Between August 1962 and April 1966, ACTION purchased 11 Leyland Leopard buses with bodies by three different builders: Freighter, Commonwealth Engineering and Pressed Metal Corporation.


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The Leyland Leopard was a mid-engined bus, fitted with the Leyland O.600 9.8-litre diesel engine and a four-speed ZF synchromesh gearbox.

These buses were withdrawn from service in 1976 and 1977.

Fleet information:

Fleet NumberEntered ServiceChassisBodyLengthSeatingWithdrawn
015Aug-62Leyland Leopard L1Freighter (SA)9.42mB43FRAug-77
065May-63Leyland Leopard L1ComEng9.45mB43FRJun-76
074Jun-64Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RComEng9.45mB43FRApr-76
075Jun-64Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RComEng9.45mB43FRNov-76
079Jul-65Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RPMC Sydney9.65mB43FRApr-76
080Jul-65Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RPMC Sydney9.65mB43FRApr-76
081Jul-65Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RPMC Sydney9.65mB43FRApr-76
082Aug-65Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RPMC Sydney9.7mB43DNov-76
083Apr-66Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RPMC Sydney9.7mB43DApr-76
084Apr-66Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RPMC Sydney9.7mB43DApr-76
090Apr-66Leyland Leopard PSU3/1RPMC Sydney9.7mB43DNov-76
  • 015 was the first Government-operated Leyland Leopard in Australia
  • 082 was the first bus in the ACTION fleet with the rear door located in front of the rear axle
  • 083 was the first bus since 017 to have a side destination sign

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This page was last updated on 6 August 2022