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A 1973 photo of the former City Coach garage lot at 11th and Brevard Streets. A 1956 coach, number 1037, nestles between early silversides (no air conditioner) and later 1090 series silverside coaches. The 1957 vintage garage at this location was demolished in 1997.

The silversides were known as "new looks" to distinguish them from the "old looks' early versions which dated to 1940. Charlotte Transit has preserved one silverside, number 1255, which is used for safety presentations at schools. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission owns two others in the 1070 series. Several others can be found around the city.