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Time to sell the Bova!

Postby funbus » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:56 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... :MESELX:IT

I know what everyone thinks of these on the forum, but they are a great bus if you do like the look of them, and with a bit of creativity, this bus could look as good as this fully sprayed and refurbed one on show here!

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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby Daz » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:04 pm

funbus wrote:this bus could look as good as this fully sprayed and refurbed one on show here!


I like the way you put that HAHAA!!

With a bit of work, my Subaru could look as awesome as this: :arrow: :lol: .

Off to the bank I go.

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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby Gday » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:47 pm

Call me weird, I dont give a XXX, but I actually like the flying condoms, I think they are unique, and were way ahead of their time. Anyone who has seen the haidleys warwick Bovas will agree
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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby Andrew » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:42 am

I like them as well. I used to like seeing the Bus Asutralia ones come through the town where I lived regularly in the mid to late 80s.
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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby Gday » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:39 pm

Check out the following images, the latest bova, and the red one, was one of two I tried to buy about 3 years ago, couldn't get anyone to finance a Bova, "Go buy a new BCI" well give you the cash, but shove the bovas up ur arse.
The two grand touring units were BRILLIANT, anyone know where they ended up. One had been retrofitted with an 0404 benz dash.
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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby Service NL » Tue May 31, 2011 7:22 am

@ Gday, I hope this is usefull to you. I tryed to translate.

