Coach #477 was produced in November 1973.
We bought it online in 2006 from a dealer in Lincoln IL. It
was a low mileage very original and complete coach. But
it had quite a lot of rust and other damages from
leakages and just sitting exposed to the elements for
years. Mechanically it was not so great either.
But it was an original and orange theme interior coach,
just like we wanted.
It had a few initial repairs done at the dealers, just to be
roadworthy enough for us to drive it from Lincoln IL to
Port of New Jersey. The coach was then shipped to
Since coach #477 came to Norway we have spent
countless hours restoring it.
By now it has a solid frame and floor structure wheel to
wheel, and a full exterior fiberglass repair including new
GelCoat finish. The roof has been redone and improved.
The original Chrysler 440 engine is fully rebuilt. All wiring
and plumbing is new. The interior is rebuilt as close to
original as possible and it has all new upholstery in the
Ten years in to this project there is still a lot to do, but we
are very close to showing a fully rebuilt and improved yet
very original looking FMC Motorcoach.
Hundreds of project pictures at www.fmcowners.com