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tekebird
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« on: November 26, 2007, 05:04:03 PM »

the Mack MV620D was a prototype requested by Greyhound and built and payed for by mack as a result of Antitrust litigation between GM and the hound.

Well before it's time alot of Concepts from the 620 were used on MCI buses when Greyhound bought MCI

along with this project were repowering of 4104 and a scenicruiser with mack powerplants.

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007, 06:29:05 PM »

As recently as last year, there was a Mack 620D with lots of bullet holes at a recycler in Florence, SC. It was being used as a storage shed, but still had it's power train and lights and windows( even with holes).
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007, 07:00:58 PM »

wasn't a Mack MV620D...only one ever made.

likely a 97D which was actually a Rebadged beck
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007, 07:16:17 PM »

this is a 97D

www.denker.cz/oldtimer/1958_mack_bus.jpg
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007, 07:18:20 PM »

It sure looked exactly like this one, except it had more bullet holes.


http://www.classicbusdepot.com/bus-photos/7_0_1_0_C/
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2007, 07:20:53 PM »



The link is dead.

I'll see if I can find a 97D
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007, 07:25:41 PM »

on yahoo search for 1958 Mack bus

I can assure you it was not a MV-620D......my Dad restored it and it is well documented....he spent hundreds of hours in the Mack archives getting everything they had on it which is volumes
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007, 07:36:54 PM »

1958 mack bus photo and it should be at the top.

mack only made a few of these after purcahsing C.D. Beck.....mainly for thier fire truck sales.

the beck versions were not powered by mack powerplants.
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2007, 07:42:53 PM »

26 Mack 97D's

if I get around to looking tomororw I can get the beck production numbers
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2007, 07:45:56 PM »

Check www.Mackbuses.net

in the bus lines folder there are several good photos of the models we had made...this one in nationwide Tours, who was the2nd operator and first owner, mack leased it to GH
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2007, 08:42:59 PM »

I believe this was a MACK bus that was featured at Jack & Paula's Florida Arcadia Bus rally last year.  No holes in this bus now, if you get to see this bus ask the owner / restorer about her history and see his photo album of when he found her and look at the actual results after he painstakingly restored her to a new life. I am sorry, I do not remember the year she is and maybe someone else can submit this information.

Dahhhh, I just looked at the photo, she is a 1952!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2007, 08:50:42 PM »

seen photos of that bus before.....Mack transits are rare as far as the number running around still but they were made in very large numbers.

Mack Highway Coaches on the other hand are very low production, especially the ones made following the war.
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2007, 09:41:39 PM »

This is a real old beauty just rotting away in a field a few miles from our home I wanted to share also.  she should be recognizable to some of you old timers that was into buses way before I realized the value of them myself.
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2007, 07:38:11 AM »

Looks like a GM TDM 4509 suburban
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2007, 12:41:55 PM »

Just to throw in a curve-ball here, this 'bus conversion' is based on one of a batch of buses built in New Zealand on hybrid Mack / Bedford chassis', powered with Leyland engines and fitted with locally-build bodies. A guess the Kiwis just used whatever they could get hold of.



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