Heritage buses for sale

[Edit: this post was written in October 2010 so the information given here is out of date. However, there may still be some vehicles for sale at Quantock Heritage so my advice is to call 01984 624906 or 07736109513 to find out the latest news].

A number of buses in the Heritage Fleet at Quantock Motor Services are up for sale at the moment. Earlier this year the company moved from its old depot at Norton Fitzwarren to a smaller building right next to the West Somerset Railway station at Bishops Lydeard. Although the old depot was spacious it was also dilapidated and insecure. Not only that, it’s due to be flattened as part of the redevelopment of the Taunton Trading Estate.

Due to the smaller size of the new building, which also has to accommodate the modern bus and coach fleet, many historic buses and coaches will have to be sold. In fact some have already gone to new homes, such as the Hants & Dorset Bristol FLF, one of the 2 North Western Bristol Ls and the Ribble “White Lady”. There are others seeking new owners, some are runners and some are wrecks. Well, to put it more politely, “Restoration Projects“. There are a couple of pages on the Quantock website which give details of all the vehicles for sale but below I’ve listed some of the ready-to-run buses. All these will be sold with a new MOT, Class 5 or 6 as appropriate.

JTE546 £9,500 + VAT
1948 AEC Regent III
Morecambe & Heysham Corporation
7.7 ltr AEC engine, constant mesh gearbox

KTF594 £9,500 + VAT
1949 AEC Regent III open top
Morecambe & Heysham Corporation
9.6 ltr AEC engine, preselect gearbox

BAS563 £15,500 + VAT  SOLD
1956 Bristol LD6G open top
Southern Vectis (formerly MDL952)
Gardner 6LW engine, 5-speed constant mesh gearbox

LJH665 £150,000 (near offers considered)
1949 Dennis Lancet III
Lee of Barnet
Full Cobus restoration

890 ADV £8,500 + VAT  SOLD
1959 AEC Reliance
Grey Cars

572CNW £9,500 + VAT  SOLD
1962 Daimler CVG6LX
Leeds Corporation
Gardner 6LX engine, semi-automatic gearbox

WDK562T £7,500 + VAT
1979 AEC Reliance
Chapman recliner seats

Some of these, such as the two AEC Reliance coaches, have not been seen out on the road for several years. Others, such as the Southern Vectis Lodekka and the Leeds Daimler, have been used in revenue-earning service this year.

If you are interested in any of these vehicles, contact the Quantock office on 01823 430202.

JTE 546

16 comments on “Heritage buses for sale

  1. Oh for a win on the lottery!!. Will be sorry to see some of my old favourites go, hopefully they will all find new homes with keen preservationists.

  2. busmanjohn says:

    Daimler 572CNW was sold in January and has been exported to Venice.

    • Azza Altawashi says:

      I am interested in buying the JTE546 £9,500 + VAT
      1948 AEC Regent III
      Morecambe & Heysham Corporation
      7.7 ltr AEC engine, constant mesh gearbox
      Whom do I contact?

      • busmanjohn says:

        As you will see from the top of the page, this post is 6 years old and the information is very out of date. Quantock Heritage may still have some other vehicles for sale so I suggest you call 01984 624906 or 07736109513.

  3. sharpsbus says:

    We are Arthur and Lisa Sharp and are seeking a bus to convert into a home. apx budget no more than 1,800 to purchase. anyone selling ideally double decker any age but must be located in uk to view and collect.. pls contact us sharpsmultitrade@hotmail.com . thanks for reading

  4. Fiona says:

    Hi guys!
    Love the website! I am a new lover of the vintage buses!! I am interested in a double decker for under 5,000. Is this even possible?

    • busmanjohn says:

      Hello Fiona, I’m glad to hear that you’re a fan of vintage buses. I’ve never bought one myself but, from what I’ve read, you could certainly buy a double deck bus for under £5,000 but it would need work done to get it back on the road. Try Ebay to see what’s on offer at the moment but do take an expert with you if you decide to view one.

  5. ian says:

    Hi, can you let me know if you have any buses for sale, if so could you send me prices & pic’s, thankyou, regards Ian.

    • busmanjohn says:

      Sorry, I don’t personally own any buses. You could check the ‘Busmart’ section of Bus & Coach Preservation magazine and there are always buses for sale on Ebay, in varying conditions.

  6. Sue Lawrence says:

    I am looking for a vintage style bus, but just half, the length, to make into a lovely tea room. So it can be one that is past repair, but would look good as a great serving hatch. I go into a creperie in France, and it is fab.

  7. Mike Royds says:

    Is WDK562T for sale?

    • busmanjohn says:

      Simple answer: I don’t know. I wrote this post in 2010 and it may well be with another owner by now. Your best bet would be to telephone Quantock Heritage on 07736 109513.

  8. Joe McCool says:

    Please, do you know where I can find a fluid flywheel to suit a Gardner 6lxb. I believe they were used in Daimler and Leyland Fleetline buses

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