HomePick of the Day1945 Flxible bus/motorhome

1945 Flxible bus/motorhome


Founded in Ohio in 1913, the Flexible Sidecar Company produced motorcycle sidecars and took its name from it patented flexible mounting system that attached those sidecars to the bikes and allowed the sidecars to lean into corners just like the bike itself.

Charles Kettering, engineering genius and future vice president of General Motors, was involved with Flexible for much of its history, even serving as president and then a member of the board of directors until his death.

The firm changed its name to The Flxible Co. in 1919 and in the mid-1920s switched its production to such things as ambulances, hearses and buses. It produced buses for several municipal transit systems, here and abroad, but underwent changes in ownership and closed in the mid-1990s.

The Pick of the Day is a 1945 Flxible bus that has been converted to a motorhome, and is being offered by a classic dealer in Arlington, Texas.

Cummins diesel powerplant

According to the advertisement on ClassicCars.com, the bus has a Cummins inter-cooled turbo-diesel engine, 6-speed Allison transmission, and a 100-gallon fuel tank.

Inside it has a refrigerator, sink, generator, flat-panel television and “many other custom touches.”

It also has custom paint and polished stainless trim.

The asking price is $99,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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