Inside the bus…
This phenomenal 1983 Eagle Bus “was built for Willie Nelson in the 80’s,” according to an advertisement posted in the East Texas Craigslist four days ago. It says “WE LOVE WILLIE” above the windshield, and both the exterior and the interior look more or less exactly what you might suspect Willie Nelson’s tour bus would look like. It’s got interior stained-glass windows and velvet curtains, for God’s sake. The man understands traveling in style.
Based on the sheer number of calls they’ve gotten, “Alan,” the kindly gentleman who put up the ad, reckons the price for Willie’s bus is probably set too low. But the price will 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.
Alan listed the bus as a favor to an older friend who isn’t as tech-savvy. That friend does business in and around Texas region, so when he heard that a vehicle rumored to be Willie Nelson’s old tour bus was being sold in Alabama, he went and checked it out. This friend bought it “three or four” years ago and has used it frequently ever since. Having had his fun with it, he’s looking to sell.
The bus is one of two identical custom-made for Willie, and it had three owners before its current owner. The interior is in tip-top condition (the pictures prove this), and the only problem with the exterior is a couple spots of peeling clear coat. The generator was serviced three years ago, and electrical system has been well maintained over the years.
The advertisement did not supply details as to the various secret places you can hide your weed—that will be the new owner’s task.
Rather than debase myself with the obvious “On the Road Again” gag, here’s a rousing banjo-pickin’ clip of a different Willie Nelson tour bus: this one is the 1986 Eagle ‘Entertainer’ Motor Coach.