83 (VWM 83L)

DETAILS:

Registration:

VWM 83L

Chassis:
Number:

Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R
7204200

Body:
Number:

Alexander AL
14/2070/3

Layout:

H45/29D

New:

May 1973

Current Status:

Restored

 

History

Southport 83 is one of a batch of 10 similar vehicles delivered to Southport Corporation in 1973, it features bodywork is by Alexander with a Dual doorway layout and it has the attractive full bustle over the engine area.

83 southport livery

Southport 83 then passed to the MPTE in April 1974 when the Metropolitan areas were enlarged and it was repainted into Verona green and cream in November 1976.

It then had overhaul and upperdeck refurb (with liverpool skyline) at Edge lane in 1979 appearing in the brochure for the Big Bus Show.

When it was withdrawn it then passed to Confidence Coaches of Leicester in 1988 and numbered 18.

Appeared in BCP magazine in Jan 2001.

Purchased from Confidence by Peter Weatherby in August 2001 it was initially restored to MPTE Verona Green livery, but now it now carries its original attractive Southport Corporation livery.