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List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale

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Buzz Killington

August 19, 2010, 08:09:01 PM Last Edit: October 02, 2010, 06:44:37 PM by Buzz Killington
A thread to post links to any buses for sale - we'll take a look at any of them. This first post will be updated as necessary.

Bus 674 - Currently being investigated
Bus 410 - Investigated, unviable.
Bus 670 - Purchased!
Bus 675 - Currently being investigated.
Bus 479 - Located in WA. Probably unviable.
Bus 606 - Located in Eden, for sale from Deanes. $6000 + GST.
Bus 693 - $12,000
Bus 775 - $12,000.
Bus 5?? - Unknown MAN, estimated to be somewhere between Bus 504 and Bus 522. $7,000. Rear door removed.

CNG

just a thought of interest when is ACTION going to sell the mk1's that out of service over at woden depot.

King of Buses

August 24, 2010, 05:24:40 PM #2 Last Edit: August 24, 2010, 05:29:07 PM by King of Buses
I've noticed Deanes are selling a Mercedes 0305. I think that maybe it could be an ex ACTION. Heres the link to it.
http://www.deanestransitgroup.com.au/southcoast/images/PA290187.jpg

Buzz Killington

Yep, that'd be ex-606.

Thanks for the tip!

Busnerd

Would be funny if Deane's started buying renaults wouldnt it!

Simes

August 30, 2010, 02:09:14 AM #5 Last Edit: May 02, 2011, 01:07:35 AM by Simes
maybe the MAN dream might not be so out of reach - I have seen this ad a few times and I was checking out the disposalwiki and seems the last of the CAC bodied SL200's ended up in Cairns with a few others I suspect. Anyways not sure how current this ad is, but the SL200 entry seems to imply there are mutliple and LOOK AT THAT PRICE! It's at least worth someone doing some "legwork" and checking it out

http://www.lovesbusservice.com.au/bus-sales

yes it's Cairns, but it's not Perth ;) indeed it might be a better trip back hehehe

p_stampy


Simes

They were customer specs (i.e brisbane city council and adelaide mtt) the melbourne ones are "interesting" also


Buzz Killington

Quote from: Metrobus on October 02, 2010, 06:29:20 PM
ex something-http://www.truckhub.com.au/DesktopDefault.aspx?ItemID=3238203&TabID=3443

based on the build date it's one of the low 500 series MANs. Somewhere between about 504 and 522. The ad does list the VIN but unfortunately it's one we don't have on file.

Barry Drive

Quote from: Buzz Killington on October 02, 2010, 06:41:31 PM
based on the build date it's one of the low 500 series MANs. Somewhere between about 504 and 522. The ad does list the VIN but unfortunately it's one we don't have on file.
The transmission is listed as a ZF - that narrows it down further as 516 onwards were Renk 3-speeds.


Buzz Killington

January 10, 2011, 10:08:40 PM #12 Last Edit: January 10, 2011, 10:10:37 PM by Buzz Killington
Hmm, not sure what the technical term is but from looking at a few photos I can't see any of the B58's (aside from 251, but it's not that) had that section of ridged metal stripping that's under the window line all around the exterior.. unless that was fitted after leaving ACTION.

In any case, I've consulted the old BA Disposals list and it is listed as being ex-action but the fleet number unknown.

Simes

Certainly is - ended up with Hoppies, possibly via South Trans, I'd need to look it up


Barry Drive

April 30, 2011, 11:44:47 PM #15 Last Edit: May 01, 2011, 01:19:11 AM by MyWay
Quote from: Metrobus on April 30, 2011, 10:05:43 PM
Ex ACTION?
Yes. The CAC bodied artics (533 - 551) were new in 1979 and had the hopper windows. The desto box and the aerial bracket match; 534-542 had Voith transmissions, but the engine was rated at 230 HP. Take a look at this photo from RATEC to compare the rear - fitted a new rear window, school lights and an extra reversing light, but otherwise is the same.

538, 541 & 544 all were in Bunbury, so it could be one of them. (538 reportedly had a blown engine & 544's transmission was originally a Renk, so 541 is most likely.)


