Eagle Model 05 is Introduced

In mid-1968, the new Model 05 was introduced but it continued to use the Model 01 body style. There were a number of internal changes but the main visible differences were the moving of the drive axle behind the bogie axle and the replacement of the four small baggage doors on each side with three larger ones. Trailways listed the last twelve of these as 1969 models but that may be based on when they were titled in the USA and not when they were actually built. 2041 Eagle Model 05 coaches were produced on 2 different continents, over 11 years. This coach became the iconic coach typically associated with Trailways. The Model 05 also became the leader in the conversion entertainer shell industries in their 2nd lives.