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Last updated 17 January 2019

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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 becomes john@ 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.....

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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.

3. Be wary of bad English, second names that look like first names, and "" email addresses.

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

THERE ARE LOTS OF IDIOT SCAMMERS AROUND. 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)


Allien Gray (or Gary) from Zaragoza, Spain (
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Charles Nelson (
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David Holder (
David Miller (
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Depp Willoughby ( or
Donald Duke (
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Gary Golunski (
George Francis (
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Greg Miller (
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Ken Lloyd (
Kenneth Author ("Jersey Ken"), London (
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Liz McRegor (
Mark Young ( or
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Melissa Teasley (
Michael King, Flat 17, 125C Clapton Common, London E59AB (
Michell Smith (
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Moore Michael ("Mr Mavis Charles") (
Owen Mark (
(NOTE: This is NOT the same as Mark Owen - mark1969owen at - who is completely legit)
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Patrick Moore (
Peter Bebb (
Peter Blau from USA (
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Philip James (
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Rafael Rodraguez from Seville (
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Shelley Jonathan from Valencia (
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Spector Jones (
Thomas Hardy from Kansas City (
Todd Westley, Todd Spare Part (TSPCO Ltd.) (
William James (

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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Two Lodekkas for sale in Africa

On behalf of my family, I am selling two FLF Lodekkas currently located in Livingstone, Zambia. They are;

* Western National No.2072 / AUO 519B (1964 FLF6G c/n 224092), later "Pig Pen" with Top Deck Travel.
* United Automobile No.L258 / THN 258F (1968 FLF6G c/n 236285), later "Arfa" with Top Deck Travel.

Both were later used by African Decker Safaris from 1994 on their service between Nairobi and Harare, but are still in Top Deck livery. Transporting them to the UK (or anywhere with a port) would be testing, but not impossible. For more details contact Jack Dunne (Oxfordshire) at jackdunnemaintenance@ (remove the space after "@") (12/18)

Many classic buses for sale in Belgium

The following buses are available for sale, mostly in the Aarscot region of Belgium;

1940 Berna Postbus.
1955 AEC Reliance.
1955 Ford Koln Rhein.
1955 Ford Koln Rhein.
1950 Austin CXB / Mann Egerton.
1938 Citroen U23.
1958 Albion Aberdonian Plaxton Consort.
1950 Sentinel "LOD 974".
1956 Leyland PD2 "Champagnebar".
1954 Guy Special GS.
1967 Bedford VAS2.

Feel free to make an offer. Phone Wim on +32-4940-51434 or email stikkel007@ (remove the space after "@") (12/18)

Vintage Paris Renault for sale

For sale ; 1932 Renault TN6 Paris city bus. In excellent condition and ready to go, in Dordrecht, Netherlands. Contact Peter van der Merwe on +31 653 169225 or email vandermerwe@ (remove the space after "@") (11/18)

Coaches for sale

Retirement Sale of the following vehicles of Gange's Coaches of Cowes, Isle of Wight;

1984 Plaxton Paramount, 57-seater Bedford B498 JDL. Off the road since 2013. Formerly of Moss Motor Tours. Would be a good restoration project.
Archive photo.

1983 Plaxton Paramount, Leyland Tiger A207 JTT with 53 reclining seats. For spares.
Archive photo.

1980 Duple Dominant II, 53-seater Bedford JDL 724W for spares.
Archive photo.

Any reasonable offers considered. Call Julia on 01983-296666 or email dgange@ (remove the space after "@") (9/18)

Crosville Bedford OB for sale

For Sale - 1950 Bedford OB in Crosville livery. Refurbished in 2008. Contact: Paul on 07788-516190 or email paul.smallwood1@ (remove the space after "@") (8/18)

Various Classics for sale

Moseley PCV Ltd of South Elmsall are looking to downsize a collection of vintage and classic buses and coaches which were assembled by the late Vin Moseley who died in August 2017. The collection consists of the following vehicles, all of which are fully restored to running condition;

* LNA 367 a 1950 Duple Vista C29F bodied Bedford OB new to Moss and Smith Macclesfield
* MPW 455 a 1951 Duple C33F bodied Bedford SB new to Stainsby, Heacham
* NXP 506 a 1953 Plaxton Venturer C33F bodied Bedford SB new to Halley, Sauchie
* WTY 906 a 1962 Duple Midland B42F bodied Bedford SB5 new to Armstrong, Westerhope
* JJD 474D a 1966 Park Royal H40\\/32R bodied AEC Routemaster new to London Transport as RML2474
* GEX 790Y a 1983 Bova EL26/581 Europa C53F new to Birds, Hunstanton
* XVS 765 a 1934 an STCRP B33R bodied Renault TN6A new to RATP Paris

Moseley's do not want to sell the whole collection but will consider offers on all of them, Prospective buyers should contact Tim Fairless on 01977-609000. (8/18)

Southampton Regent V for sale

Southampton AEC Regent V 353 (373 FCR) is now for sale and available after 4th November 2018. 353 is a well-known bus having been a regular on the preservation scene around Southampton as part of the Classic Bus Hire fleet since 2016 operating on weddings and proms.

