Superior (bus manufacturer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Superior
Industry Bus manufacturing
Founded 1966
Defunct 1996
Headquarters Brendale, Australia

Superior Industries was an Australian bus bodybuilder in Brendale, Brisbane.

History[edit]

Superior Industries were a builder of truck and ambulance bodies in Virginia that in 1966 diversified into bus bodybuilding. In the late 1960s a large number of Leyland Leopards and in the mid-1980s some Leyland Tigers were bodied, but most bodies were mostly constructed on lighter chassis from Bedford and Ford and later Hino and Mercedes-Benz.[1]

In 1980 Superior moved to a new factory in Brendale.[1] Superior ceased trading in 1996 by which time it had bodied about 450 buses.

Further reading[edit]

  • Newsletter of the Queensland Omnibus & Coach Society issues 59-66 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Superior Bodyworks" Australian Bus Panorama 7/8 May 1992 page 5