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Offline tekebird

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Re: Mack
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2007, 02:03:16 PM »
here are a few pics of the Mack MV-620D

It has an as of yet unofficial new home in Ohio ( where it would have been built, in a collection with over 150 stablemates ( mostly Restored Trucks)

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Re: Mack
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2007, 02:03:58 PM »
and now for the trademark shots

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Re: Mack
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2007, 02:05:35 PM »
keep in mind.  the mack is 1957 design vs the MC-8's 1975 design

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Re: Mack
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2007, 02:24:21 PM »
Tailfins, just like an early fishbowl.

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Re: Mack
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2007, 02:35:40 PM »
I don't ever recall seeing any Tailfins on Fishbowls

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Re: Mack
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2007, 02:44:09 PM »
Interesting looking bus. Is there any reason for the extended back portion of the bus other than looks. I worked on Mack trucks for 20 years and never seen a Mack bus. I really would have got ribbed if I had bought a Mack bus instead of a MCI. I always joked about showing my bulldog tatto on my a$$.

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Re: Mack
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2007, 03:00:40 PM »
style for the most part.  also do to that area being outside the bus there is no Engine area inside like on MCI's etc.

mack built thousands of buses, but they were by and large all transits.

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Re: Mack
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2007, 09:52:41 AM »
New oowner just left enroute Springfield OH,

Is now part of a 150 vehicle Private collection

Offline Charles Seaton

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Re: Mack
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2007, 12:09:39 PM »
Tekebird,

That litle strip that vertically connected the rear lights on early 5301s.



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Re: Mack
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2007, 12:21:25 PM »
hmmm, OK, I would not have gone as far as calling those tailfins.

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Re: Mack
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2007, 07:12:11 AM »
In 1959, we called EVERYTHING tailfins.

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Re: Mack
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2007, 09:31:31 AM »
LOL

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Re: Mack
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2008, 11:19:39 AM »
I happened across an article in a diecast model magazine about the 1960 Mulliner coach show below. Mulliner are a coach-builder famous for their Rolls Royce and Bentley bodies, but have a long history of building buses too. The prototype of this model was displayed at the 1960 Commercial Motor Show in the UK, and apparently they only built two more after that. The styling similarities with the 1958 Mack are obvious - but clearly the market here wasn't any more ready for a coach with fins than it was in the States. The photos here are from the Mulliner brochure for the coach, plus one of a model to show the rear end. I had a quick look around on Google but couldn't find any photos of the full-size vehicle.





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Re: Mack
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2008, 12:04:36 PM »
jeremy, the mack was not built because greyhound bought MCI.  nothing to do with styling.

In fact the MCI MC-6 has stylized tailfins.......it was the first bus designed and built by MCI aftert greyhound Purchased MCi.

No Idea why the Mulliner didn;t pan out.

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Re: Mack
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2008, 05:40:56 PM »
tekebird: MCI was owned by Greyhound Canada for many years before being bought by Greyhound Corp. At that time the current MCI coach was the Courier 96. Greyhound started building from that platform with the MC-1 and it was many years later that they built the MC-6. However, it was the first 102" wide bus built by MCI.