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Bid History for 1999 Blue Bird
Auction Start Date: 11/24/20 7:18 AM ET
Auction End Date: 12/11/20 2:00 PM ET
Asset ID: 581   Number of Bids: 4

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1999 Blue Bird
Auction Ends 12/11/20 2:00 PM ET
Remaining 11 Days 0 Hr
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Buyer's Premium 10.00%
Starting Bid $1,000.00
Bids 4
High Bidder r*********1
Current Bid $3,025.00
Bid Increment $50.00
Minimum Bid $3,075.00
* Taxes are applied to the sale price, Buyer's Premium and other related fees.
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Year Make/Brand Model VIN/Serial Miles Title Restriction
1999 Blue Bird Shell 1BDJNCP72XF089052 473,050 No Title Restriction
Year Make/Brand Model
1999 Blue Bird Shell
VIN/Serial Miles  
1BDJNCP72XF089052 473,050  
Title Restriction    
No Title Restriction    
Condition Category Inventory ID
Used/See Description Buses, Transit and School 9006
Condition Category
Used/See Description Buses, Transit and School
Inventory ID
1999 Blue Bird Shell INCOMPLETE CHASSIS, 5.9L L6 DIESEL.


Starts (with a boost), runs, and was test driven with no known or noticeable issues

Engine runs and sounds good. Transmission shifts good.

Miles are original miles. We are the only owner. No service records were kept or are available, but it was maintained regularly.

The bus was only used for a brief period of time to go to the outskirts of town and service communities with no library access before the program was defunded

Bus is about 40 feet long and about 7 feet high inside.

Generator works, all accessories work.

Generator is a Kohler 15 kw diesel generator

Dings, dents, scratches consistent with age and use

Vehicle may have holes where equipment has been removed

Diesel engine

Winning bidder will receive a clean title, bill of sale, and key

Due to vehicle being located off site, all inspections and pick ups MUST be scheduled by appointment only. Appointments are only available Monday - Wednesday, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM. If you show up without an appointment, you will not be accommodated.

Questions and AnswersQuestions and Answers
Q: Hello, in the picture of the front drivers side, it looks like the sheet metal is pealing back. Is there any water damage inside the roof? (10/14/20 11:48 PM)
A: Please see my answer to other question. Thank you. (10/18/20 10:14 PM)
Q: Greetings! Can you post interior photos? Many thanks. (10/15/20 3:41 PM)
A: I have added photos. Thank you. (10/15/20 4:31 PM)
Q: Do you have any idea how long it has been parked? Thanks for your help (10/18/20 2:36 AM)
A: Roughly 10 years. (10/18/20 10:12 PM)
Q: I also noticed the hole also on the drivers side. Did this hole contribute to the water damage seen inside leaking from the roof ? I seen in a video posted that water had also leaked into the lighting fixtures and into the floors? Any idea of the extent water damage ? Has anyone pulled any layers back to see ? (10/20/20 2:27 AM)
A: I went back today and inspected the inside of the bus more closely. I don’t think it was the hole on the driver side you described that contributed to the leak because the hole appears to be lower than than the height of the ceiling inside of the bus. I could be wrong. Nobody has or will inspect this further. It doesn’t look too bad. Looks like the damage is limited to the one light enclosure and a small dried up puddle on the carpet beneath it. If I had to guess I’d say it’s a very small leak because the damage is minimal for sitting for 10 years exposed to weather. (10/20/20 12:49 PM)
Q: What is the status of the bus parked next to this one ?? (10/25/20 11:19 PM)
A: It is sold. (10/26/20 10:10 AM)
Q: What is the status of the bus parked next to this one ?? What is the Mfg name on the engine? (10/25/20 11:22 PM)
A: The one next to it is sold. It’s a Cummins diesel. (10/28/20 2:09 PM)
Seller InformationSeller Information
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Seller Name Tulare County, CA  [view seller's other assets]
Asset Location 14001 Avenue 256
Visalia, California 93292-9402
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Most items offered for sale are used and may contain defects not immediately detectable. Bidders may inspect the property prior to bidding. Inspection is by appointment only. Please see the contact above to schedule an inspection.

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Payment methods for this item are Wire Transfer, PayPal, or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express*, Discover) only. * American Express is not available for buyers on probation. PayPal and credit card purchases are limited to below $5,000.00 and Bidders residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico Only. If the winning bid plus applicable taxes, if any indicated, plus the buyer's premium equals to $5,000.00 or more, Wire Transfer must be used. Buyers on level one probation have a PayPal and Credit Card limit of $1,000. If Wire Transfer is chosen, a Wire Transfer Transaction Summary page will provide payment and account information. The Wire Transfer must be completed within 5 days unless otherwise specified below.

PAYMENT MUST BE MADE ONLINE-- To make online payment, Log into your Liquidity Services account and select “My Bids”. Please follow the instructions there.

Payment in full is due not later than five (5) business days from the time and date of the close of the auction. Payment must be made electronically via the payment methods listed below.


TAX CALCULATION: Sale Tax, where applicable, will be calculated and added at the end of the auction.

TAX EXEMPTION: Where taxes are applicable (see the Buyer's Certificate), Tax Exempt documents must be provided to Bidder Services at within 24 hours of the auctions close and before payment is made. Bidders are encouraged to submit their Tax Exempt Documentation prior to the Auction's close to expedite this process. Please contact Bidder Services for all tax exemption questions.

Property may be removed by appointment only and appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. All items must be removed within ten (10) business days from the time and date of issuance of the Buyer's Certificate.

The Buyer will make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, including packing, loading and transportation of the property. No Assistance will be provided. A daily storage fee of $10.00 may be charged for any item not removed within the 10 business days allowed and stated on the Buyer's Certificate.

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****** This agency does NOT provide SMOG CERTIFICATION or EMISSIONS RETROFIT******* **All smog related repairs and certifications for vehicles are the sole responsibility of the buyer as outlined in California Vehicle Code, Division 12, Section 24007.5.**

NOTICE: If you are the winning bidder and default by failing to adhere to this sellers terms and conditions your account with Liquidity Services WILL BE LOCKED.

Guaranty Waiver. All property is offered for sale 'AS IS, WHERE IS.' Tulare County, CA makes no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for any purpose of the property offered for sale. Please note that upon removal of the property, all sales are final.

Description Warranty. Seller warrants to the Buyer that the property offered for sale will conform to its description. Any claim for misdescription must be made prior to removal of the property. If Seller confirms that the property does not conform to the description, Seller will keep the property and refund any money paid. The liability of the seller shall not exceed the actual purchase price of the property.

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