MARSHALL Buses Cambridge since 1909 England UK


first chauffeured car

Marshall of Cambridge was established in 1909 by David Gregory Marshall, in a small lock-up garage in Brunswick Gardens, Cambridge as a chauffeur drive company, which was an immediate success and prompted the move to larger premises in Kings Street in 1910.

During the 1914-1918 War, the company’s premises, which had relocated to Jesus Lane in 1912 when the trade expanded to include selling cars, were used for servicing and repairing of vehicles required for the war effort.

Jesus Lane premises

A chance meeting with Sir Herbert (later Lord) Austin during the Great War when David Marshall’s reserved occupation was as a catering manager, resulted in Marshall being awarded the Distributorship for Austin in Cambridgeshire immediately after the war, although the formal contracts were not signed until 1920.

Austin car

Aviation was in its infancy and much of the enabling technology for successful powered flight was emerging through developments that started in automotive engineering. In fact the company’s first involvement in aviation dates back to 1912 when its mechanics helped repair the engine of a British Army airship, the Beta II, which had made an emergency landing in Jesus Green, Cambridge, just behind the Marshall garage.



It was David Marshall’s son, Arthur, who, having learned to fly after gaining an engineering degree at Jesus College, Cambridge in 1926, helped open a new aerodrome situated on the outskirts of the city beside the family home. From this airfield, known as Fen Ditton, flying training commenced in 1929 and a year later the Marshall Flying School was formed.

Business increased steadily through the 1930s until it became necessary to find a larger site, still close to the city, but allowing for the predicted expansion of activities that would be needed to train more pilots together with the engineering support for growing numbers of aircraft.

1937 Cambridge site

DGM and Sir Kingsley Wood

The company purchased the necessary farmland and in 1937 the new Cambridge Airport was officially opened by the then Secretary of State for Air, Sir Kingsley Wood. This was very opportune for re-armament was becoming an urgent national priority, along with the need for even more facilities for military aircrew training.

The opening of the Company’s second airfield presented Marshall with an opportunity to open a second garage, known as Airport Garage. Having been closed down as part of the war effort during the Second World War, both garages re-opened in 1945, with Jesus Lane concentrating on Austin Cars and Airport Garage focusing on Austin Trucks.mechanics

In 1938 a major flying training school for the RAF Volunteer Reserve was established by Marshall and training soon got into its stride with over 600 new RAF pilots trained before the Battle of Britain commenced. This increased in size and tempo so that by the end of the Second World War, the company had trained over 20,000 aircrew, including pilots, observers and flying instructors. The training scheme was universally adopted by the Royal Air Force in 1941 and continues to this day.

flying school trainees

Alongside this training, Marshall also modified and repaired over 5,000 aircraft, ranging in size and complexity from the Oxfords and Ansons of Flying Training Command to such front-line operational types as the Mosquito, Spitfire, Hurricane, Wellington and B-17. During the Second World War, the workforce was expanded to around 3,000, including many female workers.

Mosquito aeroplane 1944

Postwar, aerospace engineering work continued to generate new business, civil and military, with with many different types of aircraft passing through the company’s well-equipped hangars and workshops. Most of this work involved repairs, structural modifications and conversions, but also included final assembly of the last production batch of 65 de Haviland Venoms. Many Canberra bombers were modified over the years as were a number of Vickers aircraft, including the Valiant, Viking, Varsity, Valetta and Viscount. Marshall also developed its aircraft design and manufacturing facilities, becoming a natural sub-contractor to all the British aircraft manufacturing companies.

Venom aeroplane

Alongside its sister companies, Marshall Motor Group flourished in the post-war era and steadily grew to include garages in Peterborough in 1946 and Bedford a few years later, as well as a number of operations in smaller towns.

Peterborough premises

Marshall SV was founded in 1946 under the name of Marshall Motor Bodies Division. Following the Second World War, the reduction in aircraft work led to a diversification into vehicle body building. old vanAircraft fitters built the first bodies on commercial vehicle chassis which were sold to number of local and national companies including Chivers, Millers and Whitbread.

The early work of Marshall SV included refurbishment of London Transport buses, this led to the company going on to build over 90,000 vehicle bodies and more than 5,000 tactical shelters in over 200 configurations for the Ministry of Defence.MOD vehicle

police vanSome very early Marshall SV products included Black Marias for the Metropolitan Police, early state-of-the-art outside television broadcasting vehicles for the BBC, as well as radar vans for Marconi, ambulances for the Scottish Ambulance Service and military ambulances for the British Armed Forces.

bus productionDuring the 1950s and 1960s Marshall SV manufactured a wide range of buses; they took over bus production from Mulliners which led to the delivery of almost 5,000 buses. More recently the company built a number of buses for London Transport and other bus operating companies around the country.

