Bus candidates are a combination of user submissions and web finds with potential for make a great marketing bus.
The first bus, really a motorhome, is a retrofitted vintage 1978 28 foot Argosy Airstream. The bus has a 454 big block Chevy engine and a P30 Chassis. The marketing bus only has 62K miles on it and is reported to be mechanically perfect.
The builder plans to add air ride and has installed a 10kw 30amp generator. That should be enough for general needs such as a/c, video monitors, and keeping beverages cold.
This unique build is being done DIY style by the owner operator for the purpose of renting the unit for a day rate inclusive of driver.
Dalmo is finishing up the marketing bus now and is located in Florida. We would love to get feed back on the project if anyone connects.
The Famed VW Marketing Bus
Next up is the locals favorite, the VW bus. More specifically a 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 with the rare twin double door option. These micro buses make an extremely popular marketing bus. Some would say it is the most iconic vehicle ever produced.
Vintage good looks and ample room for signage, product, and displays make these buses a local or regional businesses dream. Low entry and maintenance costs don’t hurt either.
Large brands from Deep Eddy Vodka and Sir Richard’s down to the local cigar shop have turned to the VW microbus to create a stand out marketing bus. Deep Eddy has buit their whole website around their very well designed bus.
This bus steps it up with the dual double doors creating the potential for a very interesting mobile display or other clever upgrade. The engine was rebuilt less than 2000 miles ago. The bus located on the west coast. Let us know if you need help picking it up.
4×4 Short Bus
This bus was submitted by a veteran of the event industry selling his 1983 Chevy 4×4 Short Bus. Worry not, this is not a backyard spring flip. Tulsa Trucking originally did the professional 4×4 conversion for a Montana school district.
The leaf springs and suspension were replaced 2 years ago. The Pro Stock 350 V8 has about 40k miles on it, the bus shows original milage of 96,619. The bus features a T400 transmission, Michelin AT tires, and a 4 bbl Edelbrock carb so it should “go” nicely.
Dual Entry Mercedes Bus
Finally we have a full fledge bus with this 1976 Mercedes O-303. It features dual doors allowing for traffic flow and it is already gutted and ready for a new life as a marketing bus. We also like the front end looks.
The bus was garaged kept for 20 years before the new owners found it. It has been used as a daily driver for the last 6 years. It sounds like it needs some work but might be worth the gamble. Priced under $10,000 it makes low cost start to a marketing bus or bus stage.
Non submitted buses found via Bring a Trailer.
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