Leyland Lion PLSC Bus
|Production||1925 to 1929|
|Manufacturer||Leyland motors limited|
|Body and chassis|
|Transmission||4-speed sliding mesh.|
LEYLAND LION PLSC Bus History.
Towards the end of 1925, Leyland Motors Ltd introduced a completely new range of passenger models, one of which was the Lion. Classified PLSCI, this new forward control model had a wheelbase of 14ft 6in and was capable of carrying a 31 -seat body.
Late in 1926, a longer version was produced, known as the PLSC3, with a wheelbase of 16ft Sin enabling it to carry bodywork accommodating an extra four passengers. Both chassis are fitted with a 4-cylinder petrol engine of 5.1 litres capacity, plate clutch, 4-speed sliding mesh gearbox and double reduction rear axle.
Leyland produced a single-deck body for both models, and whilst 178 the majority of customers opted for this, other coach builders were also specified by certain operators.
Production ceased in 1929, by which time more than 2,500 had been built.