1948 Marshall jesus-lane 1961 Leyland Leopard PSU3-1R's - 116 having a Marshall B51F body 1961 Marshall BET singledecker Leyland Leopard Southdown 1961 Southdown 659, 7659CD, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1-1 with Marshall B43F body 1961 Yorkshire Woollen 231, GHD750, AEC Reliance with Marshall 43 seat bodywork 1961 Yorkshire Woollen District 241, GHD760, was an AEC Reliance with Marshall B43F body 1962 Clynnog & Trefor 774NJO, a 1962 AEC Reliance with Marshall B53F body 1962 Southdown 655, 7655CD, the first of a batch of 10 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1-1 with Marshall B43F bodies, new in April 1962 1962 Wimpey, contractor, 7655CD, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1-1 from 1962 with Marshall B43F bodywork 1962 Yorkshire Woollen District 228, GHD747, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Marshall B43F body 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3-1 with Marshall B45F bodywork 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3-1R built with Marshall B53F bodywork 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3-1R with Marshall B53F bodywork. 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3-1R with Marshall bodywork 1963 Leyland PSU3 with Marshall Bodywork 1963 Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard ex East Kent but new to Southdown as their 680 in March 1963 Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard 1963 St Helens Corporation Transport Marshall bodied AEC Reliance 212 1963 Sunderland Corporation 48, WBR248, one of three Atkinson Alphas with Marshall body 1964 AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Marshall B53F bodywork 1964 AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Marshall bodywork 1964 AEC Reliance 128WNY of Thomas Bros., Port Talbot, seen in the original blue-green livery, was one of three with Marshall B53F bodies 1964 Leyland Leopard PSU3-1 with Marshall B53F body 1964 Leyland Leopard PSU3-1R built with Marshall B53F bodywork 1964 Lough Swilly 162, AUI7660, a Leyland Leopard PSU3-1R with Marshall B53F bodywork 1964 Marshall bodied AEC Reliance that had been new to Hebble 1964 Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3-1R and 205, ECK205E, a 1967 45 seat PSU3-4R again bodied by Marshall 1964 Primrose Valley TCP901, an AEC Reliance 590 2U3RA with Marshall B51F bodywork. 1964 Sunderland Corporation 48, WBR248, an Atkinson Alpha PM746HL with Marshall B45D bodywork 1965 AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Marshall B45F body 1965 AEC Reliance 2U3RA with a Marshall B53F body, next to Southdown 181, KCD181F, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3-3R Marshall B45F 1965 AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Marshall B53F body 1965 AEC Reliance with Marshall body 1965 Bedford VAL14s with Marshall B40C bodies 1965 Bedlington & District ARN574C (formerly Ribble 574), a Leyland Leopard PSU3-1R with Marshall B53F body 1965 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LXSD with Marshall B37F bodywork 1965 Daimler Fleetline Marshall back 1965 Daimler Fleetline Marshall 1965 Daimler Fleetline with Marshall B37F body 1965 Daimler Fleetlines when it took delivery of a batch with Marshall bodywork 1965 Former Maidstone and District S6, BKT821C, an AEC Reliance with Marshall B53F body 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3-1RT fitted with a Marshall 'Federation' B45F body a 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3-1RT fitted with a Marshall 'Federation' B45F body 1965 Leyland Leopard with Marshall B53F bodywork 1965 Leyland Panther-Marshall, YSC 448K 1965 Maidstone & District S10, BKT825C, AEC Reliance 2U3RA with a Marshall B53F body 1965 Marshall-bodied Bedford VAL, COD925C 1966 ey806 Leyland Panther PSUR1-2R with Marshall B49F 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU3-2 with Marshall B53F bodywork 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU3-4R with Marshall DP49F bodywork 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU4-4R built in 1966 with Marshall B44F bodywork 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU4-4R with Marshall 44 seat body 1966 Leyland Leopard PSU4A-4R with 44 seat Marshall bodywork Next to 665 is Harrington coach body 1961 1966 Leyland Panther PSUR1-2R with Marshall B49F bodywork 1966 Ribble bought a number of 30 foot Leyland Leopards with Marshall bodywork 1966 Southend Leyland Leopard 208, GJN508D shortly after delivery 1967 Bedford VAL14s with Marshall B40D body 1967 City of Oxford 634, GJO634F, was an A.E.C. MP2R Swift, one of five with Marshall B53F body 1967 Number 31 was a Marshall bodied bus, new 4 67 to Oldham (No. 117)  Transparency0104 1968 Bristol RESL6G with Marshall B43F body. 1968 Leyland Leopard Marshall PSU4A TVT 128G 1969 AEC Swift MP2R with Marshall B45D bodywork 1969 Bradford City Transport bought 5 AEC Swifts with Marshall dual door 1969 DBY427 - Leyland Leopard-Marshall B46F. Ex Maidsotne & District 3457 (GKE457L). Valetta 1969 Portsmouth 186, NTP186H, an AEC Swift with Marshall B42D bodywork 1970 East Midland Marshall B45F bodied AEC Swift O507, OAL507F, seen on a Chesterfield service. 1971 AEC Swift Marshall, St Albans, May 1976 1971 Blackpool switched to AEC Swifts in the late 1960s. 563, UFR563K. is a 1971 example with Marshall body 1971 East Midland O501, NAL501F, a Marshall B45F bodied AEC Swift seen in Chesterfield. 1971 Former St Helens Corporation 248, EDJ248J, an AEC Swift with Marshall B44D body 1971 Midland Red NBC bus 6444 Leyland Leopard Marshall CHA 444K 1973 AEC Swift 275, PDJ275L Marshall body 1973 Preston 237, AUE309J, one of a batch of Marshall Camair bodied Leyland Panther buses 1975 Western National Royal Blue Marshall Bristol LH6L NTT 320M March 1975 1976 Reliance but this time with Marshall bus bodywork 1977 Marshall doubledeck bodied Leyland Olympian for Yellow Buses Bournemouth 1978 Marshall bodied Dennis Dominator 1980 marshall darlington dennis 1980 saloon 76 dominator yvn76t camair 1993 Marshall C16 Mercedes Travel West Midlands 1993 Mercedes Benz 811D Marshall P229 EJW 1993 Mercedes-Benz 811D (T2 Mk2) Marshall C16, Wolverhampton 1993 Thamesway Mercedes O810D Marshall Originally Essex Buses 415 r415ypu 4101 GCN834G Leyland Panther-Marshall Northern A pair of Panthers owned by East Yorkshire with Marshall bodywork gat801d-lr AEC Reliances with Marshall 45 seat bus body pho596g Alder Valley Bristol RESL Marshall ex Southdown bedford-sb3-marshall-body-coach-45-ac-44 Bickers 105CUF, Leyland Leopard - Marshall. Ex Southdown BMC 550FGK .Marshall 29 seater bus.Ex-Gibralter Goverment Citibus Bristol RE Marshall Dennis Dart SLF Marshall Capital R636 VLX in Hilsea depot with few Mercedes - Benz buses DM Ealing 1997 Centrewest opted for Marshall Minibuses East Kent AEC Swift Marshall RJG 203G FBY708 - Bedford YRQ Marshall B45F (7-75). AWRE, Aldermaston. Valetta Bus Station hed08 Knotty ex St. Helens Corp. AEC Swift Marshall, EDJ 242J LCBS, AEC Swift, Marshall, (SMW 10) XCY 468J leaving St Albans garage logo Marshall bodied Daimler Fleetline BON472C Marshall DP49F. Odd man out in the Ribble fleet for over ten years was the first production Leyland Panther ACK774B lr Marshall Malta m122 Marshall Perkins fby722-1010020122 mIfsvTWXKO6eeP3tV8pLQ7w Nationals are seen with a Marshall bodied Bristol RE in Guildford Bus Station Nu-Venture R720 BNF short Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard HAC-628D.MRW St. Helens AEC Swift-Marshall, EDJ 244 The Marshall Camair was a rather stylish body introduced at the end of the sixties. a The Marshall Camair was a rather stylish body introduced at the end of the sixties. Warrington Marshall Dart 1 Warrington Marshall Dart SLF 1 WCountryliner MRM7 AE07 DZD WHalton Dart Evolution 1 WHalton Marshall Dart 1

Meanwhile in Marshall Aerospace, a new concrete runway was built in 1953, which was subsequently extended in 1971, and two years later the first of the very large hangars. This new accommodation could handle such aircraft as the Valiant, Britannia, Belfast and VC-10, but also, in more recent years, the Hercules.


In 1957 Marshall SV worked closely with the National Research and Development Corporation and Tom Bacon, the inventor of the fuel cell. The company and Tom Bacon successfully developed a three kilowatt fuel cell powered by hydrogen and oxygen which was demonstrated on an electrical forklift truck. This technology was later developed by Pratt and Witney in the United States and received an accolade from President Nixon when manned flight to the moon was made possible by the use of these fuel cells.Tom Bacon

The Vickers Viscount was the first turbo-prop airliner in the world and was introduced into service in 1953, with 244 of these aircraft modified at Marshall in the following two years. Marshall also modified a number of Mk 2 Comets, BEA’s fleet of four engined turboprop Vickers Vanguard aircraft and BOAC’s Britannia fleet.

Vickers Vanguard

The skills developed in the Aircraft Design office during the 1960s subsequently enabled Marshall Aerospace to undertake the design and manufacture of the Concorde droop nose and retracting visor in 1967, on behalf of the British Aircraft Corporation.

Concord nose

ejector seat testMarshall SV ‘s diverse manufacturing abilities were particularly well demonstrated in 1963 when they received an order from RAE Farnborough to manufacture expendable sleds to test ejector seats for aircraft. The sleds were of timber construction and powered by rocket motors capable of accelerating to around 500 mph. They ran on a rail system constructed at Pendine Sands and were truly expendable as they all finished up in the sea!

fuselage-stretch production

MOD vehicleMarshall Aerospace became the UK Designated company for the RAF C-130 K Hercules in 1966 and introduced the aircraft to RAF service. The company became a Sister Design Authority in 1988, and has supported the RAF fleet on a continuous basis since then. This has enabled Marshall Aerospace to win MOD engineering support contracts that have resulted in a continuous through-life association with Lockheed Martin and the C-130K Hercules. This has included complex fuselage-stretch production and major repair, modification and upgrades work for both the RAF and a large number of export customers also operating the aircraft.

1972 saw the launch of Marshall Thermo King, which specialises in the sales and after sales support of advanced, vehicle-mounted, temperature control units. With over 100 fully equipped mobile engineers on call 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year, operating from 10 depots across the UK, Marshall Thermo King offers unrivalled support to transport fleet operations across the country, including those for many of the UK’s largest retailers. Its sister company, Vehicle & Tail lift Repairs (VTR), complements the business offering, specialising in the service and maintenance of commercial vehicle tail lifts.

space sledIn 1978 Marshall Aerospace won a contract from the European Space Agency to design and manufacture a space sled for medical research in order to find ways of alleviating the problems of space motion sickness experienced by some astronauts and to provide possible training methods for conditioning the human balancing system. In 1985 the sled flew for 7 days in Challenger from the Kennedy Space Centre and covered 121 orbits of the earth.

