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1979 MCI MC-5C for sale by Owner - Los gatos, CA

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FOR SALE: 1979 MIC MC-5C Custom RV Conversion 35 Foot with Pop-out…top quality...MINT $98,500 USD
Bus Conversions / Los gatos, CA

This is a very rare 1979 35 foot MCI MC-5C diesel pusher bus conversion. The MC-5C featured a modernized front end to match the 40-foot MC-8 which was in simultaneous production. The 35 foot MCIs are very rare and this one is probably the nicest MC-5C coach ever built. See detail pics at:
Originally 200 1979 MC-5C buses were built by Greyhound under contract from Aramco in Saudi Arabia. Modifications made for desert operation included an increase in air conditioning capacity, an oversized engine cooling system, dual air cleaners and an extra roof cover to insulate coach interiors from the action of the sun. After service in SA, the buses were returned to the US.
In 1999 this MC-5C was purchased by an ambitious new owner whose goal was to convert it into a custom motor coach with the ability to tour all of the national parks, meeting the 35 foot maximum length. After two years at Montana Motor Coach Industries and over $250K, the new coach with exquisite attention to detail was completed and presented to the owner where it was then driven back to Southern California. MMCI stripped everything off, down to the bare frame before building. For 17 years, the coach was lightly used in the summers and always carefully maintained and stored in a climate controlled RV condo when not in use. Mileage is just under 35K, which is nothing for a Detroit Diesel.
It was then sold to its new owner in Northern California where it underwent many upgrades along with a complete service to every system. All air and electrical system components tested, upgraded or replaced where needed. New Michelin tires and Goodyear airbags were installed. Oil and coolant systems drained/flushed and replenished. Garmin Diezel navigation, auxiliary outlets, stereo were all upgraded.
Now for what makes this coach really special and a once in a lifetime opportunity for the new owner:
Original 1979 MC-5C Greyhound Specifications:
• Length: 35 feet…(this is important for getting into the national parks…35’ max)
• Width: 96 inches
• Height: 121 inches
• Wheelbase: 261 inches
• Turn radius: 45 feet (tightest turning radius of any full size bus)
• Typical Engines: DDA 8V-71, DDA 6V-71
• MCI 5C Montana Coach Conversion Completed 2001
• Total miles since conversion in 2001, 35,000
• All mechanical and service records available.
• Conversion cost over $250K. Today it would cost a $400K to create this bus.
• Stored indoors since conversion
Mods and Upgrades:
• Villa Ultra leather couch and captain’s chairs
• Tile floors
• Corian countertops
• Solid oak cabinets
• Bose surround sound with Bluetooth, CD, AM/FM Radio
• 2 tv's
• Uline icemaker
• Sony backup camera, in dash monitor
• Roof raised 8" (no external AC units, central air)
• All new polished stainless steel, with additional 8 inches added above the beltline
• Rare D series sedan style door conversion
• HWH Slideout: this is an absolutely amazing option with a seamless fit to the body panels. Prevost slideouts are not seamless like this one. $25,000 option
• Cold weather insulated: completely spray foam insulated from the bottom up. Roof was sprayed from the interior and then carved to shape of the roof.
• Zip Dee awnings on all windows. Main awning electric/pneumatic
• Dual pane Storm-Tite windows
• Power Roof Vents
• Power mirrors with heated defrost
• 6V71 was upgraded to a Detroit Diesel 6V92TA(silver series) 350hp 1180 lbs torque with an Allison 740, all rebuilt at time of conversion
• Air-Shift
• Cooling system upgraded to 8V92’s larger radiators and squirrel cage fans
• All rubber parts such as belts, and hose couplers have been regularly maintained and are in great condition
• Jacobs brake
• Engine bay gauges: oil pressure, coolant temp and tachometer (tachometer calibrated)
• Ross Integrated Steering gear conversion with tilt steering column
• King Cruise Control
• Polished Alcoa wheels
• All new Michelin tires
• Four new Goodyear Airbags up front
• Air leveling system
• Delco Remy 50DN alternator, 270 Amps at 24V (6.5KW)
• Four 6V glass matt house batteries, 2 Optima starter batteries, starting
• 4000 Watt Trace inverter
• Kubuta 8KW diesel generator, Optima battery, 85 hours
• 4-way lighting switch control (DC 12volts, industrial mechanical flip flops relays)
• Renegade Pro-Series 13 amp auxiliary compressor for priming system before startup
• Tank capacities (gal.), fuel 144, Black, 68, Gray 88, fresh 130
• 10 Gal hot water heater (duel heat) 2000watts
• R.O. water filtration
• Central AC, two - 15,000 BTU units (one split)
• Webasto complete with three heat control zones
• Provides pre-heat for engine
• Works with dual heat electric hot water tank
Other Accessories:
• Big Foot levelers with air dump switch
• King Cruise Control
• Central Vacuum


Price History

Original Price$98,500
Listed Price$98,500

Excluding price changes of less than $100.


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