BUS 674

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Also known as ZIR 888 and Bus 672 (1)

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.


  • 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 in AOA for the Summernats Car Festival from December 1994 to December 1995, and was the first vinyl all-over advertisement wrap.
  • When it was withdrawn from service, the flip-dot display was removed and installed into BUS 869, and was replaced by roller blind equipment.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. It was registered 48316H on 31 May 2014.

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
Private Owners NSW 48316H May 2014 Present