Rover dealershipThe nationalisation and subsequent privatisation of the British motor manufacturing industry during the 60s/70s/80s saw Marshall’s franchise base broaden to include most of the well-known British marques: Austin, Morris, Rover, Jaguar, Triumph, Land Rover, Leyland, Rolls Royce Bentley and Aston Martin.

The air support of the Expeditionary Forces during the Falklands Conflict in 1982 was only made possible because of the installation by Marshall of air-to-air refuelling receiver equipment in RAF Hercules aircraft. This vital modification was designed, manufactured, installed and flight trialled within 14 days, with the first aircraft in operational service within 3 weeks from the initial design request. Following this, the company modified 6 Hercules as tanker aircraft which remained in service until 1995. This hangar also accommodated DC10, MD11 and Boeing 747 aircraft.

air-to-air refuelling

TriStar freighterThe Falklands campaign clearly identified the requirement for a long range strategic tanker for the RAF and, in 1983, Marshall built its largest hangar to accommodate the contract to convert civil TriStars for RAF use as both freighter and tanker aircraft for which Marshall Aerospace became the Sister Design Authority.

The TriStars played a key role in the 1990-1991 Gulf War and Marshall provided substantial support through essential design work for operational modifications together with maintenance and the overnight painting of two TriStars into desert pink camouflage.

pink TriStar

RAF TriStarThe company has also converted a number of passenger TriStar aircraft for use as civil freighters in the United States. Both the Hercules and TriStar remain in front-line RAF service and Marshall continues to provide full engineering support with major modification and upgrade contracts.

air-to-air refuelling

From the 1960s to the end of the 1990s Marshall SV worked on a wide range of projects, including the manufacture of a large number of support vehicles for the Armed Forces, including in particular bodies for Bedford Trucks, later bought out by Marshall SV.

Special Ops Lad Rover - desert

The company also built special vehicles for the Queen’s Flight and the RAF’s Support Harrier Force; the first air portable containers for the Rapier Weapon System developed by the British Aircraft Corporation; specially modified vehicles for the Special Air Service (SAS); engineering mock-ups of armoured command vehicles and armoured signal vehicles for the Fighting Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (FVRDE).

army ambulanceThe company continued to build ambulances – for the Dutch Army as well as the British Army; developed the construction of a highly modified Land Rover chassis for the Armed Forces, including gunship installations; supplied special vans to Cambridgeshire Constabulary for police dog handlers; and even a racing car transporter for BRM.

Shelters were in great demand and the company received numerous orders from the British Aircraft Corporation and the Army.

cargo vehicleTowards the end of the 1990s, building on their earlier reputation, Marshall SV developed and manufactured curtain sided vehicles for Green King and Whitbread. The cargo vehicle building business continued from strength to strength with orders received for several thousand vehicles.

It was also at this time that the concept for the DROPS Flatrack was born, utilising the expertise of both Motor Bodies and the Aircraft Division for the design. Over 10,000 of these unique units were supplied to the MOD and these have subsequently been demonstrated during both Gulf Wars. DROPS flatrack

Power Pack Repair FacilitiesMarshall SV has also been prime contractor for the supply of Mobile Field Hospitals, Power Pack Repair Facilities and Mobile Bakeries.

TriStar to carry Pegasus rocketsIn 1992 Marshall Aerospace was selected by Orbital Sciences Corporation in the USA to perform the design and conversion of a TriStar to carry Pegasus rockets to launch satellites, with the first satellite successfully launched in 1995.

The rapid expansion of regional aircraft in the 1990s led to Marshall undertaking repair and overhaul work on BAe 146 aircraft for a number of airlines, including Virgin, and The Royal Squadron for use by HM the Queen.

Virgin aeroplane

In 1995 Marshall Motor Group pioneered the development of purpose-built multi-franchise operations with the opening of the Marshall Car Centre on Newmarket Road in Cambridge, utilising land already owned by the company.

car centre

With a large dedicated used car operation, a 60,000ft2 parts warehouse and 8 franchise specific showrooms and workshops, this innovative new concept led the warehouse

Following on from the appointment as the Cessna Citation Service Centre for the UK in 1974, Marshall continues to this day to carry out routine servicing and maintenance on a wider range of Cessna executive jets.

inside hangar

Continuing its expansion into the civil market, from 1998 Marshall Aerospace saw over 100 British Airways and a number of Lufthansa 747 aircraft through the hangars at Cambridge, for modifications ranging from crew rest areas, first class enhancements, interior refurbishment and even the painting of the tail fins to remove the then controversial BA logo!parts warehouse

The company holds a wide range of authorisations to work on a range of executive and commercial aircraft from light aircraft to Cessna Citations to Boeing 777s. On the maintenance side, the company’s expertise extends from routine daily maintenance to a full aircraft depot check, and modifications can range from a basic instrument change to a complete avionics warehouse

With the British Armed Forces’ shift from a Cold War emphasis to Rapid Reaction Expeditionary Force, Marshall SV’s military business has evolved in recent years from Equipment Manufacturer to Systems Integrator. Today, the military business is centred on providing rapidly deployable systems for the UK MoD and military customers worldwide, for use in a wide range of situations and extreme environments as well as for humanitarian operations and by the United Nations.

inside hangar

Since 2000 Marshall SV has developed a number of new and innovative projects. These include a range of modular medical facilities have been developed for the National Health Service and supplied to several hospitals, including a number of operating theatre and clinic units for Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Incident Response Units and Prime Mover vehicle systems have been designed and manufactured for use by the Fire Service and solutions developed for the deployment of counter-measures equipment to satisfy the UK Government’s National Resilience program

Incident Response Units

Marshall SV has also designed Integrated Ground Stations for the Army’s Stand-off Radar (ASTOR) project and the Battlefield Communications project (Cormorant). The company is currently engaged in the manufacture of Ground Station Shelters for the MoD’s Watchkeeper surveillance UAV (unmanned air vehicle) programme and is involved in the manufacture of ground-launched low cost surveillance UAVs.UAV

100 years on from the humble beginnings of the Marshall Group, Marshall Executive Chauffeur is still in business, operating a fleet of long wheelbased Jaguars, and offering a reliable and confidential service for stress free door to door travel, with experienced, uniformed chauffeurs and an expert knowledge of London, for both business and personal travel.

Jaguar cars

The Cambridge Aero Club is one of the longest established flight training schools in the world and has been training pilots for more than sixty years. The Aero Club operate a fleet of five Cessna 172SPs, an Extra 200, and a Piper PA23 Aztec, and can provide courses in JAR PPL, NPPL, IMC, Night, Tailwheel, Advanced, and Formation flying.UAV

Marshall Executive Aviation offers private aircraft charter using Cessna Citation Bravos, a Citation XLS and a Bombardier Challenger 300. Private aircraft charter gives the ultimate flexibility and control, together with significant time savings, enhanced levels of security and strict confidentiality.


Marshall Motor Group is a Top 10 dealer group and the second largest privately owned dealer group in the UK and operates on the principle of delivering a flexible and personal service to all of its customers, just as David Marshall did when he started out in 1909.

In 2006, 60 years on from its beginnings, history repeated itself as Marshall SV, through its Vehicle Engineering subsidiary, began work on a project to supply the MoD with 7,000 Support Vehicles, based on a MAN chassis, to replace the Army’s existing fleet with a lighter and stronger truck which will last long into the future.

Marshall SV

In 2005, Airbus Military awarded Marshall Aerospace a contract to carry out risk reduction flight trials for the Europrop International TP400-D6 Turboprop engine, to be fitted to the Airbus A400M Military Transporter. As part of the project, an instrumented engine and propeller was fitted to a modified C-130 aircraft, and the modified aircraft was flown for approximately 100 hours to examine in-flight characteristics.

