Strachans and MCW for Sunderland
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TENDERS of Strachans (Coachbuilders) Ltd. and Metropolitan-Cammell-Weymann Ltd. for 10 single-deck bus bodies each have been accepted by Sunderland Corporation transport committee. The order with Strachans is a repeat, making a total of 46 bodies of this make under construction or on order for Sunderland's new one-man fleet. The 10 •MCW bodies, however, will be the first ever of this make to be supplied to Sunderland Corporation Transport.
Leyland Panthers already on order will form the basis for the Strachans bodies, which will be fitted at a cost of £3,712 each, whilst the MCW bodies will be mounted on Gardner-engined Bristol RE chassis already on order at a cost of £3,681 each.