Hot Sixty 4th: The Evolving Police cars 5
A critical part of the police vehicles (hotsixty4th Johnny lightning Chevrolet school bus)
Welcome to Hot Sixty 4th where I showcase DLM 1/64 and smaller and sometimes slightly larger. The last one you will see is a school bus. Say what? Ok it's a prison bus that is originally a school bus so for my 82nd post in Drivetribe and 328th total post, I present to you the 1956 Chevy School bus from Johnny Lightning under their Monopoly series.
Johnny lightning has issued this same casting before and one of the most popular one is the school bus used by the Partridge Family TV show. The bus was originally identified as a 1957 Chevrolet 6800 Superior whose body was constructed by Superior Coach Company.
Ok so technically this isn't an official police vehicle used by any State but it is pretty obvious that JL used this livery to present this as a bus to transport prisoners which is an essential part in the police department. Sure it may not have the engine to outran the criminals but this is not what it is intended for. This casting have painted head and tail lights, rubber tires and metal body and chassis. The size on this casting is actually smaller than HO scale. Would love to see a true 1/64 of this bus one day.
Most of us would be familiar with the art work on the side of the bus as this is based on a board game called Monopoly which was created by Charles Darrow in 1933. The black and white color really matches with all the other police vehicles that I previously shown. Like all previous JL Monopoly series it comes with a game token.
I missed out on most of the previous releases so I am glad I was able to add this in my collection.