Setra to show five oldtimers at Retro Classics 2015

Setra to show five oldtimers at Retro Classics 2015
February 2015
  • Three members from Setra's first model series in Hall 8: The first compact bus - the S 6 - made its début appearance 60 years ago in Geneva
  • An S 10 from the very first model series and an S 208 H will also be on display in Stuttgart
Setra will be marking a special anniversary at this year's "Retro Classics" exhibition in Stuttgart (26 – 29. 3. 2015) by exhibiting three model S 6 buses. The smallest buses ever built by Setra were acknowledged to be the first unibody compact buses and had their world première exactly 60 years ago at the Geneva Motor Show. In addition, visitors to the exhibition will be able to admire an S 10 from the Setra model series 10 as well as a 1979-built S 208 H on stand C 20-22 in Hall 8.
Setra S 6: three members from Setra's first model series
The first of the three S 6 buses was built in 1955. The blue bus was brought back to Ulm in 1988 after seeing service for - amongst others - an operator in Yugoslavia. The restored vehicle was added to the Setra Old Timer Collection in 2006. A year later it was crowned the best old timer in the "Buses & Coaches" category at the Retro Classics exhibition.
The second show bus of this model type was manufactured in 1962. The red S 6, which is in excellent condition, belonged to Ulm Technical College and was taken into the collection of historic vehicles in 1972 with 25,000 kilometres on the clock.
The third S 6 on show at the exhibition went into service in 1962. It has been loaned by the company Fischer Omnibusreisen GmbH & Co. KG, based in Weilheim/Teck, which to this day still deploys the panorama bus for town sightseeing tours or special shuttle services.
"Dear Augustin" and a 1970s club bus
The S 10 on show is one of the first Setra model series 10 vehicles. It was manufactured in 1955 and was in operation for the bus transport company Fritz Moser in Lindau for over 20 years, affectionately referred to as "Dear Augustin". Driven exclusively by the owner-operator during the time it was working down on Lake Constance, the vehicle has been back at Setra since 1975.
The S 208 H on show is the successor to the compact S 6. The smallest bus in the Setra model series 200 first took to the road in 1979. Today the very well-preserved 1970s club bus is still in operation, working for bus and coach operator Peter Hanses in Langenau in Baden-Württemberg.
Record number of visitors at Retro Classics 2014
Retro Classics is Europe's biggest trade show for old timers, replacement parts and restoration. Over 80,000 visitors came through the doors of the Landesmesse Stuttgart exhibition halls last year - a new visitor record.
The exhibition is open on Thursday 26 March from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Friday 27 March from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, 28/29 March from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A day pass for adults costs 18 euros, the concessionary rate is 13 euros.
Technical data of the vehicles on display
Setra S 6 (blue)
Year of construction:              1955
Chassis number:                   55 587
Number of seats:                   20 + 2
Engine:                                     4-cylinder Henschel 517 D 4 K
Height:                                      2630 mm
Length:                                     6700 mm
Width:                                       2250 mm
Setra S 6 (red)
Year of construction:             1962
Chassis number:                  56 307
Number of seats:                  24
Engine:                                    4-cylinder Henschel 517 D 4 K
Height:                                     2630 mm
Length:                                    6700 mm
Width:                                      2250 mm
Setra S 6 (Fischer Omnibusreisen)
Year of construction:           1962
Number of seats:                 22
Engine:                                   4-cylinder Henschel 517 D 4 K
Height:                                    2870 mm
Length:                                   6700 mm
Width:                                     2250 mm
Setra S 10 ("Dear Augustin")
Year of construction:           1955
Vehicle identification number:    52 624
Number of seats:                 37 + 2
Engine:                                   6-cylinder in-line Henschel 522 DPK
Height:                                    2880 mm
Length:                                   10,010 mm
Width:                                     2500 mm
Setra S 208 H (Omnibusbetrieb Peter Hanses)
Year of construction:           1979
Vehicle number:                   10 172 0077
Number of seats:                 29 + 1
Engine:                                  Daimler Benz OM 352 A
Height:                                   3030 mm
Length:                                  7600 mm
Width:                                    2500 mm

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    The S 6 of Fischer Omnibusreisen in front of the Setra Museum in the ‘Fischerviertel’ of Ulm.
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    A Setra S 208 H working for bus and coach operator Peter Hanses in Langenau.
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    In 1955 the first Setra S 6 was presented in Geneva