Airbus A400M Military Transporter

Taking Marshall Aerospace into the 21st Century, was the MOD announcement, on May 31, 2006, of the placing of a £1.52 billion prime contract with Marshall Aerospace, to provide long-term in-depth Hercules maintenance and support at Cambridge and the main RAF operating base, within a partnership with Lockheed Martin and Rolls-Royce.

Hercules aeroplane

2009 saw the centenary of the Marshall Group of Companies, as well as the 80th anniversary of Marshall’s association with aviation.

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MCV Bus and Coach

Type Private (?)
Predecessor(s) Marshall Bus
Founded 2002
Headquarters ElyEngland
Products Bus bodies
Parent Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles (MCV)
01 Countryliner MRM7 AE07 DZD

MCV Evolution owned byCountryliner, at the 2007 Cobham bus rally

02 Halton Dart Evolution 1

Offside view of an Evolution

MCV Bus and Coach is a British manufacturer of bus bodies founded in late 2002 after buying the assets of defunct bus builder Marshall Bus who closed down in the summer of that year. It is a subsidiary of the Egyptian Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles.


MCV started production with a batch of 5 Dennis Darts for Warrington Borough Transport and were built to the Capital design. However at this time TransBus (who produced the Dart and other Dennis products) didn’t want any other bodybuilders for the chassis as they were to sell them as complete TransBus products (i.e. Darts with Pointer bodies etc.), so these remained a one off. MCV looked at a few other chassis to body before deciding they would body on the MAN 14.220, the bodywork for this was based on the Capital design, but with a new front end, and being adapted to work with this heavy duty chassis, it was renamed the Stirling and was launched in 2003. It was later added to the shorter 12.220.



  1. Jump up^ Busride Magazine Volume 2008, Issue 3 “Letter From Europe”

Marshall Bus

1 Halton Marshall Dart 1

A typical Marshall product, a Capital-bodied Dennis Dart SLF, with the later Marshall Capital 2 body, operated by Halton Transport

Marshall Bus was a British bus manufacturer between 1992 and 2002. The company’s most popular product was the Marshall Capital, which was a single-decker bus body built between 1997 and 2003. It was typically built on the Dennis Dart SLF chassis, but was also used for other chassis types and to re-body older chassis.

In 2002, Marshall went into administration and shortly after closed. Thereafter, MCV Bus and Coach bought the design rights for the Capital body and they continued production for a short while before its successor MCV Stirling was introduced. All proceeds from the sale went to the heir of the initial designer, Andrea Marshall.

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Buses bodybuilder MAES Belgium



1947 Maes DiamondT België

1947 Maes DiamondT België

1947 Maes Liberty B

1947 Maes Liberty B

1947 Maes Studebaker België

1947 Maes Studebaker België

1948 Maes Berliet B

1948 Maes Berliet B

1948 Maes Citroën B

1948 Maes Citroën B

1948 Maes interieur B

1948 Maes Citroën interieur B

1948 Maes Mack B

1948 Maes Mack B

1948 Maes Reo B

1948 Maes Reo B

1948 Maes Studebaker B

1948 Maes Studebaker B

1948 Maes Volvo B

1948 Maes Volvo B

1949 Maes Chevrolet B

1949 Maes Chevrolet B

1949 Maes Reo B

1949 Maes Reo B

1950 Maes Pallieter 3 B

1950 Maes Pallieter 3 B

1951 Maes Brossel B

1951 Maes Brossel B

1951 Maes Delahaye B

1951 Maes Delahaye B

It is a pitty that the tramsportmuseum Belgium does not excist anymore. So I can’t say more about MAES Busbuilders

Buses bodybuilders CARRUS Vantaa Finland



 Where does the word Carrus come from?
It means Chariot, or Car

Carrus , a Finnish manufacturer of bus bodies entirely in stainless steel .

Carrus was formed in 1989 by bodybuilders Ajokki , Delta Plan and wiima pooled. Ilmari Mustonen, the owner of wiima, bought up Ajokki 1987. Ajokki had already bought the Delta Plan, Erikoiskori and Kiitokori . All five companies were now together in 1989 and the new company was named Carrus. The headquarters was at wiima in Vantaa .

Volvo Carrus (troms bus)

Volvo Carrus (troms bus)


2001 Carrus Star 502 at Volvo B10M chassis

2001 Carrus Star 502 at Volvo B10Mchassis

Carrus then had five factories:

  • Wiima in Vantaa (city buses, ie Carrus City)
  • Ajokki in Tampere (regional buses, for example Carrus Fifty, Carrus Vega , Carrus Vector and Carrus Regal)
  • Delta Plan in Lieto (tourist and long-distance buses, ie Carrus Star Family)
  • Erikoiskori in Iisalmi (special vehicles, such as mobile libraries)
  • Kiitokori in Causal (special vehicles, such as mobile libraries)

Erikoiskori was closed in 1991 and specialized manufacturing concentrated Kiitokori. Kiitokori was not sold to Volvo, and it is still owned by Ilmari Mustonen. Some models (at least Fifty and Vega) was built in Vantaa, Tampere plant had insufficient capacity. Kiitokori built also often common Carrus buses (eg Fifty) rather late in the period, when Carrus own factories could not handle it all themselves. This happened as recently as 2000, when Volvo had already bought up all the Carrus while Kiitokori was an independent private company. Kiitokori did not comply with the Volvo, but is still a privately owned company.

1998 was bought Carrus up entirely of Volvo Bus Corporation, and in August 2001 was the Vantaa plant down completely. 2002 ended Carrus build buses for other chassis than Volvo.

1996 opened Carrus also a factory in Wrocław in Poland. A large part of the Carrusbussar available in Sweden today are made ​​in Poland.

Carrus was September 30, 2008, part of the Volvo Group and was known as Volvo Bus Finland OY.

Main models they made ​​was 8700 (regional bus / county transport bus with Volvo B7R or Volvo B12M chassis) and 9700 which is a direct development of the old Delta / Carrus Star from former Delta Plan . 7700 was built in Poland, 8700 in Poland and in Tampere and 9700 in Lieto and in Tampere.

On 1 October 2008, Volvo sold body plant in Turku to a group of Finnish investors and managers from Volvo Bus Finland OY. Under the agreement took buyers throughout the plant, including the approximately 300 employees.

The new name is Carrus Delta Oy . A five-year agreement has been concluded with Volvo to only get produce model 9700 on Volvo chassis. The production of 8700 was moved entirely to the Volvo plant in Poland. so also the production of 9700 to countries other than the Nordic countries.

It is however at Carrus Delta Oy free to develop and manufacture their own body models supplied in other chassis than Volvo.

