Crown A -779 -11 Supercoach was powered by a 779 cu.in. Hall Scott gasoline engine and was
built in 1952 as #4 for Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, CA. In 1970 it was repowered
with a 220 Cummins diesel. Los Gatos #4 was sold in 1973 to St. Francis High School in
Mountain View, CA and renumbered as St. Francis High School #3. PBM member Tom Shafer
bought the bus in 2001 after it was retired. He donated it to the PBM in 2003.
Crown Coach Corporation was a manufacturer of heavy-duty integral
school buses. Crowns were built in Los Angeles, CA and used by many school districts
throughout the western U.S. The basic design of this model was used from 1948 to 1991.
Crown of also built many special purpose buses including glass top sightseers and combo
coaches. They ceased production in 1991.
Coach Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
Serial: 32951 Year: 1952
220 Diesel engine mounted midship underfloor w/ 5 speed fuller mechanical transmission
capacity: 79 passengers (3 & 3 seating)
Length 35' -
#4 is operable and in good mechanical condition with the body and interior in good physical condition. Crossover lights have
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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
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