Autocar Connaisseur

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Autocar Connaisseur was a charter and tour motorcoach operator based in Montreal, Quebec. The company was founded in 1982 by Lorenzo Calce who emigrated from Italy in 1954. He sold the business to Coach USA in 1997 who formed the subsidiary Coach Canada.[1]

Fleet Roster (pre-Coach Canada)

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Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-4 1981 MCI MC-9 Ex-Murray Hill 8116, 8118, ?, ?.
5 1981 MCI MC-9
87 Sept. 1977 MCI MC-5C
881 1988 Prevost LeMirage XL
1012 1970 GMC T8H-5305A Ex GO Transit 1012.
1075 1975 MCI MC-8
1084 1984 MCI MC-9 VIN - EP039048
1184 1984 MCI MC-9 VIN - EP039049
1186 ? MCI MC-8
1198 11/1988 MCI 102-C3
1199 1989 MCI 102-C3 VIN - KP042776
1233 1977 MCI MC-8 To Charterways Transportation 1777.
1284 1984 MCI MC-9 VIN - EP039050
1285 1985? Prevost LeMirage XL
1299 1989 MCI 102-C3 VIN - KP042777
1381 1981 MCI MC-9
1384 1984 MCI MC-9 VIN - EP039059
1399 1989 MCI 102-C3 VIN - KP042778
1484 1984 MCI MC-9 VIN - EP039072
1498 1988 MCI 102-C3 VIN - JP042234
1598 1988 MCI 102-A3 VIN - JP042256
1676 1976? MCI MC-8
1699 1989 Setra S215HDH Ex-SMT (Eastern) 4605.
1780 1980? Prevost Champion
1799 Setra
1886 ? MCI MC-5C
1897 1987 MCI 102-A3 Ex-Trentway-Wagar Coach Lines 2901.
1898 ? Prevost LeMirage
2170 1970? MCI MC-7
2192 ? Prevost LeMirage
2272 1972 GMC P8M-4905A
2279 1979 MCI MC-9 Ex-Murray Hill 7922.
2288 1978 Prevost LeMirage
2296 1986 Prevost LeMirage XL
2376 4/1976 MCI MC-8
2391 ? Prevost LeMirage
2399 Oct. 1989 MCI MC-9 "Special" Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 7 speed manual?
2476 1976 Prevost PTS47 Prestige Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer? 6 speed manual
2599 2/1989 MCI 102-C3
2672 June 1972 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4 Speed Manual
2680 1980 MCI MC-5C Ex-Charterways Transportation 1246.
2687 ? MCI MC-8?
2781 ? MCI MC-9
2783 ? MCI MC-7 Ex-Greyhound Canada #?
2795 ? MCI MC-9
2872 ? MCI MC-7
2895 1985 MCI 96-A3 VIN - FP040206
2988, 3088 1978 MCI MC-8 Ex-Brewster 63-64.
3095 1985 MCI 96-A3
3186 MCI MC-8
3188 1978 MCI MC-8 Ex-Brewster 62.
3195 1985 MCI 96-A3
3279 ? MCI MC-9
3288 1979 MCI MC-8 Ex-Brewster 138.
3290 1980 MCI MC-9
3388 1979 MCI MC-8 Ex-Brewster 139.
3486 ? MCI MC-5C
3487 ? Prevost Prestige
3488, 3588 1979 MCI MC-8 Ex-Brewster 140-141.
3682 ? MCI
3685 1985 MCI 96-A3 VIN - FP040204
3688 1979 MCI MC-8 Ex-Brewster 142.
3696 1986 Prevost LeMirage XL
3788 1979 MCI MC-8 Ex-Brewster 143.
3795 1985 MCI 96-A3 VIN - FP040205
3886 1975 MCI MC-8 Ex-Gray Coach Lines 2273.
3888 1979 MCI MC-8 Ex-Brewster 144.
3973 1973 Prevost Champion Ex-Votre-Choix Transport 73-100.
3983 ? Prevost Champion
4074 1974 GMC P8M-4905A
4084 GMC P8M-4905A Ex-Voyageur #?.
4180 1980 MCI MC-9 Ex-Trentway-Wagar Coach Lines 2204.
4181 6/1981 Prevost LeMirage
4190 1980 MCI MC-9 Ex-Trentway-Wagar Coach Lines 2205.
4195 5/1985 MCI 96-A3 Ex-Canada West Coach Lines 991.
4200, 4210 1980 MCI MC-9 Ex-Trentway-Wagar Coach Lines 2206-2207.
4287 Prevost Prestige
4394 1984 MCI MC-9 Ex-Autobus Auger 8408.
4475 1975 GMC P8M-4905A
4487 1977 Prevost Prestige
4579 ? Prevost LeMirage
4590 1980 Prevost LeMirage
4683 MCI
4686 GMC PD/P8M
4794 1984 MCI MC-9
4795 1985 Prevost LeMirage XL
4889 ? Prevost LeMirage
4892 May 1982 Prevost LeMirage
4895 1985 Prevost Astral XL
5092 May 1982 Prevost LeMirage
5188 GMC PD/P8M
5287 1977 Prevost Prestige
5585 GMC
5586 GMC
5690 MCI MC-9
6091 Prevost LeMirage
6192 1982 Prevost LeMirage
6289 MCI MC-9
6374 GMC
6484 GMC
6574 GMC
6690 1980 Prevost LeMirage
6808 ? Prevost Prestige
7090 MCI MC-5C
7191 Oct 1981 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
7495 1981 Prevost LeMirage To Autobus Desormeaux #?
7621 1976 MCI MC-8 Ex-Murray Hill 7621.
7695 1985 Prevost LeMirage XL
7784 1974 GMC P8M-4905A
7884 1974 MCI MC-5B
7984 1974 GMC P8M-4108A
7900 1982 MCI MC-9
7990 1980 MCI MC-9 Ex-Voyageur T1853.
8102-8103 MCI MC-9
8190, 8290 1980 MCI MC-9 Ex-Voyageur T1850-T1851.
8384 Prevost Champion Ex-Votre-Choix Transport #?
8490 1980 MCI MC-9 Ex-Voyageur T1857?.
8510 1980 MCI MC-9
8590 1980 MCI MC-9 Ex-Voyageur T1856.
8785 GMC PD/P8M
9584 MCI MC-8
9885 MCI MC-8
12106 1996 Prevost H3-41 Detroit Diesel Series 60 To R&J McMynn Leasing.
13108 1998 Prevost H3-45 VIN - 2PCH33490W1012484
14108 1998 Prevost H3-45 VIN - 2PCH33490W1012487
16102 1992 Prevost H3-40 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA Ex-Charter Bus Lines of British Columbia 98.
19103 1993 Prevost H3-40
20104, 21104 1994 Prévost H3-40 Ex-Trentway-Wagar Coach Lines 3261 & 3260.
36321 MCI MC-9
1974 MCI MC-5B
1980? Prevost LeMirage VIN - B1001891
1981 Prevost LeMirage
1985 MCI 102-A3 VIN - FP040662
1993 Prevost H3-40 VIN - 2P9H33400P1001367

References

  1. Ravensbergen, Jan. "Texans Buy Quebec's Motor-Coach Leader: If You Tour the Town Or Ride to the Airport, You Probably Know Connaisseur Buses." The Gazette Jan 09 1997. ProQuest. Web. 5 Feb. 2017.
  2. Busfan Place, busfanplace.com, retrieved on 2009-08-23