SGD 500 - AEC Regent V

 

Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    SGD 500
Chassis Type:   AEC Regent V
Chassis Number:    2D2RA827
Body Type And Seating:    Alexander H41/31F
Body Number:     6137
Date New:    January 1961
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    Glasgow Corporation (A350)
     

Vehicle Information:

 

Glasgow's last AEC buses were 89 forward entrance Regent Vs new between 1960 and 1962 as tramcar replacements. These vehicles spent most of their time on busy cross-city services.  The chassis were supplied with AV590 engines, air-operated Mono-control gearboxes and air brakes, and were built at the AEC (Associated Equipment Company) plant at Southall in Middlesex. The bodywork was by W. Alexander & Sons.

New in 1961 to Possilpark Garage, A350 was used by Glasgow Corporation until 1973, when the fleet was transferred to GGPTE. It moved to Knightswood Garage in 1974 and continued in passenger service until 1975, when it was converted into an exhibition unit for a variety of purposes, including staff training.

It was purchased for preservation in 1983 and has since passed through various hands.

It is outwardly restored in the livery carried when new and has received a replacement engine adapted from an AEC Routemaster.

 

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