Leyland psv for home and abroad
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• Orders for a total of 2300 psv chassis were received by British Leyland during the Commercial Motor Show. Largest single order came from Pakistan, which is to buy 1100 Leyland FF chassis built at BLMC's Bathgate works, and modified to take bus bodies.
Other orders include 45 Leyland Worldmaster chassis for Skopje; 36 Albion Viking VK55 rear-engined chassis for Australia; 36 Viking VK41 front-engined models for Singapore and 12 similar models for Fiji. Some 450 Albion Clydesdale and Viking psv chassis are to be supplied to mid-African and southern African countries as part of a .E6m order for BLMC vehicles.
Orders for the home market are led by Glasgow City Transport, which confirmed a contract for 200 Leyland Atlantean double-deck bus chassis (CM August 7). Also buying Leyland buses are Rossendale (5 Leopards); Caerphilly (3 Leopards); Preston (7 Panthers); Portsmouth (33 Atlantean did); Eastbourne (7 Atlantean did); and Grey-Green Coaches (20 Leopards).
Daimler Fleetline double-deckers have been ordered by Sheffield (55) and Warrington (6). A significant development is the receipt of orders for Leyland-engined Fleetlines from 12 operators, as follows: Southdown (15 33ft did); East Kent (15 30ft d /d); Western Welsh (11 30ft did); Leeds (30 33ft did); City of Oxford (14 30ft did); Hebble (3 30ft did); Yorkshire Woollen (9 30ft did); East Yorkshire (10 30ft d /d); Bradford (20 331t did); South Notts (2 30ft did); Teesside (19 30ft did); and Northampton (20 36ft single-deck).