Sunday, January 17, 2010

Some info about our Golden Eagle: The original Golden Eagle was built in Germany by Kassbohreer and was powered with a M.A.N. D-8 Model D1648MTH Diesel Engine turbo-charged and aftercooled. The gear box on the prototype was a 6-speed, ZF Media 6M-75. The production models that followed had a 5-speed gear box of the same preselector type. The production buses were built in 1967 and were 40′ in length and of a hi-level design. A total of 51 Golden Eagles (name derived from the gold-colored aluminum siding and eagle insignia) were built in the 40′ length.
A new Bus and Car plant in Belgium was the manufacturing arm of Continental and started turning out Silver Eagles late 1962 and in 1963, 31 Golden Eagles were built and 13 more in 1964. These were known as Model 01 powered by a Detroit Diesel 8V71 and used a Spicer 4-speed transmission,
More on this story tomorrow…..

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