General Motors SDM-5301

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General Motors SDM-5301
Years of manufacture 1959 to 1963
Length 40 feet
Width 96 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel

The General Motors SDM-5301 was a 40 foot Suburban New Look built from 1959 to 1962 in the United States and 1963 in Canada. It was powered by a Detroit Diesel 8V71N and a manual transmission. The SDM-5301 featured all forward facing seats on a raised platform and optional A/C.

591 units were produced.

Demonstrator Units

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Serial Engine Transmission Notes
? 1960 250 ? ? GM demo
? 1961? 360 ? ?


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Preserved Coaches

Year Thumbnail Serial Original Owner Fleet Number Current Owner
1960 1 Public Service Coordinated Transport P700 Friends of the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center
1960 166 Red & Tan Lines 90 Art Smith
1960 167 Red & Tan Lines 91 Loren Joplin/Dreamliner Bus Leasing & Service
1962 536 Red & Tan Lines 255 Double A Transportation

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