Specific: Introduced in the late 1950´s at a
price around 34.000,- Kr ea.. Danish body-work by
Ringsted Karosserifabrik (Ringsted Coach Factory) on
SB-chassis. Late production models had US military
pattern black out lights, front and rear.
All had a second door on the left-hand side at
the rear and a large roof luggage grid.
Historical: The SB-chassis, known as the
"Big Bedford" was introduced in October 1950.
It became a major success and remained in production
A new version with longer wheel base was announced in
August 1955. Besides bus-production the chassis was used
in other applications where roomy body-work was required,
like mobile libraries.
The chassis was used to produce a dual-purpose
coach/ambulance operated by the British Army and RAF.
These vehicles were generally constructed by Strachans.
Length: 8.65 m (337 inches).
Width: 2.40 m (93 inches).
Height: 2.98 m (116 inches).
Weight: 9.075 kg (40.500 lb.).
Engine: Own 5.410 cm3 (330 cubic inches)
displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 103 at 2.600 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed gearbox.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Brakes: Hydraulic brakes, servo-assisted.
Tyres: 8.25 - 20.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: N/A.
Additional: Capacity: 32 passengers.
Variants: Bedford SB (1970´s version).