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Bristol RE 103 VHN

103VHN was delivered as United Automobile's BRC3 during Jan 1964.

It had 43 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14164.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.035) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Aug 1978.


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 Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile RE3 Jan 1967 Baldock Book-Ian Allan ABC 10   
**United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1203   Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Red/White DP United Automobile 6103  Filey Book-BRISTOL RE 40   

Diary for 103VHN

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jan 1964 Built for:United Automobile BRC3   United Cream/Olive Green coach 
Jan 1966 Renumbered United Automobile RE3    
Jan 1969 Renumbered United Automobile 1203    
Mar 1975   Hartlepool Gloucestershire's Buses  
By Mar 1976 Renumbered United Automobile 6103  Witton Fleetbooks  
Nov 1976   Hartlepool   
Apr 1977    Bradley Slater NBC Stock Book 1977  
By Aug 1978 Withdrawn by:United Automobile  Witton Fleetbooks  

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

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