AUSTRALIA BUS IMAGE GALLERY
Driver Bus Lines - Heritage Collection

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Whilst Driver switched to Denning buses and coaches in 2007, the association with the marque goes back many years. Denning Denair 4 (1004AO) is seen at the depot in August 2008, it dates from May 1983. It is now part of an historically important collection of vehicles maintained by the company and housed at their Mount Waverley depot.
 
 

A visit to Gary Driver in January 2012 not only meant a tour of the depot and heritage fleet but also a ride on number 4.
 
 

Whilst the Denning is kept in a garage on the south side depot, across the road the oldest vehicles are kept in a mini-museum which includes some classic American cars used by the Driver family. This Federal was the second bus purchased by the fledgling Driver business back in 1936 and accordingly bears the number 2. The bus was discovered in the late nineties in dilapidated condition and lovingly restored to its former glory.
 

Number 3 is a 1947 Bedford OB which will look strange to British eyes. General Motors sold these in large numbers in Australia as complete vehicles with alteration to forward control and lightweight bodies by aircraft manufacturer CAC.
 

In 1959 Bedford SB3 5 joined the fleet with similar coachwork by Comair.
 
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