The Leyland-MCW B36D was an underfloor-engined single-deck bus manufactured for at least eighteen countries from 1949 to 1971. 3,564 samples were built at four factories (three in the UK, one in South Africa) from 1949 to 1971, with 1,299 Olympics (36%) built as right hand drive and 2,265 (64%) as left hand drive. It was a very durable heavy-duty bus which ran in arduous conditions for longer periods than ever envisaged by its designers.
300 of these B36D vehicles sold to the Istanbul municipal bus fleet in 1968/9 were named Leyland-MCW Levend, a word meaning a crack soldier. They served nearly to the year 2000. None were preserved 🙁
I’ve made a printable 3d model of the legendary bus which I’ve spent most part of my childhood and youth in it, travelling from place to place in Istanbul.
Continue reading for more renderings, and STL files to print your own Levend.
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