ONU 638

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August 2021

Nearside rear view during a test run in California

Bus is for sale by its owner; if interested in buying please post to the Forum to be put in touch by email. Bus can be driven with its new powertrain (see below 3 photos). The old (but very worn) AEC 9.6 litre engine and removed upstairs seats are also a part of the sale.

Photo © J. Winslow

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August 2021

Offside front view during a test run in California.

Photo © J. Winslow

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August 2021

The replacement engine: a Cummins 5.9 litre B series installed within the last 10 years. It is coupled to a Dodge 3 speed transmission locked in high gear (1:1 drive) to act as a torque converter, which in turn is coupled to the original Wilson pre-select air operated 4 speed gearbox for gear changes.

Photo © J. Winslow

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August 2021

Lower saloon with original Midland General (vinyl or leather) seats which are blue with white edging

Photo © J. Winslow

July 2012: Pictured in 4th July parade of Piedmont, near Oakland, California by Thomas Hawk on Flickr

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September 2007

Sold from a scrapyard outside of Davis, the bus was got going and driven to a new home in the San Francisco Bay area. As of June 2008, plans include restoring and running the bus are progressing well.

Photo © J. Winslow

December 2004 - No longer at location below

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September 2002

Redlands, CA, USA

Said to have been here for around 10 years, and previously used by a travelling theatre company

Photo ©, and used with permission of, Brian Coney

By September 1985: with Argon Oil, Redlands, CA, USA

October 1968: With Newport National Bank, Newport Beach, CA, USA. Also reported with J.L. Woodford Junior, Newport Beach, CA, USA

7/1968: P.V.S. (Dealer), Canvey Island, UK

1968: Withdrawn

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May 1963

Pictured in Mansfield, in service on Midland General route C3

Photo used with permission of Omnicolour (full size print available from Omnicolour)

3/1950: Delivered new

UK registration number: ONU 638. For other bus identifying numbers (chassis, body etc) please see this table.

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