Simes

May 02, 2011, 01:03:37 AM #17 Last Edit: May 02, 2011, 01:08:48 AM by Simes
The Renaults at Veolia are scheduled for withdrawal and sale in the not too distant future (along with the Csepels)

I also checked my link with the "Loves" of Cairns, they have 3 SL200's at $500 each

Snorzac

$500 would be a wise investment, buy them and them call Sims Metal, you would make money out of that!

Simes

Quote from: Metrobus on May 02, 2011, 07:54:19 AM
$500 would be a wise investment, buy them and them call Sims Metal, you would make money out of that!
Given the vehicles are in Cairns and there are 3 scrap metal merchants up there within driving or dragging distance - they could easily do that themselves (and get more than $500 each that's for sure) - I thought there was a desire to save one of these, interiors can be quite hard to find for a vehicle whose type was withdrawn from their primary operator over 15 years ago and the ones in private service have been slowly disappearing from the ranks....

King of Buses

The Deanes 'for sale' list now has it listed that 3 ex ACTION Mercedes O305 buses are for sale.

King of Buses

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/1976-MAN-38ft-bus-95-Converted-Motorhome-/320692433092?pt=AU_Caravans_RVs&hash=item4aaac230c4
Possibly ex-432, 500 or 502
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It isn't 500.
Ex 500 works for some other place . There is a picture of it in the current Australian Bus magazine.

Simes

Quote from: King of Buses on September 27, 2011, 10:40:01 AM
The Deanes 'for sale' list now has it listed that 3 ex ACTION Mercedes O305 buses are for sale.
Yes $6k for all 3 sounds quite reasonable to me :P


Buzz Killington

October 09, 2011, 11:26:16 AM #24 Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 11:34:57 AM by Buzz Killington
If so, that was bloody quick - it was only withdrawn on Friday!

The ad says it was in service until 28 September - 836 was the only bus withdrawn on that day. I'd say 837 was still in service between the 28th and the 7th.

Bus 400

October 09, 2011, 11:36:36 AM #25 Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 12:31:08 PM by Bus 400
The item description says it was in service until 28-09-2011. So could it even be Bus 835?

I can't check my records right at this moment, but Bus 835 was withdrawn mid week recently.

EDIT-Found out it is Bus 836.

Barry Drive

837 still at Depot. I avoided 836 as much as I could - certainly would not consider buying it.

Busnerd

So now we know why they couldn't sell us certain buses? Obviously some drivers have some profit in mind and are buying them to re-sell online. The usual money making scams no doubt.




Buzz Killington

The Fleetwiki has 792 listed as having gone to Adams in Perth, but that must have been an error.

We might have to put a list together of the recent withdrawals to see what's where. I'll set that up.



Simes

May 28, 2012, 11:04:42 PM #34 Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 11:09:30 PM by Simes

Simes

Not sure if this one is classed as ex ACTION per say, but the former mobile library is on eBay

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mercedes-0305-Luxury-Motorhome-All-Mod-Conveniences-Included-/271021073905?_trksid=p3286.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D4%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D858587891501975022&_qi=RTM839192

Simes

Ex bus #527 CAC bodied SL200
Now on the Gold Coast
Apparently does 100, so it's a days drive, maybe a little more (might be better to spread over 2 days rather than rushing)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MAN-Bus-77-78-Diesel-No-Reserve-/221085730599?pt=AU_Cars&hash=item3379bc8727



Buzz Killington


Bus 400

October 28, 2012, 06:11:27 PM #40 Last Edit: October 28, 2012, 06:11:44 PM by Bus 400
Bus 811 recently sold for $5000 (http://www.omnibus.com.au/x12125.html). I forget who the operator livery is, but the bus didn't last long.

Buzz Killington

Good ol' 811.

That's the Busabout livery isn't it?

Busnerd




Barry Drive

For a cool $58K, you could buy an ex-ACTION* MAN Motorhome. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/M-A-N-Bus-Motorhome-/151022007929?pt=AU_Caravans_RVs&hash=item23299cf679

(* - not entirely sure that it is ex-ACTION given the amount of modifications done to it)

Barry Drive

Three ex-ACTION O305s are being offered for sale by CDC/Deanes for $2000 each http://www.omnibus.com.au/recent.html
Will work out which ones they are later.

