Willie Nelson's Old Tour Bus Is Being Sold 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.

[UPDATE: The bid for the bus is up to $36,000, and the seller will field offers until 12 a.m. Central, 5/3/2014. "We are planning to sell this bus this weekend."]

[UPDATE II: The bus ultimately sold for a whopping $86,000.

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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Michael Pettersen
Michael Pettersen

You know there's leftover weed between the seats and in all the nooks and crannys.

Ariza Ja
Ariza Ja

It comes with a complimentary blacklight.

lamandingos
lamandingos

Buy the looks of that bus I'm sure the youngest groupie was in her early 50's.

Libby Horsburgh
Libby Horsburgh

We found our RIDE guys !!!! Load up let's Go!! On the road again!!!!!

Jota Eme
Jota Eme

por las trenzas de willie nelson!

lobieminus
lobieminus

"It'll stay at $29,999... 'The owner doesn't really need the money,' says Alan."


Well isn't that just fucking lovely for him, then!

Kyle Elder
Kyle Elder

lol I was reading that pretty pimp

Tommy Haynes
Tommy Haynes

You could probably get a contact high from that bus

bd58
bd58

"The generator was serviced 3 years ago?"  Sure hope it hasn't been run much since then - it should be serviced after every 100 hours of operation.  I guess that's what happens when someone owns something they know nothing about, lol...

Robert Dean
Robert Dean

You just know there are enough seeds embedded in the carpet to start a small farm.

Troy Baines
Troy Baines

Herbal essence ....no, not the shampoo....

Gerard Hill
Gerard Hill

How many seeds will we find,200,000 seeds.

Carrie Michelle Weld
Carrie Michelle Weld

If we all pony up some dough...I feel a road trip come in' on! Or maybe I'll just get it for you for your birthday- you're only 30 for like the rest of your life!

Susan Nelson
Susan Nelson

I don't believe it was willies tour bus. Look at the price way to low it should be for a lot more if it was Willies.

Fred Boyd
Fred Boyd

smell like weed and bio-diesel

gru01
gru01

@bd58 Unless the guy lived in the thing, it's possible that it took 3 years to put 100 hours on the generator.

icantsing
icantsing

I hope Willie doesn't smoked seeded weed. It's pretty hard to even find that these days unless you know someone with bad hookups that also knows a super lazy grower that started from seed instead of clones and never bothered to sex their plants. 

DrHAzeGreen
DrHAzeGreen

he used the other one for many years. it looks pretty much the exact same but he has a new one now since the wreck last year. they prob sold this one many years back from what Ive seen. also everytime ive been near or in the bus it smells like dank a block away, for real....

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