Missouri Pacific Stages #821 this GM PD 3302 coach was built by the Pontiac Motor Division
of General Motors in 1945. GM built two small parlor type models nominally seating 33 and
37 passengers respectively. Differing from larger GM parlor coach models, their rear
engines either gas or diesel, were mounted straight in and coupled to a 4-speed
transmission. Models built during WW II were made of steel. For years these small parlor
types were commonly called "ODTs" for the Office of Defense Transportation
who assigned them to bus companies during the war.
Only 100 of the PD 3302 models were built, all in 1945. Dr. Bob Martinique acquired the PD 3302, which had
been partially converted to a motor home, in the 1980s. He restored the bus as a
Pacific Greyhound Lines bus numbering it #1945 for the year built. The bus became part of
Richard Twinnings historic bus collection in 1990 and was donated to the PBM by
Richard Twinning along with other the five buses in his collection in 1996. The PBM is
proud to have this coach as part of the museums historic bus fleet.
Motors Truck & Coach Division, (Pontiac Motor Division) Pontiac, MI
Model: PD 3302,
Serial #016, Built: 1945.
4-71 Diesel engine mounted straight in w/4 speed mechanical transmission
Body: Steel body,
capacity 33 passengers, reclining seats, air-conditioning via separate gasoline engine
Length 33 ft. -
Width 96 in.
The #1945 is operable and sound mechanically. A number of side window frames need repair
and replacement window glass. New rubber sealing material needed for side windows.
the PBMs bus preservation efforts. Join the museums Adopt-A-Bus program. Adopt
this bus or any PBM bus of your choice by contributing to a special fund account reserved
for maintenance and or restoration of each bus. All of the PBMs buses have their own
special accounts and all funds donated to a particular account will be used only for that
donate to the Special Funds account for this bus indicate #PGL 1945 on your
Click here to make a donation to the "Pacific Bus Museum" for this bus.