A home on the range, or the road

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GM motorcoach

Pick of the Day is a vintage vehicle in which you travel — and live — in style. It’s a 1963 GM custom motorcoach, Model 4106, being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Conroe, Texas.

“Unless you are an RV salesman for a living, you probably pass a quarter million dollar rig every day and never appreciate how much the owner spent,” the dealer notes. “That’s because they are BORING!!! 

“This unique 35’ Coach model 4106 bus is far from boring. It features all the durability and creature comforts of a new RV yet is has some style. It’s that rare “head-turner” (in a good way) that gets the job done and costs about 1/2 what your pay for a “box with 4 tires” RV.”

The home-on-the-range is offered for $69,900.

The dealer is handling the sale for the vehicle’s owner, who bought it a couple of years ago and “then poured a ton of money into getting her from Great to Excellent condition,” the dealer reports.

“It has been driven from Texas to Wisconsin and back with no issues and cruises great at 75-80 mph.”

So why is it for sale?

“The bus was only offered for sale because the owner’s knee surgery makes it tough to push the clutch comfortably on long drivers.”

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The dealer says the vehicle had a little more than 80,000 original miles when the owner bought it, and has driven it around 10,000 more in two years.

Power is provided by a recently rebuilt 871 Detroit Diesel engine. The gearbox is a 4-speed manual. The unit has a 140-gallon fuel tank, power air brakes and power steering, rear camera, and a CB radio. It also has a towing package and is equipped with 6 new Doublestar DSR266 tires.

It also has dual ceiling-mounted a/c units, a gas generator, roof-mounted solar panels, a brand new Travel-Awn 5000 awning, Flexsteel furniture, interior surround sound, interior wood trim, 2-burner stove, microwave, toaster, Norcold refrigerator/freezer, two television, bathroom with shower.

In addition to rebuilding the engine, the radiator was rebuilt, new kingpins installed, and new suspension airbags and new brakes were done. The steering box was upgraded to the 1974-80 version and steering gear ratio went from 2-to-1 to 1-to-1. 

“The final touch was to have the entire exterior professionally polished,” the dealer noted. 

“Mechanically sound, Cosmetically beautiful, Unique, Classic and just over all very affordable for what it offers.”

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

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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.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Cool motor home! Something I might be interested in. Gotta check California DMV requirements first. Just moved from Georgia to California and had to give up my GA Commercial Drivers License in the process. GA does not require a CDL to drive a motor home, but I’m not sure if CA requires a CDL to register and drive a motor home.

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