General Motors TH-8201

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GMC TH-8201
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Years of manufacture 1977 to 1978
Length 40 feet
Width 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel

The General Motors TH-8201 is a Rapid Transit Series transit bus of the General Motors RTS-01 generation. The model breakdown is as follows: T signifies a transit model, H: signifies the use of a Detroit Diesel 8V71N engine, 8 signifies a 40 foot length, 2 signifies a 102 inch width, and the 01 signifies the generation.


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(NOTE: Agencies listed in locations outside of California, Massachusetts, and Texas acquired their units second hand)

Demonstrator/Engineering Units

  • List of known demonstrator and engineering buses
Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Serial Engine Transmission Notes
001 May 1977 001 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
002 May 1977 002 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
003 August 1977 003 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
  • GM Engineering bus.
004 June 1977 004 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
  • GM Engineering bus.
005 July 1977 005 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
316 March 1978 042 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
  • GM Engineering bus.
March 1978 147 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Originally built for GMOO for export to Iran, was canceled and sold to Olympic Trails Bus Company 39.

Preserved Coaches

Year Thumbnail Serial Original Owner Fleet Number Current Owner
1978 388 Santa Clara County Transit District 1029 Joe Haralson