International 3300

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International 3300
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IC CE-Series
Manufacturer Navistar International
Production 2005–present
Body and chassis
Class Type C
Layout conventional 4x2
Body style(s)

Cowled chassis

Related International DuraStar
International 3200
Engine(s) Navistar VT365 V8
Navistar MaxxForce 7 V8
Navistar DT466/MaxxForceDT I6
Cummins ISB6.7 I6
Predecessor International 3800

The International 3300 is a cowled (conventional-style) bus chassis manufactured by Navistar International since 2005 for the United States, Canada, and Mexico. While primarily used for yellow school buses, versions of the 3300 are bodied for other applications as well.

Design overview[edit]

Introduced as the replacement for the 3800 (based on the long-running International Harvester S-Series), the 3300 is derived from the International Durastar medium-duty truck line; the model shares its powertrain and forward body components with the Durastar (the cutaway-cab version of the Durastar is designated the International 3200).

Body manufacturers[edit]

Blue Bird SBCV

In 2005, the 3300 was bodied by two body manufacturers: IC Bus (subsidiary of Navistar) and Blue Bird Corporation, who offered the 3300 as an additional model line alongside its Blue Bird Vision conventional. Since 2008, in the United States and Canada, the 3300 has been bodied by IC Bus exclusively. The International 3300 has not been as widely used among industry manufacturers as its 3800 predecessor probably as a consequence of a number of acquisitions and agreements between chassis suppliers and school bus body manufacturers who are the largest purchasers of cowled bus chassis.

Body Manufacturer Model Name Years in Production Notes
Blue Bird Corporation SBCV 2005–2008 The final version of the Blue Bird Conventional, the SBCV replaced the GM-chassis CV200.
Sold alongside the Vision, which replaced it after 2008.
IC Bus BE-Series


2005–present IC BE uses a low-profile version of the 3300 chassis (flat-floor interior)


As of 2009, the 3300 has been sold with two different engines. These have both undergone the Navistar "MaxxForce" re-branding. As of 2015, MaxxForce 7 and DT have been discontinued in these buses.

  • VT365 6.0L V8 /MaxxForce 7 6.4L V8
  • DT466/MaxxForce DT 7.6L I-6

As of 2015, the 3300 is now sold with two different engines.

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