You can buy the Willie Nelson Family Band’s tour bus in an online auction

A tour bus custom-built for the Red Headed Stranger could soon be yours — for a price.

12-29-15 Willie Nelson performs during the Willie Nelson & Family New Year concert at ACL LIve at the Moody Theater. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

12-29-15 Willie Nelson performs during the Willie Nelson & Family New Year concert at ACL LIve at the Moody Theater. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

The bus, aptly named “Me and Paul,” was one of four buses custom-built for the Willie Nelson Family Band in 1983, and now it’s up for auction by the current owners. This particular bus was owned by Willie’s drummer and BFF Paul English (hence the name) and is chock-full of Willie Nelson Family Band memorabilia and doubtless countless memories.

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Image courtesy meandpaulbus.com

Image courtesy meandpaulbus.com

Did Willie write “Me and Paul” sitting on one of those lush red-upholstered benches, drinking whiskey with his pal? Were they driving this when they were busted in Laredo for reasons Willie would rather not disclose? Regardless, there’s surely been some rough and rocky travelin’ in this bus, and now it’s your turn to hit the road receive your education in the cities of the nation.

The current owners, described as “a group of Austin Texas entrepreneurs and Outlaw Country fans,” obtained the bus in May 2014 and have been using it as well as renting it out for weddings, band tours and other events, but they’ve “been too busy with work” and decided it’s time for the bus to get back on the road again.

You have until Nov. 7 to place your bid online (as of this writing, the price is currently at around $75,300).

 

 

 


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