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Bristol RE ABD 253 B

ABD253B was delivered as United Counties's 253 during Mar 1964.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14161.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.058) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle is now preserved.


All links to photos shown below are to other Internet sites, all photos will be the copyright of their respective owners.
Where no copyright details are shown the photo is known to exist, but is not freely available.
There may be other photos on the Internet that I cannot show the links for. See 'Useful sites for finding pictures' on the links page.
For pictures in books click on the copyright link for more information.
** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**United Counties Green Bus United Counties 253  London Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
**United Counties Green Bus United Counties 253 22 May 1964 Nottingham Previously listed on eBay   
 United Counties Cream/Green coach United Counties 253  London    
 United Counties Green/Cream DP United Counties 253 Mar 1970 London Grahame Wareham Click Here 
**NBC Express United Counties 253  Letchworth Book-Buses Extra Magazine   
 NBC Express United Counties 253 Aug 1978 Eastbourne Steve Annells Click Here 
**White St Johns Ambulance  Mar 1982 Bletchley Previously listed on eBay   
 White United Counties 253
2005  Rob Sly's site Click Here 

Diary for ABD253B

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1964 Built for:United Counties 253   United Counties Green Bus 
Oct 1974 Repaint    NBC Green/White DP 
Nov 1975   Luton   
Nov 1979   Hitchin   
Dec 1979 Withdrawn by:United Counties    
Apr 1980 Sold to:St Johns Ambulance    
Oct 1992 Sold to:Crowther (Classic Coaches)    
Sep 2002 Sold to:Hussey    
By Jan 2009 Sold to:Sinclair    
 Current   Rob Sly's site White 

Owners shown above in Green are preservationists, Red are dealers, Blue for PSV use and brown for None-PSV.

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