Shotgun Willie's tour bus is chasing the Ghost Riders in the Sky all the way to the auction block. Funny how time slips away.
Back in the '80s, country singer Willie Nelson teamed up with Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and the one-and-only Johnny Cash to form a super-group of talented musicians. It was then that the Red Headed Stranger bought this 1986 Eagle Motorcoach he lovingly named the Honeysuckle Rose after the movie of the same name in which he starred. Now Willie's bus has been listed for sale by Auctions America (a satellite of RM Auctions), set to go under the hammer during the firm's annual Labor Day sale on August 30th in Auburn, Indiana.
Nelson's rolling "home away from home" seems a bit dated at first glance but carries with it a personality and character to match the man himself. According to the auctioneers, the '86 Eagle built by Florida Coach Inc. was purchased new and was converted into an "Entertainer Sleeper Model". The bus was then acquired by Willie Nelson and was used for touring across the USA and Canada up until 1999. Features include everything from shower to bathroom to sleeping quarters for six. It seats 12, has an onboard diesel generator, two TVs and two stereos, restored interior and all-new plumbing.
The 40-foot-long bus is powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V-92TA engine, features hand-painted murals by airbrush artist "Rainmaker" and was recently voted into Time Magazine's list of most famous buses of all-time. We figure it'll fetch at least "one more silver dollar" when it hits the block. Auctions America estimates it'll go for $60-80,000.