AEC S-type Bus
|1920 to 1925|
|Body and chassis|
|Layout||Longitudinal front engine,
rear-wheel drive (2x4)
|Engine||4-cylinder 35hp petrol|
AEC S-type 401-404 range
The AEC 401 model chassis, produced for London General Omnibus Co, as its S type bus, first made its appearance in December 1920. It has a wheelbase of 14ft 1in and was designed to carry double deck open top bodywork type with seating for 54 passengers. Fitted with solid tyres it is powered by an AEC 4-cylinder petrol engine of 35hp rating, and has a multiple clutch and 3-speed gearbox.
In 1924 the S type appeared carrying single-deck bodywork the chassis being the same as that used for double-deckers. All these single-deckers were later converted to pneumatic tyres, as indeed were a small number of double-deckers.
The 401-404 series finally ceased to be produced in 1925 by which time a total of 1,066 had been built.