1990 MAN Carrus Wiima K202 nestekaasu 1990 Scania N113 CLB Carrus-Wiima K 202 matala 1991 Carrus Star 21 (Erikoiskori)  MAN 10.180 HOCL, nro 91315 AFT-980, vuodelta 1991 MAN Carrus Wiima K202 nestekaasu 1991 Scania N113 CLB Carrus-Wiima K 202 matala 1991 Volvo B10M Carrus City 1992 CARRUS 204L (CITY L) IM000857.JPG 1992 Scania N113 CLB (matala)city l cnx04 1992 Volvo B10B LMF Carrus-Wiima K 202 puolimatala(lage vloer) 1993 Carrus Express Estland 1993 Carrus Fifty Volvo B10M-65B 1993 Volvo B10B LE (matala) city l sta03 1993 Volvo B10M Carrus City 1994 Carrus City M Estland 1994 Carrus Classic 1994 Scania N113 CLL (matala) city l hkl03 1994 Volvo B10B LMF Carrus Fifty a 1994 Volvo B10B LMF Carrus Fifty b 1994 Volvo B10B LMF Carrus Fifty c 1995 Carrus Fifty Estland 1995 Carrus Star 602 Volvo B12, nro 95302 TGM-484, vuodelta 1995 Scania L113 TLL (matala teli) city l teli hkl04 1995 Volvo Carrus City L 1996 Carrus City U nivel Articulated Volvo 1996 CARRUS CITY U NIVEL 1996 Scania Carrus City M 1996 Volvo B10B LE Currus City l cnx11 1996 Volvo b10B LMF Carrus City M 1996-97 CARRUS CITY M 1997 Carrus Vega L Estland 1998 Carrus City L Estland 1998 Volvo Carrus city u cng hkl02 1999 Carrus City U maakaasu Volvo 1999 Carrus Regal Finland 2000 Scania City L 04 2000 Volvo B10B 6x2 CNG Carrus City L maakaasuteli 2001 Carrus Star 502 at Volvo B10M chassis 2001 Volvo B10L Carrus City U 2003 Carrus 8700LE Zweden 2003 Volvo B10L  Carrus City U 2003 Volvo B10L Carrus City U a 2003 Volvo B10L Carrus City U 2006 Volvo 9700S B12M & 2001 Volvo B10M  Carrus Star 302 carrus city l fin Carrus City L maakaasuteli city l teli cng con01 Volvo Carrus City L teli city l teli cnx01 Scania Carrus City L, Connex 166 Carrus City U -kuvasivu city u hkl01 Volvo Carrus City U maakaasu city u cng hkl01 Volvo Carrus fifty wl01 Volvo Carrus logo Carrus Rusland Carrus Volvo city l midi cnx01 1996 carrus volvo finland Coach Volvo Carrus 302 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Racebus, Volvo Carrus Superstar Scania CARRUS FIFTY Volvo B12 - Carrus Star 602. 57+1 persons turistbus (13,7 m). Air-condition Volvo B12 Carrus B12 Volvo Carrus (troms bus) VOLVO CARRUS 9700 H B

Buses T KNUDSEN Karosserifabrikk Norway

T. Knudsen Karosserifabrikk



Logo T Knudsen Karosseriefabrikk


The start was end 1800 and it closes 1971

Volvo T Knudsen karosserifabrik foto

Volvo T Knudsen karosserifabrik K-5516

My great-grandfather, Tobias Knudsen, started the company in the late 1800s. Then called the T. Knudsen Vognfabrikk. The factory began producing hestekarjoler. The factory was located in Kvadraturen in Kristiansand. After some time my grandfather, Trygve Knudsen, factory. He realized that the future lay in motorized carts, and production resulted in a significant number of buses until it was discontinued in 1971. Factory were located in the upper quarter, in Church Street, but moved to the Queens street where it was erected a factory building. In recent years kept the factory to a larger factory building at Eastern Beach Gate 84 at Otras bank. The last period in the plant’s history was marked by deliveries to the Swedish bus companies because of the transition to “H Day” (from left-to right-hand traffic as happened in 1967). Buses to Sweden was then fitted with doors on the right side in addition to the temporary door on the left. It is said that Kristiansand Karosserifabrikk was the first in Norway to produce articulated buses

 VOLVO TknudsenkarosseriVOLVO T  knudsen karosseri
T. Knudsen Karosserifabrikk AS

Tobias Knudsen
1969 NN 17546 Mercedes 1113 T Knudsen Karosserifabrikk tot 1992
1969 NN 17546 Mercedes 1113 T Knudsen Karosserifabrikk tot 1992 © Tore Jensen
Trygve Knudsen

Buss produsert ved T. Knudsen Karosserifabrikk AS.

1962 Scania-Vabis B75-58LV with 11.14 metre 36 seat coachwork by the Repstad Brothers.

1962 Scania-Vabis B75-58LV with 11.14 metre 36 seat coachwork by the T Knudsen Karosserifabrikk.
Interiør i en buss produsert ved T. Knudsen Karosserifabrikk AS.
1962 Scania-Vabis B75-58LV with 11.14 metre 36 seat coachwork by the Repstad Brothers
1962 Scania-Vabis B75-58LV with 11.14 metre 36 seat coachwork + interior by the T Knudsen Karosserifabrikk.
ND 67385 T Knudsen Karosseriefabrik
ND 67385 T Knudsen Karosseriefabrik © Tore Jensen
1956 Volvo L375-07 goods chassis with a 29 seat bus body by T. Knudsen.
1956 H 15724 Volvo Karosserifabrikk T. Knudsen
NN 17545, Scania-Vabis T Knudsen Karosserifabrik Tore Jensen
NN 17545, Scania-Vabis T Knudsen Karosserifabrik © Tore Jensen
1957 K-3174 is a Volvo B725-05 with Knudsen 36-seat coachwork
1957 K-3174 is a Volvo B725-05 with Knudsen 36-seat coachwork
Scania vabis Geledebus T Knudsen Karosserifabrik Tore Jensen
1968 Scania vabis Geledebus T Knudsen Karosserifabrik © Tore Jensen
1961 T-8648 is a 1961 Volvo B615-97 with a Knudsen 41-seat bus body.
1961 T-8648 is a Volvo B615-97 with a Knudsen 41-seat bus body.
1963 T Knudsen 1163bfrv
1963 T Knudsen 1163bfrv
Scania Vabis T Knudsen Karosserifabrikk
Scania Vabis T Knudsen Karosserifabrikk PX 14213
1963 Volvo T Knudsen Kar.Fabrikk 1163be
1963 Volvo T Knudsen Kar.Fabrikk 1163be
T Knudsen Karosseriefabrik
T Knudsen Karosseriefabrik
1968 Scania Vabis T Knudsen Kar.fabrikk.1171b-68-004
1968 Scania Vabis T Knudsen Kar.fabrikk.1171b-68
1968 Scania Vabis TKnudsen 1171a-68-004
1968 Scania Vabis T Knudsen Kar.fabrikk.1171b-68
1968 TKnudsen Karosseriefabrikk 1171ab-68-004
1968 Scania Vabis T Knudsen Kar.fabrikk.1171b-68
1970 Scania Vabis T Knudsen 1170b
1970 Scania Vabis T Knudsen 1170b
Scania Vabis Front B O T Knudsen 1102fa Scania Vabis GELEDEBUS back T Knudsen 1102ab Scania Vabis GELEDEBUS T Knudsen 1102ab Scania Vabis Geledebus T Knudsen 1171bh Scania Vabis Geledebus T Knudsen K F 1102a T Knudsen 1240-H-15700tilND95686asomb T. Knudsen Karosserifabrikk. Fra Wikipedia Larsnes 4 T. Knudsen Karosserifabrikk. Fra Wikipedia Volvo Bus T Knudsen Karosserifabrik 1163a Volvo Kar.F Knudsen 1163bc VOLVO T KNUDSEN 2 1198a Volvo T Knudsen 0932-K-3188b Volvo T Knudsen 1198ab Volvo T Knudsen K F 0844b Volvo T Knudsen Kar.F 0844-K-3185a Volvo T Knudsen Karr. F 0844a VOLVO Tknudsenkarosseri Volvo-busser fra 60-tallet, muligens en B54, ikke sikker på hvilken karosserifabrikk -Knudsen VOLVOTKNUDSEN1198b Volvo-T-Knudsen-karosseri-BudAuto-1-hh Volvo-T-Knudsen-karosseri-BudAuto-3-hh
six new found pictures
1954 Scania-Vabis B62V with 37 seat coachwork by T. Knudsen 1966 Scania Vabis L36S levert som buss til Åmot-Engerdal Bilselskap fra T.Knudsen karosserifabrikk 1967 1967 mod, bygd ved T. Knudsen Karosserifabrikk 1967 Volvo B57-60 mod med karosseri fra T. Knudsen Karosserifabrikk i Kristiansand 1967 Volvo B57-60 with combined 26 seat bus-goods bodywork by T. Knudsen. 1978 Scania BF111S-59 kombinertbuss
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Buses bodybuilders KUSTERS + LEMMENS The Netherlands


Kusters logo


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1938 Kusters Venlo


VDL Bus Venlo

 VDL Bus Venlo (voorheen VDL Kusters) produceert mini- & midibussen voor tour- en openbaar vervoer, politievoertuigen, taxibussen, luchthavenvervoer en speciaal vervoer zoals bussen voor gehandicaptenvervoer en VIP-bussen in alle mogelijke uitvoeringen. Het bedrijf is tevens gespecialiseerd in de reparatie van autoschade aan personen- en bedrijfswagens.

