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Last updated 14 October 2017

This East Yorkshire colour scheme introduces a special page for all your requirements for assistance, information, or anything else that our readers may be able to provide. Buy, sell, ask, offer, request - anything you like in connection with our Classic Buses theme.

Email your ad to me here. It's all free. Adverts normally stay up for about 3-4 months, unless the advertiser asks to remove it sooner.

In order to avoid folk getting spam from having their email addresses published on this page, I add a space after the '@' symbol. So john@smith.com becomes john@ smith.com. You will have to remove the space yourself before emailing the advertiser. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it will hopefully save folk getting their addresses picked up by nasty robots, and their mailboxes filled with adverts for strange things.....


*************  !!!!!! BEWARE !!!!!! *************

CAUTION !

1. Beware of scam emails offering to send you a cheque for more than the amount you asked for. The buyer then asks for a refund of the excess, and you subsequently discover that the original cheque has bounced.

2. History has proved that ALL inquiries from Nigeria regarding items advertised on this webpage are scams! Ignore them all, and be very wary of inquiries purporting to come from Spain too!

3. Finally, do not reveal your bank account details over the Internet to people you do not know.

THERE ARE LOTS OF IDIOT SCAMMERS AROUND. Be wary of bad English, second names that look like first names, and "gmail.com" email addresses. Here's the latest list. Please let me know if you get any more. LOOK OUT - IT'S A (largely Nigerian) JUNGLE OUT THERE ! (By the way, the fact that I'm publishing their email addresses means that they will be picked up by the nasty mining robots and sent lots of spam. Perhaps they'll spam each other!)

THE ROGUES GALLERY (in order of first name)

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Allien Gray (or Gary) from Zaragoza, Spain (alliengarysolutions@gmail.com)
Anna Griffin (annagriffinautos@gmail.com)
Bob Peterson (petersonbob198@yahoo.com)
Brian Santos (briansantos1779@gmail.com)
Charles Nelson (charles70nelson@gmail.com)
Chris Nathaniel (zigga.brown@rediffmail.com)
Darnell Locksley / 'Graham' (privatemailbox49@sify.com)
Dave Brink ("Mr.Dave") (davebrink77@gmail.com)
Dave Coker (dcdavecoker@gmail.com)
David Bells from Brazil (davidbells49@gmail.com)
David Blau (david.blau@yahoo.com)
David Holder (davidholder3310@yahoo.com)
David Miller (david.miller43@googlemail.com)
Dennis Wortman (dennis.wortman828@gmail.com)
Depp Willoughby (mutualbenefit13@yahoo.com or mutaulbenefit13@yahoo.com)
Donald Duke (donaldduke2020@googlemail.com)
Edward Oliver, Flat 17, 125C Clapton Common, London E59AB (oliverautospares@gmail.com)
Elvis Perez from Madrid (elvis.perez18@gmail.com)
Ford Harry (fordharry25@ymail.com)
G.C.Spencer from Madrid (gc.spencer851@googlemail.com)
Garry Smith (garry.smith06@yahoo.co.uk)
Gary Golunski (garygolunski@gmail.com)
George Francis (biggerdealershop@gmail.com)
Greg Millar, Gregauto Spares (gregmillar147@gmail.com)
Greg Miller (gregauto@blumail.org)
Gray Chester, ASPIECO Ltd. (autosparepart12ltd@gmail.com)
Helen Lucio Magret, Spain (luciomagrethelen@yahoo.com)
Heskey Brown (heskeybrown007@gmail.com)
James Brown (james.brown136@gmail.com)
James Chris (jameschris0713@gmail.com)
James Miller (auto.spares57@gmail.com)
James Patterson (jp180486@gmail.com)
Jim Blast (jim.blast9@gmail.com)
John Freeman (johnfreemanptyltd@gmail.com)
John Lauren Kingsley (johnlaurenkingsley@yahoo.com)
Jones Specter (jonesspecter201020102010@gmail.com)
Mrs Jook John (mrsjookjohn@yahoo.com)
Joshua Paul (pangallo.joshuapail@gmail.com)
Keith Radford (k.radford@gmail.com)
Kelvin & Nancy Northfolk (kelvinnorth100@gmail.com)
Ken Lloyd (ken.lloyd80@gmail.com)
Kenneth Author ("Jersey Ken"), London (ken_autor@bluemail.org)
Kenneth Bruce (winner.autospareslondon@gmail.com)
Liz McRegor (liz_mcregor001@yahoo.dk)
Mark Young (markyoung@services.co.uk or markyoung247@gmail.com)
Mason Eckhart (m.eckhart01@gmail.com)
Melissa Teasley (melissa.teasley2010@gmail.com)
Michael King, Flat 17, 125C Clapton Common, London E59AB (michaelkingltd@gmail.com)
Michell Smith (companymailbox.09@rediffmail.com)
Mohammed Latif (udgmtaps@gmail.com)
Moore Michael ("Mr Mavis Charles") (dcaringheartz1@gmail.com)
Owen Mark (owenmark112@yahoo.com)
(NOTE: This is NOT the same as Mark Owen - mark1969owen at hotmail.co.uk - who is completely legit)
Pablo Kuyt (pablokuyt313@gmail.com)
Patrick Moore (allstarsminningcompany@rediffmail.com)
Peter Bebb (peterbebb90@gmail.com)
Peter Blau from USA (ppeterblau69@outlook.com)
Peter S Napoleon (petersnapoleon@gmail.com)
Philip James (philip77james@googlemail.com)
Philip Robert (robertphilip3@googlemail.com)
Rafael Rodraguez from Seville (rodriguezrafael@gmail.com)
Rolands Paul (rolandspaul@hotmail.com)
Sam Lucas (Sam_Lucas01@Yahoo.com)
Shelley Jonathan from Valencia (shelly_iluvdaddy@yahoo.co.uk)
Simon Hurt (simonhurt001@gmail.com)
Spector Jones (spectorjones201020102010@gmail.com)
Thomas Hardy from Kansas City (thomashardy050@gmail.com)
Todd Westley, Todd Spare Part (TSPCO Ltd.) (todd_west@ymail.com)
William James (willijames2016@gmail.com)

