Bus [Leyland Royal Tiger No.464]; British Leyland Motor Corporation, Saunders Ro...


Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)


Bus [Leyland Royal Tiger No.464]

About this object

Leyland "Royal Tiger" bus.
Auckland Transport Board Fleet no. 464.
Colour: light green, dark green and cream trim, silver roof.
Engine: Leyland 0.600 Diesel - 9.6 litre, horizontal type. 120 HP.
Chassis: Leyland 'Royal Tiger' OPSU1/1
Bodywork: Saunders Roe (Wales) "Rivaloy" PKD (Partly knocked down), assembled from kit set by assembled by Auckland Transport Board. 44 seats.
Transmission: Type of gearbox: Wilson, pre-select, fluid flywheel clutch, air brakes.
Gearbox: AEC Pre Selector.

In service between 1953-1983. Of 50 built for the fleet, this is the only survivor. Third type of diesel bus ordered in 1950s as the trams were phased out. Operators: Auckland Transport Board 1953-1963, Auckland Regional Authority 1963-1983.


British Leyland Motor Corporation

Maker Role



Saunders Roe Limited (England, estab. 1929, closed 1964)

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Date Made


Place Made



H 2930 L 9900 W 2700mm (H 115 3/8 L 389 3/4 W 106 5/16")

Subject and Association Keywords



Bus Collection

Credit Line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Object Type

Bus/Motor Vehicles/Land Transportation T&E/07 Distribution & Transportation Artifacts/Nomenclature

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