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The Leyland Victory was a front-engine chassis which could be built into a single-deck or a double-decker bus. It was powered by a Leyland 680 engine and had a semi-automatic gearbox. In Singapore, the Victory were used as single-deck buses. The buses were new in 1978 and came in 2 types of bodywork; British Aluminum Co. (BACo) and Soon Chow, a local bus builder.

The body was made of fluted aluminum plates which were riveted together and deteriorated quickly. By the mid-1980s, the condition of a number of Victories were so bad that the old bodywork was completely replaced with a new one. During this period also, Singapore Bus Service (SBS) was experimenting with various air-conditioned bus models. Some Victories, besides having a new bodywork, were also installed with an underfloor air-con unit located at the rear. The Leyland Victory were completely withdrawn by the end of 1993.




SBS6668K was the first Soon Chow bodied Leyland Victory to be registered in 1978. To reduce costs, buses built during that period were unpainted save for a bold red line.


A Leyland Victory arriving at the old Toa Payoh Interchange. The familiar red and white SBS livery was adopted in 1985.


A Leyland Victory about to leave the interchange. The Victory was the only bus in Singapore with a semi-automatic gearbox. It was also the longest single-deck bus during its time.


A Leyland Victory with a new Soon Chow body. The new body had a smooth surface but design wise, it looked almost the same as the old body.


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