D380 BMV - Duple 425

 

Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    D380 BMV
Chassis Type:    Duple 425
Chassis Number:    SDAK1504/020
Body Type And Seating:    Duple  C??F
Body Number:     8485/0560
Date New:    September 1986
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    Hutchison, Overtown
     


Vehicle Information:

The coach was new to Hutchison, Overtown as D500 NYS in September 1986 in a silver livery with red flashes and Scottish Pullman 425 lettering. It was used on Glasgow - Wishaw express services.  It passed to Ford's Travel, Gunnislake, Cornwall in 1991, then to Owen's Coaches, Chapelhall in 1993, Cedar Coaches, Bedford later in 1993 where it was re-registered 686 CXV.  It was sold by Cedar in 1996 to Lewis of Greenwich and by 1997 was re-registered D380 BMV.  Lewis sold it in 1998 and late in 1999 it passed to Byley Stores & Garage in Cheshire where it was again re-registered OCC 755.  It reverted to D380 BMV in 2015 and was sold to Barker, of Roydon, Essex, from where it was rescued in 2016 by the present owners. 

The photos below are of the coach in January 2016 as it was collected from Barker's and when almost new at Overtown.

 

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