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List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« on: August 19, 2010, 08:09:01 PM »
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.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2010, 06:44:37 PM by Buzz Killington »

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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 06:58:05 AM »
just a thought of interest when is ACTION going to sell the mk1's that out of service over at woden depot.

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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 05:24:40 PM »
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
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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 05:37:39 PM »
Yep, that'd be ex-606.

Thanks for the tip!

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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 06:15:08 PM »
Would be funny if Deane's started buying renaults wouldnt it!

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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2010, 02:09:14 AM »
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
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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 08:10:00 AM »

http://www.lovesbusservice.com.au/index.php?pageid=350


What were volvo thinking when they put the windscreen(s) on the B59s?

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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2010, 10:57:47 PM »
They were customer specs (i.e brisbane city council and adelaide mtt) the melbourne ones are "interesting" also

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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2010, 06:29:20 PM »
ex 693-http://www.omnibus.com.au/9185.html
ex 775-http://www.omnibus.com.au/9188.html
ex something-http://www.truckhub.com.au/DesktopDefault.aspx?ItemID=3238203&TabID=3443
More coming
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2010, 06:41:31 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.

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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2010, 11:35:18 AM »
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.


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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2011, 11:08:40 PM »
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.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2011, 02:21:53 PM »
Certainly is - ended up with Hoppies, possibly via South Trans, I'd need to look it up


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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2011, 11:44:47 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.)
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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2011, 01:03:37 AM »
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
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« Reply #18 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!

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« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2011, 03:47:38 PM »
$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....

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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2011, 10:40:54 AM »
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.

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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2011, 01:34:55 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


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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2011, 12:26:16 PM »
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.
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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2011, 12:36:36 PM »
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.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 01:31:08 PM by Bus 400 »

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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2011, 01:02:25 PM »
837 still at Depot. I avoided 836 as much as I could - certainly would not consider buying it.

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« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2011, 03:21:59 PM »
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.


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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2011, 07:42:07 PM »
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.



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


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« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2012, 08:59:57 PM »
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



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« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2012, 05:59:54 PM »
Ex 761 is up for sale: http://www.omnibus.com.au/9185.html

And only $12,000!

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« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2012, 07:11:27 PM »
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.
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« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2012, 07:52:08 PM »
Good ol' 811.

That's the Busabout livery isn't it?

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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2012, 12:15:42 PM »
Yeah Busabout Group Livery

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« Reply #43 on: November 01, 2012, 10:15:39 PM »
Ex 761 is up for sale: http://www.omnibus.com.au/9185.html

And only $12,000!
It's been there for at least 2 years


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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2013, 12:32:46 PM »
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)

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« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2013, 11:00:04 AM »
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.

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« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2013, 06:02:48 PM »
653, 639 and 606

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« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2013, 07:58:12 AM »
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

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« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2014, 08:12:50 PM »
Ex 494: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/singleton/other-automotive/man-sl200-bus/1042912193

(Thanks to Simes for posting that one on our Facebook page)


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« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2014, 09:33:43 PM »


ew!

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« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2014, 12:30:44 PM »
I'm still considering buying it for parts, the Renault badge, steering wheel in decent condition etc. are probably worth a few hundred alone

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« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2014, 05:55:04 PM »
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.

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« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2014, 08:44:06 PM »
Alternatively, speak with the guys/gals at Access Recycling for logos, etc.

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

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« Reply #57 on: September 13, 2014, 11:44:37 AM »
BUS 726 is for sale on Ebay
Nice to see they're using one of mine and one of what looks like John's photos without asking :P

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Re: List of ex ACTION Buses for Sale
« Reply #58 on: September 13, 2014, 06:06:39 PM »
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)

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« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2014, 03:47:56 AM »
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.


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« Reply #62 on: February 08, 2015, 07:11:53 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...

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« Reply #64 on: November 21, 2015, 10:11:15 AM »
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
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« Reply #65 on: November 21, 2015, 11:57:37 AM »
512 is a bargain at only $2000 :/

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« Reply #66 on: January 29, 2017, 02:13:15 PM »
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?