Coventry Corporation Transport Society

Crossley DD42/7T

This bus was unique amongst the CCT Fleet.  Firstly, it was readily identified by its reverse livery, like CWK205 before it, which led to the name of "White Lady".  It was the only Crossley ever delivered to Coventry and had the landmark Fleet No 100 (GKV100).  It was also known as the White Elephant, possibly in part because of its automatic gearbox and high fuel consumption.  The automatic gearbox made reverse turns difficult and it was replaced, together with the engine, in 1953.  It is seen here at the Sewall Highway terminus.


This photograph was supplied by Geoff Cowley, taken in the early 1960s