If ever I have wanted to buy a bus, it has been this one – The Patridge Family Bus! Wasn’t this the coolest thing?
The bus was obtained in the pilot issue, when 10 year old Danny gets the family’s song into the Top 40. Mom (played by Shirley Jones) agrees to go on tour with the kids. They buy an old school bus, jazz it up, and head off to Las Vegas for their first gig.
The bus was actually purchased by the studios from the Orange County, California School District. After the show was canceled in 1974, the bus was seen behind Lucy’s Tacos by USC. In 1987, the bus was sent off to the junk yard. The windows were broken and much of the bus had been painted white. The bus had seen its last days.