Ikarus Lux 55-14

Ikarus Lux 55-14

Ikarus Lux 55-14

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ABOUT

After the first Ikarus 55 had retired in the middle of the 60's, along came the Ikarus Lux that had a similar body but the inside was modified and the seats all faced in one direction.

All 30 seats looked kind of stiff and people were justified to ask what was so luxurious about it. But it had Ikarus Lux written on it, so obviously it was luxurious.

TECHNICAL DATA

TECHNICAL DATA

Length of Ikarus Lux is 11 meters and the bus is suitable for travelling only on paved inter-city roads.

  • The bus has uncomfortable faux-leather seats, which are adjustable but, on a longer journey on a hot day, can also make your backside sweat
  • Sunroofs in the ceiling provide ventilation in a manner that leaves men wanting more air and women almost catching a cold
  • Smaller luggage is placed in the compartment below the floor, larger bags can be placed in the back of the bus
  • Engine noise is loudest in the back of the bus. Screaming is one way to solve the communication issue, we also recommend forwarding letters

HISTORY

1960 marks the beginning of the Ikarus age on Estonian roads. Older people love reminiscing the Ikarus Lux buses with tails.

These buses are now recognised as the top technological product of bus industry in that period. Ikarus buses were operational, notably more comfortable thanks to softer springs, and more economic than earlier USSR buses

1971

1980s

1990s

2006-11

Viru-Nigula collective farm

Bus was mainly used for transporting local people and day labourers from town to country. After an engine failure the bus was written off.

Our aim was to restore the authentic look of the bus. We are also planning to apply for a black vintage license plate.

Viru-Nigula collective farm

Bus was mainly used for transporting local people and day labourers from town to country. After an engine failure the bus was written off.

Our aim was to restore the authentic look of the bus. We are also planning to apply for a black vintage license plate.

Rekvere

Koit Kerem along with Rein Vichmann and other old technology enthusiasts try to preserve and repair the bus.

Our aim was to restore the authentic look of the bus. We are also planning to apply for a black vintage license plate.

SEBE/Busland

Bus renovation (2006 autumn–2009 summer: body and interior; 2010: engine and electricity; 2011: final touches).

Our aim was to restore the authentic look of the bus. We are also planning to apply for a black vintage license plate.