Neoplan USA AN408

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Neoplan USA AN408
Years of manufacture 1984 to 1988
Length 26 feet
Width 96 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel

The Neoplan USA AN408 "Litl' Bus" was a 26-foot, semi high-floor transit bus sold in the United States.


The AN408 used a self-supporting monocoque steel construction made of rectangular structural tubing that was electrically welded. Its exterior roof and walls were made up of double galvanized steel and were welded to the frame of the bus. Stainless steel was used for the wheelhousings and stepwells.

It was available with one or two doors plug-type doors. A wheelchair lift option was available in the front or the rear.

It featured a single step entrance design at the front door. It was Neoplan's first attempt at building a "Low Floor" transit bus.

Unlike the larger models in the Advanced Design series, the AN408's exhaust system featured a tailpipe protruding from the right side of the rear end instead of the left.





Original Operators

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Second Hand Operators

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  • Vatican - The Pope Bus/Popemobile (John Paul II) - Basilica of Guadalupe - D.F. Mexico City (exported from the U.S.) [1] [2] [3]

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  • Camptown Bus Lines - Newark, NJ (Ex-?)
  • Cinedyne - ?, CA (Ex-AC Transit)
  • D.C. Tours - Martha's Vineyard, MA (Purchased via Michaud Bus Sales in Salem, MA; Ex-Hudson Valley Bus, Exx-Camptown Bus Lines, Exxx-?)
  • Hudson Valley Bus - ?, NY (Ex-Camptown Bus Lines, Exx-?)
  • Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority (Long Island Bus) - New York City, NY (Ex-Avis Rent-A-Car)
  • New Orleans Tours - New Orleans, LA (Ex-?) [4]
  • Quo Vadis Tours - San Francisco, CA (Ex-AC Transit)

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  • Coop. de Transp. Casa Fuerte R.L. (Coop. Casa Fuerte Villa Olympica) - Barcelona, Anzoátegui
    • 2 known units, exported from the U.S.
    • Unit 5: [5] [6] [7]
    • Unknown fleet number: [8] [9]

Demonstrator and engineering units

  • 1 unit demoed at the 1984 APTA EXPO and sported the AC Transit paint scheme, but with different logo placements and Neoplan logos.[4]
Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
1984 1N9TAS3__EL013526 Detroit Diesel 8.2L Allison AT-545 Demo
1984 1N9TAS3__EL013542 Detroit Diesel 8.2L Allison AT-545 Demo