This Casting, First made by Corgi Juniors in the mid 1970s, is a replication of a Mercedes-Benz O309 Bus. The Mercedes-Benz O309 was a 24-seat bus, available with the following Engines:14 Cylinder petrol (1967-1986), 14 cylinder Diesel (1967-1986) and a 16 cylinder Diesel (1977-1986) The Mercedes-Benz O309 was Manufactured from 1967-1986 at the Iran-Khodro Diesel Works in Tehran, the capital of Iran. The O309 Bus was sold mainly in Countries across the Middle east, the Soviet Union, Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe and both East and West Germany.
The O309 was used by Military Forces in East Europe as a transport, and was Used by East German Police forces, also as a transport. In some countries, the O309 was employed a School Bus, and in other places used by airlines and tour companies as a private charter bus.
The casting shown on this page is a Hertz Car Rental Airport Coach, a Private Charter Airport Shuttle Bus for transporting large groups of People to and from the Airport and other places, i.e., Conventions, tourist destinations, Hotels, etc.
The Mercedes-Benz Bus has come out in the following versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes||Photo|
|1994||Auto City||White / Yellow||thin black stripe; "HERTZ" on both sides||Black / Plastic||Clear||Grey||corgi2||N# 93181||China||also issued with Corgi Base|