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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. 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)
Allien Gray (or Gary) from Zaragoza, Spain (email@example.com)
Anna Griffin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bob Peterson (email@example.com)
Brian Santos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Charles Nelson (email@example.com)
Chris Nathaniel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Darnell Locksley / 'Graham' (email@example.com)
Dave Brink ("Mr.Dave") (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dave Coker (email@example.com)
David Bells from Brazil (firstname.lastname@example.org)
David Blau (email@example.com)
David Holder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
David Miller (email@example.com)
Dennis Wortman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Depp Willoughby (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Donald Duke (email@example.com)
Edward Oliver, Flat 17, 125C Clapton Common, London E59AB (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Elvis Perez from Madrid (email@example.com)
Ford Harry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
G.C.Spencer from Madrid (email@example.com)
Garry Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gary Golunski (email@example.com)
George Francis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Greg Millar, Gregauto Spares (email@example.com)
Greg Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gray Chester, ASPIECO Ltd. (email@example.com)
Helen Lucio Magret, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Heskey Brown (email@example.com)
James Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
James Chris (email@example.com)
James Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
James Patterson (email@example.com)
Jim Blast (firstname.lastname@example.org)
John Freeman (email@example.com)
John Lauren Kingsley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jones Specter (email@example.com)
Mrs Jook John (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joshua Paul (email@example.com)
Keith Radford (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kelvin & Nancy Northfolk (email@example.com)
Ken Lloyd (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kenneth Author ("Jersey Ken"), London (email@example.com)
Kenneth Bruce (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Liz McRegor (email@example.com)
Mark Young (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
Mason Eckhart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Melissa Teasley (email@example.com)
Michael King, Flat 17, 125C Clapton Common, London E59AB (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Michell Smith (email@example.com)
Mohammed Latif (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Moore Michael ("Mr Mavis Charles") (email@example.com)
Owen Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(NOTE: This is NOT the same as Mark Owen - mark1969owen at hotmail.co.uk - who is completely legit)
Pablo Kuyt (email@example.com)
Patrick Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Peter Bebb (email@example.com)
Peter Blau from USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Peter S Napoleon (email@example.com)
Philip James (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Philip Robert (email@example.com)
Rafael Rodraguez from Seville (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rolands Paul (email@example.com)
Sam Lucas (Sam_Lucas01@Yahoo.com)
Shelley Jonathan from Valencia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Simon Hurt (email@example.com)
Spector Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thomas Hardy from Kansas City (email@example.com)
Todd Westley, Todd Spare Part (TSPCO Ltd.) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
William James (email@example.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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VEHICLES FOR SALE
Karrier mini coach for sale
Karrier BF3023 / Plaxton C14F mini coach, registration number 362 ALU, new to Kingsland of London SE5 in October 1960. 2260cc diesel engine. Recently had a full ground-up restoration by the Walsh brothers costing £20,000. Photo here. For further details phone Kenny on 07979-746735. (8/17)
1926 AEC Renown for sale
New in 1926 to Greater Glasgow Omnibus & Motor Services Ltd, Hamilton fleet No 22, this early AEC Renown with a Metcalf B25R body has an Associated Equipment badge on the radiator rather than AEC. Withdrawn in 1932, later going into the Sword Collection, restored in Midland Red livery at Carmichael's of Glenboig in 1969. After being a static exhibit at the Stondon Motor Museum in Bedfordshire for a number of years it was auctioned in June 2015.
The current owner, Lady Windsor, having abandoned plans to restore the bus now wishes to sell it, preferably into preservation. It will need major restoration to body and mechanicals and is sold as a non-runner. It has a V5C. See a picture here. The bus is located near Ludlow, Shropshire. Offers are invited to Alice Llewellyn (remove the space after "@") (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)
The last Volvo B58 Irizar Urko for sale
LAJ 999W, the last remaining Volvo B58 Irizar Urko, is for sale again after a previously interested party failed to collect the vehicle. It's available for preservation only at a reasonable price to someone who is going to restore it as a coach (caravan & 'Italian Job' dreamers need not apply). A big job but it's the last one of this iconic design. There are some spare windscreens with it.
Pics and history here. SERIOUS offers only please to Andrew Miller (Andrews Coaches, Foxton, Cambs) tel 01223-873002 or email andrewscoaches@ aol.com (remove the space after "@") (5/17)
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)
Buses 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
Vista, 'GWV 297', OB146963, 1951.
Bedford Plaxton J2,
'ANX 202B', J2S210190562, 1964.
