The PBM’s Muni #3270 was part of a group of 390 GM T8H 5305’s (#3000-3389) delivered new the Muni between 1968-70. #3270 was acquired by bus enthusiast Bill Wong, who restored the bus to its original maroon and yellow livery in the late 1980’s. The PBM acquired the bus from Bill in 1991. Since that time the bus has undergone extensive mechanical repairs and is currently used in parades, displays and other bus related events.
Manufacturer: General Motors Truck & Coach Division, Pontiac, MI
Model: T8H 5305, Serial #332, Built: 1970
Powertrain: GM 8V-71 Diesel engine w/”Jake Brakes” and VS2, 3 speed automatic transmission
Body: Aluminum monocoque body construction, capacity 46 passengers, transit seats, w/two and one seating
Length 40 ft.- Width 102 in
#3270 is operable, cosmetically restored and overall mechanically sound. New upholstery is needed for a number of passenger seat backs and cushions. Front dash and ceiling areas need repainting.
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 Muni #3270 on your contribution.