“Buses of the Auckland Regional Authority” by Sean Millar & Paul Gourley. ISBN 978-0-908726-90-5. NZD $20.00. Postage free within NZ. Overseas postage charged at cost.
“If you want to know about the buses of Auckland, this is the book I would thoroughly recommend.” The Driving Wheel.
A4 format, staple bound. 68 pages. Covers printed in colour inside and out, other pages in b&w.
Lists all the buses owned by NZ’s second-largest bus operator during its 25-year existence, 1964-1989. 110 photographs showing every type, often with left and right side views.
Part 1 acquired vehicles: AEC Regal IV 9281E, Atkinson Alpha BPM746H, Bedford SB, Bedford SBG, Bedford SBO, Bedford SB3, Bedford SB8, Bedford SB13, Bedford NFM, Bedford VAL, Bedford VAM, BUT 9711T, BUT RETB1, Daimler COG5, Daimler Freeline D650HS, Leyland Comet 13C6RP, Leyland Leopard PSU3, Leyland Royal Tiger OPSU1, Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster ERT2, Leyland TB, Leyland Tiger OPS3, Mack CBL, Mack EH, North Shore Transport rebuilds, Seddon Pennine IV.
Part 2 vehicles ordered new: Daihatsu Delta, Hino RB145, MAN SG220, MAN SG240, MAN SL200, MAN SL202, MAN SL243, Mercedes-Benz O305, Mercedes-Benz O303, Volvo B10M trolleybus.
Principal bodywork suppliers: Coachwork International, Hawke Bros, Hawke Coachwork, New Zealand Motor Bodies (NZMB), Saunders-Roe.
Acquired fleets: Auckland Bus Co (ABC), Auckland Transport Board (ATB), Auckland Transport Holdings (ATH), Commercial Buses, North Shore Transport (NST), Passenger Transport Co (PTC), Suburban Buses Ltd (SBL).