Saurer, Switzerland began it’s journey way back in 1896 making basic petrol engines before the firm diversified into making automobiles. Over the years, they produced vehicles with two distinct and exclusive brand names – Saurer and Berna.
This Saurer 3C-H bus model was produced for nearly 25 years beginning 1934. With a Saurer made CT 2D 8.7-litre engine, this bus whose body was constructed by a Switzerland based coachbuilder Ramseier & Jenzer, became the leading bus of the day because of her flowing and smooth lines. This bus could accommodate 29 seating passengers.
This bus also featured in the 1954 Belgian issue of Georges Prosper Remi's (more popularly known by his nickname Hergé) "The Calculus Affair" in which one Prof. Calculus is kidnapped and taken to a distant land called Sylvadia in a small aircraft.
Characters, Tintin and Captain Haddock had to save the professor and there was no other way but to board a bus and tail the plane. That takes them to a fictional country in the Balkans, Sylvadia. And the bus that transported them was a Saurer 3C-H.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||11 x 5 x 3|
|Color||Green / Black|