Volvo B54

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Volvo B54
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A VBK-bodied B54 from KOA near Molde in May 2008.
Overview
Manufacturer Volvo
Production 1966-1971
Assembly Sweden
Body and chassis
Class Midibus chassis
Floor type Step entrance
Powertrain
Engine 5.1-litre front-mounted I-6
Volvo D50, TD50[1]
Chronology
Predecessor Volvo B705
Successor Volvo B609

Volvo B54 was a front-engined midibus chassis manufactured by Volvo between 1966 and 1971. It was technically more or less just a Volvo F85 truck chassis without the cab. The engine was mounted on top of the front axle, giving the buses very little front overhang. Before the end of production in 1971, it was in a way replaced by the larger BB57, but the true successor was the F6-based B609 that came in 1976, half a decade later. The B54's predecessor had gone out of production in 1964, so it was clearly not a model that Volvo put a lot of effort into at the time. Only 533 chassis were built.

References

  1. ^ Commercial catalogue - Applications Letrika

External links

  • Media related to Volvo B54 at Wikimedia Commons
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