Sunday, August 19, 2018

Mobile Library: 2001 Thomas 32-Foot Bookmobile

This next vehicle has all thing thing necessary to make an great story -- diesel engine, Allison transmission, Cummins engine, 174" wheelbase...and a stack of library books.  Upon further inspection, it isn't clear if the books come with the vehicle, but is currently has a collection of literature from the Adams Memorial Library in Latrobe, PA.  Find this 2001 Thomas 32-Foot Bookmobile here on eBay bidding for $6000 reserve-not-met with 7 days to go, located in Latrobe, PA.

From the seller;

The bookmobile will still be in operation by Adams Memorial Library until Thursday August 30th at 6:00pm.  Bidder may not take possession before this date.

Sold in as-is condition only.  PICKUP ONLY.  No delivery.

2001 32’ Thomas (school bus) diesel front engine bus, Allison MD3060 Transmission, Cummins 230 HP Engine, 8kw Onan generator (installed Oct 2016, 1900 hrs on it), Mileage as of 7-24-2018: 132,169, GVWR: 25,950, Interior height 86”, Wheel base 174”, 2kw inverter purchased Nov 2014.

Wheelchair lift, wood shelving, rooftop A/C, two front swivel seats + 3rd rear seat, countertops and storage spaces, awning and scene lights, bench over one wheelhump, dry erase boards, bulletin boards, literature racks, electric shoreline reel, roof escape hatch, rear escape window, electric steps, built-in fridge & microwave, backup camera.

See a better way to spread your love of automotive reference manuals throughout the world?


  1. From the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe

  2. It comes with a "shoreline reel"; do people still send little kids to the hardware store to pick up some shoreline?

  3. Great potential as a toy hauler. That wheelchair lift ought to handle a dirt bike. Moab here I come!

  4. Perfect! I've been looking for a way to bring my books on a road trip for years!!!

    What? Kindle? Isn't that something you start fires with?

    -Stan (who, sadly, is in the midst of deciding what to do with his lifelong collection of tomes...)


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