This is probably the best AEC Regent V in operation today and you will not be disappointed by condition and immediate usability. We need this bus to go anywhere at any time and it does just that. It is reliable, in great condition and performs very well. It was class 6 MOT'd recently (passed with no advisories) and will have around 6 months left when released in November. The analogue tacho is due in September and we will do this. The bus is subject to six-weekly inspections and this year has had new batteries fitted, been serviced, new inner tubes, new clutch slave cylinders, and had the bellows gland replaced.

The bus is stored undercover, however for the remainder of this year she will be outside due to location and times of bookings. She returns around 13-15 mpg (AEC AV590 engine), is LEZ exempt and we suspect it will be ULEZ exempt, is MOT exempt (but since we operate her commercially we need a Class 6 MOT). It could be transferred to Historic status (free of road tax) if required.

The chassis is in good condition, as is the body, tyres and interior. The lower saloon seats could do with a revamp but are still perfectly usable. Overall this is a great bus for someone wishing to enter the wedding market or to have as a great preservation bus. For more pictures Google "373 FCR" or search

The bus is owned by me and loaned to Classic Bus Hire so this is a private sale, meaning no VAT. We are open to offers, sold as seen. It is advertised elsewhere so I reserve the right to close the sale at any time. Buyer to collect the bus, from Newbury if ready on 4th November 2018. Contact Gary Clark at info@ (remove the space after "@") (8/18)

Bedford VAL14 for sale

Former Beeline Bedford VAL14 / Plaxton coach (PEF 370) for sale. Asking price £1450 including some spare parts. Will need a major restoration. Picture from 1998. Phone 07711-203040 but no time-wasters please! (6/18)

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Single decker wanted

I'm looking for a short single-deck bus to restore and convert into living accommodation. I have a team with the skills to make this happen. If you have something please contact Martin at barneyburton@ (remove the space after "@"). (11/18)

Volvo / Van Hool wanted

I'm looking for a 1983 Volvo / Van Hool Mk.1. Any condition. Email John at mclaughlinjohn1980@ (remove the space after "@"). (8/18)

Vintage bus / coach wanted

We are looking to buy a single deck vintage bus / coach for a new venture/business oportunity. Vehicle must be complete although work can be undertaken to bring it up to class 6 status. We hold a full National Operators Licence and can guarentee that the vehicle is to remain in the UK. Please email Iain at midlandsomnibus@ (remove the space after "@"). (6/18)



Bedford OB parts for sale

I have some Bedford OB parts for sale in Netherlands. One new master brake cylinder and some original glass interrior lights. Please phone 0031-653-169225 or email Peter van de Merwe. (1/19)

AEC Monarch radiator for sale

For sale; AEC Monarch radiator bought in error when I was seeking the correct short radiator for my 1936 AEC Regent. £250 ono. Please email David at david.whitaker16@ (remove the space after "@"). (1/19)

Bus Books for sale

I have the following hardback books for sale, all in good condition;

* The Little Red Book, Passenger Transport Industry handbook 2000. £2.
* The Tillingbourne Bus Story by George Burnett and Laurie James published by Middleton Press 1990, good condition £2.

Can post at additional cost, or collect from Great Shelford, Cambs. Tel: John Wakefield 01223-843802. (12/18)

Bus Magazines for sale

Several hundred magazines for sale since the 1970s: Classic Bus, Buses in Preservation, Bus Focus, Heritage Commercials, Classic & Vintage Commercials etc. Cost me £ hundreds but now seek space, so 3 for a £1 or even cheaper for larger orders. Collection from West Norfolk or courier costs aren't too bad!

Call 01842-819969 or email r.bartholomew@ (remove the space after "@"). (11/18)

Fuel cap for sale

I'm clearing out my stores and have a large cast aluminium screw-on fuel cap about 4" dia with 'F' cast into the top. Contact me for a photo. Must be worth £20.

Contact Tim Sargeant, Kent, 01580-211376 or email tim@ (remove the space after "@"). (11/18)

Set of Plaxton seats for sale

I have a set of 49 Plaxton seats for sale, "noughts and crosses" moquette. All with seatbelts, too good to scrap, open to offers. Collect from Walsall, W.Midlands. Email Tim at timbickley@ (remove the space after "@"). (10/18)

Large collection of timetables available free

Around 150 to 200 timetables available free to anyone prepared to collect them in Swindon. The timetables, mostly dating from the 1970s, come from all over the country. Many are from NBC companies such as Crosville, Cumberland, Devon General, East Kent, Eastern Counties, Potteries, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire Traction etc, and also Western SMT, Highland, Lancashire United Transport and others. All are in very good condition.

