Last week while I was spinning trying to get stuff done to do this trip to the Keys and get Ross back on the road over in Louisiana, a coach was brought in to be here for folks to see and maybe pick it up. It’s neat seeing coaches I’ve built fulfill their duties and then move on to their next project (new owner) and this coach is one of those.
It’ s always the big question…… Do I pick up a core and have it built myself or do I find one that’s already done up the way I want… or at least close and finish it up from there? Hey, a long question but really that’s it and like the waiter at your favorite Italian restaurant would say “Good Choice, it’s my favorite” …… any Idea that you have that would make a coach the way you want it is the way it should be. Remember… anything is possible with “cubic dollars” but the best way to have as much as you want quickly with the least investment is to find a restoration that was done well and build on that.
Considering there are 3 levels of coach condition….. Core…. Survivor… restoration by far the scariest and where you can get burned the worst is on a restored coach. I mean who did the job? Did they just “paint lips on that pig”, who did the work…. how long ago…… was it done to last…etc.
Well guys here is 1! Meet again the coach named “Mr. Clean”
.I think you can see why it got that name…… very clean, very smooth, very professional. It’s got it all and was put out on Florida sidewalks @ 3 years ago. Like I said, the coach did it’s duty and it’s now ready for someone new to have the blast of their lives. It’s funny but the next generation of owners love these machine as much…. maybe more than the folks who first fell in love with things 40 years ago Bob and his wife went all over in Mr. Clean. This their second GMC, after experiencing their first they fell back in love with another “puppy in that window” picking this one up.
The kids are all grown, their travelling days in the motorhome giving way not travelling as much Bob was one of the smart one who understands that the best thing for his boy is to find a new owner to keep the coach needed… and we all need to feel we’re needed!
I know I’m taking a bit of our time here together to talk about only one motorhome but really it’s not about just this one….. this is one good way to have a nice coach and is something you should look for if you have the money to put into the vehicle. Anyone who telly you ANY vehicle is a money making investment just hit them in the face and run! Well… maybe an Auburn boattail supercharged speedster but I don’t see any of us wanting something like that…. these motorhomes or any motorhome should not be looked at as an investment and if you do you will find yourself frustrated looking to buy one. There has been well over $100,000 invested into this coach…… that means less than how nice is it now and does it fit your needs. THAT’s the best investment for you… the investment is in something to make you happy and for YOU to get use and pleasure out of. NEVER buy one of these thinking you will get all your money and then some out! NO, get MORE than that out of your GMC investment in using it. THAT’s where the value is…… is it what you want and can it do what you want needs to be the question.
“Mr. Clean” can be purchased for $ 34,500.00. It has a Honda EV-6010, Quad bag system, 16″ aluminums, awesome paint, awesone dash, awesome interior and has been keep for 3 years since it’s restoration in a building doted over like a new baby!
One cool thing we did on this one.. the front sofa and dinette fold together to make a huge bed up front… if you like Sofa in… and out… Brother now THAT’s a bed! Bob said his grandkids always yelled “open the big bed” to play on……… Again, I’m not putting all this up to talk about this one coach… this is what you want to look for, a recent restoration… done by someone in the community, me…… owned, loved, used and the owner knows it need to go to someone else to love it now…….
We do have 6 coaches IN full restoration now …. Why when there is something like this done for much less than I can build? Because folks what exactly what they want, can’t find it so they want us to build it…. exactly! That way it is done well, complete, hopefully problems have mostly been solved and is finished well. Looking a this coach… if you like a taupe interior, a big bed up front, a galley for someone who usually eats out but….. Brother this one may be what you’re looking for but what I’m saying through all of this is if your end goal is to quickly have a nice GM floorplan coach ready to go with about anything you could want.. fresh and new……. look for something like this. It will not appear from above for $10,000….. I’m sorry but it will not happen……. you will not find a coach road ready AND pretty AND comfortable and REAL for $10,000. Now if you did buy a coach for $10,000 and want it this nice… add another 0 to that figure and really…. it will cost you that to build it!
So a coach like this is not for that person who wants to “do everything himself” or a “fixer-upper” or “basket case”. No, this is on the other side of the scale……. this is for someone who is counting their weekends and want to get out there NOW and have fun. If that person is you… look for a machine such as this and you will be happy……… keep waiting for some manna to whack you in the face… wear eye protection!
OK, enough on that… I have several coaches in this caliber on consignment here at the shop. I’ll have this post transferred to the “For Sale” pages where the other coaches are listed. Really, if you are looking for a nice coach done and as close to the road as you will find…. hitch a ride here to Orlando and at least be able to see several descent coaches. Who knows, maybe one can make YOU happy.
Look guys, hooking folks up with their very own dream machine is what we try and do here at the Co-op. The next owners are the ones we’re here for and see now. You ole time owners made a great decision already so thank your stars and help others see the light you did! . Anyway I hope you get the picture…. the community lives through our next generation of coach owners and I sure wanna help them find a coach that fits.
On other stuff, the 2 1979 Ford pickups we’re doing are moving slong. This one has it’s interior and door jams in color ready for assembly But this one is still waiting for it’s frame to be finished
Going thru pics in my phone I hit this one coming back to Orlando Sunday….. Man… that was a fun ride! Trimmed smart and ship shape, dingy in tow…. life is good!
OK, gotta go… thanks you owners for getting thru that wannabe lesson…. I hope it helps. If you can invest you will always get more for what you put in when you pick up a nice machine…. actually that holds true for any man made mechanism………
See ya tomorrow……..