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Old 04-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm new to the site and my reason for signing up is my interest in older well built Coaches. I am currently considering a 1985 Newell that has been stored most of it's life. The Coach is like a time machine forgotten. I'll need your expert advise on how to make it road worthy! When I asked the daughter of the previous owner IF he ever used it she said "very little he didn't want to get it dirty"! My thoughts are quite different and feel it should be enjoyed! Proud parent of one and Gramps to 2.

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Old 04-20-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to LCL DbleH,

What more can you tell us about this Newell ? The more info the better when it comes to helping direct you in making it road worthy.

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Old 04-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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[h=2][/h]Welcome!! You've come to the right place. This forum and it's members are a great big help. Good Luck!
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:30 PM   #4
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Welcome DbleH to the LCL site and forum! Very glad you have stumbled across us. Sounds like you may have access to a gem. An '85 is the last year of the Classic design prior to what is referred as the wide-body. It more than likely has a 8V92 Detroit. Those are a wonderful coach of course like everything else if it received proper maintenance etc.. More than likely if it has been sitting regardless of being inside, it will need tires, possibly airbags if they are dry-rotting. Basically from sitting you get what is referred to as "Lot Rot" But it may not be nothing compared to one stored outside for years. Sounds like it should be very clean in and out, but will need a good once over to check out the systems and the POI I just mentioned.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:10 AM   #6
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Thanks for the welcomes, I stumbled on a 85 Newell that may have been sitting for over 10years or more. In a privately owned airplane hanger. Pristine outside with lots of chrome, no fading on the inside but as new 85. Is a coach of this nature worthy of the costs to repair. It may have been resting for over 10 yrs or more. Whats your best guess as to fair market value?
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:27 AM   #7
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Welcome Bob! Wow sitting over 10 years or more? That's quite a while sounds like the owner didn't want to get it dirty or put a mile on it. How many miles does it have on it? I wouldn't have a good guess but Ken (Neweller) is the guy he knows his stuff on the fair market value.
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Contact Neweller he can help you establish your value.

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Old 04-21-2013, 12:40 AM   #9
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I don't have the exact but I know its low. When I first saw the coach I didn't think the family wanted to sell it so I just took a quick look at a vintage coach..... I was there to look at much smaller antique items. Maybe I can fill in more holes soon.
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Welcome and congrats on finding a hidden gem!! hopefully he at least started it up once in a while, I know when piston rings sit in one spot for too long they will leave a mark on the cylinder wall. I would run the engine like it was a new one to break it in again, take it easy for the first while. How many miles are on it?
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