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    What brand of bus is this?

    The other day, this neat old bus was sitting in a parking lot. I didn't have time to get out and look at it any closer. Had been looking over an Allis Chalmers tractor at another parking lot(a nice destraction) and had to quit gawking and get home to install a gas range. The bus is apparently an advertisement for a restaurant not far away. I can say that their fried chicken is yummy to the tummy.

    This bus must be something new for that place, because I never saw it before.

    It almost looks like something made in England, because of the grill shape.

    Haven't got to research touring buses to see what company made this one.



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    Just got word from the owner of the bus about the manufacturer and other info. She said that it's a 1925 Model Z made by the Yellow Coach manufacturing Company in Chicago. The reason I saw it parked in front of a department store, was that it was in route to a parade and the fuel pump went out. They were able to get a new pump installed, but way too late to make it to the parade. The lady said that they restored it a couple of years ago and that it has been very troublesome to keep it running at times.

    Bet it has cost them plenty of $$$ too.




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    Wouldn't have guessed that. Interesting to know!
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    Any idea what kind of engine it has?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRobinson View Post
    Any idea what kind of engine it has?
    No, but I've been curious about that myself. Don't think I had ever heard of the manufacturer of the bus till today.




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    I wonder if the Yellow Coach company is related to the Yellow Cab co? I am surprised at this being a 1925 model as it looks more refined than what you usually see for that era... it is a neat old bus! I see it has Texas plates. Is it from the Waxahachie area or just passing through? Thanks for the pics and info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgd View Post
    I wonder if the Yellow Coach company is related to the Yellow Cab co? I am surprised at this being a 1925 model as it looks more refined than what you usually see for that era... it is a neat old bus! I see it has Texas plates. Is it from the Waxahachie area or just passing through? Thanks for the pics and info!
    I'm not sure on your first question. Maybe someone familiar with them will chime in. The co-owner of the restaurant and bus said that it was originally used in New York City beginning in 1925. Not sure if it had been there all these years until they bought it to restore. It is here to stay in Texas. Don't know if they only use it for advertising their restaurant and for parades. I agree, it does look pretty fancy to have been built that long ago. Makes me think it might have been originally painted a different color scheme when it was fresh from the factory. I'd be afraid to park it outside the restaurant for fear of vandalism. That may be one reason why I hadn't seen it before. Guess they only bring it out for special occassions.




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