Coventry Corporation Transport Society

Coventry's Daimler Buses

The details of buses described in this section have been assembled mainly from information described by Denton and Groves [1,2], with other details extracted from Peter Gould [3].  Other information sources have also been used to verify specific details, chiefly T W Moore [4], A A Townsin [5] and Roger Bailey [6].

The first Daimler was a single deck demonstrator, hired from Daimler in 1929 and purchased a year later.  Unless otherwise stated, all Daimler buses had a fluid flywheel and pre-selector gearbox.


[1] A S Denton and F P Groves, Coventry Transport 1884-1940, BTHG (1985)

[2] A S Denton and F P Groves, Coventry Transport 1940-1974, BTHG (1987)

[3] Peter Gould, Coventry Corporation Transport Bus Fleet History in Local Transport History (www.petergould.co.uk/local_transport_history)

[4] T W Moore, CT Bus Engines in CWK205 10-Brownshill Green (www.cwk205.com)

[5] A A Townsin, British Double Deckers Since 1942 Ian Allan (1965)

[6] Roger Bailey, Coventry Transport 1884-1974 (2 volumes), Tempus (2006)