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Last night Michele and I were headed home after going out for dinner. As I was going through the intersection of US 33 and Washington Center Rd., in Fort Wayne, IN I noticed this coach sitting there. I couldn't see a sign at first but pulled into the lot it was parked in. Don't know anything about this coach other than it looked pretty good on the outside. Paint shined pretty good for the age so I suspect it may have been stored inside most of it's life. It was about 9 p.m. and it was dark so it is hard to say much more than this. I took a couple of photos of the sign in the window and the outside in general. The defect in the sign photo is from me wiping away the dew, so there is nothing wrong with the glass or the dash. The outside photo will show that there is diamond plate all along the goat rail. Not sure what that would be for but, it's there. Not sure the seller knows what he is selling. The sign says SC-33. Typo or lack of knowledge? If anyone is interested let me know and I can take a look and take more photos.
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looks good!
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An 86FC 33 footer is probably a rare Bird.
If we had one of those Bird sighting log books that the Nature people use,
I think McGinnes would win the top spot. He has 100's of Old BB picures.
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An 86FC 33 footer is probably a rare Bird.
If we had one of those Bird sighting log books that the Nature people use,
I think McGinnes would win the top spot. He has 100's of Old BB picures.
The 86FC33 was a rare bird, they only produced about 6 what I was told. The 31/33 footers were not big sellers in the later years of the FC. I guess that is why they only built 2, 87FC31 units. I do not know of any 33 footers for 87 & have not seen any for 88-89.
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$23,500 seems like a good price. Window tag states new tires and batteries…might be worth checking out if in the market for a coach!
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wish my wheels were that shiny
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Jim:
I think SC33 may be the Indiana bureau of Motor Vehicle Database description. Last time I went for plates, The BMV clerk asked me the model and when I said FC33, she didn't have that listing. In fact she told me that FC33 was not a for a Wanderlodge model. Boy did I feel stupid. I picked one that was close from her list and it seems as if SC33 was one of the choices. I guess somebody "Fat Fingered" that entry into the database validation table huh
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I think SC33 may be the Indiana bureau of Motor Vehicle Database description. Last time I went for plates, The BMV clerk asked me the model and when I said FC33, she didn't have that listing. I picked one that was close from her list and it seems as if SC33 was one of the choices. I guess somebody "Fat Fingered" that entry into the database validation table huh.
David you may be right but I still wonder if the person selling it knows what he is selling. It doesn't have any registration plate on the back of it by the way. I saw that when we stopped and looked at it last night. It may have sat in a building for some time and the owner may have been elderly and never used it much. Only 95K miles. I bet it is being sold by the estate for somebody. Just guessing but I can't imagine a true Bluebird Wanderlodge owner making a mistake by listing it as an SC instead of an FC. Somebody has looked at an old registration and taken the information off of that. That may also explain the new tires and batteries. Probably had to replace both to get it out of the building it was sitting in.
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Check out the 81 FC that Shane just listed. The interior is outstanding!
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What engine would they have used in 86/87 FC coaches. Did they still use 3208's or the V92 series.
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