A bus that once rode in Willie Nelson’s tour caravan is currently for sale on Craigslist. The listing for the semi-legendary ride has been floating around the net tagged as Nelson’s bus, but really, it’s Paul English’s bus. English is Nelson’s longtime best friend, the drummer in Nelson’s band, and was the subject of Nelson’s song “Me And Paul,” so having access to his bus would sort of be the next best thing to Nelson’s actual bus—though it probably wouldn’t have as many secret weed cubbies. Still, according to one of the bus’ former drivers, “Willie rode that bus when he played dominoes,” so that’s something.
The bus is currently sitting out in Tyler, Texas and is listed for $36,000, though it’s expected to go for more. It’s known as “The Scout,” and is one of four buses made for and used by Nelson in the ’80s, the others being Nelson’s personal ride “Honeysuckle Rose,” the crew members’ “Warrior,” and the band’s “Red-Headed Stranger.”
The 1983 Eagle bus runs on diesel, gets a whopping seven miles to the gallon, and sleeps about eight people. The interior is all dark wood and velvet curtains—making the whole thing look sort of like an old-timey pub on wheels—and includes a prominently placed picture of Jimmie Rodgers, the singing brakeman.
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