An Eagle 1 tour bus that was once used by country music star Willie Nelson and his band sold for $47,850 (CAD) on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the bi-annual Classic Car Auction of Toronto. Lot SP125 was the star attraction at the auction – held at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario – which was presided over by specialist vehicle auctioneers Collector Car Productions (CCP) Inc.
“The bus attracted the most attention of all the vehicles on display. Literally hundreds of curious visitors toured through the bus prior to the auction,” said Terry Lobzun a company spokesperson for Classic Car Productions – a privately held, Canadian-based, auction house who specialize in the acquisition, sale and appraisal of quality collector cars. The bus was sold to an unidentified Toronto area collector.
The 1986 Eagle shell, an Entertainer Sleeper Model (which began life as a 96″ wide, 40 feet long Model 10) was purchased from New Brownsville, Texas-based Eagle International Inc., and outfitted by Florida Coach, Inc. Nelson – a long time client of Jack Calhoun’s Florida Coach company – used the Eagle 1 bus for his US and Canadian tours until 1999 when he upgraded to a newly outfitted Prevost bus – again supplied by Florida Coach.
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