Buzz Killington


The Love Guru

All of them are only good for sims. Lots of parts missing and generally in poor condition. Would have been a great parts bus for that price, especially if one could be found with a half decent motor and box in it

Buzz Killington





Busnerd

I'm still considering buying it for parts, the Renault badge, steering wheel in decent condition etc. are probably worth a few hundred alone

Bus 400

As mentioned else where, numerous Renaults are for sale at Pickles in 2 Thursdays time. Alternatively, speak with the guys/gals at Access Recycling for logos, etc.

Buzz Killington

Quote from: Bus 400 on May 20, 2014, 05:55:04 PM
Alternatively, speak with the guys/gals at Access Recycling for logos, etc.

Probably a good option for badges and other bits and pieces.


Busnerd


King of Buses

Quote from: Captain Skybed on September 13, 2014, 11:24:18 AM
BUS 726 is for sale on Ebay

Once again, what about 725?!? I believe 726 was with her out at Herron's Creek...I still want her...but can't get her for many reasons (storage wouldn't be an issue, just the cost and that). One day though...as long as she survives that long  :-\ (fingers crossed)

Snorzac

Dare I say the reason you maybe can't find it is because the person who bought it doesn't want to sell it?

Personally I wouldn't touch one of these,  the cost of any repairs to the turntable/drive train would (I assume) be astronomical die to their unique two axle drive.



King of Buses

Quote from: Buzz Killington on February 08, 2015, 04:58:28 PM
According to this article, an artic was put up for sale on Facebook

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/what-happens-to-an-action-bus-after-it-retires-20150207-131obd.html

At a guess, 716 (from out the back of EPIC) or 717 (wasnt it out near Yass or something?) based off the look of the land and where it is?

All I know, is it isn't 725 or any of the other MKIs sold off to wherever...

Bus 503


Barry Drive

November 21, 2015, 09:11:15 AM #64 Last Edit: November 21, 2015, 10:07:09 AM by Barry Drive
Ex-832 with a partial motorhome conversion is now for sale through Pickles.

http://www.pickles.com.au/trucks/item/-/details/CP-08-89--Renault--PR100-2CH--4x2--Bus/2402168158

Ex-512 (MAN) with many modifications for sale through Gumtree ($2000)

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/parramatta-park/campervan/motorhome-m-a-n-rear-engine-auto-bus/1093462919

Snorzac

512 is a bargain at only $2000 :/

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Barry Drive

Ex-132 is being offered for sale again. At the rock bottom price of $45,000

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bringelly/campervans-motorhomes/motorhome-dennis-crusader/1136096542

Who says houses are unaffordable?


Barry Drive

Former City Loop Darts 148 & 150 are being auctioned tomorrow by Pickles.

Listings: 148 and 150.

This may suggest they will send any other road-worthy ones for auction later.

Snorzac

Well went along to the auction with full intention of buying one, someone ripped themselves off however with an online bidder taking home the darts for $10000 (148) and $9000 (150)!

Stan butler

10k and 9k each!!!

They ripped themselves off alright.

I sure hope they are planning to spend a lot of time servicing these buses (and looking for parts). 

Sylvan Loves Buses

Quote from: Stan butler on January 10, 2020, 04:46:44 AMand looking for parts

Didn't ACTION have $1mil of Dart assets at some point, or is that all in the bin now?

Stan butler

They probably went through their so called dart assets (spare parts) very quickly.  I think they ended up canibalising some of the dead ones just to keep the city loop going.

Barry Drive

And again: this time two "Orange Wolves" Darts have been sent to Pickles for Auction. They were 145 & 147, and are being sold without internal seating.

Listings: 145 and 147

Auction will be held online on 2 April 2020.

Barry Drive

ex-571 (MAN SL200) with stripped interior but little else in the way of modifications is listed for (wait for it) $20,000

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/helensvale/trucks/1970-something-school-bus/1245276047