Bus 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, Loudonville, OH
Model: 223 DD Serial#: 10821 Built: 1969
Power train: Rear mounted GM 6-71 Diesel engine w/5 speed mechanical transmission.
Body: Steel/Aluminum box frame. Seating: 41 passengers.
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.
Support the PBM’s bus preservation efforts. Join the museum’s 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 PBM’s buses have their own special accounts and all funds donated to a particular account will be used only for that bus.
To donate to the Special Funds account for this bus indicate STA #9E on your contribution.