Superior (bus manufacturer)

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Industry Bus manufacturing
Founded 1966
Defunct 1996
Headquarters Brendale, Australia

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


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


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