AEC - pioneers in the world of motor transport - advert, illustration by Kenneth McDonough, c1952
The New Elizabethan Age! - and one of the splendid AEC 'RF" one-and-a-half deck coaches operated by London Transport on behalf of British European Airways and that linked Central London with Heathrow Airport on dedicated services. MLL 713 was the first to be registered for service in May 1952 and it is seen here in a press advert for AEC, the chassis manufacturer, who as part of the ACV Group used Greenlys as their press agency. The artist is given as Kenneth McDonough.
East Kent Road Car Co . VJG500 . St Paul's Cathedral , London . July-1973 .
AEC Reliance 2MU3RV - Park Royal DP41F ( bus body with high back seats and soft interior trim ) . New to this Operator during September-1960 Working a Private Hire duty and parked up at St Paul's Cathedral London . Saturday afternoon 21st- July-1973
Trainer at Spittalfield
Former UC KBD 713D is caught up with again at Spittalfield inJune 88, the bus had been out of the group for a while with Milton Keynes Citybus befween Jan 86 and June 88. By the Summer of 89 it had moved on to a Cumberland Training school. 708-18 were the last FS built for UC and fitted with Gardner engines, yet FLFs 719-38 delivered later reverted to Bristol power
Double-Decker Bus: 1942 Leyland Titan
To me, one of the more entertaining aspects of finding vehicles for sale not formally sold in the U.S. is the story that accompanies such cars and trucks. Take this double-decker 1942 Leyland Titan bus for example: how did it get here? Who imported it? What was its life like before it came stateside? So...