Nova Bus TC40-102N

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The Nova Bus TC40-102N, also known as the Classic was a transit bus that was built from 1993 until 1997, which was the final year of production of the Classic, after 14 years of production. Nova Bus started to produce the Classic after that MCI sold the design to them in 1993.

Basically, the bus stayed the same in 1993-1994, with the exception of units with air conditioning, in that the rear unit was replaced with a roof-mounted unit. Nova Bus began integrating some other changes in 1995.

The Nova Bus Classic was available in a V-drive powertrain configuration until 1994 and became only available with a T-drive configuration in 1995. The reason of the T-Drive configuaration was because the new engines offered were too big to be placed in a V-drive configuration. The T-drive configuration required the presence of a box between the rear seats.

The MacKay gates for the rear doors became unavailable in 1995.

As with previous Classic manufacturers, Nova Bus offered an air-conditioned version of the Classic known as the TC40-102A.


  • Cummins C8.3 (1995 to 1997)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 (1995 to 1997)
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA (1993-1994)
  • Allison VR731 (1993-1994)
  • Allison B400R (1995 to 1997)
  • Voith D863.3 (1993-1994)
  • ZF HP590 (1995 to 1997)