Compagnie Générale Industrielle de Transports (CGIT), a firm responsible for the tram network in Lille (a city in North France) felt the pressure to provide buses as a long time solution since trams were slow and could not go everywhere.
And so in 1954, a tender was issued for making 10 buses with certain specifications and firms such as Floirat, Chausson, Saviem, etc. participated. Isobloc another bus maker won the tender and makes the new bus with these new specifications naming it as 655 DHU. Production of these buses began in 1955 and by 1956 all the ten buses are delivered to CGIT.
CGIT who were happy with its performance decides to award the contract for another 7 buses, but Isobloc (by this time was owned by Saviem) who were not interested to continue this model under the Isobloc name. Reluctantly they sold these buses under the model name Saviem UI20.
The response from the public for these Isobloc buses was so overwhelming that CGIT wanted someone to produce more with no changes. Finding no one in France, CGIT approaches a Belgium firm Brossel to make them. Brossel agrees and gives it a new name – Brossel A92 DAR-L.
A rare bus collectible.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Discounted as outer cover of each package are missing. Now covered in plastic. Model intact.|
|- Rare Brossel bus|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||12.5 x 3 x 4.5|
|Color||Green / Cream|