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Rapido GMC New Look Bus Order Deadline Approaching

The GMC New Look Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with almost 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the “Fishbowl” bus. Rapido is delighted to introduce the second release of the New Look bus in HO scale. This time the model is configured with a single-width rear door and has various improvements over the first release from 2017 but still comes packed full of detail and realism that you expect from a Rapido model, right down to every rivet. This model represents the second through fourth generations of the New Look bus, spanning from the mid 1960s right up until the last one was produced in 1986, and comes with transit agency-specific details from advertising panels to roof hatches.

All of Rapido's HO scale New Look Bus models include:

  • Correct tubular profile traced from a 3D scan of a real New Look Bus
  • Single-stream rear exit door in either 2-window or 4-window variants (as appropriate)
  • Era-correct rear engine door available in either early (5303) or late (5307) styles
  • Optional left-side emergency exit door, a trademark of the early productions
  • Full interior including separate seats with seatback handrails and grooved flooring
  • Etched-metal interior stanchions, stamped-metal handrails and separate farebox and steering wheel parts installed
  • Steerable front wheels and REAL rubber tires
  • Three types of bumpers - steel, water and rubber - installed as appropriate
  • A wide variety of optional parts pre-installed (where appropriate)
  • Separate advertisement frames included with each model
  • Pre-installed route destination signs for added realism

On top of all that incredible detail, Rapido's Deluxe version New Look Bus models also feature:

  • Interior lighting
  • Working headlights and tail lights
  • Illuminated front destination sign
  • Painted seatback handrails
  • Two-tone seats (where appropriate)

Note: A 9-12 volt DC power supply (not included) is required to power the lighting features. [posted May 1, 2020]