AEC Regal I Bus
|Production||1946 to 1947|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||7.7 litre diesel|
The AEC Regal I was a British Bus first built after the 2nd world war.
Introduced early in 1946 after the war, the AEC Regal I is basically still the prewar Regal reintroduced as a stop gap to get Britain up and running again. Before there new bus design will then come into production.
Classified 0662 by AEC, it has a wheelbase of 17ft 6in. An AEC 7.7 litre oil engine is fitted, together with a friction clutch and 4-speed sliding mesh gearbox with constant mesh third speed gear. Vacuum assisted triple servo brakes are also fitted.
As with its postwar double deck counterpart the Regent II, the Regal I was a basic model, with no optional variations available. Around 1,500 had been built when production still came to an end after this short run, during the latter part of 1947.Some of these chassis were later converted to other commercial uses.