Coach serial number 00477 was produced in November 1973. In 2006 it was bought from a FMC specialist and dealer Illinois. It was a low mileage very original complete coach, but with a lot of rust damage from leakages, and in quite poor condition from sitting unused outside in the elements for years.
The coach had some initial repairs and maintenance done by Motorcoach Restorations before we drove it from Illinois to Port of New Jersey. The coach was then shipped to Europe.
We had an interesting trip and you can read more about this experience in the #477 thread at Fmcowners.com forum
Since coach #477 came to Norway friends, family and I have spent countless hours restoring it. By now it has a all new steel floor structure wheel to wheel, and a full exterior fiberglass repair including new Gel coat finish. The complete roof has been redone and improved. All wiring and plumbing is new point to point and the interior will be fully rebuilt as close to original as possible.
Almost six years in to this project there is still plenty more to do, but the goal of a totally rebuilt and improved yet very original looking FMC Motorcoach is within reach.