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1950 Leyland Tiger Burlingham Sunseeker

1950 Leyland Tiger in O Dreamland, Documentary, 1953 IMDB

Class: Bus, Single-deck — Model origin: UK

1950 Leyland Tiger Burlingham Sunseeker

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sixcyl FR

2008-05-07 19:43

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And from the back (vehicle on the left)
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Weasel1984 PL

2008-05-07 20:25

Ok, not beautiful... but I like these rectangular glasses on the headlights, looks modern like for its time.

chris40 UK

2008-05-07 20:57

They do look modern, don't they? I think they're just ordinary round 7" sealed-beam headlights with plain glass covers. I think the badge says Leyland. [:computer]

SteveA EN

2008-05-07 22:49

It's a Leyland (you can see the badge on the DVD), I'd guess a rebodied Tiger, but I've got no more than that. As sixcyl has divined, THC on the destination stands for Thatched House Coaches.

johnfromstaffs EN

2008-05-23 13:52

http://aec.middx.net/frames/framephotos1.htm then scroll down to the end.

I know that this particular coach is a Maudslay, but we can now say for sure that the coachwork on the Leyland is by the firm of Burlingham.

Who would have thought that Burlingham's could then have designed the glorious "Seagull", http://www.timmonet.co.uk/html/mrally02.htm?

-- Last edit: 2008-05-23 13:55:24

sixcyl FR

2008-05-23 14:19

So ? What do we enter as name?
Leyland Tiger Maudslay Marathon III ?

johnfromstaffs EN

2008-05-23 14:53

The coach OPH 360 is a "Leyland Tiger/Burlingham".

The convention is chassis manufacturer and type followed by body manufacturer and type if possible. The picture of the Maudslay is purely to show the bodywork and prove Burlingham as the coachbuilder.

When a coach firm bought a new bus or coach they would tend to buy the chassis and then let a separate contract for the body. Thus any chassis could, in theory, have any body provided the size and weight matched. Here we have seen that the Burlingham body could be fitted to both Leyland and Maudslay chassis. Also many older chassis were modernised by being given new bodies frequently by different coachbuilders from those when new.

-- Last edit: 2008-05-23 15:02:13

sixcyl FR

2008-05-23 18:11

Ok Thank's John.

And good find :king:

-- Last edit: 2008-05-23 18:12:41

johnfromstaffs EN

2008-05-25 15:30

The AEC society has now changed its site and the Maudslay picture has disappeared.

johnfromstaffs EN

2008-05-31 20:02

http://www.skylineaviation.co.uk/buses/busnews.html Then scroll to the last-but-one photograph.

We now know the name of the coachwork so we can give the coach OPH 360 its full name Leyland Tiger/Burlingham Sunseeker, and if you care to read the words around the photograph, you will see that at least one other example of the coachwork was fitted to a second hand Daimler chassis. So this design of body was fitted to at least two Leyland, one Maudslay, and a Daimler, plus no doubt some others.

All we now need is to find out which of the many variants of Leyland Tiger the chassis was, and we can describe the coach in full.

If anybody is interested!!

I have tried Googling Thatched House Coaches and the four references are mostly to do with this site!

-- Last edit: 2008-06-01 18:57:28

Alexander DE

2008-05-31 20:09

john from Staffs wrote ... If anybody is interested!!

Definitely! Good research work on these rare buses, John!

johnfromstaffs EN

2008-05-31 22:52

Thank you, Alexander.

Oldsmobile1897 US

2014-08-08 03:26

Plate reads OPH 360.

dsl SX

2016-03-08 22:10

July 1950 to Apr 51 plate

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