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"Rock This Country" tour bus auction - PICTURES & VIDEO


The Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction

Collector Car Productions | October 23, 2015

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1999 Prevost XL Marathon Conversion

To be auctioned on Saturday, October 31, 2015 

  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Exterior Color: Grey

Five-time Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Shania Twain returned to the road this year for her final farewell tour “Rock This Country” that began in Seattle, Washington in June and will end in Kelowna, British Columbia on October 27, 2015. As on her previous record breaking “Come On Over” and “Up” tours, home away from home has been a custom Canadian-built Prevost motor coach. This luxurious Marathon Entertainer model, personally designed and owned by the Canadian-born superstar, will be offered for sale for the first time at the annual Toronto Classic Car Auction (Oct 30 – Nov 1) at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Currently being used by the entertainer on tour, the bus is expected to arrive in Toronto directly from the final BC concert next week, just in time for the auction.

Shania has even autographed the bus specifically for the Toronto Classic Car Auction!

Built at the historic Prevost facility and birthplace of the modern motor coach in Sainte-Claire, Quebec, and at a cost of over one million dollars in 1999, this majestic tour bus was designed by Twain herself to provide a luxurious level of comfort and privacy while on the road.

Equipped with separate front and rear living quarters this condo on wheels was built to accommodate an extended family and crew. Some of the personal features include an ensuite bath with a full-size oval soaker tub with shower, cultured granite walls, porcelain toilet, brass faucet fixtures, dressing room styled vanity mirror and separate half bath in front.

The front living quarters and large galley are equipped with a full-size refrigerator, solid surface granite countertops, glass flat-top stove, built-in electric oven, dishwasher area and a window side seating area thoughtfully designed to secure an infant crib if required. The dining area with western-styled chairs and additional couch seating is elegantly decorated in crushed velvet and silk upholstery. The polished flame maple cabinets and paneling accented with brass hardware complement the singer’s taste for modern style and design, offering generous storage areas throughout the vehicle. Rear sleeping quarters include twin bunk beds complete with audio/visual components and a private bedroom featuring a full queen bed, refrigerator, personal sink, counter space and separate side entrance door.

Electronic entertainment comes via full-size stereo components and flat screen televisions with a special area equipped for audio recording, while a full parameter security system, surveillance cameras, intercom and telephone system keeps passengers safe and secure on the road.

Up front, the driver’s c0ckpit and command center has its own private interior and exterior doors providing passengers with an extra level of security and privacy. Other notable features include ample under-floor storage, on-board diesel generator, patio side awnings, heated holding tanks, custom lighting and pre-wired trailer towing package with hitch.

With sales of over 85 million records, Shania Twain is the best selling female artist in the history of country music and one of the world’s top selling artists of all time. For Shania fans and astute collectors this first time offering is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to truly own a palace on wheels from the Queen of Country Pop herself.

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http://www.ccpauctions.com/lot-details.php?RefNum=r206&EventID=92



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Shania Twain Tour Bus Auction - News report via SST Car Show

Published on Oct 25, 2015
SST CAR SHOW NEWS UPDATE: Shania Twain's tour bus to be auctioned off at the Classic Car Auction of Toronto by, CCP Auctions. "Rock This Country" farewell tour wraps up. Shania autographs bus and sends it to Toronto for sale October 30th 2015 to November 1, 2015. Auction information at www.ccpauctions.com.



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The bus is being auctioned off this afternoon at 3:30pm ET.

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Shania's bus DID NOT sell today. Bidding got up to $275,000... I assume there is a minimum price the bus can sell for. Negotiations will continue tomorrow.

From Street Sport Television:

The inside scoop on the auction of Shania Twain's tour bus. Also a review of Saturdays results from the Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction and what's to come. SST Car Show News. Rick Walker reports.

7:42 PM ET - 31 Oct 15

http://www.facebook.com/streetsporttv

Click Link Below For Video Update.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=978456928860175

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A video sneak peak inside Shania Twain's tour bus at the Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction. Bus still on display for the public one more day tomorrow (Sunday) at the international centre in Mississauga. Bus has been the biggest attraction this weekend described as a rolling Palace on Wheels. Tickets available at the door at the International Center - doors open Sunday at 9 a.m. Check back for more SST car so news updates from the auction.

9:35 PM ET - 31 Oct 15

Click Link Below For Video.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=978488645523670



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Shania Twain’s tour bus sells for big money at Halloween auction

NashvilleGab | November 2, 2015

Shania Twain put the final nail in her touring career coffin with the sale of her tour bus just four days after finishing up her Rock This Country Tour.

The Marathon Entertainer model Prevost tour bus was built in 1999 and cost more than a million bucks at the time. During the Toronto Classic Car Auction at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario on Saturday, it sold for a cool $200,000. (***According to the video below, the bid was $280,000.)

Shania announced back in March that this tour would be her last. “This is a very, very important time on the road for me,” Twain said at the time. “I just feel like I’m ready to hang my hat up in that regard. I just really want to go out with a bang.”

