1/87 Scale Car of the Year: Iconic Replicas ’59 Greyhound Bus

For larger vehicles that take up too much space at bigger scales, to model Train builders who want realistic cities in HO scale, 1/87 is a small, but important niche for diecast. It’s also a place for model car builders to flex some skills, bringing in tons of detail despite a small palette, especially when the original vehicle is this huge.

This bus is based on a 1959 GM 4104. With a superior Detroit Diesel out back, and featuring gleaming aluminum body panels over a monocoque frame, this was the most advanced and efficient bus of its time and -as buses go- has certainly endured as an iconic machine. This model features Greyhound bus lines livery, with the destination listed as Minneapolis.

Impressively for the scale, this bus also has all it’s marker lights, detailed wheels, external mirrors, chrome trim, and all the decals and numbering to complete the look of a real bus. It’s a great addition to the Hall.