Bus [TV2's 1955 Leyland Comet]
Maker and role
Leyland Motors Limited, Manufacturer
New Zealand Motor Bodies, Manufacturer
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The inside of the bus is coloured mint green and cream/brown textured panelling. There are dark green leather/vinyl/chrome seats and green linoleum flooring. Luggage racks above seating on both sides of bus. Lights and air vents mounted to roof down centre of bus. Seating: 15 x double seats mounted through centre of bus, 1x back seat which can seat 5 people, 1x drivers seat, 1x front passenger seat located next to driver. Driver also has personal Sanyo fan mounted to dashboard of bus.
Between 1998 and 2002 the bus drove the length of Aotearoa to promote local talent, advertise for TV2 and feature in community events. Widdup Engineering fitted marker lights and tread plates to the roof of this iconic Leyland Comet so that actors could dance on top of it when used for advertising.
LARGE BUGGIES / CANNOT BE / CARRIED ON / THE BUS Sticker
PETONE / NEW ZEALAND MOTOR BODIES / NZMB / CHRISTCHURCH AUCKLAND Maker's Plate
1996. Bus [TV2's 1955 Leyland Comet], 2017.32. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).