3350 XL9AB21CG03003350 60/760 00/97 < gesloopt = demolished
3434 XL9AB21CG03003434 62/762 m/o GRAND 2 00/97 Grand Touring, Queanbeyan
3441 XL9AB21CG03003441 61/761 3729 AO 00/05< Phillip Island Bus Lines, Cowes 29
3447 XL9AB21CG03003447 63/763 XSM-304 00/04< motorhome (Wade Bootes)
3454 XL9AB21CG03003454 64/764 TC 3335 00/05< Nicholls, Narrogin
3459 XL9AB21CG03003459 68/768 515-DVV 00/98< Oceania Tours, Gold Coast
3464 XL9AB21CG03003464 65/765 3725 AO 05/02< Phillip Island Bus Lines, Cowes 25
3471 XL9AB21CG03003471 66/766 3726 AO 03/02< Phillip Island Bus Lines, Cowes 26
3476 XL9AB21CG03003476 67/767 985-DZU 00/97> Deacon's Coach Tours, Thornlands te koop in 2004 = for sale in 2004
3481 XL9AB21CG03003481 69/769 3728 AO 00/04< Phillip Island Bus Lines, Cowes 28
3487 XL9AB21CG03003487 70/770 TV-786 00/97> Manly Bus Service, Manly
3506 XL9AB21CG03003506 71 09/86. gesloopt na brand = demolished after fire
3511 XL9AB21CG03003511 72/772 niet meer gemeld na 1997 = no reports after 1997
3514 XL9AB21CG03003514 74/774 AN 47 NR 00/07< motorhome
3539 XL9AB21CG03003539 71/771 3727 AO 00/04< Phillip Island Bus Lines, Cowes 27
3545 XL9AB21CG03003545 73/773 00/97>
Haidley's Panoramic Coaches,
Warwick
3552 XL9AB21CG03003552 75/775 TV-2642 00/05< Cumberland Coaches, St Marys
3563 XL9AB21CG03003563 77/777 00/95< gesloopt na brand = demolished after fire
3571 XL9AB21CG03003571 76/776 05/02< Phillip Island Bus Lines, Cowes plukbus = bus for spare parts
3577 XL9AB21CG03003577 78/778 OEU-263 00/02< Chris's, Riverstone verkocht 2002 sold in 2002
3584 XL9AB21CG03003584 79/779 WG 7452 06/97. Autorent, Auckland (NZ) buiten dienst 2002 = out of service in2002
3732 XL9AB21CG03003732 80/780 m/o 9250 00/99<> Pleasure Tours, Bass Hill
3753 XL9AB21CG03003753 81/781 1186 AC 11/01< Sunshine Coaches, Deer Park
3770 XL9AB21CG03003770 82/782 OYM-838 00/01< motorhome “Xanadu”
3787 XL9AB21CG03003787 83/783 00/95< gesloopt na brand = demolished after fire
3801 XL9AB21CG03003801 92/792 859-EBL 00/97 < Campbell’s Coaches, Townsville Busfox ?
3813 XL9AB21CG03003813 91/791 590-DUX 00/00 ? Taylor, Tara
3825 XL9AB21CG03003825 84/784 PJMH.01 05/04< motorhome
3837 XL9AB21CG03003837 85/785 0205 AO 02/02< Simcock's, Garfield
3849 XL9AB21CG03003849 87/787 niet meer gemeld na 1997 = no reports after1997
3861 XL9AB21CG03003861 88/788 0912 AC 09/02< Riverina Bus Lines, Echuca
3873 XL9AB21CG03003873 89/789 OEU-258 00/02< Chris's, Riverstone verkocht 2002 = sold in 2002
3891 XL9AB21CG03003891 86/786 647-HLJ 04/04< Gold Coast Con-X-ion, -?-
4402 XL9AA18CG0L004402 93/793 357-DVJ 05/05< Ross, Maryborough
4416 XL9AA18CG0L004416 94/794 WJ 8220 06/97. Autorent, Auckland (NZ) buiten dienst 2002 = out of service 2002
4588 XL9AB21CG0L004588 95/795 YRX-136 00/05< motorhome in bewerking = motorhome rebuild in progres
4589 XL9AB21CG0L004589 90/790 XH 7974 09/98. Te Karaka Motors, Te Karaka (NZ)
4590 XL9AB21CG0L004590 96/796 ZIW-283 00/07< Murdi Paaki Bus Services
4591 XL9AB21CG0L004591 98/798 VTV-054 00/04< Mia Coaches, Griffith
4592 XL9AB21CG0L004592 97/797 m/o GRAND 4 00/99 Grand Touring, Queanbeyan
4593 XL9AB21CG0L004593 99/799 BOVA 04/03< motorhome te koop 2006 as motorhome = for sale in 2006
4594 XL9AB21CG0L004594 700 TC-4731 08/04< Nelson, Perth
4595 XL9AB21CG0L004595 701 684-DVA 04/03< Busfox Mackay. Mackay
4596 XL9AB21CG0L004596 702 033-FPY 00/97>
Haidley's Panoramic Coaches,
Warwick
4597 XL9AB21CG0L004597 703 222-DYQ 00/97>
Haidley's Panoramic Coaches,
Warwick
4598 XL9AB21CG0L004598 704 352-HYA 08/04.
Surfers Paradise Coaches, Ashmore
City
nwe carrosserie = new body
4599 XL9AB21CG0L004599 705 836-HJQ 00/03.
Surfers Paradise Coaches, Ashmore
City
nwe carrosserie = new body
GRAND 2 09/02< Grand Touring, Queanbeyan gemeld als 3434 en 3454 = see 3434 and 3454
EG 0043 00/00 Walker, Wynyard 495 Tasmanië
AM 9003 05/02< motorhome
TC-3326 00/04< Nicholls, Narrogin
YLQ-991 00/00 motorhome uit 1987 = motorhome from 1987
-?- 00/04 Torrent Transit uitgebrand = burned to the ground
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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby Denning-6V71 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:33 pm

Service NL wrote:plukbus = bus for spare parts


That would have to be one of the most apt translations ever! :lol:
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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby Gday » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:07 pm

Service NL wrote:@ Gday, I hope this is usefull to you. I tryed to translate.



Thanks for the effort :D
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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby Mr Scania » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:58 pm

I think you will find that the Grand Touring is not Queanbeyan.
Service NL wrote:@ Gday, I hope this is usefull to you. I tryed to translate.

