It could be the perfect Father’s Day gift, or what the stressed Cork city commuter in your life has always been looking for: a vintage Leeside city bus with just 850,000km on the clock.
A careful owner (Bus Eireann) lots of room and lots of power, a Scania Omni-Link Club City Bus ex-207 Douglas route – 2009-C reg – could be today’s car auction bargain.
But you’ll have to hurry, this special auction of 25 ex-Expressway coaches and city buses from Dublin and Cork ends tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1:00pm And if you haven’t bid on these unreserved engines by then, you’re missing out.
Specialist Irish Machinery Auctions’ Bus Eireann sale may feature vehicles that have interstellar mileage and not exactly bags of style and appearance.
But after years of service, it would seem a shame to leave these hard-working public service vehicles to the fate that has met many an old carriage, ending up in Cork’s hidden Bus Graveyard.
Around lunchtime today, the bid for the most complete buses, many of which have been in service for over a decade, was hovering around €1,200, so there are bargains to be had for the driver who wants to make a real statement. , or maybe build the mother of all mobile coffee shops.
You can check out the auction by clicking HERE, and be sure to let us know if you get a bargain.