1937 Ford Model BB Touring Bus

This absolutely wonderful Ford Model BB open-air touring bus was custom-built by Schukraft and Co. for Chicago’s beloved Morton Arboretum. This natural oasis in Chicago’s suburbs was founded in 1922 by Joy Morton of Morton Salt fame, and remains one of the area’s most popular attractions. This unique vehicle is based on a heavy-duty Ford commercial chassis, which was stretched to 157 inches, and is powered by a 100hp, 239 cubic-inch flathead V8. Ford’s front end styling is some of the prettiest of any truck of the period, and it is paired with a unique canopy-covered platform body with six rows of bench seats so passengers can enjoy a full view of the natural beauty of the arboretum. It was used by the arboretum from 1937 through the late 1980s, and was occasionally brought out of retirement for special events. A wonderful collector piece for a wide variety of uses. This vehicle just arrived, and a full description is coming soon. Please contact Hyman Ltd for more details.

 

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Stock number 7011

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