Chassis Leyland PD3/4 Titan
Chassis Number L223796
Engine Leyland 0600
Transmission 4 speed manual
Brakes Air Assisted
Body Northern Counties
Body Number 6201
Date of Registration 01-06-1965
The BUF 267C is from a batch of PD3’s, delivered to Southdown Motor Services in June 1965. The double decker saw service in areas surrounding Eastbourne, Brighton and Portsmouth.
Withdrawn from service, the vehicle was passed to Weardale Motor Services, Stanhope in July 1978, where, it was used on their Bishop Auckland route until the late 1980’s. Following this, it was purchased by Wallace Arnold in June 1995, who undertook a substantial overhaul and converted it to open top, with the roof removed and guard rails added to the upper deck body edges.
The vehicle took up duties from Leeds depot, undertaking a number of high profile contracts involving trophy winners from various football and rugby teams.
After the meger of Wallace Arnold and Shearings, BUF 267C formed the basis of the Classic Connections fleet. who restored the vehicle to its original Southdown livery, it featured in The Damned United film about Leeds United, and carried Doncaster Rovers on their victory parade through Doncaster, following their successful promotion to the Championship Division in 2008.
BUF 267C was sold in 2008 to Aire Valley Transport Group, who continue to use it on promotional and service work.
Southdown Motor Services – 01-06-65
Weardale Motor Services, Bishop Aukland – 03-07-78
Wallace Arnold Coaches Ltd, Leeds – 27-06-95
Classic Connections – 27-04-07
Aire Valley Transport Group – 10-07-08
Repairs and Servicing
Collect from Wallace Arnold
Returned to Wallace Arnold for removal of vinyls and MOT test
Return from Wallace Arnold after repaint into Southdown livery
Application of transfers and vinyls
Repairs to fuel leak
Installation of sound system by Autosound
MOT test Class VI
Sold to Aire Valley Transport Group