Von Dutch GMC Bus-Home/Workshop Von Dutch converted a GMC bus - 46391 Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #1042.1 Von Dutch GMC Bus-Home/Workshop Von Dutch converted a GMC bus into a home and workshop. FRIDAY AUCTION. https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Automobilia/46391/46391_Auto_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1042.1   Von Dutch GMC Bus-Home/Workshop Von Dutch converted a GMC bus into a home and workshop. FRIDAY AUCTION.
Auction Scottsdale 2007
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1042.1
*Includes Buyer Commission
Description
Von Dutch GMC Bus-Home/Workshop Von Dutch converted a GMC bus into a home and workshop after a building inspector came to his shop and said everything was not up to code. There was nothing in the vehicle code that said you couldn't put a shop with machines into a bus. The bus had all the essentials to create his masterpieces - generator, air compressor, welders, and metal working tools. "When Dutch lived in Calabasas he had trouble with the neighbors complaining about running a business in residential area. So he bought a bus and made a machine shop out of it. As long as it was mobile they couldn't complain. -Laurie RichterWatson." The bus was a Long Beach, California city bus that was given to Dutch by a woman in the early '60s. for payment of some work he had done for her. He set up living quarters at the rear, the remainder of the vehicle was a machine shop, including a bluing tank and an old metal lathe covered with Dutch's pinstriping. The floor was covered with cigarette buts, beer cans, and metal shavings. VonDutch was at best, a terrible housekeeper. Back in the sleeping quarters was a TV and about 150 manuals on all sorts of machinery, motorcycles, and guns. He had a photographic mind, so all the words in these books, were in his head. He could dictate verbatim, paragraph by paragraph, any part on any subject in these manuals. . . . . and give you the page number, too. I asked him once why he bothered to keep the books, since he had them all memorized word for word. He said "I like to look at the pictures!" No Reserve.
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