Dennis Lancet

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Dennis Lancet
Dennis Lancet A506 FSS.jpg
A Dennis Lancet (1984) with Alexander P body in Crewe.
Manufacturer Dennis Specialist Vehicles
Body and chassis
Floor type Step entrance

Dennis Lancet is a name given to several different single-deck bus chassis produced by Dennis. It was first given to a front-engined chassis, and later, in the 1950s and early 1960s, to the underfloor-engined Lancet UF.

Most recently, the Dennis Lancet was a lightweight underfloor-engined chassis built during the 1980s.

1980s Lancet[edit]

The Lancet was mainly used as the basis of a bus or coach, although some were bodied for other uses, mainly as mobile libraries.

At a time before the advent of low floor buses, when wheelchair access required the fitment of a chairlift, a few bus operators and councils bought Dennis Lancets with this feature. Leicester Citybus and West Midlands PTE had three and two respectively with Duple Dominant Bus bodywork.

Other UK customers for the Lancet included Tillingbourne Bus Company, Merseyside PTE (with ten, the largest British fleet), Northern Scottish, Blackpool Transport, Portsmouth, Merthyr Tydfil and Taff-Ely.

Around 87 chassis were built. Nearly a third of them were exported, to Bermuda and to South Africa.

The Lancet was replaced by the Dennis Javelin.

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