These buses were first hired from AEC and then purchased the following year. They were procured at a time when the delivery of new buses was slow and they filled a gap in the service requirement. They had previously belonged to Halifax Corporation and were of a design that dated from the 1920s. The last buses with outside stairs had been withdrawn from service in Coventry five years earlier. Number 7 (then 267) caught fire in Stoney Stanton Road in 1948. T.W.Moore has written an excellent account of the event in the CWK205 "10-Brownshill Green" forum.
Double deck with Hoyal bodywork, "camel" (i.e. humped) roof, open platform and open stairs
AEC 6.1 litre 6-cylinder petrol engine
Upper saloon: 26 seats Lower saloon: 24 seats§ Rebuilt by Brush in 1942 with enclosed stairs and platform
Upper saloon: 30 seats Lower saloon: 26 seats
|4§||1939||1948||CP8010||1946: renumbered 264|
|5§||1939||1948||CP8011||1946: renumbered 265|
|7||1939||1948||CP9070||1946: renumbered 267|