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Setra Panoramabus in Germany.This photo shows a fantastically stylish coach parked outside a Bahnhof (railway station) in Germany.
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A closer look shows the Setra name on the lower flanks of the bodywork, just below the 'Hanseat V' script. I can't make out the operator of this vehicle, although they were based in Hamburg (was this photo taken there too?). A look around the internet brought up this interesting Setra club site (German text), which gives more clues about this vehicle. It turns out that it is a 24 seat S8 Setra Panoramabus, built approx 1953.
This really is a stylish machine - note the lovely curved roof rack for carrying excess baggage, the curved roof windows, and plush interior trim. According to the above website, these coaches were fitted with a number of luxury items, such as a refrigerator, radio/microphone, coffee machines and even an on-board telephone. These Setras were finished in a cream and red colourscheme.
In the background is the Linden-Hotel, with advertising signs for Union Bier high up above the street. Next door is a YMCA building, with old lorries parked outside.
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