Buy Willie Nelson's old tour bus on Craigslist

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The beaut above is a 1983 Eagle that gets an eco-friendly seven miles per gallon when the generator is running. It's got crushed velvet curtains, and -- just a guess here -- a few dozen places to hide your weed. Because, oh yeah, it's Willie Nelson's old tour bus, and it's hard to look at without daydreaming about living a life on the open road in all the glorious comfort she no-doubt offers.

If you want it, you should act now, because the guy behind the ad says his phone hasn't stopped ringing since he listed it on easttexas.craigslist.com Sunday night. "It's been non-stop," he says. "I've gotten calls from as far as Washington state and New York," he told us when we called him ourselves. His name is Alan. He was very polite (naturally -- Texas). Here's the story he gave us about this treasure.

Alan works in IT and listed the bus for an older friend who isn't quite so tech savvy. That friend does lots of business in and around Texas and its neighboring states, and so when he was tipped off to something rumored to be Willie Nelson's old tour bus being sold in Alabama, he checked it out. He bought it "three or four" years ago, and has used it frequently ever since. He's "giving up the hobby" and is ready to unload it. He owns "several other vehicles" according to Alan.

Alan says the frequent calls he's fielding from curious buyers are 75-percent serious cash-in-hand offers. Some, like us, just have questions.

The bus is one of two identical custom-made for Willie, and it had three owners before the fella Alan is selling it for got hold of it. The interior is in excellent condition (as you can see below) and the only problem with the exterior is a couple spots of peeling clear coat. The generator was serviced three years ago and electrical in the bus has been well maintained over the years.

Alan says, based on the volume of calls, they probably priced Willie's bus too low. They have no plans to raise the price now, though, because sometimes people aren't terrible. It'll stay at $29,999, a figure they arrived at by comparing it to other buses of the same make and year already on the market. "The owner doesn't really need the money," says Alan.

Enough talk. Let's look at this gorgeous thing.

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Ryan Huber
Ryan Huber

Someone remind Willie he has to pay taxes on the title transfer

Dana Andersen
Dana Andersen

i want it!!! to bad i dont have an extra 30 thousand...i could sale my house...hmmmmmm

Jeff Ferris
Jeff Ferris

I bet it still has weed stashed in it somewhere

Matt
Matt

Jeff Evenmo

Kris Cornolo
Kris Cornolo

7 MPG to haul 50 people is GREAT! The Lincoln Mark V (with room for 5) got 9 MPG

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

I bet it gets resold within the year. I would rather buy Neil Young's tour bus that uses bio-diesel. 

Diane Miller
Diane Miller

Joe Miller..did you hear story about guys headed to Derby in rented motor home...smelled bad...they found dead body in storage unit...guys from mpls...groom from roch..were headed to win to pick up more guys..moral dont buy if it smells bad!

Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson

Ethan how about you buy it and we will pass it around to family members to use !

Julie Brtek
Julie Brtek

I say bad idea on Craglist to danger. I read too many story. Any other pages not Craglist .

Travis James
Travis James

Reagan Nelson Lindsey Arica Derek Nelson

Jennifer Sicora
Jennifer Sicora

I actually saw that thing 1st hand out a jackpot casino in morton, mn.

Dan Reis
Dan Reis

Marcie Olson yep. & Kristi LeMair you should buy it.

Scott Mason
Scott Mason

Perfect for the AR trip - room for almost everyone and could pull the trailer.

Jeffrey T Vaillancourt
Jeffrey T Vaillancourt

Amanda , did you see Willie became a 5th degree black belt last week? ...and here I thought all he did was sing and get high.. Who knew!

Doug Grahn
Doug Grahn

If those walls could speak... they'd probably ask for visine

Jade Tittle
Jade Tittle

Jill Riley and Chris Bjork, I know you guys have been looking for a while...

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