It was the longest route ever undertaken by any transport carrier and was operated by SATT (Société des Transports Africains Tropicaux). The journey covered several countries across the Sahara desert starting from Algeria and ending in francophone Niger. All this in 1937 when there was no air-conditioning. With the help of thick clothing sacks that were kept on top of the roof, water was spilled at intervals to keep journey comfortable.
The entire journey was done in the Renault AGP forward control truck that had 4.7 litre inline-four diesel engine with 85 hp power (therefore the model name AGP85) and carrying capacity of a payload of 3 tonnes. It could maximum speeds of 60 km/hr.
This scale model in metal is an exact rendition of the bus that travelled in the deserts across few countries.
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|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6.5 x 3 x 5|