Coach serial number 00477 was produced in
November 1973. In 2006 it was bought it online
from a dealer Illinois. It was a low mileage very
original complete coach, but with rust and other
damaged from leakages and in quite poor
condition from just sitting exposed to the elements
for years. Mechanically it was not so good either.
The coach had some initial repairs just to be
roadworthy before we drove it from Lincoln IL to
Port of New Jersey. The coach was then shipped
We had an interesting trip and you can read more
about this experience in the #477 thread at
Since coach #477 came to Norway friends family
and I 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 Engine is rebuilt.
All wiring and plumbing is new point to point and
the interior will be fully rebuilt as close to original
as possible. It also has new upholstery.
Ten years in to this project there is still some more
to do, but the goal of a totally rebuilt and improved
yet very original looking FMC Motorcoach is close.
Hundreds of project updates and pictures at