Illustrated History for FAO423V

Chassis: VRT/SL3/2120 Body: ECW 23631 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F, PO??/31F
Status: Exported     Last Reported: 7/2022

Last updated : July 14th 2022 (brought up-to-date)

c8/2004 - current Oranjefans, Chaam, Holland. Converted to partial open-top, by 3/2005. Taken to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and again to the 2019 women's World Cup in France. Fitted with a remanufactured 6LXB engine and gearbox, 5/2021
by 10/2002 - ?/2004 Gijsbers, Tilburg, Holland. Used for weddings and private hires
2/2000 - ?/200? Prins Classic Transport, Opijnen, Holland. Painted in pseudo Devon General red and cream, 4/2000
11/1999 - 2/2000 Chepstow Classic Buses, Chepstow (dealer)
1/1980 - 11/1999 Cumberland Motor Services Ltd. 423. Withdrawn 9/1999

Photo : Frans Angevaare

Photo : Oranjefans

Photo : Frans Angevaare

Photo : Bart Prins

Photo : Bart Prins


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Photos from Oranjefans trip to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Led by an Orange double-decker (FAO423V) the Dutch Supporters en route from their camp site in Pretoria to their next game against Japan in Durban.  Their convoy travelled the 636 km route comprising of 175 campers, trucks, buses and jeeps - their convoy was 6 kms long.

and finally.....the English convoy: