1955 Greyhound Scenicruiser. Presented here is a truly unique opportunity to acquire an authentic example of the famous Greyhound “Scenicruiser”. 1,001 units were built by General Motors between 1954 and 1956 and they were the
backbone of Greyhound’s intercity operations for many years. Retired by the mid 1970s, less than 250 remain in existence. Most of the survivors have been converted to motor homes. Only 25 existing Scenicruisers retain their original motor coach interior configuration. This bus is one of those select few. If you are looking for a motor home, this is not the bus for you. It is a transportation legend worthy of historical preservation. The vehicle up for bid is PD-4501 number 719. Built in 1955, it served with Pacific Greyhound and Western Greyhound prior to being acquired by a California-based charter company. It spent its entire operating career in the western states; therefore, it was not subjected to the harsh winter conditions of the Midwest and Northeast. No expense was spared in the rehabilitation of the mechanical systems. I have had extensive mechanical work performed on the bus by the respected US Coach in Vineland, NJ as follows: -Complete rebuild of the original 8V-71 Detroit Diesel engine including the original radiator shutterstats and drive train. -Total restoration of engine compartment to original configuration using original style perforated aluminum. -All new brakes, brake lines and air lines. -Installation of new air suspension boots so the bus stays level. -Rebuild of the power steering and front end. -Air conditioning compressor and components. -Installation of a fuel gauge as the bus did not have in as built condition.
The successful bidder will also acquire an extensive inventory of parts to complete restoration of the bus. Included will be new glass for the skylights, upper and lower windshield, rear window, teardrop and driver’s window. Also included will be all new weather stripping, new white rubber for the luggage shelves, new seat numbers and new seat covers composed of the same fabric as manufactured by the original supplier. In addition, the purchaser will receive an extra set of doors for the lower baggage and engine compartments as well the passenger entrance. A generous supply of additional spare parts is stored in the lower baggage section. Impeccably accurate decals for Greyhound’s lettering and numbers are included as well. The interior of the bus is presently stripped of fixtures for the next step of restoration; however, all seats and associated items are present and accounted for. The restroom remains intact in its original 1955 configuration. All exterior, interior and dashboard lights are functional. The bus is equipped with original style wheels; however, the tires will require replacement. Seeing myself as a caretaker of this historic and culturally significant artifact, it was my intention to complete a thorough and accurate restoration; however, changing circumstances have led me to make the reluctant decision to sell it. Again, if you desire a vehicle to modify as a motor home, this is not the bus for you. Thank you for reading and please feel free to contact Al at 732-713-4015 or Dean at 848-459-7776 if you have any questions or require addition information. Located in Farmingdale, New Jersey The vehicle is road ready and we will assist in driving the vehicle out to you if needed.