Bristol Commercial Vehicles Enthusiasts

Last updated : January 13th 2024 (UEL564J added)

Bristols Available for Purchase

UEL564J in 2023
The only surviving dual-purpose seated RELL6G from Hants & Dorset is currently available, priced at 10,495 ono. UEL564J has a 6HLXB engine, full MOT, DP seats as fitted from new, retro-fitted air throttle (so no Gardner knee!) and is a nippy vehicle. Located near Gloucester. Please contact Mike on 07487 698770 or email
(now sold)
VDV134S for saleVDV134S for sale
VDV134S. This immaculate convertible open-top Bristol VR is currently being offered for sale, strictly for preservation only. It has recently passed its Class 5 MOT, having previously been on a Class 6. Currently in Devon the open-top conversion kit is included in the sale. Asking price is 12,500 or nearest offer. Serious enquiries only please to Josh Mann at

XFP836Y in 2021
XFP836Y is an extremely rare Duple-bodied LHS coach. Relatively complete it is a viable restoration project, but has no engine fitted as the original expired some years ago. However, the expired engine plus a vertical Leyland 401 unit (a runner taken from a truck) can be included in the sale. Located near Wimborne, Dorset, it needs to be removed by August 15th 2021. The asking price for the coach is 1595 or nearest offer and the engines are an additional 800, all plus VAT. Text enquiries to Simon Gard on 07950 757725 - he will text or call you back. You can also contact him through Facebook - his profile is Simon Gard | Facebook
(now sold)
Bob Pain is offering his beautifully restored United Counties RELL6G NBD311F for sale as he concentrates on his many other restoration projects. Offers over 8,000 are invited and enquiries should be made to
766MDV (now sold)

1963 Bristol MW6G ECW C39F ex Royal Blue 2278 with air suspension. Class 5 MOT until end October 2021 and with a COIF and fitted with tacho. All original equipment with vehicle to convert back to original speedometer if required. Includes 3 new old stock (2 nearside and 1 offside) windscreens. Has been reupholstered. I have owned it for 32 years but done little mileage over the last few years so now feel it is time for someone else to have the pleasure of this lovely vehicle. 12,500:00 ONO Contact in the first instance, Denis on

(now sold)
GNM235N in 2020GNM235N in 2020
Dan Shears has recently recovered rare LHL/Plaxton coach GNM235N and is looking to pass it on for 2,000. Dan can be contacted at
(now sold)
GNJ583N. Due to the arrival of a new baby and the need to buy a bigger family home, from his collection Jason is reluctantly offering this unique pre-production Series 3 Bristol VR that was new to Southdown. Retaining its original Leyland 510 turbo charged engine, it has undergone significant restoration including new floors on both decks, new window rubber, tyres, engine servicing, bare metal repaint and much more. It has just gained a new Class 5 MOT and is ready to enjoy. This is a very reluctant sale so serious enquiries only please - blind winders, tyre kickers and photographers will be shown the appropriate level of courtesy. OIRO 10,995. Jason can be contacted initially via email
(now sold)
Simon Wiles is advertising his ex-West Yorkshire VR PUM149W for sale. It has been restored to a high standard with the rear brakes relined, engine, gearbox and radiator overhauled and various mechanical components replaced as well as a lower deck repanel and repaint. The asking price is 15,000 and Simon can be contacted at 
(now sold|)
Former East Kent/Mendip Mule open-top Bristol VR BJG674V is currently being offered for sale at 7,000 (no VAT). It has a current Class 5 MOT which expires in May 2020. Expressions of interest to Dan Shears at
(now sold)
Zoe Wilson has lived in former Southern Vectis flat-front VR SDL636J for many years, parked just off the M4 in Wiltshire. She now needs to sell the bus and would dearly love to see it go to someone who will care for it and eventually restore it as a bus.

Former Thames Valley FLF6G FJB739C is currently being advertised by Nostalgia Travel in Oxfordshire for sale. It has been used for private hire for many years and so should be in good serviceable condition, although I have no inside knowledge of this. Contact details are on their website here
(no longer for sale)
Martin Pinnington is reluctantly offering former West Yorkshire/Silver Star RELL6G JWU335J due to poor health. Untouched since being towed to its current location, Martin has some parts stored towards its  restoration and it is reasonably complete. He is much more interested in any buyer's commitment to restore the vehicle than getting top money for it so if you are interested in taking it on please drop him a line at
(now sold)
Rare opportunity to acquire a Bristol Omnibus country RELL, 1332 (OAE954M) from the Stroud RE Group. All in running order, very loud exhaust note, they are only selling because they have decided that they already have enough on their plate with other buses. 4750 secures. Contact Mike at

LD6G RAG411, new to Western SMT in 1961 is currently for sale. It is stored at the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust and has been restored to their livery. Asking price is 15,000 and enquiries are invited to Robin Thomas at
(now sold)
EWS752W in 2018
Tom Robinson-Jones has former Bristol Omnibus/Badgerline 5544 (EWS752W) for sale. Currently based near Telford it has been used by non-PCV owners since withdrawal from service 20 years ago.  It has a current MOT. The asking price is 6950 and can be delivered if required. Contact Tom at or call him on 07946 761904.
(now sold)
HPK507N with Stagecarriage
Stagecarriage of Middlesbrough are offering their well-known open-top VR, rare ultra-lowheight former Alder Valley coach HPK507N for sale. Believed to be a runner it requires a full interior refit and currently has no seats upstairs. Enquiries should be addressed to
(now sold)
FDL681V in preservation
Jimmy Comfort is looking to sell his former Southern Vectis partial open-top VR FDL681V. It has had a new upper deck floor and seats, king pins, refurbished front axle and front nearside spring, six new tyres and much more! It drives well with strong engine and gearbox and is currently Class 5 MOTed to June 2019. He is looking for 14,500 but this is negotiable. Please give him a call on 07876 183844 or email
April 2018
1117PW in Belgium
Jo Alen has for sale former Eastern Counties FS5G LFS17 (1117PW). It is located near Brussels in Belgium and has been owned by the Alen family since being exported in 1978. It was used for many years at trade shows, carnivals, markets and suchlike but has been laid up and dry stored for the past 20 of so years. All seats have been removed, but this was done carefully and they are securely stored with the bus along with all the interior chrome work. A few windows are broken but it is otherwise intact and the engine runs. If you are interested in a conversation with Jo with a serious view to purchase please contact him initially at It would be great to find a good home for this rare find.
March 2018 (now sold)
London Bus Company (Roger Wright) have had open-top VR MDM284P in store indoors for several years and would now like to see it sold on. It is in reasonable condition and is fitted with a wheelchair lift, so could even be considered for a return to service. Offers are invited - please contact for further details or to make an offer.
February 2018 (now sold)

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 (now sold)
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 (no longer for sale)
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 (now sold)
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 (now sold)
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 (now sold)
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 (now sold)

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

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

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