The Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction
Collector Car Productions
October 23, 2015
1999 Prevost XL Marathon Conversion
To be auctioned on Saturday, October 31, 2015
Five-time Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Shania Twain returned to the road this year for her final farewell tour “Rock This Country” that began in Seattle, Washington in June and will end in Kelowna, British Columbia on October 27, 2015. As on her previous record breaking “Come On Over” and “Up” tours, home away from home has been a custom Canadian-built Prevost motor coach. This luxurious Marathon Entertainer model, personally designed and owned by the Canadian-born superstar, will be offered for sale for the first time at the annual Toronto Classic Car Auction (Oct 30 – Nov 1) at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Currently being used by the entertainer on tour, the bus is expected to arrive in Toronto directly from the final BC concert next week, just in time for the auction.
Shania has even autographed the bus specifically for the Toronto Classic Car Auction!
Built at the historic Prevost facility and birthplace of the modern motor coach in Sainte-Claire, Quebec, and at a cost of over one million dollars in 1999, this majestic tour bus was designed by Twain herself to provide a luxurious level of comfort and privacy while on the road.
Equipped with separate front and rear living quarters this condo on wheels was built to accommodate an extended family and crew. Some of the personal features include an ensuite bath with a full-size oval soaker tub with shower, cultured granite walls, porcelain toilet, brass faucet fixtures, dressing room styled vanity mirror and separate half bath in front.
The front living quarters and large galley are equipped with a full-size refrigerator, solid surface granite countertops, glass flat-top stove, built-in electric oven, dishwasher area and a window side seating area thoughtfully designed to secure an infant crib if required. The dining area with western-styled chairs and additional couch seating is elegantly decorated in crushed velvet and silk upholstery. The polished flame maple cabinets and paneling accented with brass hardware complement the singer’s taste for modern style and design, offering generous storage areas throughout the vehicle. Rear sleeping quarters include twin bunk beds complete with audio/visual components and a private bedroom featuring a full queen bed, refrigerator, personal sink, counter space and separate side entrance door.
Electronic entertainment comes via full-size stereo components and flat screen televisions with a special area equipped for audio recording, while a full parameter security system, surveillance cameras, intercom and telephone system keeps passengers safe and secure on the road.
Up front, the driver’s cockpit and command center has its own private interior and exterior doors providing passengers with an extra level of security and privacy. Other notable features include ample under-floor storage, on-board diesel generator, patio side awnings, heated holding tanks, custom lighting and pre-wired trailer towing package with hitch.
With sales of over 85 million records, Shania Twain is the best selling female artist in the history of country music and one of the world’s top selling artists of all time. For Shania fans and astute collectors this first time offering is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to truly own a palace on wheels from the Queen of Country Pop herself.
October 31 update: