...MY only problem is, although I'd love to use this as a hobby & restore it... I don't got enough land to keep something like that. I'm too much in the 'burbs to keep something like that with neighbors on either side... if I had a little more land, I think I could really make something like that happen. I'd landscape the area really nice.
...the problem for me, as well as others, is the cost to move it from that location where it is now, to wherever you live (for me... about 200+ miles East). How much is that going to run?
You add that + restoration... you're getting yourself into something that WAS $300, into something that's around $3,000.
Like SLFAKE said, its probably only worth something as scrap metal. Sorry to say it, but I don't think this one is one that can be preserved. Especially when so many similar coasters are out there in much better condition.
Definitely seems like High Speed Thrill Coaster at Knoebel's but HSTC was built by Overland Amusement Company according to rcdb. But I wouldn't be surprised if the plans passed from one company to another over the years.
Seems like you'd just need a big trailer to haul it, and it might be salvagable beyond scrap but the only way to really tell is to see it in person.
The HSTC is the only Overland coaster that I know of. The one listed for sale is a production model coaster- one of which dozens (if not hundreds) were built throughout the years. It is a kiddy coaster whereas the HSTC could be defined as something beyond that.
ROFL....forced to wonder if this is the *same* Molina/Schiff that I rode at the VFD carnival in Maryland...the only coaster I've ever ridden that had me "ready to bail" if necessary, the cars were in horrendous condition...