This is a rare 1955 Flxible VL100 Bus that’s been converted into a motorhome. It’s #102 of 220 built, according to the listing on the Portland Craigslist. Update: The listing has expired/sold.
And out of those 220, there are supposedly only around 10 on the road today. And here’s one of them!
It’s listed over on the Portland Craigslist right now for $59,000 it’s now sold/expired but you can still read the story about it below. What do you think about vintage buses like this turned into motorhomes?
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1955 Flxible VL100 Motorhome Conversion
From Bus to Home: The Remarkable Conversion of a 1955 Flxible VL100
Preserving History: Restoring the Rare 1955 Flxible Bus into a Unique Home
Driving Nostalgia: Rediscovering the Vintage Charm of Flxible VL100
Beyond the Road: Turning a Classic Bus into a Luxurious Motorhome
Crafting a Dream: Master Carpenter’s 2-Year Transformation of Flxible VL100
Rolling Elegance: Exploring the Interior Beauty of the 1955 Flxible Conversion
From Skylights to Star Gazing: Designing Light-Filled Living in Flxible VL100
Travel in Time: Unveiling the Modern Comforts of the 1955 Flxible Home
Step Inside: 1955 Flxible VL100’s Luxurious Conversion
In the world of tiny homes, where creativity knows no bounds, we often come across stories that captivate our imagination and inspire us to rethink what’s possible. Today, we’re delving into one such tale that beautifully marries history with innovation – the transformation of a 1955 Flxible VL100 Bus into a luxurious and unique tiny home. This captivating journey takes us from the open roads of yesteryears to a cozy haven on wheels that seamlessly blends vintage charm with modern comfort.
The story begins with a rare gem – the 1955 Flxible VL100 Bus, a true classic in its own right. One of only 220 built, this vintage beauty has an aura of nostalgia that’s hard to resist. Considered #102 of the series, this particular bus stood out not only for its unique build but also for its history. And while only around 10 of these buses are said to roam the roads today, the journey of this specific bus is nothing short of extraordinary.
The transformation process was nothing short of a labor of love. The bus, once an emblem of a bygone era, was meticulously converted into a luxurious tiny home that honors its heritage while embracing contemporary living. With a 350 HP Detroit Turbo Diesel 6V-92 engine and a 4-speed Allison transmission, the bus maintains its powerful spirit, ready to cruise comfortably at 70 mph. The exterior, adorned with new LED bulbs and retaining its factory lines and trim, captures the essence of the past.
Step inside, and you’re immediately transported into a world of elegance and comfort. The interior has been a canvas for a master carpenter’s artistry, showcasing exquisite birdseye maple and black walnut finishes. It’s a testament to the craftsmanship that took two years to perfect, resulting in a space that’s as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing.
This tiny home is packed with features that redefine luxury on the go. A fully functional bathroom with a tiled shower, an electric fridge, a microwave, a flat-screen TV, and a two-burner electric cooktop make life on the road feel like a seamless extension of home. The skylights dotting the ceiling bring in natural light and a touch of stargazing magic, enhancing the overall experience.
One of the most captivating aspects of this transformation is how it skillfully intertwines history with modern living. The vintage exterior merges with the contemporary interiors and the functional amenities seamlessly integrate with the classic design. It’s a harmonious blend that pays homage to the past while offering the conveniences of today.
Beyond being a stunning home on wheels, the 1955 Flxible VL100 Bus conversion opens up a world of possibilities. With its unique design and captivating history, it’s an ideal candidate for Airbnb rentals, a one-of-a-kind travel experience, or even a full-time tiny house living.
The story of the 1955 Flxible VL100 Bus’s transformation into a luxurious tiny home is a testament to the power of imagination, preservation, and innovation. It’s a journey that proves that history doesn’t have to remain static – it can be revived, reimagined, and redefined. As we look to the future, we can’t help but be inspired by the idea that our dreams, much like this remarkable bus, can be transformed into reality, blending the best of the past with the comforts of the present.
Imagine stepping inside a classic piece of history and discovering a world of contemporary living. From its elegantly designed interiors to the preserved exterior lines, this vintage gem has been reimagined to offer both nostalgia and convenience.
Wanderlust on Wheels: The Flxible VL100 Conversion
Travel Back in Style: Flxible’s Stunning Transformation
Vintage Appeal, Modern Comfort: Flxible’s Evolution
- Rare 1955 Flxible VL100 Bus converted into a motorhome
- Listed as #102 of 220 built
- Around 10 of these buses are reportedly on the road today
- Listed on Portland Craigslist for $59,000
- Excellent condition Class A RV Motorhome, 35-ft in length
- Clean title, automatic transmission, diesel engine/fuel
- Powered by 350 HP Detroit Turbo Diesel 6V-92, 45K miles on engine
- 4-speed Allison transmission, power steering
- New batteries, tires, and back suspension
- Cruises comfortably at 70 mph, 12-15 mpg
- Features 10 KW Yanmar diesel generator, roof, and basement air
- Interior was redone in birdseye maple and black walnut by master carpenter
- Sleeps 4 with king-size bed, full bathroom, electric appliances
- Skylights for star gazing and abundant natural light
- Plenty of storage, 4 large luggage/cargo compartments
- Ideal for Airbnb rental or full-time tiny house
- Located near Bend, OR
This Flxible is truly one of a kind! It is #102 of 220 built. There are apparently only 10 of these classic buses on the road today. Elvis Presley even owned one! The previous owner was a classic car enthusiast and pulled a car trailer behind it when he participated in classic car events. This bus attracted as much attention as the classic cars! The bus is a fully functioning motorhome (and is registered as a motorhome).
The coach is powered by a 350 HP Detroit Turbo Diesel 6V-92 with 45K on the engine (since new, not rebuilt) and transmission. It has a 4-speed Allison transmission and power steering. The batteries and tires are new (purchased/installed in October 2019). The back suspension is also new. This Flxible is a dream to drive and cruises comfortably at 70 mph, getting 12-15 mpg. New LED bulbs were installed on the entire exterior in November 2019. The bus has a 10 KW Yanmar diesel generator, roof and basement air. The bus has Dupont Imiron paint and retains the factory lines and trim that it had when it left the factory back in 1955.
The interior of the bus is a work of art. The bus has been redone in birdseye maple and black walnut by a master carpenter in Oklahoma. It took him 2 years to complete. There is absolutely not another bus like it. The pictures do not do it justice. It is truly beautiful. The bus sleeps 4 and currently has a king size bed in the rear with a brand new mattress. (Twin bed setup is underneath it if you would prefer that arrangement – shown in pictures) The bi-level interior also includes a full bathroom with a tiled shower, electric fridge, microwave, flat screen tv, 2 burner electric cooktop, and an under the counter toaster oven. There are 3 large skylights on the ceiling throughout the length of the bus for star gazing and 2 additional forward facing skylights in the kitchen area, allowing tons of light inside! LOTS of storage in the interior and there are also 4 large luggage/cargo storage compartments underneath the bus (one, housing the generator). Interior upholstery (including the matching captain’s chair) is in PERFECT condition! If you are looking for something unique and special, THIS IS IT! Additional note: this bus would also be ideal to have as an airbnb rental or as a full-time tiny house. Currently located just outside of Bend, OR.
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