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Lord K's Garage - #55. Flxible Clipper

The Clipper, an undisputable Golden Age icon, was born in the Diesel Era.

Flxible High Life cruiser nose

In 1938, the Flxible Company presented its first rear-engine bus, a 25-passenger streamliner with Buick engine. Next year, the number of seats was increased to 29.
Here are some pre-war Clippers:

Mac's Auto ToursAdams Transit CompanyQueen City TrailwaysRed Ball Bus CompanyRed Ball Bus CompanyAirline Bus Company 58Iconic Clipper with twin lights and heavily ornamented nameplate became very popular after the war:

1946 Flixible Bus HDR Topaz

Clipper is a part of Americana - probably even more than its contemporary, the Super Coach:

Preserved postwar Clippers:

Gaslamp - 1946 Clipper - Front Angle1947 Flxible Clipper BusAustralian Clipper (one of 125 built down under):

US-built Clippers, again:

1953 Flxible Clipper

rtvc-radio television nacional de Colombia.

Flxible Clipper Private CoachFlxible Clipper Private CoachCapitol Trailways #64 Flxible Clipper

1951 Flxible BusWant to know more about these coaches? Read Ben Wilmore's article - the Clipper story + the ultimate Clipper identification guide. Fascinating!

Flxible Owners' Association website is also recommended.

Special thanks to The Rocketeer, crown426, hz536n, Roadesidepictures, scottr5150, thart2009, Metrobus, bparo2003, davidwilson1949, munidave, The Cox Klan, d_ihde, PaulAValentine @ Flickr

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