Formerly # 121 of Old
Pueblo Transit (Tucson AZ), # 2 was acquired by the private Santa Cruz
Transit Company in the early 1960's. When the public Santa Cruz Metro
Transit District acquired #2 approximately ten years ago, the bus was being
used as a storage shed in nearby Capitola, CA.
The Santa Cruz MTD began
a complete ground up restoration of the bus shortly after it was acquired.
The nine year restoration effort was about 90% complete when the bus was
donated to the PBM in January 2010. Included with the donation was a spare
gasoline power train as well as a number of spare body parts.
Manufacturer: General Motors
Truck and Coach Division, Pontiac MI
Serial: 496 Year: 1951
Powertrain: Rear mounted 6
cylinder GMC 270 cid gasoline engine with a GM Hydra-Matic 4 speed
Length: 29 ft., Width 96 in.
Body: Aluminum Seating
capacity: 31 passengers - transit seating.
Bus #2 is operable and currently undergoing completion of its electrical
system. Minor cosmetic work remains.
Adopt This Bus
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 Santa Cruz # 2 on your
Click here to make a donation to the "Pacific Bus Museum" for this bus.