Bus [TV2's 1955 Leyland Comet]

Leyland Motors Limited, Manufacturer;  New Zealand Motor Bodies, Manufacturer; 

1955
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Maker and Role
Leyland Motors Limited, Manufacturer
New Zealand Motor Bodies, Manufacturer
Production Date
1955
1996
Description
TV2 Bus, 1955 Leyland Comet. Painted in neon green, metallic plum and fitted with stainless steel accents, with late 1990s TV2 logo on both sides and back and a hand making the peace sign on the front grill (smaller version on back of bus). Single access door on front left of bus, Emergency escape door - middle of right side. Windows feature around upper third of sides and back, all slide open horizontally. Two headlights on each side of front with indicators above and three orange lights at the top centre. Roof had been modified with tread plate on the roof. Light-up stop sign and arrow indicators at back of bus.

Inside of bus is coloured in mint green and cream/brown textured panelling with Dark Green leather/vinyl/chrome seats, green linoleum flooring. Luggage racks above seating on both sides of bus. Lights and air vents mounted to roof down centre of bus. Seating: 15xDouble Seats mounted through centre of bus, 1x back seat which can seat 5 people, 1x Drivers seat, 1x front passenger seat located next to driver. Driver also has personal Sanyo fan mounted to dashboard of bus.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Organic/Vegetal/Plant Extract/Latex/Rubber
Processed Material/Leather
Processed Material/Textile/Wool
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Signature/Marks and Type
LEYLAND / COMET / 90 Maker's Plate
2 Logo
LARGE BUGGIES / CANNOT BE / CARRIED ON / THE BUS Sticker
PETONE / NEW ZEALAND MOTOR BODIES / NZMB / CHRISTCHURCH AUCKLAND Maker's Plate
Accession No
2017.32
Credit Line
Leyland Motors Limited et al. 1955
1996. Bus [TV2's 1955 Leyland Comet], 2017.32. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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- MOTAT Curatorial Research

Posted on 28-11-2019 00:12:07

This bus has played a major part in my childhood. I grew up in the early 2000s and I remember watching TV2 and seeing the bus in between shows, driving to the tune of "You only wanna be with 2". I've also seen the bus among other classic buses at MOTAT at an earlier point in my life but I can't seem to find it around the museum grounds these days. where has it gone and where can I see it?

- Kaleb

Posted on 26-11-2019 09:05:52