Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Leyland Gnu

The Gnu was introduced to the world at the 1937 Commercial Motor Show and its official designation was the TEC2. Five of these revolutionary coaches (HVW213-7) were delivered new to City Coach of Brentwood in Essex in August 1939 and numbered G2-6. They carried dual door 39 seat bodies by Duple.
Sadly the Gnu’s twin-steer arrangement did not find favour with operators and only 8 in total were built. A change to regulations allowing a 30ft PSV on 2 axles meant that the idea was soon dropped. (Source)
Image sources:
1. johnmightycat1 @ Flickr;
2-4. SCT61 Pages;
5. Austin7nut @ Flickr

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