9E was delivered new to the San Joaquin Delta Junior College District in
Stockton, CA in 1970 and spent 40 years (1970 –2010) transporting the
college’s sports teams to games, tournaments etc. throughout the state. At
the time 9E was built demand for Flxible intercity type buses was down to a
trickle. The Flxible model 223 DD “FlxiLiner” was the last intercity model
that Flxible built and 9E was the eighth from the last “FlxiLiner” built
before production ended in 1969. (9E was part of a small group of 223 DDs
Flxible completed without an order in 1969. It was sold new in 1970.)
Concurrent with production of the 223 DD by Flxible in Loudonville, OH
Flxible licensed the building of the 223 DD in Mexico by Dina. After 1969
Dina continued production of the 223 DD in Mexico with subsequent
modifications until the 1980s. 9E is equipped with a separate 4 cylinder
Diesel engine to power the coach’s air-conditioning system. The PBM is
pleased to have this fine example of Flxible’s last intercity model in the
museum’s collection and thanks SETRA of North America for the opportunity to
acquire this coach in February 2011.
Manufacturer: Flxible Corporation,
Model: 223 DD Serial#: 10821 Built: 1969
train: Rear mounted GM 6-71 Diesel engine w/5 speed mechanical
Body: Steel/Aluminum box frame. Seating:
Length 35 ft. - Width 96 in.
Bus 9E is operable and in very good
mechanical condition. The body and interior are in good overall condition.
Replacement of an exterior panel and repairs and reupholstering of number of
seats are needed. At the present time 9E is stored in Fremont, CA.
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