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Owen

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UltraVan Numbers
« on: October 06, 2015, 10:26:05 PM »
Early UltraVan production was convoluted and hard to follow, the available records are limited and sometimes contradictory. Our best understanding is that there were eleven coaches built before #201, but the numbering is very inconsistent. Two of these eleven have never been reported to the Club, the nine that have been identified are:
#1 aka #101, aka #001
#2 aka #200
#3 aka #103
#4 aka #104
#5 aka #104, aka #105 (serial S63 104)
#6 aka #106 (serial 163006)
#9? aka #163, aka #102 (serial s- 163102)
#10? aka #103 (probably serial s- 163103)
#11? serial s- 264105

Starting with the twelfth coach serial numbers were consecutive from #201 thru #559 (though there is some inconsistency that has not yet been resolved between #204-209). There is a summary of the early coaches here: http://www.corvair.org/chapters/ultravan/OaklandUVs.html
Note:
 #510-556 were produced with Chevy 307 V8 engines.
 #557-559 were not completed by the factory but were returned to Peterson.

Peterson later designed a new model UltraVan and produced #601-605. His final design was model #700.

Independently of Peterson, the Hutchinson factory produced a separate design called the Tiara, these were numbered #2001-2042.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2015, 11:10:25 AM by Owen »

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Re: UltraVan Numbers
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 10:39:42 PM »
Guess I need to add a few more categories, huh?

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Re: UltraVan Numbers
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2015, 07:39:39 PM »
Interesting information Owen. Thank you for taking the time to posting it.

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