3350 XL9AB21CG03003350 60/760 00/97 < gesloopt = demolished
3434 XL9AB21CG03003434 62/762 m/o GRAND 2 00/97 Grand Touring, Queanbeyan
3441 XL9AB21CG03003441 61/761 3729 AO 00/05< Phillip Island Bus Lines, Cowes 29
3447 XL9AB21CG03003447 63/763 XSM-304 00/04< motorhome (Wade Bootes)
3454 XL9AB21CG03003454 64/764 TC 3335 00/05< Nicholls, Narrogin
3459 XL9AB21CG03003459 68/768 515-DVV 00/98< Oceania Tours, Gold Coast
3464 XL9AB21CG03003464 65/765 3725 AO 05/02< Phillip Island Bus Lines, Cowes 25
3471 XL9AB21CG03003471 66/766 3726 AO 03/02< Phillip Island Bus Lines, Cowes 26
3476 XL9AB21CG03003476 67/767 985-DZU 00/97> Deacon's Coach Tours, Thornlands te koop in 2004 = for sale in 2004
3481 XL9AB21CG03003481 69/769 3728 AO 00/04< Phillip Island Bus Lines, Cowes 28
3487 XL9AB21CG03003487 70/770 TV-786 00/97> Manly Bus Service, Manly
3506 XL9AB21CG03003506 71 09/86. gesloopt na brand = demolished after fire
3511 XL9AB21CG03003511 72/772 niet meer gemeld na 1997 = no reports after 1997
3514 XL9AB21CG03003514 74/774 AN 47 NR 00/07< motorhome
3539 XL9AB21CG03003539 71/771 3727 AO 00/04< Phillip Island Bus Lines, Cowes 27
3545 XL9AB21CG03003545 73/773 00/97>
Haidley's Panoramic Coaches,
Warwick
3552 XL9AB21CG03003552 75/775 TV-2642 00/05< Cumberland Coaches, St Marys
3563 XL9AB21CG03003563 77/777 00/95< gesloopt na brand = demolished after fire
3571 XL9AB21CG03003571 76/776 05/02< Phillip Island Bus Lines, Cowes plukbus = bus for spare parts
3577 XL9AB21CG03003577 78/778 OEU-263 00/02< Chris's, Riverstone verkocht 2002 sold in 2002
3584 XL9AB21CG03003584 79/779 WG 7452 06/97. Autorent, Auckland (NZ) buiten dienst 2002 = out of service in2002
3732 XL9AB21CG03003732 80/780 m/o 9250 00/99<> Pleasure Tours, Bass Hill
3753 XL9AB21CG03003753 81/781 1186 AC 11/01< Sunshine Coaches, Deer Park
3770 XL9AB21CG03003770 82/782 OYM-838 00/01< motorhome “Xanadu”
3787 XL9AB21CG03003787 83/783 00/95< gesloopt na brand = demolished after fire
3801 XL9AB21CG03003801 92/792 859-EBL 00/97 < Campbell’s Coaches, Townsville Busfox ?
3813 XL9AB21CG03003813 91/791 590-DUX 00/00 ? Taylor, Tara
3825 XL9AB21CG03003825 84/784 PJMH.01 05/04< motorhome
3837 XL9AB21CG03003837 85/785 0205 AO 02/02< Simcock's, Garfield
3849 XL9AB21CG03003849 87/787 niet meer gemeld na 1997 = no reports after1997
3861 XL9AB21CG03003861 88/788 0912 AC 09/02< Riverina Bus Lines, Echuca
3873 XL9AB21CG03003873 89/789 OEU-258 00/02< Chris's, Riverstone verkocht 2002 = sold in 2002
3891 XL9AB21CG03003891 86/786 647-HLJ 04/04< Gold Coast Con-X-ion, -?-
4402 XL9AA18CG0L004402 93/793 357-DVJ 05/05< Ross, Maryborough
4416 XL9AA18CG0L004416 94/794 WJ 8220 06/97. Autorent, Auckland (NZ) buiten dienst 2002 = out of service 2002
4588 XL9AB21CG0L004588 95/795 YRX-136 00/05< motorhome in bewerking = motorhome rebuild in progres
4589 XL9AB21CG0L004589 90/790 XH 7974 09/98. Te Karaka Motors, Te Karaka (NZ)
4590 XL9AB21CG0L004590 96/796 ZIW-283 00/07< Murdi Paaki Bus Services
4591 XL9AB21CG0L004591 98/798 VTV-054 00/04< Mia Coaches, Griffith
4592 XL9AB21CG0L004592 97/797 m/o GRAND 4 00/99 Grand Touring, Queanbeyan
4593 XL9AB21CG0L004593 99/799 BOVA 04/03< motorhome te koop 2006 as motorhome = for sale in 2006
4594 XL9AB21CG0L004594 700 TC-4731 08/04< Nelson, Perth
4595 XL9AB21CG0L004595 701 684-DVA 04/03< Busfox Mackay. Mackay
4596 XL9AB21CG0L004596 702 033-FPY 00/97>
Haidley's Panoramic Coaches,
Warwick
4597 XL9AB21CG0L004597 703 222-DYQ 00/97>
Haidley's Panoramic Coaches,
Warwick
4598 XL9AB21CG0L004598 704 352-HYA 08/04.
Surfers Paradise Coaches, Ashmore
City
nwe carrosserie = new body
4599 XL9AB21CG0L004599 705 836-HJQ 00/03.
Surfers Paradise Coaches, Ashmore
City
nwe carrosserie = new body
GRAND 2 09/02< Grand Touring, Queanbeyan gemeld als 3434 en 3454 = see 3434 and 3454
EG 0043 00/00 Walker, Wynyard 495 Tasmanië
AM 9003 05/02< motorhome
TC-3326 00/04< Nicholls, Narrogin
YLQ-991 00/00 motorhome uit 1987 = motorhome from 1987
-?- 00/04 Torrent Transit uitgebrand = burned to the ground
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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby gen man » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:06 pm

