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bthelin
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Posted - 11/25/2002 :  6:34:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am helping a charter school find a home for some buses but we dont know how much they are worth
1994 wayne 66 pass. GMC 366, 5 spd,2 spd
9.00R20 body in fair shape
I have heard there is a "yellow book" that will value it for us but no one around here has one that I know of
Thanks in advance

Buskid
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USA
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Posted - 11/25/2002 :  7:04:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Buskid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Try this link: http://www.yellowschoolbusbook.com/

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thomas86_a
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USA
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Posted - 11/25/2002 :  7:06:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit thomas86_a's Homepage  Send thomas86_a an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Yes the yellow book is what you are looking for, as for a 94 Wayne/GMC, that isn't possible, in 1992 GMC became exclusive with Blue Bird. A GMC/Wayne would be a 91 or older model. You'll have to look at the identification plate inside the bus, it will have two dates, one of the manufacture date of the chassis, one of the bus body.



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bthelin
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Posted - 11/27/2002 :  09:15:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
your right I did a little more looking it is a 1986 wayne
I was hoping that someone who had a yellow book could look it up for me
it would seem kind of silly to me to buy a yellow book just to look up 1 price
Thanks brian

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Buskid
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USA
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Posted - 11/27/2002 :  09:41:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Buskid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
bthelin, another option might be checking out the prices of other similar used school buses that are for sale right now. Try looking at the following sites:

http://www.used-bus.com
http://www.usedschoolbusesforsale.com/
http://www.joy-co.com

eBay's always a good place to compare prices also.

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wagonmaster
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USA
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Posted - 11/27/2002 :  2:22:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My best guess on an '86 Wayne with a stick shift is about $1,000-1,500...provided it runs and drives well and isn't in need of major repairs. Hope this helps.
Joe

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cowlitzcoach
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USA
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Posted - 12/11/2002 :  07:10:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit cowlitzcoach's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The reality in the used bus market is used buses are selling really cheap right now. GE Credit has over 1000 buses they are sitting on that they have repossessed. With that many buses sitting around the country it does tend to depress a market.

Anything over $500 for a bus with a gas engine and a stick shift is going to be a real gift.

Good luck.

Mark O.

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bluebirdr#1
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USA
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Posted - 12/19/2002 :  1:09:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 1999 edition of the yellow bus book.
Base wholesale value for type c conventional 61 - 72 passenger 1984 model is $ 1,000.00. Deduct $ 400.00 for manual transmission and if it has air brakes add $ 200.00.
Hope that helps.

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patrick young
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USA
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Posted - 07/29/2005 :  11:16:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit patrick young's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Howdy fellow Enthusiast/Bus Fan

I am new to the site, but I already recognize many of the nice bus folks and names I’ve seen for years on the Net. So I wanted to drop a line to some of the members who I think I might be able to share information with, or possibly lend assistance.

I am a retired school teacher (not by choice) who has been working with buses and trucks and diesel stuff for about 18 years. I've also owned 3 diesel Mercedes, a diesel Isuzu (Great car!), Lister Diesels, Deutz diesels, and I have also had two Nissan diesel pickups. I started driving a truck (Int’l Fleetstar 2000D, 6-71 DD, 10 speed Roadranger) 31 years ago when I was in the military.

I'm best on school buses, so if you have an expensive silversides 4104 I will be of only limited help. But I do know quite a bit about engines in general, especially Cummins, CAT, Detroits and IHC. I’ve helped rebuild a CAT 1160 V-8, and a 180 Cummins, so I learned a lot and got very dirty!

I currently have several Crowns, some Gilligs, a Ford/Gillig, an International/Ward, and also LOTS of tires and bus parts. I mean LOTS!

I have a very simple policy on selling anything, from an entire bus to the smallest part. If you are unsatisfied with anything, just return it undamaged for a full refund. That includes the entire bus, as long as you don’t keep it for 10 years. Bus parts and buses only appreciate in value (well OK s.l.o.w.l.y appreciate) so I won’t be hurt, nor will I have any hard feelings. I’ll just sell it to somebody else later.

I have also dismantled 7 buses (one Crown, two Fords and four Gilligs) and know a lot about their innards. I’ve spent waaaay too much time underneath a bus!

So if you need any help, feel free to give me a call or an e-mail.

Have a good one

Patrick Young
Wheelchair Project
Fresno, CA
WheelchairBusProject@yahoo.com
(559) 244-1042 (559) 251-3814
http://www.fresnoalliance.com/wheelchairproject


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Deborah T Bennett
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Posted - 01/24/2013 :  06:43:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Deborah T Bennett's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Do you have a phone# or have information on how to get in touch with the right GE Credit?
quote:
Originally posted by cowlitzcoach

The reality in the used bus market is used buses are selling really cheap right now. GE Credit has over 1000 buses they are sitting on that they have repossessed. With that many buses sitting around the country it does tend to depress a market.

Anything over $500 for a bus with a gas engine and a stick shift is going to be a real gift.

Good luck.

Mark O.



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markmc60
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Posted - 01/30/2013 :  08:48:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit markmc60's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am also searching for the value of one of our buses that I need to sell.
1996 bluebird/GMC 6.6 cat, is it ok to post the vin here?

Edited by - markmc60 on 01/30/2013 08:52:32 AM
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