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LL718 KNG 718 BRISTOL LL5G/ECW B39R

 
    VEHICLE DETAILS
    LL718 front near
  • KNG 718

  • 1950 Bristol LL5G

  • Bodywork - ECW B39R

  • Body number - 4656

  • Chassis number - 81176

  • Engine - Gardner 5LW



LL718 front near Purchased for preservation in March 1977, this fine saloon was new to Eastern Counties in 1950 as LL718, and was operated by a Norfolk construction company after withdrawal from service by ECOC.
The bus has now been restored by the Society. This offside view was taken when the vehicle was collected from the restorers in 1999. LL718 front off
The vehicle has been restored inside and you can see from the pictures below how smart the interior is.
LL718 forward view LL718 rear view
Work involved replacing parts of the floor that had rotted, as well as repainting and recovering the interior.



    ALLOCATION HISTORY
  • 1.10.50 First licensed to Norwich

  • 31.5.58 De-licensed

  • 1.7.58 Norwich Surrey Street

  • 1.9.58 March

  • 1.10.58 Peterborough

  • 1.3.59 Norwich Surrey Street

  • early 62 Known to be at Holt

  • late 62 - 64 Known to be at Blakeney

  • 30.9.66 De-licensed

  • 1.11.66 Ipswich

  • 31.5.67 De-licensed

  • 77 Purchased by Eastern Counties Omnibus Society

Author: Richard Dixon

 

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