Bus conversions aren’t entirely uncommon. We’ve seen plenty of school buses and even shuttles transformed into campervans and even full-time homes. But it’s not every day you see a former King County Metro coach—all 40 feet of it—transformed into a party palace, complete with a private bedroom and a rooftop dance floor.
“This bus has faithfully transported myself and my friends to many music festivals and has now taken the yearly trip to Burning Man 5 years in a row,” reads the Craigslist listing. “Starts easy and runs great.”
The exterior is instantly recognizable as a former Metro bus, with the color scheme and even the
LED flip-dot readerboard intact. Some bus conversions involve gutting the whole thing and building up a whole new interior, but this one instead embraces its past. Original seating finds new life in different configurations—and some just stuck around.
The model, a Gillig Phantom Transit Coach, was used by both Metro and Sound Transit, plus other transit agencies across the country. It has certainly had a life so far, with more than 500,000 miles on it—not especially surprising, between its original calling as a county bus and its five trips to Nevada since then. It’s asking $12,000.