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Article about ACF Brill Model C-10 Bus built on Willys Chassis

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Guy found some great links regarding this Bus, which was also known as Jitney (see Steve’s links in the comments).  According to a New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center report dated September, 2010, there is no known C-10 in any collection.  The ATHS society believes at least 25 buses were built.  The Chassis is Willys, the Body is from ACF-Brill, and the model is C-10.  


This picture from Flickr shows the bus was branded Willys on the front. I was surprised to see that.


From 02/07/2013: This 1947article shows an example of ACF Brill Model C-10 Bus built on a Willys Chassis. Anyone heard or seen one of these? At least a few went to Atlantic City. These were designed as small, inexpensive buses for marginal lines.

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7 Comments on “Article about ACF Brill Model C-10 Bus built on Willys Chassis

  1. SE Pennsylvania Steve

    In Atlantic City this small bus is known as a Jitney.
    (Hey, Dave, I guess I just discovered I rode in a Willys when I was a kid!)
    History: The Atlantic City Jitney Association started in 1915. It’s the longest non-subsidized transit company in the United States.
    •The earliest jitneys were horse-drawn wagons. Limousines, station wagons and converted delivery vans (bread boxes) have also supplied jitney services.
    •Jitneys got their name from the slang phrase for a nickel, the original fare.
    •In 2010, the jitneys received a makeover. The new jitneys use compressed natural gas in addition to having a bright new look.

  2. deilers Post author

    Thanks Steve. That’s useful. I’ve done all kinds of searches, but have yet to find any more information on these buses.

  3. Paul

    Years ago there were the remains of two Brill railcars dumped at a vacant lot near my folks house. They’d been surplused from the Alaska Railroad. The Brill company made self powered railcars, trolleys and buses but shut down sometime in the 1950′s I think.

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