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Austral Tourmaster/Mercedes 0303's?

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Austral Tourmaster/Mercedes 0303's?

Postby Denv12 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:29 am

There must have been several Mercedes-Benz 0303/Austral Tourmaster bodied coaches over the years. Does anyone have any company records/fleet lists that shows how many were made and maybe who ordered them at the time?
I remember one edition of "Truck & Bus" where they featured one.They drove it across the Nullabour.1986 edition I think.
There were the odd one that looked a bit rough (the one in the magazine was one example)but then there were others that were perfect. Even PMC Adelaide did 2 High deck versions,one at the bus show that was a bit rough.I was working there while it was built. The Tourmaster/0303 was a nice looking coach to start with.
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Austral Tourmaster/Mercedes 0303's?

Postby sydfox22 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:18 pm

I know Coffs Harbour coaches had 2 ,Sunstate had 1 ,quinces had 1 or 2 , clipper tours had 1 just to name a few
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Re: Austral Tourmaster/Mercedes 0303's?

Postby Denv12 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:06 am

sydfox22 wrote:I know Coffs Harbour coaches had 2 ,Sunstate had 1 ,quinces had 1 or 2 , clipper tours had 1 just to name a few

Thanks sydfox22.
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Re: Austral Tourmaster/Mercedes 0303's?

Postby Sidey44 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:52 am

Im led to believe the Coffs Harbour had 3 delivered, 2 were N/A and the other was a twin turbo 951CI.......refer to my avatar for the turboed coach. Its had some massive changes and will be repainted white in a few months.
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Re: Austral Tourmaster/Mercedes 0303's?

Postby escapes » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:27 pm

Hi, thinking the Turbo 0303 didn't come out to 1992, I don't think Coffs Harbour Coaches had an Austral 0303/3 Turbo, I feel it was an MCA.

Howards & Swan Hill Bus Lines had the nicest 0303/3 Austral Tourmasters on the road.
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Re: Austral Tourmaster/Mercedes 0303's?

Postby Sidey44 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:21 pm

You would be partially correct about the 0303 but I can assure you they had 3 Tourmasters. .......mine was the prototype and was released to CHC in late 1985. It was fitted with a compound parallel Holset system, AG Diesels just recoed them btw and MB used it as a development for the 0404 series.
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