Biggest order yet for BL
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BRITISH LEYLAND has won its most valuable export order ever, for 400 Atlantean buses for Iraq.
The order, with spares worth £12.5m, was signed by the chairman of the Baghdad Passenger Transport Service, Mr Abdul Tawab Al-Mulla Hiwaish.
The specification includes Leyland 680 engines, modified for operation in extremely high temperature, and five-speed semiautomatic transmissions. The chassis will be built at Leyland and the bodies at Park Royal. The bodies will be two-entrance 86 seaters with standing room for 1C passengers. Delivery will commence in 1975.
Baghdad has already hac considerable experience ot Leyland products, haviric been supplied in the past with 300 AEC Regents.