Illustrated History for MOD571P


Chassis: VRT/SL3/305 Body: ECW Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/32F, O43/32F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 2/2020

Last updated : May 25th 2021 (brought up-to-date)

Link : YouTube video

4/2014 - current
Peter Nedin, Swansea (for preservation). Donated to Peter by First on his retirement after 45 years of safe driving. Kept at Swansea Bus Museum and lettered accordingly on the front cowl
4/2011 - 4/2014
First Cymru Buses Ltd. 39971. Used as the "Beach Bus" on a service from Swansea to Limeslade/Bracelet bays
7/2003 - 4/2011 First Hampshire & Dorset Buses Ltd. 500. Repainted in Barbie 2 livery, 7/2003. Renumbered 38571, 1/2004. Repainted in "wavy" livery, 6/2004. Withdrawn 7/2005. Reinstated, 6/2006. Repainted in Barbie 3 livery and reupholstered upstairs, 4/2007. Renumbered 39971, by 4/2007
4/1999 - 7/2003 First Hampshire Ltd. (Provincial) 594
4/1993 - 4/1999 Provincial Bus Company Ltd. (People's Provincial) 214. Bought for spares but put in service due to good condition. Renumbered 514, 9/1994. Converted to O43/32F and renumbered 594, by 5/1995
11/1987 - 4/1993 Western National Ltd. 1092
10/1987 - 11/1987 Green, Weymouth (dealer)
1/1983 - 10/1987 Devon General Ltd. 571. Withdrawn 9/1987
5/1976 - 1/1983 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. (Devon General) 571. Loaned to Bristol Omnibus Company during 5/1977 (in exchange for LHT721P) and again 30/1/1978 to 18/2/1978 (in exchange for RFB614S)




















MOD571P in 2012

Photo : Chris Clegg

MOD571P in 2007

Photo : Chris Clegg

MOD571P in 2006

Photo : Robin Woodcock

MOD571P in 2003

Photo : Terry Partridge

MOD571P in First Hampshire livery

Photo : Dave Longbottom

MOD571P in revised Provincial livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

MOD571P in Provincial livery

Photo : Modelstone Bus Club

MOD571P in 1990
Photo : Barney Staples
MOD571P in NBC green livery

Photo : Steve Vallance

MOD571P with silver band
Photo : Les Eddy
MOD571P in wraparound advertising livery for Paignton Motors
Photo : Les Eddy
MOD571P in allover advertising livery for Tesco

Photo : David Carter

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