Email David at dgbird@ (remove the space after "@") if you can give them a good home and we can arrange collection from Wiltshire. (10/18)

Plaxton lights and Volvo parts for sale

For sale - Various lights and lenses for a Plaxton Supreme;

2 x New (boxed) headlight reflectors
2 x Used headlight reflectors
4 x Front indicator lenses (new and boxed)
3 x Used front indicator lenses
2 x Used front side light lenses
2 x Headlight surrounds (used)
6 x New boxed Hella headlight lenses
3 x Used Hella headlight lenses

Also 1 x Plaxton Paramount read light lens.

Pictures available. All items are as described but could do with a clean as they are dusty from storage. Please contact me with sensible offers/requirements.

We are also breaking 5 x Volvo B10M Plaxton Premier Coaches. All parts available. We have 2 sets of 53 really nice blue seats that will fit both a Premier or an Irizar, all with seat belts. A set of 50 red seats.

For more information please either call 07973-922860 or email huwaustin@ (remove the space after "@"). (6/18)



NBC hat wanted

I'm looking for a National Bus Company hat/cap with badge, size 6 7/8" (55cm). Email Liam at liamshepard@ (remove the space after "@"). (12/18)

Bus & Coach Magazine wanted

Wanted; Bus & Coach Magazine dated January 1954. Please email David at david.whitaker16@ (remove the space after "@"). (11/18)

Seat material wanted

I need some Chieftain Fabrics "Oxford Blue" vinyl material to match our existing Royal Blue coach seats. If you can help please phone Nick Jackson on 07789-125600 or email nickjackson131@ (remove the space after "@"). (10/18)

Guy Arab brake shoes wanted

Wanted; front brake shoes for a Guy Arab VI double decker. Call brian.smith@ (remove the space after "@"). (10/18)

Front Wheel Embellisher Rings wanted

For our 1947 Leyland PS1 Tiger bus we would like to acquire a pair of front wheel Ring Embellishers. Please call Aubrey Kirkham (Shropshire/Mongomeryshire borders) on 01691-839292. (9/18)

1950s door catch wanted

There must be a catch somewhere... Wanted: door closure catch for 1950s single decker with hinged passenger door. Catch has backing plate approx 4" x 1", six fixing holes, a pivoting lever with a flat fingerplate on one end and a 'beak' on other which engages in a rectangular escutcheon. Part wanted for Weymann body but I've seen one on a North Western Willowbrook so presumably it was a proprietary door fittings market item. Easier to see than describe, pictures available if you think you can help. Email Alan at ragaskell@ (remove the space after "@"). (8/18)

Grab Rail Ends wanted

I'm looking for four ball-shaped stainless or chromed Grab Rail Ends to take 1" dia pipe, as used on 1950s buses. If you can help please contact Bob at the Merseyside Transport Trust, email rhknapman50@ (remove the space after "@"). (8/18)

Destination Blind wanted

We are preserving a 1947 Leyland PS1 Tiger bus, and could do with a Front Destination Roll. We have the mechanism and roller, but not the names. If you have something please call Aubrey Kirkham (Shropshire) on 01691-839292. (8/18)

Storage wanted in Wales

I am looking for covered accommodation for my coach. It is 40 feet long and 11 feet high. I need somewhere in South West Wales between Swansea and Carmarthen if possible. Contact Nick on 07486-578134 or email fincham2000@ (remove the space after "@"). (6/18)



Avards coaches, Lamberhurst, Kent

Does anyone have a photo of any of F J Avards coaches of Lamberhurst, Kent? From memory they ran several Bedfords and one or two Commers of the period with an ex-WD Humber Quad for a breakdown. One of the Bedfords might have been registered PKM 1 or 1 PKM, neither of which numbers are in use today (I've got it written in one of my notebooks which I can't put my hand on at the moment) but this might 'ring a bell' with someone.

Contact Tim Sargeant, Kent, 01580-211376 or email tim@ (remove the space after "@"). (10/18)

Information wanted on Taylor of Carterton

I'm trying to gather information about my grandfather's business. He ran a garage and small coach business (Taylor's) from Carterton, Oxfordshire. We know about Foden EUD 450 and Commer Avenger LJB 5 but there were other coaches, and we'd love to learn more about the firm. If you can tell us something please call Pat at john.henderson1947@ Thanks. (remove the space after "@"). (8/18)

Somerset photos wanted

I am wanting to purchase any photos or slides of buses & coaches from the West Somerset area, Minehead etc. Copyright to be included please for future publication. Any era, any quantity. Please get in touch with Simon at Simonstanford1011@ (remove the space after "@"). (7/18)

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