I don’t know if she went out with a bang, but she did go out a couple hundred thousand dollars richer.

 

http://nashvillegab.com/2015/11/shania-twain-tour-bus-auction.html 



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The article above is incorrect. The bus was not sold. $280,000 was not enough to close the deal.

Muscle cars and vintage pickups still fetch top dollar, but couldn't match the show-stopping power of a special 1999 Prevost

By Alyn Edwards | Driving | November 2, 2015

People in the classic car hobby or considering classics as an investment should pay attention to the results of the latest Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction, put on by veteran auctioneer Dan Spendick and his crew. You never know what kind of closing bid a collector vehicle could attract – and you certainly can’t predict what will be offered for sale.

Despite the surprising absence of American bidders taking advantage of the low Canadian dollar and the fact that cruising season is over, prices were strong. Thousands of enthusiasts attended the three-day event at the International Centre, just outside of Toronto, to watch nearly 300 classic cars and trucks cross the block – and one bus that was the star of the show because it was owned by a superstar.

The 1999 Prevost tour coach was rushed to the auction from Prince George, B.C., on October 22 after Shania Twain wrapped up her 66-stop Rock This Country goodbye tour. The Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas headliner and five-time Grammy Award singer songwriter, who sold 85 million, albums custom ordered the bus from Prevost in Sainte-Claire, Que., in 1999.

Twain designed the interior of the palace on wheels herself with two separate living suites, an extra-large kitchen, soaker tub and even a recording studio area. The long silver bus has been her transportation hub for three major tours over the past 16 years, logging 225,000 kilometers (139,808 miles) from crisscrossing North America. Even a trailer hitch was installed to pull a trailer for Twain, who has been a long-time horse lover and incorporated a horse into many performances.

Classic car enthusiasts and Twain fans lined up the first day of the auction, with 600 people going through the Prevost Marathon Entertainer bus that originally cost more than $1 million. Twain had signed the inside of one of the kitchen cupboards.

Twain reportedly cried the last time she stepped out of the bus because it had been such a big part of her life and touring is now over for her. She may also have shed a tear after her tour management spent $110,000 in service work to get her bus ready for the final tour.

The auctioneer began the sale of the bus, which was far too big and heavy to drive on stage. Bidding was spirited but the final bid of $280,000 – plus a 10 per cent buyer’s fee – wasn’t enough to close the deal. When the auction ended, Shania Twain’s tour bus was still for sale.

But sales were strong with many classic convertibles, muscle cars, old pickup trucks and other collector cars changing hands. There were many unusual vehicles offered for sale, along with cars that aren’t made any more.

A red 1939 Hudson pickup truck that featured modern power drew a lot of interest. Another oddball – a 1956 Studebaker President Pinehurst two door station wagon with factory air conditioning – garnered a respectable winning bid of $18,000, plus the 10 per cent buyer’s fee.

Crossing the block was a 1949 Oldsmobile 88 Futuramatic, featuring the marque’s first high-horsepower overhead valve ‘Rocket’ V8 engine. This was the car that inspired Rocket 88, Ike Turner’s early 1950’s hit record. This green fastback model sold at auction for $20,750, not including the buyer’s fee.

Seldom seen was one of only 759 Canadian-built 1958 Pontiac Parisienne convertibles that was hammered down by the auctioneer at $48,000 – a price the owner of the car said wasn’t enough, so it as a no sale.

But there was lots of money changing hands at the auction, such as $105,000 for an eye-popping 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi convertible. Restored trucks continue to be hot-ticket items, with a 1957 GMC attracting a successful bid of $71,000 and $69,000 for a perfectly restored black 1940 Ford pickup truck that had originally served the transportation needs of a Tennessee farmer.

It was a good auction for classic car dealer Mel Melanson from Bolton, Ont., just north of Toronto. He brought eight cars to sell, including a rare air conditioned 1963 Chevrolet Impala, powered by a 409 cubic-inch engine running through a four-speed transmission. The early muscle machine attracted a successful bid of $25,000.

With thousands attending the fall auction and several hundred vehicles changing hands, the event shows there continues to be strength in the classic car hobby and market. Maybe it was not the right venue to sell the Shania Twain’s personal tour bus, but the auction company is still determined to get it down the road with a new owner.

http://driving.ca/ford/auto-news/news/shania-twains-tour-bus-steals-the-show-at-fall-classic-car-auction

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1999 Prevost XL Marathon Conversion

Auctioned on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Not Sold at a High Bid of $280,000

http://www.ccpauctions.com/lot-details.php?RefNum=r206&EventID=92



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This is surprising. Of course if you are not a Shania fan, you won't spend 300k on a 16 year old motorhome. Most people who are spending that kind of cash will spend more and buy something newer. I would spend money to just take a walk through tour of the bus. I would bring a blacklight. $20 says I would find evidence of non-vegan dietary habits.

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