Three luxury motorcoaches were featured in the “Money’s Worth/Travel” column in the Wall Street Journal today (June 19).
The models profiled were from Newell Coach Corp., Miami, Okla., Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary Airstream and bus converter B&B Coachworks of Las Vegas.
The Newell model featured is a 45-foot, four-slideout unit with a retail price of $1.1 million.
“Newell coaches are a favorite of Nascar drivers, who live in them at the track,” the Journal reports. “The company builds only 40 each year, and the wait list is a year long. But if you’re in a hurry, the 2004 showroom model is still available.”
The Airstream Class A motorhome featured is the 39-foot, dual slideout Skydeck with a price tag of $250,000.
“Thirty seconds to party time: A rooftop patio opens at the push of the button and features fold-up seating, wet bar and gas grill — accessed by an interior hardwood staircase,” according to the Journal.
The B&B Coachworks model is the Eagle 05 priced at $125,000.
“This pre-owned 1970 coach was updated in the late 1980s with a new engine and oak cabinetry,” the Journal reports. “This coach comes with a shiny red Honda ‘belly car,’ a custom two-seater convertible that stows in the luggage compartment.”
According to B&B Coachworks’ website, www.bbcoach.com, “Although the customer usually supplies the shell for the conversion, B&B will help in locating a suitable unit for conversion.”