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Bristol RE NHN 143 E

NHN143E was delivered as United Automobile's RE43 during Mar 1967.

It had 43 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 16584.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 238.052) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Feb 1980.

A model of this vehicle was produced by EFE (number 32205),details from or Buy it on ebay.


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Where no copyright details are shown the photo is known to exist, but is not freely available.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1243  London    
 United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1243      
**NBC Red Bus livery United Automobile 4343  Pickering John Law Click Here 
**NBC Red Bus livery United Automobile 4343  Helmsley Book-The Bristol RE  Buy Book 
 NBC Red Bus livery United Automobile 4343   sms88aec Click Here 

Diary for NHN143E

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1967 Built for:United Automobile RE43   United Cream/Olive Green coach 
Jan 1969 Renumbered United Automobile 1243    
Mar 1975   Newcastle on Tyne Gloucestershire's Buses  
Nov 1976   Newcastle on Tyne   
Sep 1978 Renumbered United Automobile 4343    
Sep 1978 Repaint    NBC Red Bus livery 
Feb 1980 Withdrawn by:United Automobile    

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

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