Kusters werd opgericht in juli 1921 als koetsenfabriek aan de Zuidsingel te Venlo. Later werden dit houten carrosserieën voor bussen ten behoeve van het vervoer van mijnwerkers. Na het sluiten van de mijnen moest dit bedrijf zich aanpassen aan de markt. Het bedrijf heeft zich in de loop der jaren gespecialiseerd in het ombouwen en inrichten van mini- en midibussen van 8 tot 30 personen en voert bovendien schadeherstel uit.In 1992 werd Kusters overgenomen door de Berkhof Groep, dat in 1998 werd overgenomen door de VDL Groep. Sinds 2005 is het onderdeel van de busdivisie VDL Bus & Coach. De merknaam Kusters is in 2010 verdwenen en vervangen door het merk VDL.


VDL Mercedes Benz BusVDL Kusters Midcity

VDL Mercedes Benz Kusters Parade

1934 Ford V8 - Kusters & Lemmens  BBA 63 Autobus SVA 63 erfg  1934 Ford V8 – Kusters & Lemmens BBA 63 Autobus SVA 63 erf

Kusters Mid-City

Buses Bodybuilder KÖNIG The Haque The Netherlands


In de lijst van kleine carrosseriebouwers behoord ook het bedrijf van A.J. König, gevestigd in Den Haag. Het bedrijf heeft bestaan heeft van 4 april 1954 tot in het begin van de jaren ’60. In die korte periode heeft het een pioniersrol gespeeld door moderne productieprocessen en verkoopmethoden. De aanvankelijke bedrijfsnaam Carrosseriefabriek König v/h Pennock heeft men al snel laten vallen.

1954 Baaren van 9 DAF König1954 Baaren van 9 DAF König

Het bedrijf van A.J. König is te beschouwen als de voortzetting van die van twee andere busbouwers, Pennock in Den Haag en Jongerius te Utrecht (beide bedrijven in 1954 geliquideerd). König vestigde zich in het fabriekspand van Pennock aan de Weteringkade in Den Haag en nam van beide bedrijven personeel, materialen en werktuigen over.

1954 Bruyns 20 Ford König1954 Bruyns 20 Ford König

De technische leiding kreeg ir. V.J.J. Zweypfennig. Deze was afkomstig van Jongerius en oorspronkelijk vliegtuigbouwkundige. Hij paste bij de bussenbouw moderne principes toe. Zo werd de buscarrosserie gebouwd uit naadloos getrokken vierkante stalen buizen. De beplating werd niet op het frame geschroefd, maar d.m.v. puntlassen. Gekromde beplating werd niet gebogen, maar m.b.v. een pers van 500 ton voorgevormd. Door de voorfabricage van onderdelen kan men van een vroege vorm van modulaire bouw spreken. Voor sommige onderdelen werd polyester toegepast. Ook experimenteerde Zweypfennig al vroeg met airconditioning. Op het model Atlantic (wat hij bij Jongerius had ontwikkeld) bouwde hij bij König voort.

1954 Habo 7 König-Bedford1954 Habo 7 König Bedford

Ook in commercieel opzicht sloeg König nieuwe wegen in. De eerste bussen rolden in 1955 uit de fabriek. Ze waren besteld door de handelaar Hendriks uit Helmond. Deze liet grote aantallen bussen bouwen en verkocht die vervolgens, onder de naam Hentocar, door aan busbedrijven. Aanvankelijk had hij zijn orders bij Jongerius geplaatst, maar na het faillissement van dat bedrijf werd hij klant bij König. Zijn werkwijze was nieuw voor Nederland, doordat hij gestandaardiseerde bussen liet bouwen. De vervoerders kochten dus een bijna kant-en-klare bus, waaraan zij hun eigen inrichting, kleuren en huisstijl konden geven. Tot dan toe waren bussen altijd op bestelling gebouwd, waarbij voor elke klant in overleg tot een passend ontwerp werd gekomen voordat de bouw kon beginnen. Door de veel goedkopere seriebouw verwierf König zich al direct een sterke concurrentiepositie t.o.v. traditioneel werkende Nederlandse carrosseriebouwers (zoals Smit Appingedam, Medema, Groenewold, Domburg, Van Rooijen en Roset).

1954 KVD 10 Köning Büssing1954 KVD 10 Köning Büssing

Niet alleen via Hentocar, maar bedrijven konden ook zelf rechtstreeks bij König bussen “van de toonbank” aanschaffen en daarmee veel geld en tijd besparen. Het ging hierbij vooral om touringcars op chassis van merken als DAF, Bedford, Mercedes-Benz en Volvo. Door de gestandaardiseerde bouw verschilden deze bussen (met type-aanduidingen als Benelux ’56) nauwelijks van elkaar. Dit ongeacht het merk. Ook heeft König kleine aantallen bussen geleverd aan diverse particuliere lijndienstondernemers in het openbaar vervoer. Aan het eind van de jaren ’50 waren er meer dan 300 König-bussen in Nederland. Een relatief groot aantal dat in slechts enkele jaren was bereikt. Verreweg de meeste touringcarbedrijven hadden wel één of meer König-bussen in hun wagenpark. Ook was er een bescheiden exportsucces door de bouw van 15 bussen voor Uruguay.

1954 Lammertink 14 König Daf 11954 Lammertink 14 König Daf 1

In de praktijk bleek het König-product tekortkomingen te hebben. Waarschijnlijk gingen de lage prijs en de korte levertijd ten koste van de kwaliteit. Grote problemen met corrosie beperkten de levensduur. Begin 1960 staakte König de bussenbouw. De fabriek is daarna nog enige jaren blijven bestaan en legde zich toe op de bouw van o.a. caravans. De Hentocars voor handelaar Hendriks werden inmiddels vervaardigd door de Belgische bouwer Van Hool.

1954-59 bax 6 könig daf1958 Bax 6 König Daf

De periode König in de bussenbouw heeft slechts enkele jaren geduurd, maar de productiewijze en de commerciële aanpak van deze fabriek zijn inmiddels algemeen aanvaard.
1954-59 Blok 5 König-Mercedes1954-59 Blok 5 König-Mercedes Benz
1954-59 Blok 6 DAF König

