ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - VRs IN NEW ZEALAND

Last Updated : November 19th 2017 (brought up-to-date)

This page lists all Bristol VRs known to have been in New Zealand including all photos currently in the BVRES Collection showing the liveries carried by individual vehicles. If you have any further information or photos I would be delighted to hear from you at rob@robsly.com

The following operators have their own pages:
Party Bus Company of Auckland

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Exported

Date Last Reported

Photos
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Notes
ODV78M VRT/SL3/101 9/1991 (Non-PCV) Current 10/2016 (Anthony Holliday, Otago)
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Photos : Darren Frazer, Phil Logie

WTU494W VRT/SL3/2812 9/1992 (P.M.T. DVL494) Current 8/2015 (Travlon Coachlines, Lincoln)
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WTU494W in 2015
Photos : Derek Cheng, Paul Jeffery, Dylan Roberts

WRC832S VRT/SL3/1290 2/1994 (Trent 832) Current 3/2016 (Auckland Explorer of Auckland)
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Photos : Dr Patrick Ball, Steve Wainwright, Chris Stewart, Mike Cornwall

OPW183P VRT/SL3/383 12/1994 (Cambus 713) Current 12/2014 (Laura Easton, Auckland)
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Photos : Dr Patrick Ball, Mick Turpin
Driven to Dunedin, ?/2015
NHH406P VRT/SL3/338 ?/1997 (Stephenson of Easingwold) Current 11/2017 (Headfirst Travel of Dunedin)
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Photo : Dr Mike Walker

BTU368S VRT/SL3/1197 8/1997 (Crosville Wales DVG598) Current 12/2008 (Robbie's Fun Bus Tours of Auckland)
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Photos : Jim Valk, Ian Wylie, Dr Mike Walker

KWA215W VRT/SL3/2783 12/1997 (Bluebird Buses 124) Current 11/2014 (Carey McDowall, Invercargill)
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Photos : Graeme Inwood, Richard Attwood, MV Waipa Delta

KWA216W VRT/SL3/2784 12/1997 (Bluebird Buses 125) Current 6/2015 (Charlies' Party Bus, Christchurch)
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Photos : Julian Osborne, Graeme Inwood, Richard Attwood
Acquired for spares
SAO410R VRT/SL3/784 ?/1998 (Bluebird Buses 120) Current 12/2015 (Unknown owner at Tikorangi)
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Photos : Dr Patrick Ball, Richard Attwood
Used as a cow shed
KRM433W VRT/SL3/2592 11/1999 (Cumberland 433) Current 6/2015 (Party Bus of Auckland)
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Photos : Graeme Inwood, Ian Wylie
Used for spares, by 6/2015
KRM434W VRT/SL3/2593 11/1999 (Cumberland 434) Current 6/2015 (Charlie's Party Bus of Christchurch)
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Photos : Graeme Inwood, Richard Attwood, Rob Sly, From the Internet

KRM436W VRT/SL3/2595 11/1999 (Cumberland 436) Current 3/2017 (Wayne Henry, ?)
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Photos : Graeme Inwood, Don Roberts

OWE857R VRT/SL3/701 8/2010 (Johnson of Hodthorpe) Current 2/2015 (Lez Carter of Napier)
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Photo : Rob Sly

GNJ569N VRT/SL2/904 10/2010 (Non-PCV) Current 12/2013 (TopBus of Auckland)
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Photo : From the Internet
Luxury party bus (video here)

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