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Austin: Buses

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Note: This is a sub-section of Austin

Austin had its own bus fleet for transporting staff for some years.

A smaller chassis was offered for a time in the 1920's, a conventional design with the engine mounted over and forward of the front axle. Bodied as a 17-seater bus with a four-speed gearbox and cost £775. Electric light was extra.

Austin did not appear in the PSV market until 1939 when the K series goods and passenger models were released.

Few K-types were built and production was soon switched to military requirements.

1947 Main passenger model was launched called the CX.

The last Austin's to be badged as such were the '440EA', a 19-seater with Ascough Clubman bodywork, and the '550FG' which formed the body of a small 24-seater coach originally from 1969.

By 1971 both these models were sold as Leyland Redlines.

List of Models

Sources of Information

  • [1] Wikipedia
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris