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For Sale: 1948 Flexible Bus in San Diego, California

$295,000 (OBO)

Vehicle Description


This 1953 Flxible “Creamsicle” is a fantastic example of the marque. Originally equipped with a Buick Straight 8 the vehicle has been upgraded with a modern 466 International DTE Diesel engine and drivetrain. The vehicle underwent a extremely well planned out and designed restoration lasting over 7 years. The vehicle was finished by the M.C.H Collection for personal use, No expense was spared this highly Valuable local car collection wanted the absolute very best and built it, estimated over $500,000 was spent and many man hours, the history of the bus remains a bit unknown but is believed to have been owned by MGM during the 60's. The coach has been fully restored and revived with modern appointments. The sounds system and wiring are all redone and lights TVs etc… all work as they should, modern relays, generator, plug ins, are professionally done. The wood inside was a 2 year $70,000 expanse alone All Solid Oak Interlock Bull nose tongue and groove. It is a non-smoker vehicle, interior is vintage, full size bed and features multiple access to entertainment.

The Body was completely stripped down, the stainless on the side is original 40's Flxible and like new. Paint is very attractive, has Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Skirts, Dual exhaust and other neat little Hot-Rod features. Has power windows, special transmission brakes, train horns etc. Over 400,000 has been invested into the rebirth of this wonderful coach. It has been featured in multiple magazines, we have driven it numerous times to Reno, NV for Hot August nights car events, a variety of others including Barrett Jackson in Phoenix, Az, up to Monterey, Ca and have covered 30,000 miles since the build. The vehicles is highly dependable and capable of all type of elevation climbs, drives nice on straightaways etc and drives at modern speeds. You will not find a nicer example on the market, Many Many Motorhomes to choose from I know “BUT WHO WANTS NEW” when you can have something special.

From the famous M.L. Henry collection,
This rare bus has an extremely interesting history and is the culmination of a 7 year build. Upwards of 6,000 professional build hours. The result is a West Coast Award Winning piece of rolling art deco. Acclaimed the most beautiful Flxible in the world.
• International 466 DTE Engine (2500 original miles) Diesel turbo, electronic
• All computer w/factory plug in
• Fly by wire accelerator
• Stone Bennett vacuum assist shifter
• 5 speed 545 Allison automatic transmission
• Additional fuel filtrations
• All detailed
• Air compressor
• Air brakes
• Power assisted steering
• Reserve air tank
• Dual exhaust
• Onan 3.5 generator
• Bull nosed solid oak
• Indirect valance lighting
• Refrigerator freezer, Stove , Oven (NEW)
• Central heating, Air conditioning (NEW)
• Sleeps four
• Fold down dining table
• Removable and hidden oak TV trays
• Formica tops
• Folding couch/bed with no visible post
• Lighted cabinets
• Bar area
• Marilyn Monroe fluorescent radio
• Cedar closet
• Multiple storage areas
• Venetian blinds
• Tiled shower and bathroom
• Desk roll type cabinet in bathroom
• Hidden stereo electronics
• 3 Televisions (living room, Bedroom, Outside entertainment center)
• 1650 watt system, DVD VHS etc.
• Original lighting in finished ceiling
• Aisle lighting
• Hardwood tongue and groove flooring (partial)
• Full carpet
• Queen size bed
• Backward in time clock(rare)
• Beveled mirrors
• 3 Air horns Standard, Roof and Train
• Running lights
• Lighted mirror dice
• Antique change machine
• Outside entertainment center w/TV
• Awning
• Pull out speakers and stands
• Rear view mirror with encased clock
• Dash area radio
• Antique fire extinguishers
• Coffee machine
• Scroll

Necessary comforts
• Shower
• Central heat (gas)
• Air conditioner
• Water heater
• Black and grey water tanks
• Refrigerator/ freezer (gas)
• Stove /Oven (gas)
Body and Paint
• Colors: Sea Foam Green, Vanilla Milkshake, Coral, Purple Beauty Line, Forrest green Interior
• Custom skirts w/scoops
• 1947 re -chromed bumpers
• Dual spotlights
• Remote luggage door
• Outside entertainment center W/TV
• Vinyl windshield cover
• 1937 LaSalle ambulance running lights
"Creamsicle" has been an ongoing attention and pleasure at HB Industries in El Cajon, CA. For my past 25 years. Bob Rowsell being the major contributor, took in all considerations. In addition to styling, Special attention was made to future serviceability such as circuit and wiring access to mechanical. Everything is as simple as a plug in at any International dealership. I have all receipts and researched a remarkable history. I have had 25,000 trouble free miles of west coast travel, Car shows etc.

“Before you invest in an overpriced Finer glassed long box RV or Bus consider a solid aerodynamic piece of History Appreciation versus Depreciation Easy Decision.”

“ some high end RV’s and buses will depreciate more than our asking price as soon as you drive them off the lot”
“ If you like people wait till you show up in any town or city in the USA in a Custom Flxible bus. It has gone to the extent that Radio and TV stations have tracked us down for features n their local news, not to mention front page news articles”
“We’ve had guys leave their family at Dinner to chase down the bus to ask us questions.
Many “Best in Shows”
Trophies come with the bus, Good guys Del Mar, Hot August Nights in Reno Nevada, Midnight at the Oasis in Laughlin, NV etc…
Centerfold in Bus Conversion Magazine.

or David at 1-619-515-2220 for more info

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-689917
  • Price:$295,000 (OBO)
  • Location:San Diego, California
  • Year:1948
  • Make:Flexible
  • Model:Bus
  • Exterior Color:Unspecified
  • Interior Color:Unspecified
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:1398-689917
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:FullyRestored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Drive Train:RearWheelDr