1954-59 Blok 6 DAF König

1954-59 Brouwer 7 König Daf1954-59 Brouwer 7 König Daf

1954-59 Bruyns 22 Scania Vabis König

1954-59 Bruyns 22 Scania Vabis König

1954-59 Bruyns 26 König-Daf1954-59 Bruyns 26 König-Daf

1954-59 Dijk  W-van 17 König-Daf1954-59 Dijk W-van 17 König-Daf

1954-59 Dusseldorp 19 König-Scania-Vabis1954-59 Dusseldorp 19 König-Scania-Vabis

1954-59 Ebato 25 König-Mercedes1954-59 Ebato 25 König-Mercedes Benz

1954-59 Egberts 121954-59 Egberts 12 König

1954-59 Egberts 14 König DAF1954-59 Egberts 14 König DAF

1954-59 Egberts 17 König1954-59 Egberts 17 König

1954-59 Egten-Blok van 6 König Daf1954-59 Egten-Blok van 6 König Daf

1954-59 Enhabo 43 König1954-59 Enhabo 43 König

1954-59 Enhabo 44 2 König1954-59 Enhabo 44 2 König

1954-59 Enhabo 46 König Scania Vabis1954-59 Enhabo 46 König Scania Vabis

1954-59 ESA 96 DAF König1954-59 ESA 96 DAF König

1954-59 Gerwen van 24 König Daf1954-59 Gerwen van 24 König Daf

1954-59 Groeneveld 97 König1954-59 Groeneveld 97 König Austin

1954-59 GTW-lado 18 König-Daf1954-59 GTW-lado 18 König-Daf

1954-59 Haas de 50 Mercedes Benz König1954-59 Haas de 50 Mercedes Benz König

1954-59 Hofstad 4 König-Volvo1954-59 Hofstad 4 König-Volvo

1954-59 Hofstad 5 König-Volvo1954-59 Hofstad 5 König-Volvo

1954-59 Hotam 23 König-Volvo1954-59 Hotam 23 König-Volvo

1954-59 Huizing 15 König-Mercedes Benz1954-59 Huizing 15 König-Mercedes Benz

1954-59 Jansen 17 König-Daf1954-59 Jansen 17 König-Daf

1954-59 Jong de 77 König-Daf1954-59 Jong de 77 König-Daf

1954-59 Kemcars 4 König Bedford1954-59 Kemcars 4 König Bedford

1954-59 Kool K 21 König Austin1954-59 Kool K 21 König Austin

1954-59 Kras 18 König-Daf1954-59 Kras 18 König-Daf

1954-59 KVD 3 König-Daf1954-59 KVD 3 König-Daf

1954-59 Lad 29 König-Daf 11954-59 Lad 29 König-Daf 1

1954-59 Lad 29 König-Daf 21954-59 Lad 29 König-Daf 2

1954-59 Lad 36 König-Daf 11954-59 Lad 36 König-Daf 1

1954-59 Lado 17 König-Mercedes Benz1954-59 Lado 17 König-Mercedes Benz

1954-59 Lammertink 8 1 König1954-59 Lammertink 8 1 König Bedford

1954-59 Lammertink 14 König Daf 21954-59 Lammertink 14 König Volvo 2

1954-59 Lijster 17 en 18 König1954-59 Lijster 17 en 18 König

1954-59 Lindbergh 65 König Daf 11954-59 Lindbergh 65 König Daf 1

1954-59 Lindbergh 65 König Daf 21954-59 Lindbergh 65 König Daf 2

1954-59 Merkus 68 König-Mercedes Benz1954-59 Merkus 68 König-Mercedes Benz

1954-59 Merkus 70 König-Mercedes Benz1954-59 Merkus 70 König-Mercedes Benz

1954-59 Merkus 81 König-Mercedes Benz1954-59 Merkus 81 König-Mercedes Benz

1954-59 Merkus 84 König-Mercedes Benz1954-59 Merkus 84 König-Mercedes Benz

1954-59 Merkus 85 König-Mercedes1954-59 Merkus 85 König-Mercedes

1954-59 Merkus 91 König-Mercedes Benz1954-59 Merkus 91 König-Mercedes Benz

1954-59 Merkus 119 König-Mercedes Benz

1954-59 Merkus 119 König-Mercedes Benz

1954-59 Mill van 139 König-Mercedes Benz1954-59 Mill van 139 König-Mercedes Benz

1954-59 Morkhoven van 9 König-Mercedes Benz 21954-59 Morkhoven van 9 König-Mercedes Benz 2

1954-59 Morkhoven van 11 König-Mercedes Benz1954-59 Morkhoven van 11 König-Mercedes Benz

