The Bedford OB model was a bus or coach chassis introduced in 1939.It was built by Bedford vehicles (a General Motors subsidiary) in the UK.

Bedford Bus reg DJD 217 at Boroughbridge CV 09 - IMG 8915

A restored Bedford OB bus at Boroughbridge Classic Vehicle show 2009

The OB has a wheelbase of 14 ft 6 in (4.42 m) and is a semi-forward control model designed to carry 26 to 29-passenger bodywork.

It is fitted with a 27.34 hp (20.39 kW) petrol engine and has a 4-speed gearbox and fully floating rear axle. The brakes are of the vacuum servo assisted hydraulic type.

Although only 73 were built prior to the cessation of production due to World War II, it reappeared in an unchanged form at the end of the war, continuing in production until 1950. A total of 12,766 were produced making it one of the most popular buses of its type ever.


A number of these buses appear at Classic vehicle shows and Steam fairs in the UK.

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