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Willie Nelson's Old Tour Bus Is Being Sold on Craigslist
Village Voice ^ | Thu., May 1 2014 | Brian McManus

Posted on 05/03/2014 10:58:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The beaut above is a 1983 Eagle that gets an eco-friendly seven miles per gallon when the generator is running. It's got crushed velvet curtains, and -- just a guess here -- a few dozen places to hide your weed. Because, oh yeah, it's Willie Nelson's old tour bus, and it's hard to look at without daydreaming about living a life on the open road in all the glorious comfort she no-doubt offers. If you want it, you should act now, because the guy behind the ad says his phone hasn't stopped ringing since he listed it on easttexas.craigslist.com Sunday night. "It's been non-stop," he says. "I've gotten calls from as far as Washington state and New York," he told us when we called him ourselves. His name is Alan. He was very polite (naturally -- Texas). Here's the story he gave us about this treasure. [UPDATE: The bid for the bus is up to $36,000, and the seller will field offers until 12 a.m. Central, 5/3/2014. "We are planning to sell this bus this weekend."] Alan works in IT and listed the bus for an older friend who isn't quite so tech savvy. That friend does lots of business in and around Texas and its neighboring states, and so when he was tipped off to something rumored to be Willie Nelson's old tour bus being sold in Alabama, he checked it out. He bought it "three or four" years ago, and has used it frequently ever since. He's "giving up the hobby" and is ready to unload it. He owns "several other vehicles" according to Alan.

Alan says the frequent calls he's fielding from curious buyers are 75-percent serious cash-in-hand offers. Some, like us, just have questions.

The bus is one of two identical custom-made for Willie, and it had three owners before the fella Alan is selling it for got hold of it. The interior is in excellent condition (as you can see below) and the only problem with the exterior is a couple spots of peeling clear coat. The generator was serviced three years ago and electrical in the bus has been well maintained over the years.

Alan says, based on the volume of calls, they probably priced Willie's bus too low. They have no plans to raise the price now, though, because sometimes people aren't terrible. It'll stay at $29,999, a figure they arrived at by comparing it to other buses of the same make and year already on the market. "The owner doesn't really need the money," says Alan.

Enough talk. Let's look at this gorgeous thing.


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1 posted on 05/03/2014 10:58:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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We had some ppl in town that bought Dales #3 Motor home it was black and too hot in the summer heat so they painted it white! OOPS!


2 posted on 05/03/2014 11:19:19 PM PDT by DocJhn
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“Not responsible for weed found on bus after sale date.”


3 posted on 05/03/2014 11:47:52 PM PDT by DannyTN
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Where’s Willie ? Willie ain’t here, man.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 11:53:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: DannyTN

Was gunna say he probably forgot where he stashed a pound or two!


5 posted on 05/04/2014 12:45:52 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: nickcarraway
I marched Drum Corps for four years, and every year Drum Corps International puts out a little video like this, with Willie Nelson's 'On The Road Again' as a theme.

Our buses were from 1955 and 1957, and constantly broke down, so we changed the song from 'On The Road Again' to 'On The Side Of The Road Again'.

6 posted on 05/04/2014 5:25:57 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: nickcarraway

Simply by riding in that bus, you would never be able to pass a drug test ever again. The interior of the bus should be declared a toxic “waste” site.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 5:27:39 AM PDT by moovova
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Can you get that smell out if the upholstery?


8 posted on 05/04/2014 5:28:46 AM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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