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)

[2]

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
1012 1970 GMC T8H-5305A Ex GO Transit 1012.
1075 1975 MCI MC-8
1186 ? MCI MC-8
1198 11/1988 MCI 102-C3
1233 1977 MCI MC-8 To Charterways Transportation 1777.
1285 1985? Prevost LeMirage XL
1381 1981 MCI MC-9
1384 1984? MCI MC-9
1676 1976? MCI MC-8
1699 1989 Setra S215HDH
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
2795 ? MCI MC-9
2872 ? MCI MC-7
3278 ? MCI MC-7? Ex-Brewster 138.
3279 ? MCI MC-9
3290 1980 MCI MC-9
3388 ? MCI MC-7?
3486 ? MCI
3588 ? MCI MC-8?
3682 ? MCI
3688 ? MCI MC-8?
3983 ? Prevost Champion
4074 1974 GMC P8M-4905A
4180, 4190, 4200, 4210 1980 MCI MC-9 Ex-Trentway-Wagar Coach Lines 2204-2207.
4394 1984 MCI MC-9 Ex-Autobus Auger 8408.
4475 1975 GMC P8M-4905A
4487 1977 Prevost Prestige
4579 ? Prevost LeMirage
4590 ? Prevost LeMirage
4683 MCI
4794 1984 MCI MC-9
4795 1985 Prevost LeMirage XL
4889 ? Prevost LeMirage
4892 May 1982 Prevost LeMirage
4895 ? Prevost Astral XL
5092 May 1982 Prevost LeMirage
5585 GMC
5690 MCI MC-9
6289 MCI MC-9
6374 GMC
6484 GMC
6574 GMC
6808 ? Prevost Prestige
7191 Oct 1981 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
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
8102-8103 MCI MC-9
12106 1996 Prevost H3-41 Detroit Diesel Series 60 To R&J McMynn Leasing.
16102 1992 Prevost H3-40 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA Ex-Charter Bus Lines of British Columbia 98.
19103 1993 Prevost H3-40 To Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 3193.
20104, 21104 1994 Prévost H3-40 Ex-Trentway-Wagar Coach Lines 3261 & 3260.
36321 MCI MC-9

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