How dry has the Ohio State tailgate market been over the past year? So dry that we haven’t posted up a Buckeyes ride since last October! Unprecedented stuff considering football fans in Ohio are all about their sports-themed vehicles.
However! The dry spell ends today with this 1976 GMC Eleganza II “Buck Bus”, which the current owner calls the “ultimate Buckeye tailgating machine”. Obviously he’s a little biased, but that doesn’t change the fact that there’s someone out there who wants this for the home opener against Oklahoma.
Details from the eBay listing:
This 26′ 1976 Elaganza II was purchased from the original owner in 2001 who was a friend of the current owner. It’s 68,602 miles are accurate and it had an extensive restoration at Buskirk Rush RV in Sandusky, Michigan. The interior was entirely gutted and replaced. (see pictures below) A rebuilt transmission and rear end were added along with a retractable awning. In total, over $75,000 was spent on this vehicle which then traveled between Upper Arlington, Ohio and the French Field house parking lot (10 miles round trip) about 6 times a year before Andy Geiger screwed that up. Since the 2001 restoration it has been driven less than 4,000 miles. It has been stored in doors for the past 5 years and the time has come to let a new generation of Buckeye Fans make their own memories in it.
The $35,000 asking price is undoubtedly steep, but it’s worth mentioning nine people have the Buck Bus on their watchlist right now. This thing is a lock to be sold this month, don’t sleep!