Marshall Bus

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Marshall Bus
SuccessorMCV Bus and Coach
ProductsBus and coach bodywork

Marshall of Cambridge; trading as Marshall Bus[1] was an English builder of bus and coach bodywork based in Cambridge. It was owned by the Marshall Group.


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Marshall Bus was a bodybuilder that during the 1960s built many buses for British Electric Traction.[2][3][4][5] It ceased manufacturing in the early 1980s.[6][7]

In January 1992, it re-entered the bus bodying industry after purchasing the rights to the Duple Dartline from Carlyle Works,[8]

The company's most popular product was the Marshall Capital, which was a single-decker bus body built between 1997 and 2003. It was typically built on the Dennis Dart SLF chassis, but was also used for other chassis types and to re-body older chassis. In 2001/02, Marshall rebuilt a number of AEC Routemasters for Transport for London.

In 2002, Marshall went into administration[clarification needed] and shortly after closed. Thereafter, MCV Bus & Coach bought the design rights for the Capital body and they continued production for a short while before its successor MCV Stirling was introduced.



  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 245740 Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace Limited formerly Marshall of Cambridge (Engineering) Limited
  2. ^ Bodybuilders' Agreement Commercial Motor 6 November 1959
  3. ^ Large Orders for Marshall Commercial Motor 16 July 1965
  4. ^ More Bus Bodies from Marshall Commercial Motor 1 April 1966
  5. ^ Marshall scoops the BET bus order pool Commercial Motor 28 June 1968
  6. ^ Marshalls on the road again Commercial Motor 23 April 1982
  7. ^ History Marshall Group
  8. ^ Marshalls snaps up rights to Dart Commercial Motor 16 January 1992

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