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LARGE numbers of new buses are to be bought by the Moscow transport authority in time for the 1980 Olympic Games, and Leyland Vehicles hopes to sell several National city buses to the Russian undertaking.
An 11.3m 48-seat two-door National is being exported through British buying and selling agent UMO Plant of Letchworth, the company which imports Kamaz lorries from Russia.
The demonstration vehicle, which is being sold to the Moscow undertaking, will have modified heating plant to cope with, severe Russian winters.
Over 6,000 Nationals have been built to date, including some for French, Jamaican, Dutch, South American, and Australian customers. Other export customers are being supplied with National derived B21 underframes built at Bristol.