BUS 674

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Also known as ZIR 888 and Bus 672 (1)

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Bus 674
Chassis Renault PR100
Depot Tuggeranong
Entered Service July 1985
Removed from Service May 2000
Desto Equipment Roller Blind, later Flipdot
VIN PR100MI.PN100001
Body RVI
Body Number ---
Body Date 1980
Seating B41D
Fuel Diesel
Gallery Album Bus 674

Bus 674 was a Renault PR100, and the only one in Australia.

Notes

  • The bus was built in 1980 by Renault Vehicules Industriels (RVI), Lyon France as a PR100 demonstrator unit for the Singapore Bus Service
  • It was first displayed at the 1980 International Motor Show in Birmingham.
  • From 1980-1984 it was a demonstrator in the United Kingdom before being stored in the Lyon factory.
  • Mack Australia then had the unit upgraded to PR100.2 standard with various body changes to suit an Australian life.
  • The bus was first at ACTION from 4-15 March 1985 registered as ZIR-888 however it was never put into service.
  • The bus then went to MTT Perth (No. 10) from 26 April 1985 to 10 June 1985, and then returned to Mack and deregistered.
  • The bus was returned to ACTION for full evaluation in July 1985, as ZIB-672.
  • ACTION purchased the unit on 25 June 1986.
  • The bus was renumbered 674 and re-registered ZIB-674 on 11 February 1987.
  • An Gulton flip-dot destination display was installed in the bus during February 1988. (This was later replaced by STC Cannon flip-dot display.)
  • It was re-registered as BUS 674 during May 1989.
  • On 4 July 1992 it was transferred from Kingston Depot to Tuggeranong Depot.
  • 674 was at one stage in AOA for the Summernats Car Festival.
  • When it was withdrawn from service, the flip-dot display was removed and installed into BUS 869, and was replaced by roller blind equipment.
  • In May 2000 it was sold to Cavanagh's of Kempsey
  • In May 2014, Cavanagh's sold the vehicle to Sydney-based bus enthusiasts.

Other Owners

Owner/Operator Location Registration Fleet # Date From Date To Notes
MTT Perth, WA 7BD174 10 26 April 1985 10 June 1985
Cavanaugh's Kempsey, NSW 4215 MO
MO 5083
~ May 2000 25 May 2014