The Guy Arab was a bus chassis manufactured by Guy Motors. It was introduced in 1933 as a double deck chassis.[1][2]

Guy Arab
Preserved Birmingham Corporation Tramways Guy Arab IV
ManufacturerGuy Motors

In 1942, Guy launched a modified version with wartime constraints requiring components previously made of aluminium to be made from cast iron, increasing its weight by 20%. Over 2,700 were built during the war years.[3]

After the war, a single deck version was introduced, while the pre-war double deck version was reintroduced.[4] It remained in production until the 1970s.[5][6]

The West Riding Automobile Company of Wakefield had a large number of Guy Arabs and one, KHL 855, is preserved at the Dewsbury Bus Museum and has been restored to "as delivered" condition.

In Hong Kong, Guy Arab V was one of the most iconic bus models of the now defunct China Motor Bus (CMB) company. They have been serving on CMB routes from the 1950s until 1997. Part of CMB's Guy Arab V fleet were converted from single-deckers to double-deckers with a rebuilt bodywork in late 1960s to early 1970s.



  1. ^ A New Guy Oiled Bus Work Commercial Motor 23 June 1933
  2. ^ Guy Motors: Into the 1930s Wolverhampton History & Heritage
  3. ^ Guy Motors: World War 2 Wolverhampton History & Heritage
  4. ^ Guy Motors: The Post War Years Wolverhampton History & Heritage
  5. ^ Big psv expansion for Hong Kong Commercial Motor 9 January 1970
  6. ^ Pettie, Jasper (1979). Guy Buses in Camera. Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 0-7110-08841.

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