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.
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These buses were withdrawn from service in 1976 and 1977.
|Fleet Number||Entered Service||Chassis||Body||Length||Seating||Withdrawn|
|015||Aug-62||Leyland Leopard L1||Freighter (SA)||9.42m||B43FR||Aug-77|
|065||May-63||Leyland Leopard L1||ComEng||9.45m||B43FR||Jun-76|
|074||Jun-64||Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R||ComEng||9.45m||B43FR||Apr-76|
|075||Jun-64||Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R||ComEng||9.45m||B43FR||Nov-76|
|079||Jul-65||Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R||PMC Sydney||9.65m||B43FR||Apr-76|
|080||Jul-65||Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R||PMC Sydney||9.65m||B43FR||Apr-76|
|081||Jul-65||Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R||PMC Sydney||9.65m||B43FR||Apr-76|
|082||Aug-65||Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R||PMC Sydney||9.7m||B43D||Nov-76|
|083||Apr-66||Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R||PMC Sydney||9.7m||B43D||Apr-76|
|084||Apr-66||Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R||PMC Sydney||9.7m||B43D||Apr-76|
|090||Apr-66||Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R||PMC Sydney||9.7m||B43D||Nov-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
- Leyland Leopard fleet details on ACT Bus Wiki
This page was last updated on 6 August 2022