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. (3/17)
1947 Leyland Tiger for sale
1947 Leyland Tiger with Barnaby body for sale, fully working and in good condition. Was working until recently as a public service bus, in dry storage at Totnes, Devon. To see images Google 'Greenway Bus' and click on Images. Contact Ross on 07971-135812. (2/17)
Big Chinese Dennis Condor for sale
For sale; 1990 11m Dennis Condor / Duple Metsec double decker. 110 seats, new to China Motor Bus as DM17 passing to New World First Bus in 1998. Shipped back to the UK in 2003 for preservation. Standard Gardner 6LXCT 10.45 litre engine with Voith DIWA D851 transmission. MOT until 15 September 2017 so ready to rally.
More details here. Serious offers only invited around £10,000. Happy to answer any questions, contact by email to doublekite@ sky.com. (remove the space after "@") (2/17)
Leyland coaches for sale
Two Leyland coaches for sale in Maulden, Bedfordshire;
Leyland Tiger TL11 / Plaxton Paramount II 3500, manual gearbox, ex Armchair passenger travel, London 1986,
49 seats with toilet.
Leyland Tiger TL11 / Van Hool, manual gearbox, 57 seats, 1987, last used September 2016. Dennis Condor for sale
For more details please contact David on 07944-286678. (1/17)
Links to bus dealers, Maintenance and Parts Suppliers;
Dealers who buy / sell classic buses
Firms who maintain classic buses or supply parts
Bus wanted for preservation
Looking for a bus or coach for continued preservation. Ideally a Bristol / ECW Combination but others considered. Will look at either a project or a restored vehicle (or anything in between) - to be kept in secure undercover premises. Email oxbus2000@ yahoo.com (remove the space after "@") (7/17)
Bristol VR wanted
Bristol VR wanted for preservation (this is genuine preservation, not for export or conversion). Ideally with an MOT and ready to run, but will consider a project. Email bristolvruk@ yahoo.com (remove the space after "@") (6/17)
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)
Wanted; MCW or Optare Metrorider, anything considered. Email woodrowwp@ yahoo.co.uk (remove the space after "@") (3/17)
Double decker wanted
We are looking to buy a double decker bus (anything really) to convert it into a coffee shop. If you have something suitable please send pictures and details to alinagherasim@ hotmail.com (remove the space after "@") (1/17)
ITEMS / PARTS FOR SALE
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.
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)
Coach light fittings for sale
* Two window pillar light fittings from 1947 Duple A / Dennis Lancet coach. Fully restored and working. £70 pair.
* One "half moon" light fitting from the same coach. Restored and working. £35.
* One domed circular cab interior light. New in box. £15.
Signed-for postage and packing on each item £4. For details and photographs phone John Francis on 01487-823486 or email wellysplace@ hotmail.co.uk (remove the space after "@") (3/17)
Tilling moquette for sale
For sale; reproduced 1950s/60s Tilling moquette. Limited amount, selling fast, £600 per roll sold in full rolls only. Rolls are approx 20M in length and 1.5M wide and can be found on National Bus Company Bristol Lodekkas, Bristol VRs and many other types. Located in Shipley West Yorkshire, Contact Keith Renshaw on 01274-592702 or email renshaw221@ gmail.com (remove the space after "@") (1/17)
Various parts for sale
For sale, as I need the space. Here is a list of just some of the stuff I have to move.
* Ford R1114 engine/gearbox/dif/half shafts
* Volvo B58 engine/gearbox/prop shaft
* MCW Metroliner single deck engine/dif/half shafts
* Leyland Tiger engine (Cummins L10)
* Plaxton Supreme stainless steel headlight surrounds
From 1982 Plaxton Supreme VI: almost complete set of glass, front panel (slight damage), front bumper, grille.
All going at good prices, contact Andy Hayes, PPH Coaches, St Albans 01727-864988 or email office@ pphcoaches.com (remove the space after "@") (1/17)
ITEMS / PARTS / MANUALS / STORAGE WANTED
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 ££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)
Royal Tiger Doyen parts manual wanted
Wanted; Leyland Royal Tiger 1982-1988 Doyen parts manual. A copy or original is fine. Please contact Ashley at ashley@ midlandred.co.uk (remove the space after "@"). (2/17)
Leyland PD2 engine and axle wanted
Wanted; Leyland 600 engine for a PD2, also a complete front axle for brake parts, to help get my project up and mobile. Please contact Martin at chaplin74@ hotmail.co.uk (remove the space after "@") (2/17)
AEC differential wanted
Wanted; AEC differential to suit 1979 Reliance AH760 4.7:1 ratio. No roughness or ominous noises please! Contact 01392-218674 or email sa.delius12@ blueyonder.co.uk (remove the space after "@"). (1/17)
INFORMATION / PICTURES WANTED
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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