Bristol Commercial Vehicles Enthusiasts

Last updated : March 17th 2018 (Vinyls and stickers for sale)

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Other buses are tracked on eBay here. Recent additions are:

Bedford SB/Willowbrook new to Salop CC XUJ629 (added March 17th 2018)
Bournemouth Leyland Tiger PS2/Burlingham coach JFJ401 (added March 3rd 2018)
Bedford YLQ/Plaxton camper coversion PWU366W (added February 22nd 2018)
Ex-London Transport DMS259 JGF259K (added February 14th 2018)
Bristol LHS/Plaxton coach RGF231P (added February 7th 2018)
Ex-W.M.P.T.E. Daimler Fleetline WDA672T (added February 1st 2018)
The last roadworthy Volvo B10M/Plaxton Viewmaster WFX75X (added January 25th 2018)
Ex-Reading MCW Metrobus LMO186X (added January 25th 2018)
Ex-Citybus Bristol RELL AXI2533 (added January 22nd 2018)
Bedford YRQ race transporter conversion GKX997N (added January 18th 2018)
Ex-Solent Blue Line Leyland Olympian bus-bar F707RDL (added January 16th 2018)
Ex-Black & White Leyland Leopard/Plaxton SDD146R (added January 7th 2018)
Ex-Black & White Leyland Leopard/Plaxton KAD359V (added January 7th 2018)
Ex-Southdown Leyland Tiger / Duple Laser A811CCD (added January 7th 2018)
National Express Rapide Leyland Tiger A509HVT (added January 7th 2018)
Ex-Birmingham Leyland Tiger PS2 JOJ231 (added December 21st 2017)
AEC Reliance/Plaxton Panorama Elite JMC123K (added December 16th 2017)
Ex-London Transport RT 804 JXN182 (added December 12th 2017)
Bedford VAL/Italian Job replica ALR453B (added December 8th 2017)
Bristol KSW open-top WNO480 (added December 4th 2017)
Ex-Reading Corporation Mk2 MCW Metrobus LMO191X (added December 1st 2017)
Ex-WMPTE Daimler Fleetline WDA672T (added November 28th 2017)
Ex-North Western Bedford VAL/Strachans AJA133B (added November 23rd 2017)
Bristol RELL6G/Alexander AXI2533 (added November 20th 2017)
AEC Routemaster RM2106 (added November 7th 2017)
Dual-door Bristol VR HUD479S (added November 6th 2017)
Bristol Lodekka JPW459D (added November 6th 2017)
AEC Routemaster RML2628 (added November 6th 2017)

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 Bristol Omnibus Memorabilia


Bristols Available for Purchase

February 2018

Robert Nogues has decided to offer his RELL6G/Alexander (ex-Citybus 2446) WOI2446 for sale. It is currently roadworthy with a valid MOT and comes with a quantity of spares. Robert is asking 2500 and if you are genuinely interested please drop him a line at
September 2017
Mike Pannell is rationalising his fleet of Lodekkas and so is making open-top FLF6G 409PTA available in Wyoming, U.S.A. It is currently a non-runner but could be repaired. He also has available the front end from 136HUO which is in an unknown condition but could possibly be used to repair the open-topper. Enquiries to Mike at
March 2017
As reported recently on this website, Wolfram acquired former Western National LD6G 1933 (UOD487) last year for spare parts to repair his own accident-damaged TUO503. This work is now complete but he has no need for the remains of 1933 nor a place to store it, so he is offering the bus free of charge to anyone who can make use of it. The down side is that the bus is in Austria and you will of course need to have it towed away, but if you are interested please contact Wolfram either through Facebook or at
October 2016
Two LHs currently in the care of Heritage Malta are currently being offered for sale by tender alongside various other vehicles. The first is ECW-bodied GLJ485N and the other is Plaxton-bodied RDE298S (new to Silcox of Pembroke Dock). Details of how to tender can be found here.
August 2016
AAX21B in 2016
Former Red & White FS6G AAX21B is currently for sale in Moscow. Any brave souls out there looking to take on a Lodekka should contact Leonid Kozlov at for further details but I don't advise sending money abroad until you know what you're getting!
June 2016
Owing to the impending loss of storage very rare dual-door RESL6G CCG296K which was new to Aldershot & District is being offered for sale by Mike Grant. It has been stood outside for many years and is still in the same condition as when it was used by the London Borough of Redbridge as a mobile day centre. It must be sold, or it will have to go for scrap so please make Mike an offer on 01708 509058 or email
October 2015
Former Ulsterbus RELL6G/Alexander (Belfast) WOI2440 is for sale at 3,500. It was acquired earlier this year by Alex Silk for conversion to a mobile bar, but plans have changed and Alex would now like to see it go to a good home. It is based in the Wells area and enquiries should be made to 07496 366660.
March 2015
XFB836Y in 2015
Cavendish Liner currently have a rare very late-model Duple-bodied LHS coach XFB836Y for sale. Unfortunately it requires a replacement engine, but is otherwise complete and would make an interesting addition to the ranks of preserved vehicles. Allocations manager Ben Fountain is handling the sale and can be contacted at
February 2015
Rare ex-West Midlands P.T.E. MCW-bodied VR GOG653N is currently available for offers around 2000. It was restored many years ago but has not moved since 2007. Would need a heavy clean and thorough tidy up. Complete with seats it will need mechanical attention to get it rolling again. The current owner has no means of moving it or working on it and would like to see it go on to a good home in preservation - contact 
January 2013