Both ex Grand Touring Bovas are now residing in Kambalda West, Western Australia, just south of Kalgoorlie, with Nickeltown Transit. :wink:
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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby funbus » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:09 am

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bova-Bus-/20 ... 2eb5d74344

Yet another one leaving the bus world :!: :oops: :!:
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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby mazking » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:54 am

Gday All
I know this is an old post but it is relevant to my recent aquisition.
My father has driven tour coaches in NZ for many years so as kids we were bought up around coaches.
With a change of life and pace my wife and I have embarked on the journey of travelling around Australia in a Motorhome.
This was a long process and as our kids are now getting to the age they can do their own things it seems the right decision for us.
After making a list of essentials, likes and could haves we looked at MANY coaches from unconverted ex to
Bus at Praiere.jpg
On the trip home from Townsville
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ur coaches, to partially converted to cruise liners on wheels. Working as a heavy vehicle Auto Electrician in the mining sector means electronic engine control systems do not concern me.
After settling on a few must haves we came across a 1985 BOVA Futura chassis number XL9AB21CG03003350 running a 270HP cummins and 5 speed Allison 645.
I am aware many coach captains had some real driver issues with the Bova in the day but I have to say I like it!
The front aerodynamics are 'different' the independent front suspension is superb, the air ride is excellent and frankly with its current mechanical combination cruises on the highway better than some cars I have driven!

I dont want to knock those professionals that sat in the BOVA drivers seat solarium developing a suntan on the job but now this old girl is in retirement and approaching 30 years continuous hours behind the wheel are a thing of the past for her.

It seems from my research this chassis number may of been the first BOVA Futura landed in Australia and i would love to her from any professionals who evaluated it or drove it during the early days.
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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby Bova motorhome » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:04 pm

I have 3511. The one after
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Re: Time to sell the Bova!

Postby E.L.Wood » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:19 pm

3350 was the first one, last reported as being scrapped, clearly not!
3511, however was in fact numerically the 13th, although 3506, the 12th was burnt out on it's maiden trip.
yolo seems to be a bit of a trend!
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