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Vintage Rare FMC 2900R Motorhome

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vintage Rare FMC 2900R Motorhome

For Sale, Vintage Rare FMC 2900R Motorhome

Price: $28,895
Used RV for Sale, this Vintage Rare FMC 2900R Motorhome 1974 model year for sale in Carson City NV, like new condition has 12635 original miles come with 29 Ft Long, powered by 8 cylinders gas-engine mated with automatic transmission it a quite rare RV also.

Are you dreaming of hitting the open road in a one-of-a-kind classic? Look no further than this meticulously maintained 1974 FMC 2900R motorhome! This rare gem boasts only 12,635 original miles and is practically in like-new condition.

Maker FMC
Model 2900R
Year 1974
Class A
Length 29 FT
Slide No
Self Contained Yes
Engine Chrysler V8
Fuel Type Gas
Drive RWD
Transmission Automatic
Mileage 12K
Condition Used / Good
Insurance N/A
Exterior Color Custom
Interior Color Brown

Ready for Adventure:

This beaut is outfitted for all your travel needs. It features:

  • 29ft Length: Perfect for navigating scenic routes.
  • Powerful 8-Cylinder Gas Engine: Effortlessly conquer any terrain.
  • Automatic Transmission: Enjoy a smooth ride.
  • 6 Brand New Tires: Confidence on every mile.
  • Onan MicroQuiet 4000 Generator: Stay powered wherever you go.
  • Newer Air Conditioning: Keep cool in even the hottest climates.
  • Ample Storage: 84 cubic feet of space for all your gear.
  • Two Custom-Made Twin Beds: Rest comfortably after a long day of exploring.
  • Large Water Tanks (Fresh, Gray, and Black): Extended off-grid stays.
  • Spacious Hot Water Heater: Enjoy hot showers on the go.
  • Large LPG Tank: Power all your appliances.
  • Spare Parts Included: Peace of mind on the road.
  • Appliances Checked and Functioning Perfectly: Everything you need for a comfortable journey.

A Legacy on Wheels:

The FMC 2900R boasts a rich history. Built by Food Machinery Corporation (FMC), these well-crafted motorhomes were popular among celebrities like Charles Kuralt and race car drivers. With only around 700-800 FMCs left in existence, this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of RV history. (#478 out of approximately 1,000 ever built!)

Don't Miss Out!

This meticulously maintained FMC 2900R is priced at $28,895 (OBO) and is located in Carson City, NV. Serious inquiries are welcome to view the RV – just contact the owner for a closer look.

This FMC 2900R is more than just a motorhome; it's an adventure waiting to happen!

Detail by owner
We are sad to sell our one of a kind rig and looking forward to the next person to love and appreciate her. We purchased her from the 2nd owners that had her for over 34 yrs. They always had it in there barn and were on top of all the maintenance. They put in a re-built big block Chrysler engine (12,635)that we just had the oil change done and all systems checked. A re-built transition was put in at that time as well. She has 6 new tires, Onan MicroQuiet 4000 generator, newer flush mount air-conditioner that blow ice cold, many spare parts. Had all the appliances checked as well and everything works like a champ. She has a 60 gallon water tank, 65 dual waste holding tanks, 10 gallon hot water heater, 20 gallon LPG tank, 84 cubic Ft interior storage, 60 gallon fuel tank, two custom made twin beds, and lots more. Asking $28,895.00 OBO

The history of FMC Motor coaches

The FMC motorhome has an interesting lineage, for FMC is the acronym for Food
Machinery Corporation. FMC got its start in 1883 when inventor John Bean developed an
innovative insecticide pump. The name was changed from the John Bean Manufacturing
Company to the Food Machinery Corporation in 1928 when the company got into the
canning machinery business. The company kept adding mechanized products and
eventually started producing amphibious vehicles for the military.

During a lull in its military vehicle contracts in the late 1960s, FMC turned its sights toward
the burgeoning recreational vehicle market. By 1972, FMC had transferred personnel from
its ordnance division and formally launched a motor coach division in Santa Clara, California.

Initial prototypes were 19 and 23 feet long, but neither went into production.
FMC settled on a 29-foot size, and the first one was completed in late 1972.

The well-made and pricey coaches, which sold for between $27,000 and $54,500 or about
the same price as an average home of that era, were popular among upscale motorhome
buyers. Race car drivers Mario Andretti and Parnelli Jones owned FMCs, as did
entertainers Clint Eastwood, Carol Burnett, Pat Boone and James Brolin. But the most
famous FMC owner was CBS reporter Charles Kuralt, host of the popular news feature On
the Road With Charles Kuralt. An FMC was the last of Kuralt's six motorhomes. It is on
public display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. FMC coaches were
manufactured from 1973-1976. The 1973 energy crisis put a damper on the manufacture
of all brands of motorhomes, so FMC was in a difficult position from the beginning.
By 1975, FMC had a contract to produce the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and in September
1976 converted all the tooling in its factory to the manufacture of tanks. The FMC motor
coach had reached a dead end.

The final tally for the FMC was slightly more than 1,000 units, approximately 135 of which
were transit buses. About half of the transit buses were eventually transformed into
motorhomes. There is believed to be 7-800 units still out there. This FMC is #478!

The FMC is parked at the above lot for viewing. They have a set of keys to let serious buyers inside.


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