NOTE: Fred Mitschele from Canada, previously on this list, has now been removed as the Classic Buses Website has no evidence of any inappropriate dealings.

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Index:


VEHICLES FOR SALE

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Last Bedford JJL for sale

Last surviving Bedford JJL (only 4 built) registered HKX 553V with Marshall B24F body. New as Vauxhall Motors demonstrator in 1979 before being sold to Maidstone Borough Transport and then to Rambler Coaches, St Leonards. Last operator Goodman of Eastrea 10/02 then in preservation with current owner from 2007. Currently taxed and MoT'd till March 2018.

Photo here. For further details and price contact Margaret Jagger on 01253-712663. (10/17)


The Only One in the World!

RAR 690J - This is the unique Van Hool-bodied right hand drive coach built on a Bedford VAL70 chassis. It was fully refurbished 10 years ago and is in exceptionally good condition. In full working order and starts on the button. Has been a prized possession and been displayed in vintage & vehicle shows around the North West for all of my time as proud owner.

Photo here. Currently garage-stored under cover, on SORN but no MoT. I have come to the hard decision of selling this vehicle, to free up more time for other projects. Offers in the region of £9000. For more information and viewing, please call Kevin on 07799-882500. (10/17)


Bedford VAL for sale

For sale: Bedford VAL70 Plaxton Elite C53F, new to Chivers of Elstead 5/73, Supreme 4 front fitted by Rambler circa 1983. Last operated with Abbeyways. New brakes, king pins & pipes, some work still to do but driveable. V5c currently on SORN, no MoT. £3500.

Pictures here. Phone Maldwyn on 07868-656290 (Betwsy Coed). (10/17)


Austin CXB for sale

For sale; "Katie", a 1948 Austin CXB with body by Barnard. Excellent runner, formally from Guernsey and more recently the Isles of Scilly. Much work done to preserve the character of this unique bus. Asking for offers around £28,000.

Many pictures on Facebook from "Brooklands classics" and various videos on YouTube. Contact Simon on 07919-253232 or email simon@ hendras.co.uk (remove the space after "@") (9/17)


Harrington Cavalier / Tiger Cub for sale

For sale: East Yorkshire MS 1960 Tiger Cub with Harrington Cavalier coach body, needs work, runs ok. Too many on-going projects requiring my attention. For further details phone 07508-173043. (9/17)


Bus for sale in Belgium

On behalf of the current owner, I am putting up for sale these buses. Standing in region Antwerp-Belgium we would like to help shipping at cost to provide them a good home. Follow these links for details.

Chevrolet bus 1952.

Bedford OB Duple 1951 - SOLD

Bedford Plaxton J2 1964 - SOLD

More info needed? Call Stikkel Kegelaers on 0032-494-051434. Send us your best offer and I will discuss this with the owner. All need restoration. (8/17)


United Counties Bristol MW for sale

For sale; Bristol MW6G, 34 seat ECW coach body, new to United Counties as No.201 in June 1961. Later to Eastern National and North Somerset Coaches (among many other owners). Fully restored in UCOC red/cream livery, excellent condition, and ready to use. £18,500, any inspection welcome, located in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Click here for pictures. Contact Eugene on 07885-670570 or email eugamy@ googlemail.com for or more details (remove the space after "@") (6/17)


RT804 for sale in Finland

1948 London Transport RT804 (JXN 182) located in Espoo, Finland (near Helsinki Airport). Very easy to transport to UK or other countries. It is in very good original condition. Imported to Finland in 1970 and travelled all over the country, even to the Arctic Circle. Always kept in a warm and dry garage. More details here.

