Willowbrook-bodied Seddons in service
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• The first two Seddon passenger chassis to be fitted with the Willowbrook Expressway body have now entered service with Monty Moreton Ltd, of Nuneaton. They are 12metre-long Pennine Vls, with turbocharged Perkins T6.354 engines, and the steel structure and design of the Willowbrook body make them equally suitable for coaching, town or stage-carriage work.
The all metal body of the Expressway is equipped with luxury seats and trim, while still qualifying for the "50 per cent grant" for stage-carriage vehicles. Folding doors at the front leave a 2ft I lin. wide doorway and, when fitted to the Seddon, four steps are provided, angled sufficiently to reach floor level just behind the front-mounted engine. Monty Moreton Ltd operates 21 coaches and buses in the Nuneaton area on stage carriage, express services and tours. The new Willowbrook" Expressways are the first Seddons to enter the fleet. They are 49-seaters, finished in white and red, with a decorative moulding scheme.
A Seddon Pennine VI with Willowbrook Expressway body will be on display in the demonstration park at the Commercial Motor Show at Earls Court next month.