Leyland CUB SKP3 Bus (1932 to 1938)
Leyland CUB SKP3 Bus
|Manufacturer||Leyland motors limited|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||4.4 litre to 4.7 litre|
|Type||6-cylinder petrol and oil|
Leyland CUB SKP3 bus was Built at Leyland's Kingston-on-Thames factory, the Cub range was introduced in 1932.
The SKP3 was a forward control chassis with a wheelbase of 15ft 6in. Powered by a 6-cylinder 4.4 litre side valve petrol engine, it had a 4-speed sliding mesh gearbox of the 'silent third' type. with constant mesh helical third gear, and a fully floating rear axle. The brakes were of the Lockheed hydraulic type, servo assistance being considered unnecessary on a vehicle of this size.
In 1933, a 6-cylinder 4.4 litre direct injection oil engine was introduced as an alternative to the petrol engine, and chassis fitted with this new power unit were classified SKP03.
Two years later, in 1935, two new power units replaced those already available, these being a new 4.7 litre 6-cylinder petrol engine, and a 4.7 litre indirect injection 6-cylinder oil engine. Classifications used for this new version was SKPZ2, and this model finally came to and end in 1938,