1954-59 OAD 15 König Mercedes Benz1954-59 OAD 15 König Mercedes Benz

1954-59 OAD 16 Mercedes Benz König1954-59 OAD 16 Mercedes Benz König

1954-59 OAD 17 König Mercedes Benz1954-59 OAD 17 König Mercedes Benz

1954-59 OAD 18 Mercedes Benz König1954-59 OAD 18 Mercedes Benz König

1954-59 OAD 22 Mercedes Benz König1954-59 OAD 22 Mercedes Benz König

1954-59 OAD 23 König Mercedes Benz1954-59 OAD 23 König Mercedes Benz

1954-59 Onze Tram 38 DAF König1954-59 Onze Tram 38 DAF König

1954-59 Oosterom 26 Volvo König1954-59 Oosterom 26 Volvo König

1954-59 Speedwell 101 König Volvo1954-59 Speedwell 101 König Volvo

1954-59 Spijkers 27 König DAF1954-59 Spijkers 27 König DAF

1954-59 Stevenaart 5 König Volvo1954-59 Stevenaart 5 König Volvo

1954-59 VAVO 70 König Büssing1954-59 VAVO 70 König Büssing

1954-59 VAVO 73 König Magirus Deutz1954-59 VAVO 73 König Magirus Deutz

1954-59 Veldhuis 15 König Volvo1954-59 Veldhuis 15 König Volvo

1954-59 Westercoach 14 König Volvo1954-59 Westercoach 14 König Volvo

1955 AMZ 65 König1955 AMZ 65 König

1955 Brouwer 7 DAF König1955 Brouwer 7 DAF König

1955 Brouwer 16 DAF König1955 Brouwer 16 DAF König

1955 DAF autobus van de LAD met Konig opbouw1955 DAF autobus van de LAD met Konig opbouw

1955 Enhabo 44 1 König1955 Enhabo 44 1 König

1955 Morkhoven van 9 König-Mercedes Benz 11955 Morkhoven van 9 König-Mercedes Benz 1

1955 Sijpersma 6 König DAF 1955 Sijpersma 6 König DAF

1955 VAVO 32 König Volvo1955 VAVO 32 König Volvo

1955 Winnemuller 15 König Volvo1955 Winnemuller 15 König Volvo

1956 DAF B1500 DAF carr König LADO 161956 DAF B1500 DAF carr König LADO 16

1956 DAF touringcar met Konig opbouw1956 DAF touringcar met Konig opbouw

1956 DAF-Perkins B1500P533 carr. König, Den Haag  SB-44-251956 DAF-Perkins B1500P533 carr. König, Den Haag SB-44-25

1956 FSZ-tours 9 König-Daf


1956 Seegers 16 König Volvo1956 Seegers 16 König Volvo

1956 FSZ-tours 9 König-Daf 1956 Volvo B615 König RB 21 211956 Tensen Volvo B615 König RB 21 21

1957 Bax 6 DAF König1957 Bax 6 DAF König

1957 Blok 5 Mercedes Benz König1957 Blok 5 Mercedes Benz König

1957 DAF B1500 P533 BMC carr König GTW 171957 DAF B1500 P533 BMC carr König GTW 17

1957 DAF B1500 P533 Perkins carr König GTW 181957 DAF B1500 P533 Perkins carr König GTW 18

 1957 Haas de 48 König

1957 Haas de 48 Kromhout König

1957 Haas de 49 Kromhout König1957 Haas de 49 Kromhout König

1957 Jansen 18 König-Daf1957 Jansen 18 König-Daf

1957 Lammertink 8 2 König1957 Lammertink 8 2 König

1957 Ploeg vd 12 König FIAT1957 Ploeg vd 12 König FIAT

1957 Seegers 18 König Volvo1957 Seegers 18 König Volvo

1957 TESO Texel 20 König Volvo1957 TESO Texel 20 König Volvo

1957 Volvo-König met 46 zitplaatsen1957 Volvo-König met 46 zitplaatsen

1958 AMZ 17 DAF König1958 AMZ 17 DAF König

1958 AMZ 51 König Leyland1958 AMZ 51 König Leyland

1958 AMZ 85 König Mercedes Benz1958 AMZ 85 König Mercedes Benz

1958 AMZ 142 König MB1958 AMZ 142 König DAF

1958 AMZ de Muynck 143 König1958 AMZ de Muynck 143 König DAF

1958 ARKE 4 König Mercedes Benz1958 ARKE 4 König Mercedes Benz

1958 Baaren van 19 Volvo König1958 Baaren van 19 Volvo König

1958 Baaren van 71 DAF König1958 Baaren van 71 DAF König

1958 Brouwer 25 DAF König1958 Brouwer 25 DAF König

1958 Brouwer 37 DAF König1958 Brouwer 37 DAF König

1958 Bruinsma 8 DAF König1958 Bruinsma 8 DAF König

1958 Hooyberg 9 König-Volvo1958 Hooyberg 9 König-Volvo

1958 Lad 36 König-Daf 21958 Lad 36 König-Daf 2 Arnhem NL

1958 OAD Mercedes Benz König 271958 OAD Mercedes Benz König 27

1958 Pool 18 DAF König1958 Pool 18 DAF König

1958 Riet ter 8 König DAF1958 Riet ter 8 König DAF

1958 Sijpkes 11 König Volvo1958 Sijpkes 11 König Volvo

1958 Streef 7 König Mercedes Benz1958 Streef 7 König Mercedes Benz

1958 TB-09-26 DAF B-1300 carr. König1958 TB-09-26 DAF B-1300 carr. König

1958 Ter Riet 8 König Mercedes Benz1958 Ter Riet 8 König Mercedes Benz

1958 Werff vd 9 König Austin1958 Werff vd 9 König Austin

1958 Werff vd 11 König DAF1958 Werff vd 11 König DAF

König bus inclusief met een Perkins dieselmotorKönig bus inclusief met een Perkins dieselmotor


That’s all I could find about König

de meeste foto’s: Gerrit Gunnink, Dick van Beek, Jan Willemse, Henk Takken, L.P.J. Bollen, Cees de Koning, Herman van ’t Hoogerhuys en Karina van den Boom.

Buses bodybuilders KÄSSBOHRER — SETRA Ulm Germany Part I till 1966


Buses bodybuilders KÄSSBOHRER — SETRA Ulm Germany



1972 Setra S110H coach1972 Setra S110H coach

Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke

was a German vehicle manufacturer in Ulm. Its products were buses, coaches, vehicle transporters, trailers and special vehicles like snow groomer vehicles.

In 1893, Karl Kässbohrer founded the Wagenfabrik Kässbohrer in Ulm. In 1922, Kässbohrer developed a trailer for goods transport, having solid rubber wheels. When Karl Kässbohrer senior died, his sons, Karl junior and Otto Kässbohrer, took over the company. In 1969, Kässbohrer was Germany’s biggest coach and truck trailer producer. Kässbohrer’s coaches and buses were named Setra. The snow-grooming vehicles were called PistenBully and 2,000 were sold between 1979 and 1989. At the end of the 1990s, about 9,000 employees worked for Kässbohrer.

Starting in 1993, the company began to fall apart. The division’s truck bodies, semi-trailers and trailers were sold to the competitor Kögel. In 1994, the snow groomer vehicles division was spun off to Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug (all-terrain vehicle) GmbH, based in Laupheim, which also produces beach cleaners. In the end, Mercedes-Benz bought the bus and coach division in 1995 and the new name EvoBus was introduced. The only division which is still family owned is Kässbohrer Transport Technik in Salzburg, Austria, where vehicle transporters are built.

A great number of Kässbohrer Setra coaches and buses are still in service on European roads, sometimes having a mileage of more than a million kilometers.


Kässbohrer tank trailerKässbohrer tank trailer

The compact PistenBully 100The compact PistenBully 100

Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AGKässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG

1893 Kässbohrer1893 Kässbohrer start

1911 Saurer Omnibus Kässbohrer

1911 Saurer Omnibus Kässbohrer1911 Kässbohrer one of the first.1911 Saurer Omnibus Kässbohrer

1911 Kässbohrer one of the first1911 Saurer Omnibus Kässbohrer

1919 Magirus 2 C V 110 Kässbohrer1919 Magirus 2 C V 110 Kässbohrer

FAUN 07V Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke Gmbh Motor KHD F6 617 6cyl 13538ccFAUN 07V Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke Gmbh Motor KHD F6 617 6cyl 13538cc

FAUN Logo op RoodDaimler Engine Company and Kässbohrer 100 Years of CooperationDaimler Engine Company and Kässbohrer

Kassbohrer convertible Opel BlitzKässbohrer convertible Opel Blitz

1936 Kässbohrer-Karosse1936 Kässbohrer-Karosse


landwasserschlepper-5 Kässbohrerlandwasserschlepper-5 Kässbohrer

1941 Mercedes O 2600 Kässbohrer1941 Mercedes O 2600 Kässbohrer

1948 Magirus O 3000 Kässbohrer1948 Magirus O 3000 Kässbohrer

1949 Südwerke TD 50 Kässbohrer1949 Südwerke TD 50 Kässbohrer

1950 Henschel Bimot - HS 190 N Kässbohrer1950 Henschel Bimot – HS 190 N Kässbohre

1950 Krauss-Maffei KMO 140 Kässbohrer1950 Krauss-Maffei KMO 140 Kässbohrer

setra1950 Setra Historisch1950 Setra Historisch

1950 Setra S 8 Reisebus dl1950 Setra S 8 Reisebus dl © O. Nordsieck

1951 Büssing 5000 TU Kässbohre1951 Büssing 5000 TU Kässbohrer

1951 Henschel HS 140 N Kässbohrer1951 Henschel HS 140 N Kässbohrer

1951 Kässbohrer Setra S8 Oldtimer Bus1951 Kässbohrer Setra S8 Oldtimer Bus

1951 kässbohrer-setra-busse-oldtimer-02b-2000471951 Setra S 8 Hanseat Bus

1951 Kässbohrer Setra S8 Oldtimer Bus

1951 kässbohrer-setra-busse-oldtimer-02b-2000491951 Kässbohrer Setra S8 Oldtimer Bus

1951 Mercedes O 3500 Kässbohrer1951 Mercedes O 3500 Kässbohrer

1951 Mercedes1951 Mercedes O 3500 Kässbohrer

1951 Setra Kässbohrer d1951 Setra Kässbohrer

1951 Setra S 8 Käsbohrer a

1951 Setra S 8 Kässbohrer

1951 Setra S 8 Kässbohrer b1951 Setra S 8 Kässbohrer

1951 Setra S 8 Kässbohrer1951 Setra S 8 Kässbohrer

1951 Setra S Kässbohrer i1951 Setra S 8 Kässbohrer

1951 Setra S Kässbohrer oldi041951 Setra S 8 Kässbohrer

1951 Setra S8 blau Wahrenburg1951 Setra S8 blau Wahrenburg

1951 Setra S8 Kässbohrer Oldtimer Bus1951 Setra S8 Kässbohrer Oldtimer Bus

1951 Setra S8 rot-schwarz Reiseglück1951 Setra S8 rot-schwarz Reiseglück

1952 Hanomag L 28 Kässbohrer1952 Hanomag L 28 Kässbohrer

1952 Kässbohrer Setra bus1952 Kässbohrer Setra bus

1952 Kässbohrer Setra S8 Nr211952 Kässbohrer Setra S8 Nr21

1952 Kässbohrer, op basis van het MAN chassis type MKN261952 Kässbohrer, op basis van het MAN chassis type MKN26

1952 MAN MKN 26 - Gelenkzug Kässbohrer1952 MAN MKN 26 – Gelenkzug Kässbohrer

1952 kässbohrer-setra-busse-oldtimer-02b-01501952 kässbohrer-setra-busse-oldtimer

19521952 Model Setra Kässbohrer © Michel Rougraff

1953 Henschel HS 200 UN Kässbohrer1953 Henschel HS 200 UN Kässbohrer