Little Gem : Iveco
GM Buses took fifty of Ivecos Turbo Daily minibus with Robbin Hood bodywork and this, 1550, is the last one as seen here at Rochdale bus station with, ironically the first one behind. A former demonstrator would later join the fleet and take fleetnumber 1500.
The Ivecos were the first of the minibuses to be withdrawn en-masse with the manual gearbox being the types achiles heel. This one has the original 'Little Gem' logos which were a metallic shiny effect. These were later dropped on cost grounds and conventional vinyl logos were fitted which didn't have the same effect.