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LEYLAND BUSES

LEYLAND BUSES

The Museum reached agreement with Mike Sutcliffe MBE to purchase three outstanding early Leyland buses. All three buses have been the outright Concours d’Elegance winners of the London-Brighton Historic Commercial Vehicle Run and have been authentically restored to the highest possible standard.

The three buses all have a London connection - the 1908 X-type London Central double-decker, the oldest surviving British-built bus; the 1914 LNWR 'Torpedo' charabanc (pictured here); and the 1924 LB5 'Chocolate Express'.

The Friends actively supported succesful fundraising appeals for these three acquisitions . The three buses are now in the Museum collection. The X-type double-decker is currently on display at Covent Garden. The other two vehicle are kept at the Museum's Acton Depot.

 

 

 


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