The next exhibits can be found in Collection Room 1.
Milnes-Daimler double-decker buses saw use in London from 1904 on. The chassis, manufactured at Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, were furnished with bodies in England and sold by Milnes-Daimler Ltd. – 400 in London alone up to 1907. A major customer was Vanguard London Motor Omnibus Co., Ltd., whose logo the exhibited vehicle shows.
With this LO 1112, Hector Prieto began a career as a bus operator in Buenos Aires in 1969. As was customary in many private bus companies in the Argentine capital, his vehicle was colourfully painted and decorated inside with lucky charms, mascots and souvenirs to attract customers. The short-nose LO 1112 bus originated in the Mercedes-Benz plant in Buenos Aires.
The camper version of the Viano MPV is a variable, comfortable and safe travel companion. It’s named after the Venetian merchant Marco Polo, famed for his journey to China in the 13th century. The Westfalia company designed the layout and finished the interior of the spacious mobile home to conform to the vehicle’s comprehensive safety concept.
The exhibited bus is the first production vehicle of the third Travego generation and continues the tradition of Mercedes-Benz touring coaches. Apart from comfort and economy, the main emphasis is on the occupants’ safety. The Travego accordingly boasts a comprehensive package of safety features as standard.