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 1969 Crown Supercoach

"The Buskid's" 1969 Crown Supercoach as it appears today.

"Cool Bus" # 35, also known as "The Buskid's Bus," is the Crown that I own.  It is a fully-restored 1969 Crown Supercoach.  It has undergone restoration work since May 2001, and today, it appears basically the same way it did when it rolled out of the Crown factory brand-new in May of 1969.


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Date of Manufacture:


Vehicle Identification Number:


Engine Type:

6L-N71 Detroit Diesel Engine

Horsepower Rating:


Transmission Type:

Fuller 5-speed

Additional Options:

Jacob's Engine Brake

Original Owner:

Montebello Unified School District (CA)

Unit Number:

# 35


New Additions, Improvements and Repairs:

June 2001: New Firestone 11.00R20 Tires

November 2002: New Front Brake Valve, New Air Supply Hoses for Windshield Wipers

February 2002: New Chrome Bumper Guards and Headlight Rings, Oil and Filter Change, New Air Cleaner, Engine Steamcleaning

Summer 2002: New Exterior and Interior Paint, "Complete Crown" Paint Job from West Coach International

April 2003: New-Used Student Seating from West Coach International Installed, Neutral Safety Switch Replaced

August-September 2003: Correct New Front Brake Valve, Oil and Filter Change, Complete Chassis Lube

October 2003: Engine Tuned and Torqued, Rack and Jakes Set and Tuned, Breather Leak Fixed


Past Event and Show Participation:

June 2001: Rolling Homes Across America Caravan 2001 in St. Louis, Missouri

February 2002: SPAAMFAA National Convention and Muster in San Bernardino, California

April 2002: Crown Firecoach Enthusiasts Club Annual Spring Pump-In in Perris, California

April 2003: Crown Firecoach Enthusiasts Club Annual Spring Pump-In in Perris, California

July 2003: Double A Transportation Summer School Bus Festival in Rocky Hill, Connecticut

September 2003: Hamilton Heights School Corporation Home Coming Parade in Arcadia, Indiana

Updated: 2004