Illustrated History for VDV753

Chassis: LDL6G 134104 Body: ECW 9578 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LW Configuration: H37/33RD, O37/33RD
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 3/2023

Last updated : March 27th 2023 (brought up-to-date)

12/2014 - current Bristol Vintage Bus Group, Bristol (for preservation)
10/1999 - 12/2014
Rexquote (Quantock Motor Services), Bishops Lydeard. Used on Taunton Deane Heritage Tour, summer 2000
5/1987 - 10/1999 Roberts, Croydon (for preservation). Loaned to Squirrell, Hitcham, 9/1987 to c6/1998. For sale as part of a pair with VDV752, 7/1995. Kept at Eastern Transport Collection, Norwich, by 7/1996. Roberts moved to Kentish Town, by 5/1998
5/1979 - 5/1987 Eastern Counties Omnibus Company Ltd. OT2
12/1957 - 5/1979 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. 1936. Converted to O37/33RD and named "Sir Humphry Davy", 5/1973. NBC green livery, 5/1973. NBC red livery, 6/1977. Loaned to Eastern Counties, 6/1978 to 9/1978

VDV753 with Quantock Motor Services

Photo : Bob Wingrove

VDV753 in Eastern Counties Sea Breeze livery

Photo : Mark Pitman

VDV753 in Eastern Counties open-top livery

Photo : Peter Horrex

VDV753 in NBC green and white dual-purpose livery

Photo : Mike Penn

VDV753 in Tilling green livery

Photo : Cliff Essex


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