Bus with Detachable Top
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AN outwardly normal double-decker, the top portion of which can be removed to provide an open compartment during fine weather, has been placed in service by the Gosport and Fareham Omnibus Co., Hoeford, near Fareham, Hants. When detached, the top is replaced by a surround 6 in. high on which a rail is fitted to comply with the Conditions of Fitness Regulations.
The bodywork, Which is framed in teak, was built by Reading and Co., Ltd., HiIsea, Portsmouth, Hants, on a Guy Arab chassis originally supplied to the operators in 1943, and which has a new clutch and engine. The vehicle has been appropriately named a "coach bus."
Heaters are incorporated in both the upper and lower saloons, and the platform is enclosed by a manually operated folding door.