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Built by AEC at its Southall works, the first Q-type double decker made its appearance in October 1932.Designed by John Rackham, the Q-type is remembered as one of the most remarkable advanced bus designs of its era. Only twenty three Q's were built, with the majority being bodied by Metro-Cammell and at a price tag of £1,225. Sales were extremely disapointing-so what went wrong? Was the bus industry of the time lacking in vision, was its engine accessibility or the fact that London transport opted for the STL-type? Nevertheless, this innovative vehicle is a true icon of the industry and visually pointed the way that was to be followed almost 25 years later.