Asking price of £78,000 is negotiable. Contact Sakari Kokkonen on +358-40-5441015 (Mobile) or email sakari.kokkonen@ cargoline.fi (remove the space after "@") (4/17)


Ellen Smith Leopard / Harrington for sale

For sale; ex Ellen Smith Harrington-bodied Leyland Leopard. Needs work, runs OK. Phone 01964-631813 or 07507-164089. (4/17)


Replica 1920s Charabanc for sale

For sale; 1987 Freight Rover, Sherpa Cab/vehicle by Ollerton Bodies. Converted into 12-seat PCV June 2006. Ash frame body with metal sheeting sides, floor replaced recently with thick plywood, vinyl floor covering. Painted chocolate brown and cream, sides and back used for advertising to earn extra income.

Engine, gearbox, drive train changed May 2016. Peugeot 2.5 litre diesel speedometer changed with engine. Genuine mileage 11345. Belts, clutch, filters etc. also changed. 6 boxes of Freight rover spares, many spares still available from DAF agents Ford & Slater. Easily removable metal-framed canopy over seating with removable plastic side windows. Vinyl seat covers, slide-out lower step under nearside passenger door, rear emergency door. Two cedar bench seats full length of rear body. Vinyl seat covers, fold-down courier's seat next to entrance. Portable fold-up wheelchair ramp with metal booster platform if kerb low, CCTV camera.

Been used for the past ten years for Heritage City Norwich tours. Appeared on Michael Portillo's Great Railway Journeys, BBC TV Saturday Kitchen and numerous magazines. Photo here. Only one like it in the world. Offers in the region of £9,995 ono. Contact Fred on 07917-664472. (3/17)


AEC Reliance for sale

For sale; BAD 550T AEC Reliance 760/ZF Duple Dominant II, complete but in need of care. Serious offers from serious preservationists welcomed. This is an example of the ultimate AEC! Call me on 07774-675128 or email john.davies5@ talktalk.net. (remove the space after "@") (3/17)


Links to bus dealers, Maintenance and Parts Suppliers;

Dealers who buy / sell classic buses

Firms who maintain classic buses or supply parts


VEHICLES WANTED

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Duple Dominant wanted

Wanted; Duple Dominant (any chassis) for preservation. Restored or on-going project. Email dupledominant7@ yahoo.com (remove the space after "@"). (10/17)


North Western bus or coach wanted

I'm looking to buy and preserve any underfloor or rear-engined bus or coach from the North Western Road Car Company of Stockport (not the later Merseyside incarnation). Reliance, Bristol RE, Tiger Cub or similar. Call Paul on 07798-582889 or email paul@ jp4712.plus.com (remove the space after "@"). (10/17)


Leyland bus wanted

Wanted: Leyland Tiger Cub bus or half-cab Leyland single/double decker sought for preservation. A finder's fee is offered for a suitable vehicle. Call or text +353-87-4404-099 (Dublin) or email thebusman31@ gmail.com (remove the space after "@"). (9/17)


Bedford J2 wanted

Wanted: Bedford J2 bus. Any condition considered. Not for re-sale. I'm based in Norfolk but any area considered. Cash waiting. Tel Maddy on 07722-310244 or email artwithglass@ yahoo.co.uk (remove the space after "@") (5/17)


Single decker wanted

Wanted; a classic bus, pre 1980, any model. I want a small bus - not more than 19 seats. Am happy to travel to find one of these old buses, preferably with a 'rounded' front. If anyone has or knows where I may find a 'half size' bus, please please let me know. 07807-526999.


Plaxton Supreme III wanted

I'm looking for a Plaxton Supreme III (1976-1978) for preservation and restoration; particularly interested in any 10m long versions or any on Bedford chassis. Group of engineers ready to start restoration. Vehicles in any condition considered. Also spare body parts for Supreme III wanted. Leave a message for Owen on 07733-118043 or email owenryder@ hotmail.com (remove the space after "@") (4/17)


Bedford J2 wanted

Wanted; Bedford J2. Contact Dean on 07525-332297 or email hewlett@ live.co.uk (remove the space after "@") (3/17)


Metrorider wanted

Wanted; MCW or Optare Metrorider, anything considered. Email woodrowwp@ yahoo.co.uk (remove the space after "@") (3/17)


ITEMS / PARTS FOR SALE

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Bus Books for sale

Bus books for sale. All are in excellent condition with no inscriptions or missing pages. All plus P+P at cost.

