The Purple Palace, a tri-level art vehicle built upon an articulated bus, has been a fixture at Burning Man for eight years. But it could be yours, as the bus is for sale at eBay Motors.
The Purple Palace has three levels. The first has two entrances with air powered safety doors. The first floor is equipped with a unisex “urinal” and also a mechanical room where the 2 inverters (included) are stored. All sound wires run to this location and the room can be locked. The second floor is accessed by a three foot wide wood staircase in the rear of the vehicle. Between the front and back sections of the second floor there is an articulating bridge. The second floor is where the majority of riders will have access. The third level consists of its own door from the rear of the first floor up a ladder into a lounge and patio area. This is the location of the bar, refrigerator and extensive EL wire included in the sale. Also this area provides summer/winter storage for large bus items like couches, carpet and TV’s. A second ladder in the bar area takes visitors to the third floor patio. The third floor has primarily been used as a VIP area since it has a limited capacity of approximately 30 people. It has been improved extensively including a permanent custom steel DJ table with overhead gazebo style steel, which is effective in supporting disco lights and flame effects. For the owners of this magnificent art car, the third floor is one of the largest perks, offering an incomparable viewing platform for the burning of art, the Man and the Temple. There is nothing on the playa like riding on the third floor.