PRESERVED BUSES & COACHES

REG OVL 473
MAKE Bristol
MODEL FS5G
YEAR 1960
BODY L33/27RD Eastern Coach Works, Lowestoft.
OWNER Mick Rolley, Quainton, Bucks
HISTORY Started life with Lincolnshire Road Car in 1960.  It remained in service with the company for 10 years and then for a further seven years as part of the National Bus Company.  It was bought for private use in 1977, changed owners a further twice, but remained in private hands.  However, in 1986, it was bought by Stagecoach Scotland and worked in Perth until sold again to Magicbus who also ran it in Perth until 1991.  That year it was purchased by Gibbons Classics of Maidstone, Kent, who began a restoration programme.  Three years later they sold it on to the present owner who undertook further restoration work, and began showing the vehicle at various bus rallies.  Now 50 years old, it is painted in the original Lincolnshire livery.

Information obtained from:  http://www.3cbcvm.org.uk/bristolfs5g.html

 

 

Above photo taken at: Oxford Bus Museum Running Day
Taken on: 17th October 2010

 

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