Neoplan USA AN408
|Years of manufacture||1984 to 1988|
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.
|Height: 108" (w/o A/C), 116.25" (w/ A/C)|
|Detroit Diesel 8.2L "Fuel Pincher" (8 cyl. 145 HP or 165 HP)|
|Front: Neoplan Independent Front Suspension System|
|Rear: Neoplan A-frame; 4:4:1 Ratio (60 MPH top speed)|
|Neoplan Air ride front and rear|
|Drum type air-over-hydraulic with automatic brake adjusters|
|Sutrak AC-31 roof mount|
|Driver's unit included with front windshield defroster, incorporating a separate air ventilation system,|
which utilizes blowers and ram-air vent
|12/24 volt system with two heavy-duty batteries|
|12-volt dual (sealed beam) headlights|
|Upper portion of the two-section curved windshield tinted with sunguard|
|Windshields curved to eliminate sun glare and reflection|
|Passenger windows have tiltable upper transom and standard glazing (1/4" tempered safety glass)|
|Dual tank with 57 gallon capacity|
|Up to 27 passengers|
|Energy absorbing bumpers on front and rear|
|Roof escape hatches|
|Dry type chemical fire extinguisher|
|Fire detection system|
- Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) - Alameda & Contra Costa Counties, CA
- Avis Rent-A-Car (Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kansas City Int'l Airport, JFK Int'l Airport, Miami Int'l Airport, various airports) - Parsippany, NJ
- Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority - Des Moines, IA
- Hertz Corporation (Reagan Washington National Airport, Miami Int'l Airport, various airports) - Midtown Manhattan, NY & Park Ridge, NJ
- Leisure Glen / Leisure Tech - ?
- Macy's Department Store - Sacramento, CA
- Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority - Parkersburg, WV
- US Air - ?
Second Hand Operators
- Vatican - The Pope Bus/Popemobile (John Paul II) - Basilica of Guadalupe - D.F. Mexico City (exported from the U.S.)   
- 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-?) 
- Quo Vadis Tours - San Francisco, CA (Ex-AC Transit)
- Coop. de Transp. Casa Fuerte R.L. (Coop. Casa Fuerte Villa Olympica) - Barcelona, Anzoátegui
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.
|1984||1N9TAS3__EL013526||Detroit Diesel 8.2L||Allison AT-545||Demo|
|1984||1N9TAS3__EL013542||Detroit Diesel 8.2L||Allison AT-545||Demo|