The Santa Barbara Model is based on our original iconic design of the California Street Trolley. It combines the exhilarating open air effect with a partially enclosed center section, providing more protection from the elements and a greater sense of security for certain riders. 

The primary difference between these two models is the cost factor.  The Santa Barbara Trolley Body has been built to the same exacting standards that Classic Trolley builds all of our products to. The extensive use of hand finished hardwoods, wrought iron corbels, brass rails and other high quality materials all combine to create the Classic Trolley look and feel.  The primary cost reduction comes from a lower priced chassis.  The Santa Barbara is built on a Ford Motor-home Chassis VS the Freightliner Transit Chassis that most of our other Trolleys are built on.  While this is a quality chassis, it won't provide the same rider ease that an air suspension/brake system will provide.  Also, a motor home chassis - while it is designed to last well, isn't going to function at the same level as a transit chassis. For many operators, this is a great choice, and is a beautiful, well built Trolley; retaining all the charm of our Classic Trolleys, at a lower price point.

  • Width: 8 ft. 6 in.
  • Length:28 ft. to 32 ft. depending on build length.
  • Height: 11 ft. 6 in.
  • Passengers:  28 to 33
  • GVW: 22,000
  • Spring Suspension, Hydraulic Brakes
  • Arched Trolley Windows
  • Original 1890's Style Cupola Roof with Rib & Bead Board Ceiling
  • Brass Rails
  • Solid Oak Benches: Furniture or Park Style Design
  • Solid Brass Bell Made in San Francisco with the Original Mold from the old 1890's Cable Cars
  • Interior Sign Boards
  • Front Heater & Defroster
  • Altro Transit Floor Covering
  • Decorative Interior Dome Lights
  • Driver's Air Seat
  • Steel Front & Rear Bumpers
  • Tubular Steel Frame
  • Auto Safety Glass
  • Emergency Exits
  • Audible Back-Up Alarm
  • DOT Approved Exterior Lighting
  • Triangle Safety Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Exterior Sign Boards
  • Pre-wired for 6 PA or Stereo Speakers
  • Premium Exterior Automotive Paint - Your Choice of Color


  • Customizable Air Conditioning Systems
  • Customizable Heating Systems
  • "Classic" 22 K Gold Vinyl Graphics 
  • Vinyl Graphics
  • Full Printed Body Wrap
  • Premium Sound AM/FM/CD with 6 Speakers
  • Flat Screens with DVD Player
  • Multilingual Narration System
  • Velvac Electric Side Mirrors
  • Ricon Wheelchair Lift
  • Freedman Fabric/Vinyl or Leather Composite Seats
  • Rain Curtains
  • Fare Box
  • Bike Racks
  • Destination Signs
  • Solid Oak Brochure Rack
  • Pads for Furniture Style Bench Seats
  • Stainless Steel Wheel Covers
  • Exterior Sign Racks
  • Custom Multicolored Paint Scheme
  • Custom Exterior Finish        (E.G. Stucco)
  • Rail Options: Stainless/Chrome, Cable, Wrought Iron or Your Choice
  • Custom Corbels
  • Extended Warranty on Engine/Chassis
  • Anything Else You Need that We Can Make Happen!


The Santa Barbara is built on a Ford Chassis - Front Engine Gasoline Engine.  It could be built with a Diesel Engine, but the vehicle cost would increase. Please click on link below for more information on specific chassis.

Front Engine Gasoline

Completed Trolley overall dimensions are 8'6" wide by 28 - 32 long by 11'6" tall.


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