History Of The British Trolleybus, by Richard Owen (1974), 1st edition, hardback, excellent condition. £15
The Country Bus, by John Hibbs (1986), 1st edition, hardback, excellent condition. £12.
The Early Motor Bus, London British Railways Board, 2nd edition (1964), softback, excellent condition, £5.
The Leyland Bus, by Doug Jack, 3rd print (1978), hardback, excellent condition, glossy boards. £25.

Contact Christopher Rowe, Tel 07843-074700. (7/17)


Coin Change Machines for sale

For sale, two coin change dispensing machines. One is a Pendamatic, the other is unidentified, both in reasonable condition. Open to reasonable offers, Email for details (remove the space after "@") (4/17)


ITEMS / PARTS / MANUALS / STORAGE WANTED

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Plaxton wiper parts wanted

Wanted; wiper spindle assemblies for 1971 Plaxton Panorama Elite, the ones with a single wiper arm prior to the introduction of pantograph wipers. Two needed. Please email Mike Lloyd at mikelloyd1018@ talktalk.net (remove the space after "@") (10/17)


Duple Vega Major parts wanted

We are looking for trim extrusions and spares for a 1964 Duple Vega Major body. If you have anything please contact Steve at Brooklands Motor Company Group on 01932-828545 or 07860-912217 or email Steve@ brooklandsmotorcompany.co.uk (remove the space after "@") (9/17)


CAV Switch Board wanted

I'm looking for a CAV switch board type 100-21 as used on 1940s and 50s buses and lorries. Would prefer a complete NOS one, but a used one, or even just the front cover plate would be a tremendous help too. Please email your offers to Marc at m.vanaalderen@ casema.nl (remove the space after "@") (8/17)


AEC engine shims wanted

Wanted; shims for the joint between engine block and cylinder heads on my A173 AEC 7.7 engine. Email David Whitaker (remove the space after "@") (8/17)


Bristol LH wheels wanted

Wanted; pair of four-hole wheels for a 1975 Bristol LHS6L London Transport BS type. Email Christopherstanley48@ btinternet.com (remove the space after "@") (7/17)


Atlantean parts wanted

Parts wanted for a 1969 Atlantean in Australia. I'm having problems with leaks in the gear selector and looking for a gasket kit for the gear change control valve. I understand that the kits have the part number ABU 4215. The actual part that I am after is the inlet and exhaust valve discs (x 2 although five would be ideal). Alternatively I could acquire a complete gear changer tower with contents to replace my existing one or to use as parts.

If you can assist please contact Gerard at fgforde@ qldbar.asn.au (remove the space after "@") (7/17)


Atlantean front air vent wanted

Wanted for restoration project; a pair of front air vent, louvred panels, suitable for a 1959 Metro-Cammell bodied Atlantean (the usual 14" x 8" size, with 4 slots). Email Mike at mike.shaw@ gmts.co.uk (remove the space after "@") (7/17)


Gardner 6LXB compressor wanted

I'm looking for a compressor for a Gardner 6LXB, must be a complete unit with the pipes and pulley etc. I am prepared to pay up to £Â£75 for a suitable unit. Enquiries to Steffan at steffan_janzen@ yahoo.co.uk (remove the space after "@"). (5/17)


Royal Tiger badge wanted

I am looking for an enamelled crown from the top of a Leyland Royal Tiger front grille badge, mine is missing. If you can help finding a replacement, please email Ashley at ashley@ midlandred.co.uk (remove the space after "@"). (4/17)


Lodekka window rubber wanted

Wanted; cream window rubber for ECW Bristol FLF. Would look at black for door glass if need be. Any help or suggestions gratefully received! Please contact rwc100@ hotmail.co.uk (remove the space after "@"). (3/17)


INFORMATION / PICTURES WANTED

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Empress Coaches info and photos wanted

Wanted; photographs of East Sussex independents Empress Coaches (H Phillips & Son) and Cooks Coaches of Westfield. Also can anyone help with the fate of following vehicles:
Former Empress Bedford OB / Plaxton EDY44 last reported with Mole Valley, Surrey in the 1980s.
Cooks Coaches Bedford SB / Duple UNT 295J and SNT 211H, sold on by them in the early 1990s.

Please call Steve on 07721-377720 or email info@ empresscoaches.com (remove the space after "@") (9/16)


Billingshurst Coaches info wanted

I'm trying to find information about Billingshurst Coaches who operated in West Sussex until the mid 1990s. If you can help please email Nick at nickjackson131@ hotmail.com (remove the space after "@") (8/16)


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