Robbie Pict is reluctantly selling his LHL/Plaxton coach, converted for use as accommodation. It was recently featured in the BBC Alba documentary "The Bridge Rising" when it acted as the campaign bus for the Skye toll protestors. At present out of MOT Robbie would accept in the region of 2500 or 2995 with an MOT. It is mechanically sound with a ramp fitted to the rear. Suitable for stock cars, quad bikes, horses, etc. For further details please contact

November 2012

Mark Allin is offering this ex-Crosville ECW coach-bodied MW 815XFM as a swap for a bus-bodied MW, so if you have a suitable vehicle or can suggest one please contact Mark Allin at

November 2012

Former City of Oxford Series 2 VR GUD751N has been used for many years as a playbus, first around London and then more recently in Wales, but it is now surplus to requirements and is a rare opportunity to acquire a roadworthy early VR. The bus has a built-in Honda generator, battery charger, Webasto heater and toilet. It is taxed to the end of July 2013 and has an MOT that runs to the end of January 2013. It can be driven away on a car licence (under the 30 year rule) and the owners are open to offers. If you are interested please contact David Griffiths for more details on 01554 745150 or at

August 2012

O R Jones of Llanfaethlu have finally finished with their VRs and have two for sale, both former Crosville - WTU470W and BMA523W. They are both rough on the outside but have been in service until recently and could be driven away if relicensed (both are currently on SORN). If you are interested in either or both then please contact Maldwyn Jones at or on 01407 730204 (during office hours) or 07776 146572.

August 2012

This is almost certainly the last chance to buy Northern Counties-bodied former Cleveland Transit RDC108R which was converted for use as a playbus many years ago and which is now resident in Denmark. The owner is making it as simple as possible to acquire it by offering to deliver it to the Esjberg end of the Harwich ferry (it drives with no problems apparently - it was driven to Denmark as recently as 2010). It has four new retreads at the rear and two brand new (in 2010) tyres on the front. He is asking for 2400 cash on collection and can be contacted at

April 2012

Voel of Dyserth have operated Alexander-bodied Bristol VRs for more than 20 years but have now withdrawn their last example, former Northampton dual-door VVV63S which they would like to sell for preservation rather than straight to the scrapman. It still has a small amount left on its MOT and is available for 500 plus VAT with a selection of spares which will no longer be of any use to the operator. For further information please contact Neil Dyke on 01745 570309.

August 2011

Former Western National Bristol SU 637 (351EDV) has been used for many years as a travellers' mobile home but has been abandoned for some time in Hollingdean, Brighton. It has been vandalised but is largely complete. Andrew Pill is willing to act as mediator in any rescue attempt so if you are interested in making enquiries about acquiring this vehicle then please contact Andrew at 

April 2011

Bart Prins has acquired WNO475 in order to save it from conversion in Holland. He is keen to see it returned to the UK and would be pleased to hear from potential buyers at

May 2010

Former Bristol Omnibus LH6L SWS774S was discovered recently in Strabane, Northern Ireland and was to have been purchased by the Falls Bus Preservation Group. However on inspection there was more work to be done than they wanted to take on, so the bus is still available. Ken Menagh is prepared to broker a sale with the owner so if you are interested please contact Ken at

May 2010 (AFJ747T now sold)

NTC573R was something of a celebrity VR during its time with First in Devon and Cornwall. It has a few bits missing, mainly windows and seats, but is restorable. The engine is very good and is reputedly a reconditioned unit that was fitted shortly before withdrawal. It needs batteries and has no MOT. Also available is Western National 1145 (AFJ747T) which is in as withdrawn condition. It was driven from Newquay to Loddiswell, drives nicely and only needs batteries to be driven away. No MOT. Currently missing a windscreen but this can be provided. Enquiries for either to Colin Billington at or phone 07990 505373.

March 2010 (OWC720M now sold)

Here is an offer more usually to be found down your local Tescos - Buy One Get One Free on Bristol REs!! Freddie Curry owns two fairly distressed REs which he is not going to get time to restore and would like to pass them on. By far the better of the two is former Colchester OWC720M which is still in as-withdrawn condition from its last operator, the Blue Bus subsidiary of Busways Travel Services. Anyone buying this one on is also invited to take rare on Marshall-bodied ex-East Midlands RELL6L CRR537J absolutely FREE OF CHARGE. Freddie is giving this away as a goodwill gesture to anyone willing to preserve and build it up to its former glory. It is not to be taken it for scrap. Presently located near Edinburgh, Scotland. Whoever acquires this bus will need to arrange to move it at their expense, as soon as possible. Needs one side window. Has no seats, but a full set is available in Nottingham. Front and rear corner panels are also supplied. Fibreglass mould for front panel supplied. Needs Leyland engine and 4 speed gear box. . Please phone Freddie on 07718-305813.

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