Illustrated History for FDV785V

Chassis: VRT/SL3/2043 Body: ECW 24133 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F
Status: Scrapped     Last Reported: 5/2001

Last updated : December 7th 2022 (brought up-to-date)

by 12/2001 Drew, United Downs (dealer for scrap)
6/1999 - ?/2001 First Western National Buses Ltd. (Red Bus) 1303. Withdrawn and used for spares, 4/2001. Engine fitted to AFJ745T
6/1999 - 6/1999 First Red Bus Ltd. 1173
5/1990 - 6/1999 North Devon Ltd. 1173 (South Western)
1/1983 - 5/1990 Southern National Ltd. 1173
1/1980 - 1/1983 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. 1173
FDV785V in First Red Bus livery

Photo : John Hammond

FDV785V in South Western livery
Photo : Phil Doddridge Collection
FDV785V in 1988

Photo : Robin Woodcock

FDV785V in NBC green livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

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