Illustrated History for VDV143S


Chassis: VRT/SL3/1176 Body: ECW 22436 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: CO43/31F, O43/33F
Status: Exported     Last Reported: 1/2018

Last updated : July 8th 2021 (brought up-to-date)

by 12/2018 - current Unknown owner in Northern Italy
8/2010 - ?/2018
Emiliano Cozzatella (Feste Divertenti), Rome, Italy
4/2008 - 8/2010 Chepstow Classic Buses, Chepstow
2/2005 - 4/2008 First Devon & Cornwall Ltd. 39943. Used in North Devon, summer 2005. Used in Cornwall, summer 2006. Barbie 3 livery, 5/2007
7/2003 - 2/2005 First Somerset & Avon Buses Ltd. 8605. Renumbered 39943, 1/2004
3/1999 - 7/2003 First Bristol Buses Ltd. (Guide Friday) 8605. Bath Tour livery, 5/2003
1/1996 - 3/1999 Bristol Omnibus Company Ltd. (Badgerline) 8605
by 9/1993 - 1/1996 Badgerline Ltd. 8605. Acquired to replace burnt out UFX859S. Named "Jane Austin"
1/1983 - ?/1993 Western National Ltd. 943. Named "Ark Royal"
2/1978 - 1/1983 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. 943




















VDV143S with Feste Divertenti
Photo : Emiliano Cozzatella
VDV143S in 2008

Photo : Dave Love

VDV143S in Barbie 3 livery

Photo : Shaun Courtnage

VDV143S in Barbie 2 livery

Photo : Steve Simister

VDV143S in Barbie 2 open-top livery
Photo : Michael Wadman
VDV143S in revised Guide Friday livery
Photo : Ian Kirby
VDV143S in Guide Friday livery
Photo : Ian Mitchell
VDV143S in Badgerline open-top livery
Photo : Phil Doddridge Collection
VDV143S in interim Western National livery
Photo : The Steley Collection
VDV143S in Western National Bird's Eye livery
Photo : Modelstone Bus Company
VDV143S in Skyrider livery
Photo : Peter Relf
VDV143S in Devon General NBC livery
Photo : Terry Walker

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