title Restriction
Year Make/Brand Model
1986 International 1853
VIN/Serial Miles  
1HVLPUYN7GHA47714 213,433  
Title Restriction    
No Title Restriction    
Condition Category
Used/See Description Buses, Transit and School
Condition Category
Used/See Description Buses, Transit and School
1986 BlueBird International 1853 BUS, 7.6L L6 DIESEL.

The bus is in driving condition and the Title is clear.

School Bus comes with Handicap Lift in running condition.

This bus was maintained according to CDE regulations from the date of purchase to the time we took it out of service to sell.

The bus is selling in as-is condition.

Questions and AnswersQuestions and Answers
Q: Oh, yes, please.....may I buy this bus now for the mere price of $9,000.00? thats such a bargain (1/25/22 2:13 PM)
A: That is correct. You can buy it now for $9,000 (1/25/22 3:08 PM)
Q: When was the bus taken out of service? Can you include additional photos of the wheelchair lift door on the side. Also engine and tire photos would be great. (2/2/22 7:10 AM)
A: The bus was last serviced in May of 2021 and passed emissions at that time. The bus was taken out of service the next month because we had new ones and the student needs were better served with the new buses. I will upload pictures and a video of the bus engine running this evening when I have better internet service. Our bus area do not have good internet access. Thank you for your interest (2/3/22 3:11 PM)
Q: Is this bus safe to drive on the highway? Starts right up without issue? Also, do you know the interior height? (2/2/22 7:05 PM)
A: The bus is safe to drive on the highway and starts good without issues. The tires are also in very good condition with a lot of tread on them. The interior height is 6'2" in the center. It passed the emissions test in May of 2021 just before it was taken out of service and had the annual inspection done December of 2020. Thank you for your interest (2/3/22 3:26 PM)
Q: Is it geared for highway use? Essentially, can it maintain 60+ MPH without exceeding 2500 RPM? Thank you! (2/4/22 1:21 PM)
A: All of our buses have governors installed on them to limit their speed. I am not sure if this particular on was set for 60 or 65 mph. It can be taken off. This bus ran around 2500 rpm on the highway at highway speeds. The transmission is a Allison MT-643 Thank you (2/4/22 1:47 PM)
Q: Any idea of the model of transmission? Allison 2000? (2/4/22 1:26 PM)
A: Allison MT-643 (2/4/22 1:49 PM)
Q: Can you please let me know if it has Hydraulic or Air Brakes? Thanks! (2/4/22 1:42 PM)
A: Air Brakes. Inspected February 2021 Thank you (2/4/22 1:51 PM)
Q: Any chance you can upload some pictures of the frame? Just want to gauge how much rust there is from road salt, etc. Thank you! (2/7/22 9:51 AM)
A: I have uploaded a couple of pictures of the frame as requested. Just to let you know The Denver area does not use salt on the roads in the winter only sand Thank you for your interest (2/7/22 10:40 AM)
Q: Hello, Can I please make an appt to come inspect the bus next tuesday? 2/22/2022, 1pm maybe??? (2/15/22 4:37 PM)
A: Tuesday February 2nd around 1:00 PM will work Please let me know if you cannot come at that time or need to change it Thank you for your interest (2/15/22 4:58 PM)
Q: Was the engine and trans on this a swap? I ran the Vin and it comes back as a 2016 bus, so I'm wondering if it was rebuilt at some point. (2/24/22 12:04 PM)
A: To the best of my knowledge the engine and transmission are the originals. I went completely through the life file for the bus and did not see any engine and transmission swap done. The bus has 213433 actual miles on it. The engine is a International DT-466 and the Transmission is a Alison MT-643. Please let me know if there is any further questions Thank you for looking (2/24/22 5:31 PM)
Q: Is the left rear behind the wheels rusted? I’m having trouble viewing it well in the photos. Also, how much notice would you need for a preview appointment? Thank you! (2/25/22 4:58 PM)
A: The body does have so rust behind the wheels on the left side body. The frame of the bus is clean with very little rust if any. The rust on the left side is just skin rust. I do not need a lot of notice if you would like to view it. I will be in Monday morning starting at 8:00 AM and here all day if you want to look at it before the auction closes Let me know if you want to see it and drive it in our lot Thanks for looking (2/25/22 5:32 PM)
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Seller Name 27J Schools, CO
Asset Location 11701 Potomac St
Henderson, Colorado 80640-8853
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