Chassis Number MW6G 233021
Engine Gardner 6HLW 8.4 litre
Transmission 5 speed manual
Body Eastern Coachworks C39F
Body Number 15720 Ser II
Date of Registration 01-05-1966
New to Bristol Omnibus in May 1966 and based at their Bath depot, the vehicle was retired out of service with the Bristol Omnibus in April 1974.
Following service with Fowey Bus and Taxi Co, the vehicle passed to Kimes Coaches, Folkingham, Yorkshire Travel, Scarborough and District Motor Services, East Yorkshire, before preservation with Beckett of Hull in Aug 92. Passing to Brian Sharpe of Derby in August 96, the vehicle was purchased by Autosound of Bradford for publicity purposes.
Interior restoration included new seat moquette to original pattern, sidewall and decency screens retrimmed and new linoleum fitted to the substantial floor. Mechanical work was linked to service and MOT inspections (class 6) though new wiper motors and locker door hinges were fitted. Items which were also new include the water pump, exhaust, headlamps, mirrors and wheel trims.
The vehicle passed to Neil Millington on his retirement from Autosound in 2005 and became part of his Classic Connections heritage fleet, before being sold to Mike Walker, Martyn Curtis and their Bristol Omnibus Group in Jan 2009.
Sold by Bristol Greyhound 01-01-78
Sold by Scarborough & Dist Motor Services 15-08-90
Sold by Roger Becket 20-08-92
Sold by Brian Sharpe 04-12-94
Purchased by Autosound – October 1999
Purchased by Classic Connections – March 2005
When in Classic Connections Ownership
April 06 – Fit new exhaust silencer box
June 06 – MOT inspection at Wallace Arnold & pass Class 6
June 07 – MOT inspection at Wallace Arnold & pass Class 6
June 08 – MOT inspection at Wallace Arnold & pass Class 6
July 08 – Repairs to off side locker door and hinge
Jan 09 – Sold to Dr Mike Walker